In the aftermath of the Chiefs' season-ending win over the San Diego Chargers, Dee Ford (- who was standing in front of his locker) was asked the most important thing he learned this season.
"Preparation," Ford said, after giving the question some thought.
Upon hearing this, defensive end Kevin Vickerson, who was standing a few feet away, turned his head.
"Long season," Vickerson said with a chuckle, causing Ford to nod.
"It's a sprint on gameday, but the season is a marathon," Ford said. "It's not going to change. What I really learned this year is my routine - just how to do it."
In the 100 days leading up to signing day 2015, RecruitingNation will be looking back at our ESPN recruiting rankings from 2006 to the present and counting down the best player of the past 10 years at each ranking position, No. 100 to No. 1.
For bad Chiefs drafts in the last 20 or so years, 2001 and 2002 are tough to beat. The Chiefs received nobody with lasting value from those drafts. The best player they drafted in those two years was linebacker Scott Fujita and his better NFL seasons happened after he left the Chiefs. The Chiefs traded one first-, one second- and two third-round picks from those drafts and that certainly didn't help. But the Chiefs were so bad in the late '90s in part because they failed miserably in those two drafts.
Morning kickoff from The Bismark Tribune
Mike Mercer of the Kansas City Chiefs kicked the first field goal in a Super Bowl. Mercer connected from 31 yards out in the second quarter of Super Bowl I against Green Bay.
Sinatra tribute has strong Sands flavor from The Las Vegas Review-Journal
Four-time Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles of the Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo, among a group at Tao (The Venetian) on Thursday
Countdown to Super Bowl XLIX: A game-by-game guide to the NFL's showcase game from The NY Daily News
Super Bowl IV: Kansas City Chiefs 23, Minnesota Vikings 7 (New Orleans)
MVP: Len Dawson, QB, Kansas City
The Kansas City Chiefs, patsies in the AFL's first Super Bowl failure three years ago, got hunk with the proud old NFL and the latest of its unbeatable champions today by humiliating the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7, top win the championship of pro football before a crowd of 80,997 at the Sugar Bowl. |READ FULL DAILY NEWS RECAP