Chiefs Single-Game Tickets on Sale Friday from The Mothership
Single-game and group tickets for all 2015 Kansas City Chiefs home games go on sale Friday, April 24. Sale times vary for Jackson County Taxpayers, Chiefs Season Ticket Members and the general public.
In continuation of the team's long-standing policy, the taxpayers of Jackson County, Missouri, will receive first priority to purchase single-game tickets for the 2015 season on Friday, April 24 at 8 a.m. Jackson County taxpayers purchasing tickets must come to the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office and have one form of identification that includes a photo of the purchaser and a personal 2014 Jackson County, Missouri, property tax receipt.
"Engaging and rewarding our fan base continues to be an emphasis for the entire organization," Chiefs President Mark Donovan said. "The Chiefs Kingdom Rewards platform was introduced two years ago to benefit our Season Ticket Members, and we have seen tremendous growth and success. While our Season Ticket Members will still enjoy exclusive benefits, our goal has always been to open this rewards program to all fans, and we are happy to be able to do that today."
With Chiefs Kingdom Rewards, all fans, including Season Ticket Members and non-Season Ticket Members alike, will have the opportunity to earn rewards points for simply being a fan. Point-earning opportunities include watching Chiefs programs and games, attending special events such as Chiefs Training Camp presented by Mosaic Life Care, reading select articles, attending games at Arrowhead, purchasing tickets, concessions or merchandise and much more. As more points are accumulated, fans will have the ability to move up the rankings from ‘Starter' to ‘Hall of Fame Member' to access a larger variety of daily prizes and benefits, including earlier presale opportunities.
Chiefs Strength and Conditioning Coach: "Our Season Started Monday" from The Mothership
After a couple days of workouts, Rubin is comfortable with what he's seen from the players.
"I'm very happy with them," Rubin said. "You can tell that most of them have been working. We had like 15 guys that were coming in (during the offseason) and they did a great job. But you could tell as a whole, they're ready to go.
"I'm very pleased after a couple of days."
The commitment by the players coming to the offseason workouts in a good spot physically should be expected of a team looking to build upon the franchise's first back-to-back winning seasons in almost a decade.
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Eric Kushis preparing no different than he would for any other year.
Even as reporters pointed out that Kush is currently the only center on the roster, he said his training entering the year has not changed.
"There actually is no difference," he explained. "Every time you go through this thing you've got to prepare like you're going to start anyway. Like last season, anything could have happened with injuries and stuff like that. So every day, every offseason, even every week through the season you prepare like nothing is different. You've got to be ready 24/7."
Jeremy Maclin and the Chiefs Stop By The Children's Place from The Mothership
When you walk into The Children's Place in Kansas City, one of the first things you see is the vision of the organization imprinted on the wall.
"Enabling the very youngest survivors of child abuse, neglect and trauma to function and thrive in their communities."
It's actually a perfect placement because in one simple description, it tells the story of whom you're about to see, what they've gone through and where they are going.
No child is older than six, but each of them has experienced hardship in his or her life at way too young of an age and is in the process of getting better.
"What we try to do here is keep teaching them is the way they lived—being abused or being neglected—isn't normal," Roxane Hill, The Children's Place vice president of development and communications, explained. "There are a lot of grownups in their world that can keep them safe, so by continuing to expose them to different adults and different situations coming from different walks of life, it's just adding to that."
2015 NFL Draft: Intriguing Defensive Linemen to Watch from The Mothership
USC's Leonard Williams
Williams is the top-rated defensive tackle in this draft.
He's projected by most as a top-five pick after showing an elite combination of size and athleticism during his time at USC. He's 6-foot-5, 302 pounds and finished last season with 80 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, one interception and forced three fumbles.
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He was mercurial, yet real. Drifting one second, a focus of steel the next. A man of many shades, most of them gray. We claim to know Dwayne Bowe, and yet we sort of ... don't.
On Tuesday he sends out a playful -- perhaps baiting, perhaps not -- tweet referencing his new team (the Cleveland Browns) and its 2015 visit to his old (the Kansas City Chiefs):
That same day, he flies back to Kansas City to personally pay his respects to a beloved fan, the late Betty Johnson, an 86-year-old season-ticket holder known to the players as "Grandma."
"John is relentless," Reid said. "He is going to grind, grind, grind and I will put him up against anybody in that area. He makes sure every stone has been turned. He does a good job with that."
It's Dorsey's call, but Reid has plenty of input.
"John will give X numbers of players to each coach on the staff to get their evaluation back," Reid said. "I'll have an opportunity to watch all of the guys at whatever pace I choose to watch it at. John keeps me abreast of it before I watch the players of what I am looking at and getting into."
Fixing a porous offensive line was another focus for the Chiefs. Starting guardsZach Fulton and Mike McGlynn were two of the lowest-rated players at those positions by Pro Football Focus and Chiefs quarterbacks were sacked 49 times, or more than three times a game.
The Chiefs traded with the New Orleans Saints for one guard, former Pro Bowl pick Ben Grubbs. They signed another, Paul Fanaika, as a free agent from theArizona Cardinals. They are the presumed starters.
"All along, we've known we had a couple cracks in the foundation last year and we've always wanted to strengthen the foundation,'' general manager John Dorsey said.
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TOP 3 NEEDS GOING INTO THE DRAFT
1. Interior offensive line: The left guard spot was the weakness of the Chiefs' offensive line in the 2014 season, and right guard was also a problem area. Guard has been addressed in free agency with the signing of Paul Fanaika and in a trade for Ben Grubbs. But the departure of center Rodney Hudson to Oakland leaves a void. Whether it's center or guard, the Chiefs need help inside.
Chief options: LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins and Miami offensive lineman Ereck Flowersare two strong possibilities for the Kansas City Chiefs with the No. 18 pick. Both have needs at both tackle and guard, and both prospects can play either position.
Chiefs visit post for NFL Play 60 event from The Fort Leavenworth Lamp
Kindergarten through sixth-grade students from Bradley, MacArthur and Eisenhower elementary schools were randomly selected to participate in a workout with professional football players April 21 at Patton Junior High. Five players from the Kansas City Chiefs led the event, which was part of the NFL Play 60 initiative. This campaign focuses on increasing wellness in children by promoting being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
State senator holding NFL Draft-themed fundraiser from Crain's Chicago Business
State Sen. Napoleon Harris, D-Harvey, plans to watch the first round of next week's NFL Draft with a group of his political supporters in a move to bulk up his campaign chest...
...The former Northwestern standout was selected in the first round of the 2002 NFL Draft by the Oakland Raiders before playing seven seasons in the league for the Raiders, Minnesota Vikings and Kansas City Chiefs.
NFL Mock Draft 2015 (First Round) from The Huffington Post
18. Kansas City Chiefs: Cameron Erving (C, Florida State)
Last year's 6th round pick Eric Kush is the only center on the Chiefs roster, and Erving would likely be a major talent upgrade at the position. Since the team relies heavily on Jamaal Charles, it's imperative that Andy Reid finds a replacement for last year's starter Rodney Hudson, who left in free agency.
Former pro football player Tyler Palko to wave green flag for 5K for domestic violence prevention from Lee's Summit Journal
Former KC Chiefs quarterback Tyler Palko will wave the green flag to start the second annual Race4 Domestic Violence Prevention (Race4DVP) 5K run/walk.
Lee's Summit-based Race4DVP was formed in 2012. The mission is to be a resource for community outreach, awareness and education. The organization seeks to play a significant role in eradicating domestic violence by providing program funding to domestic violence agencies and educating people who attend auto racing events. The organization is an Allied Organization of the NO MORE movement.
The event will be held on May 2 at Wyandotte County Park, west of the Kansas Speedway. The 5K will start at 8 a.m.; check-in begins at 7 a.m.
Tom Brady blows off Patriots' visit to White House from The NY Post
Brady won't be the first Bostonian to show such presidential disrespect...
...Or maybe Brady has a long memory and recalled the ribbing he took in January from White House press secretary Josh Earnest.
Earnest, a diehard Kansas City Chiefs fan, mocked Brady's mealy-mouthed defense of Deflategate — when the Patriots were busted for using under-inflated, easy-to-grab footballs.
"For years, it's been clear that there is no risk that I was going to take Tom Brady's job as quarterback of the New England Patriots," Earnest joked. "But I can tell you that as of today, it's pretty clear that there's no risk of him taking my job either."
Ex-Mustang Cyril Lemon is preparing for big career day: NFL Draft from The River Cities Sunday Tribune
Lemon said he was disappointed with the results of the bench press portion, adding that he hit 20 in workouts. He had also previously leapt as high as 27 inches in the vertical jump.
The lineman drills simulate situations players face during a game.
Afterward, Lemon said he visited with NFL scouts for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Green Bay Packers. Those conversations were about what Lemon does when he's not practicing or in class. He took that as a good sign since not all scouts talk to players.
"They know everything about you before they ask you anything really," he said. "It's to make sure what they have is the truth. They know you before you meet them. They ask you everything to make sure the information is correct."