The Chiefs, however, said in a statement that their agreement with the Missouri National Guard was about advertising and not tributes to service members. A request for comment from the Guard was not returned. "The Kansas City Chiefs had a partnership with the Missouri National Guard in 2011," the team’s statement said. "The agreement was for one year and was strictly for promotional and advertising elements." The National Guard paid NFL teams $5.6 million in 2013 and 2014, according to the Los Angeles Times, and this year it is paying $4.1 million for sporting event advertising, including $1.2 million to NFL teams. The Chiefs’ agreement with the Missouri Guard was only for 2011.
As he sits back in his office chair with the usual smile those who have spent any time around him have become accustomed to, Kansas City Chiefs assistant head coach David Culley opens up about a coaching career that has been anything but a straight path. Culley has spent 22 years in the NFL and currently coaches the receivers in Kansas City. Before joining the NFL ranks, Culley spent 16 years at the collegiate level. Altogether, Culley has made 12 different stops in his 38-year coaching career.
If left tackle Eric Fisher is ever going to become the player the Chiefs envision, this would most likely be the season it happens. Fisher recently said he’s been able to get much stronger and mold his body the way he wanted during his first full injury- and rehab-free offseason with the Chiefs. He had surgery to repair a balky shoulder last offseason and wasn’t able to lift weights as he needed to.
The biggest name among those 10 was Mississippi State University cornerback Justin Cox. Before he was kicked off the team back on November 21st when he was arrested and charged with domestic violence. He played both safety and cornerback during his college career at East Mississippi Community College and Miss. State. Also part of the group is defensive lineman David Irving, who was kicked off the Iowa State University football team last April after he was arrested in two different incidents including a domestic violence case. He’s quite a physical specimen, standing just a tick under 6-8, weighing 273 pounds and he runs the 40-yard dash in 4.84 seconds with a 38-inch vertical jump.
Altogether, the Chiefs’ undrafted free agent class is balanced. The Chiefs signed five defensive players, five offensive players, and one specialist in the class.
Eastern Illinois may be a small school, but it's pretty well represented in the NFL — and not just by Romo. Super Bowl-winning head coaches Sean Payton (New Orleans Saints) and Mike Shanahan (Denver Broncos), as well as Kansas City Chiefs assistant coach Brad Childress, all went there. That network may be valuable if he performs well and becomes in demand as a starter.
ESPN announced Tuesday they will again televise a Wild Card playoff game during the 2015-16 season. The game, as well as ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown pre-game show, will also be simulcast on ABC for the first time. This season's NFL Wild Card Weekend is January 9-10, 2016.
"I'm just excited to see him get an opportunity," Henson told FOXSportsKansasCity.com this week. "Because he's a guy that I always felt was undervalued. He was a better player than people kind of gave him credit for." In Columbia, Justin Britt was the sleeping giant; Max Copeland, the philosopher in Hell's Angels' clothing; Evan Boehm, the glue. But Morse was the George Harrison of those great Mizzou offensive lines of recent vintage, the quiet Beatle with the big heart.
For the Chiefs to win the AFC West and make a run at the Super Bowl, I believe Smith needs a career year, but nothing insane. I’m thinking somewhere around 3,700 yards with 27 touchdowns and less than 12 interceptions. Above all, I want to see that turnover number staying low. With a defense like Kansas City’s, don’t give any team a short field to work with. Smith is typically excellent in this portion of the game.
Kona Schwenke is another one of Seattle's defensive-line-to-offensive-line projects, and Tom Cable singled him out on Sunday as one of the impressive players in camp. He was a defensive lineman for the Fighting Irish and spent time with the Chiefs, Jets, Patriots, and Raiders last year before landing a tryout on the offensive line in Seattle. He's listed at 6'4, 297 pounds.
The Pederson surname is one that’s familiar to ULM fans. Her father Craig Pederson was a four-year letterman from 1989-92. Most will remember her famous uncle Doug Pederson, a former ULM quarterback who went on to backup Brett Favre with the Green Bay Packers and is now the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs.