Behind the Lens: Patriotism at Arrowhead Stadium from The Mothership
Arrowhead Stadium Once Again Named the Loudest Stadium in the World
Date: September 29, 2014
Model: Canon EOS-1D X
Focal Length: 15
Exposure Time: 1/250
Taken by: Chris Donahue
Sanders' comments: "I knew that we were going to have a large flag that night, so I positioned one of my photographers, Chris Donahue, in the middle of the upper deck.
"I told him I would really like him to be at the 50-yard line. I knew we were going to have the red and white fireworks at the scoreboard, so I set him up in a spot where he would have the proper angle and let that flag fill the field with the fireworks and being able to see both ends, I just thought it would make a very dramatic picture and it did. It was one of my favorite pictures that was shot in 2014.
"It's the Patriots and this is a very Patriotic-type picture. A big Monday night, a big win for our organization and when we bring the big flag out and you have the fireworks, it really gets the fans pumped and then to go on and set the sound record for the loudest stadium in the world was tremendous."
RB Jamaal Charles Breaks the Top 15 on the "NFL Top 100" Player Rankings from The Mothership
On Thursday night, the league's network revealed numbers 20 to 11.
Running back Jamaal Charles, who as of last year (2014) is the Chiefs franchise leader in yards rushing, came in at 12th on this year's list.
Chapter Four: The Chiefs Address a "Need" from The Mothership
By 1979 the Chiefs were talking publicly about the need for a "quarterback of the future", or the team's front office was. Marv Levy, the head coach, believed the team had more pressing needs.
Lamar Hunt was deeply disturbed about the team's play at quarterback. But going into the 1979 draft, the Chiefs priority, according to Levy anyway, was defense and the team's scouting department had identified Tom Cousineau, the Ohio State linebacker, and Mike Bell, a nose tackle out of Colorado State, as the two stars of the draft.
Hunt, never a meddler, had reconciled himself that Bell was the right pick, but he continued to be openly concerned about the franchise's play at quarterback and he had allies in team president Jack Steadman and GM Jim Schaaf. Steadman had met with Schaaf and Levy at the conclusion of the previous season and told them that "as an organization the most crucial problem we had to solve before we went to [training camp] was to find our quarterback of the future." Steadman wanted to start developing a young quarterback now while Livingston still had something left.
Adam Teicher, Kansas City Chiefs: Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton does a good job with game plans and making adjustments during games. But the Chiefs have been among the league's best teams in the kicking game during the past two seasons. For that, I credit special teams coordinator Dave Toub. Among Toub's many successes with the Chiefs is the development of Knile Davis as a kickoff return specialist.
Tamba Hali works out with blackbelts to prepare for 2015 from FOX Sports
No. 91 credits Jiu-Jitsu training for his stellar pass-rushing career. He's used it every offseason since 2007 to hone his rushing moves and for better hand placement.
Also in the video: Third-year Chiefs OLB Josh Martin. This is the third year Martin joined Hali at the Gracie Academy to train.
Chargers' Antonio Gates, 2 other players each get 4-game NFL suspensions from Bakersfield Now
Three-time All-Pro tight end Antonio Gates of San Diego will be suspended the first four games of the 2015 season along with New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson and Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain for violating NFL drug policies.
Gates' suspension is over the league's ban on performance-enhancing drugs, while Richardson and McClain will be sidelined under the substance abuse policy.
NFL Over/Under: Are early drafters overreaching for Randle? from Yahoo! Sports
Travis Kelce, who played on only 66 percent of KC snaps last year, receiving yards in what should be an expanded role 774.5.
Andy - UNDER. There's no profit to be found with Kelce ... none. His quarterback situation is disastrous, and the hype here is absurd. Even if he reaches this good-not-great yardage total, he's not the primary option near the goal line.
Brad - OVER. This offseason Kelce prepped his body for what's expected to be a rigorous workload. His increased bulk, open-field shiftiness, vertical speed and blocking ability should have him on the field 75-80 percent of the time. On some 7-8 targets per game, I expect him to sail past the proposed number, especially with Jeremy Maclin wearing red.
4. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs - Week 1 (Home) - After microfracture surgery ended his rookie campaign in 2013, Kelce bounced back with a banner season in 2014. He's one of the more complete tight ends in the AFC and will be two years removed from his injury in 2013. He's going to be a tough matchup in the opener, to say the least.
Key Stat: Kelce had three seven reception games as, essentially, a first-year player in 2014.
Mr Irresistible: ELLE Meets Paul Rudd from Elle UK
An excellent comic actor and a man who roots for the underdog, Rudd is famous for masterfully realising slightly tortured, yet ultimately loveable, misfits on-screen (seeClueless, Friends, Anchorman). Off screen, he harbours a fondness for insects and supports the Kansas City Chiefs (an American football team from his home town who haven't won a game in decades).