Early last week, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was casually watching a football game in which he saw the quarterback take off and scramble. For a fleeting moment, it felt like a shot to the gut. "I’m like gah, I think I have like zero rushing yards in three games," said Smith, who actually had 14. "In three games, I’ve got like nothing. … I’m like bummed, I can’t believe that in three games I feel like I’ve been shut out."
The Chiefs general manager had to like where Moore played college football—the University of Connecticut. Dorsey played college football at Connecticut from 1981 to 1984, and the two former Huskies now unite in Kansas City.
"Braden’s Hope for Childhood Cancer" is a non-profit foundation named after Braden Hofen, an 8-year-old courageous warrior who’s fought relapsing neuroblastoma and a form of secondary leukemia caused by the treatments to save his life. "Braden was diagnosed with cancer when he was three. It relapsed when he was about 5 years old and when that happened, three months later I found out that I had breast cancer," Braden’s mother, Deliece Hofen, said. "I had all of these targeted therapies for my cancer and all of this hope for me, and Braden had less than a 10 percent chance for survival.
The Chiefs still have not said whether or not they reached out to the victim. However, Chiefs president Mark Donovan says meetings have taken place in the last few months between the team and area domestic violence agencies. "We wanted to create awareness where we could, of all of their programs, but also try to make sure that whatever we do with them is something that will impact them all," says Donovan. But nothing concrete has been worked out.
What is going on with this team? At the beginning of the season, even without star running back Jamaal Charles, and all-pro linebacker Justin Houston, this team was set to go places. Quarterback Alex Smith was looking to ditch his "captain check-down" nickname. The defense was poised to show what it can do even when down a few key players. This was (is) a team that was meant to go deeper into the postseason. So what happened?