On verge of first Super Bowl, Jared Allen now looks back fondly on his time with Chiefs from The Kansas City Star
But looking back, yes, he could have seen himself playing in Kansas City for the duration of his career.
"A hundred percent, yeah, although they went to a 3-4 so they might have gotten rid of me eventually," Allen joked with a hearty laugh. "Tamba (Hali) and Justin Houston are doing alright. They did OK (without me)."
Allen then reminisced about how great it was to drive into Arrowhead Stadium on gameday, when he'd take I-435 from his Overland Park home and immediately be greeted by the smell of football.
"Man, Kansas City was great, man â those fans down there were always (great)," Allen said. "I still remember everyday, pulling in and I could just smell that barbecue on the way to that stadium, man ... you could just smell those coals burning and you knew it was time to rock. It's pretty special."
The Kansas City Chiefs are scheduled to have 15 unrestricted free agents. I'm beginning a list of how those players might rank in terms of attractiveness to other teams if indeed they become free agents. This list includes players ranked from 11 to 15. Look for later rankings of Nos. 6 to 10 and 1 to 5.
Chiefs maintain ‘solid dialogue' with pending free agent Jaye Howard from The Kansas City Star
The Chiefs began contract talks with Jaye Howard in November, and it appears those talks have not stalled, as the team has maintained "solid dialogue" with him, a source told The Star.
The source added that Howard's future with the club remains a "fluid" situation.
Howard, who is listed at 6 feet 3, bulked up to 320 pounds last offseason and proceeded to have a breakout season in a contract year for the Chiefs in 2015, as he posted career highs in tackles (57) and sacks (5 1/2) and 16 games (13 starts).
Chiefs' Kelce scores two TDs, catches nine balls in Pro Bowl from The Associated Press via FS Kansas City
Kelce caught the second of his two TDs on a 10-yard pass from Oakland's Derek Carr to cut Team Rice's deficit to 21-14. The Chiefs star, who signed a five-year, $46 million contract extension on Friday, finished with a game-high nine catches for 91 yards.
Chiefs' Travis Kelce promotes financial literacy during visit to Turner High School from The Kansas City Star
The game, which was called Financial Football, pitted two NFL teams against each other on a projection screen, with the outcome of each play dependent on students answering financial questions correctly. Kelce was in attendance along with Kansas State Treasurer Ron Estes for the event, which was sponsored by Commerce Bank and Visa.
"It was fun for me to come out here and relate with the kids and have fun playing the game," Kelce said,
Kelce even offered them advice, warning them about the time he failed to pay a college cable bill with his college scholarship check, a decision that adversely affected his credit years later.
Kyle Love sees similarities between Panthers and Chiefs from The Kansas City Star
Carolina defensive tackle Kyle Love has been a bit of a football nomad; during his six years in the league, he's played for four teams - including the Chiefs, twice.
But Love, 29, has found a home in Carolina, and he says the Panthers' sense of unity is similar to what he felt in Kansas City.
"When you have that, it means so much more," Love said. "It's definitely a difference, and when I was in Kansas City, I did feel the same vibe. Like, I can remember plenty of times where we were all at Dontari Poe's house, hanging, barbecuing, all that good stuff. So they had that same formula."
In the first Super Bowl, six former Alabama high school football stars were on the rosters as the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 on Jan. 15, 1967. No Super Bowl since has had more.
But Sunday's Super Bowl 50 will...
...Two of the state players from the first Super Bowl are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame - Green Bay quarterback Bart Starr of Sidney Lanier in Montgomery and Kansas City defensive tackle Buck Buchanan of Parker in Birmingham. The other players from the state in Super Bowl I played for the Chiefs -- center Wayne Frazier of Hillcrest in Evergreen, offensive tackle Dave Hill and safety Bobby Hunt of Lanett and punter Jerrel Wilson of Murphy in Mobile.
Jacobs: Remembering the first ‘Super Bowl,' in living color from The News & Observer
A 25-inch RCA Victor color console cost $300-400. To get the TV in time for the Super Bowl I contributed about a third of the purchase price. My modest savings had been accumulated in dribs and drabs by selling customized greeting cards and magazine subscriptions door to door in my neighborhood. I also mowed lawns, raked leaves, shoveled snow. Occasionally I traveled to nearby New York City to perform make-work assignments at my grandfather's mattress factory.
I was willing to pay to see a color version of my new favorite show, "Star Trek," which imagined an ongoing voyage to a "final frontier" in outer space before Americans had even landed on the moon. Most of all, though, I wanted the pleasure of watching the best team from the American Football League, whomever that was, prove its supremacy over any team from the National Football League on a neutral playing field.
Kansas City Chiefs: Tight end Travis Kelce isn't afraid to engage in a war of words, or even gestures. He had an exchange with New England quarterback Tom Brady before the recent playoff game against the Patriots. Kelce also made an obscene gesture toward Denver's Von Miller after a roughing-the-passer penalty on the Broncos star during a 2014 game. Kelce was fined $11,025 by the NFL for the gesture. -- Adam Teicher
But Chiefs running backs coach Eric Bieniemy, a former Bengal who is coaching the Rices this week with the rest of Andy Reid's Kansas City staff, says he'll make sure Peerman gets some touches as a running back. It will be recalled that Bieniemy, a special teams titan himself, still holds the Bengals record for the longest kick return ever on a 102-yarder in Giants Stadium in 1997.
"I told Cedric we've got to get him in the game," Bieniemy said this week. "I know Cedric can play running back. And I can understand because we fall in the same category. He's obviously excelled on special teams and everybody forgets he can play running back."
Saskatoon clothing company makes it to the Super Bowl from CBC News
The company has been around for 29 years and has only been involved in creating cheerleader clothing for the past seven.
"It's really become our niche market," said Wills.
"All of the designs are our own unique design that we create for all of our clients," said Wills.
The trophies Editor comeback of the year from TouchdownATCU.com [translated from the original French]
Eric Berry (S, Chiefs): 11 votes
Back from cancer is a victory in itself. Do it and become undisputed holder in one of the best defenses in the league deserves this trophy. (Benoit Jamet)
On paper, Carson Palmer and Adrian Peterson could also have won this award but they are also no income far (besides Peterson returned from a suspension). Victim of a lymphatic cancer a year ago, Berry managed to beat his illness and then make a very good year with the Chiefs. Symbol of renewal Kansas City after a difficult start to the season, the safety ended the year 2015 with 61 tackles, 10 passes defended, 2 steals and a nomination to the Pro Bowl bonus. (Nicolas Meichel)