A LIFE OF FAMILY, FOOTBALL AND FRIENDSHIPS: THE ANDY REID STORY from The Mothership
The early mornings at the office were a way for Reid to get some work done, but then get home to spend some quality time with his family before their day got started, even though his had already been going for four hours.
In this way, he wouldn't fall behind in either of his duties - helping scheme ways for his old friend, Mike Holmgren, to find success on offense, while also staying true to his most important job - being a father.
It's a balance he and Tammy have worked on together as a football family for the last 34 years, and through all of those years, the foundation of family, friendship and respect for those who have helped them along the way has always grounded the two through a life in the spotlight.
Where Does Eric Berry Rank Among the NFL's Best Safeties? from The Mothership
First, he beat cancer.
Then, he stepped on the field at training camp less than a year removed from his initial diagnosis.
Then, he played well enough to be named a first-team All-Pro.
Then, he was named the NFL's AP Comeback Player of the Year.
Now, Bleacher Report's Matt Miller ranks him as the best strong safety in the NFL.
Five Things to Know About LB Tautvydas Kieras from The Mothership
4. The first of many
After signing with the Chiefs, Kieras became the first Lithuanian to sign to an NFL team. There has been record of other players of Lithuanian descent, however, Kieras would be the first player as a Lithuania native.
Chiefs.com Photo Gallery: 2016 Chiefs Cheerleader Roster
Chiefs appeal ruling that they tampered with Jeremy Maclin from The Kansas City Star
The Chiefs had five days to appeal the decision in writing, which they did. And it appeared to be an easy decision, too, as Hunt, 51, was asked whether he quizzed more senior owners than himself â like say, New England's Bob Kraft, who has sparred with the league over Deflategate for the last year - for advice before proceeding.
"In this particular situation, it wasn't something that I felt I needed to seek someone else's counsel," Hunt said. "Those situations, referring specifically to the Patriots, are very, very different than this situation. I'm lucky to have a great staff ... who is able to help us think through what we needed to do."
Chiefs appeal punishment for improper contact with Jeremy Maclin from Chiefs Digest
The league's punishment, which was announced on March 9, surrounds a ruling that the Chiefs had improper contact with wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, who was then under contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, during the open-negotiating period before the start of the NFL's new calendar year in March 2015.
Teams are allowed to contact and enter into negotiations with the agents of pending free agents during that window, which was a three-day period last year, but direct contact with a player is prohibited.
The Chiefs have not denied directly communicating with Maclin during a period when such contact is against NFL rules.
Clark Hunt eager to see how Chiefs' proposed rule changes play out from The Kansas City Star
Hunt said he asked general manager John Dorsey and coach Andy Reid a few months ago if they had anything they wanted to suggest this year.
"They talked it over and they came back with these two that they felt strongest about, and they explained their thoughts on it to me and it makes a lot of sense," Hunt said. "So we've got it in there; let's see how they fare."
The NFL is considering a proposal that would disqualify a player who is penalized twice in a game for certain types of unsportsmanlike conduct flags.
The Kansas City Chiefs would have lost nobody had such a rule been in effect in 2015. The Chiefs were penalized four times last season, but those infractions were committed in different games and by different players.
Chiefs interested in making another overseas trip from The Kansas City Star
"The NFL is going to expand its international series, playing more games in London, perhaps playing a game in Mexico or elsewhere," Hunt said. "And certainly, I would expect at some point that the Chiefs will be a team that plays in one of those games. But it will be an away game as opposed to a home game."
Chiefs appealing league penalties from tampering charges from ProFootballTalk
Hunt has insisted that coach Andy Reid and General Manager John Dorsey have his full support, which they should based on results on the field, tampering notwithstanding.
NFL's international committee confirms interest in staging game in China from The Toronto Sun
Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is chairman of the league's international committee. In an interview he confirmed the NFL is working on plans to stage games in China and Germany, if not the calendar specifics reported by Fox and NFL Network.
"They're both markets that the league is interested in," Hunt said. "There's nothing definitive in either market, but the league is working on both opportunities -- not for 2016. Obviously they would be down the road."
Westbrook senior top UMaine prospect for NFL scouts at ‘Pro Day' from The Bangor Daily News
Representatives of the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets, San Francisco 49ers and the Oakland Raiders were in attendance to gauge the Black Bears' size, strength, speed, agility and coachability.
The field at NRG Stadium has long been derided as arguably the worst in the NFL. The Kansas City Chiefs complained about the status of the field before their Week 1 game against the Texans last season.
Mock draft 4.0: Post-free agency from The Shreveport Times
28. Kansas City Chiefs - William Jackson III, CB, Houston: A tall (6-0), physical player who could step right into the starting spot vacated when Sean Smith signed with the Raiders.
Chiefs safety Eric Berry talks personal style, cancer battle at Ed Block Courage Awards from The Baltimore Sun
"I just want to be the best Eric I can be every day. If you just go every day with being the best person you can be, I feel like you're accomplishing something," he said. "When you go through certain things, you understand it's not about outside factors. The real battle - it comes from within. You take that battle and you conquer things within you, then you realize that nothing outside of you really matters because there's nothing inside of you that can stop you."
Berry said being voted his team's recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award, as well as spending the weekend in Baltimore interacting with kids at a recreation center and a center that helps children with emotional and behavioral needs, confirmed that renewed mission in life.
"No offer pulled," Brown said Monday at the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton, Fla.
Asked to elaborate on what happened during the talks involving Schwartz, Brown said, "I think enough has been said about it. I think a lot of players left their teams. I've seen a lot of their agents mouth off in the media, and I'll just leave it at that."
Schwartz's brother and fellow NFL offensive lineman Geoff seemed to allude to the Browns yanking their offer when he tweeted the following after Mitchell had reached an agreement with the Chiefs: "So proud of my brother, @MitchSchwartz72 on his deal with the @Chiefs! Went through some nonsense today, and ended up in a great spot."
28. Kansas City Chiefs
William Jackson, CB, Houston: With Sean Smith signing with the Raiders, the Chiefs will be open to drafting a cornerback in the early rounds. With his size, speed and press-man skills, Jackson fits the mold for what Kansas City seeks at the position.
Pressure mounts on controversially-named sports franchises from The Varsity
When we consider that these logos and names are not only representative of the teams, but entire cities across North America, the concern broadens.
The NHL's Chicago Blackhawks, the MLB's Cleveland Indians, and the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs and Washington Redskins are among the highest profile targets of public outrage. In addition to the inappropriate names, the teams logos heighten the organizations' offense.