From undrafted free agent to the practice squad and then a starter with a contract extension all within the span of a year, West was excited to commit to staying with the team that first gave him an opportunity to pursue his dream.
"I told them I just want to play football," West said at the time of his extension. "I'm not a person out looking for money. That's not what this thing is about. I'm just happy to still be in that same room and the same team with my brothers, man, and that's all I've really been worried about. I want to stay a Chief for life.
"The day that I start playing this game for money is the day that I need to go home. You all see me out there having fun. I still see the game as a game, and I like to have fun. When it starts to become a business like that, that's when stuff starts to go wrong in my eyes."
Here are the results:
• 1994 Week 7 - Chiefs vs. Broncos (43%) - Montana Magic beats Elway.
• 2015 AFC Wild Card - Chiefs vs. Texans (28%) - Chiefs shutout Texans in playoffs.
• 1993 AFC Division Playoff - Chiefs vs. Oilers (13%) - Joe Montana and Marcus Allen lead big road upset win over Oilers.
The full network broadcasts of all three games listed will be uploaded to YouTube this August in conjunction with the start of the NFL preseason.
These teams have had more than 50 seasons to hate on each other, so all of the rivalries are special. Picking one above the others is like picking a favorite child. They're all good in their own way. The Chiefs and Raiders were the titans of the AFL in its final years, so historically that rivalry has the edge. But Denver is the five-time defending division champion, so any discussion about the hottest of the modern rivalries has to include the Broncos.
In Someone Else's Skin: NFL Considers VR To Give Players Empathy Training from The Post Game
The NFL declined to make its executives available for interview, but such therapy could have particular meaning for the league, considering its off-the-field issues, particularly the high-profile domestic abuse cases of Greg Hardy, Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice.
The Chiefs drew criticism for drafting Tyreek Hill, who pled guilty in 2015 to punching and choking his pregnant girlfriend while at Oklahoma State, in the fifth round this year.
This cutting-edge virtual reality technology could help with NFL player treatment and assessment. And it could extend to coaches, front-office executives and league personnel.
Note: I included this article because it reminded me of something I recently saw about the Chiefs not allowing drop off service from ride sharing and eliminating a shuttle service. I'll try to find that article and post it in the comments. It might bear watching.
Last week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Braves had quietly asked for and received new traffic ordinances from Cobb County lawmakers. The Accessory Special Event Parking rule, which is among those edicts, bans all privately owned parking lots near the team's new stadium from operating on game days when it opens next season.
There will be no public transportation to the stadium, so people will have to drive, and park, and the rule effectively stipulates that only the team can make money on parking. The AJC story held that the there was "no public discussion of the parking ordinance beyond the title being read into the record."
The Braves issued a statement saying that they'd asked for the statutory parking monopoly for "the safety of the fans."
INDIO: Ex-Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver arrested in insurance fraud scheme from The Press-Enterprise
Former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jeffery Leon Webb, 34, was arrested Tuesday, June 28, on suspicion of staging car crashes in insurance fraud schemes in 2012 and 2013.
Webb, who lives in Indio, was identified as the "ringleader" in the schemes, which involved eight other people - including some ex-San Diego State football players - according to a California Department of Insurance news release. The total loss in the crashes was estimated at $139,000, the news release said.
Eatonton hosts Arians' charity golf event from The Macon Telegraph
Former Georgia quarterback and current Kansas City Chiefs backup Aaron Murray said he brought a lot of golf balls with him to ensure he had enough for his round.
The Arians Family Foundation hosted its annual golf classic Wednesday morning.
NFL Quarterback Tyler Bray visits Kingsburg from The Hanford Sentinel
Seventy-five youth football players gathered at Kingsburg High School on June 30 to learn from Tyler Bray, a former Kingsburg football player and current NFL quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.
The children, ages 6-13, engaged in various drills designed to teach hitting, catching, throwing and running. Forty-five members of Kingsburg High's varsity team, led by head coach David Wilson, joined Bray to instruct the kids. Although the camp has been held at Kingsburg for more than ten years, this was only Bray's second year leading the camp.
PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS BY GWEN DERU from The Birmingham Times
5th ANNUAL NEXT LEVEL FOOTBALL CAMP - Join former NFL player Jeremy Towns and Nick Williams of the Kansas City Chiefs with other notables, July 15th at Legion Field, for ages 8-17.