“We’ve got T.K., the freak,” said defensive lineman Chris Jones, who proceeded to call Kpassagnon a more athletic version of himself.
When told of the remark Tuesday, Kpassagnon grinned sheepishly.
“Yeah, I didn’t hear that but that sounds like something Chris would say,” Kpassagnon said. “That’s an honor.”
Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt addressed the media after practice and the first question he received was about the player who seems to be foremost in the minds of Chiefs’ fans — rookie quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
“I thought he’s had a very good training camp, obviously showed well in the game last week,” Hunt said.
Chesney recently showed his love for Arrowhead as he used it as the cover artwork for his new album “Live in No Shoes Nation,” which features a sell out Kansas City crowd belting out his biggest hits while he dons a Kansas City Chiefs t-shirt.
Romo will make his analyst debut on Aug. 25 when Kansas City plays at Seattle in the preseason.
Romo will not call a Dallas Cowboys game until Nov. 5 at the earliest when the Kansas City Chiefs visit AT&T Stadium. If CBS doesn’t put that as the top game, Romo’s debut on a Cowboys telecast will come on Thanksgiving when they take on the San Diego Chargers.
“CJ Spiller has been an unbelievable surprise,” Bieniemy said. “He has been healthy. If you haven’t noticed, he is pretty fast. He is pretty fast, pretty explosive. He does a great job in the run game. He has been doing a great job picking up the offense and I cannot complain.”
“We know that we're a connected city, so we talked about how we could connect the past, the present, and the future and also we worked really hard on thinking differently about how to engage the armed forces and the military with all the military bases around our area,” Kansas City Sports Commission president Kathy Nelson said.
While visually, Union Station has taken the spotlight, but it’s not the only place in the running for our area.
“Around the Power and Light District and Grand Boulevard, Midland Theatre and Sprint Center and you know, we're a great fan city, so we have all those great pictures and visuals of when we host Big 12 Men's Basketball Championship and what activation looks like on Grand,” Nelson said.
Clark Hunt, Chairman and CEO of the Kansas City Chiefs, wrote, "We believe that an improved KCI will make an important statement about the Kansas City brand."
“Any time we can bring a national event to Kansas City, that’s something we want to do,” said Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt. “Whether it’s a college football game at Arrowhead or the NFL Draft, which has become one of the biggest properties on TV and a very coveted event for cities across the country.”
After all, the club ranked ninth in the league in attendance last year with an average of 73,328 fans per game, despite being one of the NFL’s smallest markets.
Still, the numbers do show a downward trend, miniscule as it might be. Despite the Chiefs’ success the last four years under Andy Reid, the club’s attendance has dropped a tad each season since 2013, when an average of 75,359 fans trekked to Arrowhead Stadium.
Hand-picked by Rex Ryan, Ragland was identified as an ideal fit for the ex-Buffalo coach's 3-4 scheme. In Sean McDermott's 4-3 operation, though, the hard-hitting Alabama star has failed to click, riding with the third-team defense in recent days. Ragland's rookie season was washed away by a knee injury, but the 2016 second-rounder is filled with promise as an old-school, aggressive defender who fearlessly seeks out ball carriers. I'd love to see him grow in Kansas City, where the team could use an understudy to Derrick Johnson, who turns 35 this November. Few teams do a better job of developing young defenders -- the kind of attention Ragland desperately needs.
"Personally, I hope we are able to come back," he said. "I personally think we've had a great experience here in St. Joseph."
We all tend to overstate one player or one factor, but I’m not sure anything is as important for the Chiefs to be a great defense than Justin Houston’s knee.
Couldn’t tell much either way from the first preseason game. He’s playing without a brace, and apparently pain free, but it’s much less relevant about whether he’s wearing a brace in mid-August than it is whether he’s wearing street clothes in mid-December.
Ukeme Eligwe, LB, fifth round (No. 183): Eligwe has been advanced beyond what is reasonable to expect at this point from a fifth-round pick. He has been impressive enough on defense that special-teams coordinator Dave Toub said Eligwe might not be long for the kicking game because of the way he’s playing on defense. Even if he doesn’t get much playing time on defense this season, Eligwe could become the eventual replacement for inside linebacker Derrick Johnson.
Other than the Broncos being in the top 10 - their quarterbacks! - I don’t have too much to argue about this. I’m a Chiefs fan so of course I have to point out how bad it is that the Raiders, who haven’t beaten the Chiefs in a few years, are ranked ahead of the Chiefs. But it’s just one spot and the Raiders have gotten better, so I get it.