“It was always an opportunity where I would go to be around respect and love," Foles said after signing with the Chiefs as their backup quarterback. “Coach Reid was the guy who drafted me as a rookie. He’s a guy that I always stayed in touch with, always thought the world of.
Haley, 50, rose to prominence as offensive coordinator of the Arizona Cardinals during the team’s run to the Super Bowl in January 2009. It earned him a head coaching gig with the Kansas City Chiefs, which he led to a 19-26 record. The team went 10-6 in his second season, including a trip to the playoffs, but he was fired before the end of the next year.
He spent the last six seasons as the offensive coordinator of the Steelers, who had one of the NFL’s best offenses in each of the last four seasons. It finished top five in passing yards in each of the last five years and was No. 3 in total yards in 2017.
Grow’s defense attorneys, Daniel Rasbaum and Jeffrey Marcus, portrayed the former football player as a lawful, successful businessman whose NFL career was cut short by injury in 1996 after playing for the Kansas City Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars. They said he began a marketing career in the field of “compound” pharmacies, which prepare specially mixed medications not offered as typical commercial drugs. They said he he later broke out on his own with a Tampa company called MGTEN — his initials and jersey number as a ballplayer.
After rising on draft charts in a standout 2013 season, Ford won MVP at the 2014 Senior Bowl after recording two sacks for the South team.
He went from an inconsistent and oft-injured defensive lineman at Auburn to a first-round pick in the span of two years, a surge that was capped by his performance at the Senior Bowl.
Missing from the list is Chiefs receiver/returner Tyreek Hill who is also going to the 2018 Pro Bowl. It’s surprising that he’s not participating considering his speed. He’ll be missing out on events like Kick Tac Toe, Gridiron Gauntlet, Best Hands, Precision Passing and Drone Drop.
So, who got the better player? Statistically, Logan was more active, especially in the run game than Poe was this year or in 2016 when he was in KC’s defense. But, individual stats for nose tackles typically don’t tell the whole story. Atlanta was a top 10 defense in terms of rushing yardage allowed, the Chiefs were 25th. Passing yardage, Atlanta was 12th and Chiefs were 27th. Clearly, the Falcons had the better overall defense, but it’s less clear how much of that had to do with the play of the nose tackle.
Schatz: After a 10-6 playoff season, I'm sure the Jaguars still feel good about their selection of Leonard Fournette. But I'm a strong believer that you don't take a running back this high in the draft -- especially one who won't even average 4 yards per carry as a rookie. Kamara was the best rookie running back, but he doesn't really fit the power style the Jaguars want from their lead back, so he wouldn't make sense here, either.