“I’m just trying to promote world peace with that,” Hill said at the Pro Bowl this week. “I’m not saying ‘bye,’ man. I’m not trying to be disrespectful like that ... I think.”
Every inch of the massive Convention Center is being transformed into Super Bowl Experience, where fans can marvel at the artifacts from Canton’s Hall of Fame to matching skills against the games best, including competing against Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt’s 40 yard dash time.
Smith said that retirement is not on the horizon and that he has redeemed himself from a difficult period early in his career with the 49ers.
“Obviously, there’s a lot of speculation out there on what’s going to happen, what could happen,” Smith said. “I don’t think anybody totally knows.”
“Tony Gonzalez is the greatest tight end in the history of the National Football League and one of the greatest Chiefs of all time,” Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt said in a statement. “In his 12 seasons in Kansas City, he revolutionized his position, and his record-breaking performances and commitment to the Kansas City community made him one of the most beloved players in the Chiefs Kingdom.”
The Vikings might prefer to bring one of them back, but there are questions about all three. Both Bridgewater and Bradford have concerns over their health and Keenum may be seen as a one-hit wonder.
If the Vikings don’t plan on signing Bridgewater, Bradford or Keenum, the next best option is Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith.
However, the most influence upstart leagues have had on the NFL is in the way the game is played. The more you study the history of football schemes the more you realize the influence that secondary leagues had on them. Hank Stram, famed coach of the Kansas City Chiefs and one of the innovators of the odd formation and the 3-4 defense, talked extensively about how open the AFL was to new ideas as opposed to the staid NFL. This included the “odd” front and a variety of offensive formations—things quickly accepted into the NFL mainstream after they proved to work.
Bennie Logan, who was a target of the Redskins last year before he signed a one-year deal with the Chiefs, will be on the market and presumably, he will draw the interest of Washington.
While I know it’s Pro Bowl week (essentially a vacation for the players) and they are going to be nicer with their words than usual—I can particularly recall Allen being not so nice about another Chief—one word jumped out to me in this quote.
The promotion of Kafka, who served as an offensive quality-control coach for the Chiefs last season, will provide a sense of continuity for a quarterback room that has faced some turnover recently. Assistant head coach Brad Childress and offensive coordinator Matt Nagy — who both had hands-on roles with the quarterbacks during the team’s weekly game-planning preparations — departed the club in recent weeks.
Despite reaching the pinnacle of the football world, Grbac knows there are more important things. Although a lifelong Catholic, he has in recent years become more closely involved with Jesus and his Church. The Cleveland, Ohio, native is currently studying for a master’s degree in theology at St. Mary Seminary in nearby Wickliffe, Ohio, and plans on becoming a deacon.
The video showed Brady in his car with his wife Gisele after the game. Brady swears profusely, and then sits silently while his wife consoles him.
“There’s nothing going on there,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star. “I know everybody has their opinion on everything, just like they did when they wanted me to bench Alex [Smith]. That turned out pretty good. So [replacing Sutton] is not where I’m at or have ever been. I don’t listen to any of that. I do what I think is right for the Kansas City Chiefs.”
Trash talk, as Randle, Jalen Ramsey, Darnell Dockett, and Troy Brown explain, is a tactical tool. If your opponent is angry about something you said, he’s more likely to be distracted from what he’s supposed to be doing on the football field. And that means he’s more likely to make a mistake that you can exploit to your advantage.