Kansas City Chiefs
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Monday, December 12, 2005
Monday, December 05, 2005
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
The Chiefs put their best foot forward and beat a Super Bowl contender. Next weeks game against the Denver Broncos won’t be a picnic but the Chiefs are ready after their inspiring show of skill and determination against the Patriots.
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
Friday, November 18, 2005
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Denver Broncos scored a 17-to-nothing lead in the first quarter that made it hard for the Chiefs to come back. The final score was 30-10. Rod Smith of the Denver Broncos reached a milestone in NFL history--the first un-drafted player to reach over 10,000 yards receiving.
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Kansas City Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders in
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Kansas City Chiefs fans should be excited for this season, beating the New York Jets 27-7 in their season opener. With their defense stepping up to the Plate, keeping the New York Jets only to 7 points in the 4th quarter. Now here is a name we will be mentioning all through the season: Derrick Johnson--having 8 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. This guy is going to light up the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense. This will be a very exciting team to watch this year, and if I lived in the Chiefs’ territory I’d be at the game because this season is looking good. Their next game will be in
Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
Scanlon, part of the Berlin Thunder, has been leading the team in sacks all season. He has assisted the team in keeping the best record in the league (6-2). As of now, he has stacked up 75 tackles (58 solo), 3.0 sacks (-18.0 yards), four passes defensed and a forced fumble.
Thursday, May 19, 2005
The Chiefs have plenty of work to do at linebacker in their offseason practices. They must not only begin the process of identifying their three best players but also find their best positions. The tentative starters are Kendrell Bell and Derrick Johnson on the outside and Kawika Mitchell in the middle, but Bell could eventually wind up moving inside if the Chiefs determine that's his best position. The Chiefs will be careful not to rush Johnson, their first-round draft pick, but he will also be difficult to dislodge. Keyaron Fox and James Grigsby will receive long looks and could push for playing time. Shawn Barber and Scott Fujita would also be in the playing mix, but they will miss the offseason work because they are mending after surgeries. . . .
Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham will call his signals from the sideline on game day rather than from the press box. The change is designed to boost the sagging morale of a unit beaten down after several lousy seasons more than to expedite adjustments. But the sometimes volatile Cunningham needs to keep his emotions in check, or the Chiefs risk having too much of a good thing.
Tuesday, May 17, 2005
Thursday, May 12, 2005
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Battle lines are being drawn for the wide receiving spots. The top three spots belong to starters Johnnie Morton and Eddie Kennison and slot receiver Dante Hall, assuming the Chiefs don't release Morton in June for salary cap purposes. One of the remaining game-day slots will go to either Samie Parker or rookie Craphonzo Thorpe. They are similar players. Both are fast and capable of stretching the field and giving the Chiefs a downfield threat. The other will go to either Marc Boerigter or Darrell Hill. Boerigter is the better receiver, but he is coming off a knee injury that cost him all of last season. Hill is the better special teams player. He was signed as a free agent from Tennessee not because of his receiving skills, but his ability to help in the kicking game. . . .
The trade for veteran cornerback Patrick Surtain pushes Dexter McCleon to nickel back, his best position. McCleon can better use his instincts and intelligence there and will get more help from linebackers and safeties in coverage. The shortest of the Chiefs veteran cornerbacks at 5-10, McCleon also won't get as many matchups with bigger, taller receivers.
Thursday, April 28, 2005
Thursday, April 21, 2005
Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil’s wish list for this weekend’s draft includes a cornerback, safety, linebacker, tight end, running back, wide receiver and offensive lineman. That’s a big list and obviously he’s not going to find a dazzling gift in every draft choice he unwraps on the Arrowhead Stadium practice field.
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
The club might be wise to select as many defensive prospects as possible to fortify a roster short on good young defensive players. It is certain to emerge from the draft with at least one linebacker and probably more. The Chiefs would love to get Texas' Derrick Johnson, but that's unlikely. Virginia's Darryl Blackstock would make a lot of sense in the second round, if not the first. Blackstock's pass-rushing skills would help immensely. The team also might look for a defensive end such as LSU's Marcus Spears or Wisconsin's Erasmus James. It also could look for a cornerback in the opening round if Surtain isn't acquired. Auburn's Carlos Rogers has the size and skills to play the bump-and-run coverage favored by coordinator Gunther Cunningham. If the Chiefs don't go for Rogers or another corner in the first round, Virginia Tech's Eric Green is a possibility later. Green probably wouldn't be able to start immediately, but he could play nickel back. The Chiefs likely will take at least one wide receiver, perhaps as early as the second or third round. UAB's Roddy White is an intriguing prospect because of his speed. The club also could be tempted by several other receivers in the second or third rounds, including Georgia's Reggie Brown and Oklahoma's Mark Bradley. Defensive depth will continue to be a priority on the second day. The team also will look for athletes who can play on special teams. The Chiefs need a punter and might choose Tennessee's Dustin Colquitt on the second day.
Thursday, April 07, 2005
Allen was originally inducted into the NFL being drafted by the St. Louis Rams. After one season with the Rams, he moved briefly to the Texans and then spent the last three seasons with the Carolina Panthers. He began his career at Florida State.
Thursday, March 31, 2005
“Giving back has always been important to me. It’s a deep-rooted desire I have that allows me to try and make a difference in our community. I think that everyone here today is obviously the future of Kansas City. If we all are able to give even a little bit back, be it time or money, our community will continue to grow and thrive.”
- Trent Green
Thursday, March 24, 2005
The Chiefs have been one of the league's most prolific offensive teams the last three years, so don't look for many changes in their strategy. They will continue to attack opposing defenses, attempt to put them on their heels and then take advantage. The Chiefs would prefer to get more production from their wide receivers, but unless they are able to draft one who can produce immediately, that may not be achieved. The speedy Samie Parker is capable of giving the Chiefs more big plays downfield, but he may not be ready for a full-time role.
Thursday, March 17, 2005
“Carl was instrumental in leading the Chiefs back to the top echelon of the NFL after joining the organization in December of 1988. This new contract will carry through his 21st season with the organization. Such stability is unusual in the front office of an NFL team and is a big plus for the football fans of Mid-America. We look forward to the Chiefs continuing to be a competitive team within the NFL.”
- Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt
Peterson is entering his 17th season with the Chiefs. He began his vocation with the franchise in December of 1988. During his time with the team, the Chiefs have come in first or second in the AFC West 11 times.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
The Chiefs will have to draft a linebacker with their first pick in the draft. They couldn't line up at linebacker if the season began today. The Chiefs have only four serious roster candidates under contract and all have issues. Shawn Barber probably won't be ready for the start of the season because of a knee injury, Maslowski is trying to make a comeback and Mitchell and Keyaron Fox have been slow to develop. One of last year's starters, Scott Fujita, is a restricted free agent, but another team might make a run at him if the Chiefs overextended themselves in free agency.
Sunday, March 06, 2005
With free agency terms unfolding, the Chiefs are beginning to host interviews with prospective clientele. Most recently at Arrowhead Stadium headquarters, a trio of players including Samari Rolle, Edgerton Hartwell, and Jeremiah Trotter stopped to make a visit. Hartwell and Trotter are on free agency status. Rolle was waived from the Titans due to a salary cap move.
Good luck to the Chiefs on acquiring the right players.
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Hard Truth: The Chiefs have pressing needs on defense, but they would be making a mistake to ignore their situation at wide receiver. Starters Johnnie Morton and Eddie Kennison are over 30, Marc Boerigter is coming off knee surgery and Dante Hall's production as a receiver decreased. Samie Parker and Chris Horn had nice debut seasons, but the Chiefs should bring in a veteran or draft a rookie capable of competing for playing time.
Inside Dish: The return of quarterbacks coach Terry Shea after one season with the Bears and the move of Jason Verduzco to tight ends coach should benefit the Chiefs in a couple of ways. Trent Green is more comfortable working with Shea and his rough start to the 2004 season could be attributed to his absence. Verduzco, meanwhile, is well versed in the passing game and should help the tight ends in that area. The specialty of former tight ends coach Keith Rowen was in the blocking area.
Sunday, February 06, 2005
During the game, Holmes stacked up 125 rushing yards and two touchdowns against a defense that had not let anyone stack up more than 100. Holmes shut down a streak that had been running for the Ravens.
Along with the honor, the Snickers Hungriest Player is awarded $10,000, which will go to Holmes’ own personal charitable foundation, Team Priest. Holmes’ father will be heading up the banquet after his own tour around Iraq. Herman Morris, Holmes’ father, is a master sergeant in the U.S. army reserve.
Thursday, January 27, 2005
Thomas had extreme presence on and off the field. He stacked up 126.5 sacks through his history with the Chiefs. This brought him to being ranked fourth highest total produced by a linebacker and tenth in NFL history. He also still holds the position of most sacks in a single game.
The choice will be announced Saturday, February 5th. Rest in peace Derrick.
Saturday, January 08, 2005
The 2005 schedule is known in opponents-only nature right now, but already coach Dick Vermeil is lamenting that his team -- the No. 3 finisher in the AFC West -- got no breaks from the schedule making system next year.
Vermeil, who readily admits that his '99 Rams benefited tremendously from a weak schedule in their Super Bowl campaign, cites a more difficult schedule as one reason for his team's decline to 7-9 this year. Kansas City played seven games against five playoff contenders this year -- the same number it drew in '05 after drawing New England, the Jets, Philadelphia and divisional opponents San Diego and Denver.
The Chiefs will play host to the Patriots, Jets, Eagles, Washington and Cincinnati while playing at Buffalo, Miami, Dallas, the Giants and Houston.
Quarterback Trent Green has been voted by his teammates the Derrick Thomas Award winner for the second straight year as the team's Most Valuable Player and defensive end Jared Allen , whose nine sacks fell just one short of tying Thomas' rookie team record, was voted the Mack Lee Hill Award as the team's outstanding rookie.
Green, in the most statistically productive season of his 11-year career, set team passing records for passing yards (4,591), completions (369) and 300-yard passing games (eight). The Chiefs ran up 6,695 total yards -- the fifth-highest total in NFL history.
For only the second time in 15 years, the Chiefs will not raise ticket or parking prices after their 7-9 season, the team's fourth losing campaign (and fifth non-winning one) in the past seven years. The last time they declined to raise prices was 1998, a 7-9 campaign that led to the resignation of Marty Schottenheimer .
This will give us an oppurtunity to redeem ourselves or just the opposite. If we can put together a more solid team next year, then I truely believe that we can have an outstanding season next year. We will definatley have to work on turnovers, which ahs been determining factors in more than 1 of our games. Lets see if we cant whip a better season together next year. Go Chiefs!