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Thursday, January 27, 2005

Pro Football Hall of Fame Finalist – Derrick Thomas

Derrick Thomas of the Kansas City Chiefs has been selected as one of fifteen finalists to be awarded the dignity of being in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Thomas, an eleven year member of Chiefs, passed away in a car crash at the age of 33. He would have had a few more miraculous seasons of play.

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

Its not going to get easier

From sports.yahoo.com:
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!

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