Kansas City Chiefs

Sunday, February 20, 2005

-from FoxSports.com

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

Hungriest Player of the Yr

Priest Holmes, former Texas Longhorn, has been announced as the Snickers Hungriest Player of the year. This award goes to a most valuable player who had a spectacular game during a Monday Night Football game. This award was given to Brett Favre last year but falls into the hands of Holmes because of his phenomenal performance during the Chiefs vs. Ravens game on October 3rd.

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.

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