Kansas City Chiefs

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Derrick Johnson

In the first round of picks, the Kansas City Chiefs chose linebacker Derrick Johnson from the University of Texas. Overall 15th pick, Johnson is entering into the Chiefs to assist in a rebuilding effort of their defense. The Chiefs have brought in quite a few veteran players as well; among the names cornerback Patrick Surtain, safety Sammy Knight, linebacker Kendrell Bell or defensive end Carlos Hall.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Drafting and Vermeil

- from the official site of the Kansas City Chiefs
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

Preseason Schedule

  • 8/12 at Minnesota Vikings
  • 8/20 Arizona Cardinals
  • 8/27 Seattle Seahawks
  • 9/02 at St. Louis Rams

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

TARGETING:

- from FOXSports.com

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

Brian Allen

The Washington Redskins have just recently acquired Brian Allen, formerly part of the Carolina Panthers. Allen, joining as a free agent linebacker, will add some power to their special teams.

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.

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