Kansas City Chiefs

Thursday, May 26, 2005

NFL Europe: Rich Scanlon

LB Rich Scanlon, who has been participating in the NFLEL (National Football League Europe), has been awarded the NFLEL Defensive Player of the Week. This is the second time that Scanlon has received this honor for his wicked performance on the defensive side.

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.

Go Scanlon!!!

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Team Report:

- from FOXSports.com

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

Dustin Colquitt

Kansas City’s second choice during the draft was at the position of punter with the choice of Dustin Colquitt. This pick was placed late in the third round at 35(99th overall). Colquitt averaged 40.8 yards per punt and he placed 17 of his 26 punts inside the opponent's 20-yardline in 2004. Colquit originates from Knoxville, Tennessee and decided to go to Tennessee for college, where he started for the 2001-2004 seasons.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Extreme Makeover: Football Edition

Kansas City Chiefs QB Trent Green and FB Tony Richardson got into helping out their community by participating in an “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” Host Ty Pennington brought in the two football players, who participated at the site during construction for two days. The home was built for Kansas City firefighter Stephen Johnson and his five children.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Team Report:

- from FOXSports.com

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.

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