To paraphrase former Chiefs Head Coach Romeo Crennel: “We call it football, so the foot is part of the game.” Back in 2009, Ryan Succop was selected with the final pick of the draft – Mr. Irrelevant, as it’s been dubbed. Since that time, the former South Carolina graduate has become one of the highest-paid…
It took more than a decade of failed attempts – including three in the top 10 – before the Chiefs selected a defensive lineman that lived-up to his first round status… and boy, even after all that heartache and disappointment, this man was more than worth the wait.
Wrapping up the offensive portion of our breakdowns, today we dive head-first into the trenches.
Brad Cottam, Mike Merritt, Jake O’Connell, Leonard Pope, Sean Ryan, Anthony Becht, Steve Maneri, Tony Moeaki, Kevin Boss, Anthony Fasano, Richard Gordon, Kevin Brock, Travis Kelce, Sean McGrath, Demetrius Harris… Did I miss anyone?
The day after the 2014 draft was completed I began conducting a poll of random Chiefs fans, asking very simply: “What is the weakest position on the roster?” Survey says: Wide Receiver. Overwhelmingly.
For the second part of my Countdown to Training Camp series, we’ll take a look at a position of great strength for the Kansas City Chiefs – their running backs.
In just twenty short days, the RED team will finally take the field in St Joe, trumpeting the start of another NFL season. Yes Chiefs fans, Training Camp is upon us… and while there are many familiar faces, the number of starting and contributing positions up for grabs is higher than in recent memory.
The round of 16 offered some truly memorable performances and signaled the end of the run for the United States. The boys say goodbye to the 2014 World Cup by reviewing some of the best games of the tournament, sending-off the USMNT in proper fashion and offering up their final PreDirktions for the few remaining…