“There isn’t a Sunday out there, when you see the men and women in uniform, it brings tears to my eyes,” Haley said. “These people are making the ultimate sacrifice.”
Joining Haley for the trip were QBs Matt Cassel, Brodie Croyle, Matt Gutierrez and Tyler Palko, and RBs Thomas Jones, Kestahn Moore, Mike Cox, Tim Castille, Javarris Williams and Jackie Battle. Also with the group were Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Bobby Bell, Chiefs Hall of Fame S Deron Cherry and former radio broadcaster Bill Grigsby.
“To have them come out and spend time with us really means a lot,” said Colonel Rodgers. “They are committed people and they have work to do. For them to think of us is special.”
Not as special for Haley on what a visit to a military installation like Whiteman can do for him and his players.
“I think it gives us an understanding and appreciation for what we have and why we have it,” Haley said. “We have a young team and part of the education we are trying to impart to them is just that – it’s not all football, and it’s not something that should be taken for granted. These men and women protect those opportunities for us and young men need to understand that.
The Kansas City Chiefs face a tough decision concerning the future of their young wide receiver Dwayne Bowe. Bowe has blown the whistle in recent weeks on the raunchy road-trip habits of his teammates. The Chiefs and coach Todd Haley have refused to comment on the situation.
The question is why. Why did Bowe think it necessary to bring such activities to the public eye? Is it his immaturity? Is he tired of playing for a team that continues to under achieve year after year? I this a strategy to produce a trade from the team?
In any case, Bowe is playing in the NFL like someone just happy to be there. His low numbers are a result of his lack luster effort on the grass. This season is a crucial one for Bowe, entering his fourth year after being drafted in the first-round of the 2007 draft.
Photos:Kansas City Chiefs visit Whiteman Air Force Base
But we spoke with Col. Rodgers regarding the Chiefs visit to Whiteman Air Force Base. He told us there was a healthy amount of folks from the base that were Chiefs fans. He was asked at one point if he and Todd Haley had exchanged ideas regarding the way each runs their crew and, sounding intrigued, he said, “That’s a good idea.”
Maybe they should exchange ideas because Whiteman Air Force Base already has a Chiefs flavor to it. After the jump I’ve got an up close picture of the A-10 pictured above. That thing in the engine is what you think it is.
Now, Bowe has apparently told former Chiefs wide receiver Eddie Kennison that he didn’t make the comments attributed to him in ESPN the Magazine.
“I was surprised with the article because immediately when I heard it, I called Dwayne and we talked,” Kennison told WHB Radio in Kansas City, per SportsRadioInterviews.com. “He said, ‘Eddie K, I’ve never talked to this guy before. I don’t know where this is coming from.’ My question, I guess is to the writer who wrote the article. He quoted Dwayne in this article and to me that raises the question, if you quoted the guy, then that means the guy said it.
“So that leaves me a little bit skeptical about whether Dwayne really said it or not. Dwayne said he didn’t. I believe Dwayne. I don’t know the writer. I’m not saying that it’s not true, but I believe Dwayne Bowe on it because he told me he did not say it.”