About a hundred or so fans of all ages, decked out in Chiefs red, came to be extras in the music video shoot. They acted as the crowd behind Sownds for scenes in the video.
Four protesters sat in the stand, quietly holding signs decrying the use of Native American names and symbols as sports mascots.
You’ve heard about the 800-plus pounds of collective weight that the Chiefs lost last year. You’ve learned about Todd Haley’s meticulous attention to detail. You greatly appreciated the effort that K.C. displayed in last season’s finale against the Broncos. And you’ve probably read about the near-perfect attendance record to this year’s Chiefs’ minicamp.
The question is: are we done with that intensity?
If you have no idea why I’m asking this, please, let me explain.
With the 2010 NFL Supplemental Draft just around the corner (Thursday), it’s only natural for each team to keep an eye on the available prospects. With every other member of the league looking everywhere in search of an edge, all teams are compelled to keep their options open, regardless of the setting — yes, even in the less-glamorous player selection show. After all, you never know when — and where — you could find a diamond in the rough.
I imagine over the next week to two weeks we’ll start to see a few players selected at the end of the first round sign contracts with their teams. I noted before that most front offices don’t even start negotiations with their first round picks until after the 4th of July holiday.
Jack Bechta, NFL agent and writer for National Football Post, recently gave another reason why teams may hold off on signing players early and thus handing out signing bonuses earlier. The idea is that teams don’t want to give their players a big check early in the offseason because it might become motivation to go out and party or blow it on something that might distract them from preparing their body for the upcoming season.
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