How about a little Kansas City Chiefs news for you this morning? We have a couple of interesting articles today but I want you to pay particular attention to the last one about Shaun Rogers signing with the Saints over the Chiefs. I would love to know what you guys think about that one.
“We were actually invited by Pro Sports MVP and they called us because there are several Kansas Brigades over in Iraq,” explained Chiefs Cheer Director Stephanie Judah. “They asked for the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders to come visit. We were actually specifically requested by those troops.
“The girls are going to spend Independence Day over in Iraq with our troops, which is an amazing and special moment that they will never forget.”
Former Chiefs and Bills coach Marv Levy is in the Hall of Fame, and he served in the Air Force during World War II. Reached for this column, Levy said he probably wouldn’t have done what Tillman did, and endorsed the idea of created a special honor in his memory.
The NFL sponsors a scholarship in Tillman’s name, and should be ashamed it’s not doing more. The ongoing lockout makes it difficult for any other business to be addressed, which is an awful statement of fact considering the opportunity here to honor Tillman as we approach the 10th anniversary of his death.
Collinsworth is good to promote the conversation about this. A few minor tweaks and we could have a moving and worthy honor for one of the most noble men in NFL history.
One person close to Rogers said that without Brees on the roster, Rogers would have signed elsewhere.
“Money means a lot to everyone, but for Shaun, winning and having a shot at a Super Bowl title is really important,” the person close to Rogers said. “The money was pretty close, but having the best chance to win a championship was really special. The Chiefs have a pretty good young team, but they have Matt Cassell and the Saints have Brees. That is no knock on Cassel, but he ain’t Drew Brees.”