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With the emergence of rookie quarterback Russell Wilson, the Seattle Seahawks have little use for veteran Matt Flynn and his expensive contract. Only a year after traveling to a new home in the Northwest, Flynn could be making another move this offseason via trade.
The Seahawks have no need for such an expensive backup quarterback, which means that they could look to unload Flynn and his $5.25 million 2013 salary this offseason. One potential landing spot for the once-promising passer is the Kansas City Chiefs, where new head coach Andy Reid will be looking to find a capable quarterback to run his West Coast offense.
Many say their spirit was deflated for several years. Some fans said they even stopped being a fan after a dismal last season.
“That season was pretty pathetic. They barely made an effort,” fan Michael Denk said.
But a new era begins for the team. General manager Scott Pioli is out and so is head coach Rommeo Crennel. Coming in is former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy Reid.
“If we don’t get a coach like Andy Reid I would’ve definitely had to think twice before going to games even or really being a fan,” fan Jay Harig said.
The Kansas City Chiefs were in shambles after the worst season in franchise history, and chairman Clark Hunt promised their devoted followers that better ways were ahead. That was on Monday.
By Friday, he had delivered Andy Reid. The work is only beginning for Reid, who takes over a team that was just 2-14, but whose own record of 130-93-1 represented the most wins in the history of the Eagles.
A person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press that Reid had already begun assembling his staff, and the majority of that work could be done soon.
Tensions are building in a legal fight between maternal and paternal grandparents over who should get custody of an infant whose father, Kansas City Chiefs player Jovan Belcher, killed her mother before taking his own life.
Four-month-old Zoey Michelle Belcher is with her mother’s family in Texas, according to a lawyer for Jovan Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd.
Shepherd, of West Babylon, N.Y., had moved in with Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, about two weeks before the Dec. 1 shootings and was in the Kansas City home when her son fired several shots into Perkins’ body.
That’s what Hal Wagner, the owner of an Oak Park Mall store, did Sunday after deciding the drawing of the Chiefs’ new coach on a shirt he was selling looked a lot like a work by an award-winning Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist.
Wagner and the cartoonist, Rob Tornoe, talked by phone after Tornoe learned about the T-shirts, which show Reid wearing a Chiefs cap and holding a football in his right hand. Tornoe had made a drawing a few weeks back for his newspaper showing then-Eagles coach Reid in the same pose, though wearing an Eagles cap, with the caption, “That’s all Folks!”
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