Jan 27, 2013, Honolulu, HI, USA; Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) stiff arms Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston (50) in the 2013 Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium. The NFC defeated the AFC 62-25. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

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I don’t think you saw it the last couple of years in Philadelphia. The way you see Andy now is the way I knew him way back when in Green Bay and my first few years in Philadelphia. There’s a fine line between having fun and getting your work done, and he knows how to do that,” said offensive coordinator Doug Pederson, who has known Reid since 1995. “It’s very refreshing for all of us to see him like that, shoulders back, chest out, eyes are up. He’s just blowing and going. It’s a great feeling for all of us, really.”

The big, hearty, guttural laughs haven’t stopped in the three months since Reid was hired, and have come as a welcome sound both to those closest to Reid and to those in the Chiefs’ organization who had endured off-field heatbreak and on-field struggles in the past nine months.

Courier Post Online.com

The discipline in the offseason has Houston motivated to accomplish bigger and better things in 2013, just like the rest of the team.

“I can see (that) everybody is hungry,” Houston admitted. “I think everybody wishes we could fast forward this (offseason) part and get ready for the season. I’m pretty sure everybody is excited for training camp.”

When the season starts, Houston will be joined by a former Georgia Bulldogs teammate, rookie Sanders Commings, who the Chiefs selected in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

“I talked to him for a split second on Twitter,” Houston said, “I congratulated him. I’m ready to work with him; he’s a good player. We’re going to teach him some things, so he can move forward and help us get better.”

KCChiefs.com

But the draft doesn’t need to be Hamlet. It needs only to exist, because the appetite for football is so intense. So the draft is corn feed, liberally spread. It is also upbeat, which is probably 90% of its appeal. The draft inverts the NFL hierarchy—the bad teams, punch lines September through January, get the best picks and command most of the attention. Fans of the Kansas City Chiefs or New York Jets get to have serious conversations about the future of the Kansas City Chiefs and the New York Jets, and nobody breaks into sidesplitting laughter. It is an optimist’s paradise.

Wall Street Journal

The Dolphins whiffed on their best chances for a pure left tackle this offseason. They didn’t draft a left tackle, they failed to land Branden Albert in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs and free-agent Bryant McKinnie re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens. It’s also curious that the Dolphins passed over free-agent right tackle Eric Winston, who was a star at the University of Miami.

The Dolphins signed who they felt is the best right-tackle option, but they are taking a risk with Martin potentially on the left side. Martin’s development is one of the biggest keys to Miami’s success this upcoming season.

The Dolphins whiffed on their best chances for a pure left tackle this offseason. They didn’t draft a left tackle, they failed to land Branden Albert in a trade with the Kansas City Chiefs and free-agent Bryant McKinnie re-signed with the Baltimore Ravens. It’s also curious that the Dolphins passed over free-agent right tackle Eric Winston, who was a star at the University of Miami. The Dolphins signed who they felt is the best right-tackle option, but they are taking a risk with Martin potentially on the left side. Martin’s development is one of the biggest keys to Miami’s success this upcoming season.”

ESPN

The scholarships — each worth $5,000 — are being funded by The Brossman Charitable Foundation, and they will be presented every year to two seniors in LCCTC’s automotive technology program who are interested in continuing their education.

“This is a commitment that the foundation has made (to LCCTC) in perpetuity,” said Bill Barnett, vice president and senior trust officer at ENB Money Management Group, which is the trustee for the Brossman foundation.

The foundation was launched by Bertha Brossman Blair, whose family founded D&E Communications in Ephrata.

Vermeil once served as a spokesman for D&E and is friends with Garth Sprecher, Blair’s nephew and a retired D&E chief accounting officer.

Louis Vermeil is Dick’s late father, who owned an automotive repair garage and raced cars in California, according to Barnett.

“Dick’s a big car guy,” Barnett said. “He always said if he didn’t go into football, he would have been in the auto business.”

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