In that group you have
1) One of the best one-dimensional pass-rushers in the business
2) One of the best 3 ILBs in the NFL
3) One of the best 3 OVERALL OLBs in the NFL (we’ll get to that part in the predictions), and….
That question mark will go a long way toward determining what happens with the defense this year. Over the last few years the SILB position has been “meh.” I think it would be kind to call the play we’ve gotten from that position even average. The guys the Chiefs have had were completely useless when teams passed on 1st / 2nd down and had to come off the field on obvious passing situations. In addition, I believe the guys the Chiefs had were overrated against the run.
Zoey Belcher was orphaned when her father, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, shot and killed her mother, Kasandra Perkins, at the couple’s Kansas City home last Dec. 1, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and killed himself in front of team coaches and officials.
Jovan Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, of West Babylon, N.Y., and Perkins’ relatives near Austin, Texas, are vying for custody of the child.
Contey testified that she had met both families and believed either would provide a good home for the child. But she said she could not recommend that Zoey’s custody be split between them.
“That seems like a lot of stress to put on a little person,” she said.
Sensing the clock is ticking, Leach has already set up his first visit with another team.
Leach will travel to Miami to meet with the Dolphins, a person informed of the meeting told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t confirmed the meeting.
The person also said the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs might soon be in play for Leach, whom the Ravens would welcome back at the right price.
Veach may or may not be a “scouting genius” but Reid felt the Mount Carmel native was sufficiently involved in the Eagles’ success during his time there to lure him to Kansas City with a promotion, and several Eagles’ beat writers later wrote stories about how Veach’s loss was a blow to the organization.
Veach, who left the Eagles in March, is listed on the Chiefs’ website as Pro and College Personnel Analyst, and in a recent phone conversation he stated that his duties will be a little heavier than what he did for the Eagles, for whom he was Southeast region college scout the past three seasons.
“I get to come out here and get more involved with pro scouting, which I didn’t do before,” said Veach, “Plus I’m going to have an opportunity to branch out and get to see more of the country with the colleges. I’ll get into the Pac 10 and the Southwest, which I’m excited
about. I’ve developed a lot of good relationships around the country and I’m starting to do that in Texas now.”
Two of the Eagles’ top picks in 2012, first-rounder offensive tackle Fletcher Cox from Mississippi State and fourth-rounder Brandon Boykin, who played nickel back all last season, were Southeastern Conference guys highly touted by Veach, who was also known to champion DeSean Jackson to Reid even when Veach was the head coach’s personal assistant.
“With all of the moves made this offseason, the organization felt it was important to open our doors to our fans and give them a behind-the-scenes ‘First Look’ at the 2013 Chiefs,” Kellen Begnoche, Chiefs Suite Services Coordinator explained.
“It was an opportunity for us to say ‘thank you’ for their support of the organization, while also giving them a chance to see the team, meet Ambassadors and visit with front-office staff. It was important to us to allow fans the opportunity to get the first look at Alex Smith, Eric Fisher, Coach Reid, his staff, and all of the new faces.”
Chiefs Suite Holders and Season Ticket Holders (STH) were excited to see their 2013 Chiefs up close and personal for the first time. Plus, Head Coach Andy Reid, General Manager John Dorsey and President Mark Donovan visited with guests after practice, along with a few former Chiefs players including Bobby Bell, Trent Green, Anthony Davis, Deron Cherry and Kevin Lockett.