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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.
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Terez A. Paylor says Chris Owens is comfortable in Kansas City.
“Man, those fans get loud,” Owens said. “I’m happy I’m on the other side of that intensity from the fans. When you’re a visiting team coming in there, you can’t hear much. It’s going to be fun and it’s going to be exciting. I can’t wait to play in that stadium as a member of the Chiefs.
“I’ve played there twice in two different uniforms, and now as a member of the Chiefs, I’ll be happier to have them on my side, finally.”
Bleacher Report’s Christopher Hansen asks if Eric Fisher can solidify the Chiefs’ left side.
A bad rookie year doesn’t mean that Fisher can’t turn things around. The late-season improvement is certainly a good sign of things to come. Putting him back on the left side also seems like a wise decision to help him improve.
It appears there is going to be a lot more Chiefs stuff on television.
“We are extremely excited about rolling out this 52-week programming to the Chiefs Kingdom,” Mark Donovan, Chiefs President, said. “The NFL and the Chiefs enjoyed record-level ratings this year on broadcast television, and we feel like this model will allow us to deliver content beyond our games and content on KCChiefs.com.
The Chiefs met with a Vanderbilt offensive lineman.
Johnson is projected as a day three draft pick right now but you know how those projections go — that could be too high or too low (or spot on). He’s listed at 6’5 and was said to weigh 302 pounds at his pro day. He played tackle at Vanderbilt but has played all four positions on the line.
Good quote from in this Robert Klemko piece form Pete Carroll about something John Wooden once told him.
“I asked coach Wooden, ‘After all these years, do you change your philosophy year to year?’ ”
Wooden looked upon the freshly-50 Carroll incredulously.
“I thought, Oh God, why did I ask that question? God dog it,” Carroll says. “He said, ‘Coach, you don’t change your philosophy; the players change.’ That’s my feeling now. You either have your philosophy or you don’t. You stay with what you believe in, you bring it to light as creative as you can. The philosophy never changes—sometimes the look of it changes, because the players change. The players will become more in tune to what’s expected of them. I think that’s how this works. We’ll see.”
So, what happens if Jameis Winston chooses baseball over football?
Winston could have substantial leverage on an initial baseball contract. MLB teams have paid a premium to keep potential football stars out of the draft. Former Michigan QB Drew Henson received a $17 million deal to join the Yankees. Former Notre Dame wide receiver Jeff Samardzija, a projected first-round pick, received $10 million over five years to sign with the Cubs.
Two non-football stories:
– This Nate Silver vs. Paul Krugman media fight is getting weird.
– This is crazy cool, crazy nerdy film of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Walter Johnson.