Good morning, Addicts. It’s a sad day for the Kansas City Chiefs and their fans, as longtime front office man Jack Steadman passed away at the age of 86. Steadman was the right-hand man of team and American Football League founder Lamar Hunt and helped to build the 1969 championship team.
The loss of Steadman is tough for anybody who knows about the team’s history. From all accounts he was a kind man who knew the game, giving Kansas City all of his efforts for decades. Rest in peace, Jack.
Jack Steadman passes away – Manouk Akopyan NFL.com
"Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt issued a statement on Sunday: “My entire family is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Jack Steadman. Jack was more than a dedicated and talented businessman, but a dear friend to my family. He was one of my father (Lamar’s) greatest business associates and the two of them accomplished much during the more than four decades they worked together.“I had the privilege of knowing Jack my entire life, and he taught me much about both business and life. He always brought a strong, innovative perspective to the room. Jack was an outstanding man of character, who greatly valued his faith and family.”"
Chiefs fantasy football sleeper – Chris Clark of Pro Football Spot
"The sleeper for the Chiefs this year is De’Anthony Thomas (DAT). Thomas had a slow season in 2014 and wasn’t used as the effective weapon that he is. In 2015 the Chiefs are moving Thomas to WR where he will work out of the slot and be Alex Smith’s check down in the open field. Travis Kelce will help pull the defense away from DAT while Maclin works over the top and the 2nd WR stretches the defense across the field."
Injuries key to Kansas City’s success – Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride
"The Chiefs two years ago were a very, very healthy team and ended up winning 11 games. Last year the Chiefs were on the other end of the spectrum as one of the more banged up teams and they won just nine games."