Chiefs News For Tony’s Mom’s Birthday: January 31, 2019.
In Johnny Robinson’s perfect world, the Chiefs would have beaten New England in the Jan. 20 AFC Championship Game to reach the Super Bowl — in itself something that would delight their former star safety. Moreover, they’d thus be in Atlanta on Saturday to neatly converge with his vigil to at last be summoned into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That afternoon, this year’s sole senior finalist will be clad in a beautiful new suit and fidgeting along with family in his hotel room awaiting the verdict of the full 48-person selection committee — which also will be deliberating the case of former Chief tight end Tony Gonzalez as one of the modern-era finalists.
Staff members at One Arrowhead Drive – alongside Chiefs Ambassadors, Cheerleaders and Red Coaters – demonstrated that commitment on Tuesday afternoon, volunteering their time at Harvesters – The Community Food Network to pack thousands of “BackSnacks” for local kids in need as part of the “Souper Bowl of Caring” campaign. “This marks the 10th consecutive year that the Chiefs are serving as a national sponsor of the Souper Bowl of Caring movement,” said Dan Crumb, Chiefs CFO and Chairman of the Board at Harvesters. “Each year, the organization has partnered with Harvesters for a service activity, and that has helped us deliver around 24,000 BackSnacks to the community.”
With Steve Spagnuolo taking over as defensive coordinator, the Chiefs will be switching to his 4-3 under scheme. That means they’ll employ three off the ball linebackers. It’s possible to replace both of these coaches with a single linebacker coach. Even though the Chiefs are late to the party for assembling a new defensive coaching staff, there are several good candidates out there to takeover the linebacker coaching gig for the Chiefs. A few of them are even familiar with Spagnuolo and his system.
The line did decently last year, allowing 26 sacks on their first-year quarterback in the regular season (and another eight during the playoffs, which wasn’t ideal). The Chiefs offensive line finished the year as the 13th best o-line in the league, according to Pro Football Focus. That sounds about right.
“It was a game that they should’ve won,” Peters said, per the Kansas City Star. “Tom just got ‘em. Other than that, it just falls like that sometimes.”
Rest of the West
“Many of those issues are obviously issues that the Raiders are taking a lead on,” Goodell said Wednesday during his annual State of the League address during Super Bowl week. “They’ve been having a variety of discussions with officials looking at their options, making sure that they evaluate them. It’s unfortunate the litigation was filed prior to their final season in Oakland, but that’s the reality — that was filed by the city. I’m hopeful that they’ll get a resolution soon.”
Rest of the Rest
During the lead-up to Super Bowl LIII, Fowler, now a member of the Los Angeles Rams, reflected on how much of a culture shift he experienced when he moved from Florida to California ahead of the 2018 trade deadline. In the process, he acknowledged how the Jaguars weren’t exactly quiet about their credentials, even as they fell from AFC contender to division cellar-dweller.
Translation: The Chiefs murdered their souls.
As a possible solution to avoid the type of missed call that occurred in the NFC Championship Game, the NFL is expected to consider a plan that would allow limited coaches’ challenges for incorrect judgment calls that also could include a penalty or time run off if the coach is wrong, per a league source.