November 29, 2001 |
It's deja Vermeil all over again. There was Dick Vermeil, apparently content in retirement on his spread in Chester County, when the call came. Would he give up the good life and move to Missouri to turn around a struggling NFL franchise? Stop Vermeil if you've heard this one before. "Going back to St. Louis after 14 years [out of coaching] was probably a dumber move than coming here after one year," Vermeil said. "A lot of people thought I shouldn't have gone back to St. Louis when I did. " You know how that turned out. After two years of misery with the Rams, everything fell into place for a magical 1999 season.
May 26, 2006 |
Cleveland Browns running back Reuben Droughns was released on $2,500 bail yesterday after he was arrested in a domestic violence case in Centennial, Colo. The 27-year-old, who played for the Denver Broncos until a 2005 trade, faces charges of third-degree assault and harassment. His attorney, Harvey Steinberg, did not immediately return a call. Droughns surrendered on Wednesday and spent the night in jail before appearing in Arapahoe County Court yesterday, district attorney's spokeswoman Kathleen Walsh said.
October 31, 2011
Chargers at Chiefs 8:35 p.m., ESPN Line: Chargers by 3 Skinny: The Chargers and Chiefs have played 103 times, and they are tied at 51 wins each, with one tie. . . . The Chiefs beat the Chargers, 21-14, on Monday night in last season's opener at Arrowhead Stadium. Earlier this season, San Diego defeated Kansas City, 20-17. . . . The Chiefs are trying to win four straight games for the first time since 2004. . . . Chargers K Nick Novak has converted all 11 of his field-goal attempts after Nate Kaeding was lost to a season-ending injury in Week 1. Novak spent time with Kansas City in 2008.
April 20, 1995 |
Joe Montana said goodbye again, this time in a more subdued setting and to teammates and fans who never experienced one of his championship seasons. Yesterday, at a news conference at Arrowhead Stadium, about 100 fans stood outside chanting "one more year. " On Tuesday, more than 30,000 cheered Montana in a public ceremony in San Francisco, chanting the same thing. Montana, who retired Tuesday after 16 often spectacular seasons in the NFL, led the 49ers to four Super Bowl championships, but never got the Chiefs into the title game in two seasons.
December 4, 2012 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Breaking their silence for the first time, the family of the woman shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher said Monday their "hearts are truly broken" and asked for privacy while they grieve the loss of two loved ones. Belcher shot and killed his 22-year-old girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, at their Kansas City home Saturday before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where Belcher committed suicide in the practice facility's parking lot, police said.
March 6, 2006 |
NFL Most Valuable Player Shaun Alexander has agreed to a $62 million, 8-year contract to remain with the Seattle Seahawks, his agent said last night. Jim Steiner said the deal is the richest ever for an NFL running back and will pay the league's leading rusher over $15.1 million in guaranteed cash, through signing and other bonuses and 2006 base salary. The league still must approve the contract, and Alexander has yet to sign it. The team is waiting for the contract to become official before announcing the deal, though a press conference at team headquarters could come as early as this afternoon.
September 12, 1994 |
The Joe Valerio watch officially has begun. He needs just 125 more touchdowns to tie the NFL record. That is assuming Jerry Rice retires this week. OK, Valerio admits, it is a reach. But then, so was the very idea he would score the first touchdown in yesterday's Kansas City-San Francisco, Joe Montana-Steve Young epic at Arrowhead Stadium. "We figured Joe was the last guy they'd look for in that situation," said Chiefs coach Marty Schottenheimer, explaining why they threw the ball to Valerio, a 6-5, 295-pound offensive lineman from Penn, on fourth-and-goal.
November 8, 1993 |
The Kansas City offense operates one way with Joe Montana at the controls, and another when Dave Krieg takes over. At least that's what the statistics say. Counting two possessions Montana started but Krieg finished, in seven games each quarterback has engineered 39 drives. Behind Krieg, who makes his third start in relief of Montana tonight (Channel 6, 9 o'clock) against the visiting Packers, the Chiefs have 54 first downs, 804 total yards and four touchdowns. With Montana, who can't seem to heal a pulled left hamstring, they have moved the chains 75 times, 1,311 yards and seven TDs. The Montana Chiefs have run 129 pass plays, as opposed to 91 under Krieg.
February 17, 1994 |
The Kansas City Chiefs said yesterday they will install a grass field at Arrowhead Stadium - perhaps in time for the 1994 season. The Chiefs join the Kansas City Royals in switching to grass on their neighboring fields at the Harry S. Truman Sports Complex. The Royals plan to play on grass at Kauffman Stadium in 1995. The Chiefs said they hope to have grass installed for 1994, but if that is not feasible it will be installed in the spring and summer of 1995. A nine-year study by Dr. John W. Powell, of the University of Iowa, in which he catalogued virtually every NFL injury, concluded there was a "statistically significant difference" between the Astroturf injury rates for knee sprains and knee injuries on grass.
October 28, 1991 |
It's one of the fiercest rivalries in the NFL, dating back to old AFL glory days. Both teams have been down in recent years, but the glory seems to be back for tonight's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the visiting Los Angeles Raiders (Channel 6, 9 o'clock). Each team is 5-3, so the winner will remain one-half game behind the Denver Broncos (6-2) in the AFC West. The loser might have to start setting its sights on a wild-card playoff berth. "You must win in your division," Raiders coach Art Shell said.