Around The Web: Coach Anders, EVPOTKCC, Raiders Add Davis

Former Kansas City Chiefs fullback Kimble Anders was named the head football coach at Northeast High School.

Last season the Northeast High Vikings were 1-0 with their only victory coming over J.C. Harmon.  Over the past kimble2three years, Northeast has finished with a combined 7-20 record.

Anders retired after the 2000 season and has continued to make his home in the Kansas City area.  He has served as an assistant at Fort Osage High School, Mid-America Nazarene University and Center High School.  He played in 125 games over 10 seasons with the Chiefs, rushing for 2,261 yards and catching passes for 2,829 yards.

Talk about a player that would be a perfect fit with this new regime.  I promise you Todd Haley and Scott Pioli would happily to go battle with 53 guys like Kimble Anders.  As silly as it sounds, Anders to will always be the best Madden player in history to me.  For years I would always use him as the Chiefs “secret weapon” on offense, which was basically my way to break with the EA Sports claim of “If It’s In The Game…”.

The Kansas City Chiefs have hired former Philadelphia Eagles senior vice president Mark Donovan to serve as their executive vice president and chief operating officer.  Donovan will direct the Chiefs business operations and report to president Denny Thum.

Before joining the Eagles, Donovan was the NFL’s senior director of sales and marketing.  While in Philadelphia, he worked in business operations leading efforts in sponsorship sales and services, television and radio production, and ticket sales.

Chiefs owner Clark Hunt is excited to have Donovan join his executive team.

“Mark’s track record of success in the business of the NFL has earned the respect and praise of the entire league.”

What the team did not announce is that with the hiring of Donovan comes the termination of senior vice-president for administration Bill Newman.  He will stay on the job until June 1, when Donovan comes into the building.  Newman has been with the Chiefs since January 2005.

EVPOTKCC doesn’t quite have the Biden-esque ring that VPOTUS has, but I thought Donovan deserved a cool acronym.  Donovan played a role in the naming rights being sold to the Eagles new stadium, so does this mean the Chiefs are thinking about doing the same thing with the new Arrowhead?  I don’t think so, but it’s food for thought.

Former Dallas Cowboys safety Keith Davis, an unrestricted free agent, signed with the Oakland Raiders.  Davis had also visited with the Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens.

Davis, 30, appeared in 84 games for the Cowboys with 31 starts.  His primary value, however was as a special teams coverage player.  The former Sam Houston State star recorded over 100 special teams tackles while playing for the ntCowboys.

Looks like Scott Pioli is still in the process of trying to upgrade the special teams.  Davis would have been another Monty Beisel, someone that will immediately improve special teams, can start, but that you hope never has to.

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