Around The Web: Sweatin’ To The Haley, The New LJ, O’Connell’s Camp Confidence

Compared to Herman Edwards, new Chiefs coach Todd Haley has been a drill sergeant when it comes to conditioning.  But there is a method to his madness.  Haley wants to make sure his team isn’t using training camp to get in shape, according to Adam Teicher at the Kansas City Star. The Chiefs, like most […]

News: Chiefs Agree To Terms With Jake O’Connell

The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with seventh-round pick TE Jake O’Connell, the third member of the 2009 draft class to sign. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. O’Connell was the 237th overall pick of the draft and played his college ball at University of Miami (OH) where […]

Around The Web: Tight Competition, Injury Free, Pollard’s Helping Hands

Tony Gonzalez is long gone, but left in his wake were several players vying for his starting spot.  As Kent Babb notes, the competition for that spot is fiercer than coach Todd Haley might have predicted. The starting job was supposed to be Brad Cottam’s job to take.  Now, it could go to any of […]

Q&A: Todd Haley On Mandatory Mini-Camp Day 3

Following the third and final day of the Chiefs mandatory mini-camp, coach Todd Haley met with the media.  Here are the highlights: If he has been surprised by anyone: “A guy that stood out to me is Branden Albert.  He’s a guy who came in way out of shape that we were all pretty disappointed […]

Around The Web: Pioli Still Working, Personnel Maniac, Herm Plays Palin, Chiefs Draft Fan

As Adam Teicher at the Kansas City Star reports, Scott Pioli was able to fill some needs in his first draft. Pioli covered a lot of ground.  He added a couple of versatile linemen as they transition to the 3-4 defense, a nickel-back candidate, a kick-return specialist, a kicker and some developmental players.  But Pioli […]

Draft: Kansas City Chiefs Select Jake O’Connell, TE, Miami (OH)

The Kansas City Chiefs made it four offensive players in a row when they traded up with the Miami Dolphins and selected TE Jake O’Connell from Miami (OH) in the seventh round (237 overall). Scouts Inc. assigned a rating of 40 to O’Connell and ranked him as the 50th best tight end. You can check […]

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