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Every NFL Franchise has it’s own pantheon of football gods. That group of players who are not only historic in terms of talent, but even more than that, these are the players who you have to talk about when you tell the story of your team. This is part of a 32 article series where I tell you who I would put among that elite group. For this, it’s Mt. Rushmore. 4 players only. The 4 heads you would carve on a mountain that would live forever as the greatest in franchise history.
Now, I don’t profess to know the history of every franchise in the league. So, I did my research. And part of that was reaching out to you fans. But if you don’t agree with the 4 guys I have selected, come find me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nfldraftboard and let me hear what you think.
Kansas City Chiefs-The Chiefs are a proud franchise with a long rich history, and I can say living in the heart of Chiefs country one of the most passionate and loyal fan bases in the NFL. I’ve been to many games at Arrowhead and it doesn’t matter if they are 8-0 and 0-8 the place is packed and it’s loud. I grew up watching the Chiefs and so I feel like these 4 guys are great representatives of what makes the Chiefs who they are. But I know Chiefs fans, and so I expect strong opinions.
- Len Dawson, QB-Arguably the greatest player in franchise history. Franchise leader in passing yards as well as touchdowns and the leader of 3 AFL Championship games and 1 Super Bowl Championship(which he was the MVP).
- Derrick Thomas, LB-This probably isn’t the most popular pick, but for me, Thomas is the 2nd greatest edge rusher I’ve ever watched play. In 1990 he got 20 sacks in only 15 games. He was as unblockable as any player that’s ever played in the game. Every 3-4 Rush OLB in the league should aspire to try and be what Thomas was.
- Tony Gonzalez, TE-Gonzalez might still be playing at a high level in Atlanta but that does not diminish as a Chief. Not only a consummate professional but he performed year after year at an elite level regardless of how little talent was around him.
- Willie Lanier, LB-I only saw Lanier play in replay, but his talent was extraordinary. 8 all pro selections in 11 years, he was the centerpiece of a Chiefs defense that won Super Bowl IV with 7 tackles and 1 int.
BEST OF MAXIM
Of all of the teams that are struggling with getting long-term deals done with the players that they placed under the franchise tag, the Kansas City Chiefs are the most peculiar.
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According to Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star, second year wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin missed practice on Friday due to a medical condition. There’s some belief that Baldwin was absent due to a migraine. He’s had problems with them in the past.
So far from what we’ve heard Baldwin has been standing out during OTA’s as Dwayne Bowe continues to hold...
Every NFL Franchise has it’s own pantheon of football gods. That group of players who are not only historic in terms of talent, but even more than that, these are the players who you have to talk about when you tell the story of your team. This is part of a 32 article series where I tell you who I would put among that elite group. For this, it’s Mt. Rushmore. 4 players only....
Dwayne Bowe is skipping OTAs with the Chiefs, and head coach Romeo Crennel does not expect the star receiver to sign his one-year franchise tender anytime soon, according to the Kansas City Star. Crennel said, "We’re going to win with whoever we have. If Bowe's with us, we’d like that to happen. If he’s not, then we’re going to work with the guys we’ve got here...
Wide receiver Jonathan Baldwin was absent from Chiefs practice Friday because of an illness, and offensive tackle Brandon Albert missed the workout because of a personal matter.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said both are expected back next week.
Crennel said Baldwin was dealing with a migraine Thursday and went to the doctor Friday, rather than take part in Kansas City's organized...
Veteran safety Abe Elam has joined the Kansas City Chiefs.
Elam recently visited the Chiefs and Tennessee Titans.
Elam, 30, started every game last season for the Dallas Cowboys.
He recorded 68 tackles and one forced fumble.
Elam has previous stints with the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets and spent his rookie year in Dallas