Derrick Thomas is in the Hall of Fame. Neil Smith is not. In fact, he’s not even on the preliminary list for the Class of 2017. Yet the two were, as Smith says, one of the best pass-rushing tandems ever, and he explains on the latest Talk of Fame Network broadcast how they drove each other.
Kansas City owner and CEO Clark Hunt explains how he hired Andy Reid and why quarterback Alex Smith is the “perfect” fit for Reid’s team — someone, Hunt believes, could lead the Chiefs to another Super Bowl.
The most meaningful win of the 1969 season for Kansas City? It wasn’t Super Bowl IV — at least not according to Hall of Fame linebacker Bobby Bell. Nope, that distinction goes to the playoff defeat of Oakland, he said.
The New England Patriots suffered more than their first defeat Sunday night. They suffered what may be a significant loss with the injury to tight end Rob Gronkowski — the latest in a series of setbacks to Tom Brady’s receivers. Though initial reports on Gronk were encouraging, the Pats are running out of playmakers as Cincinnati and Denver begin to close in.
Three years after suffering a 25-point loss in Super Bowl I, the Kansas City Chiefs returned to the NFL championship game to batter the heavily-favored Minnesota Vikings. So what happened? Hall-of-Fame quarterback Len Dawson explained when he stopped by the latest Talk of Fame broadcast.
Former Kansas City guard Will Shields never missed a game in 14 NFL seasons, a remarkable span of 223 regular-season starts and 231 including the playoffs. Now that Will’s going into the Hall of Fame he’s only happy to divulge that he had some help getting there.
Carl Peterson’s Kansas City Chiefs won a lot of games in his 20 years with the team, but they never reached a Super Bowl — something Peterson on the latest Talk of Fame broadcast confessed was his “greatest disappointment.”