Football 2014: The Star’s annual special preview section
08/21/2014 11:20 AM
08/25/2014 7:35 AM
As columnist Sam Mellinger explains, few plays electrify a football stadium — and neutralize an opposing offense — like a thundering sack of the quarterback.
And this isn’t just the stuff of daydreams for the Chiefs, although we did choose to have a little fantasy fun with the four section covers (part of one is pictured) for Football 2014, our annual special preview — which also appeared in 48 pages of Sunday’s print editions of The Kansas City Star.
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Here in the land of barbecue and jazz, the Chiefs boast a rich history of putting opposing quarterbacks on their backsides. You’ll read how KC legends like Bobby Bell, Art Still, Neil Smith, Jared Allen and of course Derrick Thomas set the tone for fierce defense, and how hard-working heirs Justin Houston, Tamba Hali and rookie Dee Ford (pictured from left) are hungry to recapture that past glory.
You’ll also learn more about defensive line guru Craig Kuligowski of Mizzou and defensive end Ryan Mueller of Kansas State, as well as Blue Springs twins Carlos and Khalil Davis, who are aiming for a state-title threepeat before trading in their Wildcats uniforms for those of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.
Around here, sacking the quarterback is a way of life.
The Chiefs and the NFL
Missouri, the SEC and the nation
Kansas, K-State and the Big 12
| Jeff Rosen, firstname.lastname@example.org
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