Vahe Gregorian

Vahe Gregorian

Chiefs’ Jeremy Maclin strengthened by life experiences, including exodus from Philly

The Chiefs wanted and needed receiver Jeremy Maclin as a catalyst and playmaker for an offense marred by a stupefying void last season: failing to create one touchdown pass to a wide receiver. But when the Chiefs signed Maclin, they also signed a charismatic veteran who is poised and wise beyond his 27 years.

Vahe Gregorian

Hard road ahead of Marcus Mariota? As former elite draft pick, Chiefs’ Alex Smith can relate

Ten years ago, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith was in an uncannily similar position to Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota after he had finished fourth in Heisman voting and was drafted first overall by a 49ers organization that had gone 2-14 the year before.

Vahe Gregorian

For one Staley senior, an extended family made a return to football, and much more, possible

As LeAnn Cruce gazed down from the stands at some 200 young football players from Blue Springs and Staley High, she thought about how every one of them probably has faced something difficult to contend with in life. She knows about one of these stories for sure: Staley’s Kyle Cambrice, a senior linebacker who doesn’t know his birth father and essentially was abandoned by his mother along with his older brother at a year old.

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