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bishop_74
08-26-2008, 10:37 AM
I was JUST thinking about how we don't seem to be developing our players very well. I guess I was wrong.

Link (http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2008/08/26/chiefs_player_development_program_named_best_in_nfl/)

Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Tuesday that Executive Director of Player Development Lamonte Winston and the Kansas City Chiefs Player Development Department have received the NFL’s Outstanding Player Development Program Award. This league-wide award recognizes the Chiefs for their excellence in the fields of Continuing Education, Financial Education, Career Development and Player Assistance Programs. Winston, Nate Wainwright and Lisa Siebern will be honored on the field at Arrowhead prior to Thursday’s preseason contest vs. the St. Louis Rams.

“Lamonte Winston has been an extremely valuable employee of the Chiefs for 16 years,” Chiefs President Carl Peterson commented. “I immediately recognized that he was capable beyond simply being a player personnel scout and with his input, the Kansas City Chiefs began the league’s first player development program. Lamonte and his staff have set the standard for all other teams in the NFL and the current player development program at the league office in New York. There is no one better, nor more qualified than Lamonte and his team for all that they have done for so many players off the field. He and his staff richly deserves this award.”

Under the guidance of Winston and his department, numerous current and former Chiefs players have returned to school to complete their undergraduate degrees, while managing their football careers. Just this past off-season alone, seven Chiefs players participated in the NFL Business Management and Entrepreneurial Program, while six completed internships in the areas of Sport Management and Financial Services. Over the years, countless other players have participated in a variety of internship programs designed to help them prepare for careers after football.

Winston is in his 16th season with the Chiefs organization after joining the club as an area scout. In his role as Executive Player Development Director, Winston works to support players and their families with their off-field development. Prior to his arrival in Kansas City, Winston served as an assistant coach for San Francisco State (’86-’89) and Nevada (’90-’93) and played for Merritt Junior College and Westminster College. He is a 2000 inductee of San Francisco State’s Hall of Fame and is the brother of Kevin Winston, who serves as the Senior Director of Player Personnel for the Atlanta Falcons.

The NFL Player Development Department is the hub for a wide range of League-sponsored programs designed to meet the needs of players and their families in today’s NFL. Since its inception in 1991, more than 9,000 players and significant others have participated in programs administered by the department.

OnTheWarpath58
08-26-2008, 10:38 AM
So we are experts at developing these players for a life AFTER football, but not a life IN FOOTBALL?

bishop_74
08-26-2008, 10:42 AM
So we are experts at developing these players for a life AFTER football, but not a life IN FOOTBALL?

Correct:doh!:

Demonpenz
08-26-2008, 10:44 AM
:(

Sure-Oz
08-26-2008, 10:50 AM
They should be since we get rid of people pretty quick and most the people we draft suck and don't amount to anything anyway in the NFL

Chief_in_Commander
08-26-2008, 10:53 AM
:doh!:

siberian khatru
08-26-2008, 11:25 AM
Nice guys finish last.

SNR
08-26-2008, 11:25 AM
WHEEEEE! Suck on that one, Denver!

chiefs1111
08-26-2008, 11:32 AM
Damn we're special

mlyonsd
08-26-2008, 11:35 AM
They should be since we get rid of people pretty quick and most the people we draft suck and don't amount to anything anyway in the NFL

Beat me to it.

luv
08-26-2008, 11:39 AM
They should be since we get rid of people pretty quick and most the people we draft suck and don't amount to anything anyway in the NFL

Just what I was thinking as I read that.

Only, I don't believe everyone sucks that we draft. It's just that we're focused more on developing them for life after football instead of life during football, as OTWP stated.

Skip Towne
08-26-2008, 11:48 AM
More Chiefs BS. They need to spend their efforts developing players to play football and less on taking care of them after they bust.

ChiefsCountry
08-26-2008, 11:49 AM
I really dont see why we are bitching about this. IMO its a good thing. It helps these guys not become total losers that we have to support after they get out of football.

Reaper16
08-26-2008, 11:52 AM
I really dont see why we are bitching about this. IMO its a good thing. It helps these guys not become total losers that we have to support after they get out of football.
Unfortunately, many are total losers that we have to support while they're still in football.

Skip Towne
08-26-2008, 11:53 AM
Unfortunately, many are total losers that we have to support while they're still in football.

:LOL:

CosmicPal
08-26-2008, 12:16 PM
Wow. What a bunch of azzholes.

:shake:

I know some of you are kidding, but one of the grave issues that had been haunting the NFL for years is life after the game is over for a lot of NFL players. The Chiefs organization go above and beyond the game on the field to make sure their players also excel in the game of life.

And you azzhats have to make this into a mockery. Rip me all you want, but you should be proud of an organization that cares about its players.

Dick Bull
08-26-2008, 12:34 PM
Wow. What a bunch of azzholes.

:shake:

I know some of you are kidding, but one of the grave issues that had been haunting the NFL for years is life after the game is over for a lot of NFL players. The Chiefs organization go above and beyond the game on the field to make sure their players also excel in the game of life.

And you azzhats have to make this into a mockery. Rip me all you want, but you should be proud of an organization that cares about its players.


I agree

if only we can teach them how to play football

Mr. Laz
08-26-2008, 12:48 PM
excellence in the fields of Continuing Education, Financial Education, Career Development and Player Assistance Programs.

we have to develop them for life after football since they are gonna suck so bad that they are soon to be unemployed in the NFL.

Mr. Laz
08-26-2008, 12:49 PM
Wow. What a bunch of azzholes.

:shake:

I know some of you are kidding, but one of the grave issues that had been haunting the NFL for years is life after the game is over for a lot of NFL players. The Chiefs organization go above and beyond the game on the field to make sure their players also excel in the game of life.

And you azzhats have to make this into a mockery. Rip me all you want, but you should be proud of an organization that cares about its players.

they would do the players a bigger service by letting them get drafting by a team they would actual give them a chance at meaningful NFL careers.

Reerun_KC
08-26-2008, 12:50 PM
I agree

if only we can teach them how to play football
ROFL

I guess we are off to win some more moral victories....

Ari Chi3fs
08-26-2008, 12:54 PM
While I am proud of the Chiefs for preparing our players for life after football, I am also disappointed how the Chiefs don't prepare our players for football.

Most all of our players have some foundation that they work with, and this is very great and rewarding. I just wish our players had a solid foundation in football knowledge and skills.

Chief_in_Commander
08-26-2008, 01:28 PM
Wouldn't be so bad if our purpose as an organization wasn't to win football games......It's like sony having the most sanitized bathrooms in the electronics business

Bugeater
08-26-2008, 01:39 PM
Wow. What a bunch of azzholes.

:shake:

I know some of you are kidding, but one of the grave issues that had been haunting the NFL for years is life after the game is over for a lot of NFL players. The Chiefs organization go above and beyond the game on the field to make sure their players also excel in the game of life.

And you azzhats have to make this into a mockery. Rip me all you want, but you should be proud of an organization that cares about its players.
Oh please...these players have opportunities that most of us can only dream of, it's their own goddamn fault if they blow it. None of my employers have ever given a rat's ass what happens to their employees after they leave, why should it be any different for them.

Ari Chi3fs
08-26-2008, 02:58 PM
I like to think back to the great job the Chiefs did with Tamarick Vanover...

RJ
08-26-2008, 04:11 PM
So we are experts at developing these players for a life AFTER football, but not a life IN FOOTBALL?



Yep, 20 years from now our Guys will be looking down their noses at all the ex-Patriot players.