On Friday, everyone following full-back Anthony Sherman, expected by the Kansas City Chiefs, will be the Veteran's Day Champion. What no one understood was that Sherman would have a deserved challenger.
Sirens roared on the campus of Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph as the police escorted the Chiefs' full-back and over the NASCAR driver into the parking lot the player drove Clint Bowyer's black race car number 14.
" [We have] Streaker on the offensive, "Sherman explained," and I'm an old head now, so the only way to keep up with these little kids is riding this NASCAR. "
Sherman wrote to Bowyer that he was there Pulling through the stunt had supported.
"So I started in the May race," he said, "I had Mike Metcalf from Chip Ganassi Racing ̵
Sherman's" fire suit "was red, white, and black, and pointed to the On the front is the Chiefs logo with his name and number 42 on the back.
"That had sleeves when they sent it to me and I shut it off," he said.
After Sherman's arrival and interview with the media the prevailing thought amongst writers was that the excitement was over for the day, about 20 minutes later, when a military truck beeped down the campus lane.
The truck carried Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt, kicker Harriso n Butker and the Long Snapper James Winchester. When Colquitt stopped the truck from the media, he shouted, "The Specialists are here!"
Colquitt says he bought the military vehicle thanks to a friend named Cyrus.
"I was in the vicinity a block or two," Colquitt said as some media members laughed. "I have a few friends at Stonehenge Landscaping and stuff like that, the guy who drives that car and bought it used it to help people with the flooding in Houston and Kansas City when the Blue River overran I think, "How cool would it be to go to training camp with it?"
"I've never done that before. I saw people getting out of Brink's cash transporters and all kinds of funny things. I said, "I have to do this for fun."
Colquitt joked that the purpose of the truck was to get Butker to camp as a placekicker, an important part of the team. But then he explained that the real reason was supporting the US troops.
"With the year ahead, we had a lot in the world," he said. "I think that's just a great way to give something back. Tell the troops that we support them. We will try to entertain them all in the fall. We have a lot of fun. We are very blessed. God has blessed us to be in that position to check into a training camp and do something that we love for a living. We have to maintain the country and, of course, Chiefs Kingdom number one. "
And so the day went by. The first full training of the Chiefs starts on Saturday afternoon, and then Colquitt and Sherman will probably come back to business.
But the events on Friday afternoon were for the fans.
"You know the fans enjoy it," Sherman said, "and I've found a way to improve last year's outfit with the car, and I appreciate everyone who wanted to help and everyone who loved it could make possible.
Who won the veterans' day
Defending champion Anthony Sherman
Dustin Colquitt and the Specialists
(42 votes )
To name too close
132 votes in total
- The temperature remained in the high 70s throughout the morning workout, which began at 8:40. Arrowhead Time – I can not recall three days of uninterrupted time on St. Joseph's day since I started the Chiefs Beat in 2014. Much better than the alternative.
- While the training on Saturday will be a bit of a stir, Friday was rather uneventful. Quarterbacks Patrick Mahomes and Chad Henne, Travis Kelce and Cameron Erving, the offensive lineman, got veteran's days off, as expected by head coach Andy Reid. The two missing top quarterbacks gave Reid a better chance to see Chase Litton and Kyle Shurmur.
- It's way too early to say it in the QB battle of the third string, though I would give Litton a small advantage on Friday. Whose day was highlighted by a nice throw and wide receiver Grayson in seven-against-seven work. With limited players, the Chiefs had no 11-to-11 periods on Friday.
- The wide receiver Jamal Custis and the tight-end Nick Keizer each had hard catches, and corner kick Mark Fields was able to dissolve a designated for Thompson Shurmur pass well.
- Tight End John Lovett worked the running backs for the second consecutive day. I expect him to impress when the Chiefs finally train in the pads early next week.
- It was a seemingly fast, ordinary workout that led to the Veterans' Report Day – the main course of Friday at the Chiefs Training camp.
Tweets of Note
For the Veterans' Review Day, we've put together all of our review tweets (videos and images) on this separate post .
Quote of the Day  Chiefs Left Guard Andrew Wylie about bringing an "extra alarm clock" to the training camp: "Mitch Schwartz is always warning everyone. He always brings [says] a replacement alarm, just in case you do not want something to happen. Yes. I'm just a little superstitious.
How to proceed?
With workouts for beginners and quarterbacks in the books, the chiefs switch the site into a full public workout on Saturday at 3:30 pm Arrowhead Time and about 8:00 pm thereafter  You can find the complete schedule here.