Data Scout Notes: 2013: 1stC/1stM...(+) Coming off Aug 2013 Knee INJ/P3rdC/P3rdM/PBednarik/DS#1PSTeamProspect-RRang...2012: NA...2011: NA...2010: NA
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08/26/15 - OLB Dee Ford will be a full participant in Friday night's preseason game against Tennessee. In last week's game against Seattle, Ford left the game with what the Chiefs said was a fractured rib. But more extensive testing showed there was not a break, and they are now calling it a bruised rib. Ford did not miss a day of practice this week and said he would play against the Titans. "I'm going to play," Ford said. "I can't tell you how much, but I'm going to play."
08/13/15 - LB Dee Ford has missed the last four Chiefs' practices as he continues to deal with the effects of a concussion. Ford apparently suffered a blow to the head in the Aug. 8 practice, and then missed the rest of the week. He will not appear in the Chiefs' visit to Arizona to kick off the preseason schedule.
05/12/14 - The Falcons tried to trade for a late first-round pick, but their intended targets went too high. They had an eye on Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, but realized early that too many teams wanted him, and it would cost too much to move up high enough. He was selected by Pittsburgh with the 15th pick. The Falcons' attention then shifted to Auburn defensive end Dee Ford, who didn't slip into their range. Ford was selected by Kansas City with the 23rd pick. "We worked hard at it, and you have to have a dance partner," Dimitroff said. "In the end, we didn't (trade) at the spots that we were interested in." Smith said, "Thomas was working very hard. And as he said, it takes two to dance, and I felt like junior/senior prom, waiting on somebody (to dance with). We weren't getting the three-letter answer, we were getting the two-letter answer." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - First-round selection Dee Ford quickly won over Chiefs fans when he showed his knowledge of the top pass rusher in franchise history - Hall of Fame outside linebacker Derrick Thomas. "This is the home of Derrick Thomas and I know you all remember that speed," Ford said. "That get-off is vital and so deadly. The speed rush itself opens up everything. I love the speed rush, love the speed and power. Pass rush is an art and it's all about what you put into it."
The Chiefs selected Ford because of his pass-rushing ability. Ford has very defined opinions of what's important when getting the opposing passer on the ground. "It's one thing to have a lot of sacks and it's one thing to have efficient sacks," Ford said. "Anyone can go out and have 10 or 12 sacks (in a season); but when your team really needs you to end the game or end a drive and you have those sacks, those are very vital to your team. I want to always have productive, efficient sacks." - The Sports Xchange
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Chiefs' picks: Round 1/23 - Dee Ford, OLB, 6-2, 252, Auburn...Last season, the Chiefs were sixth in the NFL in sacks (47), but in their six losses in the regular season and playoffs, they had just six. They lost twice to Denver, San Diego and Indianapolis, and when quarterbacks like Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers are one-fourth of the schedule, the more productive pass rushers the merrier. Ford was the second-rated pass rusher on the Chiefs board based on his explosive first step. With starting outside linebacker Tamba Hali sitting with just two more seasons on his contract, his replacement is now in place. - The Sports Xchange