Why Peterson Is At The NFL Meetings

The blogosphere has been percolating with talk of Carl Peterson sightings at the NFL meetings in Orlando at the ultra plush Ritz Carlton Grand Lakes Resort down in Orlando.

Certainly, C.P. has never met a four-star hotel he didn’t like, but he’s not down there just saying hello to old contemporaries and hitting the Greg Norman designed golf course.

Peterson is working with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. No, he’s not replacing Bill Parcells as the major football domo of the Chiefs. He’s working with Ross to sell NFL owners on Game-Day Vision, an interactive mobile device that will be available to season ticket holders at Sun Life Stadium this fall for Dolphins games.

Game-Day Vision brings right to the fan access to replays, updates of other games, statistics and other features like ordering food and drink that can be delivered directly to the seat. What the Dolphins are doing this year is giving their season ticket holders the device for the entire season. Fans get one device for every two seats they hold.

Ross bought the Canadian company that produces the units – Kangaroo Media Inc. – last year. He’s asked Peterson to get involved in the process of moving Game-Day Vision out of south Florida and into other NFL stadiums.

“We can’t ignore technology and we can’t ignore innovations,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Monday, after telling the league owners that they must continue to come up with new ways to enhance the game-day experience in the stadium.

The devices have been used at events like Formula One car racing, PGA Tour events and on various NASCAR circuits.


17 Responses to “Why Peterson Is At The NFL Meetings”

  • March 23, 2010  - el cid says:

    I am over Carl. He did a lot of good when he got here. Really flopped the last 10 years, might be interesting the “why” behind his inabiliy to do much right during those years. As long as he is in the ring of honor, wish he good luck because he just does not have it any more.


  • March 23, 2010  - el cid says:

    senior moment – as long as he is NOT in ring of honor. Please forgive me, aged a lot today.


  • March 23, 2010  - jimbo says:

    Hey, I think it is a great idea to have one of those Gizmos at the stadium.
    Then again it may distract the avid fan from seeing plays live. Which of course is why you are there in the first place.
    Carl Peterson may not be the most popular man in KC for some… I think he did a good job of marketing & branding the Chiefs franchise. No one can argue his love of football & the NFL. That being said, yes… he did stay GM for far too long.


  • March 23, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    I agree with you guys. I don’t understand the intense hatred some fans have towards Carl. Yes, he stayed in the job too long. But, that’s only because Lamar allowed him to.


  • March 23, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    I agree with you guys about Carl as well.

    I think the “gizmos” are cool, but its another operating cost that will have to be paid by the ticket holder. I for one dont want them because I dont want tickets, parking, conc. ect to be increased. I also dont like the watch other game view aspect. but ordering and watching replays ect from that game only would be a nice feature.


  • March 23, 2010  - ThunderChief says:

    Let me get this straight. CP is not there to get a leg up on the 49ers job?


  • March 23, 2010  - ThunderChief says:

    Forgot to mention something else while I’m at it. Just broke a leg jumping off the Okung-Berry-McCoy bandwagons and ONTO the Brian Bulaga express after having just heard him on Sirius with Schein/Gannon. Why?

    A couple of paraphrased comments are in order:

    “In college we have been constantly grilled on the fundamentals of the game that’s played at Iowa and similar to that played in the NFL. It’s about technique, foot speed and hand placement over and over. I’m ready for the NFL as a result.”

    Q: ‘Have you been fitted for a Chief’s jersey as yet?’

    A: “Given the direction the Chiefs are heading with their high quality coaching staff and budding star players on the team, I’d be most happy to be heading to KC. That said, I think any player drafted would be thrilled to be a Chief.”

    I’m $OOOOOOLD!


  • March 23, 2010  - el cid says:

    Does not sound bad to me but it might be a little self promotion. With the money paid the 5th pick, I imagine anyone would love to be a Chief, that includes me. I am just not sure what the plan is, all the FAs signed led one way, then FAs with age. Add the Chiefs paid little for any and all the FAs (from another site), so there is plenty still in the bank for some defensive players so for depth at CB or S. Beating it to death, would like a WR if there is still one out there in FA.


  • March 23, 2010  - Mike in MO says:

    I just love the enthusiasm about the 2010 Chiefs that’s building on this site and elsewhere. With three picks in the first two rounds (and maybe a fourth if we can shop Bowe!), we can solidify some areas that most need upgrading. I don’t look for Pioli and Haley to draft another Trezelle Jenkins or Brian Joswiak. I’m pumped already. Go Chiefs!


  • March 23, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    ThunderChief,

    I’d be fine with Bulaga. But, not at #5. I think he’s more of a mid-to-late first round pick.

    el cid,

    T.O. is still looking for a job. Want him?

    Mike in Mo,

    Just curious…why on Earth would we want to “shop Bowe”??? Getting rid of (arguably) our best WR, when we’re already paper thin at talent there? I don’t see how that makes any sense. We need to fill holes…not create them.


  • March 23, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    Mike in MO,

    Shop Bowe, ha, I will give you a $1,000 bucks if they do. It will not happen, atleast this year.

    I believe Scott and Todd feel that they have a great player and probably feel with more coaching from them, GOOD COACHES, that they can make is happy hands go away for the most part. If he keeps it up all year, than maybe they go a different direction next year.


  • March 23, 2010  - jimbo says:

    Mad Chief says,

    We need to fill holes…not create them. Well Said. simple & sweet.

    Trade Bowe??? Why not trade Brandon Flowers???
    Mike in Mo. we need clear thinking Chiefs fans. Not sure why you would consider bartering one of only game changing players on our team. Please explain…


  • March 23, 2010  - Stiv says:

    How many GM’s keep their job during a 15 year span that produces 0 playoff wins? Peterson should have left with Marty.


  • March 23, 2010  - True Red & Gold says:

    I don’t think CP is interested in a GM job. He doesn’t need the money and he has other interests that he wants to pursue.

    Bulaga would be a reach at #5 but that doesn’t mean that Pioli won’t draft him. I will be surprised if we don’t address the OLine with the number 5.


  • March 23, 2010  - Mad Chief says:

    True Red & Gold says:
    “I will be surprised if we don’t address the OLine with the number 5.”

    If Okung is there, I think you will be right with this statement. I don’t think there’s any way we take Bulaga with the #5 pick. If we trade back into the 10-15 range…then I could see us taking him. I just can’t see Pioli taking the (arguably) second best O-lineman in the draft at #5.

    Of course, it’s impossible to tell what Pioli and Company are thinking. But, I think we’ll go D with our first pick…assuming we keep (or are stuck with) the #5 pick. I’m personally hoping for Eric Berry.


  • March 23, 2010  - el cid says:

    Mad Chief – does TO have anything left? If so, why not? Would be a really scarry slot for defenses to face. Bowe, Chambers, and TO might give def. coor. a few gray hairs.

    As for Bowe, everyone seem to think he is a game changer, just do not see it more of a potential kind of guy, skills just not shown up every time he plays. Drops the easy ones.

    Who to draft? I will ride with Pioli/Haley but no developemental types, a start who changes how his side of the ball is game planned.


  • March 23, 2010  - el cid says:

    Just got a mock draft from bleachersreport.com. might look at it different to say the least after 2nd round. Nobody seems to know just how many draft picks or what rounds with trades, anyone have any answers on that?




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