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"I thought Dwayne came out tonight and really in the last two days at practice in training camp saw...

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"I thought Dwayne came out tonight and really in the last two days at practice in training camp saw that he’s definitely started to show up," said Haley. "In this game I thought he definitely showed up. That to me was a definite positive without a doubt. "Like I said, we are going to play the guys that we think are doing it the way we want it done. That was the way we went tonight, but again that can change. But Bowe … definitely showed something."

Bob Gretz: Seems DBowe Was Paying Attention
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The Woodshed: New Era Edition

I wanted so very badly to attend the Chiefs preseason opener tonight at The New Arrowhead for one reason. Not because it will be the first time we see our glorious red & gold in action this season....

In 2006, at age 27, Larry Johnson had an NFL-record 457 touches from scrimmage (416 rushes, 41...

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In 2006, at age 27, Larry Johnson had an NFL-record 457 touches from scrimmage (416 rushes, 41 receptions). In the last two seasons, Johnson has missed 12 games due to nagging injuries and touched the ball 393 times total (351 rushes, 42 receptions). I wanted two answers from Johnson: Did overuse in 2006 ruin him? And does he have anything left now, when coach Todd Haley -- the world considers Haley a 60-40 pass-run play-caller -- wants to run the ball more than anyone thinks? Point 1: "I definitely was done by the end of that season. When we went to play the Colts in the playoffs, my legs were gone. I had nothing left. But it didn't destroy me.'' Point 2: Johnson is down to 225 pounds from his norm of 233. He looks good, very fit. "I include myself in this, but I think we were getting too comfortable in the Herman Edwards/Dick Vermeil era. I feel great right now. Nothing hurts. I know I'm not done. I still have the juice. I can definitely be a 300-plus carry back again.''

Peter King - SI.com - MMQB Stat of the Week

You're not going to believe this. It's midway through Kansas City's first of two daily practices...

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You're not going to believe this. It's midway through Kansas City's first of two daily practices and Matt Cassel, Tom Brady's longtime understudy now on his own in the heartland, fades back to pass. Quarterbacks in training camp are not supposed to be hit in camp, but in this pass drill, with Cassel setting up in the pocket, safety Bernard Pollard comes on a blitz. You remember Pollard. He's the guy who tumbled/dove into Brady's planted left leg on an identical rush last September, collapsing the knee, shredding Brady's ACL and knocking him out for the season. Now, on a sun-baked field miles from anywhere in western Wisconsin, here came Pollard at the man who replaced Brady and who, ironically, became Pollard's teammate after New England traded Cassel to Kansas City in February. What makes the play even more amazing is that Brady got hit last year when a back missed a block on the onrushing Pollard. And as I'm watching, I can't believe what I see: Again, a back (I didn't catch his number) throws an ¡Ole!block, and precisely the same thing that happened a year ago happens now: Pollard thought he was going to be blocked by a running back last year against New England, got low to take on the block, wasn't blocked, and fell into Brady. Now, he thought he was going to be blocked by a running back, got low, wasn't blocked, and stumbled and tried to avoid hitting Cassel, yelling at the last moment, "Move!" It was too late. He fell hard and rolled into Cassel's left leg.

Peter King - SI.com - MMQB

Is Cassel the one player the Chiefs have sought all these years?

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Really good article on Cassel being the man we have been waiting for and the similarities between Cassel and Dawson and how they came to the Chiefs.

1) I think with teams going pass happy, there will be at least 10 quarterbacks to throw for over...

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1) I think with teams going pass happy, there will be at least 10 quarterbacks to throw for over 4,000 yards this season. Seem like a lot? I see six locks and seven more with potential. Let's break it down: Guaranteed to do it -- Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Kurt Warner, Philip Rivers and Aaron Rodgers. Potential to do it -- Jay Cutler, Matt Cassel, Carson Palmer, Matt Schaub, Donovan McNabb, Tony Romo and Matt Hasselbeck.

Trent Green - Monday Morning Quarterback - SI.com
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The Woodshed - Offseason Special

  So, the offseason has made me something that I once thought was never possible...Yes, it is true that I have become in large part a "lurker"...I have become so busy with working all day long that...

Look, regardless of whether Waters’ gripes against the franchise are valid, no one is going to be i...

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Look, regardless of whether Waters’ gripes against the franchise are valid, no one is going to be inclined to hear or to understand his side of things when he conducts himself like he did on Wednesday.

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20. Kansas City Chiefs Final Score: 53.0 Kansas City scored very high for front office (9) with...

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20. Kansas City Chiefs Final Score: 53.0 Kansas City scored very high for front office (9) with the great Scott Pioli running the show. I like Todd Haley (6.5) and his new staff (6.5). And the Chiefs have a tremendous fan base and, according to several players we talked to, the best home field advantage in football. KC scored a 3 for defense.

Foxsports.com - Insider grading of every franshise

"Kansas City Chiefs first-round draft pick Tyson Jackson chased down quarterback Matt Cassel during...

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"Kansas City Chiefs first-round draft pick Tyson Jackson chased down quarterback Matt Cassel during team OTA practice on Friday at the Arrowhead practice facility. photo by DAVID EULITT/The Kansas City Star." All photos found here

I think there shouldn't be much of an impact to the league with the salary cap $5 million higher...

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I think there shouldn't be much of an impact to the league with the salary cap $5 million higher than originally forecast. The cap is due to be $128 million in 2009, not $123 million. The reasons it won't be much of a factor is that, from the looks of the cap sheets, there's only one team -- Kansas City -- that will have to spend more than it wanted to this year in order to get to the 86.4-percent-of-the-cap salary floor. The Chiefs are $31.1-million under the cap now, without any incumbent veterans to spend the money on because none have proven themselves to the new administration. They probably need to spend about $15 million in cap dollars to get to the floor.

Peter King - SI.com - Monday Morning Quarterback

"It’s not intimidating," Jackson said. "It’s just change like all things. I played in the SEC, so I ...

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"It’s not intimidating," Jackson said. "It’s just change like all things. I played in the SEC, so I have experienced a lot going against guys from Auburn or Alabama and guys with good technique like Tennessee. I played against pretty much all of them, so I have adjusted pretty well so far. "Nothing has scared me so far, but I know I need to step up my game much more. I can’t continue to play the college game in the NFL."

Kansas City Star - Chiefs Have High Hopes for Rookie Defensive Lineman Jackson, Magee

The Chiefs are looking at Hali as an outside linebacker, though he could play some at end when they...

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The Chiefs are looking at Hali as an outside linebacker, though he could play some at end when they move to the 4-3. "They’re trying me at different spots, but I’ve got to think (linebacker) is probably where they’ll want me," Hali said. "Haley’s telling me both defensive end and linebacker, so I’m moving between both of them now."

Kansas City Star - Hali Hoping for a Fresh Start

Foote, who has said he wants to play for the Lions, also says that the Chiefs, Cardinals, and Colts...

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Foote, who has said he wants to play for the Lions, also says that the Chiefs, Cardinals, and Colts have expressed interest in signing him.

www.profootballtalk.com The Lions have offered him a contract and they are reportedly working on a deal. -Primetime ...It's a done deal now (H/T DThomasReigns)

I think a very good man has been let go by the Chiefs -- vice president of player personnel Bill...

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I think a very good man has been let go by the Chiefs -- vice president of player personnel Bill Kuharich -- and a smart team would pick him up quickly.

SI.com - Peter King

"I have high expectations for this team. I’m excited to come out here and try to make a difference. ...

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"I have high expectations for this team. I’m excited to come out here and try to make a difference. I’m not coming to be a coach or help this team try to rebuild. I’m not here for that."

Kansas City Star - Chiefs believe Thomas can be positive influence on young players

4. Kansas City Chiefs — Tim Tebow, QB, Florida, Senior: The Matt Cassel era doesn't last long in K...

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4. Kansas City Chiefs — Tim Tebow, QB, Florida, Senior: The Matt Cassel era doesn't last long in K.C., as the Chiefs opt to not re-sign the high-priced gunslinger. Cassel goes into the free-agent pool, leaving a void at the quarterback position. Everyone knows the Kraft/Belichick/Pioli/Meyer connection, and Pioli jumps at the chance to add Tebow to his squad.

FoxSports.com - Peter Schrager's 2010 Mock Draft
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Perspective on the Trade

I keep reading the comments on the breaking news of the trade and I keep trying to get the perspective across in the dialogue and I think there are some things that we need to understand and think...

The Kansas City Chiefs have traded Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons,...

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The Kansas City Chiefs have traded Pro Bowl tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons, according to Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com. Terms of the deal weren’t immediately available in a deal that marks the first trade between former New England Patriots colleagues Scott Pioli, the Chiefs’ General Manager, and Thomas Dimitroff, Falcons’ General Manager.

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• As much as the Chiefs feel Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry might be the cleanest prospect in t...

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• As much as the Chiefs feel Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry might be the cleanest prospect in this draft, as many have labeled him, he's still a linebacker. And in his schooling in the Patriots Way under Bill Belichick, Pioli learned that one of the rules was that you don't usually spend first-round picks, especially top-five picks, on linebackers. True, Pioli and Belichick went against their history in taking Jerod Mayo No. 10 out of Tennessee last season in New England. But that's the exception, not the rule, and it was driven by the Patriots' obvious need at the position. And for that reason, I'm hearing Pioli may not opt to spend No. 3-level money on Curry no matter how impressive the ex-Demon Deacon is.

Don Banks - SI.com

Pioli, the rookie Kansas City general manager, has the distinction in this decade of being part of...

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Pioli, the rookie Kansas City general manager, has the distinction in this decade of being part of the tradingest draft-day team in the league. Between 2000 and 2008, the Patriots draft room, run by coach Bill Belichick and Pioli, made 28 draft-weekend trades. The Pats traded up 12 times, but more significantly, they traded down 16 times. In the last 10 days, I've spent hours (only my cell phone company knows how many for sure) foraging for crumbs for my Sports Illustrated mock, in your mailboxes Wednesday and Thursday. And the one thing I've heard on most calls is, "Well, you know Pioli wants to get out of his pick. He wants to trade down.'' It's true. He does want out. There's not a player Kansas City believes is worth third-pick-in-the-first-round money. Do you remember what the third pick got last year? Matt Ryan, the Atlanta quarterback, signed a six-year, $72 million deal, with $34.8 million guaranteed. Pioli can argue until he's Chiefs-crimson in the face, but his pick at three is going to fetch the player $11 million a year, minimum, regardless of position. Pioli's not picking a quarterback, so there's no chance a player at three will be worth that money. My feeling is Pioli woke up this morning with an itchy trigger finger.

Monday Morning Quarterback - Peter King
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Chiefs Easter

This is a new way for us/me to pass the time of the offseason and it is an important and timely message to introduce a new tradition. I know this is quickly becoming a secular society and we are...

At the league meetings two weeks ago, I ran into Cassel's agent, David Dunn, who was trying to...

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At the league meetings two weeks ago, I ran into Cassel's agent, David Dunn, who was trying to figure out why in the world Kansas City GM Scott Pioli wasn't eager to do a long-term deal for Cassel. Simple, I theorized; Cassel's only done it once, and if he's only marginally successful this year with Kansas City, he's not going to be a very good bargain with the $30-million or so in guaranteed money the Chiefs would have to pay him to get a deal done. And if he's great this year, the Chiefs still have the right to make him a restricted free-agent next year, whereby they'd have to pay him 110 percent of his salary this year ($16.115 million) ... which would mean they'd be committing $30.77 million to him over the next two seasons. If you're not positive about whether a quarterback's going to be a franchise guy, it's probably smarter to make him prove it again, even if that could end up costing you a little more in the long run.

Peter King - Monday Morning Quarterback - SI.com
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Chiefs Games (Reminder)

Hey AP, In our effort to find something to occupy our time (NaNz not included, apparently) and perhaps also get our Chiefs football fix, there was a light in the darkness about a month ago. Our...

Mike Goff will wear #79

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For others interested in number assignments, they have given Goff a number on the roster page, #79. I like it...it will be good to see a 79 on the line, even if it is on the interior...

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Help Brandon Carr...

Hey. Brandon Carr, through a social networking site that rhymes with Macebook, has asked if he should change his number from his current #39 and wants some feedback...He played way above...

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