Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/23

Good morning, AP. Your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet is here again for your consumption. Enjoy. By the way, if you don't root for the USA in today's match, you're helping the terrorists win (just saying).

Gary in IL says: Bob, I’m not one of those Chiefs fans drinking the Kool-Aid. People are saying they think this team can win nine games, I say 4-6 wins and they tell me I’m a hater. I tell them I’m a realist. The coaching additions are nice but they need the pieces to be effective at their job. I feel they are still 1 year and a free agency and draft away. I feel the defense will be the weak link especially the front seven. Let’s not forget that Romeo’s defense in New England was at its best until the ‘03 and ‘04 seasons, his fourth and fifth in NE. So I’m going to temper my enthusiasm for now. Thanks!

Bob says: Gary, I know you are not a hater, but I also know you aren’t easily sold given recent history and the team’s lack of winning football. I would agree you are a realist, but that translates to pessimist for most people. Although I know you are in Illinois, you qualify as a Missouri fan – a Show Me man. I think there are many questions that must still be answered about the Chiefs, and the defense is a big one. There was no infusion of talent for the front seven since last year. The only real change has been Crennel. That’s not enough to repair a very bad run defense. Pioli and Haley have hung their hats on Crennel having a better defensive plan and the improvement of players on the roster. It’s yet to be proven that was enough to make the defense better. Adding Eric Berry helps, but the runner should be on the ground before he gets to the first-round draft choice. If not, it’s going to be a long year for the Chiefs defense and thus the red and gold.

Answer Bob/Part #2 … Wednesday Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

Scout.com's Chris Steuber continues the top 10 prospects series and profiles the Kansas City Chiefs. In this series, an NFL prospect is classified as a player entering their third year in the NFL or under 25 years of age. Find out who the Chiefs top 10 prospects are entering the 2010 season.

Kansas City Chiefs: Top 10 Prospects from Scout.com

Former Beckville Bearcat and current Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Demorrio Williams dropped in with me on SportsRadio Live to talk about life with the Chiefs, his alma mater Nebraska changing conferences, and the NFL thinking about an 18 game season.

Reid:
How are things in Kansas City?
Demorrio Williams: They're going good, we just got finished with a minicamp on Sunday, so everything's been real good.

Beckville's Demorrio Williams on life with the Kansas City Chiefs from Examiner.com

Miscommunication was a major culprit last season when the Steelers blew five fourth-quarter leads, including cushions against the lowly Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. It's something the Steelers said was addressed — but not stressed — during voluntary workouts, which ended two weeks ago.

"Bad communication, that's all it was," cornerback Ike Taylor said. "That's what happens. When you don't communicate one down, it's a play gone bad. For an offense, they can scramble and fix that. For a defense, when you don't communicate, you don't know what's going to happen: somebody might go in the wrong gap, somebody in the secondary might go on the wrong call or the wrong read.

"A busted play; there goes seven points."

The mix-ups caused blown coverage against the Chiefs and Raiders, when Kansas City's Chris Chambers beat Taylor for a 61-yard play to set up Ryan Succop's game-winning field goal in overtime, and a botched blitz left Oakland's Louis Murphy all alone for the game-winning touchdown catch with 9 seconds remaining.

Steelers defense concentrating on improving communication from The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Standing together on the stage inside the Memorial Ballroom, Purdue's rich and talented quarterback history was on display.

Len Dawson. Bob Griese. Drew Brees.

Three NFL stars. Three Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks.teams to Super Bowl victories.

"This is one to remember,'' said former Purdue quarterback Joey Elliott, who guided the Boilermakers last season.

Only Alabama can equal Purdue when it comes to Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks. Bart Starr, Joe Namath and Ken Stabler are Crimson Tide alumni who guided NFL

Purdue QBs: 'Absolute legends' from IndyStar.com

Eight years after leaving the University of Hawaii football team as a top wide receiver, Ashley Lelie is seeking another Warrior completion.

Lelie has returned to Hawaii, where he will complete work toward a bachelor's degree while serving as a student manager for the Warriors.

"Finishing my degree is the main thing," said Lelie, who relinquished his senior season to apply for the 2002 NFL draft. "I have a year left. If I can take care of a couple of incompletes, it will be less than that. But it will be good to be around football again. I was starting to miss it."

As a student manager, Lelie will receive a tuition waiver and be allowed to offer advice to the receivers.

"I definitely want to help the team out," Lelie said.

The Radford High graduate's biography had a storybook plot -- at least early.

Lelie moving on by helping Warriors from The Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Faced with the possibility of reducing bus service to Ralph Wilson Stadium during Buffalo Bills home games, the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has set two public hearings to garner input about the proposal...

...Most NFL teams offer various forms of public transportation options to their respective stadiums. In the American Football Conference, only the Miami Dolphins, Cincinnati Bengals and Kansas City Chiefs do not offer public transportation options while the National Football Conference, the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the sole teams not offer that option.

NFTA to hear from public on Bills service from Buffalo Business First

It was a day for the Philadelphia Eagles to link with their past Tuesday as the 18th annual Dick Vermeil Invitational Golf Tournament teed off at the neighboring RiverCrest Golf Club.

The tournament is a major fundraising event for the Chester County Council, Boy Scouts of America. Members of Troop 73 out of Valley Forge were recognized at the event.

Vermeil, the former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs, is the honorary chairman of the event. The tournament chairman is former Eagles linebacker Kevin Reilly, who is now an Eagles broadcaster doing pre-game shows and post-game shows on WYSP radio.

Phoenixville based fundraiser links Philadelphia Eagles with past from The Phoenix

Player Tweets

GlennDorsey72 Sushi on deck....#leggo what's yall favorite roll? Any suggestions?
BCarr39 #iDislike pump fakers and jersey chasers
BCarr39 #iDislike this Kansas City heat!
BCarr39 #iDislike people tellin me how easy my job is...(riiight)
BCarr39 #iDislike people who think I'm suppose to look like a body builder jus becuz I play in the NFL! ...ever seen a jaguar...?
BFlowers24 headed to parkers....yall dont know what yall missn if yall havent tried it yet...
BCarr39 Why do I procrastinate so much..flight leaves n 18hrs and I have yet to put a piece of clothing in my suitcase. Smh

Media and Fans

Adam_Schefter Bengals waived former Titans WR Chris Davis today, aftert signing him in March. Sounds fishy.

Adam_Schefter RT @richeisen: Ray Lewis on Albert Haynesworth. An instant classic. Find his comments towards the bottom. http://tinyurl.com/292z43e

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