Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 1/19

 Happy Wednesday, Chiefs fans! Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli was selected NFL Executive of the Year by the Professional Football Writers of America, Pro Football Weekly announced Tuesday.

The Chiefs, in Pioli's second season in charge of the team, won the AFC West with a 10-6 record, matching the total number of wins the club managed in the three previous seasons.

Pioli Selected NFL Executive of the Year from KC Star

Lots of Chiefs fans out there are depressed that Tony Gonzalez was deprived of the shot at the Super Bowl that he so badly wanted when he forced his way out of Kansas City.

If what you want is a truly deserving former Chiefs player to pull for this weekend, there's a great candidate out there in Jets fullback Tony Richardson.

A Tony to Root for from The Red Zone 

Rookie safety Eric Berry became the third Chiefs draft choice under Pioli to earn PFW All-Rookie Team honors. He was joined by Browns safety T.J. Ward on the rookie squad.  Last year, both DE Tyson Jackson and K Ryan Succop made the team.  The fact that Jackson made any kind of rookie team tells you all you need to know about the so-called quality of that draft class.

Chiefs Pioli, Charles, and Berry Win Pro Football Writers of America Honors from Examiner.com 

Over the course of the next few weeks, we'll break down the Chiefs roster and decide whether each player is ascending or descending and whether we think they are the long term answer at their position. We'll look at the players play this season and we will also evaluate their grades and statistics from Pro Football Focus, a partner of AA that evaluates and grades every player on every play of every game. We trust the stats and evaluations from PFF to be the most accurate out there. Please note that the stats cited in these articles may not match up with the official stats from the NFL but again, we feel they are more accurate.

We'll start today with linebacker Jovan Belcher...

Chiefs Roster Evaluation: Javon Belcher from Arrowhead Addict

David Lindstrom, a former defensive lineman for the Kansas City Chiefs, has been elected vice chairman of the Johnson County Commission.

Lindstrom, who serves as Third District commissioner, was elected to the position by the other six county commissioners.

Government Notes from KC Star

Scratch one potential headache off the list for Jackson County in 2011.

County Executive Mike Sanders told county legislators Tuesday that the proposed Kansas City budget includes the $2 million the city is obligated to pay toward upkeep of Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums.

KC Ponies Up Stadium Money from The Examiner

The St. Louis Rams have announced former Denver Broncos Head Coach Josh McDaniels will be the new offensive coordinator for the team.

Rams Hire McDaniels as Offensive Coordinator from KPLR

According to a team source, The Kansas City Chiefs signed free agent linebacker Eric Bakhtiari

Bakhtiari spent two weeks on the Chiefs practice squad in 2010 and played in three games with Tennessee in 2009, totalling six special teams tackles.

Chiefs Sign Linebacker Bakhtiari from Football News Now

Ravens senior offensive assistant Al Saunders has been contacted by two NFL teams, a league source said.

The Oakland Raiders reportedly are looking at Saunders as an offensive coordinator after Hue Jackson was hired as head coach. The other team interested in Saunders is unknown.

Al Saunders has Been Contacted by Two Teams from The Baltimore Sun

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