Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 2/20

KANSAS CITY MO - DECEMBER 05: Leonard Pope #45 of the Kansas City Chiefs makes a catch in the endzone for a touchdown as Nate Jones #33 of the Denver Broncos looks on during the game on December 5 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

 Good morning Chiefs fans. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

Mike Davidson sat in a restaurant booth last week, picking at an appetizer and talking about the past.

He said he doesn’t want this to be about him. His 22 seasons as the Chiefs’ equipment manager were memorable, he said, but there’s more to it than that. It’s about the people you don’t see, or at least don’t notice, who work jobs like he did for so long — those behind the scenes of this massive production that happens each Sunday during football season. Davidson was one of them for more than two decades, and it’s the commotion and the calm, which so few see, that he’ll remember.

For 22 Years, Equipment Manager Brought Order to Chiefs' Chaos from KC Star

Howdy, coach

Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley attended and sat a few rows behind KU's bench.

Ailing Thomas Robinson Wourks Out, Feels Good from KUSports.com

Adam Brown from Pine Bluff, Ark., wants to know if the Chiefs could end up drafting Auburn quarterback Cam Newton or Alabama receiver Julio Jones.

Bill Williamson: I don't see the Chiefs making a move for a quarterback in the first round, perhaps in the later rounds in an attempt to find a backup. I could see Jones fitting in with the Chiefs.

AFC West Mailbag from ESPN

They're finally talking to each other - but they're not revealing how well it's going.

''I have nothing to say, obviously,'' Jeffrey Kessler, a lawyer for the NFL Players Association, said on his way out of the meeting. ''We're in a cone of silence.''

For the second day in a row, the two sides convened at the office of George Cohen, director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, a U.S. government agency. They met with Cohen for the first time Friday after agreeing to the mediation, which is not binding but is meant as a way to initiate progress in the slow and sometimes contentious bargaining.

NFL, Union Wrap Up Second Day from Fox Sports

The NFL's 490 pending free agents aren't the only ones whose bank accounts will be affected by a work stoppage.

Larry Kennan knows that all too well.

The NFL Coaches Association's executive director expects that some franchises will begin immediate layoffs of assistant coaches if a new Collective Bargaining Agreement can't be reached between the league and its players union by the March 4 deadline.

Work Stoppage Could Force Pay Cuts, Layoffs from FOX Sports

Within the NFL's New York City headquarters, the out-of-the-blue $800,000 profit was surely greeted with high fives and whoops and whatever other celebratory device football executives tend to break out when it comes to milking fans of every last cent. Upon closer inspection, however, the earnings symbolize something drastically different: The undeniable truth that when it comes to the seemingly inevitable NFL lockout, the league's executives and owners fall on the side of devilish greed.

Or, put differently: Who the hell charges people $200 to watch a game on TV outside a stadium? Even if there's coin to be made. Even if 4,000 people are dumb enough to fork over the cash. Even if you could hear the cheers and smell the popcorn from inside. Even if a couple of Cowboys' cheerleaders visited the suckers, eh, I mean, patrons. Seriously, what genre of insidious, money-hungry, tone-deaf, suit-wearing homo Sapien thinks this is the proper way to treat your most diehard fans?

As a Lockout Looms, NFL Must Realize it Can't Have it Both Ways from Sports Illustrated

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