Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/13

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.

Leonard Pope is best known as a professional football player. But for a family in Americus, Ga., Pope is more aptly described as a hero.

The Kansas City Chiefs tight end came to the rescue last weekend, saving six-year-old Bryson Moore from drowning in a family swimming pool...

...Pope recounted the story in a Monday appeearance on "NFL Total Access," explaining how it all went down.

"As he was just tumbling around in the water, you know, he kind of lost his footing and he went sliding in the deep end a little bit," Pope said. "And that's when I heard his mom, Anne, yell and I was on my way out the house and I just went for it."

Chiefs TE Pope Rescues Drowning Child at Georgia Pool Party from NFL.com

That Mavs victory over the Miami Heat is one of those teachable moments that I’m sure will not go without comment when the Chiefs head coach gets a chance to speak to his team once again.

The Dallas victory is a perfect example of what Haley preaches 24/7 to his crew – there has to be more than talent involved for a team to win a title. It’s a basic truth in athletic competition and essential when teams fight for supremacy. Talent and talent alone do not guarantee victory. It never has. It never will.

The Winning Ability... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

Team officials will take part in an early morning cleanup session followed by a tour of the impacted area and a visit to Hope Station where players, coaches and executives will sign autographs and interact with community members.

Chiefs to Visit Joplin in Cleanup Relief Effort from The Mothership

All Chiefs employees, including GM Scott Pioli and coach Todd Haley, have taken a pay reduction during the lockout. The extent of the reduction depends on the level of job, with top executives taking the biggest hit. The cuts will be phased in over eight months and will average about 10%, with nobody reduced more than 20%.

If the NFL plays a full season, everybody will be fully reimbursed for lost wages.

AP: NFL and Seven Teams Have Had  Furloughs or Cuts from USA Today

6. Brian Waters, Kansas City: He’s aging, but Waters is still near the top of his game. He’s a great leader.

Ranking the AFC West Offensive Lineman from ESPN
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