Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 1/23

Good morning, and congratulations to Brian Waters for making the Super Bowl. The moral of the story is a guy off the street can make it in this crazy world of the NFL. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

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"The Brandon's" both had a good season staying away from defensive pass interference calls. Between the two corners, opponents only accepted three defensive pass interference penalties in 2011.

Player Rank Flags Accepted Yards
Flowers 18th 2 2 30
Carr 45th 3 1 9

Offseason Roster Review: Cornerbacks from The Mothership

Earlier this month, the Chiefs participated in a "Thank you, fans" commercial spot for the NFL that aired before each Conference Championship Game on Sunday. The commercial is also set to air as the last spot before kickoff on Super Bowl Sunday.

Chiefs Featured As Singers In Super Bowl Ad from The Mothership

While the backup market is going to be workable, it is not going to be easy to get a better starter. Another important point is that, while the Chiefs are making strides in certain areas of the team, we still have a lot of holes to fill on the roster and if we go all in toward one of the bigger name players out there, we automatically hurt our ability to improve the rest of the team - possibly for years.

So here are some of the notable options and what they would likely cost us after the jump.

Upgrading At QB: What It Will Cost The Chiefs from Arrowhead Addict

The New York Giants will head to Indianapolis in two weeks to face a New England Patriots side seeking vengeance for defeat four years ago, which saw their previously perfect season end without the biggest prize.

And as on that occasion, the Giants owe their presence in the game's showpiece to an overtime kick from Lawrence Tynes, the Scottish-born kicker now in his fifth season with the "Big Blue".

Good Times For Giants' Tynes from Sky Sports

But no one in coaching annals has suffered the ignominy of Marty Schottenheimer, the star-crossed, sixth-winningest coach in NFL history.

With the Cleveland Browns - after no losing seasons and a 32-15 record his final three years - he was fired.

Then with the Kansas City Chiefs - where he had nine winning seasons out of 10 - he was fired.

Then with the Washington Redskins, he was fired after one season, in which he won eight of his last 11 games.

Then with the San Diego Chargers, he was fired after his fourth year, a 14-2 season.

(Look at those last two jobs again, with the Redskins and the Chargers: Schottenheimer was fired winning a combined 22 of his last 27 games.)

Couch Slouch: Coaches Are Hired To Be Fired from The Washington Post

Ret. - Javier Arenas, Kansas City Chiefs (Alabama, Tampa): He returned 32 punts for a 12.8 average and 17 kickoffs for a 21.3 average. Plus, as a nickel back on defense, he had two interceptions...

...Ret. - Javier Arenas, Kansas City Chiefs (Alabama, Tampa): He returned 32 punts for a 12.8 average and 17 kickoffs for a 21.3 average. Plus, as a nickel back on defense, he had two interceptions.

Defense Dominates Our Annual All-Alabama All-NFL Team from The Huntsville Time

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