Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 11/30

Denny Medley-US PRESSWIRE

Good morning! I might have overslept. So... here is your late Kansas City Chiefs news! Enjoy.

Cassel Sets Example Despite Abuse from KC Star

Shortly after making the trade that would come to define his time as general manager of the Chiefs, Scott Pioli began telling friends he wasn't sure how good Matt Cassel would be as a starting NFL quarterback.

"But I know he'll work like a great one," Pioli said.

In that way, Cassel has lived up to his side of the deal. He has been promoted and paid like good starter, and it turns out he has the ability of a good backup. The gap is not because of a lack of effort, or caring. That's not his fault. Neither is his tie to Pioli.

Prime time Viewing - Chiefs Watch MNF As Part OF Film Study from The Mothership

Wouldn't it be great if your boss told you to go home and watch television? Better yet, you knew that by watching television, you could enhance your productivity at work during the next few days.

Members of the Kansas City Chiefs did just that on Monday night, as they watched this week's opponent, the Carolina Panthers defeat the Philadelphia Eagles 30-22 on Monday Night Football. Whether it was for business, pleasure or both, Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel suggested the idea to his guys.

Chiefs' Tyson Jackson Relishes His Increased Role from KC Star

Chiefs defensive end Tyson Jackson almost forgot how much fun he could have playing football.

Instead of his usual trip to the sidelines when the Chiefs went to their nickel defense against Denver last week, Jackson teamed with rookie tackle Dontari Poe as the two interior linemen on passing downs.

And Jackson responded with one the most productive games of what has been considered a disappointing career since he was taken with the third overall pick of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Brady Quinn Apologizes For His Sorry-Looking 'Stache from KC Star

Quinn and fellow quarterback Matt Cassel are wearing moustaches this week as part of Movember, an initiative that raises funds to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

Chiefs' Berry, Panthers' Newton Faced Off As High Schoolers from KC Star

While playing high school football in the Atlanta area, Eric Berry had enough confidence to believe he would eventually play in the NFL.

He also thought that about a quarterback he opposed - Cam Newton.

Cheers Through The Years from The Mothership

Women who cheered in the 60's to those who just recently retired their pompoms, all reunited at 1 Arrowhead Drive to reminisce on the days they wore the Chiefs cheerleading uniform.

To begin the alumni weekend the cheerleaders participated in a tour of the stadium and for some, it was an entirely new experience.

Must-Win Watch: Saints, Cowboys Reach A Fork In The Road from Sports Illustrated

The hapless Kansas City Chiefs became the first team eliminated from playoff contention when they lost to Denver last weekend. And thus began the NFL's annual post-Thanksgiving weening down of postseason contenders.

Chiefs Rise Up, Fall Down To Level Of Opponent from The Knoxville News Sentinel

The Chiefs have been something of a rollercoaster this season, though not in terms of wins and losses. They've been quite consistent at losing.

It's their performance that's been uneven, and it's often dictated by their opponent.

One Guy To Watch from ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs, Jon Baldwin, receiver: Earlier this week, Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel said he thinks the Chiefs' quarterbacks simply haven't looked for Baldwin. He noted that Brady Quinn missed Baldwin on a potential touchdown Sunday against Denver. This means the quarterback may not have trust or confidence in Baldwin. This is a first-round pick in his second season. The light needs to come on soon.

Rutledge Named To Missouri Sports Hall Of Fame from The Joplin Globe

Tony Richardson, Kansas City Chiefs: He played 11 seasons for the Chiefs (1995-2005) and was a Pro Bowl selection in the last three years as well as in 2008 when he played for the Minnesota Vikings. He scored 24 career touchdowns for the Chiefs but is best known as the blocking back in front of standouts like Priest Holmes and Marcus Allen.

Coaches Named For NFLPA Bowl from ESPN

The 2013 NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl will return to the Home Depot Center on Jan. 19 with Herm Edwards and Dick Vermeil serving as coaches.

Edwards replaces Tom Flores as the coach of the American Team. Vermeil returns as the coach of the National Team after winning the inaugural game last year.

Panthers Want You To End Coin Toss Losing Streak from WBTV

The Carolina Panthers are an astonishing 0-for-12 on coin tosses this season, 11 game starts and one overtime toss.

So head coach Ron Rivera wants you - the fans - to pick heads or tails for Sunday's game at the Kansas City Chiefs.

You can vote how you want the Panthers to call the toss on Sunday by voting in a poll on their Facebook page.

KCChiefs.com Video: From The Podium: 11/29/12

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