Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 4/9

KANSAS CITY, MO - DECEMBER 18: Kicker Ryan Succop #6 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates after kicking a field goal as Brad Jones #59 of the Green Bay Packers watches during the game on December 18, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. We have thoughts on Bowe's recent comments on Crennel, a look back at the #11 pick in the draft, and reports of more player visits. Enjoy!

It's not hard to connect the dots here and see Bowe, like many Chiefs, was completely fine with Todd Haley's exit from the picture. Kansas City fired Haley with three games remaining in the 2011 season. The team's play subsequently improved, and Crennel was widely praised as a breath of fresh air.

"Over those last three games with him last year, guys had so much more energy and were so much more confident," Bowe said. "Guys are so excited to come back to him, you can't even imagine."

All Is Well In Chiefs Land, According To Dwayne Bowe from NFL.com

The Chiefs made history holding the 11th overall pick in the 1980 NFL Draft.

By using the pick to select USC guard Brad Budde, the Chiefs became the first team in NFL history to draft a father/son duo in the first round. Budde's father, Chiefs Hall of Famer Ed Budde, was a first round selection of the Chiefs in the 1963 AFL Draft.

Chiefs Draft History At Pick No. 11: G Brad Buddle from The Mothership

The phrase "definitely knows how to treat the players" doesn't necessarily mean that Bowe's last coach, Haley,doesn't. But it kind of implies it. And when Bowe makes a direct comparison between Haley's regime and Crennel's, well, that kind of says enough, right?

"Over those last three games with him last year, guys had so much more energy and were so much more confident," Bowe said. "Guys are so excited to come back to him, you can't even imagine."

Dwayne Bowe: Romeo Crennel 'Knows How To Treat Players' from CBS Sports

It seems unlikely at this point that Tannehill will still be there at No. 11, where the Chiefs pick. But if Tannehill takes an unexpected fall out of the Top 10, the Chiefs could be the team to catch him.

If that happens, there will be no doubt that the Chiefs plan to move on from Cassel. Right now, whether or not they believe in Cassel as their long-term quarterback is up in the air.

Chiefs' Commitment To Cassel Questioned from ProFootballTalk

Ask Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli how ecstatic he would be if LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne fell to him at #11 in this month's rookie draft and you would not be able to wipe the smile off his face for a year.

Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel would feel 20 years younger and his defense would likely end up as a top-10 unit.

Claiborne is an elite-level cornerback that starred on one of the nation's best collegiate defenses...

...Yet, for the past few days, all anyone has been able to talk about is that Claiborne reportedly scored a "4" on his Wonderlic Test at the Scouting Combine.

NFL Needs To Protect Rookie Wonderlic Scores From Media And Plans from Examiner.com

What happened in the past month? Peyton Manning landed in Denver. The Redskins acquired the second pick in the draft so they can select RGIII. Matt Flynn chose Seattle. Alex Smith stayed put. The Jets traded for Tim Tebow.

And the teams that were in the market for a quarterback but didn't get one, especially the Dolphins, Browns and Chiefs, might have become more desperate. So Tannehill now looks like a lock to be a top ten pick, and a possibility to be a top five pick.

But his stock spike was manufactured by one thing: quarterback desperation.

NFP Sunday Blitz from National Football Post

University of Oklahoma tight end James Hanna is one of the most athletic players in the draft.

The 6-foot-4, 252-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.49 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, also bench pressing 225 pounds 24 times with a 36 1/2 inch vertical leap, a 10-2 broad jump, a 4.11 in the 20-yard shuttle and a 6.76 in the three-cone drill.

Hanna has a private workout with the Kansas City Chiefs and a visit with the Minnesota Vikings.

James Hannah Worked Out For Chiefs, Visited Vikings from PHOG.net

University of Oklahoma offensive tackle Donald Stephenson was one of the stars of the NFL scouting combine, turning in a truly impressive workout...

...And Stephenson has visits with the Cleveland Browns and Kansas City Chiefs and the following NFL teams have been to Norman to work him out: the Atlanta Falcons, Browns, the Chicago Bears and an undisclosed AFC team.

Donald Stephenson Visited Browns, Chiefs from PHOG.net

Monday After The Masters has been a popular Myrtle Beach area event for 17 consecutive years and the 18th Annual star-studded event will be no exception. Although The Sun News announced back in mid-March that tickets to the yearly Hootie & the Blowfish Monday After the Masters Celebrity Pro-Am had sold [out] for the seventh straight year, there were still a few ways to wrangle passes (contests, ticket re-sales, etc.) into the charity shindig.

Among new participants lined up for this year's event is Cy Young winner Bret Saberhagen and 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III. Former University of South Carolina and current Kansas City Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop will join them.

What's In Store For The 2012 Monday After The Masters Golf Tournament? from Examiner.com

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