Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 1/7

John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! We're a little light on Kansas City Chiefs news today as the Andy Reid hiring has been overshadowed by this weekend's wildcard games. Expect that to change with this afternoon's press conference with the Chief's new head coach (1:00pm Arrowhead time). Keep checking Arrowhead Pride for updates and analysis on the latest news and rumors.

Reid's First Task With Chiefs: Finding A QB from KC Star

Given Reid's history, the next starting quarterback for the Chiefs doesn't have to be a top draft pick or otherwise a high-profile passer. Reid has worked with high draft choices like Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick, but he also took quarterbacks off the scrap heap (Jeff Garcia) and as lower-round picks (Kevin Kolb, Nick Foles as a rookie last season) and got some good play from them.

It's interesting to note that other briefs playing stints by Garcia and Vince Young, all of Reid's quarterbacks were better players for Reid than before or after he coached them.

Reid Brings Change In Offensive Philosophy from FS Kansas City

No team in the entire AFC passed the ball fewer times (475) than the Chiefs did in 2012.

And that is an astonishing fact for a team that didn't actually lead in a game in regulation until the ninth game of the season. It is also almost unfathomable for a team that finished 2-14 and lost nine of its games by 15 or more points.

But with Andy Reid now in charge as the new Chiefs' head coach, that run-run-run approach is about to change dramatically.

Chiefs Fans Hopeful For New Start, Season from FOX4KC

Many say their spirit was deflated for several years. Some fans said they even stopped being a fan after a dismal last season.

"That season was pretty pathetic. They barely made an effort," fan Michael Denk said.

But a new era begins for the team. General manager Scott Pioli is out and so is head coach Rommeo Crennel. Coming in is former head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Andy Reid.

Store Pull Andy Reid T-Shirt After Cartoonist Complaint from KC Star

After further review, yank that Andy Reid T-shirt off the rack.

That's what Hal Wagner, the owner of an Oak Park Mall store, did Sunday after deciding the drawing of the Chiefs' new coach on a shirt he was selling looked a lot like a work by an award-winning Philadelphia Inquirer cartoonist.

Success Of Pistol Offense Should Have Ault's Name On List Of NCAA Hot-Property Coaches from Yahoo! Sports

So, we know that the Pistol can work with the right mindset and commitment. The first NFL coach to use it frequently was recently -fired Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey, who set it up as the Kansas City Chiefs' offensive coordinator in 2008. With injuries to his top two quarterbacks, Gailey inserted third-stringer Tyler Thigpen, put together a new game plan which he recently told me was based on his study of Nevada tape, and led the Chiefs to a month-long stretch of unusual offensive efficiency.

Chandler Williams Dies: NFL Draft Pick , 27, Collapsed During Flag Football from The Clarion-Ledger

Arena Football League player Chandler Williams has died. He was 27...

...He got into NFL preseason games in four seasons but never played in a regular-season game, also spending time with the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Kansas City Chiefs. Williams also played for the CFL's Toronto Argonauts.

NFL Sunday: Why Did Andy Reid Jump At The Chance To Coach In KC? from WEEI

The gang discuss the NFL coaching carousel and all the open jobs currently, as well as some of the popular candidates. They delve in the Andy Reid situation and why he and the Chiefs are such a good match.

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