Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 8/1

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Holy crap, it's August. The team has practice again this morning so keep Arrowhead Pride for updates throughout the day. Here is your Kansas City chiefs news. Enjoy!

Chiefs' Baldwin Hopes Offseason Work Improves His Production On Field from KC Star

"Dwayne is a great receiver," Baldwin said. "If people are going to double him and do things like that, I want to be dependable from the standpoint of (proving) I can make plays and help him out."

When asked about Baldwin, Bowe was quick to remind people that it sometimes takes receivers a while to hit their stride in this league.

"I know he's got it in him. We're going to bring it out of him," Bowe said. "He's got all the right tools to help him and help me and also help the offense ... he's looking good, man. One-on-ones, seven-on-sevens ... he's got a big body and he's using it. Only time will tell."

Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali Talk Chiefs LBs from The Mothership

When practice resumes at 8:15 AM CDT Thursday morning, the competitive juices will again be at an all-time high for every one of the players on the team's roster.

One of the Chiefs position groups, the LBs, have embraced Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton's new 3-4 scheme, which will have the guys creating havoc and confusion against the opposition in 2013.

"Coach wanted us to be more aggressive," Chiefs Pro Bowl LB Tamba Hali said. "He doesn't want us to be hesitant, sitting around waiting, so this defense is a go-getter defense. Everybody has abilities; we have to take our shot."

Chiefs Cover Two: A Closer Look At The Players from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs officially began their training camp Friday, July 26th and complete their stay in St. Joseph on August 14th, with an 8:15 AM CDT practice. Between the practices, team meetings, road travel and more, we will bring fans closer to the entire team, including the Chiefs rookies and free agents, who were signed in the offseason.

Today, we catch up with Chiefs rookie DE Rob Lohr and free-agent signee DL Miguel Chavis, as each participated in OTA and minicamp practices, bringing them to today, where they're competing for spots on the 2013 Chiefs roster.

STH Day At Chiefs Training Camp from The Mothership

Chiefs Training Camp is underway here in St. Joseph, Missouri and fans are out in full force to support their team. Earlier this week, to show their appreciation, the Chiefs organization hosted Season Ticket Holder (STH) Day at camp during which fans had the opportunity to spend some time with Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, amongst other guests.

"We had a lot of our Season Ticket Holders out this morning, and it was great talking to them and hearing their enthusiasm about the season," Clark Hunt commented.

Chiefs MWSU To Host Gatorade Youth Camp from The Mothership

The event - limited to 250 participants filled on a first come, first served basis - is designed for boys and girls in grades three through eight as part of American Family Fun Day. Gatorade Junior Training Camp allows children an opportunity to learn and practice football skills through multiple drills and teach them about the importance of hydration.

Ryan Lilja Reuniting With Peyton Manning As Broncos Offensive Lineman from The Denver Post

Manning and Lilja were teammates with the Indianapolis Colts from 2004-09. When healthy, Lilja was the Colts' starting left guard. He moved on to Kansas City in 2010 and played left and right guard in his first two seasons with the Chiefs. But when Chiefs center Rodney Hudson suffered a broken leg in the third game of the 2012 season, Lilja snapped the ball for the first time in his NFL career. He wound up playing 13 games at center.

An Inside Battle from The Andalusia Star-News

On Tuesday, Mitch Holthus, the voice of the Chiefs, and Kendall Gammon, a former NFL player, talked about the inside linebackers battle between the Andalusia native and Akeem Jordan later in the show.

"This is a spot a lot of the fans are interested in," Holthus said.

The inside linebackers battle is between two different players who are on different playing fields. Johnson is a rookie who is just getting started and Jordan has experience as a defender, playing for Reid's former team, the Philadelphia Eagles.

Sweeping Changes Implemented For 2014 NFL Pro Bowl from FOX4KC

The teams will still be made of 43 players but without regard to conference, the top vote getters at every position will have an equal shot of landing on either team. If last year's game was played under this format, it's conceivable the five Kansas City Chiefs selected wouldn't be on the same team and would have to battle each other.

Seats Still Left For Most Eagles Games from

Three other games are close, with only individual seats -- no two together -- according to a check of, where the tickets are on sale. Those are the Sept. 5 home opener against the San Diego Chargers, ex-head coach Andy Reid's return on Sept. 19 with the Kansas City Chiefs, and the Nov. 17 game against Washington Redskins, another NFC East foe.

This Day In History: Raiders' First-Ever Game Vs Dallas Texans from Silver And Black Pride

Fifty-three years ago on this day (7/31/1960) the Oakland Raiders played their first-ever game; a preseason exhibition against the Dallas Texans at Kezar Stadium on a chilly mid-summer afternoon.

The Raiders lost 20-13 to the team we now know as the Kansas City Chiefs, but the Raiders - a three-touchdown underdog - fared better than most expected.

Off The Snap: Ed Reed's status For Week ! Still Very Much Up In The Air from Sports Illustrated

Players have been dropping with injuries left and right during the first week of NFL training camps. But that has not stopped new Chiefs coach Andy Reid from encouraging tackling during Kansas City's early workouts, an unusual approach that not many teams employ at this point of the year...

...So far, Reid and the Chiefs have dodged the major-injury bullet. There is still more than a week, though, until their preseason opener (Aug. 9, at New Orleans) and upwards of a month until the regular season begins.

Will Reid's aggressive approach to practice backfire in that time?

Potential X Factors In AFC West from ESPN

That leaves the tight ends, and this is a good group overall. Expect Kansas City to employ a high percentage of multiple-tight end sets. Out of Tony Moeaki, who constantly fights injury, Anthony Fasano, who is a very solid all-around player, and Kelce, I expect Kelce to quickly rise to the top and become an excellent middle-of-the-field option for Smith, who needs easier type of throws to consistently move this offense. Kelce could be a star before long.

Robinson Recalls Super Bowl I from The Canton Repository

"Lenny and I have since become friends," Robinson says. "He told me their coach, Hank Stram, had calculated that we blitzed an average of only three times a game."

Dawson didn't worry about the blitz in the first half and made some hay.

The Packers talked amongst themselves in the locker room in the Los Angeles Coliseum. The game plan changed. Robinson recalls a third-and-8 early in the third quarter, a "blitz three."

Hernandez's Troubles Rose Under N.F.L.'s Vigilant Eye from The New York Times

"The league does a very good job on watching out for their best interests, and that includes keeping their eye on the people that are bringing in the money," said Tye Grant, a police captain in Kansas who handles security for Kansas City Chiefs games and other events at Arrowhead Stadium.

On The Road Again: Backstreet Boys Bring Fan Favorites from USA Today

Richardson, a native of Lexington, Ky., grew up rooting for the University of Kentucky and the Cincinnati Bengals but married into a Kansas City Chiefs family. So his Xbox teams of choice don't always align with the ones he roots for in real life. "Lately, I've been playing as Green Bay because Green Bay has a wide receiver from Kentucky, Randall Cobb," he says. "I play with the Patriots, I play with Pittsburgh, I play with San Fran, I play with the Chiefs. It just depends on who I'm going up against and what the skill levels are."

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