Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 1/23

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City chiefs news.

Pro Bowl Blog: Draft Day 2 from The Mothership

On Wednesday evening, Day 2 of the Pro Bowl draft was underway. Team Sanders and Team Rice drafted their teams, with the help of Jamaal Charles, J.J. Watt, Drew Brees and Robert Quinn.

During the draft, the Chiefs took to social media to discuss the Pro Bowl, which team they may be on and gave us a behind the scenes look.

2014 Senior Bowl: The All-Star Game Impact from The Mothership

The week continues to fly by in Mobile, Alabama, site of the 2014 Senior Bowl.

On Wednesday, both North and South teams continued preparing for Saturday's game, knowing there's no better time to shine than in practice and on game day as the eyes of NFL general managers, coaches and scouts will continue to be fixated on their every move.

On The Field And In The Community from The Mothership

The Red Coaters are a community-service organization comprised of businessmen and women, who are passionate about the Chiefs and have an opportunity to give back to the community.

During the 2013 season, the Red Coaters participated in a number of community service activities such as, delivering Thanksgiving baskets to local families, or collecting Toys for Tots at Arrowhead and visiting the VA Medical Center.

Throwback Thursday: Just One Of The Guys from The Mothership

Don't get me wrong. I like television for the games, for the drama happening on the field of play. In my sports heroes, however, give me some mystery.

As a boy growing up who liked sports, as most boys do, I never hankered to know them to the extent kids - and adults, too - want to know everything there is to know about their particular favorites today. I didn't want to know them warts and all, as they say. So much of who they were lived in my imagination. If I had the rare opportunity to meet any of my favorites as a boy, I would have approached them sheepishly, likely asked nothing of consequence, but gone away and over time composed a wild fictional account of who they exactly were. In short, they would have become what I wanted them to be. If I found one worthy of being placed on a pedestal it was one of my own making and not someone else's.

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: Pro Bowl Draft Event Photo Gallery

KCChiefs.com Video: Senior Bowl Success Stories

Deion Sanders Selects Two Chiefs For His Pro Bowl Team from KC Star

Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will be on the side of "Prime Time" in the Pro Bowl.

Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders, known by that nickname during his playing days, selected Charles and Houston defensive end J.J. Watt to be captains for his team during Sunday's NFL all-star game in Honolulu. Chiefs nose tackle Dontari Poealso was selected by Sanders on Tuesday.

Savor Jamaal Charles' 2013 Season, Because It Was The Best Ever By A Chiefs Running Back from FS Kansas City

For much of the season, Charles simply was the Chiefs' entire offense. He ran for 1,287 yards and caught 70 passes for 693 yards. All told rushing and receiving, Charles had 1,980 yards and 19 touchdowns.

And in the history of Chiefs football, it was the best ever by a running back.

OK, sure, fans of Priest Holmes are already howling. Fans of Larry Johnson (are there any?) are, too.

By pure statistical standards, you can't top Holmes' 2002 season, when his combined yardage totaled 2,287 yards and 24 touchdowns. His 2003 numbers were off the charts, too -- 2,110 yards and 27 touchdowns (all on the ground).

The Next Big Thing: Chiefs from ESPN

The biggest priority for the Kansas City Chiefs in terms of strengthening their roster is to find more players who can join running back Jamaal Charles as game-breakers. The Chiefs relied heavily on Charles as both a runner and receiver, but the next step for their offense is to find additional threats who can make the Chiefs more difficult to defend.

Here's Hoping Pioli Learned His Lesson from ESPN

The news this morning was a little startling that Scott Pioli was back with an NFL team until I heard he had been hired by an old friend, Thomas Dimitroff, and he won't be in charge. Pioli will be the assistant general manager for the Atlanta Falcons.

Not sure exactly what Pioli's duties will be. Probably some contract negotiations and some scouting. If so, this will be a good hire for the Falcons. Those are Pioli's strengths and he does a good job with them.

Should The Kansas City Chiefs Trade Brandon Flowers? from Gather

There is no reason to think the corner is washed up. He did make 68 tackles and intercept a pass for the Chiefs in 2013. At age 27 he can clearly still play at high level, but it would be better for him if he found a defensive system that didn't demand from him what he cannot give, which is height. That would likely mean a shift to a team that runs a 4-3 alignment, which typically employs far more zone coverage.

Why Your Playoff Team Didn't Reach XLVIII: AFC from Sports Illustrated

If you want to second-guess the Chiefs, then ask, Why did they play so much quarters coverage in the second half? In quarters coverage, the back two corners and back two safeties are each responsible for one-fourth of the field. Their job, essentially, is to play man-to-man against anyone who gets approximately 10 yards deep in their "quarter."

The Colts dipped into their litany of quarters-beater route concepts in the second half. They went with three-and four-receiver personnel, aligned in trips formations and created one-on-one matchups for their wideouts against safeties Kendrick Lewis and Eric Berry.

Alex Smith Is CBSSports.com's Comeback Player Of The Year from CBS Sports

Why Smith is our choice: All Smith did in Kansas City was completely revitalize a franchise that was left for dead after 2012. Smith and new coach Andy Reid took a team that went 2-14 and turned them into an 11-5 playoff team. You really can't ask for much more out of a quarterback who's in his first-year with a team.

Does D Still Win Titles? Theory Will Be Put to Test As No. 1 Offense Faces No. 1 Defense from Sports Illustrated

Statistics aside, the Kansas City defense may be the closest mirror to Seattle's D that Denver has seen first-hand this season. The Chiefs featured an aggressive linebacking group, led off the edge by Justin Houston and Tamba Hali. Inside, nose tackle Dontari Poe commanded heavy attention, while the secondary revolved around versatile safety Eric Berry and a veteran cornerback duo of Brandon Flowers and Sean Smith.

The Broncos managed to keep Manning upright in both games with Kansas City - the Chiefs recorded zero sacks, despite a combined 75 pass attempts from Manning - and Manning then took advantage of the defensive weaknesses.

Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones On Possibly Eliminating Extra Point Attempts: 'You Can Just Use Your Imagination As To What You Could Add' from The Dallas Morning News

Jones said that Lamar Hunt, the founder of the American Football League and former owner of the Kansas City Chiefs who died in 2006, "was always for making that change." Jones also said Hunt lobbied to get the league to eliminate the kneel down and require teams to always try to move the football forward.

Taste Of The NFL: Super Bowl Of Food And Wine from The San Jose Mercury News

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

James Beard award winning chef Debbie Gold, from Kansas City's Red Door Grill, plans to pour Gina Gallo's 2012 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir with her Chicken Fried Manchester Farms Quail with Biscuits and Gravy. Gold will be accompanied by Bobby Bell, the first Chief inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983.

Kansas City Chiefs In Hot Water: Catching Up With The Plaintiffs' Counsel In Several Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Club from the Legal Blitz

On the forefront of concussion litigation, and a Missouri attorney himself, is Paul D. Anderson. Mr. Anderson (@PaulD_Anderson) graduated summa cum laude from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law and now practices at The Klamann Law Firm in Kansas City, MO. The former judicial clerk now runs NFLconcussionlitigation.com to provide up-to-date coverage and legal analysis of the lawsuits filed by former NFL players against the NFL regarding its alleged concealment of the risks associated with concussions. You may recall that we caught up with him back in September 2012 when the NFL players' lawsuit in Philadelphia was still underway.

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