Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 6/16

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Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news to kick off the week. Enjoy!

Chiefs Rookie Club Hosts Operation Breakthrough from The Mothership

Recently, the Chiefs newest members made their first community appearance when they hosted youth from Operation Breakthrough, a non-profit organization serving over 400 children daily from the Kansas City metro.

"This was our first opportunity as rookies to interact in the community; we've had our noses in our playbooks or practicing so this was a chance to get out and meet some of the community," QB Aaron Murray said. "This was a great group of kids and we were able to see the stadium, as well as, learn about the different artwork inside the stadium"

Chiefs' Donald Stephenson, Jeff Allen Enhanced Craft During Offseason from Chiefs Spin

Left guard Jeff Allen and right tackle Donald Stephenson chose the path to self-improvement by spending late March into early April at the LeCharles Bentley O-Line Performance training center in Scottsdale, Ariz.

"He has a proven record," Stephenson said of Bentley. "The guys that went there came out and made a wonderful transformation, guys like Geoff Schwartz and other guys. We got recommended to go there. Right now I'm already feeling the benefits."

Mandatory Monday: Top Secondaries from Sports On Earth

Hard to Classify: Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs released Brandon Flowers this week. Flowers got hammered by the Football Outsiders metrics, allowing 9.3 yards per pass attempt (adjusted, with long touchdowns prorated so they do not skew the results) and posting a low success rate at stopping receptions. Marcus Cooper's numbers were similar to Flowers', but Cooper was a late-arriving rookie thrust into a regular role, while Flowers was a veteran. Two regular cornerbacks with terrible charting results would normally be a sign of a bad secondary, yet the Chiefs ranked in the top half of the NFL according to my system, and the team produced two Pro Bowlers: Eric Berry and Flowers.

Top 10 NFL Running Backs In The League from NFL Mocks

#3 - Jamaal Charles - Kansas City Chiefs

It might be a slight exaggeration that Jamaal Charles was the Kansas City Chiefs offense in 2013 but it's not a big stretch.  His ability to tote the rock on the ground and then use his speed to burn defenses through the air was a nightmare to stop.  He is a home run threat every time he touches the ball, but he also has that old school "cloud of dust" mentality.

Rookies To Avoid - Predicting The Biggest Busts Of 2014 from Fantasy Knuckleheads

This past NFL season saw many rookies fall short of expectations, including the first overall pick Eric Fisher (offensive tackle, Kansas City Chiefs) and third overall selection Dion Jordan (defensive end, Miami Dolphins). This past draft was full of talent, but the question on everyone's mind is which rookie will be this year's biggest disappointment. Only time will tell, but here's a list of five first rounders who just may end up with that dreaded title:

1. Dee Ford, 23rd overall, Kansas City Chiefs: Looks like the Chiefs may be in for another disappointment this season from their first round selection. There are two major problems with this selection by the Chiefs. First, Ford was an exceptional players while at Auburn University; but Auburn runs a 4-3 defensive front while the Chiefs run a 3-4. Adjusting from a college 4-3 to a professional 3-4 usually takes even the best players a year.

Chiefs' O-Line Still A Work In Progress from ESPN

Donald Stephenson will start at right tackle, Jeff Allen at left guard and Rodney Hudson at center. Including Fisher, all started at least seven games last season.

The scramble is at right guard, where the Chiefs have looked at various times in the starting lineup at developmental prospect Rishaw Johnson, free-agent addition Jeff Linkenbach and rookie Zach Fulton, a sixth-round draft pick. The Chiefs are also sorting through candidates for the backup positions.

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