Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/11

Jed Jacobsohn

Friday!!!! I need the weekend. Really. Oh, and here's your Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

Clothes And Computers Donated To Local Youth from The Mothership

Earlier this week, the Chiefs donated boxes of shirts, nine computer monitors, 11 desktops, eight keyboards and other items to Operation Breakthrough, a non-profit organization, which serves over 400 children daily from the Kansas City metro.

"The Chiefs donated these items to Operation Breakthrough as a way to give back to an organization that does so much for our community," Chuck Castellano, Chiefs Community Relations Manager, said. "We have a long-standing relationship with the group and recently, we had some items we were unable to fully utilize, so wanted to ensure they were given to local youth in Kansas City who could really use them."

KCChiefs.com Video: Rookie Confessional: Aaron Murray

KCChiefs.com Photo Gallery: 2014 Chiefs Cheerleaders Selfies

NFL.com Video: AFC West Summer School

NFL.com Video: Top 100 Plays Of 2013: No. 43

Chiefs' Biggest Key To Success from ESPN

One of the biggest reasons the Kansas City Chiefs have been unable to sustain success (no back-to-back winning seasons since 2005 and 2006) and have been among the NFL's worst teams when they haven't been in the playoffs (four victories or fewer in four of the past seven seasons) is their often ragged play at quarterback.

That changed last season after they traded for quarterback Alex Smith. After coming over from the San Francisco 49ers, Smith stabilized the most important position in a way no player had for the Chiefs in almost a decade. It's no coincidence that the Chiefs returned to a double-digit win total and the playoffs with Smith running their offense.

Roundtable: Chiefs Training Camp Primer from Chiefs Spin

An annual agonizing wait from the end of organized team activities (OTAs) and minicamp will soon end, as Chiefs training camp in St. Joseph, Mo., replaces the doldrums of summer.

Rookies and quarterbacks report on July 20, and they'll have three straight morning practices by the time veterans report on July 23. The first practice open to the public is set for July 24...

...In the meantime, here are five additional areas with training camp in mind as discussed among the ChiefsSpin.com staff.

11 Days To Camp: Tamba Hali from Warpaint Illustrated

Hali is still one of the games elite pass rushers. However, in crunch time a year ago with the game on the line, he's didn't' show constantly he could take over games defensively.

Kansas City might have that in Justin Houston, but his contract holdout could put a wrinkle in anointing him the Chiefs premier defensive player. Still Hali can still have an impact this season. How much of one might boil down to how driven Hali is to leave his mark in the NFL.

Three Reason's The Chiefs' Jamaal Charles Isn't Worth One Of The Top Picks In Fantasy Football from The Washington Post

Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles had a career season in 2013, carrying the ball 259 times for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns while also grabbing 70 catches for 693 yards and seven touchdowns in his first year playing for Coach Andy Reid, who thinks he can still improve...

...Fantasy football owners agree. It's early, but in 881 mock drafts conducted between July 7 and July 10, Charles was in a virtual three-way for the No. 1 pick along with running backs LeSean McCoy of the Eagles and Adrian Peterson of the Vikings.

But here are three reasons why Charles shouldn't be picked that high.

Examining The Options For The Texans, Disgruntled Andre Johnson from Sports Illustrated

Kansas City: Not all that far from the Patriots' situation -- a team that was competitive in 2013 and could use a true No. 1 receiver, no offense to Dwayne Bowe. Kansas City may want to keep most of its capital free to get QB Alex Smith locked up long-term, but with nearly $10 million available right now, the Chiefs might be able to swing this.

Broncos Ranked Second- Likeliest To Retrun To Playoffs from The Coloradoan

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Andy Reid's crew more than held their own last year, but a return to earth should be expected with a more challenging schedule.

Jamaal Charles proved to a be worthy centerpiece of Kansas City's offense, but the questions come back to Alex Smith. With a reshuffled offensive line and few threats beyond Dwayne Bowe, the quarterback likely won't have as many comfortable looks as he did in 2013. Taking a step back is only natural.

Josh Murray's Football Player Brother Aaron Is Training With Andi Dorfman's Ex! from Wetpaint

The population of Atlanta may be almost half a million people, but it just got much smaller for Bachelorette Andi Dorfman. Remember Josh Murray's NFL draftee little brother Aaron? We met him on July 7's Hometown Dates episode. Well, Aaron is currently training for his new gig on the Kansas City Chiefs, and apparently his trainer right now is none other than Andi's ex and former pro footballer, John Busing!

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