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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 12/30

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Bowe’s selection to Pro Bowl is a surprise, and yet it isn’t -
He was reassured by a brief conversation with Bowe shortly after the NFL made the announcement. "He called me and it was barely out of his mouth and the next thing he said was, ‘We’ve got more work to do.’ So I let a sigh out. That’s good," Haley said.

Cassel shrugs off missing Pro Bowl -
Chiefs coach Todd Haley said Wednesday that he expects Oakland to focus on Kansas City’s rush offense, loading defenders near the line of scrimmage and counting on its cornerbacks to limit Cassel’s opportunities to connect with receiver Dwayne Bowe. That’s what the Raiders did during the teams’ first meeting, and the strategy paid off for Oakland as it beat the Chiefs, 23-20, and held Charles and Thomas Jones to a combined 85 rushing yards. "Their defense was very disruptive for us," Haley said. "They’re going to load the box; they’re going to put a bunch of guys up there, and they’re going to try to stop the run.

Q&A with Matt Cassel 12/29

Q&A with Todd Haley 12/29

The Ultimate Goal
As Bowe has been showered with accolades and turned in big-play performances, we’ve hardly heard a peep out of the player formerly known as "D-Bowe." Dwayne Bowe is beginning to mature. "As everything has gotten bigger, I’ve think about last season and how everything started off and the sacrifices made in the offseason to be where I’m at today," Bowe said. "It all brings back memories of being overweight to now being (in-shape) and running away from 4.3 cornerbacks."

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