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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/8

Here's your Chiefs news for the day. Chris Chambers is on 610 Sports at 7:40 this morning.

Haley hoping for more mellow second season - Associated Press - NFL - Sporting News
It's just that now the second-year coach picks his spots, able to let loose without looking like his head is going to turn into a scene from "Scanners." A year under his clipboard and two proven coordinators to share some of the loud load, Haley has settled in and settled down. "This is a growth process for everybody involved and me No. 1 as the head coach," Haley said. "I'm just trying to be the best head coach that I can be. I'm so much comfortable than I was at this time last year."

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Jerheme Urban Ready For The Next Step | KC Chiefs Blog
After Dwayne Bowe and Chris Chambers, the Chiefs have no traditional wide receivers that are locks for playing time leaving Urban with a huge opportunity. And while under normal circumstances I would agree that fringe players cannot be mistake-ridden in camp, Urban has a fan in Haley and should be able to survive more mistakes than your normal third or fourth WR. Rookie Dexter McCluster has the potential to deliver plenty of punch for the Chiefs and on the surface could allow for the team to carry one less receiver and/or running back due to his ability to handle both positions. But until Haley and offensive coordinator Charlie Weis know how McCluster handles the rigors of the NFL they won’t be quick to take any shortcuts.

Q: Why do you think he gets pigeon-holed as a possession guy? HALEY: "Well I think where he was, you know in Arizona, just where he ended up having to play a bunch of their games by virtue of their personnel. I think it gets lost sometimes that he is a big, fast guy. He is fast. He’s got legitimate speed. Again, I think for Jerheme it’s just for him to take the next step and make the plays that he has to make to continue to push to be a good receiver in the league."

Following the OTA
As for fights, other than a single pushing match that lasted but a few seconds, there have been no confrontations in the seven sessions that the media has been allowed to watch the Chiefs this May and June. Again, I can remember previous spring sessions that had plenty of fights, usually between offensive and defensive linemen.

Insider Blog: Defining a Sophomore
Haley’s also reeled in his stance regarding the injured from last season, signaling foresight that he could perhaps see some of these players as part of the club’s future. Just last week he had positive things to say about second-year WR Quinten Lawrence, despite Lawrence’s absence from on-field work as he rehabs a shoulder injury suffered last season. The Chiefs head coach was back at it again yesterday, speaking patiently regarding the rehabilitation process of Lance Long. Like Lawrence, Long is another player who has yet to see the field for OTA work. Long has spent the majority of practice sessions conditioning either on the hill that Priest Holmes made famous or by conditioning with accelerating and decelerating speeds as he jogs around the complex.

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