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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 6/9

Good morning everyone. We've got a good chunk of news this morning so take some time to check it out this morning. NJ Chiefs fan will be back doing Arrowheadlines next week.

I had a good time at practice yesterday. The defense is still tops (especially in the two-minute drill) but the offense is making progress.

Confidence growing in Chiefs offense -
Cassel completed his first six passes in full team practice to four different receivers. Dwayne Bowe was a threat in the scoring zone drills, grabbing a pair of touchdown passes. Chris Chambers made several catches. Dexter McCluster beat triple coverage down the field and hauled in a long scoring pass. And Jamaal Charles isn’t even practicing yet because of offseason shoulder surgery. So it’s little wonder that Cassel was upbeat about the Chiefs.

It's all in the
"I was running cards, coaching the show team receivers and Belichick would scream at me for having a play one-yard out of line on the cards," Haley said. "At that time I had no idea. I said ‘Why is this guy being a jerk to me? I’m trying my best.’ Now I understand … now I know how important those details are. That’s how you learn all that."

Brady had no fatherly advice for
Cassel talks frequently with Patriots QB Tom Brady, a guy who recently became a father for the second time. Did Brady provide any help for his former backup? "No, he didn’t give me any advice," Cassel said. "He let me figure it out on my own. "It’s been a hard-core experience these last few weeks changing diapers. I’d have to say football is a little easier."

Q: What are your thoughts on RB Thomas Jones? CASSEL: "I have really started to get to know Thomas over these last few months and I love the guy. I can’t say anything bad about him. He is a great leader, an exceptional leader and he comes to work each and every day with his hard hat on and he never complains. When you get him out there on the field it is the same thing. He comes to work, he pushes the young guys, he is a mentor to a lot of those guys and I think it has been great for Jamaal (Charles) who is obviously an outstanding talent. To have a guy there who has been through long, grueling seasons year after year and to have him be a guy that Jamaal can go to and talk to and do those things. It has been exciting and I am sure Coach Haley and Coach Weis will figure out a way to get both of those guys on the field."

AA Exclusive Interview With Former Chief Kyle Turley | Arrowhead Addict | A Kansas City Chiefs blog
I recently had the pleasure of chatting with former Chief and musician Kyle Turley. Kyle played for the Chiefs during the 2006 and 2007 seasons. His NFL career also included earlier stints with the Saints and Rams. Since leaving football, Kyle has been extremely active with research on the effects of head trauma in NFL players.

Q: Did you ever get a ruling on S Jarrad Page’s situation, will he be here? Does he have to be here for mandatory mini-camp even if he hasn’t signed his tender? HALEY: "I did not and I apologize. I’ll keep it to guys that are here and the guys that working their backsides off. Just right when you said that, it made me think of LB Tamba Hali. He’s a guy that I don’t hear a lot about, but this is an impressive guy who has really, in my opinion, bought in to what is going on around here, wants to be a special player and wants to be part of a really good team. He is a passionate guy that I think has put everything he has into the off-season once again, like he did last year. I think he’ll start to see some more of those rewards here as he continues to become a big-time player."

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