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[Editor's Note: Whoops. Looks like NJ Chiefs Fan and I doubled up on Arrowheadlines so you've got two editions today. -Joel]

Morning. Sorry about the late post. Recovering from last nights Royals/Yankees game. Enjoy today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

To put into perspective the football coaching career of Chiefs offensive line coach Bill Muir consider this:

There are eight members of the Chiefs 2010 coaching staff who were not even born when Muir coached his first season in 1965 at his alma mater Susquehanna College (now University) back in Pennsylvania. That group of eight includes head coach Todd Haley who came along in 1967, a year after Muir had moved on to his second coaching job at Delaware Valley.

A Most Veteran Coach … Weekend Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz

Several hundred city officials and university employees were on hand for Wednesday's official dedication of the US$14-million project, something the Chiefs hope will help them reconnect with fans and the school believes will provide an overpowering recruiting advantage in Division II.

The Chiefs trained the past 20 years at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, mainly to escape the sweltering heat and humidity of summers in the Midwest. But the state granted a $25-million tax credit in June 2009 to help entice them back to Missouri, and the Chiefs will open their St. Joseph camp on July 30.

Chiefs' new training facilities may boost recruiting at D-II Missouri Western from The Canadian Press

A sad follow up to a story from earlier in the week.

Mickey McCarty, a League City resident who was drafted by four different professional leagues, died Wednesday after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.

The 6-foot-7, 240-pound gifted athlete attended Pasadena High School before playing baseball and basketball at Texas Christian University.

McCarty twice made the all-Southwest Conference baseball team and also led TCU to the 1968 NCAA Tournament in basketball.

Though he had not played football since high school, the Kansas City Chiefs drafted and signed McCarty.

Mickey McCarty dies from cancer from The Galveston County Daily News

Fox4KC Video: St. Joe Gearing Up for Chiefs Camp

This time of year is a challenge for football fans everywhere, and fans of the Kansas City Chiefs are no exception. While everyone waits for training camp to begin so they can feed their addiction with news about football players actually being on the field – or holding out – some of the stories out there lately are obviously reaching for headlines...

...Terrell Owens is still without a team, so how about asking him if he would play for the Chiefs? That’s an idea! Hopefully, there weren’t too many Chiefs faithful thoroughly crushed by the report that Owens doesn’t get along with Haley. The likelihood of Owens ever wearing a Chiefs jersey is no greater today, than it was back in March, when our own Adam Best wrote that K.C. would be the very last team to sign him. The Chiefs still should not – and will not – sign him. Can we please stop the rumors?

Absolutely No T.O. from Arrowhead Addict

His season over late last fall, University of Maine football coach Jack Cosgrove enjoyed an opportunity to sit down and watch some NFL action on a Sunday afternoon.

Oh, was it ever "must-see TV".

First up, he caught Jovan Belcher, one of his former linebackers at Maine, make seven tackles for the Kansas City Chiefs against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After that game, the New York Jets and the New England Patriots aired on Cosgrove's TV, and he watched for Jets defensive end Mike DeVito and tight end Matt Mulligan, two of his former players, and Pats free safety Brandon McGowan, another of his former standouts.

"It was just like it was yesterday," Cosgrove said of the feeling of watching his former charges.

In the FCS Huddle: NFL travels through Orono, Maine from KSDK.com

Five players named Matt rank among the NFL's top 20 quarterbacks, according to a Sporting News list, but Matt Leinart of the Arizona Cardinals doesn't make the cut. …

Ranked ahead of the 2004 Heisman Trophy winner are Matt Ryan of the Atlanta Falcons, Matt Hasselbeck of the Seattle Seahawks, Matt Schaub of the Houston Texans, Matt Stafford of the Detroit Lions and Leinart's former USC teammate, Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs. …

Peyton Manning tops the list. …

Bruce Bochy knows how to get technical with the Dodgers from The Los Angeles Times

St. Charles native Dan Meers, who is about to begin his 21st year as the Kansas City Chiefs' mascot, said he's happy that the Rams have decided to field a mascot. For years, Meers — KC Wolf when in character — was a lone wolf of sorts because so few NFL teams had mascots.

"Other teams around the league have started to see the value," said Meers, whose role has him regularly giving talks at schools, visiting nursing homes and appearing at other events. "I've even walked two women down the aisle on their wedding days," he said.

Rams taking another shot at a mascot from STLToday

10. Todd Haley, Kansas City Chiefs- A once proud franchise has toiled in mediocrity, and in Todd Haley’s first season his offense finished 25th in the NFL, a far cry from what he did while he was the offensive coordinator in Arizona (amazing what a difference Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald are over Matt Cassel and Dewayne Bowe). With a fairly easy schedule and a very weak division, the Chiefs need to show legitimate improvement or else Todd Haley could be looking for employment in January.

Whose Seat is Hottest? from JagNation.com

Even though it may lower concussion risk, one quarterback (Seattle’s Matt Hasselbeck) and two centers (Kansas City’s Casey Wiegmann and Washington’s Casey Rabach) surveyed by FOXSports.com said they don’t use mouth guards largely because of verbal communication concerns and discomfort. Wide receivers and defensive backs are known for eschewing any protection between their knees and torso. Some remove the actual padding and use only the thin plastic shells.

NFL, Union Look to Enforce Equipment Rules from Fox Sports

The past weekend St. Petersburg hosted several NFL players and nearly 500 children for the Louis Murphy Jr.’s 3rd Annual Bay Area All-Star Weekend. The Oakland Raiders’ wide receiver is a proud native of St. Petersburg and graduate of Lakewood High School...

...The NFL players this year included Cornelius Ingram (Philadelphia Eagles), Mario Henderson (Oakland Raiders), Gerard Warren (New England Patriots), Kestahn Moore (Kansas City Chiefs), Tim Carter (St. Louis Rams, retired) and Chris Davis (New York Giants). Some of the camps other coaches included USF quarterback BJ Daniels as well as local area coaches.

Local Oakland Raiders’ Star Louis Murphy, Jr. Hosts 3rd Annual Bay Area All-Star Weekend from The Weekly Challenger