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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 8/27

Good morning and welcome to another Game Day. Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes some perspective from Philly and what their fans will be watching for tonight. We also have a look at Haley's drive to use the press to motivate players (it's a process). Enjoy!

Charles rushed for 968 yards in half a season of starts last year, the breakout star of an otherwise mostly miserable season. The Chiefs promote Charles for ticket sales, but Haley calls it "an eight-game window." Once, Haley talked about "if" Charles makes the roster. Other times, he refers to Charles as "a developing player."

Every day, it seems, Haley is passing another message through the microphones and cameras and newspapers.

It’s hard to know exactly where Haley’s belief stops and the games start. If he’s honest, Haley probably isn’t exactly sure. Parents use the same tactics, and who’s to say they never seriously considered boarding school?

Decoding Coach Todd Haley's Gambits from KC Star

The inability to score has been based on the Eagles' own miscues, which can be fixed, he said.

"We want to put a whole bunch of points on the board," Kolb said. "We've missed out on some opportunities. It's been totally us, and we should have had three or four touchdowns by now, at least."

The Eagles should have chances against a Chiefs team that finished fourth-worst in points allowed in 2009. Kolb roasted the Chiefs for 327 yards and two touchdowns in Week 3 last season.

Eagles prepare for the key tune-up of preseason from The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Chiefs like to think that their many offseason acquisitions provided the firepower to take them to some lofty offensive heights.

That might still happen, but all they have to show for their first two preseason games are two measly touchdowns. Even those were scored by backups: one by third-string quarterback Tyler Palko and the other by rookie free-agent wide receiver Jeremy Horne.

Time is ripe for Chiefs to cook up some offense from KC Star

Dexter McClusterMaybe you watched him on the field at training camp or at Wednesday night’s practice at Arrowhead Stadium. And perhaps you caught a preseason game or two on TV. But you haven’t seen him in person on a stage like this. While the Chiefs won’t make any extra effort to show him off, he can be electrifying anyway.

Five things to watch for against the Eagles from KC Star

5. Kick-return coverage: It's been absolutely awful so far. Eagles seem to get guys down near the returner, but nobody takes that extra step and puts him on the ground early in the return. Big improvement needed here.

Eagles at Kansas City Chiefs Preview from The Philadelphia Daily News

Then, there's the pressure of living of up to the family name. For Trinity University wide receiver-kick returner Caleb Urban, younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs receiver Jerheme Urban, being in that situation has been a welcomed opportunity.

"It's always been special to follow my older brother. He was the oldest sibling and the first to come to college," Urban said.

Urban Keeps Up Family Football Tradition at Trinity  from The San Antonio Express-News

So, here we are — like it, or not — in year two of a rebuilding project, most likely with more to come. Once we take the first step and admit that the Chiefs are rebuilding, it doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the ride. We can expect to see the Chiefs beat a team, or two, they aren’t supposed to defeat this year. We may even see a dominant performance here and there. Seeing the flashes of what a team is becoming can be exciting.

Football's Dirty Word from Arrowhead Addict

Just like the chick who attempts to preserve her reputation before committing a questionable act by affirming her integrity, I don’t normally do this. Usually, I stay away from gossip stories and celebrities news because those things are irrelevant to me.

However, this Chris Chambers story was way too strong and ridiculous to ignore. The lesson contained within it is actually more significant than the story, but lets begin with the story for those completely unaware.

Some People are Attracted to Drama from Madame Noire

Kansas City - The Chiefs should get better this year because they really can’t get much worse. There is a lot to like on this team - or at least to be prepared to potentially like if things go well. It starts with the running game. Jamaal Charles was one of the more shocking revelations in the league last year, and this year he’ll be a starter from the start so he’ll have lots of opportunity to show what he can do.

NFL Predictions: Most Improved Offenses in 2010 from Doc's Sports Service

Several local high schoolers are going to be cheering on the field at the National Football League exhibition game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Philadelphia Eagles Friday.

Forty-eight cheerleaders from Columbus High School and Scotus Central Catholic will be among the performers at half-time.

City Cheer Squads to Perform at Chiefs Game Friday from The Columbus Telegram