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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 8/9

Morning. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

For now at least, Chiefs coach Todd Haley doesn’t appear concerned about Carr, one half of the starting cornerback tandem along with Brandon Flowers.

"When we evaluate these guys, there are a lot of parts that go into evaluation," Haley said. "Obviously as a cornerback, if you’re getting beat a bunch, it’s probably not what we want. I don’t know that we have all the answers of what the situation was. Was somebody else wrong? Was the safety supposed to be going a different direction, which then put a cornerback like Brandon or anybody else in a bad position?

"Corner is one that they have to defend the pass when asked to. They have to understand how to play zone and how to play man, and more importantly they have to play it how we want them to play it.

Chiefs aren’t worrying about Carr at cornerback from KC Star

Just a hunch, but the Kansas City Chiefs emerge from their funk this season.
You heard me -- the Kansas City Chiefs -- a club that lost 35 of its last 41 games, produced no more than four victories in any of its last three seasons and ranked in the bottom third of most offensive and defensive departments last year.

Sooner or later they have to get better, and I say it's sooner. In fact, I say it's now, and some of that has to do with the players they have, some has to do with the coaches and most has to do with what happened last season.

And what happened is that the Chiefs bottomed out.

Chiefs camp report: Haley's program turning the corner from CBS Sports

Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 10am. Mostly sunny and hot, with a high near 97. Heat index values as high as 112. Southwest wind between 11 and 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. South southwest wind between 6 and 10 mph.
Training Camp Forecast from The National Weather Service
When they practice twice daily, the second practice will begin at 6 p.m. instead of 4:30. This affects the later practices on Aug. 9, 11 and 16. All other practice times remain unchanged.

The Kansas City Chiefs share the same town where the Pony Express started and Jesse James was killed, and I wish I could think of some analogy there, but I can't. I just know that if you're going to make history maybe this is a good place to be.

But the Chiefs don't need to make history. They just need to win games. They're 10-38 over the last three seasons, and that's not just bad; it's unacceptable.

Coaches and management promise changes, and this could be the season. If nothing else, I see the Chiefs as respectable again, and if that means seven or eight wins, hey, you start somewhere.

Chiefs: Love and hate from CBS Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs got a well-deserved day off from training camp on Sunday. After a positive first week, the players will turn their attention towards their first preseason game of the year coming up this Friday (8/13) on the road against the Atlanta Falcons (aka "That team Tony Gonzalez plays for now").

As much as the coaches use team practice as the starting point for determining their 53-man roster, fans can only use game performance to make up their minds on who deserves to wear "our" Arrowhead on the side of his helmet. That's why the thousands of fans who have showed up in St. Joe to take in the feel of training camp, really can't wait until Friday at 7:00 to see their Men In Red on the field.

Kansas City Chiefs training camp: Getting ready to play for real; practice times changed from Examiner.com

Tyrer was one of the first All-Stars for the Kansas City Chiefs. 

He earned All-AFL six times and NFL All-Pro twice.  He was a key in the Chiefs 23-7 upset victory over the Vikings in Super Bowl IV. That game was a key component for the AFL earning respect before the merger the next season.

He was named the AFL’s offensive lineman of the year following the 1969 season. He was voted to ten pro-bowl/afl all- star games and was all-league/all-pro six times.

The NFL Hall of Fame All-Snubbed Team from Bleacher Report

Todd Haley’s fiery coaching style often centers around his expectations for players.

Chiefs players, from last year’s leading rusher Jamaal Charles to first-round picks Derrick Johnson, Dwayne Bowe and Glenn Dorsey, have run afoul of Kansas City’s head coach during his year-plus on the job. To know Haley’s expectations, a player needs experience with him.

That’s what makes Jerheme Urban and tight end Leonard Pope so important.

Both played for Haley during his two seasons as offensive coordinator with the Arizona Cardinals. Now, that duo could play a big part in helping to coach up their teammates in position groups that Haley has been critical of during his short Chiefs tenure.

Urban, Pope join Haley in K.C. from News-Press Now

Chiefs training camp is definitely having an impact on St. Joseph businesses, but the level of impact appears to be tied — at least partially — to the proximity to camp.

Barbara Weed, a waitress at the Fredrick Inn, is a native of St. Joseph and has been a Chiefs fan since she was 10 years old. Mrs. Weed said a few people from training camp have made a trip to eat at the restaurant, located just east of Downtown.

"The coach (Todd Haley), I believe, came in last Friday night with his family," Mrs. Weed said. She said that she had also heard from people around town that several players have been spotted at the Ground Round and Hy-Vee.

Chiefs' impact depends on location from News-Press Now

News-Press Now Photo Gallery: Chiefs Training Camp