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Good morning Chiefs fans. A very light day for Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

When the 2010 season began, Haley had a plan for Weis. The man who coordinated three offenses that won Super Bowls would now be in charge of Haley's baby - the vision he carried from Arizona to Kansas City.

But toward the end of the season, Haley was calling upward of 15 plays per game. He drew attention for throwing conventional fourth-down philosophy into the wastebasket, and whether he was being stubborn or innovative, Haley was doing things his way.

Vermeil understands that. When he first handed his offense to a coordinator, Jerry Rhome, he couldn't keep his distance. And it had consequences. Vermeil might have been an offensive mastermind, but with him meddling in Rhone's plans, the Rams were ranked in the league's bottom half on offense in 1997 and finished 5-11.

"I interfered just enough," Vermeil said, "to screw him up."

Future of Chiefs’ offense hinges on coordinator choice from KC Star

With a March 4 deadline looming for the players and owners to reach an accord for a new collective bargaining agreement, players throughout the league are preparing to be locked out.

"I don’t think you’re going to see the (usual) season or off-season," Waters, a member of the NFL Players Association executive committee, said after the Chiefs’ 2010 season ended with a playoff loss to Baltimore.

"As the playoffs go on, as it gets closer to that March deadline, part of my job is to make sure our guys are ready (for a work stoppage)."

Likelihood of NFL lockout increases from KC Star

Gonzalez said he will take time to get away from football and make a decision later. If he leaves the game now, it won't be because he isn't playing at a top level. He caught 70 passes, made the Pro Bowl and started all 16 games for the 11th time in his 14 seasons. Following the game, he raved about the team's core and guaranteed that the Falcons will be one of the NFL's glamour teams over the next five or six years.

"That's definitely going to weigh into my decision whether or not I come back," he said.

Gonzalez: Retirement ‘a possibility' from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Montana missed the 1991 season with an elbow injury, but came back strong with two playoff appearances with the Kansas City Chiefs, including a trip to the AFC title game in his first season in Kansas City. He finished his NFL career with 40,051 passing yards while throwing for 273 touchdowns with only 139 interceptions. He was a first-ballot Pro Football Hall of Fame selection in 2000.

"I had a couple more concussions when I was in Kansas City," Montana said, "and at that point you start thinking about the rest of your life. At that point it's time to move on."

NFL fans turn out for Montana’s autograph from The Biloxi-Gulfport Sun Herald

Some players talk about the speed of playoff games being faster than it is in the regular season, but Page doesn't remember that. He remembers the plays the Chiefs failed to make.

"I don't even know if I would call it mistakes; just the little opportunities that you get in a game, if you don't take advantage of them, it's magnified,''

Experience isn’t lost on youth from The Boston Globe

The NFL has warned players to cut out the trash talk, specifically when it threatens other players.

"Ray Anderson reminded players that comments of a physically threatening nature are always taken into account in evaluating discipline for any illegal physical contact on the field," league spokesman Greg Aiello said Saturday.

NFL Warns Teams About Trash Talk from NPR

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