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Good morning Chiefs fans. Happy Weekend! A very short Arrowheadlines this morning. Not a lot of Kansas City Chiefs news out there. Enjoy.

IR is almost like a team within a team. Injured players can be in the building, but isolated from many of the day-to-day activities that fit into an NFL players' job description.

When it came to injuries, the Chiefs emerged from the rigors of a 16-game season relatively unscathed. Only eight players finished the season on injured reserve and none were regular starters. Of those eight, six were lost before the season even began, meaning that the Chiefs suffered just two in-season season-ending injuries (Jackie Bates and Mark Simoneau).

The low count was partly attributed to luck, but also heavily connected to an off-season program that saw 100% attendance.

Forgotten Seasons from The Mothership

In past years, the 44 media members who solely and exclusively determine the contours of each class of Hall of Famers kept their heads low and their mouths closed in the face of criticism that they know will quickly subside and disappear, arriving again 52 weeks later as a temporary blip on the radar screen.  This year, Jason Whitlock of opted not to move on (or move out), and he took aim at the process in a scathing column posted earlier this week.

Whitlock also joined us on ProFootballTalk Live to discuss his views on the subject.

Now, some members of the selection committee are fighting back, aggressively.  Len Pasquarelli dismissed Whitlock as an "idiot" on Thursday, and Bob Gretz takes aim at Whitlock today with an item that attacks him extensively, while barely addressing Whitlock's core concerns.

Whitlock Strikes a NerveWith Some Hall of Fame Voters from Pro Football Talk

Los Angeles Times Video: Football: Matt Cassel welcomed back to Chatsworth

What's the upshot of the Chiefs having a third different offensive coordinator in the past three years?

Todd Haley's decision to elevate offensive line coach Bill Muir wasn't expected, but it does provide the Chiefs with a sense of continuity coming off their AFC West-winning turnaround season. Muir replaces the departed Charlie Weis, who moved on to the University of Florida after just one season in Kansas City. Muir is no novice, having served as Jon Gruden's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach for seven seasons in Tampa Bay, a dual role he'll recreate with the Chiefs. But the more important question is: Who will call the plays in K.C.?

AFC Offseason Questions from Sports Illustrated