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 Good morning! Enjoy today's Kansas City Chiefs news.

The success of Kansas City’s rookie class played a large part in the Chiefs ability to orchestrate an unprecedented worst-to-first turnaround. Continued improvement hinges on the progression of a youth-filled roster.

There’s a league-wide belief that players improve the most from their first season to their second. For a team like the Chiefs – a team that saw such measurable success with its rookies and will lean heavily on second-year players this season - coming out of a work stoppage can be a bit scary.

Sophomore Growth A Mystery This Off-Season from The Mothership

Whether there is an owners’ lockout going on in the NFL or not, if I was in control of an NFL team and my head coach and starting quarterback were in the field for a big-time celebrity golf tournament, I would be very interested in how they played.

If they went out and struggled to score and finished well back in the final scoring, I’d be very happy.

Weekend Potpourri... Morning Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

There is no right or wrong way to do it. Different men have succeeded using each of the approaches. But the general managers who have stayed close to their scouting roots by making multiple college visits have one advantage: easier access to information that usually bubbles beneath the surface.

Among the general managers who log a lot of time on the road are Ted Thompson of the Packers, Kevin Colbert of the Steelers, Jerry Reese of the Giants, Thomas Dimitroff of the Falcons and Scott Pioli of the Chiefs.

To understand why those men believe trips are beneficial, allow me to take you back to an afternoon in Iowa City last fall.

NFP Sunday Blitz from National Football Post

Talks to end the NFL lockout will resume with the court-appointed mediator in New York on Monday and could continue through Thursday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on Sunday on condition of anonymity, because the discussions are supposed to remain confidential.

AP Source: Judge Expected in NY for NFL Talks from KC Star

As we’ve waited for the start of the 2011 NFL season, we didn’t spend the last four months twiddling our thumbs. Always in the search for something different, we’ll bring you some special statistics, some unusual stats.

Today’s example is our list of the top 10 scorers on defense over the 51-year history of the franchise.

These numbers do not include any scores on special teams (returns, blocked punt TDs or safeties); just scores on defense.

Most Defensive Points In Chies History from Bob Gretz

According to, among others Albert Breer, most of the major issues have been worked through now, leaving more legal tedious details to be sifted through, mainly by lawyers and financial teams representing each side. Among the key components of the new CBA are some very Kansas City Chiefs friendly terms, namely; The salary cap.

After the Lockout from Warpaint Illustrated

10. Tony Moeaki: The Kansas City Chiefs, in my opinion, was the shock of the NFL last season. Going to the playoffs seemed far out of reach for this team, seeing as that the Chargers were going every year. One of the main reasons Kansas City was able to go on was this man. In his rookie season, he posted 556 yards and 3 touchdowns(in clutch situations) on 47 receptions. My arguement for him being in the top ten is this: with Dwayne Bowe now going to be double covered after his success, expect Moeaki to become big in the pass game with the ability to bust the defense with short passing options.

NFL Daniel's Fantasy Football 2011 Top 15 Tight Ends from Inside Pulse