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Good morning. Today's Kansas City Chiefs news looks ahead to what Scott Pioli can do in what will be an abbreviated season of player transactions. Read and enjoy.

At the end of the day, nothing is official until its official (Missouri is the show-me state after all)...

...The important thing is that the Chiefs be ready to dive into the new league year whenever that time comes.

Whose front office is most prepared? Who is able to respond to the new lay of land the fastest? Winners and losers will be made in the first 48 hours. There’s no procrastinating.

While we debate whether or not (insert free agent name here) is a good fit in Kansas City, that decision has already been made inside the Chiefs front office.

Faith In Acclimation from The Mothership

He has done well for the Chiefs so far, but his next test is about to begin. It’s one that through previous statements and reputation he should be especially qualified for, and one more test upon which the franchise’s championship hopes depend.

First it was the hiring of a young, unproven and somewhat risky head coach in Todd Haley.

Then it was a $63 million contract to Matt Cassel, who hadn’t been anybody’s No. 1 quarterback since high school.

Soon it will be six months of personnel decisions crammed into maybe two weeks.

This is the time for Scott Pioli to live up to reputation from KC Star

"We’ve crafted a long-term agreement," Goodell, the NFL commissioner, said at a news conference in Atlanta, "that can be good for the game of football. It’ll be good for the players, good for the clubs, and most importantly good for our game and for our fans."

Spread across the nation was another group, one that wasn’t mentioned, and its members have spent these past few days wondering whether this proposal — players are expected to approve or reject it early this week — is not only good for them, but good enough.

Retired NFL Players Have Concerns About Owners' Proposal from KC Star

Hard Knocks has been hailed as one of the best series on TV, helped boost the popularity of the league and helped propel players such as Tony Siragusa of Fox and Shannon Sharpe of CBS into post-playing career on TV.

Report: No 'Hard Knocks' on HBO this Season from USA Today

Terry Allen’s sculpture in downtown Kansas City — "Modern Communication" — is looking for a new home.

Yes, that sculpture, the one many people enjoy because they say it offers a humorous take on how difficult it is to communicate, even with all our modern technology...

...Given the theme of communication difficulties, a few locations spring to mind...

...Put it on the podium next to Chiefs coach Todd Haley during his hotheaded media appearances.

The Star's Editorial: Let's Move the 'Modern Communication' Statue from KC Star

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There is a familiarity factor with Scott Pioli and Matt Cassel being at Arrowhead Stadium, but there’s no animosity between the two clubs. Another problem with this rivalry is that over the last twenty years both teams have rarely been good at the same time.

Ranking the New England Patriots' Rivalries from All Things Pats

[Dedric] Ward returns to Cedar Rapids next month for his 11th youth football game...

...He worked in the NFL for the Arizona Cardinals and Kansas City Chiefs but was let go by the Chiefs when he and now head coach Todd Haley had different philosophies about coaching wide receivers.

"We kind of butted heads a bit," he said. "… I decided I can do something else with my life."

Ward Renews Cedar Rapids Commitment from The Gazette

A sporting titan must do more than string together thank-yous to be remembered for his induction speech. Hank Stram, the pioneering Kansas City Chiefs coach who famously wore a microphone during Super Bowl IV, had his pre-taped and produced by his friends at NFL Films.

Feschuck: The Long and Short of Induction Speeches from The Toronto Star