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Chiefs vs. Bucs: Connections For First Preseason Game Of 2011

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Each week during the regular season, the Kansas City Chiefs send out their release for the game that week and in it they include quite literally all of the connections between the Chiefs and that week's opponent. It's usually a good trip back to the past, bringing up players and coaches you may not have thought about in years. 

We'll be posting these on Tuesdays. Up first this preseason, Chiefs-Bucs connections. Check 'em out:

  • TB General Manager Mark Dominik is a graduate of Kansas and worked in the Chiefs personnel department.
  • Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris was the defensive coordinator at K-State (2006).
  • Chiefs asst. GM Joel Collier was an off. asst. with the Buccaneers ('90).
  • KC OL coach Bill Muir worked in the TB player personnel department ('78-81) and served as the OL/offensive coordinator (2002-08).
  • KC regional scout Dom Green is a native of Largo, Fla. and worked as a scout with Tampa Bay (2006-08).
  • KC RB Thomas Jones (2003) and S Sabby Piscitelli (2007-10) played with TB.
  • Chiefs video director Pat Brazil spent 15 seasons with TB ('91-05).
  • TB TEs coach Alfredo Roberts played three years with KC ('88-90).
  • TB K Connor Barth (2008) and DE Alex Magee (2009-10) played with KC.
More connections, after the jump...
  • Chiefs CB Javier Arenas is a native of Tampa, Fla., T bobby Greenwood is a native of St. Petersburg, Fla., WR Dexter McCluster is a native of Largo, Fla. while TE Jake O'Connell is from Naples, Fla.
  • Chiefs LB Brandon Siler played collegiately at Florida.
  • KC LB Derrick Johnson is the cousin of WR Bert Emanuel, who played with TB ('98-99).
  • TB asst. to the head coach Jay Kaiser was a graduate asst. at Northwest Missouri State ('97-98) and also spent time with Kansas State (2002-08).
  • Buccaneers RBs coach Steve Logan was the head coach at Hutchinson CC ('81-82) while scout Seth Turner played at Baker (KS).
  • TB college scout Mike Yowarsky was a grad. asst. ('84-85) and defensive asst. ('86-88) at Kansas.
  • TB dir. of sports medicine and performance Todd Toriscelli was the head athletic trainer at Kansas State ('90-92).
  • Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman is a native of Grandview, Mo. and played collegiately at Kansas State.
  • Buccaneers TE Jeron Mastrud played collegiately at Kansas State.
  • TB CB Aqib Talib and WR Dezmon Briscoe played at Kansas.
  • TB CB Elbert Mack prepped at Wichita North (KS) HS.