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The days at Ladd-Peebles Stadium have been a little longer for Crennel this year. His privacy is typically respected during the actual practice portion of the day as he sits alongside GM Scott Pioli, comparing notes and discussing the prospects that catch his eye for the right or wrong reasons.
It's the post-practice routine that's forcing Crennel to work overtime in Mobile. It's a sight best described as a receiving line of well wishers and job seekers.
Crennel Pleased With Progress Of Finalizing Coaching Staff from The Mothership
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This year's Senior Bowl is void of the Hawkeye many mock drafts have already penciled in as Kansas City's first-round selection for 2012. Offensive tackle Riley Reiff is just a junior, making him ineligible to participate in this week's all-star outing.
But the Hawkeyes aren't without representation in Mobile and their top offensive play-maker from 2011 wouldn't mind continuing a trend in becoming the third Hawkeye drafted by Kansas City in as many seasons.
Will The Chiefs Draft An Iowa Player For The Third-Straight Season? from The Mothership
Licht has worked twice with the Patriots, first under Pioli as a college scout, then returning in 2009 as director of pro personnel under Belichick. And Emery, who started his scouting career with the Bears, worked under former Patriots college scouting director Thomas Dimitroff in Atlanta and now works for Pioli.
In Kansas City, Pioli said Emery runs all of the Chiefs' draft meetings, and he's a key voice on draft days in their draft room.
Asked if Emery is ready to be a GM, Pioli said, "You only find out if you're ready when you get into it.
"But, yes, I do believe he's ready. He's a strong decision-maker."
K.C.'s Scott Pioli On Phil Emery: He's Ready from The Chicago Sun-Times
NFL.com reported that former Kansas City coach Todd Haley is talking to the Cardinals about joining the staff. Haley talked to Arizona earlier this month, but there were reports he likely wouldn't go there. Monday, former Oakland coach Hue Jackson reportedly also interviewed with Cardinals about their quarterback-coaching job.
It is feasible that Haley and Jackson could both end up on the Cardinals' staff, but I'd be surprised to see that happen.
Paired with the talents of fellow corner Brandon Flowers, the Chiefs secondary was one of the best in the NFL in 2011 and will elevate to new heights in 2012 with the return of star safety Eric Berry.
But for this dream team of Carr, Flowers, Berry, and another emerging star safety Kendrick Lewis, the Chiefs will need to invest substantial dollars to retain Carr's playing rights.
Countdown To March 13: Brandon Carr from Warpaint Illustrated
Former Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro running back Christian Okoye, aka "The Nigerian Nightmare," has gathered a few NFL alumni to help tend bar at Ruth's Chris Steak House's Waikiki Beach Walk location this Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the Christian Okoye Foundation, an organization created to help underprivileged youths through sports and mentorship programs ...
Uncle Tom's Gabbin' from Midweek.com