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Good morning! Happy Friday. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

The 2011 Kansas City Chiefs turned in quite the year. If anything, it was always worth watching to see what would happen next.

From Derrick Johnson's 179-tackle season to Ryan Succop making 22 consecutive field goals, a number of Chiefs established personal-bests during a wild season of ups and downs.

Here's a look some of the personal milestones, both big and small, that Chiefs players established during the 2011 season.

Personal Milestones Set By Chiefs Players In 2011 from The Mothership

Former Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Jack Del Rio will interview for the Kansas City Chiefs head coach position.

A source in Jacksonville, FL told KCTV5 that Del Rio will interview on Friday.

Del Rio played for the Chiefs for a season after 11 years with the New Orleans Saints as a linebacker. He became the Jags coach in 2003. He was fired in November, becoming the first coaching casualty of this season.

Jack Del Rio Interviewing For Chiefs Head Coach Job from KCTV

Jacksonville fired Del Rio in late November after a 3-8 start. It was his eighth season with the Jaguars and he left with a 68-71 record, including two playoff appearances. But the Jags under Del Rio hadn't finished above .500 since 2007, a four-year span that included two 5-11 finishes (including '11, when they went 2-3 with Mel Tucker as the interim head coach). And sources told's Pete Prisco that Del Rio had lost his drive, showing up to work at 9 a.m., which is swell for your garden-variety sedentary pencil pusher but equivalent to banker's hours for an NFL head coach.

Report: Jack Del Rio To Interview For Chiefs Job from CBS Sports

Everyone was wondering - including me - if the Cardinals would have interest in bringing back Todd Haley to the coaching staff. Well, apparently there is. Kent Somers reported tonight Ken Whisenhunt will talk to Haley about coming back. There are no openings as of now, but that obviously can change quickly - and there also is nothing that says the Cards can't just add another coach to the staff. It would make sense that Haley would come back to run the offense, but if that happened, I don't know how offensive coordinator Mike Miller fits into the equation.

Talk Of Haley's Return, And Keim's Future from

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What makes Kansas City a good job?-The Chiefs are just one year removed from double-digit victories and an AFC West title. Much of the reason they struggled in 2011 was due to key injuries and it's likely that Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and Matt Cassel will return healthy next season. The overall roster is solid and they have a proven personnel man in Scott Pioli.

Why should a potential suitor stay away?- The Chiefs don't have a legitimate answer at quarterback and although Scott Pioli has credentials, he's struggled of late with personnel decisions. Kansas City has some issues on both lines which might not be able to be fixed right away.

NFL Insider: Which Job Is The Most Attractive? from ESPN Florida

Kansas City Chiefs Director of Player Personnel Ray Farmer: A former fourth-round draft choice of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1996, Farmer spent three seasons at linebacker for the Eagles until his career was cut short due to a knee injury. Farmer scouted for the Atlanta Falcons from 2002-2005 before joining the Chiefs.

Four GM Candidates To Keep An Eye On from ESPN Chicago

So, now, the Rams and Buccaneers will join the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and Kansas City Chiefs in searches for a new head coach. But when the decision-makers within each franchise eventually make their selection, will they really understand why one candidate is deemed more attractive than the others? Better yet, have they already made their decision but don't yet know it?...

...When the decision is made as to which candidate to hire, it owes a great deal to perceptual distortions. Here are 8 perceptual distortions that significantly influence the selection and hiring of head coaches in the NFL:

Eight Distortions That Get NFL Coaches (And Corporate Execs) Hired from Forbes

There is a football coach available who is a proven winner. He has a better winning percentage and more regular-seasons wins than Chuck Noll. He has 21 years of experience as an NFL head coach. Two of them have been losing seasons.


He specializes in turning a mess into a winner right away. He brings discipline and organization where there is chaos.

He is perfect for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

His name is Marty Schottenheimer.

Two Words For The Tampa Bay Bucs: Marty Schottenheimer from The Naples Daily News

It's Game Time.

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