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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 1/11

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. The rumors are starting to sound a little louder and more often on the coaching staff hires. Nothing official yet. Enjoy.


Pederson Looks Like Favorite To Become Chiefs' Offensive Coordinator from KC Star

"He was a very smart player. He'll understand what Andy is trying to accomplish. He's been in the West Coast offense for a long time, so he has a broad understanding of the offense."

Pederson appears to be the favorite to become the Chiefs' offensive coordinator for new head coach Andy Reid. The job has been a troublesome one for the Chiefs the past few years. Pederson would be their seventh coordinator in seven seasons, and only Charlie Weis in 2010 can be considered an unqualified success.

In 2012, their only season with coordinator Brian Daboll, the Chiefs were last in the NFL in scoring.

Kansas City Chiefs Considering Eric Bieniemy For RB Coach from The Denver Post

Eric Bieniemy, Colorado's offensive coordinator the past two seasons, is under strong consideration to be the running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, two sources close to the situation said Thursday.

If Bieniemy gets the job, he would be reunited with new Chiefs coach Andy Reid, whom Bieniemy played for his last year in the NFL in 1999 with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Toub Talks With Panthers; Chiefs Up Next from The Chicago Tribune

Dave Toub is one of the 13 known candidates to become the next head coach of the Chicago Bears. But if that doesn't work out for him, the long-time special teams coordinator is expected to have a long list of options and he's already exploring them.

Toub interviewed with Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Wednesday, as first reported by the Charlotte Observer, and Toub is expected to interview with Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid in the next day or two, according to an NFL source.

Andy Reid Talks Chiefs, Michael Vick, More from ESPN

In it, among other topics, Reid called Philadelphia quarterback Michael Vick "a good kid." That innocent comment has some people thinking Reid will bring Vick to Kansas City. I think Vick will be on Reid's list, but he won't be too high. Remember, Reid is the one who replaced a struggling Vick this season.

Reid Dodges Question About Vick Joining Him In Kansas City from

Although Reid made Vick a legitimate quarterback again, the last two years with him destroyed his legacy in Philadelphia. Just as Reid and the Eagles need a brand new start away from each other, Vick needs to start over with someone he has no past connections with.

With Reid's presence in Kansas City and the franchise's dire straits, Vick wouldn't have much of a chance there. However, since the only teams interested in a new quarterback are abysmal or have no real passing game, Vick may not afford to be picky.

Is Andy Reid Planning To Bring Michael Vock To Chiefs? from

Don't bank on this one. Reid wasn't exactly enamored with Vick during a trouble-filled season with the Eagles in 2012. Vick was essentially shut down before an injury to rookie Nick Foles thrust the 32-year-old passer back into the lineup.

Cowboys Eye Monte Kiffin For DC from ESPN Dallas

Andy Reid was interested in appointing Kiffin to be his defensive coordinator when he took over the Kansas City Chiefs, but Kiffin was not interested in that opportunity.

Kiffin has been an NFL defensive coach for 26 years, half of those with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he helped the franchise win its only Super Bowl after Jon Gruden replaced Tony Dungy.

Chiefs Encourage Young Readers from The Mothership

"The RED Zone Reading Challenge was an exciting way for the Kansas City Chiefs, Hy-Vee and Procter & Gamble to reinforce the importance of reading to our youth," Chuck Castellano, Chiefs Community Relations Manager explained. "It speaks volumes that participating Kansas City Public School students collectively read almost 3,000 hours during this six-week initiative."

The school that achieved the most points through the RED Zone Reading Challenge was Longfellow Elementary, specifically Yvette Robinson's fourth grade class.

New York Jets Expand Their Search For A General Manager from Yahoo! Sports

Kansas City Chiefs: Green Bay Packers director of football operations John Dorsey has been rumored to be the favorite for the position, but the longtime Packers executive is not the only candidate. The Chiefs have also interviewed Ray Farmer, the team's current director of player personnel. 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble and former Browns GM Tom Heckert are also in the mix for the Chiefs' GM job.

Sheed And Stack In The Big Apple from Grantland

The Bullets followed by taking Wallace fourth, even though they were already building around two other prized young forwards, Chris Webber and Juwan Howard. Stackhouse immediately became the leading scorer for an 18-win Sixers team; meanwhile, Wallace learned to stretch his game away from the basket and play all three frontcourt spots on a Washington team bound for another lottery.

"I say this as a compliment," says Jim Lynam, Washington's coach at the time. "He's been beating to his own drum since Day 1. A follow-up question is, when did Day 1 start? My dig would be maybe in the crib. You could always tell on Monday mornings whether the Kansas City Chiefs won the day before. If they won, invariably he would enter the practice facility that next day with a Kansas City Chiefs helmet on. His first jumper would be with a Chiefs helmet on."

Manning's Success Bittersweet For Colts Fans from The News-Sentinel

If Manning wins a Super Bowl with the Denver Broncos, it means Colts fans must share him with another fan base for eternity.

If he doesn't win a title in his final years, then the Broncos' portion of Manning's career becomes the epilogue, similar to Joe Montana with the Kansas City Chiefs. No one thinks of the Chiefs when they think of Montana, just as no one thinks of the Jets or Vikings when they think of Brett Favre.

If Manning wins a couple titles, will he ultimately be remembered as a Bronco? Sounds crazy, I know. But not out of the realm of possibility.

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