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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 1/31

Good morning! QBs, the Hall of Fame, and just how bad/good have recent Chiefs' drafts been? All of that ahead in today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

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Could QB Tyler Wilson Move Up Chiefs' Draft Board? from KC Star

"Geno Smith is the most overrated quarterback I've seen in a long time. He's not that good. If he didn't throw for 600 and some yards and eight touchdowns against Baylor toward the beginning of the season, he wouldn't have the hype he's got right now. He's talented but I went to watch him work out a couple of weeks ago down in Florida and he was airmailing the ball over a wide receiver who was just standing there. He wasn't even running a route.

"Geno Smith has a stronger arm and more talent than Tyler Wilson. But is Tyler the more complete package and more NFL ready and somebody I would trust with my offense? Absolutely. Without a doubt in my mind."

Chiefs Souper Bowl Of Caring from The Mothership

The Kansas City Chiefs participated in the Souper Bowl of Caring on Tuesday by volunteering at Harvesters for the fourth consecutive year. The Chiefs Community Caring Team was divided into three groups, "Soup-A-Stars!", "Soup There It Is" and "I Mustache You A Question" (and of course, some members of this team sported fake mustaches).

The groups' task was to pack BackSnacks, which are backpacks full of food for low income Kansas City children to combat weekend hunger. Each group worked rapidly to complete as many BackSnacks as possible and the team that properly packed the most was declared the event's winner.

Ex-Chiefs RB Jones Believes Belcher Had CTE from FS Kansas City

Former Kansas City Chiefs running back Thomas Jones said he is convinced that former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot and killed his girlfriend Kasandra Perkins before committing suicide, already was suffering from the effects of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

CTE, a degenerative disease of the brain that has been linked to aggressive behavior and depression, has been found posthumously in numerous NFL players, including several who have committed suicide. Former San Diego Chargers linebacker Junior Seau, who took his life last May, later was diagnosed with CTE.

Jones and Belcher were teammates with the Chiefs in 2010 and 2011.

Livermore's Wolf Hamlin In The TV Spotlight Again from The San Jose Mercury News

Jason "Wolf" Hamlin grew up in Eudora, Kan., in the heart of Kansas City Chiefs territory, where red and gold permeated the landscape and not the red and gold of the San Francisco 49ers -- and certainly not the silver and black of the Oakland Raiders.

But for the past four years, Hamlin has been living in enemy football territory, pursuing his music dream. A year removed from vaulting into the national spotlight with his performance and appearance on "American Idol," Hamlin will again grace the small screen.

Hamlin and the band The Front Porch Drifters were tabbed by the producers of the "Chiefs Kingdom" to be the subject of their weekly TV documentary series that follows Chiefs fans nationwide.

Curley Culp's HOF Wait Might End Soon from ESPN

"I am a Kansas City Chiefs fan," said Culp, who noted he is fired up about the hiring of Andy Reid as coach. "The Chiefs were a big part of my life."

And Culp -- who went on to play seven seasons in Houston and two in Detroit -- was a big part of the Chiefs. At 6-foot-1, 265 pounds, Culp, who won the NCAA heavyweight wrestling title while at Arizona State, was a unique player. In the Chiefs' Super Bowl IV win against Minnesota, Hall of Fame coach Hank Stram put Culp over the center and it opened up plays for future Hall of Famers Buck Buchanan and Willie Lanier. Many people credit it for the beginning of the 3-4 defense.

Saturday, Culp might be rewarded for being part of NFL history.

The Dolphins Are The Second Most Successful Drafters Of The Past Five Years, According To One Analysis Anyway from The Miami New Times

The rankings come from Tony Villioti of Draftmetrics for The National Football Post. The analysis used the number of games started by draft picks, average share of starts for the team's players compared to the rest of their draft class, number of players drafted who were still with the team in 2012, and players selected to the Pro Bowl.

When taking into account all the data from the past ten years, the Dolphins only come in 19th. But when just looking at the past five years, the Dolphins jump all the way up to second place, behind only the Kansas City Chiefs.

Beyonce: NFL Players Talk Favorite Songs, Singer Sizzles In Super Bowl Promo from The Inquisitr

Running the full gamut of Beyonce's four solo albums and her musical past as lead singer in Destiny's Child, the players may not have remembered all the words but they knew what they liked.

First up was the Dallas Cowboy's Jason Witten, who raved,"Every time Beyonce sings, I think it's pretty amazing."

Eric Berry of Kansas City Chiefs enthused,"You know she makes good music, she's beautiful. Jay-Z, no offence to that."

Scott Pioli Hasn't Made Sense Of Jovan Belcher Tragedy from

Almost two months ago, Jovan Belcher murdered his girlfriend before driving to the Kansas City Chiefs' facility, where he took his own life in front of then-general Scott Pioli and former coach Romeo Crennel. Pioli continues to try to make sense of it all, telling Dan Patrick that he needed professional help after the incident.

KC Star Photo Gallery: KC Chiefs Help Out Harvesters Video: An NFL First Video: Pro Bowl Tailgate Party

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