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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/16

Good morning! Lots of good stuff from the OTAs in today's Kansas City Chiefs news. As you can imagine, D-Bowe's comments are causing the most reaction. Enjoy!

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Jamie Squire

Chiefs Fast-Paced Practices Continue from The Mothership

The fast-paced style of practice and along with it, the attack mentality serves to benefit QB Alex Smith, RB Jamaal Charles and the entire offense.

"I think our offense is going to try to exploit the mismatches," Chiefs TE Anthony Fasano said. "I see not only Jamaal and the running backs, but all the guys having good opportunities."

Chiefs' Dwayne Bowe: 'I'm Going To Lead The League In Receptions' from KC Star

"It's only day two,'' he said after practice. "Guys are trying their best every day. Every day is not going to be right, but if we can minimize mistakes from yesterday to today and tomorrow, we'll take another step forward. By training camp, guys will be great.

"When we get in full gear and pads and close to the season, it's going to be a show to watch.''

That would be a dramatic change for the Chiefs, who have been one of the league's worst offensive teams in each of the past two seasons.

Andy Reid Talks QBs, WRs And Accountability from The Mothership

Since joining the team, Alex Smith and all of his Chiefs teammates have received the same message from coach Reid and his entire staff.

"I think hard work, both in the classroom and on the field, are important," coach Reid admitted. "And they're willing to do that, that's what I've seen this offseason. When you do that and you work your fundamentals, that's something that you can get out of these camps. And that helps you once you put the pads on and things lining up once you get to training camp. But for right now, let's get this system down, both mentally and physically, and when we hit camp, we can hit camp running."

Chiefs Sign FB Braden Wilson from The Mothership

One of Wilson's unquestioned strengths is his blocking ability.

"I thought he was the best blocking fullback in the draft," Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said of Wilson.

Chiefs And Royals Team Up from The Mothership

For the 11th year, the Kansas City Chiefs and Kansas City Royals teamed up in support of Operation Blessing International. On Saturday, Chiefs and Royals players joined volunteers in assembling and distributing food for thousands of individuals throughout the community.

Operation Blessing was founded in 1978 as a non-profit relief organization which donates produce, canned goods, building supplies and provides disaster relief to natural disaster victims and needy families all around the world. Video: Kansas City Chiefs Unveil New-Look Offense Video: Dwayne Bowe: "Coach Is Demanding Perfection" Video: Sean Smith Excited To Play With His New Teammates Video: Dexter McCluster On New System, New Teammates Video: Eric Fisher Talks About Playing Right Tackle

Dwayne Bowe Promises 'Show To Watch' With Chiefs from

Beyond Bowe's bluster does exist some genuine reason for optimism. Eric Fisher and Branden Albert make a terrific tackle combination on the offensive line. It really wouldn't be that shocking if Charles contended for the league lead in rushing -- he ranked second and fourth in his last two healthy seasons.

Alex Smith Already Becoming Leader Of Chiefs from The Associated Press via The Westport News

The weight of the franchise was foisted upon his shoulders from the very second word leaked out that former No. 1 draft pick would be sent from the San Francisco 49ers to the Chiefs during a topsy-turvy offseason.

If he wasn't considered the leader in the huddle then, he certainly is now, as the Chiefs toil away in summer-like heat during the first full week of voluntary practices.

A quick survey of his teammates will confirm it.

'NFL Total Access' Recap: Is IT Jamaal Charles Time In Kansas City? from

Heath Evans said he thinks new Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid will use Jamaal Charles very similarly to how he used LeSean McCoy with the Philadelphia Eagles. Evans predicted that Reid might even use Charles in new schemes that he did not use in Philadelphia.

Reid'€™s hiring of Chris Ault, the pioneer of the pistol offense, also could indicate that Reid is trying to develop new offensive strategies to keep up with the changes in the NFL, Evans said.

Number Crunching A Growing Craze In The NFL from USA Today

New Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid recently lured Mike Frazier from the Philadelphia Eagles as his statistical analysis coordinator, Frazier's second NFL job. Before his nine years with the Eagles, he had internships with Smith Barney and Wachovia Securities. Finance is not always the path to a key NFL front office job, but it's increasingly representative of a skill set being tapped to influence football moves.

Albert Rejoins Chiefs As Offseason Workouts Begin from The Associated Press via The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier

"I feel pretty good. Happy to be back," Albert said. "I'm a little rusty, but I knocked a lot of the rust off. ... I'm just happy to be back. I'm here now, and I'm not worried what I thought before. I'm happy to be here with my teammates and I'm ready to work."

That should come as a relief to Smith and the rest of the Chiefs.

"I'm glad he's here, no question," Smith said. "For a quarterback, those guys are your best friend. I told him that soon as I saw him."

Macon Students Graduate From D.A.R.E. from KTVO

Students had a surprise guest at the ceremony ... KC Wolf, the mascot for the Kansas City Chiefs. He talked to the students about life and of course, about being a mascot. He even let one student try on the costume.

Chiefs Start Over With Reid While Eagles Start Over Without Him from

While the Eagles run rapid fire plays, put on an elaborate soundtrack and ban Reid's famed "Taco Tuesdays" and "Fast Food Fridays," Reid is implementing his own style onto the Chiefs. In fact, he may be experimenting with his own college-style offense, as former Nevada head coach Chris Ault is on board as a "consultant" and is expected to help Reid implement the "pistol offense..."

...According to the blog Arrowhead Pride, Reid said that the pistol is "an option" but that they will "mess around with a little bit of everything." If Kansas City is going to change its offense, it won't be as radically as Kelly is expected to do in Philadelphia.

Dwayne Bowe: I'm Going To Lead The League In Catches And Touchdowns from ProFootballTalk

There's a good chance that winds up as an overly optimistic prediction, but Bowe has every reason to be excited about the changes to the offense in Kansas City this season. Smith is the best quarterback he's played with in the NFL and Bowe should be an excellent fit in Andy Reid's offensive scheme.

Four Vols In Pete Prisco's Top 100 NFL Players from All For Tennesse

The biggest surprise, at least as former Vols go, was seeing Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Eric Berry being left off the list. Berry is a two-time pro-bowler (including 2012). Which is especially impressive when you consider he was returning from a torn ACL last year.

Mailbag: Peyton Manning's Shelf Life from ESPN

Rick Johnson from San Juan Capistrano, Calif., wants to know why quarterback Ricky Stanzi may be on the outs in Kansas City.

Bill Williamson: He was a low-round pick of the previous regime. He hasn't shown much in two years in the program and the new regime is looking for its own young quarterback to develop. The Chiefs signed the intriguing Tyler Bray out of Tennessee as an undrafted free agent.

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