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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/19

Good morning! So... this is what we call the offseason. Not a lot of Kansas City Chiefs news out there today. Luckily I really like two of the articles. The first talks about Ault, Smith and Pistol and the second goes in-depth on the Laurel House, the Reids' charity in Philly that might be setting up roots in KC. Enjoy!


Dan Hinxman: In Kansas City, Ault Plus Smith Equals Play-Action from The Reno Gazette-Journal

And Ault has shown in recent years that the Pistol's ability to evolve brings a kind of "best of both worlds" element to the NFL, whose coaches, even the West Coast guys like Reid, are always cautious about getting too one-dimensional on offense.

The Pistol began as a north-south, run-first offense that Ault used to set national rushing records at Nevada in the late 2000s. He added the read option, and then more recently began to increase the role of the play-action in the Pistol.

That's what could make the formation even more intriguing to the NFL, and particularly Reid.

Funding And Support: Laurel House Constantly Grapples With 'Limited Money, Lots Of Need' from The Times Herald

"Whatever it takes," says Reid. "We need to continue to raise awareness no matter what. I've already been to one of the domestic violence dinners (in Kansas City) and, you know, I'm just grateful that the Chiefs are getting involved and they're like, ‘Will you help us?' Of course I will!"

"But I'm not forgetting about Laurel House no matter where I am," she smiles. "I have a vested interest and I'm gonna keep at it until we reach the pinnacle of our goal."

If you are interested in making a financial donation to Laurel House, go to or mail your donation to: Laurel House, P.O. Box 764, Norristown, PA 19404.

Super Bowl 50: Inside Tuesday's Owners Vote from The San Jose Mercury News

AFC owners will pass their votes to Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt; NFC owners will pass their votes to New York Giants owner John Mara.

Frank Supovitz, the NFL's senior vice president for events, will tabulate the votes. If a host region does not score 75 percent of the votes, the owners will vote again.

'Raging Bull' Manny Fernandez Lived His Gimmick from The Charleston Post And Courier

The wrestling pitch never waned, says Fernandez, even as he was testing the pro football waters, trying out with teams like the Kansas City Chiefs.

"It just didn't happen for me in football. I was 6-0, 265, not the biggest guy in the ‘70s."

Fernandez followed the pro football trail for three years. He did some special teams work with the Chiefs.

All the while, though, his wrestling buddies were pulling him in another direction.

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