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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 5/26

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Kansas City Chiefs QB Alex Smith: Then And Now from The Mothership

The Chiefs defense, which has been flying all over the field during recent OTAs, now has a better understanding of what exactly Smith brings to the table.

"He's a smart QB," Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson said. "He's a QB that gets in and out of the huddle really easily. His communications skills are great. Defensively, if we show him a certain coverage, he's going to know exactly what it is, so, on that part, we have to do a lot of disguising; we have to be straight on with our defenses, we have to execute, if not, Alex will pick us apart."

Anthony Fasano: K.C. Chiefs Using TE-Friendly Offense from

That bodes well for quarterback Alex Smith, who flourished throwing the ball to Vernon Davis while with the San Francisco 49ers. It also speaks to a core need in Kansas City, where, outside of Dwayne Bowe, there isn't much to boast about at wide receiver.

It's May -- and I won't go all Michael Fabiano on you -- but drafting a Chiefs tight end sounds like a fantasy option worth investigating.

Chiefs Offseason Report: Andy Reid, Alex Smith May Provide Quick Turnaround from USA Today

Dorsey and Reid think adding Smith, an efficient, savvy passer, to an offense that already includes star running back Jamaal Charles and receiver Dwayne Bowe makes the Chiefs significantly better right away.

The Chiefs defense includes four Pro Bowlers - outside linebackers Tamba Hali and Justin Houston, inside linebacker Derrick Johnson and safety Eric Berry - so there is reason to think Kansas City could be the team to make the biggest turnaround this season.

Guy Clifton: Chris Ault Field At Mackay Stadium Is Much Deserved from The Reno Gazette-Journal

Kaepernick's success with the San Francisco 49ers last year - along with the emergence of the Pistol offense in the NFL - brought Ault plenty of well-deserved national attention. Just last week, he was hired as a consultant by the Kansas City Chiefs.

It seems it only took Ault about 41 years to become an overnight sensation.

At Wednesday's news conference, he pulled out his favorite descriptor quite a few times while thanking, first and foremost his family, his players, his coaches and his supporters in the community.

"That's pretty doggone special," he said. "I'm very honored, very touched and certainly humbled."

Class Of 2009 Not Living Up To Promise from ESPN

If Sanchez does make the roster this year, it's almost guaranteed he won't be back in 2014. Defensive end Tyson Jackson, the third pick in the 2009 draft, has had to take pay cuts from his rookie contract the past two years to stay with the Kansas City Chiefs. He's a free agent next year.

Boyd-Buchanan School To Host Eric Berry Youth Camp from

The Eric Berry 2013 D1 Iron Sharpens Iron Camp will be held on June 14 at Body-Buchanan School in Chattanooga and on June 15 at Grace Christian Academy in Knoxville.

Daughter Of Chiefs Hall OF Famer Makes Impression At State Track And Field Meet from KWCH

The daughter of NFL Hall of Famer Derrick Thomas was at the track and field state championships this weekend. In case you missed that, the announcer in Cessna Stadium not only made sure everyone knew, but also that "she has inherited some incredible athletic genes."

Her name is Alexa Harmon-Thomas. She is a junior at Lawrence Free State and yes, she's pretty incredible.

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