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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 7/6

Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!


Jaworski Rates Chiefs QB At No. 20 Among NFL Starters from KC Star

Here are some excerpts from Jaworski's evaluation of Smith:

"A year ago, Smith was coming off his best season in the NFL, having led the 49ers to the NFC Championship. This year, he's the starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. It was a great move by (Chiefs coach) Andy Reid to acquire Smith.

"The defining element of Smith's play is efficiency. He executes the offense the way it's designed, and he makes very few mistakes. Last season - for the second year in a row - he was exceptional on first down. In 2012 he led the NFL in first-down passing, with a quarterback rating of 119. Much of it came off play-action, or in the case of the 49ers, hard run-action out of base personnel. There was no better play-action quarterback last season than Smith. He had a quarterback rating of over 132."

Chiefs Rookie Recap: Eric Kush from The Mothership

We continue our Chiefs Rookie Recap series, featuring interviews with each of the team's eight 2013 draft choices, in order, addressing a summary of their OTA and minicamp experiences, expectations for this season and more.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected California University of Pennsylvania OL Eric Kush with their first of two picks in the sixth round (170th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft in April. After drafting Kush, Chiefs general manager John Dorsey described the selection. Video: Greatest Uni: Kansas City Chiefs

Offseason Surprises: Unpredictable AFC from Lindy's Sports

KANSAS CITY - Players buying into new head coach Andy Reid's program.

Attendance in the offseason strength and conditioning program and on-field work with OTAs and minicamps was nearly 100 percent. Some veteran Chiefs were experiencing their fourth head coach in six seasons, but seemed to rally more around this new coach and impressed him with their willingness to work.

Pistol Formation Could Be Chiefs' Not-So-Secret Weapon from Sports Illustrated

Andy Reid has long run his variation of the West Coast offense. And yet, after being hired as the new head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, he wasted little time bringing on Brad Childress as a "spread game analyst" and Chris Ault, innovator of the growing-in-popularity pistol offense.

While Reid has had too much success over an extended period of time in the NFL to scrap his strategies completely, those hires send a message that he's ready to pull out all the stops on this offense. His ability to do so starts with two players: Running back Jamaal Charles and new QB Alex Smith.

Sports Signups: Your Home For Sports Camps And Things To Do This Summer from MLive

Vincent "Vince Swagnew" Agnew of the Kansas City Chiefs is hosting his first annual football camp in Grand Rapids for youth league, middle school and high school athletes. The camp will be led by a Georgia Training Alliance owner, David Irons Sr., and his coaching staff with well over 20 years of combined pro football and educational experience with current and former NFL players. The proceeds of the camp will benefit The Michigan Lupus Foundation.

Savannah High Football Workouts Begin Monday from The Savannah Morning News

The Woodville-Tompkins Hall of Fame Association will induct a class of eight, headed by ex-NFL Player Solomon Brannan, in a ceremony set for Aug. 30.

Brannan, a 1960 graduate of Tompkins, was a standout running back and defensive back at Morris Brown College in Atlanta After college, he was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs as a defensive back and return man.

Olympic Medalist Joins Sun Valley On Ice from The Twin Falls Times-News

Ryan Bradley takes a spin on the ice rink outside Sun Valley Lodge, his Kansas City Chiefs ball cap pegging him for a tourist.

But Bradley, a 2011 U.S. gold and silver medalist, is a local this summer.

Not only did the St. Joseph, Mo., native headline Sun Valley's July 4 ice show opener, but he will remain with the cast most of the summer.

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