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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 8/19

Good morning! Tons of Kansas City Chiefs news for you today! Keep reading for stories on Eric Fisher, Jamaal Charles' Foot (fantasy football name?), season predictions, Dressler, Sorensen, Len Dawson's Cigarette (fantasy football name?), Alex Smith, Houston, Dressler, Aaron Murray's Girlfriend (they keep on coming), and Aaron Murray's Brother's Fiance (don't think that will fit on most websites). Oh, and MNF will be when Arrowhead tries to take back the noise record. Like I said, a lot of articles. Enjoy!

Kyle Rivas

Key Area Of Offense That Needs To Be Better from The Mothership

"I thought our screen game needed to be better," Reid said. "That's always been a plus for us and minus numbers in our screen game-these are all things we can learn from and become better."

The first team offense ran three screens in the first half of the game: one to Davis (-1), one to Gray (-2) and one on the outside to receiver Kyle Williams (1).

These three plays combined for a loss of two yards, something that will need to improve moving forward.

Postgame Facts And Stats from The Mothership

KELCE GRABS ANOTHER SCORE: TE Travis Kelce hauled in a 43-yard touchdown reception from QB Aaron Murray, his second touchdown reception in as many weeks. He caught a 67-yard touchdown from QB Chase Daniel vs. Cincinnati (8/7/14) in the club's first preseason game of the 2014 season. Kelce led all Chiefs players in receiving yards with 63 yards on four receptions (15.8 avg.). In the preseason, he now has six receptions for 136 yards (22.7 avg.) with two touchdowns.

Voice Of The Kingdom Announced from The Mothership

The organization recently wrapped up a contest called "Voice of the Kingdom," which gives fans a chance to perform the National Anthem at Arrowhead Stadium during a Chiefs game.

This year, Keaton Schlatter (19) of Tune Rapids, Iowa is the 2014 Voice of the Kingdom.

Schlatter will be performing at Arrowhead Stadium on December 28th during the Chiefs vs. Chargers game. Video: Fantasy Preview Video: Training Camp Wired: Dontari Poe Video: Audio: Andy Reid Conference Call Video: NFL NOW: Is There Concern With Eric Fisher? Video: Chiefs' Biggest Concern?

Hays Post Audio: Chiefs Training Camp Report With Mitch Holthus

Chiefs Coach Andy Reid Addresses OL, Updates Jamaal Charles' Status from Chiefs Spin

Yellow flags aside, arguably a larger area of concern surrounded a first-team offensive line that allowed two sacks in the first half on quarterback Alex Smith.

The Chiefs starting offensive line also totaled three infractions. Second-year left tackle Eric Fisher and rookie right guard Zach Fulton were penalized for holding and third-year right tackle Donald Stephenson was guilty of a false start.

The Chiefs head coach found some good, however, and balanced it against the bad.

Eric Fisher Still Struggling After Offseason Shoulder Surgery from ProFootballTalk

His performance Sunday against the Panthers was rough, and coach Andy Reid said afterward that Fisher is still feeling the effects of offseason shoulder surgery.

"Any time you're coming off a significant injury you have to continue to battle through and that's what this preseason has been for him," Reid said, via

Eric Fisher Struggling: 10 Things You Need To Know from

It's too early to push the panic button with Eric Fisher in Kansas City. But it's fair for the Chiefs to be concerned about the No. 1 overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft. And it might not hurt to keep the button nearby.

Fisher has moved to his natural position of left tackle this season, replacing Branden Albert. That move was supposed to help solve a lot of Fisher's rookie problems, but he has struggled in both preseason games. Fisher was pushed around by Carolina's Greg Hardy and Alex Smith was hammered by Panthers role player Wes Horton after he beat Fisher.

Chiefs' Charles Bruises Foot While Moving Out Of Camp - Somebody Call Mayflower! from FS Kansas City

Reid wouldn't say when the Texas native would be a full-go at practice again, and Charles may or may not be cleared for the Chiefs' third preseason game Saturday at home against Minnesota. It's a roll-your-eyes story to most of the national media, but it's a cause for absolute panic for fantasy owners and a valuable argument for those Chiefs fans (and media) who are dubious of the team continuing to train at a remote campus site instead of at the team's practice facility.

Jamaal Charles Hurts Foot Slipping On Grass While Leaving Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp from NY Daily News

Jamaal Charles made it through every hit from Derrick Johnson, every shot from Eric Berry and every tackle from the rest of the Chiefs' defense during three weeks at Missouri Western.

It wasn't until he was leaving their training camp home that he got hurt.

Chiefs Preseason Preview: Headed For Market Correction from

What we'll be saying in February

We'll say that Alex Smith should have taken the money in August. Through no fault of Smith's, this team is headed for a market correction. (Especially in four games against the NFC West.)

Predicted finish: Third place in AFC West, 19th in ATL Power Index.

Youth Not Serving Chiefs -- Yet from WPTZ

Third-year right tackle Donald Stephenson is the oldest player in the K.C. starting offensive line; he's currently 25 years old and will turn 26 at the end of September.

The oldest starter on the 31 other teams is at least 27 years old and there are 23 teams with a starter or starters that are 30 years or older. Among the other teams with young lines, there are Super Bowl victories in recent seasons, including last year's championship run by the Seahawks.

NFL Chiefs Aren't Using Dressler from The Regina Leader-Post

Former Saskatchewan Roughriders receiver Weston Dressler was a fixture on the Kansas City Chiefs' sideline when they faced the Carolina Panthers in NFL pre-season action Sunday.

Dressler, who signed with the Chiefs as a free agent in February after spending six CFL seasons with Saskatchewan, did not touch the football in Carolina's 28-16 home-field victory.

Cassel Returns To K.C. With Chance To Seal Vikings No. 1 Status from The West Central Tribune

Cassel led the Chiefs to the playoffs and made the Pro Bowl in 2010, his second season there. But it all fell apart for him by 2012, when he went 1-7 as a starter and the team finished 2-14.

Cassel, 32, prefers to look at the big picture of his tenure, and said he's "excited to be able to go back." He isn't sure, though, how he will be greeted.

"I don't know at this point, but I have nothing but good things to say about Kansas City," he said.

Chiefs Fans Planning To Reclaim World Record For Loudest Stadium In September from KSHB

Chiefs fans want to prove once again that they're the loudest in the world.

A representative from the Guinness Book of World Records will be at the Chiefs game on Sept. 29.

That's a Monday night game against the New England Patriots.

Jack's Smack: It's Not Going To Be A Pretty Season For The Chiefs from KSHB

Only two weeks into the pre-season, and I can see where the Chiefs are headed.

It's not going to be pretty.

You tell me where this football team is going to be better this year.

Offensive line: no.

Secondary: no.

Wide receiver, no.

Tight end, maybe.

Aaron Murray, Girlfriend Go Long from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

She is taking a job at a new station in Kansas City so she can be closer to Aaron.

She's Philly girl, so you know she's Andy Reid approved.

Now Murray just has to do his part and stay on the Chiefs' roster.

Andi Dorfman Does In-Law Duty, Attends Aaron Murray's Game With Fiance Josh! from Wetpaint

Aaron's team the Kansas City Chiefs - he was drafted in May 2014 - were playing the Carolina Panthers in their pre-season game, and Andi and Josh both traveled from their native Atlanta up to Charlotte, North Carolina for the occasion.

Here's How Many Games Vegas Thinks Your Favorite NFL Team Will Win This Season from Business Insider

Meanwhile, the Carolina Panthers (8.5) and Kansas City Chiefs (8.0) are both expected to take the biggest step backs from their successful 2013 season.

Packers Buy In To Science Of Modern NFL from ESPN

Maybe you've seen the picture from Super Bowl I, when Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Len Dawson was photographed in full uniform, sitting on a chair in the locker room and taking a drag off a cigarette during halftime of the game against the Green Bay Packers.

Or perhaps you've heard the story of Packers defensive end Ezra Johnson scarfing down a hot dog on the sideline during a preseason game in 1980.

That is not the NFL that Chip Kelly and Mike McCarthy believe in.

"Not to say that stuff didn't work," Packers outside linebacker Clay Matthews joked.

32 Paragraphs About 32 Teams: A Thinking Fan's Guide To The NFL Season from Deadspin

Charles was already a great player before Andy Reid's arrival, but he's become perhaps the most effective version of the kind of back Reid prefers in his offense-versatile enough to do everything from running power (which Charles does better than his "scatback" image would suggest) to splitting out wide and catching passes in several different ways. Only the Saints had more running back screens than Kansas City's 48 last season, and Kansas City's 92.9% DVOA on such plays ranked second behind the Eagles. Charles was the epicenter of the offense; quarterback Alex Smith was what he's always been at his best: a caretaker. (Doug Farrar)

Dwayne Bowe Has Solid Preseason Outing; Fantasy Value Still Iffy After Down Year from SB Nation

Fantasy Impact: Bowe is not a WR1 anymore, or at least he shouldn't be considered one until he proves otherwise. He had 1,159 yards in 2011 and 1,162 yards in 2010. Between those two seasons he had 20 touchdowns, but posted a total of just 673 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games last season.

Six Injuries That Could Impact Fantasy Drafts from

Last season's top fantasy running back, Jamaal Charles, was held out of the Chiefs' preseason game against the Panthers on Sunday as a precaution. The stud back reportedly "tweaked" his foot last week while carrying a box as the team moved out of the Missouri Western dorms. The injury is being called a bruised foot for now, and it's unclear when Charles will be able to resume practicing with his team. Hopefully this is a minor ordeal and Charles will be good to go for Kansas City's regular season opener on Sept. 7th, which is almost a full three weeks away, but it's definitely something to monitor. If he does miss any playing time, Knile Davis is next in line for carries in the Chiefs backfield.

2014 All-Pro Team Projections from

Outside Linebacker: Justin Houston, Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs' defense clearly struggled when Justin Houston missed time last season: Kansas City went 9-2 with him and 2-3 without him. The 25-year-old Chiefs pass rusher, who recorded 11 sacks in those 11 games, still has plenty of room for growth.

BYU's Sorensen Has A Chance To Stick With Chiefs from KSL

BYU alumnus and Chiefs head coach Andy Reid has a history of giving former BYU players a shot to make his roster, but it's still up to the player to prove he belongs in the league.

"I really like it here," Sorensen told Jeremiah Jensen who traveled to Charlotte, North Carolina, to report for his very popular segment on SportsBeat "Locals in the NFL."

"I feel at home and with the coaching staff and the players around me, I feel very comfortable and confident here," Sorensen said.

Fantasy Football: Ranking The NFL Quarterbacks from Staten Island Advance

24. Alex Smith, Chiefs: Revived his career last season, his first in Kansas City, throwing 23 TDs and only 7 INTs. A good fantasy backup.

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