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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 1/12

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

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Chiefs GM John Dorsey Talks LB Tamba Hali from The Mothership

After the season, Dorsey spoke about Hali's character off the field.

"He's very special and very caring person," Dorsey said. "Not only does he care for his teammates and the Chiefs, but he truly cares about his fellow man.  You can see that when you interact with him on a daily basis.

"I think it speaks volumes for him to reach out to the people back in his country. There are things that are taking place there that neither you or I know but he's trying to attack it and help and do all he can do. I think it shows you the community spirit that he has within him."

Dontari Poe, the Anchor of the Defense from The Mothership

Poe is the middle man of a Chiefs defensive line responsible for 14 of the team's 46 sacks this season, and his value is enhanced by his reliability.

In a league full of weekly injuries, Poe has stayed healthy and he rarely gets tired. He played in 89 percent of the team's defensive snaps this season.

Being a club's first-round draft pick always comes with a certain pressure. Poe, drafted by the Chiefs with the 11th overall pick in 2012, has evaded that in his first three years and has lived up to the hype.

Three years, 47 starts, 109 tackles, 10.5 sacks, a willingness to do it all and a win-first mentality.

The anchor of the Chiefs defense. Video: 2014 Highlights: Tamba Hali Video: 2014 Highlights: Dontari Poe

Fixing The Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Line from Arrowhead Addict

Before we get to the three steps to rebuilding the Chiefs offensive line, let me take a moment to explain why I feel the OL takes a clear priority over the WR position this offseason. While I can whole heartedly agree that the WR corps are in need of improvement, I believe it would be a clear mistake to make the WR position the top priority. My reasoning is pretty simple. Without an improved OL to give Alex Smith more time an improved WR corps would be wasted. When you combine a play it safe QB with a bad pass blocking OL you get a ton of dump offs and check downs. We've all seen that transpire with our own eyes.

Building the ultimate Ohio State-Oregon NFL team from Land-Grant Holy Land

Defensive Back: Kurt Coleman, Ohio State VS Eddie Pleasant, Oregon

Kurt Coleman spent his first four seasons in Philadelphia, and after a quick stop off in Minnesota, played the 2014 season for the Kansas City Chiefs. In just five seasons, Coleman has racked up 258 combined tackles, three forced fumbles and ten (10!) interceptions. Eddie Pleasant of the Houston Texans, has played in most games over the past two seasons, but has a humbling 28 combined tackles and no turnover stats.

Replaying A Classic from MMQB

Kansas City (9-7). I'd keep Tamba Hali if I were the Chiefs.

Greatest Teams in Cities' Histories from Uncle Mike's Musings

Kansas City: 1969 Kansas City Chiefs, Super Bowl IV winners.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Tampa Bay passes on QBs at No. 1 overall from CBS Sports

18. Kansas City Chiefs - DeVante Parker, WR, Louisville: Despite a receiving corps that did not catch a touchdown in 2014, the Chiefs were competitive weekly. Providing more weapons on the perimeter would seem to be a priority for Kansas City in the offseason, however, especially given that this year's crop seems very strong yet again. Dwayne Bowe is a reliable route-runner and pass-catcher but he lacks breakaway ability. Parker is a remarkably fluid athlete who, at 6-3, 209 pounds, reportedly has been clocked in the 4.4s.

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Will Brett Hundley crash the first round party? from CBS Sports

18. Kansas City Chiefs - LB Shaq Thompson, Washington
The Chiefs are set on the edges at linebacker, but have some questions in the middle where Derrick Johnson is coming off a major injury at 32 years old. Thompson moved between linebacker and running back this season, but shows first round tools with his athleticism and physical nature and might fit with Kansas City as a weakside inside linebacker.

Salomon: Game Plan to Shakeup Coaching Staff and Keep Local Recruits at Home from State of the U

Last but not least, Donnell Bennett, a former UM running back who was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 1994 and enjoyed success with them for many years, is currently coaching Coral Springs Christian School.  He would be a good choice to assist with the running backs.

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