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Good morning! Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news (fortified with poor translations of Portuguese). Enjoy!

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Chiefs Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day from The Mothership

On the third Monday of January each year, the nation celebrates Martin Luther King, Jr. and takes a moment to remember his life, work and legacy.

"It's great to relive and celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. on this day," Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said during a 2013 interview. "I can still remember as a little kid reciting the famous ‘I Have a Dream' speech and I still remember it to this day. It's definitely an empowering speech and he changed a lot of lives." Pgoto Gallery: Defensive Line Review Video: Positional Highlights: The Quarterbacks Video: Positional Highlights: Defensive Line Video: Arrowhead Update 1/19: Senior Bowl Primer

Coaching stability can only help the Chiefs from ESPN

In the nine seasons before the arrival of Andy Reid in 2013, the Chiefs went through four head coaches, seven offensive coordinators and four defensive coordinators.

That's no way to win a playoff game, much less a Super Bowl. The Chiefs changed direction every time the wind did, and the results were predictable.

That appears to have changed with Reid's arrival. Not only will he coach the Chiefs for a third season in 2015, but unless the situation unexpectedly changes, Reid's entire crew of assistants will return for the second straight year.

Arrowheads Abroad Awards - Offensive Player Of The Year from Arrowheads Abroad

Top 3

1. Jamaal Charles 55%

2. Travis Kelce 30%

3. Alex Smith 11%

For the second year in a row Jamaal has been named the Chiefs offensive player of the season. Even though his touches were way down on 2013, 83  less in the same amount of games in case you was wondering. Some would say that Jamaal was underused in 2014. In 5 of this year's contest Jamaal would see 10 or fewer rushing attempts. Our record in those 5 games? 0-5. Our record when Jamaal rushed 12 or more times? 8-2. If you was ever in doubt when wondering who the MVP of the Chiefs offense is then look no further than that stat.

A good decision not to re-sign: Dexter McCluster? from ESPN

The Chiefs replaced McCluster with rookie De'Anthony Thomas, a fourth-round draft pick. Thomas wasn't much more productive than McCluster on offense, but he was better than McCluster as a punt returner. He averaged 11.9 yards per return, third in the league, and brought one punt back for a touchdown.

Looking ahead, Thomas is faster, has more big-play potential than McCluster and is much cheaper.

Former Chief Shawn Barber helps KC kids see 'Selma' for free from KMBC

People lined up at Overland Park's Cinetopia theater to see the Oscar-nominated drama "Selma," which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the 1965 civil rights march in Alabama.

Former Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Shawn Barber helped young people get into the movie for free, saying the movie touched him and many other civil leaders. He said he hopes the gift of movie tickets can provide a valuable history lesson for today's students.

"After watching the movie 'Selma,' it added details," Barber said. "Now it's a burning image in my mind as far as how far we've come with the civil rights movement."

Bill Belichick cites halftime of loss to Chiefs as a turning point in season from ESPN

"I kind of thought that halftime of the Kansas City game was a little bit of a turning point for us in the season," Belichick said during his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI. "We were behind and we certainly didn't come back and make a game of it, but I thought we really competed hard. I thought that was a good sign, because we went down there and had good expectations -- it was a Monday night game, everybody was ready to go out there and play well against a good football team and we didn't, we were down at the half, it was on the road, and the place was rockin'.

"But I thought that we really tried to compete and play hard all 60 minutes, even at the very end when we had no chance to win. I think that was a good sign from our team that we did that. Not that we played well, but we played hard. "


Edelman on how the Patriots were feeling after a blowout loss to the Chiefs left them at 2-2 in late September:"After the Kansas City game we were just kind of focusing on just trying to get a win. That's all in the past. Everyone keeps on asking us that question. We were literally just trying to get our team in check and trying to see what we were good at and building on each and every week to get us to the point we're at right now. We're just trying to continue to do better and help each other out and do what we have to do to win games.

"The whole Kansas City thing, that's whatever. Everyone keeps talking about that. We're worried about Seattle now."

Cairo recalls difficulty and even "play of Felipe Melo" from Jornal de Brasilia [translated (poorly, I think) from the original Portuguese]

No sooner arrived in the NFL, the São Paulo kicker based in Brasilia starred in what was one of the most unusual scenes from the history of the league, when he stopped the returner Percy Harvin with a cart.

"No doubt it was the cart (the most curious bid in his first season). I saw that he had the whole world and when it passed in front of me, the Brazilian instincts and football, spoke louder. Was that neither Felipe Melo, gave the cart and went cheap, I do not red card, "he recalls.

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