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Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 2/5

Good morning. We've gathered your Kansas City Chiefs news for you. We're kind of cool that way.

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Top 5 Jamaal Charles runs from 2014 from The Mothership

The best combination of play calling and execution for the season may have come on Charles' 39-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-1 against the Buffalo Bills in Week 10.

Early in the fourth quarter against the Bills and trailing 13-3, the Chiefs were faced with a key decision from the Bills 39-yard line. They decided they were going to go for it on fourth-and-1.

The Chiefs were in 22 personnel (two tight ends, two running backs) with Anthony Sherman and Jamaal Charles in the Power I. Both tight ends, Travis Kelce and Anthony Fasano, were lined up in three-point stances on the right side of the formation.

The call was a misdirection play that had the Bills defensive end, Manny Lawson, who was lined up to the Chiefs' left, bite down the line of scrimmage to collapse on what initially looked to be a carry for Sherman off the right guard. Alex Smith faked to Sherman and pitched it outside to Jamaal Charles, who was headed to the outside off left tackle.

Countdown: The Chiefs' Top Five Special Teams Plays in 2014 from The Mothership

After missing two out of the first four field goals of his career against Tennessee and Denver, it's fair to say that there were doubts among media members and fans regarding Andy Reid's decision to go with rookie kicker Cairo Santos out of training camp.

That only had to add to the pressure on Santos' shoulders in Week 7 when with 26 seconds left on the clock, he was asked to kick a 48-yard field goal to likely win the game.

Right before Chiefs long snapper Thomas Gafford could snap the ball, Chargers head coach Mike McCoy called a timeout. Santos held up before kicking.

To this point, the longest field goal of Santos' professional career had been 45 yards four weeks earlier. This would be the new longest.

After a short pause, Santos lined up again. On the kick, the ball started out wide right and curled just in the right upright, and the Chiefs won the game, 23-20.

Chiefs Weekly: Top Social Posts from The Mothership

Wednesday was National Signing Day! Chiefs players took to Twitter to show their school pride...

...Over the weekend, some of the Chiefs players shared their thoughts on Super Bowl XLIX. Video: Top Plays 2014: Jamaal Charles Runs Video: Top Plays 2014: Special Teams

ESPN Video: Chiefs have players to take next step

With Will Shields in, Tony Gonzalez is next from ESPN

Now that Will Shields has been selected for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the Kansas City Chiefs won't have another player so honored for another few years. But that streak will come to an end in 2019 when former tight end Tony Gonzalez is eligible for selection.

Gonzalez is, of course, beyond discussion as a first-ballot Hall of Fame player.

Will Shields excited for NFL Hall of Fame induction in August from FOX4KC

It's ironic that Shields' mother spent time working for the Haggar Clothing Company. That's the same corportation that creates the gold jacket given to Pro Football Hall of Famers.

Shields will slip into a size 50 this August, becoming the 18th player with Chiefs ties voted into the Hall. Shields spent 14 seasons playing football in Kansas City. He says he's proud to give the hall another Chief.

"Like they say, you worked hard on a day-to-day basis just to get better at your craft at what you did," Shields said. "You never thought it was going to be to this point, where you're one of the best of the best."

Chiefs QBs come from much different places from ESPN

My responsibility was to gather information from the three Kansas City Chiefs QBs -- Alex SmithChase Daniel and Aaron Murray -- and two former Chiefs quarterbacks -- Rich Gannon and Trent Green.

One of the interesting questions I asked was how many college scholarship offers they received coming out of high school. Smith was the only first-round draft pick of the bunch, as he went first overall in 2005 to the San Francisco 49ers, so I figured he might have received the most of any.

But, just to show what inexact sciences that recruiting and quarterback evaluations can be, Smith had fewer college scholarship offers coming out of high school than any of the other four players.

Kansas City Chiefs Salary Cap Questions: What To Expect From The Chiefs In February from Arrowhead Addict

The Kansas City Chiefs salary cap situation is at the top of the list of priorities before they can start to answer the hard questions about Justin Houston, Rodney Hudson, and rebuilding the weak spots of the roster.

In other words: The next month is going to take Chiefs fans on a crazy ride.

Trying to pinpoint where the Chiefs are when it comes to the salary cap is a bit complicated and depends on the sources one chooses to use. Here's the basics of what we know.

Not the Worst Super Bowl Play-Just the Weirdest from The Wall Street Journal

Still, by far the likeliest outcomes when passing at the goal line are a touchdown or an incompletion, which would have simply stopped the clock.

The Seahawks themselves scored on a 1-yard pass this season against the Kansas City Chiefs. What about the Indianapolis Colts' Andrew Luck, who threw a 1-yard score with 36 seconds left to beat the Cleveland Browns in December of this season? There wasn't much of an outcry there.

It is clear now that the Seahawks should have used bowling-ball running back Marshawn Lynch in that situation. It was the costliest decision in Super Bowl history. But it wasn't necessarily the worst play-just the weirdest.

Agent's Take: NFL key dates and what they mean for your team from CBS Sports

February 16

1. This is the first day of a two-week period where teams can designate franchise or transition players. It's practically a certainty that Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant,Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston and Denver Broncos wide receiverDemaryius Thomas will be franchised if they don't sign new deals with their respective clubs before the end of the designation period. Houston's franchise tag number should be $13.077 million if the 2015 salary cap is set at $142 million.

Local and NFL connections part of William and Mary's 2015 recruiting class from The Daily Press

Miles Hayes, a rangy, 6-3 safety who played at Ohio power Archbishop Moeller, is the son of Cincinnati Bengals defensive line coach Jay Hayes, who played professionally. His uncle and Jay's younger brother, Jonathan, is the Bengals' tight ends coach and played nine seasons for the Kansas City Chiefs. Miles Hayes was all-conference as a senior and helped Moeller to the state championship as a junior.

With KC prep QB Green (son of Trent), the experts missed a key measurable: His heart from FS Kansas City

National Signing Day, one of those hip, new red-letter days on America's sporting calendar, is a good one in Severino's world, but it's good with an asterisk. His starting quarterback has a live arm and a Pentium chip for a brain, and he sees the field the way Kasparov sees a chess board, always thinking one move ahead. T.J. Green has the lineage -- his father, Trent, was a two-time Pro Bowl quarterback in the NFL, most famously with the Chiefs and Rams, and bowled with Indiana as a collegian -- and the resume, winning Gatorade Player of the Year and USA Today Offensive Player of the Year honors in Missouri last fall. He threw for 2,638 yards and 33 touchdowns his senior season, piloting the Hawklets to a 12-2 record and the MSHSAA Class 6 Championship game in St. Louis.

The big boys looked. The big boys swore to Severino that they liked him.

"Loving him," the coach says, "is offering him."

As of early Wednesday afternoon, none of those big boys had.

Gardner-Webb Football Adds 20-Man Class On National Signing Day from Gardner-Webb University Athletics

Kyle Horton * 5-11 * 175 * ATH * Charlotte, N.C. / Mallard Creek HS
Played at Mallard Creek (N.C.) High under Coach Michael Palmieri ... Runs the 40-yard dash in 4.37 seconds ... Has a 35-inch vertical leap and a 4.24-second time in the pro shuttle ... Helped Mavericks to a 15-1 record and the Class 4AA State Championship in 2014, the program's second in a row ... Team posted a 32-1 record over his final two seasons ... 2014 North Carolina Farm Bureau Sportsmanship Award Recipient ... A first-team All-Mecka 4A Conference choice ... Scored 15 combined touchdowns for the Mavericks in 2014 ... Caught 52 passes for 918 yards and 10 touchdowns as a slot receiver in 2014 ... Returned three punts for touchdowns ... Also rushed for two scores ... Caught 30 passes as a junior to help his squad to a 17-0 record, No. 9 national ranking and a Class 4AA state championship ... Invited to attend the U.S. Army All-American Combine following his junior season, and posted the event's fastest 40-yard dash time ... The son of 1984 Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Year and NFL Pro Bowl tight end Ethan Horton ... Father led the ACC in rushing as a senior at North Carolina with 1,247 yards and was a first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1985

2015 NSU Demon Football Signing Class - Bios from Northwestern State

Nick Forde, S, 6-1, 187, DeSoto, TX-Life School Red Oak HS

... has a brother, Michael Forde (20) and a sister, Whitney Charles (27) ... she is married to Kansas City Chiefs' Pro Bowl running back Jamaal Charles ... his full name is Nicholas Anthony Forde ... wants to be a physical therapist.

New England Patriots season report card from ESPN

Worst moment: The blowout loss on "Monday Night Football" to the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium on Sept. 29. Owner Robert Kraft summed up the 41-14 defeat this way on SiriusXM's "Mad Dog Sports Radio": "It might be the worst beating I've had as an owner, and definitely in the [Bill] Belichick era. It was the worst in the last 15 years. I was definitely worried, because you don't know. This isn't a game of robots. I know all the sages in the media were calling for us to trade Tommy [Brady] or sit him, and Belichick had lost it. You know, maybe in a way, it was a good thing. It shook us up. And in moments of crisis, you either do great things or you crumble. Our guys came together."

‘It's Like One Huge Bar Conversation' from MMQB

Which NFL journalist do you trust the most and why?...

...Goodwin: I'm split. I like both Jason La Canfora and Adam Schefter. They're both personable and churn out good stuff seemingly every day. Whenever I want to know something, anything NFL-related, I skim their Twitter feeds and I'll find it. It's virtually a guarantee. I also like the Kansas City Star's Terez Paylor. He's a football nerd if there ever were such a thing, and it's been a blessing to read his Chiefs stuff the last couple of years

Kansas Man Pleads Guilty To 2 Counts In Fatal Collision from WIBW

A 33-year-old Kansas man has pleaded guilty in the death of a former Kansas City Chiefs cheerleader in a traffic crash while he was fleeing from police.

The Kansas City Star reports Roy Lee Maney of Shawnee pleaded guilty Wednesday to reckless second-degree murder and leaving the accident scene in the collision that killed 30-year-old dance instructor Tiffany Mogenson in October 2013.