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Arrowheadlines: What's wrong with Alex Smith, Scott Pioli's good draft picks, Tyreek Hill questions

Brazilian Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos calls loss of 71 lives in plane crash ‘devastating’ |The KC Star

Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos is from Brazil, and his thoughts of home were tinged with grief on Wednesday as he considered the plane crash that on Monday killed 71 people on the charter flight of the Chapecoense soccer team.

"It's a devastating day for Brazil and the world, really," Santos said.

What is and isn't wrong with Alex Smith, and how the Chiefs can help him play better | The KC Star

So, that was the plan for this column: watch all of Smith's drop backs since the Colts game, and compare them to his drop backs before. I ended up leaving the Steelers game out, because that was an unmitigated disaster by everyone involved.

There are well over a hundred drop backs to sort through here — from games against the Saints, Raiders and Jets before the head trauma, and the Panthers, Bucs and Broncos after — and more than enough moments to stick with the original premise.

Some are upset that photo of Tyreek Hill is NFL’s Twitter header | The KC Star

Ley also noted that the NFL's Twitter account has more followers than president-elect Donald Trump, so quite a few people would see the NFL celebrating the accomplishments of Hill, an admitted domestic abuser. That decision by the NFL has made some people upset.

Berry, Houston and Poe proof Pioli made some good decisions with Chiefs | ESPN

The debate with regard to Berry was whether safeties were worth the fifth overall pick. The value of safeties has increased in recent years and there wouldn't be much thought given these days whether a player with considerable skills at that position should be drafted with such a pick. In 2010, that wasn't the case. Berry was the highest drafted safety since 2004, when Washington drafted Sean Taylor No. 5 overall. Pioli deserves some credit for drafting Berry there.

Kansas City Chiefs proud of Tyreek Hill on and off field | ESPN

"He's handled himself in a good way," Reid said Wednesday. "There haven't been any issues, which is a positive. He has the things he has to do for the incident. He doesn't miss anything. He does everything he's supposed to do and that's a plus."

Video: Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill on becoming better man, citizen and father | The Kansas City Star

Q&A with Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry |

Q: Are you aware that other teams are talked about more than the Chiefs?

A: "I can’t really even get involved in that because I don’t really pay attention to that. I watch film on my iPad and there isn’t any sound on my iPad, so I just watch film and that’s it. I don’t really pay attention to media, as far as what’s being talked about."

Chiefs vs. Falcons: 10 Stats to Know |

Now in his 18th year as an NFL head coach, Reid is 8-3 in his career against the Falcons.

Could the demands of win over Broncos take their toll on Chiefs? | ESPN

"Big wins are sometimes more dangerous than a tough loss to rebound off of for sure, especially a big win in the division that was on national TV, everybody talking about it," Smith said. "Can this team be mentally tough enough to handle that, to handle that success and can we focus and do all the little things this week? We got back late Monday morning. Can we handle that and go on the road again? Absolutely I think it's a test."

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