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Good morning! Today's highlight? Joel gets called out for doing real journalism. Really. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!

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Chiefs Chairman and CEO Clark Hunt Talks Chiefs and Super Bowl from The Mothership

"It seems like a long time ago, but I know it was we were all so disappointed with Jamaal's injury," Hunt recalled. "I think a lot of Chiefs fans at that point thought the season was over, but (general manager) John Dorsey has done a tremendous job in building depth on the team. And ultimately, a couple of his young running backs stepped in and did a great job of filling in.

"That was a common theme throughout the season.

"We had a number of very impactful injuries throughout the season and there was always a young player who was ready to step up and fill in and do a great job. I think, realistically, if you want to compete to be in the Super Bowl, you have to have that depth."

Jeremy Maclin Shines in His First Season in Kansas City from The Mothership

As we saw throughout the season, more often than not, Maclin was the right decision because he'd built a game around getting open and using every bit of his 6-foot, 200-pound frame to find a hole in the defense. He could be moved around to different spots - €”playing inside or outside - €”and he had the mental acuity to understand what defensive looks he was getting on any given play.

Maclin spoke about not only reading his defender when he was running a route, but also checking the linebackers and safeties to understand what the entire defense was doing against a particular play. This is what gave him the information he needed to be in the right place for Smith, who would often see the field the same way.

"It's all about trust," Maclin explained. "He trusts me; I trust him. We're able to get together and communicate and talk about certain things on the football field. I think that's the type of relationship you want with your quarterback."

Chiefs Rank Among League's Best in NFL.com Offseason Power Rankings from The Mothership

After ESPN slotted the Kansas City Chiefs ninth earlier this week, the NFL came out with its own version of offseason Power Rankings, placing Kansas City two spots ahead at No. 7.

NFL Network and NFL.com analyst Elliot Harrison pens the rankings for the league website.

NFL Offseason Power Rankings: Where Do the Chiefs Sit Now? from The Mothership

According to 21 experts over at ESPN, the Chiefs, who came in at No. 8 to end the season, still remain in the top 10.

In their latest Power Rankings, the Chiefs come in at No. 9.

Here's what they had to say about the Chiefs:

Mock Draft Roundup: Who Do the Experts Have the Chiefs Selecting at No. 28? from The Mothership

It's that time of the year again. It's mock draft season.

Every major and minor platform across the internet throws its hat in the ring as to who each NFL team will select in the upcoming draft.

The fact that this is done before free agency has even begun means it's nothing more than throwing names out there with loose connections as to the reasons why said player will join said team.

It's still fun nonetheless.

Here are some of the names being associated with the Chiefs at pick No. 28 by the different analysts out there right now:

Applicants for Travis Kelce's dating show must answer some very personal questions from The Kansas City Star

In the reality show, 50 women (one from each state) will vie for Kelce's affections in the "dating competition series" on the E! network. It is expected to air later this year.

Kelce's agent previously told The Star's Terez A. Paylor that Kelce's show wouldn't conflict with his responsibilities with the Chiefs, and that appears to be the case.

Joel Thorman of Arrowhead Pride found an application for the show, and it says taping begins on March 13.

32 NFL players who need a change of scenery from ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs: The Chiefs drafted running back Knile Davis in the third round in 2013 with the hope he could be Jamaal Charles' eventual replacement. That doesn't look like it will ever happen. Davis hasn't developed into the versatile back Andy Reid wants for his offense, and fumbling has been a frequent problem. Davis was passed on the depth chart by Charcandrick West and Spencer Ware after Charles' season-ending injury last season. -- Adam Teicher

It's never too early to predict the next 25 Super Bowl champions from ESPN

Super Bowl LIV

Carolina Panthers 19, Kansas City Chiefs 13

Feb. 2, 2020 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Moments after Cairo Santos puts Kansas City ahead on a 20-yard field goal with seven seconds left, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid is doused with a celebratory cooler of gravy. Questionable clock management, however, leaves the Panthers enough time for one final play, and Cam Newton finds a leaping Devin Funchess on a 71-yard pass for the winning score. Beyoncé and Bruno Mars salvage a sputtering halftime performance, leaving outclassed headliner Justin Bieber in tears -- and victimized by millions of Crying Michael Jordan memes.

Hunt: Chiefs have 'ingredients' to make Super Bowl run from NFL.com

First things first, the team must decide which of their 15 unrestricted free agents are worth fighting to re-sign. The group includes Pro Bowlers Tamba HaliDerrick Johnson and Eric Berry along with cornerback Sean Smith, offensive lineman Jeff Allen and emerging defensive lineman Jaye Howard.

With the Chiefs in the "best cap shape we've been in for a few years," Hunt believes the roster will continue to mesh. They're far from the favorites in the AFC, but Kansas City can point toward last season for hope as it continues to add key pieces.

Chiefs defense could help follow them in Broncos' footsteps as Super Bowl champs from The Washington Post

But there is one other team to keep an eye on next season, the Kansas City Chiefs, who -€” at 20-to-1 odds to win Super Bowl LI - offer some good value.

After being the worst team rated by football Outsiders in 2012, they have maintained a top 10 rating in each of the three subsequent seasons. Last year they ranked No. 5 overall in DVOA and had the seventh highest net points per drive (0.50). They were also the No. 1 team in net averaging starting position, 6.87 yards per drive better than their opponents.

Naperville North to salute its pros from The Chicago Daily Herald

Naperville North will soon add three jerseys to its "Huskies in the Pros" display.

At halftime of Friday's varsity boys basketball game against Neuqua Valley, 2011 graduates Sammy Marshall (Chicago Bandits) and Matt LaCosse (New York Giants) and 2010 grad James O'Shaughnessy (Kansas City Chiefs) will be presented with their framed professional jerseys for display in the school.

The Fashion Evolution Across the Show-Me State from The Vital Voice

Ann Brownfield worked in the garment district as a shoe and fashion designer in the mid-1950s, and. She was designing women's sportswear in the 1960s when she says she designed Kansas City's first pants suit for women, allowing women to go watch the Kansas City Chiefs play in style and comfort.

Free agent fits: Big-name, value and low-key safeties the Redskins could pursue from The Washington Post

Big name: Eric Berry, Chiefs, age 27

Berry was taken by the Chiefs with the fifth overall pick of the 2010 draft, one choice after Washington drafted franchise left tackle Trent Williams. It's hard to imagine the Chiefs will allow Berry to leave, but if they did, he would instantly become the top safety available. Berry doesn't stand out in terms of size, at 6 feet tall and 212 pounds. But watch the Chiefs defense for a few plays and he'll jump off the screen. He's very quick, playing much faster than the 4.47 40-yard dash time that he was clocked at during the combine.

Big Hearts Pageant is this weekend from The Oconee Enterprise

The Big Hearts Pageant brings in tens of thousands of dollars each year. It was first held at North Oconee High School but soon outgrew its theater and moved to the Oconee County Civic Center. It relocated once more to The Classic Center in Athens, where year after year no seat is left unfilled.

Former Bulldog quarterback Aaron Murray will take some time away from the Kansas City Chiefs to escort participants on stage.