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Top 5 Headlines 8/14: Jamaal Charles Shares Thoughts on Chiefs OL

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1. Chiefs' Jamaal Charles likes the look of this year's offensive line

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

""I'm getting comfortable with the group," Charles said. "I feel like Grubbs and Fish, they're building a chemistry. Then you've got Jeff (who) moved (to tackle) and Zach."

Charles said he could tell Allen, a full-time starter in 2013 who basically missed all of last year because of an elbow injury, is excited to be back on the field. Allen started this year's camp as the starting right guard but was recently moved to first-string right tackle when Donald Stephenson was moved to second-string left tackle.

"I think Jeff, he wanted to play," Charles said. "He missed football last year, I could see it in his eyes. I had that same feeling. He's just happy to be on the field. He wants to do whatever it takes to get a job, and that's what it's about.""    READ MORE…

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The Chiefs Take to the field one last time before their first preseason game.

2. Chiefs Fan Guide to London

By Nick Webb -

"I moved to London a year ago, and never expected to go to a local Chiefs game. Needless to say, I was pretty thrilled to hear that the Chiefs had a game this year. I know that it will be hard to muster the same homefield advantage that Arrowhead provides the Chiefs, but I thought I would do my part by trying to convince some of you to come to London.

It is impossible to justify the cost of a London trip simply to see a football game, so here are some logistical tips and fun things to do while you are here.

This is a great place to visit, and some simple planning will make your trip more enjoyable."    READ MORE…

3. Starters expected to play one quarter in Chiefs' preseason opener

By Herbie Teope - Topeka Capital-Journal

"The Chiefs open the preseason Saturday night with a road contest against the Arizona Cardinals.

Don't blink, however, because the starters are set for a token appearance, a norm for NFL exhibition games.

"The ones will go for a quarter," coach Andy Reid said Wednesday. "The twos will go for the second quarter and half of the third, and then the threes will finish up the game. Again, it could change, but right now that's what it is.""    READ MORE…

4. Toughness Personified; Chiefs DL Coach Tommy Brasher's Story

By BJ Kissel -

""I had never met (Reid) and he didn't want to hire me," Brasher said with a laugh. "He didn't not want to hire me, but he'd already made up his mind to hire somebody else. But he wanted to hire Jim Johnson, and Jim Johnson wouldn't go without me. So that's how I became associated with Andy.

"But after we met, it was almost an immediate attachment."

That attachment would mean more to them both than either might have realized back in 1999, as it was just two years later that Brasher would be diagnosed with cancer.

Brasher was given the Ed Block Courage Award in 2001 for the toughness and courage he displayed in his fight with cancer while coaching with the Eagles."    READ MORE…

5. Chiefs defensive lineman Allen Bailey uses bull rush to torture opponents

By Terez Paylor - Kansas City Star

"It became a common sight during one-on-one pass rush drills the past few weeks of Chiefs training camp. No. 97 in the white jersey, all 300-plus pounds of him, using his comic book-ish combination of mass and strength to put an offensive lineman on skates with his bull rush.

It mattered little who was lined up across from Allen Bailey. Even Ben Grubbs, the two-time Pro Bowler who has immediately become the Chiefs' best lineman, was put flat on his back.

"You've got to start off with that," said Bailey, a defensive lineman. "I mean, you've always got to start off with something to make them sit. So my bull, I worked on for a good year. So once I got it right … they know it's coming but they still can't stop it at times.""    READ MORE…

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