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“I’ve seen a big step by Tyson at least physically and overall in attitude,” the Chiefs head coach said. “He’s got a couple of years under his belt. I’m excited to see how it goes with Tyson. Looking at him, talking to him, listening to how he’s responding in the meetings and the weight room, it’s all positive. That’s all good. Tyson needs to continue to improve.”

“He’s a good player he has to be reckoned with and I think he will be good for some of these young guys on our team,” Crennel said. “The thing that I found about veteran defensive lineman is they know all the tricks of the trade. They know where to put their hands, they know how to fight the pressure, so if he can give some of that experience to some of these young guys, and I’ve had veterans before who have been able to do that and they can help young guys develop and so that’s what we expect from Kelly.”

Q: What’s Studebaker’s potential?

HALEY: “He’s another one that I won’t set a bar on Andy because each time we’ve said, he’s this, he breaks through that ceiling. You can’t out work the guy. Every time he’s had an opportunity to be out there and actually be playing, he’s made plays. I know he’s excited, we’re excited, we have to get the pads on, but he’s another guy I would expect to see, and needs to, take another big step for us to get where we need to get to.”

The last time head coach Todd Haley ran an offense, the Arizona Cardinals finished second in passing yards per game (292.1 pass YPG) in 2008. With offensive coordinator Charlie Weis calling the plays for the Chiefs last season, Matt Cassel ranked 30th in pass YPG (185.5). Granted, the presence of Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones in the backfield may have stunted any potential growth in the Chiefs’ passing game.

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