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t’s just not something anyone is willing to discuss in any detail on the record.

“I’m not going to answer that question,” quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn said. “That’s a loaded question.

“I will say this: I really like what’s going on because we’re all on the same page, and it’s been great.”

Cassel and the other quarterback from last season still with the Chiefs, Ricky Stanzi, had similar answers.

“The coaches are different, the atmosphere is different,” Cassel said. “We’ve got a new head coach, new players around us. You have to make adjustments every single year, and this is just another one.”

“That was an irregular position that he put me in,” Arenas recalled of Amendola’s penalty-laced eight-yard touchdown reception. “I was running and then he all of a sudden stopped and I couldn’t stop as quickly as he did. It was pre-meditated when he stopped and it left me caught in an awkward position, but you learn about it and you move on.

“It was a great experience for me. I obviously wish it wouldn’t have happened, but it was a great experience for me because I am going to learn from it.”

Brandon Flowers’ heel injury has become the unsolved mystery of the Chiefs preseason.

Flowers injured his left heel on July 31 in a night practice and was carted off the field. Coach Romeo Crennel thought the cornerback would return “soon” from what was thought to be a foot injury. That was on Aug. 2. Soon has turned into 23 days, and counting…

As the Sept. 9 season opener against Atlanta creeps closer, only two things are clear when it comes to Flowers’ status: Crennel really wants Flowers back, and he has no idea when that is going to happen.

To really see the oddity of this prolonged absence — and the chances of it continuing right up until the opener — it helps to see the timeline of Crennel’s reports to the media, all via the Kansas City Star.

- When the Kansas City Chiefs were on the clock in the 2010 NFL Draft with the 5th overall pick, Eric Berry was the consensus selection by most draft pundits. However, some evaluators had another safety, Earl Thomas out of Texas, as the better prospect. When the Chiefs did select Berry, it was a no-brainer for the Seahawks at 14 to select Earl Thomas. Both picks have worked out well for their respective teams. Both have made the Pro-Bowl, Berry as a rookie (though it could be argued that Thomas warranted a nod his rookie season as well), and Thomas last year while Berry sat out the season with a knee injury. It will be fun to see both #29′s out there flying around on the same field, fueling the argument of which was the better pick. So far, I think everybody’s a winner here. 2 of the best safeties to come out of college in years, both in the same draft mind you, wearing the same number, playing the same ferocious style of ball-hawking, game-changing effort we’ve grown to love. Exciting stuff 12th Man, should be fun to watch.

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