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Kansas City Chiefs: Season's First-Half Review

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Kansas City Chiefs: Season's First-Half Review
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Tamba Hali and the defense are attacking opposing quarterbacks with a fervor they haven't shown in several seasons.

At 5-3, the Kansas City Chiefs are already way ahead of where they were in each of the past three seasons. The influx of the young talent acquired in this year's draft class, coupled with the veteran leadership of players like Thomas Jones, Mike Vrabel and Derrick Johnson has turned the Chiefs into one of the hardest-working teams in the NFL.

In addition, head coach Todd Haley and his all-star cast of coordinators in Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel have done an excellent job of preparing this team week-in and week-out. While some questionable fourth-down playcalls have gone a long way in driving some fans bonkers, they've also gone a long way in earning the respect of his players and giving them a sense of confidence that has been key to their success through the first eight games of the 2010 season.

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