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Know your Enemy Daily Links 7/8: Improving Chargers' defensive playcalling, Chiefs who need to prove themselves

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AFC West

Chiefs:

Seven Kansas City Chiefs players who need to prove it - Arrowhead Pride
The KC Chiefs have a lot of players who need to "prove it' after a surprisingly good 2013 season. Here are seven that need to step up entering the 2014 season.

Joe Delaney's story will be told by ESPN's 30 for 30 - Arrowhead Pride
ESPN will be doing a 30 for 30 film on Joe Delaney, the former KC Chiefs running back who died while trying to save three kids from drowning in a pond.

Chargers:

How John Pagano Can Improve as a Play-caller in 2014 - Bolts From The Blue
Heading into year 3 of being Defensive Coordinator, the excuses are starting to run out for John Pagano. With a group of competent edge rushers, to go along with Corey Liuget and Kendall Reyes, there's no real reason (barring injuries) for the defense to be worse than league average in 2014.

Jarret Johnson putting injuries behind him for San Diego Chargers | AL.com
To flourish in his 12th season in the NFL, San Diego Chargers linebacker Jarret Johnson will need to overcome age, injury and the changing nature of pro football.

Broncos:

Adam Gase: Denver Broncos' O can be better in 2014 - NFL.com
"Oh yeah, we can be better. We can do some things better, we can make better calls, I can make better calls, I can get us in better situations," Gase said, via ESPN.com. "There are some things we've got our eyes on."

Broncos' first preseason game of 2014 is one month away from today - Mile High Report
Summer is winding down and professional football is on the horizon. In one month from today on Thursday, August 8, the Denver Broncos will play their first preseason contest of 2014........against the Seattle Seahawks.

NFL

Cris Carter: Browns can help Gordon by releasing him - NFL.com
Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter says the Browns can only help Josh Gordon by releasing him. Is the organization that fed up with its trouble-prone star following his DWI arrest?

Change it up: How 7 new coaches are shaping tone - Yahoo Sports
From the smooth, almost laid-back approaches of Lovie Smith and Jim Caldwell to the fiery passion of Mike Zimmer, new NFL coaches are reshaping the environments of their teams. PETTINE: BEING BLUNT Pettine might have the biggest challenge because he takes over a perennial loser: Cleveland last made the playoffs in 2002.