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Under construction: Chiefs' 17 rookies learning the hard way

Yes, Kansas City's 1-3 record seems ugly. But Chiefs coach Herm Edwards can find solace in knowing his youngsters are gaining valuable on-the-job training, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: October 2, 2008
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

KANSAS CITY -- Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards spent most of last week imploring his players to believe in the powerful combination of passion and energy. It was a message he had to impart to a team that had lost its first three games, but it was one that especially needed to be heard by his 17 rookies. Edwards sensed that the abundance of second- and third-year players on his roster would understand his orders. It was those first-year guys whom he had to keep pushing in the right ...

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