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Falcons-Chiefs Preseason Game May Feel More Like A Family Reunion

As Arrowhead Pride notes, there's an uncanny number of personnel connections between the Falcons' and Chiefs' rosters and front offices.

The most familiar include:

  • Tony Gonzalez, who spent over a decade in Kansas City.
  • The teams' respective general managers, Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli, who both come from New England and talk about The Process a lot.
  • Falcons rookies Sean Weatherspoon of Missouri and Kerry Meier of Kansas.
  • Emmitt Thomas, Chiefs secondary coach and Atlanta's former secondary coach.

Thomas even led the team to a ray of sunshine as emergency head coach after Bobby Petrino vanished in a cloud of hog grease in late 2007. I don't know if hog grease is a real thing, but I can't imagine it wouldn't be. And, of course, former Yellow Jackets fullback Mike Cox, whose "little" brother plays a somewhat analogous position for the current Ramblin' Wreck, is now a Chief.

But that's just a sampling. Visit Arrowhead Pride to see the rest of the list -- it's pretty amazing.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.