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.