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Friday, February 24, 2012
Eleven is heaven for the Chiefs

By Bill Williamson

INDIANAPOLIS -- The Kansas City Chiefs are 1-0 in 2012.

The Chiefs won a coin flip with the Seattle Seahawks on Friday morning and they will have the No. 11 overall pick in the first round of the April draft. Seattle will pick 12th. The coin flip was necessary because both teams tied in the draft order after all other tiebreakers were exhausted.

Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli represented the team at the coin flip.

“It’s a good start,” said Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel on Friday morning. “It’s always good to win those things.”

Having the No. 11 pick gives the Chiefs a little more power if they want to trade the pick. The Chiefs will likely look for offensive linemen, linebackers and defensive linemen with the pick.

By the way, there was even an officially minted coin for the flip. The NFL does nothing unofficially, folks.