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Chiefs personnel director delivers some cold truths to rookies

6/27/2013 5:18:09 AM
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Kansas City Chiefs director of player personnel Chris Ballard stood in front of this year's AFC rookie class and delivered some cold truths, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News reports.

"Nobody cares about your problems," Ballard said Sunday night at the start of the 2013 NFL Rookie Symposium. "They might have empathy for them. But at the end of the day, nobody cares about your problems. When you bring it to work, nobody cares.

"We have people that do care when something's happening off the field, absolutely. But when we're watching the tape, nobody cares about what's going on at home. I promise you the fans don't care. The media don't care. And ownership doesn't care. They care about results."

"Most of you," Ballard said at the outset, "will not be in this league three years from now. I promise you. If we had this little get-together again three years from now, I could probably cut the room, and three-quarters of you would not be in it.

"Your talent alone will not let you survive. You understand? It's got to be more than that."

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