Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 12/15

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Todd Haley was happy with what he saw when No. 82 walked back into the building.

"He looked good," Haley said late Monday afternoon. "It looks like he did a good job of keeping himself in condition. You’re always happy to get back one of your best players."

Throughout his career, Bowe has dealt with weight problems during periods of inactivity. It happened to him after last season, and even during the five-week vacation the players had between the end of the Chiefs off-season program and the start of training camp.

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The last time he played for the Chiefs before his four-week NFL suspension, Dwayne Bowe had one of his best games of the season, catching six passes in a win over the Raiders.

The Chiefs welcomed Bowe back Monday and are eager to get him back in the lineup for this weekend’s game against Cleveland at Arrowhead Stadium. They aren’t necessarily expecting him to pick up where he left off.

"It’s unreasonable to expect him to come in and play as good or better as he was before he left," wide receiver Bobby Wade said. "The hardest thing about missing games during the season is the speed of the game. It’s going to be a challenge for him to play within his own realm and make the plays that come to him, but he’s capable of handling it. He’s got to let the game come to him and not stress about making a big play. He just has to play solid."

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Matt Cassel had another shaky game. A mediocre rushing team ran all over the Chiefs' defense. The offense kept tripping itself up. Coach Todd Haley made a questionable call or two. Receivers dropped crucial passes.

The 10th loss was not a whole lot different from the others. It's almost as if the Chiefs are stuck in a "Three's Company'' marathon - each episode looking a whole lot like the last.

"I don't have any doubt we're making progress,'' Haley said. "It's tough when you look at the record and see that. I just go on what I see on a daily basis, during the game, after the game, certain responses by players, desire of the players to get better. We're making progress.''

Chiefs Still Making Same Mistakes from Sports Illustrated

Missed opportunities, questionable decision making and a half-full Arrowhead Stadium dominated the conversation following the Kansas City Chiefs 16-10 loss Sunday afternoon.

Twice Mark Bradley had his man beat in the end zone, and twice quarterback Matt Cassel overthrew the wide receiver; twice the Chiefs had the ball inside the 10 and came away empty handed on an unsuccessful Cassel run on fourth-and-one and an interception; and a team that needed to sell 3,500 tickets Friday witnessed countless empty seats as Arrowhead looked more like the site of a preseason game than a regular season contest.

The Buffalo Bills had a big day running the ball on Sunday, rushing for 200 yards in a 16-10 win at Kansas City.

The Bills' maligned offensive line had a strong day blocking, as did other players as they paved the way for running backs Fred Jackson and Marshawn Lynch to have their best game as a tandem this season.

Jackson and Lynch also helped themselves with some smart, instinctive running.

It's been rare to see the Bills run the ball this well, so it is worth reviewing.

Bills replay: Running backs finally run wild from The Buffalo News

Valentine, a Pleasanton resident who runs a capital asset management company in San Ramon, has been an avid Denver Broncos fan since childhood, and had never met the Thomas family previously. But he had purchased at least a dozen footballs signed by Thomas, as well as other collectibles, shortly after Thomas died in 2000. The former Kansas City Chiefs player succumbed to complications related to injuries from an auto accident.

Eight years after purchasing the Thomas items — most of which had sat in storage — Valentine finally realized what the items were meant for when he saw the Thomas family, in particular the player's 12-year-old son, Derrius, at the Hall of Fame induction.

Valentine's generosity with the Thomases struck a chord with White.

Boss's Hall of Fame gesture wins admiration from The Oakland Tribune

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