Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 10/20

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 17: Defensive tackle Amobi Akoye #91 of the Houston Texans sacks quarterback Matt Cassel of the Kansas City Chiefs on the final play of the game to secure a 35-31 win at Reliant Stadium on October 17 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Welcome Chiefs fans, and good morning. Once again we've gathered your Kansas City Chiefs news for easier consumption. Bon Appetit.

Eddie Kennison stood on the sideline four years ago, watching and waiting about 15 minutes while Trent Green lay on the Arrowhead Stadium turf.

Green was the Chiefs’ quarterback in 2006, and Kennison was running a sideline route when Green scrambled to his right and slid before Cincinnati defensive end Robert Geathers plowed into Green, snapping the quarterback’s head to the ground.

"You just say prayers, man," Kennison said Tuesday, "and hopefully they’ll get up."

Head drama: Hard hits generate blowback throughout NFL from KC Star

Facing the possibility that neither David Garrard nor Trent Edwards might be able to practice today, the Jaguars re-signed veteran quarterback Todd Bouman on Tuesday and are looking at the possibility of signing Patrick Ramsey.

Jaguars QBs David Garrard, Trent Edwards both iffy for Kansas City game from The Florida Times-Union

The team traded Magee to Tampa Bay for an undisclosed draft pick in 2011. The St. Petersburg Times reported late Tuesday that the Buccaneers also received a 2011 draft pick along with Magee.

Chiefs trade underachieving defensive end Alex Magee from KC Star

KC Star Photo Gallery: Chiefs players call Hometown Huddle to encourage youth to be active

If there's one thing the Texans have in large supply, its heart. They had no right defeating the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The Chiefs ran better, defended better and were consistently good for much longer. The Texans, meanwhile, couldn't defend a pass to save their lives, couldn't get the offense off the sidelines nearly enough through three quarters and didn't seem to have an answer all day.

Defensive ineptitude taking its toll on Texans in spite of 4-2 record from The Corpus Christi Caller

Former Kansas City Chiefs All-Pro running back Priest Holmes headlines the San Antonio Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2011, which was announced Tuesday.

Holmes, who returned to live in San Antonio after retiring in 2007, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame with four others at a gala Feb. 18 at the Alamodome.

Former All-Pro running back Holmes tops S.A. Sports Hall of Fame class from KENS5.com

Most of the Jags experience is wonderful. We enjoy the JTA shuttle-bus experience, Levy Bros. does a very nice job with the food. Stadium staff is wonderful (thank you Richard, section 236). The pageantry, prior to the game, is second to none. From the fly-overs to Jaxson De Ville, it is pure entertainment until kickoff. It goes rapidly downhill from there. 

Christine, Ponte Vedra Beach

Wednesday Morning Quarterback from The Florida Times-Union

In the Broncos' neighborhood, a 2-4 record is nothing more than one game and a bye week away from first place. The current AFC West leaders are the Kansas City Chiefs. Outside of a certain Midwest city that lists barbecue ahead of water and air as vital human essentials, few believe the Chiefs can hold on to their lead.

This is the same Kansas City franchise that won four, two and four games the previous three seasons. Sure enough, the Chiefs of 2010 are 3-2 but reeling. They take a two-game losing streak into their game Sunday against Jacksonville.

What's wrong with the AFC West? from The Denver Post

The "What R.U. Reading? Celebration" will include a "ballpark" lunch, giveaways, an appearance by Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer Will Shields, performances by the F.L. Schlagle High School and Washington High School marching bands, and the Northwest Middle School step team.

KCK students get ready to celebrate reading from The Kansas City Kansan

Atlantic High School has a No. 24 Kansas City Chiefs football jersey hanging in its gymnasium, a tribute to former Sharks star William Bartee.

Earlier this year, Sharks football player David Allen got curious and asked Principal Ron Pagano who Bartee was.

"I got a whole lot of stories from that one question," Allen said this week, laughing. "I heard a lot of stories."

A few weeks later, Allen was able to go to the source for those stories, as the 33-year-old Bartee, out of the NFL for four years, became an assistant coach with the Sharks.

Shark circles back from The Daytona Beach News-Journal

He's coming off arguably his best effort all year, and therefore there might be a bit of low-level buzz swirling around him, but Matt Cassel has yet to completely earn my confidence. Don't overlook that despite his matchup against perhaps the worst secondary in all of football in the Houston Texans, Cassel attempted only 29 passes to 38 rushing attempts by his Kansas City Chiefs, eight of those in the final three drives after the Texans had rallied back into the game.

2010 fantasy football rankings update from ESPN

The Texans were completely fooled -- though Vrabel entered the game with nine touchdown receptions, though the play fake to Vrabel comes through the New England West pipeline of Matt Cassel and Charlie Weis at Kansas City, and though Vrabel caught a touchdown pass for the Chiefs in 2009. How else might Houston have known the play could be to him? Mike Vrabel catching a touchdown pass after reporting eligible at the goal line is on the cover of the 2005 NFL Record and Fact Book, the league's flagship publication. The past decade or so of the Record and Fact Book should sit near every NFL coach's desk. Yet the Texans were fooled -- that's sour.

NFL must enforce rules, hit back from ESPN

Kansas City Chiefs: Coach Todd Haley told me this summer that adding defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and Jones to the backfield made the team's overall structure more sound and the squad easier to coach. Players are buying in, and there is no reason this competitive team won't contend for the AFC West title. They have to learn to win against good opponents on the road but, as crazy as this sounds, the Chiefs have a relatively easy schedule the rest of the way.

Trying to make sense of season's surprises -- good and bad from NFL.com

2. Todd Haley, Chiefs (2): The Chiefs are beginning to look like the team to beat in the AFC West despite a current two-game losing streak. While a lot of the credit should go to coordinators Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis, Haley's master plan looks like a long-term success in Kansas City.

Week 6 awards watch: Rams in spotlight; L.T. making MVP run from NFL.com

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