KANSAS CITY MO - OCTOBER 24: Derrick Johnson #56 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball in for a touchdown after making an interception during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on October 24 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
"He’s very competitive; he wanted to be playing," Haley said. "He … really helped with all our young receivers and did a great job. Hopefully this week he’ll be back in there and contributing.
"I have high expectations for Chris. … His arrow is still pointing up. I want this to be his best year that he’s ever had, and that’s what he’s focused on. Unfortunately, he had a little setback. He’ll be back and, I believe, contributing in a big way, because I know it means a lot to him."
But what is happening in Kansas City right now is even more impressive.
There, a kid who grew up in little old Kingston, Ontario, is living a dream. One that seemed so unlikely.
That kid is Cory Greenwood, a local athlete who grew up skating on local rinks and picking up football as an adolescent.
In that short time, Greenwood -- who is only 25 -- has done something no other athlete from these parts, and few from this nation, has done -- he's made it to the National Football League, the big daddy of pro sports in North America.
Greenwood's achievement cannot be understated from The Kingston Whig Standard
From day one, I've said the Jones-Charles combination is a good thing for the Chiefs and the fact Kansas City leads the entire NFL in rushing yards per game and sit atop the AFC West division at 4-2 supports that view.
Now others in the media are starting to get on board with the set-up, so instead of providing well-written and well-talked about analysis, they are finding other ways to manufacture controversy by piling on Dwayne Bowe and Matt Cassel.
Never have I heard so much "player hating" being spewed from the mouths of professional journalists than I have in witnessing the Bowe and Cassel bashing.
There is no Chiefs running back controversy from The Examiner
KR Javier Arenas. The Chiefs' return game has been nonexistent. Arenas hasn't busted a long return in weeks. Given the life the Buffalo offense showed in last week's game, the Chiefs may need to score some points in order to win and they could use help from a dormant return game.
Week 8 matchup: Bills at Chiefs from The Sporting News
Buffalo Bills at Kansas City Chiefs
The final regional day game on CBS features the winless Buffalo Bills and the biggest surprise of the 2010 NFLseason, the Kansas City Chiefs. This game will be announced by Gus Johnson and Steve Tasker.
Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Mississippi, and New York are the primary areas that are expected to receive this broadcast.
NFL Television Coverage Map for CBS Games During Week 8 from Associated Content
Kansas City Chiefs vs BUF: Coming off of a great performance by the Chiefs against the Jaguars last week, I expect the KC defense to be ready for the all of a sudden booming Bills offense. The Chiefs have scored 20 fantasy points or more 4 out of 6 games this year, and I feel like that will not change when they play at home in Arrowhead against the Bills this week.
Team Defense Start Sit Week 8: The Week Of The Underdog from Fantasy Knuckleheads
"He's dangerous when the ball is in his hands, so you try and get it in his hands when you can," Bills coach Chan Gailey said.
"That was a good look," Parrish said. "Chan Gailey is a good guy. On a play like that, you don't want your player to lose confidence, and when he came back to me, that kind of made me be like, 'Ok, I've got to step up.'‚"
Gailey's faith leads to Parrish's rebirth from The Buffalo News
Thomas Jones - Kansas City Chiefs RB: The question for the NFL's top rated run offense hasn't been if they'll have a 100-yard rusher each week, but which back it will be. For the past two games, Jones has outgained Jamaal Charles, but both are usually solid options. Consider that Kansas City hosts Buffalo, the league's worst run defense, at home this weekend. Jones broke out a 70-yard run last week en route to a 130-yard effort, so the senior member of the Chiefs backfield could be in for another big day.
Week 8 Fantasy Football from DenverBroncos.com
Unsung heroes of the week: The Chiefs offensive line. Kansas City kept its No. 1-ranked rushing attack on track with a 236-yard ground game in the victory against Jacksonville. The front unit - Branden Albert, Brian Waters, Casey Wiegmann, Ryan Lilja and Barry Richardson, left to right - blew open the holes that equated to 5.6 yards per carry and allowed just one sack.
Take Jason Babin off the NFL's missing persons list. He's alive and well -- and he's quickly making up for lost time.
A first-round pick (27th overall) by the Houston Texans in 2004, Babin started every game as a rookie. After that, he seemed to disappear. He started six games over the next two seasons for the Texans and then, between 2007 and 2009, he was traded, released, signed twice as a free agent and played -- sparingly -- for three other teams.
Now, at age 30 and in his seventh season, the beast in Babin has been unleashed.
'Relentless' Jason Babin finally unleashed in Tennessee from The Sporting News