Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 10/5

KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 02: Quarterback Donovan McNabb #5 of the Minnesota Vikings is hit by Tyson Jackson #94 and Tamba Hali #91 of the Kansas City Chiefs as he scrambles during the game on October 2, 2011 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Larry Fitzgerald has said Haley pushed him, berated him, insulted him — and that it’s partly because of Haley that Fitzgerald is one of the NFL’s elite receivers. Steve Breaston heard from Haley so often that Fitzgerald often asked the coach to gear down the cruelty. Breaston’s life might have been easier after Haley left, but Breaston opted last offseason to rejoin his former coordinator in Kansas City in hopes of repeating his most productive years.

"It takes a little bit of time to understand," Warner said. "But you come to the understanding that he is out to make you the best that you can be, and although it may not look like everyone else when it comes to doing that."

Haley's Maddening Methods Get The Most Out Of His Players from KC Star

Kansas City has recorded 443 rushing yards through the first four games of the season. RB Dexter McCluster has a team-high 164 yards on the ground. Bowe has caught 16 passes for a club-best 292 yards to go with two touchdowns. In the last two games, Cassel has completed 35 of 53 throws for 436 yards with three TDs and an INT for a 102.5 rating. That rating ranks fifth in the NFL over the last two games.

Chiefs vs Colts - Game 5 from The Mothership

The National Football League informed the Chiefs on Tuesday that K Ryan Succop has been named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in Week 4 of the 2011 NFL regular season.

K Ryan Succop Named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week from The Mothership

Ryan Lilja is a player that IS doing his job.  A player that appears to come to work every day and puts forth effort on the field.  He is certainly a good influence on any younger players and provides leadership that is needed on the Kansas City offensive line.  But is Ryan Lilja performing up to expectations?  Is left guard the position he should be playing?

Kansas City Chiefs Spotlight: Is Anything Wrong With Ryan Lilja At Left Guard? from Pro Football Spotlight

Matt Cassel, Kansas City quarterback: Cassel had his best overall game since Week 16 of last season. He has been pretty bad since. However, Cassel, who showed some life in the second half of Week 3's game at San Diego, was solid in the Chiefs' first win. Let's see if his arrow can continue to point upward Sunday at Indianapolis.

AFC West Stock Watch from ESPN

Bud Light is bringing Chiefs fans a taste of an NFL training camp when the Bud Light Fan Camp mobile experience arrives in Kansas City on October 8, 2011.

Bud Light Fan Camp will be held at Arrowhead Stadium from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, October 8, where teams of four will be challenged to compete against each other in a variety of traditional and non-traditional NFL skills tests, each with a Bud Light twist.

Bud Light Fan Camp Makes Stop In Kansas City To Provide Chiefs Fans A Taste Of The NFL from Market Watch

A potential respite looms for a team desperately in need of one.

Up next for the winless Indianapolis Colts? The one-win Kansas City Chiefs, who visit Lucas Oil Stadium on Sunday.

But here's the rub: Are the Colts in any shape to avoid what would be their first 0-5 start since 1997? Can a reeling, beat-up team reload in a short week?

Bringing the Pain from The Indianapolis Star

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Poll: Cassel-Haley Sideline Exchange from ESPN

The injury-related news keeps getting worse for the Indianapolis Colts.

Still absorbing the loss to defensive tackle Eric Foster, the team might be without rookie offensive tackle Ben Ijalana for the remainder of the season.  

Source: Colts OT Ijalana Damages ACL, Could Miss Season from The Indianapolis Star

Pass protection is particularly pressing. Painter was sacked four times and lost one fumble as injuries mounted on an already battered offensive line. He was under frequent duress during the second half.

Coach Jim Caldwell said Tuesday that he hasn't decided if Painter or Kerry Collinswill start Sunday, when the Kansas City Chiefs visit Lucas Oil Stadium.

Colts Say They Must Help Painter from The Indianapolis Star

Haden has eight pass breakups through four games, which ties him for fifth place among league leaders. The Kansas City Chiefs' Brandon Flowers leads the NFL with 10.

Browns Cornerback Dimitri Patterson Ready to Step in for Joe Haden from SunHerald.com

I'm no fan of the Chiefs, Todd Haley or Matt Cassel, but let's be fair here - Kansas City has played two solid games in a row (narrow loss at San Diego, then a home win over Minnesota). Dwayne Bowe in particular has gotten off the mat, with a tasty 14-275-2 line over the last three weeks. Assuming he's healthy after the Week 6 bye, the Chiefs face some inviting pass matchups (Oakland, San Diego, Miami, Denver, New England); a schedule that could make Bowe a WR1 again.

Tuesday Brunch: Why the Bye Week is Your Best Friend from Yahoo! Sports

Lauren Michele Hawks of Overland Park and Bradley Joseph French Cottam of Germantown, Tenn., were joined in marriage on July 9, 2011, at Rolling Hills Presbyterian Church in Overland Park. Reverend Bo Burgener, of the Presbyterian Church of Stanley, officiated the 5 p.m. ceremony.

Hawks, Cottam Wedding from The El Dorado Times

There are winnable games against the Broncos and Chiefs on Miami's schedule. Beyond that I don't see others, unless the team makes a stunning turnaround. Circle that Nov. 6 game against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium. The loser of that game could very well come away with Luck -- and some hope for their franchises.

Luck would make the Chiefs instant contenders next year as they have seen this season derailed by injuries to superstars like Eric Berry and Jamal Charles.

Good News: Dolphins Won't Lose This Week from Florida Today

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Tamba Hali / OLB / Kansas City Chiefs

On a day when pick-sixes were plentiful around the league, Hali made his mark as a pass rusher, relentlessly pursuing Vikings QB Donovan McNabb. Hali finished tied for the team lead in tackles with seven (six solo), recorded both of Kansas City's sacks and was credited with hitting McNabb five times in the game. Three of those QB hits came in the second half, when the Chiefs pulled away and held off Minnesota to get their much-needed first win of the season, 22-17.

Week Four Players of the Week from Pro Football Weekly

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