Good morning! Today's Kansas City Chiefs news includes a donation by Hali and how the team is preparing for Tebow. Also, be sure to watch the video from NFL.com. It's pretty interesting. Enjoy.
Johnson and the Chiefs can expect to see a lot of the option on Sunday when the Broncos play at Arrowhead Stadium in the first of two meetings between the teams this season. The Broncos changed much of what they do on offense since replacing former starting quarterback Kyle Orton with Tim Tebow three weeks ago.
"He may not have the traditional way (of) standing in the pocket and delivering certain (passes)," Johnson said. "But as long as you win, it doesn't really matter."
Chiefs Know They Must Stop Tim Tebow To Beat Denver from KC Star
There wasn't a lifting or running period on Monday. Film study was available, but not mandatory. In essence, it was a victory Monday without the victory.
Tuesday was much of the same. It was the players' normally scheduled day off and, once again, players were encouraged to stay away from the team facility.
"I told them to get away, recharge emotionally and physically at this halfway point and really tried to stress to stay away from the building," Haley said.
Arrowhead Report: Broncos Week Begins from The Mothership
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Haley was still wearing his lucky beard Wednesday, proving that his superstition is stronger than one loss. He began growing the beard after the Chiefs' narrow loss at San Diego, letting it grow wildly as his team won the next four games.
"My grooming habits have nothing to do with the performance of our team," he said with a smile. "That's my own obsession, compulsive disorder, whatever they call it. You don't get to see me when I'm picking up pennies and how I do it and what pocket I put them in."
Q: Where do you feel like your offense is at? Half of the games they have scored 14 points or less.
HALEY: "I think we're making progress, and we are. We're a young, developing team, any way you cut it, in all three phases. We are making progress. We're getting better. I think that it's important to understand our identity as a team and how we need to play in all three phases, again, to have the best chance to win week-in and week-out.
Q&A with Todd Haley 11/9 from The Mothership
Despite his many critics, Tim Tebow has helped the Denver Broncos turn things around and remain in the hunt in the weak AFC West.
The Kansas City Chiefs hope their latest defeat is not the start of a descent from division contention.
While the Broncos look to build on their latest victory, the Chiefs hope to rebound from an embarrassing loss when the division rivals meet Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Denver at Kansas City from CBS Sports
Jerheme Urban hasn't been playing a whole lot of wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs lately. He has only one catch all season, and that was in the opener.
He might as well play quarterback for the Denver Broncos.
Or at least try to imitate it.
Chiefs Prep For Big AFC West Game Against Broncos, With Tebow On Their Minds from The Washington Post
Kevin "Rock" Ross was the 173rd pick in the 1984 National Football League draft. But the hard-hitting "bump and run" cornerback left an indelible mark during a 14-year NFL career that included 11 seasons with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Ross, a standout at Paulsboro High School and Temple University and currently safeties coach for the Oakland Raiders, was inducted into the Chiefs' Hall of Fame last week during the team's alumni dinner at Arrowhead Stadium.
Both Palko, at 6-foot-1, 215 pounds, and Urban (6-3, 207) are smaller than the 6-3, 235- pound Tebow.
"(Urban) is a big, strong receiver who was a quarterback in high school, who's fast, so we're going to have to do some with him because obviously we don't want to be hitting our backup quarterback if we can help it," Haley said.
Two Chiefs Mimic Broncos' Tebow In Practice from The Denver Post
Just as he did so many times during his high school career, Tamba Hali once again has come through for Teaneck football.
The former Highwaymen star, who plays linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, has donated $15,000 to cover the costs of the Teaneck freshman football program this season. The check was presented Wednesday night by Dennis Heck, Teaneck's principal and Hali's former coach, at a Board of Education meeting at the high school.
Tamba Hali's Donation Saved Teaneck Freshman Program from NorthJersey.com
Q:Would you say that Ryan Clady has regressed as a player? Ever since his injury, it seems he's getting beaten more times than not or getting numerous holding penalties. Is it possibly a change in scheme that doesn't best utilize his talents? What am I missing?
A:Anthony, it may be a combination of switching from the zone blocking system the team played under Mike Shanahan as well as a knee injury Clady suffered before the 2010 season.
What's Wrong With Broncos Offensive Tackle Ryan Caldy? from The Denver Post
The Pro Advantage: Kansas City Chiefs Arrowhead Stadium, the loudest pro football stadium in the NFL, gave the college kids a run for their money, but one team is not enough to dethrone the co-eds as a far superior atmosphere.
College Football A Class Above The Pros from The Epoch Times