Good morning, and a special shout out to all of the veterans out there today. Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
Update: Best Birthday Wishes to Joel!!
Having played against Broncos QB Tim Tebow in back-to-back SEC Championship Games as a junior (2008) and senior (2009) at Alabama, Chiefs CB
Javier Arenas handed out some advice for Kansas City's defensive backfield this week.
"You can't go in there thinking that he can't throw," said Arenas. "No way. You go in like that and you'll get beat, because he can throw and he can win."
Arrowhead Report: Tips From The SEC from The Mothership
Thomas Jones looks the same.
Same broad shoulders and wide stance. Same direct stare and determined words. There’s enough youth in his face and body to still have hope, even as the weeks pass and another NFL running back’s inevitable reality becomes more difficult to ignore.
Jones, the Chiefs’ veteran running back, said he doesn’t know why this season has been a disappointment.
NFL.com Video: Week 10: Broncos vs. Chiefs Preview
Q: Does the way Denver has been playing on offense tempt you to put nine in the box?
HALEY: "No, I think that we've go to, our defensive philosophy regardless of who we are playing, is we've got to stop the run first. If we don't stop the run then we'll probably have a problem against anybody we play and Denver's no different, and they happen to be running the ball really well right now so defensively we must do a good job against the run.
Q&A with Todd Haley 11/10 from The Mothership
The Chiefs could have starting strong safety Jon McGraw and nickel back Javier Arenas back for Sunday's game against Denver. Both didn't play in last week's game against Miami and the Chiefs missed them.
Kansas City Chiefs Team Report: Secondary Could Get Boost from Sporting News
Both teams are still alive in the AFC West, but wouldn't be in other divisions around the league. The Chiefs had more than enough time to erase the memories of losing to a winless Miami team and get ready for a confident Tebow and the Broncos entering Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City, which became the first team since Pittsburgh in 2000 to start the season 0-3 and then win its next four games, will need a robust outing from Cassel to get back into the win column. Cassel has to be unhappy with his recent performance and will redeem himself Sunday at home.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Chiefs 20, Broncos 13
NFL Preview - Denver (3-5) at Kansas City (4-4) from The Miami Herald
Thomas Jones powers through questions the way he used to power through defenders, dodging a few but mostly running right over the rest.
Is it frustrating to get just a handful of carries every week?
What's it like to go from superstar to afterthought?
How hard is it watching Jackie Battle take over the No. 1 job?
They're not easy questions to answer.
RB Thomas Jones Spending More Time On Bench This Season As Chiefs Try To Revive Season from The Washington Post
All kidding aside, much like a real rollercoaster, the Broncos have some people loving this ride and others sick to their stomachs screaming for them to stop. After a flat out terrible game against the Detroit Lions the previous week, the Broncos somehow found a way to put up an impressive win on the road against the division rival Raiders. The Broncos now find themselves one game behind in the race for what could be the worst division in the NFL. With the entire AFC West essentially tied at the midway point of the season it is still anyone's division to win.
All Aboard The Denver Bronco Coaster from Examiner.com
Denver Broncos, Willis McGahee, running back: McGahee, 30, is coming off a huge game in the Broncos' Week 9 win at Oakland. He had 163 yards on 20 carries and had touchdown runs of 60 and 24 yards as Denver came back from 10 points down at halftime to beat the Raiders by 14 points. McGahee is averaging 4.5 yards a run this season. He has been a strong free-agent addition for the Broncos and he will be a key for them at Kansas City on Sunday.
One Player To Watch from ESPN
After Bodden was released by the Patriots, he worked out for the Kansas City Chiefs. At the time, Keels said he would take a patient approach on finding the best fit for Bodden in 2011, and that Bodden was "totally healthy."
Bodden Undergoes Back Surgery from ESPN
All over the NFL map, rookie receivers are reeling in passes thrown, well, all over the map.
From A.J. Green in Cincinnati to Julio Jones in Atlanta, from Torrey Smith in Baltimore to Denarius Moore in Oakland, from Jon Baldwin in Kansas City to unrelated - but equally sure-handed - Doug Baldwin in Seattle, first year pass-catchers are disproving that theory that young receivers need at least a season to get comfortable in the pros.
For Rookies, It's So Much Better To Receive In The NFL from The Los Angeles Times
We opened the [Raiders 1980] regular-season against Kansas City and absolutely swarmed them. I threw for 317 yards and a couple of touchdowns and could have thrown for 400. It was easy. It was pitch-and-catch, and I did feel like the Raiders and I were a match made in heaven. The next week at San Diego, I hit Branch for a long touchdown bomb and that's when I realized just how fast he was. I was trying to throw the ball away, but he put it into another gear and ran under it. By the end of the day, though, I threw a couple of picks, hyperextended my knee, missed a few plays and we lost in overtime.
Former NFL QB Dan Pastorini Recall Battle With Al Davis from Sports Illustrated