KANSAS CITY MO - DECEMBER 26: Receiver Dwayne Bowe #82 of the Kansas City Chiefs is congratulated by fans as he jumps into the stands after making a 75 yard touchdown catch during the game against the Tennessee Titans on December 26 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
There's not a whole lot better than talking about the power of Arrowhead Stadium. That's because, well, it's due to us, the fans. The Kansas City Chiefs
play on the field can be significantly impacted by the noise created by the fans in the stands.
Former Bronco Mark Schlereth called Arrowhead the NFL's toughest stadium on ESPN's NFL Live this week and talked about how much of a difference Chiefs fans can make on the field.
"I'll base it on what I know and the toughest stadium in the NFL to play in when I was playing, and I don't think it's changed much, [is] Kansas City, Arrowhead Stadium," Schlereth said. "It's so loud and the fans sit right on top of you so when you get into that offensive huddle. They're going to town, you can't hear the quarterback, you line up on the line of scrimmage. It is impossible.
"As a matter of fact, when we went there as a member of the Denver Broncos
, we would cut out all seven step drops out of our offense. Quarterback can't even run a seven step drop. You know what, three steps and five steps, and we're going to live with that. So we eliminated a quarter of our playbook on our passing side, or a third of it, because we're like, 'We can't run these plays.'"
How awesome is that? The stadium hasn't changed much so Chiefs fans can continue changing playbooks next season...if we have a next season.
Also on NFL Live talking Arrowhead Stadium is former Charger Marcellus Wiley but, since it's a slow week for Chiefs news, we'll break that out into a separate posting a little later this afternoon.