Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 9/1

Game Day! Chiefs at Packers tonight. The last one till the real ones. The last one for good for a lot of players that are currently on the bubble. Read about them and see some previews of tonight's game in today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.

For some of the 80 players remaining on the Chiefs roster, it was just another night in a road-trip hotel, part of the business of finishing out the 2011 pre-season with a game Thursday evening against the Packers at Lambeau Field.

However, nearly half of those players may have spent their last moments as NFL players in that Appleton hotel...

...Here’s what Gordon, Slate and Bair had to say about life in the NFL bubble.

Sitting On The NFL Roster Bubble, Final Pre-Season Game-Day Cup O'Chiefs from Bob Gretz

"When it’s time for me to go, I’m just ready to make plays, ready to do something incredible, something amazing, every time I step in," Charles said.

"I’ve been ready since day one, since I came back (for) training camp. I’ve been here ready to go. The only chance (I get) is when I get that playing time and my number is called. I’ve got to play my role."

Light Load Doesn't Bother Chiefs' Charles from KC Star

He won’t say whether he specifically thought his Pro Bowl quarterback would complete fewer than half his passes or the starting offense would manage two scoring drives covering a grand total of 1 yard or the defense would generally act like it thinks these games are flag football.

But he will say — as he’s done so many times it’s become a boilerplate part of his news conferences — in so many words that your frustration at the Chiefs this preseason is missing the point.

Chiefs' Mediocre Preseason Breeds Frustrations, Questions from KC Star 

4 Cassel’s impact

Quarterback Matt Cassel seemed irked last week after throwing only 13 passes — he threw 23 in the third preseason game of 2010 — and he’s among those who seem to need the most time at establishing rhythm entering the regular season.

Five Things to Watch in the Chiefs-Packers Game from KC Star

Greenwood, 26, cracked the Chiefs' roster last season as an undrafted free agent, appearing in the club's 16 regular-season games on special teams. He finished with 11 tackles (10 solo, one assist).

But Greenwood's roster spot is anything but assured, given he's a third-string linebacker and NFL contracts are not guaranteed. And with final cutdown looming, Greenwood admits these are indeed anxious times.

Canadian Greenwood Has One Last Chance To Impress Kansas City Chiefs from The Winnipeg Free Press

Jalil Brown joins Javier Arenas and Travis Daniels as backup candidates to Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr. The Chiefs see both Arenas and Daniels as better covering slot receivers, so Brown may be the only true corner off the bench.

Kansas City Chiefs Team Report: Secondary Under Scrutiny from SportingNews

Speaking of not running the ball enough, McCarthy will turn over the play-calling duties on offense to offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, as is his custom for the final preseason game. "Joe’s calling the plays, and the guys are on him already about not running the ball," McCarthy said with a laugh Tuesday. "I hope he doesn’t try to break a record throwing it. We’ve thrown it enough this preseason so we’re hoping to get our run totals up.

Packers-Chiefs: 5 Things To Watch from

The Packers don’t have many, if any, significant decisions left to make in terms of their starting lineup going into Thursday night’s preseason finale against Kansas City at Lambeau Field. So the game will serve as a last-ditch showcase for players such as West to make a case for a place on the roster.

Packers' Preseason Finale vs. Chiefs Last Chance for Hopefuls Like WR Chastin West from The Washington Post

Quarterback Aaron Rodgers is expected to play only one series against the Chiefs, while No. 1 tight end Jermichael Finley (ankle) and starting defensive end Mike Neal (knee) will be among a host of players that won't take the field on Thursday. That list also includes wide receiver James Jones and rookie return man Randall Cobb, both of whom are dealing with minor knee injuries.

NFL Preseason Preview - Kansas City (0-3) at Green Bay (2-1) from The Miami Herald

Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Famer Nick Lowery is used to tackling his career and life with confidence, passion and precision. This motivation and drive for greatness has made Lowery the most accurate and prolific kicker in NFL history, a Kansas City Chiefs hall of fame inductee, humanitarian and most recently a sought after motivational speaker.

Naked and Alone with 80,000 People: Lessons from Nick Lowery's Vibrant Career As A Prolific NFL Kicker from PRWeb

Haley did a marvelous job navigating the Chiefs down the stretch last season, overcoming a drubbing in San Diego to win the division. But I was lukewarm about the Chiefs' draft, I'm a little concerned about their offensive line, and their first-stringers couldn't stop the run last week vs. St. Louis. Something tells me Kansas City could struggle, particularly early, when the Chiefs play four of their first six on the road -- including San Diego, Oakland and Indianapolis.

Five Teams On The Way Up, Five On Way Out Of Playoff Picture from CBS Sports

Q. Were the Chiefs a fluke last year?

GRUDEN: I think Kansas City, not to discount what they did winning that many games is a great accomplishment. I think they did have a favorable schedule.

Jaws, Gruden Think Chargers Ready for Big Run from ESPN

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