SAN DIEGO - SEPTEMBER 25: Running back Dexter McCluster #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball against cornerback Antoine Cason #20 of the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on September 25, 2011 in San Diego, California. The Chargers won 20-17. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Good morning. Play calling, and kickers, and Luck, oh my! Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy.
"Bill Muir is our play caller," Haley said. "I thought he did a tremendous job yesterday of just sticking with the plan."
Sticking with the plan evidently included adjustments. Dexter McCluster and Dwayne Bowe showed off their skills. Wide receiver Steve Breaston reminded Kansas City that, yes, he indeed plays for the Chiefs.
Before Succop was able remove the stool from his locker, a herd of cameras, recorders and microphones were already approaching. The third year kicker, still standing, turned and smiled.
"How’s everybody doing today?" Succop asked politely with his Southern accent.
And then it was time for the questions to turn towards the kicker. Succop pushed a 38-yard field goal wide right less than 24 hours prior in a 20-17 loss at Qualcomm Stadium. It was Succop’s third miss in as many games.
Succop Working On Finding Remedy For Early Misses from The Mothership
Dexter McCluster leads the team with 138 rushing yards on 21 carries in 2011. RB Thomas Jones has added 83 rushing yards in the first three games. On the season, Cassel has completed a pass to 13 different players. Bowe has 11 receptions for a team-high 185 yards while McCluster has 14 catches.
Chiefs vs Vikings - Game 4 from The Mothership
Three of the teams that have yet to win a game — the Chiefs, Miami, and Indianapolis — appear to be front-runners in the race for the first pick of the 2012 draft, most likely Luck, the Stanford quarterback...
...So let’s look at the Chiefs’ competition in the Looking for Luck Division.
Chiefs Might Be Out Of Luck from KC Star
With the NFL season in full-swing, the Kansas City Chiefs continue to make a mark in the local community. In fact, members of the Chiefs Community Caring Team recently spent time visiting with youth at the Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center (Children’s TLC). Both in the classroom and on the center’s specially equipped playground, smiles abound during the visit.
Chiefs Community Caring Team Visits Children's TLC from The Mothership
So how does all the negativity and analysis translate to Minnesota's Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs? They may be the perfect antidote to the Vikings' ills.
While the Vikings have the 29th-ranked pass defense, the Chiefs have the 31st passing offense. And the Vikings' commitment to Peterson might be easier to enforce going against the league's 28th-ranked rush defense.
Will KC Cure Vike's 3rd-Down Conversion Ills? from FS North
Implicit in those reports was the message that we just couldn’t live without professional football.
Three weeks into the NFL season that was saved, people on both side of the state of Missouri are asking themselves why they couldn’t live without this. Already, the Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams have robbed their fans of their enthusiasm for the next 13 Sundays.
Take Two: Is It Too Late To Cancel The Season? from The Columbia Daily Tribune
1. Kansas City -- Bad things happen to bad teams, which is another way of explaining Kansas City's oh-so-close loss to San Diego last weekend. The Chiefs might have made it, were it not Matt Cassel throwing a last-minute pass to ... Eric Weddle? Not sure what happened there. But I am sure that's the stuff that goes on when you stink.
Lucky Losers: Take Three from CBS Sports
Did you notice?San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, touted as an NFL MVP candidate in the preseason, had a 62.0 passer rating in the victory against Kansas City that was his lowest in 39 games. Rivers threw for 266 yards, with zero TDs and two interceptions. And for the first time in his career, Rivers has had three consecutive games with two picks.
NFL Replay: Tony Romo, Michael Vick Work On Reputations from USA Today
The Royals have completed yet another losing season and the Chiefs look well on their way to a dismal campaign themselves.
Business as usual in Kansas City, right?
Don’t throw in the towel just yet. Twenty-two miles west of Arrowhead and Kaufmann Stadiums, Sporting Kansas City is in contention for Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference title.
One KC Team Still Has A Shot At Glory from The University Daily Kansan