Good morning! We are another day away from last Sunday and Kansas City Chiefs fans are still jerks. But just some of them. Thousands? Probably.
Also, we have a game coming up against the Bucs and should have beaten the Ravens.
But mostly, Chiefs fans are inhuman.
Some of them.
No Surprise: Chiefs Plan To Run And Run Some More from KC Star
Despite rushing for 214 yards against Baltimore, the Chiefs still didn't put the ball in the end zone, though a fumble at the 1 prevented at least one touchdown.
"But we were in the game," Crennel said. "We got three less points than the Ravens, which means we lose, and I understand that, but would you rather see a competitive game or would you rather see a 40-10 score?"
Chiefs vs Buccaneers - Game 6 from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Oct. 14. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m. CT at Raymond James Stadium.
The Chiefs are 1-4 and are coming off of a 9-6 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens. In that contest, the offense rushed for 214 yards against a defense that was previously allowing just 94.5 yards per game. Kansas City is only the second team since 2000 to rush for over 200 yards against the Ravens. Tampa stands at 1-3 and is coming off of a bye week. The Buccaneers have dropped their last three games after opening the season with a victory over the Carolina Panthers.
Former Chiefs quarterback Trent Green and coach Dick Vermeil will be honored at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame's induction ceremony next Tuesday in Springfield.
KC Chiefs Eric Winston Rips Fans' Cheering QB Injury from ABC News
"I didn't mean all 70,000 [fans] were cheering," he said. "It might have been 7,000. It might have been 700. It's still too many," he added.
Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel told the Star that said he wasn't bothered by Winston's comments, although he didn't necessarily agree with them.
"I know 70,000 didn't cheer for him being hurt," Crennel said.
Cheers For Matt Cassel's Concussion: Why Do Sports Fans Applaud Injury? from Time Magazine
After Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel was forced to leave the game with a head injury during the team's 9-6 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the crowd, frustrated with Cassel's underperformance, started applauding. Ugh - especially given how much we've recently learned about the dangers of concussions. In the locker room after the game, Chiefs offensive lineman Eric Winston scolded the Kansas City crowd:
The World's Most Prestigious Power Poll: Week 6 from DC Pro Sports Report
30. Kansas City Chiefs [1-4]: They lead the league with 19 turnovers, but however bad the Chiefs are, their fans are even worse.
Fans In Kansas City Cast In Disparaging Light from The Associated Press via The Oklahoman
Former Chiefs quarterback Ron Jaworski, now an ESPN analyst, asked "Where's the civility?" ''Good Morning America" and "Inside Edition" hosts chimed in, Donny Deutsch on the "Today" show bemoaned a "thug culture" in society and Star Jones opined, "We cheer bad behavior now."
Not exactly what people have come to expect of the heartland.
Right or wrong, Kansas City's reputation for fans who are devoted to their downtrodden franchises has been replaced with one of callousness...
Reputations Trashed from The Augusta Chronicle
Longtime Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski actually finished his National Football League career with the Kansas City Chiefs. He fell in love with the city, as a great place in America's heartland to live, work and raise a family.
He may think a bit less of it today after how Kansas City fans Sunday cheered a head injury to unpopular Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel.
Eric Winston Rips Fans' Reaction from ESPN
Members of the Kansas City Chiefs spoke out angrily Sunday against thousands of fans who cheered when quarterback Matt Cassel left a 9-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with a concussion.
Atlanta Braves, Kansas City Chiefs Fans Disgraced Themselves from The Morning Journal
What the fans of the Kansas City Chiefs did on Sunday in a 9-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens was among the most classless things fans can do.
Quarterback Matt Cassel, who has earned his fair share of criticism from Chiefs fans throughout recent years, was knocked out of Sunday's loss with a concussion.
If that wasn't bad enough, thousands of Chiefs fans started cheering the fact that Cassel was out of the game and Brady Quinn was coming in to replace him.
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Of all places Kansas City? I thought Midwest sports fans supported their teams in a sportsmanlike way, no matter what. Perhaps not quite like Australia, where they never boo at sports events. But Chiefs fans cheered when their own quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked out of the game with a head injury.
Cheering For An Injury? Not Cool from The New York Times
Yes, it might have been a relatively small proportion of the Kansas City fans who cheered an injury to their own quarterback, Matt Cassel, on Sunday, but the sound was heard far and wide. And it seemed to split fans into factions, separating those who think the price of their tickets buys them the ability to say pretty much anything they want without reprisal and those who thought the hostility in our culture just took too big a leap.
NFL: Chiefs Eric Winston Rips Hometown Fans In Cheering QB Injury from Digital Journal
It's the story that's now caught international attention. Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Winston ripped into hometown fans Sunday for cheering when their own quarterback Matt Cassel was knocked unconscious and left the game with a concussion...
...Cassel remained on his back for several minutes while fans began to cheer. "Stay down! Stay down!"
About Last Night: Chen Silences Yankees from Grantland
Kansas City Chiefs players ripped their own fans for cheering when Matt Cassel - the Chiefs quarterback - went down with a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Ravens. Chiefs fans apologized, saying they mistakenly thought Cassel was dead.
Chiefs Scold Fans For Cheering Brady Quinn from The Onion
Several Chiefs players spoke out Monday about the cheering that occurred in Arrowhead Stadium when quarterback Brady Quinn replaced the injured Matt Cassel, expressing their utter disbelief that Kansas City fans would openly applaud the former Notre Dame signal caller.
AFC West Stock Watch from ESPN
Sanity in Kansas City: Brady Quinn will likely get his chance to replace Matt Cassel. Eric Winston blasted the home fans for what he said was cheering Cassel's head injury he suffered in a 9-6 loss to the Ravens. Also, the 1-4 Chiefs had to deal with the fact some fans paid for a plane to fly over the working lot with a banner asking ownership to fire general manager Scott Pioli and bench Cassel. Things are falling apart in Kansas City.
A Look Ahead: Bucs vs. Chiefs from Tampa Bay Online
LAST MEETING: Trailing the Chiefs 21-3 late in the opening half at Arrowhead on Nov. 2, 2008, the Bucs rallied for a 30-27 OT victory to mark the biggest comeback in franchise history.
Jeff Garcia threw for 339 yards and Matt Bryant kicked three field goals, including the game-winning 33-yarder in OT, as Tampa Bay overcame four turnovers. The Bucs improved to 6-3 heading into the bye week, and Clifton Smith's 97-yard kickoff return sparked the historic comeback.
Dawson Named Grand Marshal For Speedway Race from The Wyandotte Daily News
An Olympic gold medalist, a Hall of Fame quarterback and a retiring Kansas politician will all be in the spotlight on Oct. 19 and 20 as they take part in the Kansas Lottery 300 and Kansas Lottery 98.9.
Legendary Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame quarterback Len Dawson has been named the grand marshal for the Kansas Lottery 300 on Oct. 20.
Chiefs Encourage Kids As Hispanic Book Fair from FOX 4 KC
Chiefs football players are promoting Scholastic Read and Rise - a free book fair for Hispanic students during Hispanic Heritage Month. The book fair not only helps the students with literacy but also their families - 90 percent of which are economically disadvantaged.
Around The AFC: Former Broncos QB Brady Quinn Set To Start For Chiefs from The Denver Post
Nobody has ever questioned Brady Quinn's work ethic. His on-field decision making, sure, but even as his prospects of throwing a regular-season pass for the Broncos dwindled at every turn, Quinn was consistently one of the team's most dedicated workers.
He was also usually the player who spent the most time trying to help Tim Tebow through the rough spots last season, both before and after Kyle Orton's release. But Sunday's game in Tampa will be Quinn's first start since he started nine games for the Browns in 2009.
In the early going, the Ravens defense had plenty of missed fits that allowed the Chiefs running game to attack at will. Baltimore was bailed out with some costly Kansas City turnovers -- the result of the Chiefs repeatedly shooting themselves in the foot.
But as is often the case in games like this, the better team found a way to win. Though the Chiefs are a talented bunch, the Ravens proved they're still one of the NFL's better squads with their performance in the four-minute drill.
Here is a look at how Baltimore fared upon further review:
Quinn, Green Lead Week 6 Adds from FOX Sports
Cassel showed very little on the field this season, sporting a 6.5 YPA with a 5:9 TD:INT ratio. Therefore, it wouldn't be surprising if the Chiefs give Quinn a few games as a midseason audition for the starting job. Quinn finished 3-for-3 for 32 yards in relief Sunday and would have had a touchdown pass had Dwayne Bowe not been flagged for offensive pass interference. This will also be a favorable matchup for the Kansas City passing game given that the Buccaneers have allowed a league-high 9.0 YPA this season.
Second Read: Trent Richardson Already A Star, And Other Week 5 Observations from Sports Illustrated
Chiefs' zone blocking gave Baltimore fits: If not for four turnovers, the Chiefs probably would have downed Baltimore on Sunday, thanks mainly to Jamaal Charles. He rushed for 140 yards on 30 carries, with the majority of his gains coming from quick, one-cut bursts. Kansas City executed its zone blocking well, stretching the Ravens, and in the process, opening cutback holes for Charles to burst through. Baltimore will have to solve those issues in case it runs into Houston for a second consecutive year in the postseason.
Fourth And Short: Apparently RG3 Is Reckless Now from Grantland
If the argument from the building is really that the team thought a 34-to-6 run-to-pass ratio gave them the best shot of competing with the Ravens, well, they need to change their quarterback. Yes, Matt Cassel's been awful this year. He's a turnover machine, having produced nine interceptions and five fumbles in four and a half games before leaving with a concussion in the second half. If the team has such little faith in him that they can't throw the ball on third-and-goal from the 22-yard line in the first half of a close game, it's time for them to move on and give Brady Quinn or Ricky Stanzi a shot. Treating Cassel like he's Donny Kerabatsos does nobody any favors.
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