Arrowheadlines: Kansas City Chiefs News 11/15

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Do you want to know just how bad it is? The Bengals are having to tell the press that they aren't looking past the Chiefs. Yeah, it's that bad. Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news.

Chiefs' Breaston Calls Benching, Lack Of Playing Time 'Unexpected' from KC Star

Breaston's role might increase this week against Cincinnati if Baldwin is unavailable. But if the Chiefs decided to go younger at cornerback when they released Stanford Routt after eight games, why not cut their ties with Breaston and elevate one of the three wide receivers on the practice squad - Josh Bellamy, Junior Hemingway or Jamar Newsome - and see what they can do in a game?

"Well, he's a good teammate and he knows every position, and he can play multiple positions, so he has some versatility," Crennel said of Breaston. "Those practice squad guys, they have some ability and they have some energy and all of that, but they don't know how to play every position."

So in other words, the veteran who signed a four-year contract worth up to $22.5 million last year and knows every position, didn't get to play any of them at Pittsburgh.

Crennel: Cassel Will Start Sunday For Chiefs from KC Star

Crennel said Brady Quinn, who recently suffered a concussion, has been cleared by doctors to practice but not play in a game. That clearance could come later in the week, but Crennel said he couldn't wait any longer to make his decision...

...Crennel said he would make a decision on Sunday morning whether Quinn or Ricky Stanzi would be the backup against the Bengals.

Gibbs Seeking No Personal Accolades For Defensive Coordinating Duties from The Mothership

"This isn't about me," said Gibbs last week. "This isn't about the position I'm quote holding right now. This is about all of us. We've got a good defensive staff. We work well together. Everybody has input. We put the plan together and that's their (team's) focus," continued Gibbs. "This isn't about any individual. This is about our defense trying to play better than we have the last couple weeks, and our players and coaches alike know that we've got a big challenge."

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Romeo Crennel: Kansas City Chiefs Shouldn't Dance from NFL.com

Romeo Crennel -- and all of television land -- had a tough time reconciling the image of his one-win Kansas City Chiefs dancing and prancing around Monday night after scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

A band of Chiefs defenders was flagged for excessive celebration after Justin Houston returned an apparent Steelers fumble for the score. Unfortunately for the dance troupe, the play was ruled an incomplete pass.

Brady Quinn Still Waiting To Play from ESPN

Fresh off throwing a terrible interception in the opening seconds of overtime that resulted in a 16-13 loss at Pittsburgh on Monday night. Cassel will lead the Chiefs at home against Cincinnati on Sunday...

...I've stated this before; this is all a stop-gap solution. I fully expect Kansas City to have a new starter next year. Quinn and/or Cassel are simply the best options for the time being.

Cincinnati at Kansas City from CBS Sports

"We can't look past anyone," Green told the team's official website. "This is the last part of the season and I feel like the game we had last Sunday gave us momentum. The best momentum to have is in the second half of the season."

Cincinnati would appear to have its chance for some momentum against the Chiefs (1-8), who have dropped six in a row. Kansas City has been outscored 157-78 during the losing streak, its longest in a single season since a seven-game slide Oct. 5-Nov. 23, 2008.

The Chiefs have produced 16 points or fewer in each of their last five games but nearly won in Pittsburgh on Monday night. Ryan Succop made a 46-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to tie it at 13-all, but Matt Cassel was intercepted on the second play in overtime, setting up the Steelers' game-winning kick.

Eric Berry Admits: He's Not A Fan Of Horses from FS Kansas City

"You just don't know what a horse is thinking. Can you look at a horse and tell what a horse is thinking? Like, it could possibly kick you, run you over, bite you ..."

Berry said his first special teams coach with the Chiefs, Steve Hoffman, was aware of his phobia - and even made a point to let him know when Warpaint was on the field so that Berry wouldn't panic at the sight of the animal while on kickoff coverage.

WPIAL Honors 4 Schools With Sportsmanship Award from CBS Pittsburgh

Pro sports are supposed to be the best of the best, but from watching the players on the field, you might not know it.

Case in point, the Kansas City Chiefs were flagged 15 yards for excessive celebration against the Steelers Monday night on a play that was ultimately ruled an incomplete pass.

Today, nearly 600 students from 80 WPIAL schools gathered at the Heinz History Center for a summit on sportsmanship.

Cowboys Poised For Playoffs from FOX Sports

Lost in all the Ben Roethlisberger injury news on Monday night (Was Rick Reilly the first, second, or third person to tweet that he saw Roethlisberger shrug and mumble on his way out of the locker room? The sports media treated that one like it was the Petraeus scandal on Tuesday) was the tremendous effort out of the Chiefs defense. Kansas City seems to be able to play up to their competition, giving both the Ravens and Steelers good fights and beating the Saints in New Orleans. Home against the mediocre Bengals at 1 p.m. ET? Well, they've got absolutely zero chance of winning a game like that.

Chiefs QB Picture May Not Clear Up In The Draft from FS Kansas City

The Chiefs haven't taken a quarterback in the first round since 1983 when they picked Todd Blackledge.

But it looks like that streak may continue, at least if NFL draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. is correct.

Kiper said in a conference call Wednesday that he doesn't think there's a quarterback worthy right now of going that high.

"When you look at their needs, you obviously have to look at the quarterback position," Kiper said. "But ... you look at having the top pick and there's not a quarterback to take. You thought Matt Barkley (USC) would be the guy. You thought Logan Thomas (Virginia Tech) could be the guy. Or Geno Smith (West Virginia). But it hasn't happened.

Discipline Issues Contributing To Chiefs Losses from The Associated Press via The Maryville Daily Forum

The discipline issues, which contributed to six penalties for 76 yards and left Kansas City 2 for 13 on third downs, overshadowed what might have been the Chiefs' best game of the year.

Sure, they managed to stage a franchise-record comeback to defeat the New Orleans Saints - still their only victory of the season - but that's increasingly looking like a fluke. Against the Steelers, the Chiefs put together a game plan that shut down the Pittsburgh offense, allowed Cassel to manage the game, and kept Kansas City within striking distance in the closing minutes.

KC Star Video: Eric Berry Discusses Dancing and Horses

KCChiefs.com Video: From The Podium: Romeo Crennel

KCChiefs.com Video: Inside The Locker Room: 11-14-12

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