Good morning! Here is today's Kansas City Chiefs news. Enjoy!
Bowe turned 28 in September, so he's approaching the age when some receivers begin to lose their skills. But he said he planned to play several more seasons.
"I think I'm just getting started," Bowe said. "I'm 28, but I've learned how to play with (nine) different quarterbacks. I learned how to be the man ... you can see that during the majority of the game I'm always going to be open. It took years for me to learn all that, and it's going to extend my career and I'll be a big-time playmaker.
"I feel like I've got at least six more (seasons) in me, six more (easily). I love this game. You can tell in the way I play it ... 33, 34, that's what I'm shooting for."
Military Appreciation And Chiefs Win Among Priorities For Sunday from The Mothership
Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel has two missions planned for his team on Sunday, defeat the 4-5 Cincinnati Bengals and honor the service men and women who valiantly serve or have served in the United Sates Armed Forces. Crennel proved his passion for the military by leading Thursday morning's press conference with an announcement and recommendation.
"This weekend is a special weekend at Arrowhead, particularly as far as the military is concerned. I think the Chiefs have been very strong in support of the military and military families. I think we all need to let the military know that we appreciate what the men and women in the military do for this country in keeping us free."
Asamoah will be replaced in the lineup by veteran Russ Hochstein, but it's not certain whether Hochstein will play guard or if he'll start at center with Ryan Lilja moving to his natural position of guard.
Hochstein, who played at Nebraska and is from Hartington, Neb., joined the team in late September after starting center Rodney Hudson was lost for the season because of a broken leg. At that time, Lilja moved from left guard to center.
Overheard: Injuries, Changes, Fu Manchu? from The Mothership
Matt Casselon his Fu Manchu mustache:
"There's a charity out there called Movember. Prostate cancer is the No. 1 killer in men, and the charity itself builds awareness and also we raise funds to go to cancer research, so it's a pretty cool deal. It allows me to grow this ugly thing for one month, and then my wife, December 1, will be yelling at me to shave that thing off."
Because of a tie breaker with Jacksonville, also 1-8, the Chiefs would own the first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft if the season ended today.
And with that selection, they'd choose ... not a quarterback.
That's the opinion of ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr., one of the network's longtime NFL Draft analysts.
Chiefs Should Aim To Be Lovable Losers from ESPN
No one's expecting the Chiefs to suddenly morph into this rigidly disciplined buzz-cut platoon of Johnny Unitas infantrymen, so why not have a little fun with the last stretch of games and let the players endear themselves to the fans by being goofballs?
If they're fun to watch, the fans won't go into the offseason grudgingly, meaning there'll be positive energy to build off of next season when Jamaal Charles is restored to full explosiveness, when the pass rushing is more synchronized, and when they'll maybe have a shiny new No. 1 pick to strut as a savior/scapegoat.
It's time to be lovable losers, Chiefs. And though no course of action is foolproof, I'm confident that if you adhere to the following battle plan, you'll become the clear favorite to win the AFC West title of our hearts:
Dwayne Bowe Wants To Retire With Kansas City Chiefs from NFL.com
This reminds us of Cleveland Browns general manager Mike Holmgren's denial of Dallas Cowboys rumors the other day. Bowe essentially is trying to clean up a story that his own agents very likely started. These stories don't just come out of nowhere. They are leaked to the media with purpose: to build a future market. We don't have a problem with the game (behind the game) being played, but the good-cop, bad-cop routine is tiring.
Chiefs' Draft History Big Reason For 1-8 Record from The Associated Press via The Oklahoman
Sure, it's always necessary to sign a couple guys to plug holes, but Pioli would much rather draft the right guys, develop them from within the organization, and generate the kind of stability that has made franchises such as the Pittsburgh Steelers the model of NFL success.
Problems arise when you don't draft the right guys, though.
The result can be a 1-8 record.
65 Toss Power Trap Productions: Something The Chiefs Have Done Right from Arrowhead Addict
The Chiefs have been so bad that they haven't deserved anything good to be said about them. That still may be the case, but frankly it's starting to become too depressing to follow this team. So I've gone out of my way today to try and be a little more upbeat. Earlier today I had a post about the talent I still see on the roster, but that's about all the positive I could come up with for the product on the field. So now I'm going to focus on the one thing I think the current Chiefs administration has done right off the field: the videos put out by 65 Toss Power Trap Productions.
Jets Lead Playbook NFL Power Rankings from ESPN
With the Steelers facing third-and-7 at their 26 and the score tied, Leftwich dropped back to pass, the ball flew out and Chiefs linebacker Justin Houston scooped it up and ran into the end zone for a 16-10 lead. Then the Chiefs decided to engage in a full-team dance party and got flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. Then the "fumble" was ruled to be an incomplete pass and the Steelers, instead of having to punt, got a first down thanks to Kansas City's idiocy.
When football historians look back one day and try to decide which 1-15 team was the worst of all the 1-15 teams, this one play will set the Chiefs apart. Also, the fact that they're coached by professional napper Romeo Crennel.
The Kansas City Chiefs put on an impressive show on Monday night to prove they could and would do whatever it takes to not win a football game. The apex of this effort was clearly celebrating a touchdown that ended up being taken away by replay, meaning the Chiefs were penalized 15 yards for celebrating nothing.
It made for good jokes and all that, but the Chiefs aren't the worst team in the world. They may even be the best 1-8 team there is!
How Far Will Teams Plummet Off Cliff? from FOX Sports
Short-term outlook: Brady Quinn, who had replaced Cassel five weeks ago, told the Kansas City Star he is cleared to return from a concussion that sent him back to the sideline. Quinn, though, wasn't any better than Cassel in the six quarters he did play. If the Chiefs can't pull out at least one victory in an upcoming three-game home stand against Cincinnati, Denver and Carolina, there's a legitimate chance Kansas City will finish with the first one-win season in the franchise's 53-year history.
One Guy To Watch from ESPN
Kansas City running back Peyton Hillis: Hillis ran hard against Pittsburgh on Monday night. He had just 30 yards on 10 carries, but he did offer a good complement to Jamaal Charles, which was the entire idea of bringing in Hillis. The Chiefs need to pound the rock with Charles and Hillis at Cincinnati.
Rehabbing Cook Works Out from Cincinnati.com
"It's going to feel good to go back, seeing the guys, seeing the coaching staff," Gilberry said. "But at the same time we're going to work. We're going to get a win. So, by any means necessary, that's what we're going to do."
He played a season-high 30 snaps against the Giants, and in the fourth quarter of that game recorded a sack, forced fumble and a fumble recovery on the same play. He's played in seven games and his two fumble recoveries are tied with defensive end Carlos Dunlap for the team lead.
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