SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Quarterbacks coach Jim Zorn talks with Matt Cassel #7 during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Cassel's fast start may be meaningless when the Chiefs begin regular-season play Sept. 9 against Atlanta at Arrowhead. But they seem confident that Cassel's current level of play has a good chance of continuing in the regular season.
For that, they cite a working environment for Cassel that is different under Romeo Crennel than it was under former coach Todd Haley.
It's just not something anyone is willing to discuss in any detail on the record.
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Kansas City's defense allowed Rams quarterback Sam Bradford to complete six of nine passing attempts for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the Governor's Cup defeat. He finished with a 144.4 quarterback rating before exiting at the start of the second quarter.
Whether it was a sense of overconfidence following a dominant performance against Arizona in the preseason opener, a multitude of assignment breakdowns, or a mixture of both, Crennel wasn't happy with Kansas City's effort in St. Louis.
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Chiefs fans will get their first look at wide receiver Dwayne Bowe, who missed all of training camp in St. Joseph before signing his one-year tender last Friday. Bowe kept himself in good condition during the offseason and should be able to handle a few assignments in the game after spending this week taking a crash course in the new offense with Cassel, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll and receivers coach Nick Sirianni.
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Flowers injured his left heel on July 31 in a night practice and was carted off the field. Coach Romeo Crennel thought the cornerback would return "soon" from what was thought to be a foot injury. That was on Aug. 2. Soon has turned into 23 days, and counting...
As the Sept. 9 season opener against Atlanta creeps closer, only two things are clear when it comes to Flowers' status: Crennel really wants Flowers back, and he has no idea when that is going to happen.
Heel-Gate: Why Is Chiefs CB Brandon Flowers Still Out? from CBS Sports
Training for a football team requires a lot of hard work, dedication, loyalty to the cause, and intestinal fortitude both on and off the field. Sometimes players need to wake up on their days off and head into the gym or onto the gridiron to hone their skills and improve, not only for themselves, but for the sake of the team. These individual characteristics allow players to improve on an individual and on a collective level. The same is required of the officers in the 40th Military Police "Justice" Battalion.
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Culp and Robinson will join 15 yet to be named modern-era candidates on the list of finalists from which the Class of 2013 will be selected. The Hall of Fame selection meeting will be held on Feb. 2, 2013, the day before Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans, La.
Hill borrowed one of his latest techniques from watching the Kansas City Chiefs practice. He noticed receiver Jonathan Baldwin hang his chest over his knees at the line of scrimmage like he was going to tie his shoes before the ball is snapped.
"He told us" Baldwin is "the best he's seen in 15 years firing off the ball," Moe said.
You can guess how Hill's receivers now line up before the snap.
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Friday is the last day to score a point for your Missouri NFL team in the 13th annual Challenge of the Fans Blood Drive at the Community Blood Center of the Ozarks. Fans who donate a pint of blood in their team's honor on Friday, August 24th, will receive a gray t-shirt with both St. Louis Rams and Kansas City Chiefs logos.
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Injuries devastated the Chiefs early and often last season, but that still wasn't enough of an excuse for Todd Haley to save his job. Crennel took over, went 2-1 in the final three games, and should get a healthy Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry and other key players back this season. Now it's up to Crennel to show he's the right man to lead the Chiefs back to the playoffs. Even though he and general manager Scott Pioli have a relationship that goes back to their days with the Patriots, Crennel's track record as a head coach (24-40 with Cleveland from 2005-08) isn't exactly the strongest.
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The Cardinals' dissatisfaction grew when they visited St. Joseph, Mo., to practice against the Kansas City Chiefs. They were amazed at the facilities provided by Missouri Western State University and how eager university officials were to meet their needs.
During the day, Pub Rock will be a laid-back neighborhood bar.
"We're getting the bar ready for the football fans, and upgraded the TVs with 11 new ones," Stevens says. "We are still honoring it as a Nebraska bar, and for Sunday football, it will be a Kansas City Chiefs bar because we haven't been able to find a Chiefs bar in the market. Plus, I'm a fan."
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What has been the best thing about the at-times suffocating play of the Seahawks' starting defense in the team's first two preseason games?
The five turnovers it has forced in 10 series against the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos? The seven points it has scored, on an interception return? The nine points it has set up, on two interceptions and a fumble recovery? The two three-and-outs it has forced, after the opposition "gained" zero and minus-10 yards? The average of 22.5 yards it has allowed in those 10 series?
None of the above, because the best thing about the performance of the No. 1 defense as it prepares for Friday night's third preseason game against the Chiefs in Kansas City is that these guys are not satisfied. As good as they have been, they want to play even better - and know they can.
This Defense Will Never Rest from Seahawks.com
Rookie, receiver/returner Devon Wylie: I think we see the fourth rounder's biggest impact come in the return game as a rookie. But he will make some early plays out of the slot as well.
Veteran, running back Peyton Hillis: The Chiefs love what they have in the Jamaal Charles-Hillis combination. Hillis has been working at a high level and he seems like a perfect fit for this offense.
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