Good morning AP. Here's today's Kansas City Chiefs news. You are probably not surprised to hear there's a lot about life on the road. We've also got the line on the Monday night game against the Chargers. Enjoy. By the way, feel free to caption the photo.
This current mess cannot be swept under the rug. Todd Haley told a national radio show that he had a conversation with Bowe on this subject Wednesday evening. As always, the head coach kept the details of that talk private. There’s nothing that Haley and Scott Pioli need to do on this matter, and there’s no action the NFL needs to take. But there are several actions that Dwayne Bowe needs to do and do immediately.
First, he needs to publicly apologize to his teammates on the 2007 team. Second, he needs to speak to the entire 2010 Chiefs team and tell them he knows he broke the code of a team and that it will never happen again. But more importantly, he needs to speak directly to Brodie Croyle, Kolby Smith, Rudy Niswanger, Brian Waters, Tamba Hali, Derrick Johnson, Jon McGraw, Jarrad Page, Dustin Colquitt, Casey Wiegmann and Ron Edwards. Those are the remaining players on the Chiefs roster that were part of that road trip to San Diego in September 2007. He needs to apologize to them and their wives or significant others. Bowe need to come clean with his exaggerations, if not outright lies.
D-Bowe’s No No … Weekend Cup O’Chiefs from Bob Gretz
Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe might have told the story of a girl being stashed in every room at the Chiefs hotel for a game in San Diego in 2007, but a former teammate denied his account Thursday.
"The things he’s saying are not true," said defensive lineman Jimmy Wilkerson, who played five seasons for the Chiefs, the last being in 2007. "Security is so tight at the hotels. They wouldn’t allow your family members to come up to the rooms, let alone have girls waiting in the rooms for you. If they did that, it affects the Chiefs owners, the organization and the coaches. It makes it look like the coaches let this kind of stuff go on, and I know Coach (Herm) Edwards did not do that.
"I don’t remember the San Diego trip specifically, but I can tell you there were no girls up on our level."
Former Chief Jimmy Wilkerson denies Bowe’s claims about goings-on at hotel in San Diego. from KC Star
When asked about the extra time he spent with Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassell, Bowe had the following to say per Mike Florio at PFT:
"It’s like an extra year with your girlfriend trying to map things out. You know, those quarterbacks, they’re like my girlfriend. No homo."
Here’s the wrinkle.
The term "no homo" has been around for a while and most recently surfaced in lyrics from Jay-Z, Rihanna and Kanye West’s "Run This Town" rap single.
It has been widely accepted in the pop-culture realm as a term "said to show that you aren’t gay after saying something that sounded gay" according to Urban Dictionary.
Still, some in the gay community were offended by the term. And it certainly didn’t help that Bowe is a professional athlete who uttered the phrase on-air.
NFL Star Angers Gay Community with Term "No Homo" from Football News Now
This is the same idiot who bragged about players on the team "importing" women to hotel rooms for sex on the road. He’s also the same player suspended four games last season for violating the league’s ban on using performance-enhancing drugs.
At least he cleared up his sexual orientation. I wouldn’t want anyone to think someone as moronic as Bowe is a homo. It gives us all a bad name.
Chiefs' Dwayne Bowe: 'No Homo' from OutSports
Rumors are flying that Dexter McCluster will move to the slot. He can force anyone to miss with the ball in his hands in open field. He’s undersized, so injury concerns will always be a bit of an issue. However, he’s worth a late-round grab provided it’s clear he will be used in the slot. You can never underestimate a person that runs with a purpose and the diminutive back has made a career of proving people wrong. He’s like a Wes Welker/Julian Edelman type back. Very, very shifty. Very fun to watch.
2010 Kansas City Chiefs fantasy preview from OpenSports.com
I think hiring Romeo and Charlie Weis were smart coaching options. With that said I don't even think Weis is going to be able to help Cassell. I just believe Cassell was a product of a system in NE.
Let's just look at who he had around him in NE. The WRs were much better than Kansas City's, as Randy Moss and Wes Welker are two of the best in the league. Also he was playing behind a much better offensive line than he is now in Kansas City.
One plus for the Chiefs was the signing of Thomas Jones. He had a solid season for the Jets last year, but he will be playing behind a much worse offensive line.
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The Week 1 NFL odds have been posted, giving bettors a chance to get their wagers in early. We’ll take a look at each game and the line set, and give our analysis as to why the books likely set the spread the way they did. Some of these lines are going to move quite a bit before the season finally gets here, depending on what injuries take place in training camp and throughout the preseason...
...San Diego Chargers (-5.5, 45) at Kansas City Chiefs – The Chargers are 5.5-point road favorites over the Chiefs in the second of two Monday Night games. This isn’t the most glamorous match-up, but Kansas City is expected to be much improved in head coach Todd Haley’s second year on the job. He brought in Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weiss to serve as defensive and offensive coordinators, respectively. San Diego looks to see what life is like without LaDanian Tomlinson as they get a Week 1 Monday Night game for a second straight year.
Week 1 NFL Odds from BetFirms
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