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Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 9/22

Good morning Chiefs fans. Another day means more Kansas City Chiefs news. Let's be sure to play nice in the comment sections today. We're all Chiefs fans even if we might have different (though no less passionate) visions of what this team needs to do (or not do). Go Chiefs!

The Chiefs are hardly used to being 2-0, their hottest start in five seasons. But now a preseason of optimism and two weeks of triumph are behind them, and coach Todd Haley is trying to convince his team that this is a nice start and all, but that there’s much further to go.

"We’re 2-0 for a reason, because we’ve played better than our opponents in each game," Haley said. "And I will continue to try to impress upon these guys of what it takes to continue to do that."

Haley hopes Chiefs can prolong sense of urgency from KC Star

It's one of my biggest pet peeves in the world. All they do is pick the same exact teams that made the playoffs the year before.


In today's NFL, that simply doesn't happen. Don't these guys realize there is a better chance of teams like Kansas City and Tampa Bay making the playoffs than there is of all the same teams returning from the previous year? It's just stupid. What should we expect, though? There is nothing on TV anymore besides former players who know nothing and say even less. Apparently if you played football you are somehow qualified to do a job others need a college degree to do.


Fire Sale: The Foolishness of Crowds from Sports Illustrated

KC Star Photo Gallery: Kansas City Chiefs, NFL cheerleaders during 2010 season

The 49ers have the weapons to win a scoring war, so the Chiefs will need to keep points to a minimum if they’re to win. With Berry, linebacker Derrick Johnson and end Glenn Dorsey playing outstanding run defense, the Chiefs are positioned to make things difficult for Frank Gore and the San Francisco running game. But the Chiefs, with inexperience at safety, are allowing a lot of big pass plays. So Kansas City will need to be more productive than it has been on offense to win this game.

Week 3 matchup: San Francisco 49ers at Kansas City Chiefs from The Sporting News

Pioli and Haley drafted their own speedy offensive weapon who is capable of breaking big plays at a moment’s notice. 

And they aren’t using him either.

Just two games into the season, it might be a little too soon to start posting "missing" fliers around town. But as it relates to the Chiefs’ offense, can someone put out an APB on Dexter McCluster

Where's Dexter? from WPI

Last year, the teams with the six top passers went 72-24. The teams with the six top rushers went 46-50.

But the Kansas City Chiefs and the Pittsburgh Steelers, two of the eight teams in the league off to a 2-0 start at the one-eighth pole, are attempting to prove they can win by running the ball.

Vito Stellino's Midweek Confidential: Steelers, Chiefs relying on the run from The Florida Times-Union

What's on deck: The 49ers travel to Kansas City, giving them a second chance to prove they can win on the road in an ear-rupturing stadium. Arrowhead Stadium is just as loud as Qwest Field, only the Chiefs are better than the Seahawks, who pasted the 49ers 31-6.

49ers This Week from The San Francisco Chronicle

I decided to look at all other teams in the NFL since the merger in 1970 and see how many times they won a playoff game and started the season 2-0.

As you can see below, Dallas has done it 10 times since 1969.Kansas City has done it zero – the same as Detroit and Houston.

Chiefs - NFL... Grab Bag from Upon Further Review

No my football friends, the onus of surprise team falls upon the Kansas City Chiefs. They have one of the youngest teams in the league, they have THE lowest payroll in the NFL, which put together smells like a three or four win season.

Chiefs Take the Cake from The Washington Post

The 2010 NFL season is only two weeks old so naturally it's time for overreactions to what we've seen so far. The Bears, Buccaneers, Chiefs and Roethlisberger-less Steelers are headed to the playoffs. Fans in Dallas and Minnesota are planning for a long winter. And there's absolutely no way the San Francisco 49ers can comeback from their 0-2 start to win the NFC West.

Chiefs, Cowboys Lead Early Surprises from The Washington Post

There are two teams on the rise right now: the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...

...In Kansas City, General Manager Scott Pioli deserves a ton of credit for putting together a team featuring a lot of young studs like Eric Berry and Dexter McCluster and seasoned professionals like Thomas Jones and Mike Vrabel

Weekend That Was from SportsNet

Don't say Todd Haley didn't warn you.

It was in the aftermath of his team's admittedly ragged Week 1 upset of the San Diego Chargers that the Chiefs head coach expressed the sentiment that, "If you're expecting something to look real fancy or nice, I don't think that's what you're going to see here with this Chiefs team."

Six days later, Haley made good on his threat/promise/prediction in Kansas City's road opener in Cleveland, as the Chiefs failed to score an offensive touchdown, or generate much of a passing game, allowed a 98-yard drive and a 65-yard pass play in the same quarter, and still managed to win, 16-14.

AFC West: Raiders revolving QB door to land on Gradkowski? from

Then there’s Todd Haley, a coach who accidentally made his Kansas City Chiefs 2-0 despite with a below average quarterback, a terrible running game that features Charles as a backup and Thomas Jones (3.7 yards per carry) the starter and a defense that did well enough to stop San Diego on a rainy day and Cleveland — a team that features an equally bad coach (Eric Mangini), but is 0-2 so far even more inferior competition.

It baffles me that the Chiefs are undefeated without maxing out their best player. Haley’s cut Charles’ first-round caliber production in half and when Kansas City starts losing, Haley will be exposed for the fool that he is until he give Charles his starting job back and gives the guy more carries.

Pick Six Weekly: Be patient with studs from The Journal-Standard

Three other new members of the Texas Sports Hall of Fame are already in their respective sports Halls of Fame. Former Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Emmitt Thomas and former Minnesota Vikings defensive lineman John Randle were enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2008 and 2010, respectively, and Willie Wells, a Negro Leagues shortstop from the 1920s to the 1940s, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1997.

Big Spring native makes Texas Sports Hall of Fame from The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

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