Good morning! I've been away a few days, and I'm glad to see the place hasn't totally gone to pot. Let's get right back into the groove with today's Kansas City Chiefs news. I'll give you a hint about what's to come... Bowe's kinda good.
Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe doesn’t keep track of his favorite catches or bother to rank them when asked. He prefers to wait until the end of the season to tally his touchdowns and reflect on them then.
For the moment, he’d rather look ahead to the next big catch.
Bowe Focuses On Wins, Not Highlight-Reel Catches from KC Star
Together, Cassel and Bowe are inching towards becoming the most prolific quarterback/wide receiver tandem in Chiefs history.
The pair has now hooked up for 22 touchdown connections, which ranks as the sixth-highest of any quarterback/receiver tandem in team annals. Three more touchdowns will move the duo into second all-time behind Trent Green and Tony Gonzalez (34).
A Growing Connection from The Mothership
NFL.com Video: Cassel Explains 'Argument' with Haley
Haley wants his players to get away from football and rest up physically, but he doesn’t want the Chiefs completely unplugging from the NFL.
"I always suggest watching some football on Sunday (during the bye), because these guys don’t get to watch a lot of football and just watch a game develop," Haley said. "I always think there’s a lot to learn there."
Chiefs Buzz: Final Bye-Week Practice Is Spirited from KC Star
Q: In these three days of introspection, self-scouting, self-analysis, what things have popped up? What have you seen?
HALEY: "Third down is a problem, both sides, in some certain areas. It's not all-encompassing. There's certain areas where we need to be better within third down. Starting games, it's easy to get after, but as we started to study and go through, really, a couple games we've moved the ball, just found ways to shoot ourselves in the foot offensively. And we've started some games defensively in pretty good fashion and others not so good, so hard to find a real pattern other than that it always comes back to what you and I talked about yesterday.
Q&A with Todd Haley 10/12 from The Mothership
Jackie Battle did not want to speak to the media after his career high 119-yard rushing day against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday.
Don't read "prima donna" attitude from the little-used running back. His ego wasn't pumped up after his performance.
Rather, his head was still a little fuzzy from a helmet to helmet hit he took in the fourth quarter of the victory.
Untested Battle Might Be Right Fit For Chiefs from FS Kansas City
Many people thought Pioli made a mistake by taking LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson with the No. 3 overall pick instead of Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry. He went one pick later to Seattle. Curry was considered to be the safest bet of the draft.
Well, Wednesday, Seattle gave up on Curry.
Maybe Pioli Was Right In 2009 from ESPN
The all-stars of the sports world will come out in force Saturday for the 2011 Sports Explosion in northeast Phoenix.
Hosted by the Phoenix Women's Sports Association, the free event will give fans a chance to meet some of the biggest names in sports and learn how to get healthy.
Nick Lowery, former player for the Kansas City Chiefs, is the organizer and host of this year's Sports Explosion.
Sports Explosion Brings Stars, Fans Together from The Arizona Republic
Battle's breakout game was impressive and he averaged 6.3 yards per carry in the Chiefs' come from behind win, but owners shouldn't get too giddy just yet.
Battle's performance came against the leagues 31st ranked rush defense in Indianapolis and despite the fact that he will see more touches in the coming weeks, he is in a crowded backfield with Thomas Jones and Dexter McCluster fighting for carries.
Fantasy Flashback: Back on the Horse from The New York Post
"As far as his play on the field, I think it speaks for itself. I think he knows his role as a fullback. He's not a fullback trying to be a tailback. He's a great fullback, and he plays Ravens-style football. So that's always good."
So was Suggs poking former Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after making no effort to hide his desire to touch the football as a ball carrier? Only Suggs would have the answer to that question.
Ravens' Suggs Says Leach Is "Not A Fullback Trying To Be A Tailback" from The Baltimore Sun
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs (11 targets, 7 receptions, 128 yards): There might not be a more frustrating receiver to own than Bowe, but he's on a hot streak right now that cannot be ignored. Bowe is capable of being a top-five receiver in the league for a short period of time, but know that it's a good idea to trade him while his stock is highest because of the potential for his production to fall off a cliff.
Mark Ingram Not Meeting Expectations from ESPN
The Dolphins only possible win left on the schedule is against Kansas City, but the Chiefs are red hot. They engineered a franchise-record 17 point comeback this past Sunday against the aforementioned Colts. Add the fact Miami must play the rest of the season without their starting QB, Chad Henne, and it's a recipe for disaster.
Op-Ed: Recap of Week 5 in the NFL from Digital Journal
Waters is a key part of the NFL's top-ranked offense. The 34-year-old is starting a right guard for a team that averages 495.2 yards per game.
"He's done an excellent job for us," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. "He'd been with Kansas City for so long and I never really had any exposure to him other than coaching against him, but having him on our team has been awesome."
UNT's Brian Waters 'Awesome' for Pats from ESPN Dallas