As I was walking by the Kansas City Chiefs locker room after the players had filed in from a 22-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, i heard a loud round of applause. Chiefs coach Todd Haley was addressing the team and guys were obviously happy notching their first W.
I was thinking to myself, 'What I would give to be a fly on the wall during some of these postgame locker rooms.'
Apparently, the halftime locker room had some fireworks, too. Dwayne Bowe told us after the game that Matt Cassel sparked the Chiefs during some sort of halftime speech.
"He was fired up, man," Bowe said. "He was screaming like, 'C'mon guys!'. Keep me clean and the offensive line kept him clean. We made plays when we needed to."
This of course came after the Haley-Cassel conflict on the sidelines so there were some emotions involved. Bowe said the locker room is pretty tight and I'd imagine that's why we haven't heard any players breaking ranks and criticizing the coaches or their teammates, and maybe why the team wore shirts this week that said: "We Don't Hear The Hate'.
As for the postgame speech, Derrick Johnson said Haley told the players to remember the feeling of a win.
I know I could get used to it.