Another day closer to Monday Night Football against the New England Patriots.
There has been quite a bit of news this week -- most having to do with the injury to Matt Cassel and as always I have a a good FanPost and FanShot to highlight. There is also an interesting story from exactly one year ago today featuring former LB Mark Simoneau. If you missed anything then please follow along....
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Wow, that was just a horrible game on both sides of the ball. The Chiefs knew what was coming yet couldn't stop the run. I guess I don't feel as bad since the Jets got beat by the Broncos on Thursday night by the same offense. The Chiefs will get another shot to redeem themselves against the Denver
This is horrible for any player in the league. No one wants to be injured let alone enough to put their season at risk. Since that story, he's had surgery and Chiefs coach Todd Haley said everything went fine. Will this be an injury that will effect Cassel down the road? Will Tyler Palko or Ricky Stanzi step up and be that quarterback for the Chiefs? I just have to say get well soon Cassel. Remember, when things come at you that you have some fans on your side.
The Chiefs sign LB Caleb Campbell to the practice squad after LB Justin Cole was signed off the practice squad by the St. Louis Rams. I don't know much about Caleb but I have seen a few videos and he doesn't look that bad--for a practice squad guy for now.
Let's hope both these guys play. If they don't, the Chiefs could be in even bigger trouble. It is bad enough that Tom Brady will have all day. If the two best coverage players are out, Brady might have a record day at quarterback.
This is some pretty interesting news about our opponent after the Patriots. The Steelers are on bye this week so Ben will most likely play. However, will this injury be a factor in the game? Todd Haley has actually beaten the Steelers as head coach and the Chiefs seem to play the best ball when their backs are against the wall.
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This isn't really a surprise because the Chiefs haven't had any players that really stand out. I do think, however, that at least two Chiefs players end up making the Pro Bowl this year. I think Tamba Hali is going to pick up his numbers dramatically and Derrick Johnson if his stats keep going up. If Brandon Flowers can avoid giving up any touchdowns, along with his interceptions, he could be a candidate, too. If Palko gets going with Dwayne Bowe early on then Bowe might have a shot.
Wow, this is just amazing. Belichick has 183 wins as head coach. If the Patriots beat the Chiefs he will move ninth on the all-time win list.
Fanpost Of The Week
Some Days Are Better Than Others by KC Satchmo
This post is one of the most inspirational posts that I have ever read. I won't give it away if you missed it so just click on the link. This is what being a real Chiefs fan is all about through thick and thin. Thanks Satchmo!
Fanshot Of The Week
Chiefs Kingdom by christoffer
If you haven't read this this you are apart of the "in crowd". Thanks Chris for keeping us updated! Also, thanks for sharing some of the best Chiefs artwork that I've ever seen. Hopefully, we will see much, much more in the future.
A Year Ago Today...
This is for those who remember Simoneau. He actually went to Kansas State and was born in Phillipsburg, Kansas. He was drafted in 2000 by the Atlanta Falcons. Last year, he played in one game for the Chiefs registering no stats.