clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs News 11/3

Getty Images

Good morning! Another great day for Kansas City Chiefs news. Wake up and read up. Hali, Baldwin and Lewis get some love this morning. We also link to SB Nation Atlanta's review of the upcoming War Room. It's certainly a Falcon's skewed look at the book, but still interesting. I know Joel will be doing his own review and will post it. Enjoy!

But even before he could practice, Baldwin worked on an adjacent field. He kept a copy of the practice script and would run the route required by the play being run at the same time by his teammates.

"You can't simulate the actual practices, but it was a way to keep me into it," Baldwin said. "I got a game plan every week, and I prepared as if I was playing. I took notes during meetings. That helped me out a lot because when I came back, it wasn't new to me as far as how to prepare for an NFL game."

Chiefs Believe They Have A New Weapon In Receiver Jon Baldwin from KC Star

Jason Taylor knows a few things about the art of the pass rush...

...When it comes to identifying elite sack artists, Taylor's opinion is as good as any.

"As a pass rusher, I watch every pass rusher," Taylor said. "You learn from everybody a little bit, but I watch guys more as a fan and admire the work they do and the way they do it. It's like a work of art to watch a good pass rusher do his thing.

"Tamba (Hali) is definitely one of the tops in this league and I think he'd be near the top of anyone's list."

Arrowhead Report: Taylor Puts Tamba In Top-Five from The Mothership

Chiefs coach Todd Haley said Wednesday that one of his staff's challenges is keeping players' attention on correcting mistakes, even though the team has won four consecutive games.

Even during the winning streak, the Chiefs have made plenty of miscues.

Chiefs Buzz: Team Has On Correcting Miscues from KC Star

The second-year safety has assumed a much bigger role with the Chiefs, who lost Pro Bowl safety Eric Berry to a season-ending knee injury in the first game of the season.

Lewis has picked off a pass each of the past two weeks, returning one of them 59 yards for a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders. He also recovered a fumble in Monday night's 23-20 overtime win over the San Diego Chargers that gave Kansas City a share of the AFC West lead.

After Losing Eric Berry To Injury, Kendrick Lewis Has Emerged As Chiefs' Leader In Secondary from The Washington Post

[To] anyone watching, Hali's night looked like another dominating performance. The Chiefs made Hali their franchise player and then extended him to a long-term deal for nights like these.

But Hali didn't share the same view that most everyone, including Marcus McNeill, had after the game.

"I struggled," Hali said.

Struggled?

Hali Alters Sack Route from The Mothership

The Chiefs have a league-low nine sacks - six of which have come from linebacker Tamba Hali - but recorded a season-high three in the win over San Diego.

Kansas City has also forced a combined 10 turnovers in the last two games after collecting five in their first five contests. Safety Kendrick Lewis had his second interception in as many weeks and recovered a fumble against the Chargers.

Miami at Kansas City from CBS Sports

Kansas City has intercepted 13 passes in 2011, tying with Green Bay for second in the NFL. Only Buffalo (14) has recorded more. The Chiefs are on pace for 30 interceptions, which would be the club's most since the team had 31 in '86.

Chiefs vs Dolphins - Game 8 from The Mothership

Wearing an old, extremely sweat-stained Chiefs hat and scraggly beard during Kansas City's four-game win streak, Haley looks like he should have a "Will Work For Beer" sign strapped on him instead of a headset.

His unkempt appearance makes him look less like an NFL coach than:

A. The Geico Caveman

B. Forrest Gump at the end of his cross-country run

C. An "Occupy Kansas City" protester

D. All of the above

Unkempt Look Works For Coach from The Las Vegas Review-Journal

1.  Kansas City Chiefs -- Who'd have guessed they'd be a the top of this list in week 9 back during the first couple weeks of the season when they got their doors blown off?  They've actually become a respectable defense since and they face the lowly Dolphins at home this weekend.

NFL Week 9 Top Fantasy Defenses from Sports Chat Place

Thanks to a Joe Pisarcik-esque botched snap and a gift win against the Chargers on Monday night, the Kansas City Chiefs enter this week's home game against the Miami Dolphins with a winning record (4-3).

This, of, course, is more bad news for the Dolphins.

Maybe even worse than you might think.

Winning Teams Pound the Miami Dolphins with Stunning Frequency from The Sun Sentinel

Pouncey, who left Sunday's game against the Giants with a neck injury, sat out the two-hour workout but expressed confidence he'll start against the Chiefs.

Davis, who has missed three games with a hamstring problem, was limited. That raises the possibility that Jonathan Wade, who was signed Tuesday, could play as early as this week.

Dolphins Notebook: Injured Center Mike Pouncey (neck) Hopes To Play Sunday At Chiefs from The Palm Beach Post

But with the veteran Jones having failed to deliver the goods after five games, grabbing a measly 10 yards against the Chargers this past Monday, running back Jackie Battle is looking like a better option. Unless a spark of last decade's talent jump-starts Jones, his future looks fairly bleak.

Running On Fumes from The Campus Times

Every Falcons fan should read this book. There are, like, two books about the Falcons -- one a collection of 1970s essays by Furman Bisher, one a series of stories by former beat writer Matt Winkeljohn -- and though this one is a book about satellites breaking away from Belichick's Patriots, there's no shortage of Falcons material. There's an entire chapter on the team's history that works as a defense of a flighty, battle-scarred fan base, for one thing.    

'War Room' Book: Thomas Dimitroff, Julio Jones And Carving A New Path from SB Nation Atlanta