Good morning! We're in the bye week and despite what some have predicted, I feel pretty good getting out of today without another loss (call me a homer). Here is your Kansas City Chiefs news.
Falling Down: Chiefs Have Trailed For 78 Percent Of Year from KC Star
Six games into the season and the Chiefs, who play host to the Raiders a week from Sunday, have not taken one snap, or played one second with a lead. Research after last week's loss revealed nothing like this - no lead six games into a season - has happened in the NFL since 1983.
"It makes the game a lot harder," Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson said.
Kansas Speedway Buzz: Cautions Fill Nationwide Race from KC Star
Several members of the Chiefs Ambassadors are scheduled to sign autographs for an hour on Sunday starting at 9:30 a.m. on the Sprint Fan Walk at Kansas Speedway.
Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors scheduled to participate are Walter White, Dave Lindstrom, Deron Cherry, Keith Cash, Ed Budde, Shawn Barber and Billy Baber.
Chiefs Have Bye After Disastrous 1-5 Beginning from The Associated Press via The Springfield News-Leader
This certainly wasn't how the Chiefs expected to enter their bye week.
After a strong finish last season and a couple of headline-grabbing offseason acquisitions, Kansas City was a trendy pick to win the AFC West. Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry were back from ACL injuries and coach Romeo Crennel had calmed the waters after Todd Haley's tumultuous tenure.
Then a blowout loss in Week 1. And another the following week. And after a franchise-record rally for their only win, the Chiefs have dropped three more games entering their off week.
The Grapevine (Oct. 20) from The Wichita Eagle
The Fall Home Remodeling & Decorating Expo produced by RJ Promotions is this weekend at Century II. Admission is free. The show will feature booths of products for upgrading the home, along with antiques appraisals (two per person), the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders, a "Get Hammered" contest and prizes.
Chasing The Unknown Quarterback from The New Yorker
Unfortunately, the outlier is my Kansas City Chiefs, who are currently undergoing a Q.B. controversy of the worst sort: neither option seems very good. Two weeks ago, a segment of Kansas City fans of indeterminate size inappropriately expressed their frustration with the team's starter, Matt Cassel, by cheering when he was knocked out of a game with a concussion. Presumably, they forgot that the team's backup, Brady Quinn, hadn't so much as taken a snap in a regular-season game since 2009, the one season when he was Cleveland's on-again, off-again starter.
MLS: Hunt Family Puts Crew On The Market from The Columbus Dispatch
"We've been working to find a local partner in Columbus, Ohio, for the Columbus Crew," he said. " The Hunts still own two MLS teams. They've made a commitment to get out, and we are encouraging them to do so but will only do so with the right owner, so we're spending a lot of time on that."T he league's priority of selling the Crew might not match the Hunts'. Last month, Crew majority owner Clark Hunt told Columbus Business First that the league's push toward not having multiple teams controlled by the same ownership group is "not something we're focused on right now." A message to the family last night was not returned.
Utah Pregame from The Albany Democrat Herald
Representatives from the San Diego Chargers, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Giants are in the press box. However, there are no bowl game officials.
Total Offense Record Falls As Raiders Roll, 57-36 from The Madison County Courier
EACHUS RETURNS: Former Raiders star tailback Nate Eachus took advantage of a bye week for his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, and attended Saturday's game.
Unitas Played A Different Game from Tampa Bay Online
The NFL's new normal has changed dramatically since Unitas and Dawson operated with a run-first mentality.
"The rules have a lot to do with it,'' Dawson said. "We used to have corners playing bump-and-run all the way down the field until the football was released. You take a big guy like (Hall of Fame cornerback) Willie Brown. When we played Oakland, Willie would maul Otis Taylor and it was all legal. Now, you can't touch a receiver downfield. No wonder guys are throwing it 50 times. I never threw 50 times in a game ... unless you counted warmups.''
NFL Confidential: Chargers Fans Told To Take A 'Chill Pill' from The Florida Times-Union
And three other general managers of one-win teams - Gene Smith of the Jaguars, Marty Hurney of the Panthers and Scott Pioli of the Chiefs - are also under fire.
Smith and Hurney are noted as good guys, but Pioli brought the Bill Belichick paranoia from New England with him and turned off the fans in the Midwestern city.
Chiefs fans are so upset that some paid to have a banner flown over the stadium calling for Pioli to be fired.