Good morning! Welcome to another Red Friday. We have your Kansas City Chiefs news from across the internet to get you started. Enjoy!
Brady Quinn, Next In Line To Replace Cassel, Says This Week Has Been No Different from KC Star
"The only thing that changes is when you have an opportunity to go in and play. Besides that, everything is as-is. We continue to work hard, we continue to support each other and stick in our role."
This week became different for Quinn at the start when coach Romeo Crennel raised the possibility he might bench Cassel in favor of Quinn during Sunday's game against Baltimore at Arrowhead Stadium. Quinn may no longer be a Cassel injury away from playing, but a Cassel interception.
Overheard: Ready To Win At Home from The Mothership
Javier Arenason practice this week:
"We're just going back to the basics as far as practice goes. Some guys are frustrated, but at the same time we have to come out here and do our job. Nothing changes if we sit around and mope all day. It will definitely get worse. We're going back to the basics and the simple things and our job responsibilities."
Chiefs Notebook: Lilja Talks About Frustration; Flowers Practices from KC Star
Offensive tackle Eric Winston said the Chiefs' biggest problem during their poor start is players are trying to make plays that aren't there.
"We're trying to be so good, we're trying to win the game on every play, and sometime we can't," Winston said. "Whether you're a running back, whether you're a lineman trying to take more guys than you can ... whatever you're doing, you have to do your job, and sometimes your job is ... getting out of bounds ... throwing it away ... sometimes punting the ball is not bad. The one thing we have to understand is let's let (Dustin) Colquitt boom one down the field, and back them up a little bit."
Ravens Could Attack Middle Of Chiefs' Offensive Line from The Baltimore Sun
Ryan Lilja will be making his second consecutive start at center against the Ravens. A converted left guard who had never started at center until this season, Lilja replaced Rodney Hudson, who was placed on injured reserve Sept. 26 after breaking a bone in his left leg in the team's 27-24 overtime win against the New Orleans Saints.
Nose tackle Terrence Cody said the defensive line spent a considerable amount of time studying Lilja during that unit's review of the Chiefs' 37-20 loss to the San Diego Chargers last Sunday.
"As a D-line, we looked at it, and whoever lines up in front of him has to win that one-on-one matchup, and that's what we're going to do," Cody said.
NFL Preview - Baltimore (3-1) at Kansas City (1-3) from KC Star
Is Charles a potential game-changer this week? Yes. Could he make a slumping Cassel more effective? Yes. Therefore, is an upset possible? Yes. But all that said, the Kansas City defense has been suspect enough in three losses -- surrendering combined 112 points to Atlanta, Buffalo and San Diego - to tip the scales toward an effective and rested Ravens unit producing just enough to get it done.
Sports Network Predicted Outcome: Ravens 30, Chiefs 20
This Could Be The Week Chargers' Mathews Breaks Out from USA today
WR Jonathan Baldwin, Kansas City Chiefs: This second-year receiver hasn't scored yet. The Baltimore Ravens have given up more than 16 catches and 200 yards per game to wideouts. Baldwin's athleticism should give this road team fits while K.C. tries to catch up because of the hole Matt Cassel has probably put them in.
Reeling Chiefs Place TE Boss On IR, Try To Find Bodies To Play Against Baltimore from Examiner.com
Much more troubling for the Chiefs is the fact that while their upcoming opponent, the Baltimore Ravens, only had one player not participate in practice on Wednesday, the Chiefs had NINE players out of practice. Even at full strength, the team has shown no potential to upset Baltimore right now, so they need to have these players back on the field NOW.
What The Hunt Papers Tell Us About The Man from The Mothership
In his comprehensive biography of Lamar Hunt, entitled Lamar Hunt: A Life in Sports, which debuted this week in bookstores, author Michael MacCambridge identifies his subject's "remarkably detailed and thorough record-keeping." Hunt was a prolific writer and his papers, as they call them in academic circles, contain hundreds of subject and idea files, all of which I have read and catalogued over the past two years in my role as the team's historian.
One Guy To Watch from ESPN
Kansas City Chiefs, quarterback Matt Cassel: We're keeping this one simple. Cassel is on the hot seat after throwing three interceptions last week against San Diego as the Chiefs fell to 1-3. If Cassel falters against Baltimore, the calls for his benching will become even louder. He must step up.
Abner, Bobby, Len & Me...50 yrs, Where Have They Gone? from Chiefs Crowd
My brothers birthday was in November, so for his birthday I bought us tickets to a Chiefs game. It was November 4th, 2007 we played the Packers. Brett Favre was my brothers favorite QB, and mine as well, so we were able to see Brett play at Arrowhead prior to his retiring. The Chiefs lost the game, but the memories we made that day are cherished and priceless. Little did I know that game would be my brothers first and last experience attending a Chiefs game at Arrowhead. I lost my brother on February 8th, 2008. I was with him in his ICU room when he had his code blue and left our earthly presence.
I read of so many Chiefs fans currently, who are boycotting the games because the Chiefs are losing. I think to myself...what if I had done that back when my brother was alive, and we had not attended the one game he would ever attend? I wouldn't have those cherished game memories with my brother. I just can't imagine making a point over losing being worthy of sacrificing such memories, but to each their own life priorities.
CBS Local Predictions: Week 5 from CBS DFW
This looks like a trap game. This line is fishy and the Ravens look like the obvious play (The Chiefs stink and yet the Ravens are only laying six?). And that is why I'm going with the other side.
The Ravens defense that you remember is now a little older, and giving up almost 400 yards per game. The Chiefs have their backs against the wall and this is the game where KC, and the Arrowhead crowd, need to show up and keep their season alive.
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