For a team with as much tragedy as the Kansas City Chiefs have had in the last few days, that's a difficult question. But I'm going to take the easy way out and answer that question in a literal sense. The Chiefs are going to start practicing today, prepping for the Cleveland Browns this week. Because of everything going on, I wanted to give you a heads up of what you can expect this week from the Chiefs and their usual schedule during the week.
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What we don't know is when the funeral services for Jovan Belcher will come. That could change how they approach their week, although I'm sure they've already thought about that or made a plan for that.
Wednesday: This is the first day of the practice week. The Chiefs will start prepping for the Cleveland Browns today at an 11 a.m. practice. Romeo Crennel speaks before practice so we'll have some idea of who is and isn't practicing. Romeo mentioned earlier in the week a few of the guys that had been hurt but we don't really know anything until they start practicing. Brandon Flowers, Derrick Johnson, Eric Berry, Javier Arenas, Abe Elam and others were banged up in the game. Considering those are all on defense, the Chiefs need to know what their status is. Not to mention others like Branden Albert who didn't play last week. Crennel is also speaking to the Cleveland media today and one of the story lines will be his time in Cleveland.
Thursday: Another practice, another injury report. After two practices, you usually have a good idea of where a player stands. Players that don't practice all week long rarely play.
Friday: The final injury report. But this is the final injury report. We'll get the actual status of all these guys, whether they're probable, questionable, doubtful, etc. By this point we'll also (hopefully) start to figure out what the Chiefs' mindset will be this game. Is this going to be as emotional as last week? Emotional let down? I'm just not really sure what to expect.
Saturday: Travel day.
Sunday: Game day.