"I’ve had a history of stuff with my right shoulder," Smith said. "I was a little sore, but I felt good.
"Our docs thought it was time to get him back doing football things," Reid said. "But we're going to take it nice and slow with him." The Chiefs now have three weeks to add Mays, who wore a brace on his wrist, to the active roster. If they don't, then he reverts to regular injured reserve and he'll be done for the season.
"For my money, I like Tamba Hali the best,’’ Ryan said.
I don’t think the change will solve the turnover problem, but Vick might bring a spark to the offense. He isn’t the Vick of 2010, but he’s still capable of escaping trouble with his legs. That alone will be good for a few first downs a game. It’ll be interesting to see how he responds to a full week of practice reps with the starters, something he hasn’t had with the Jets, including training camp.
"It's a great tribute to him, (special teams coach Dave) Toub and the guys that were blocking for him, all the way around," Chiefs football coach Andy Reid said. It's the first time Davis has won the award, though he also returned a 108-yard kickoff for a touchdown last season against Denver.
Great names like Bell, Lanier, Robinson, Taylor, Tyrer, Dawson and company were now conspicuous by their absence. Hank Stram’s replacements could not replace him. In the midst of the decline Hunt blamed himself. "I take the blame for the Chiefs fall," he wrote Jack Steadman, the team’s general manager, "letting our talent scouting and talent securing go sour."