Charles had arthroscopic surgery in his left knee Monday by orthopedic surgeon James Andrews. Charles had the same procedure on his right knee earlier in the month.
"We anticipate the recovery will be fine,'' Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder said. "We'll see how it goes.''
"It's a challenge, it's a challenge — that's exactly what it is," Poe said. "They're saying, ‘We're going to put six O-linemen in and y'all can't do nothing about it. We're gonna run it down your throat.'
"And we're saying, ‘No way you're doing that.' "
"Just playing outside, playing football in the front yard, back yard, just trying moves that you see on TV," Berry said when asked where he honed his running skills. "At the end of the day, it’s still that sport we grew up playing and just going out there and having fun and understanding what’s going on and letting your instincts take control. I think [playing quarterback in high school] definitely had a lot to do with it but as far as just playing in the front yard with my brothers and my friends back at home goes a long way as well."
"It hasn’t been easy," Ford explained. "This is not an easy game. It’s an everyday deal. I’ve been growing a lot as a man beyond football. It’s been a lot of growth and it hasn’t really changed my lifestyle, but just away from football, I’m growing as a man and it’s really helping me on the field.
The Chiefs coach and his Tampa Bay counterpart were both on Vic Rowen's staff in 1985, trying to learn the ropes after their own playing days. They would reunite a couple years later at Texas-El Paso, and remained joined at the hip at Missouri, before their paths finally began to diverge.
"We do ask him to do a lot," co-offensive coordinator Matt Nagy said of Hill. "And then you take into account his role on special teams and the fact that he’s a rookie. So right now, it’s a long part of the season and we certainly need to take that into consideration and understand how his body and mind will react."
The Chiefs were trailing 17-3 when the Panthers began a march that ultimately lasted 20 plays and chewed up more than 10 minutes. But in what is becoming very Chiefs-like fashion, Kansas City responded with back-to-back sacks to not only force fourth down, but also take Carolina out of field-goal range. "That was my favorite part of the game," Berry said. "Those are the little things that people don't notice, but those are the things that set you up."
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The Kansas City Chiefs signed former Oklahoma Sooners defensive lineman David King on Wednesday to its practice squad; two days after cutting him from the main roster.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers got a little bit healthier today, with center Joe Hawley returning to full participation in practice for a couple of times. Tight end Luke Stocker also returned to practice after missing yesterday. Both of them should be ready to go for Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
In fact, Smith has been leading an efficient, low-risk offense for four years in Kansas City. His 1.3% interception rate since 2013 is the best in the NFL and one of the key reasons he has a 92.2 passer rating in that span and a 90.3 mark this year. Generally that is seen as a tradeoff with explosive downfield plays, and indeed Smith is 29th in that same span with an average of 6.90 yards per pass attempt. However, while the Chiefs are tied for 25th in completions of 20+ yards this year, they are only five below the NFL team average of 30 such plays.
The Chiefs' pass rush has been mostly about Ford this season. Rookie defensive lineman Chris Jones has added a needed dimension since he became a regular last month. But Ford has 10 of the Chiefs' 18 sacks, or 56 percent. No player in the league has a higher percentage of his team's sacks.
She continued, "I feel like I did everything I could. If that wasn't enough for him, then it might never be enough for him. So, Travis, f--k you! It's not going to work with Maya. She's going to end up screwing you over in the long run."