"He’s improving by the day,’’ Reid said. "We’ll just keep him going and see how he does this week. He’s chomping at the bit wanting to play, which I love about him. I just want to make sure we’re good there when the time comes. "I think the longer you can wait with him, the better it is, even though he probably thought he can play today or tomorrow. We’ll see how this week goes. Another week I think is going to help him.’’
Reid said Charles continues to work more into the Chiefs game planning, spending time with the starting offensive unit as well as the scout team. He sees no need to rush Charles back faster than necessary.
"You can't let nobody push you around," Poe added. "You've got to be the hammer—not the nail. So you've got to take that mentality every play. You've got to be the one that's initiating the aggression." Last Sunday against the Houston Texans, Poe took that aggression and was credited with five tackles and two quarterback hits, although his impact went far beyond a few numbers in a box score.
So after San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick began to take a knee in protest of racial oppression and the rogue police who blemish the work of so many virtuous ones, Conley called home.
He wanted to know if his father considered taking a knee or other similar displays "disrespectful to you ... (and) disrespectful to the flag."
"‘Whether I like it or not, my time of service and everything I did, what we fought for, was so people had the right to do that,'" Conley recalled his father saying. "That spoke volumes to me.
"In my mind, I was like I’m kicking a 54-yarder," Santos explained of what he was thinking during the game. "The whole day, I'm like, 'Yeah, I broke my new personal record.’ And then I’m giving an interview after the game in the locker room, and somebody told me that I finished ‘4 for 4 with a long of 53 yards.’"
"That’s amazing," said his Chiefs running back Charcandrick West. "Think about how many times he’s touched the ball since college. To not lose a fumble is pretty good." That’s of little consolation at this point to Ware, who though aware it was the first time he had lost a fumble wasn’t particularly proud of his streak.