Jim Kearney, a starting safety on the Chiefs winning Super Bowl team, said he lost the ring Thursday as he was washing his car at 60th Street and Troost Avenue. "I got back home, that's when I looked at my hand -- no ring. So I immediately went into a panic mode. It's this helpless feeling," Kearney said.
It’s early, but the offensive identity of the Chiefs hasn’t evolved yet. "I think it remains to be seen," co-offensive coordinator Brad Childress said. "You’re continually in flux. You may not be who you in fact want to be as you go through a season. I don’t think we’re really laying our hat on any one thing right now."
"Bart was full of energy, full of emotion," Sutton said. "I think he had a few moments before I got him in New York that he might have done a couple of things that crossed the line. But that was Bart Scott's greatest strength. He brought a lot of emotion and energy and enthusiasm and competitiveness to the team. That's one of the reasons one of the first things Rex [Ryan] did after he got to New York was to hire Bart Scott. He wanted that in his team."
The bigger question surrounds Brandon Marshall, who suffered a minor left knee sprain last week against the Buffalo Bills. He missed practice for the third straight day. The team is hopeful he can play, but Bowles wasn't about to speculate. "We'll see how it goes," Bowles said. "If he can't [play], somebody else has to step up. We've got a couple of more days."
Q: What was it you saw from Tyreek [Hill] and [Demarcus] Robinson at the gunner position this week? TOUB: "They’re doing a really good job. They’re both rookies and down the road, they’re going to make some rookie mistakes. Right now they’re off to a really good start after two games. They’re making plays for us, they’re [doing] what we expect them to do as far as outrunning corners and safeties. They have two games under their belt. People see it, they’re going to start scheming them up a little bit, maybe doubling them a bit more and we expect those things to happen. Hopefully they can keep playing at the high intensity they are."
The statistics define the slow starts. In the two games, the Chiefs had 12 first-half possessions. Seven ended with a punt, three with a turnover (all fumbles at Houston) and two resulted in field goals.
The Chiefs have gained 12 first downs and averaged 19 yards per possession in the first halves. They are three for 13 on first-down conversions.
"We've asked our fans to buy in and have patience with us. They did, and we screwed up," Chiefs president Mark Donovan said. "We have to get better."
That should happen by addressing several areas. Two problems seemed to draw the most complaints: The congestion around Gate 5, located at the southwest corner of the Truman Sports Complex, and the lack of direction to parking spaces once cars got through the tollbooths.