Slavens joining the presentation team also suggests Arrowhead Stadium stands as an important part of the city’s proposal. Slavens handles many of the logistics and details for stadium events including game day operations as well as concerts and other special events.
QB Alex Smith is in talks for league MVP, although those have waned in recent weeks, so it seems likely he will make a Pro Bowl if he keeps this up and especially if the Chiefs keep winning.
RB Kareem Hunt has really good numbers this year and is already the front runner for rookie of the year. Pro Bowl may not be far behind.
TE Travis Kelce seems like a lock for a Pro Bowl and WR Tyreek Hill has a shot if he keeps up his scoring. He has 617 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns as of now.
The opening of Week 11 means it is time to look at some of the best options for NFL survivor pools. The Kansas City Chiefs will be a popular pick facing the New York Giants, and of course, it is always easy to pick against the Cleveland Browns, as they face the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid was asked if he considers this a setback or part of the scheduled maintenance for Hali, who recorded one tackle while playing 23 of 67 possible defensive snaps against Dallas.
“A little bit of each,” Reid said. “His knee swelled up a little bit. But kind of anticipated that, that’s what it’s done over the last few years, so we’re just backing up on it and letting it calm down. Then we’ll go from there.”
Seven more weeks. I think it’s a great opportunity. It’s probably the greatest opportunity in my life these next seven weeks. A lot of doubt out there. Whether it’s in the building or not, but there’s doubt definitely on the outside. So, we have a chance to flip the script these last seven weeks.
The Chiefs now have three weeks to let Nicolas, who was on the physically-unable-to-perform list, practice before either elevating him to the 53-man roster or placing him on injured reserve.
The Chiefs have churned the bottom of their practice squad during the last week, signing receiver Devin Lucien, cornerback Will Redmond and defensive tackle Rickey Hatley.
“As far as the injuries go, Allen Bailey, Dee Ford, Tamba Hali and Albert Wilson will not practice today. We did elevate Dadi (Nicolas) up. He’s on that return list where he can practice for 21 days, not counting yesterday. So he’ll end up practicing as we go here. Look forward to the challenge of playing the Giants. I’ve had a few games against them. Record never matters, you’ve just got to go play. They’ve got good talent, good coaching on that team. We’re going to prepare ourselves to go play against a good football team in a hostile environment. It’s important that we get ourselves back, we’ve been off for a week here, so it’s important that we get back and get in the flow of things and we’ll do that today with a normal Wednesday practice.”