“I try to take care of those guys by mixing it up every year and doing some different stuff,” Smith said. “It’s hard to shop for that many guys who all have different tastes and things like that, but hopefully they’ll enjoy it.”
The Chargers could win their final two games and still not make the playoffs, so nothing is certain. Scenarios remain abundant and fairly complicated, but Los Angeles is attempting to focus on the one thing it can control: winning.
His naysayers notwithstanding, despite the human limitations that sometimes have splotched his play, Smith has been at the very heart of the extreme makeover as a player and as an absolutely first-class leader and ambassador for the organization no matter what the circumstances.
Reggie Ragland and Kenyan Drake were roommates at Alabama, so don’t be surprised if they seek each other out for some friendly conversation on Sunday when the Chiefs meet the Dolphins.
By nature of their positions, their meeting during the game at Arrowhead Stadium won’t be as cordial.
“Is this even a question right now?” Hill said. “Yes, I do feel like Alex got snubbed and he is a Pro Bowl quarterback.”
Dorsey's four Pro Bowl players in five Chiefs drafts have accounted for eight appearances in the all-star game. Tight end Travis Kelce was drafted in 2013; he has made three. Peters (2015) made it twice, Hill (2016) made it twice and this year Hunt made it as a rookie.
“I talked to middle linebacker Reggie Ragland who has the headset and makes the calls and he told me, every week during the week Eric Berry stands me up in front of other members of the defense and quizzes me about what he knows about our opponent, about their favorite routes, about their favorite plays. He goes through a quizzing process with me and everything he does, not just on Sundays, but throughout the week has spread through the defense.”
The Kansas City Chiefs started off this week with multiple players missing practice. According to Andy Reid, Travis Kelce and Eric Fisher did not practice because they were sick. Tis the season for the flu to be going around. Unless this is some Super Flu, you gotta think they’re back later this week.
A couple of Chiefs players posted the gifts to social media. I can make out a bag from Gucci and a Yeti cooler.
A news release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office says Smith “allegedly beat and then stomped on the victim’s head” in the early hours of July 4. If convicted, Smith would face a possible maximum sentence of seven years in state prison.