clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Arrowheadlines: Marcus Peters and “Home of the Chiefs”, Eagles think Tyreek Hill is faster than DeSean Jackson

The AP Rundown, Week 2

5 up, 5 down...

Posted by on Friday, September 15, 2017

"Home of the Chiefs" should appreciate Marcus Peters' anthem protest | The Kansas City Star

As Chiefs fans reach critical mass in the moments before kickoff against the Eagles on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium, they’ll be confronted with the trivialization of the national anthem.

But enough about the thousands of people who will yell “home of the Chiefs” at the end of The Star-Spangled Banner …

Ironically, some of those, maybe many, will be outraged if cornerback Marcus Peters again peacefully protests by sitting during the anthem — making a statement he has declined to elaborate on since he took a seat on a training table before the Sept. 7 opener at New England.

NFL fines Travis Kelce, Daniel Sorensen, but not Tyreek Hill | The Kansas City Star

Tight end Travis Kelce was fined $12,154 for unsportsmanlike conduct, while safety Daniel Sorensen was fined the same for unnecessary roughness.

Big Day Of Matchups Sunday At Chiefs |

“He’s fast. Like, really fast,” cornerback Jalen Mills said.

So how fast is he? As fast as, say, DeSean Jackson.

“Faster, I think,” Mills said. “You watch him and it’s like, fast, man.”

Chiefs hope to avoid parking problems for opener | The Kansas City Star

“We know we won’t have the issues this year that we had with the first game last year,” Chiefs president Mark Donovan said. “Having said that, first games are always the ones where everyone gets tested.”

Family reunion for Kelce brothers in KC | Delco Times

“They did the top 10 best dance celebrations last year and he was in there,” linebacker Najee Goode said. “If we mess anybody up, we’re doing his dance. But you’ve got to be smart about it.”

Goode and linebacker Nigel Bradham, the Eagles’ enforcer, are respectful of Travis Kelce, whose speed is almost as impressive as his hands. They don’t appreciate being celebrated on.

Eagles-Chiefs 5 Matchups to Watch | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Hunt fumbled on his first NFL carry but then rebounded to have one of the best performances from a rookie we've ever seen. Hunt picked up 246 yards from scrimmage (148 rushing, 98 receiving) - the most ever in an NFL debut. He also had three total touchdowns.

So the Eagles will have their hands full. They'll need a team effort to bring him down. In his debut, Hunt forced eight missed tackles and averaged 4.0 yards after contact per attempt, according to ProFootballFocus.

Sloppy Chiefs look to overcome mistakes | The Kansas City Star

Starting with the penalty flags. The Chiefs have been penalized more often in a game only once: 17 times in a 1998 loss at Seattle.

“If you want to be a championship-caliber team, then, as you evolve, you have to get rid of those,” coach Andy Reid said. “You have to eliminate some of these dumb things.”

The inside story of Tamba Hali's music career | The Kansas City Star

The release of “Chief,” which should be available via more traditional music platforms like iTunes shortly, is the latest step in a passion 20-plus years in the making. In that time, Hali’s musical career has featured its shares of relative highs (like the attention he received for his first single of 2017, “The One For Me”) and lows (such as the downsizing of his record label two years ago).

Why Rodney McLeod, Philadelphia Eagles' defense face unique test vs. Chiefs |

But the greatest challenge of defending Kansas City's offense comes with the transition McLeod could make from snap to snap. On the next play after trying to contain Kelce, McLeod said he might wind up across from wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who owns a reputation as one of the fastest players in NFL history.

And that puts a unique stress on a defense, McLeod said. While most NFL teams run their passing games through a dynamic receiver or bruising running game, the Chiefs instead rely on specific qualities of their top offensive playmakers -- Kelce's strength and Hill's speed -- to create daunting mismatches.

Next for Eagles: Chiefs line faces new challenge from Birds’ pass rush | Delco Times

“New England drops eight a lot, doesn’t rush the tackle as much with true defensive-end rush types,” Witzmann said. “It’s a big difference. You go from probably five one-on-one blocks to 40 or something this week. It’s a big difference.”

Perhaps the biggest burdens will fall on right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who draws the assignment opposite Fletcher Cox. The fate of quarterback Alex Smith rests on his pass protection.

Chiefs RB coach Eric Bieniemy has some great quotes on Sound FX | Arrowhead Pride

This guy is so obviously a future coach if you ask me. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s gone in the next few years (maybe he needs the jump to coordinator first). He seems to relate to the players really well and just has that feeling of a guy I would want to play for.

Watch it here. I pulled out the best quotes below. I’m not sure which one is my favorite.

Who will win the Super Bowl? 6 teams have a legit shot | Business Insider

Heading into Week 2, the Chiefs (14%) are now the favorite thanks to their big win over the New England Patriots (10%), who are now second. The defending NFC champions Atlanta Falcons are also being given a 10% shot of winning it all.

Chiefs tap their inner Willy Wonka for Red Friday | Kansas City Business Journal

As part of this year’s Red Friday effort, the Kansas City Chiefs have gone all Willy Wonka: A select number of fans buying team flags at area McDonald’s will find a golden flag.

KCTV reports that those lucky Chiefs supporters will find two tickets for the first home game on Sunday, a Chiefs VIP experience at Arrowhead Stadium and free Big Macs for a year.

Kansas City Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt seems able to handle any situation ESPN

“There’s nothing that shakes Kareem,’’ said Matt Duffy, his coach at Willoughby South High School in Ohio. “He’s the same no matter what. I talked to him a couple of days after the game and I was kidding him about the fumble. It was already out of his mind.

Eagles vs. Chiefs Game Preview: Five questions and answers with the enemy | Bleeding Green Nation

2 - How would you describe the satisfaction level with Andy Reid’s Chief tenure so far? It seems similar to his early years in Philly where the team would be really good in the regular season but couldn’t get over the hump in the playoffs. When does it come to the point where regular season success only goes so far?

Pretty similar to his Philly tenure, for sure (also pretty similar to Marty Schottenheimer's in Kansas City in the 1990s). I would still take the guy who gets you to the playoffs most years than getting a new head coach every few years.

Sign up for the newsletter Sign up for the Arrowhead Pride Daily Roundup newsletter!

A daily roundup of all your Kansas City Chiefs news from Arrowhead Pride