“I didn’t feel like a workhorse back. I kind of felt soft,” Henry said. “I wasn’t really happy about my game at all. It hasn’t left my mind since the clock hit zero. … I just felt like I didn’t run like myself. I wasn’t really happy. I could say other words, but I’ve got to play better.”
Bovada reportedly put some odds on who might be the favorite to land the vacant head coach position and while there are some big names, Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Matt Nagy leads the pack.
"This coaching staff turned on Derek Carr as well," Papa said, via Karl Buscheck of 95.7 The Game. "After the Kansas City game they called him out in front of a whole team meeting. It wasn’t just the offense or the quarterbacks, [or] a segment of the team. It was the whole team. And they ripped him in front of everybody and Derek’s a prideful guy."
While fans still lament last season’s playoff disappointment against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Ragland said his teammates stay focused on the present.
“I don’t really think we’re worried about what happened last year to be honest with you,” Ragland said. “It’s all about going forward and we got to live in the moment. We can’t go back to last year, we’ve just got to play football right now.”
“There may be a situation, a special situation where Andy says, hey, let’s get our A-team in there with and we go with Tyreek,” Toub said. “But it’s going to be a long shot if that happens.”
Toub said experience stands as premium during the playoffs. That favors players such as Robinson and West over rookies including Jehu Chesson and Leon McQuay, both of whom returned kicks on Sunday.
“We’re going to practice hard with all the guys that we have knowing that we still have Tyreek if we need it,” Toub said.
“You just want to be on the field,” Fulton said. “It’s not that much different, honestly, than playing guard. It’s just a little bit different technique-wise on some plays, but other than that, it’s pretty much the same.”
Given the success that another Reid disciple has had in Philadelphia this season, the interest in Nagy makes sense. Doug Pederson, who was Reid’s offensive coordinator in Kansas City from 2013-15, has led the Eagles to a 13-3 record, tied with Minnesota for the best record in the NFC.
The Chiefs have signed former Missouri nose tackle Josh Augusta and former UCLA cornerback Sheldon Price to reserve-futures deals, sources told The Star on Wednesday.
Reserve-futures contracts begin when the new league year opens in March and don’t count against teams’ current roster limits.
After a hamstring injury kept him out of the Chiefs’ first practice this week, wide receiver Albert Wilson returned to the field Wednesday as a limited participant.
The Chiefs lost two of their return men Sunday in Denver, with injuries to De’Anthony Thomas and Akeem Hunt ending each of their seasons. On Wednesday, as special teams coordinator Dave Toub met with the media, he was greeted with a question about the remaining options.
“Put Tyreek back there,” Toub responded.
You will get 100 different answers if you ask 100 different people here, and my hot take is that WAY too many Kansas Citians act like there's only one place — their place. There are dozens, and that might be underselling it. Jack Stack is the best for a white tablecloth kind of dinner, Q39 and Char Bar are like a 1/2 step down on the fancy with a better beer list, and Joe's KC is probably my favorite — the line is always really long, but it moves fast, the food is consistently killer, and if you go on a Wednesday or Saturday you have to get the burnt ends. But Slap's is a great place, super casual, lunch only and they close when they run out of food, which is always a good sign. Gates and Bryant's are famous for a reason, but if you go to Gates, be warned that you might have the best barbecue meal available in Kansas City but you also might have the worst.
If playoff experience counts for anything, the Chiefs have a solid edge over the Titans. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the Chiefs have 39 players who have been part of a postseason game, the Titans 18. Those 39 Chiefs have played in 110 playoff games while the 18 Titans have been in 81.
The KC Chiefs' 2017 season in photos and sound | The Kansas City Star
With this weekend’s AFC Wild Card game between the Chiefs and Tennessee Titans mere hours away at Arrowhead Stadium, we thought it would be fun to take you through the home team’s 10-6 regular season in pictures and words by David Eulitt and Terez A. Paylor, respectively ... and being respectful of your time, we’ve made sure you’ll be able to do it in just 2 minutes, 30 seconds.
The Chiefs, 10-6, opened as a 7-point favorite against the visiting Tennessee Titans in Saturday’s AFC Wild Card playoff matchup. And two days later, they have moved to an 8 1/2 -point favorite, according to Bovada in Las Vegas — an indication that gamblers think the Chiefs will not only win, but win convincingly.
A secondary ticket vendor called TiqIQ said earlier this week that the get-in prices for the Titans-Chiefs is the cheapest playoff ticket this year at $51 (StubHub has them at $44) and even cheaper than the Chiefs 2011 playoff game against the Titans.
The key to this game for the Titans is going to be the play of quarterback Marcus Mariota. Kansas City's offense has been on a roll over the last month, and to keep the game close, the Titans will need their dual-threat quarterback to both produce points and keep the Chiefs offense off the field.