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cmh6476
09-07-2005, 12:10 PM
I just had someone from another site ask me about his status. I didn't even realize he was hurting. He's good to go for Sunday's game, right? :shrug:

Wile_E_Coyote
09-07-2005, 12:12 PM
I think there was a NY article saying he had back problems...

vckcchiefs04
09-07-2005, 12:17 PM
Roaf is fine...... at least as good as he is always feeling. Looks like a 80 year old man walking around.... but a mountain of youth during each play. Willie is fine and will be all good Sunday.

ptlyon
09-07-2005, 12:18 PM
Funny, I heard he wasn't good enough for the HoF?

:hmmm:

Wile_E_Coyote
09-07-2005, 12:19 PM
Jets 31 - Chiefs 20

They opened their training camp returning the NFL's No. 1 offense and the next-to-worst defense.

They ended the preseason showing some real cracks in the offense and without knowing if they had really patched enough of their defensive gaps.The Kansas City Chiefs, a 7-9 team a year ago despite featuring an offense that was No. 2 in scoring and No. 1 in total yards, wasn't exactly an offensive juggernaut during the preseason.

Its imposing offensive line showed some real cracks of age when 10-time Pro Bowl guard Will Shields, after hinting at retirement during the off-season, injured his arthritic back on the first day of camp and couldn't resume full-time practice until just before the third preseason game. Another 10-time Pro Bowl player, venerable Willie Roaf, practiced only once a day and was still experiencing back pain by late in the preseason. Even the youngest member of the line, second-year right tackle Kevin Sampson, missed the final weeks of camp with a dislocated toe that forced the Chiefs to look for a replacement at his position.

The most chilling news, however, came in the third preseason game when quarterback Trent Green, an ironman who had taken every significant snap of the previous four seasons, began experiencing numbness in the foot of the same left leg that underwent four surgeries following the 1999 knee injury that knocked him out of the Rams' Super Bowl season.

Green will go into the season hoping he's dealing with only a circulatory problem, but the Chiefs will be feeling numb if they don't have the lifeblood of their offense flowing freely.

Defensively, the supposedly rebuilt Chiefs secondary rarely slowed anyone -- Minnesota's Daunte Culpepper and Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck threw against them at will -- and even Pro Bowl addition Patrick Surtain found himself being lit up by Seattle upon learning what it's like to play cornerback without the effective pass rush he enjoyed in Miami.

Disappointing, too, was the failure to get Kendrell Bell, the ex-Steeler linebacker, on the field for anything but non-contact work until the final week of the preseason.

After playing only three games for Pittsburgh last year because of groin and hernia injuries, Bell -- also slowed by an arthritic shoulder -- was held out of games and practice-field contact work until just before the preseason finale against the Rams. It was not exactly what Chiefs fans were looking to see from a player brought to town to make turnover-forcing hits.

There were some positive signs, but they were few in nature.

First-round draft pick Derrick Johnson brought the kind of speed and potential playmaking ability to the linebacking corps that the Chiefs hadn't seen since the early days of Derrick Thomas and the final days in KC of Donnie Edwards. Johnson quickly showed the potential to be one of the league's top defensive rookies.

Still, the premise that the Chiefs would be better because they returned a potent offense and had vastly improved their defense showed few signs of materializing in the preseason.

"I believe this should be the best football team we've had since I've been here, especially on defense," coach Dick Vermeil said before camp. "Whether it will be or not depends on how we as coaches and players respond to training camp."

By camp's end, though, Vermeil had changed his tune somewhat.

"We expect to end up being a pretty good football team," Vermeil said of what could be his final team in an illustrious coaching career. "But sooner or later your performance has to match your expectations, or you have to see signs of it."

They're still looking.

Bob Dole
09-07-2005, 12:19 PM
Funny, I heard he wasn't good enough for the HoF?

:hmmm:

The HoF is over rated.

ptlyon
09-07-2005, 12:21 PM
The HoF is over rated.

That will be solidified in cement after Neon Deion gets in there.

KC Kings
09-07-2005, 12:26 PM
"Its imposing offensive line showed some real cracks of age when 10-time Pro Bowl guard Will Shields, after hinting at retirement during the off-season, injured his arthritic back on the first day of camp and couldn't resume full-time practice until just before the third preseason game."

Yeah, because most 10 time pro-bowlers never miss a practice during 2 a days.

Dave Lane
09-07-2005, 12:49 PM
Jets 31 - Chiefs 20

They opened their training camp returning the NFL's No. 1 offense and the next-to-worst defense.

They ended the preseason showing some real cracks in the offense and without knowing if they had really patched enough of their defensive gaps.The Kansas City Chiefs, a 7-9 team a year ago despite featuring an offense that was No. 2 in scoring and No. 1 in total yards, wasn't exactly an offensive juggernaut during the preseason.

Its imposing offensive line showed some real cracks of age when 10-time Pro Bowl guard Will Shields, after hinting at retirement during the off-season, injured his arthritic back on the first day of camp and couldn't resume full-time practice until just before the third preseason game. Another 10-time Pro Bowl player, venerable Willie Roaf, practiced only once a day and was still experiencing back pain by late in the preseason. Even the youngest member of the line, second-year right tackle Kevin Sampson, missed the final weeks of camp with a dislocated toe that forced the Chiefs to look for a replacement at his position.

The most chilling news, however, came in the third preseason game when quarterback Trent Green, an ironman who had taken every significant snap of the previous four seasons, began experiencing numbness in the foot of the same left leg that underwent four surgeries following the 1999 knee injury that knocked him out of the Rams' Super Bowl season.

Green will go into the season hoping he's dealing with only a circulatory problem, but the Chiefs will be feeling numb if they don't have the lifeblood of their offense flowing freely.

Defensively, the supposedly rebuilt Chiefs secondary rarely slowed anyone -- Minnesota's Daunte Culpepper and Seattle's Matt Hasselbeck threw against them at will -- and even Pro Bowl addition Patrick Surtain found himself being lit up by Seattle upon learning what it's like to play cornerback without the effective pass rush he enjoyed in Miami.

Disappointing, too, was the failure to get Kendrell Bell, the ex-Steeler linebacker, on the field for anything but non-contact work until the final week of the preseason.

After playing only three games for Pittsburgh last year because of groin and hernia injuries, Bell -- also slowed by an arthritic shoulder -- was held out of games and practice-field contact work until just before the preseason finale against the Rams. It was not exactly what Chiefs fans were looking to see from a player brought to town to make turnover-forcing hits.

There were some positive signs, but they were few in nature.

First-round draft pick Derrick Johnson brought the kind of speed and potential playmaking ability to the linebacking corps that the Chiefs hadn't seen since the early days of Derrick Thomas and the final days in KC of Donnie Edwards. Johnson quickly showed the potential to be one of the league's top defensive rookies.

Still, the premise that the Chiefs would be better because they returned a potent offense and had vastly improved their defense showed few signs of materializing in the preseason.

"I believe this should be the best football team we've had since I've been here, especially on defense," coach Dick Vermeil said before camp. "Whether it will be or not depends on how we as coaches and players respond to training camp."

By camp's end, though, Vermeil had changed his tune somewhat.

"We expect to end up being a pretty good football team," Vermeil said of what could be his final team in an illustrious coaching career. "But sooner or later your performance has to match your expectations, or you have to see signs of it."

They're still looking.


:homer:


Dave

beavis
09-07-2005, 12:50 PM
The HoF is over rated.
It lost it's second level burst too.

Wile_E_Coyote
09-07-2005, 12:54 PM
:homer:


Dave
yep, also the Chiefs WRs are trash & theirs will light you up

Halfcan
09-07-2005, 01:24 PM
Most AP writers have us losing this game. Its funny how one dumb azz says the Chiefs offense is old and now everyone picks it up and just assumes that is the case. People fail to mention the 3 new young weapons we have in LJ, Wilson, and Parker. They were here last year but, this is the year they will pay off big for us. Let these numbnuts keep thinking we are old. Lets hope the Jets believe it too. And keep doubting our defense too you stupid f#ckers!!

Next week the stories will be, despite their age KC's offense is once again #1.

Dartgod
09-07-2005, 01:57 PM
Green will go into the season hoping he's dealing with only a circulatory problem, but the Chiefs will be feeling numb if they don't have the lifeblood of their offense flowing freely.
Who wrote this crap? :Lin: