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Tribal Warfare
09-07-2009, 11:37 PM
Injured Chiefs quarterback Cassel returns to practice (http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/1429799.html)
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star

With the Chiefs and their forlorn offense badly in need of some good fortune, they received some with quarterback Matt Cassel’s return to the practice field Monday.

“He’s our leader,” fullback Mike Cox said. “It was good to have his presence back in the huddle and on the field.”

It remained unclear whether the Chiefs would receive whatever lift Cassel could provide in Sunday’s season opener in Baltimore. Coach Todd Haley would not commit to Cassel being ready to play against the Ravens.

“I think as the week goes on, we’ll know a little bit more with Matt,” Haley said. “It was good that he was out there and he was able to get through some things.

“I think it was positive he was on the field.”

Cassel sprained his knee while being sacked on his first pass attempt in the preseason game against Seattle two weeks ago. He did not play in last week’s game against St. Louis.

In the meantime, the Chiefs failed to score a touchdown against the Rams with Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen or Matt Gutierrez at quarterback. Croyle was listed by the Chiefs as the top backup at quarterback, meaning he would be the likely starter in Baltimore if Cassel doesn’t play.

Monday usually isn’t a practice day for the Chiefs during the season. It’s normally a day spent reviewing the Sunday game.

But because they finished the preseason on Thursday, Haley sent the players out Monday, and Cassel’s chances of playing could get a boost with the extra day of work.

“Anytime there is something wrong, how they respond to some work is important,” Haley said. “Again, it’s good this is a long week and we’ve got the extra day. That will help with anybody that’s nicked up. That’s good for him.”

The Chiefs have no practice today and will resume preparations for the Ravens on Wednesday. Haley indicated Cassel would have to continue to practice if he’s to play on Sunday.

“I think that will be pretty much for everybody,” Haley said. “You’ve got to practice to have a chance to play. This is a long week, so it’s a little different, but I would say generally you need to have a full Friday practice in to have a chance.”

Monday’s practice was the first for the Chiefs since they trimmed their roster to the regular-season limit of 53 over the weekend. All players practiced, including cornerback Brandon Flowers, who missed the Rams game because of a shoulder injury.

Flowers said afterward he will play against the Ravens and indicated his absence from last week’s game was only precautionary.

“I’m where I need to be,” Flowers said. “I’m ready to go.”

The team portions of practice were closed to the media, but the Chiefs issued a depth chart revealing they had not reversed three recent defensive lineup changes. Inside linebacker Derrick Johnson, free safety Jarrad Page and nose tackle Ron Edwards are still listed as backups.

They are replaced by Demorrio Williams, Jon McGraw and Tank Tyler, respectively.

The Chiefs over the weekend released two starters, offensive tackle Damion McIntosh and strong safety Bernard Pollard. Ikechuku Ndukwe, recently acquired in a trade with Miami, is the starting right tackle, while veteran Mike Brown is the strong safety.

The Chiefs signed Brown to be competition for Pollard and Page, but provided little throughout most of training camp. He had a quiet camp until recently, when his playmaking ability surfaced.

Brown, who has seven career touchdowns, made interceptions in recent practice sessions and broke up a pass against St. Louis. His progress apparently convinced the Chiefs that Pollard, a two-year starter, was expendable.

“I think all of us are surprised Bernard is not here,” Brown said. “I’m confident in my ability. I feel I still have a lot of football left in my tank. Am I as fast as I was as a rookie? Probably not, but I think I can make that up by recognizing plays quicker and having a better feel for the game.”

Reerun_KC
09-07-2009, 11:38 PM
Injured Chiefs quarterback Cassel returns to practice (http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/1429799.html)
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star

With the Chiefs and their forlorn offense badly in need of some good fortune, they received some with quarterback Matt Cassel’s return to the practice field Monday.

“He’s our leader,” fullback Mike Cox said. “It was good to have his presence back in the huddle and on the field.”

It remained unclear whether the Chiefs would receive whatever lift Cassel could provide in Sunday’s season opener in Baltimore. Coach Todd Haley would not commit to Cassel being ready to play against the Ravens.

“I think as the week goes on, we’ll know a little bit more with Matt,” Haley said. “It was good that he was out there and he was able to get through some things.

“I think it was positive he was on the field.”

Cassel sprained his knee while being sacked on his first pass attempt in the preseason game against Seattle two weeks ago. He did not play in last week’s game against St. Louis.

In the meantime, the Chiefs failed to score a touchdown against the Rams with Brodie Croyle, Tyler Thigpen or Matt Gutierrez at quarterback. Croyle was listed by the Chiefs as the top backup at quarterback, meaning he would be the likely starter in Baltimore if Cassel doesn’t play.

Monday usually isn’t a practice day for the Chiefs during the season. It’s normally a day spent reviewing the Sunday game.

But because they finished the preseason on Thursday, Haley sent the players out Monday, and Cassel’s chances of playing could get a boost with the extra day of work.

“Anytime there is something wrong, how they respond to some work is important,” Haley said. “Again, it’s good this is a long week and we’ve got the extra day. That will help with anybody that’s nicked up. That’s good for him.”

The Chiefs have no practice today and will resume preparations for the Ravens on Wednesday. Haley indicated Cassel would have to continue to practice if he’s to play on Sunday.

“I think that will be pretty much for everybody,” Haley said. “You’ve got to practice to have a chance to play. This is a long week, so it’s a little different, but I would say generally you need to have a full Friday practice in to have a chance.”

Monday’s practice was the first for the Chiefs since they trimmed their roster to the regular-season limit of 53 over the weekend. All players practiced, including cornerback Brandon Flowers, who missed the Rams game because of a shoulder injury.

Flowers said afterward he will play against the Ravens and indicated his absence from last week’s game was only precautionary.

“I’m where I need to be,” Flowers said. “I’m ready to go.”

The team portions of practice were closed to the media, but the Chiefs issued a depth chart revealing they had not reversed three recent defensive lineup changes. Inside linebacker Derrick Johnson, free safety Jarrad Page and nose tackle Ron Edwards are still listed as backups.

They are replaced by Demorrio Williams, Jon McGraw and Tank Tyler, respectively.

The Chiefs over the weekend released two starters, offensive tackle Damion McIntosh and strong safety Bernard Pollard. Ikechuku Ndukwe, recently acquired in a trade with Miami, is the starting right tackle, while veteran Mike Brown is the strong safety.

The Chiefs signed Brown to be competition for Pollard and Page, but provided little throughout most of training camp. He had a quiet camp until recently, when his playmaking ability surfaced.

Brown, who has seven career touchdowns, made interceptions in recent practice sessions and broke up a pass against St. Louis. His progress apparently convinced the Chiefs that Pollard, a two-year starter, was expendable.

“I think all of us are surprised Bernard is not here,” Brown said. “I’m confident in my ability. I feel I still have a lot of football left in my tank. Am I as fast as I was as a rookie? Probably not, but I think I can make that up by recognizing plays quicker and having a better feel for the game.”


ROFL

As long as the tank is a sherman, he just might stay healthy...

Count Alex's Wins
09-07-2009, 11:45 PM
“I think all of us are surprised Bernard is not here"

Not all of us!

Mwa hahahahahaha!

http://bp1.blogger.com/_nnnK0TK9Uqs/RdZOoaR4fKI/AAAAAAAAAT4/E47Ivas7cic/s400/Mr.Burns+of+Japan.gif

Raised On Riots
09-08-2009, 02:23 AM
ROFL

As long as the tank is a sherman, he just might stay healthy...

We should draft a Sherman Tank. The way I see it, they create the perfect sized hole for LJ to saunter through at 2mph, and allow him to act like there's actual effort taking place.

Jesus Christ; I watched a shit-ton of college football this weekend, topped off by a Florida State/Miami game that featured two RB's who could move five or more defenders all over them at least a yard or two if not more. Every time it had to be done.

LJ's running style is SO pussy, he won't even knock helmets. He is the epitome of QUIT.

Guru
09-08-2009, 02:43 AM
No, no, no, no, no!!!! You put Crodie or Thigpen in there for this game. PERIOD.

Raised On Riots
09-08-2009, 02:54 AM
No, no, no, no, no!!!! You put Crodie or Thigpen in there for this game. PERIOD.

If Cassel is 100%, he should play. But it HAS to be 100%.

kysirsoze
09-08-2009, 03:00 AM
If Cassel is 100%, he should play. But it HAS to be 100%.

I'm cool with 83 or so. This is football. These guys play with pain. Don't even mention his contract either. Cap isn't a problem and it ain't my money so I DON'T CARE!!! Clark might see things differently...

Raised On Riots
09-08-2009, 03:01 AM
I'm cool with 83 or so. This is football. These guys play with pain. Don't even mention his contract either. Cap isn't a problem and it ain't my money so I DON'T CARE!!! Clark might see things differently...


We have ONE QB. You want him benched for the whole season?

Fruit Ninja
09-08-2009, 03:54 AM
This season is going to suck ass anyways. put his ass in there if he feels he's up to it. He should know his limits. You gotta let your guys play if they can play. You cant hide them.

If he's good to go, play bitch. If he gets hurt, thenit was meant to happen and thats football.

beach tribe
09-08-2009, 06:50 AM
I LOVE what they're doing with DJ.

Wake the F!! up, or ride the fuqin bench.

Kerberos
09-08-2009, 09:09 AM
I LOVE what they're doing with DJ.

Wake the F!! up, or ride the fuqin bench.

Isn't DJ hurt?

C-Mac
09-09-2009, 12:40 PM
Chiefs/Cassel Practice Update 9/9 (http://www.bobgretz.com/)
September 9, 2009 - Bob Gretz | Comments (3)

From the Truman Sports Complex

QB Matt Cassel was back on the practice field this morning as the Chiefs went through their Wednesday session in preparation for Sunday’s regular-season opener against Baltimore.

In the short window where practice is open to the media, Cassel did pretty much the same work he did during Monday’s practice. He worked that injured left knee in the position drills, although he did not take part in any drill that required movement beyond a pass drop. Cassel worked some on hand-off timing with the running backs and then threw to the wide receivers.

Just as he did on Monday, Cassel did not look brisk in his pass drops. He did seem willing to put more pressure on his left knee on the follow through, however.

Todd Haley had the entire roster working in the full pads practice that was held outdoors under cloudy skies and muggy conditions.

We’ll update after practice when Haley and the players are available to the media.

KyleProBoller
09-09-2009, 12:42 PM
The Chiefs QB is going to leave M&T Bank Stadium in a body bag. I'll be LMAO when it happens too.

Raised On Riots
09-09-2009, 12:43 PM
Chiefs/Cassel Practice Update 9/9 (http://www.bobgretz.com/)
September 9, 2009 - Bob Gretz | Comments (3)

From the Truman Sports Complex

QB Matt Cassel was back on the practice field this morning as the Chiefs went through their Wednesday session in preparation for Sunday’s regular-season opener against Baltimore.

In the short window where practice is open to the media, Cassel did pretty much the same work he did during Monday’s practice. He worked that injured left knee in the position drills, although he did not take part in any drill that required movement beyond a pass drop. Cassel worked some on hand-off timing with the running backs and then threw to the wide receivers.

Just as he did on Monday, Cassel did not look brisk in his pass drops. He did seem willing to put more pressure on his left knee on the follow through, however.

Todd Haley had the entire roster working in the full pads practice that was held outdoors under cloudy skies and muggy conditions.

We’ll update after practice when Haley and the players are available to the media.

That sounds encouraging, but not great.

Mr. Krab
09-09-2009, 12:44 PM
If Cassel can't scramble, he can't play.

Raised On Riots
09-09-2009, 12:44 PM
The Chiefs QB is going to leave M&T Bank Stadium in a body bag. I'll be LMAO when it happens too.

How are you going to laugh with that crack head's cock in your mouth?

milkman
09-09-2009, 12:46 PM
The Chiefs QB is going to leave M&T Bank Stadium in a body bag. I'll be LMAO when it happens too.

Yeah, I guess the Ravens have to keep body bags available with Ray Lewis around.

Raised On Riots
09-09-2009, 12:49 PM
Yeah, I guess the Ravens have to keep body bags available with Ray Lewis around.

ROFL

the Talking Can
09-09-2009, 12:51 PM
The Chiefs QB is going to leave M&T Bank Stadium in a body bag. I'll be LMAO when it happens too.

sorry, but we have high standards for trolls around here....much higher than this

Virtua Chief
09-09-2009, 01:02 PM
Yeah, I guess the Ravens have to keep body bags available with Ray Lewis around.

Zing!
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Ebolapox
09-09-2009, 01:09 PM
he's touting kyle fucking boller? he must be a rams fan. boller certainly did nothing worthy of touting in baltimore.

KyleProBoller
09-09-2009, 01:12 PM
he's touting kyle ****ing boller? he must be a rams fan. boller certainly did nothing worthy of touting in baltimore.

You're not bright are you?

Ebolapox
09-09-2009, 01:15 PM
You're not bright are you?

'kyleproboller'

possibly ironic. then again, I'm not the one trolling on a different team board that 'HAHAHAHA THERE QB IZ GUN LEAF IN A BODYBAG 1HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.'

yep. truly ironic that troll boy is calling somebody dim.

KyleProBoller
09-09-2009, 01:16 PM
'kyleproboller'

possibly ironic. then again, I'm not the one trolling on a different team board that 'HAHAHAHA THERE QB IZ GUN LEAF IN A BODYBAG 1HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.'

yep. truly ironic that troll boy is calling somebody dim.

This is some funny tap dancing. Keep it up moron. You've been embarrassed.

Raised On Riots
09-09-2009, 01:17 PM
This is some funny tap dancing. Keep it up moron. You've been embarrassed.

You're the only one being embarrassed, and looking like a douche to boot.


Speaking of which, can we boot this douche already?

milkman
09-09-2009, 01:22 PM
You're the only one being embarrassed, and looking like a douche to boot.


Speaking of which, can we boot this douche already?

If we booted douches simply because of thier duochery, then there would be no one able to particpate on this forum but Fax and Rainman.

KyleProBoller
09-09-2009, 01:24 PM
You're the only one being embarrassed, and looking like a douche to boot.


Speaking of which, can we boot this douche already?

You tired of me mopping the floor with you? Yeah keep calling for the ban loser.

Ebolapox
09-09-2009, 01:26 PM
This is some funny tap dancing. Keep it up moron. You've been embarrassed.

let's add things up. I think I have your schtick down (I haven't been on much lately, too damned busy. sorry)

1) tapdancing! haha, I have you guys! youse guys got nothing, you suck!
2) your team sucks! hahaha, omg, youse guys won twice last year! (no shit, sherlock)
3) omg, youse got no casino cash? HAHAHAHAHA THAT MEANS YUR A MORON!
4) MY USERNAME IS KYLEPROBOLLER, BUT YOU'RE THE ONE WHO ISN'T TOO BRIGHT! HAHAHA IM CLEVER!

wanna keep going? don't get me wrong. most chiefs fans are realists... we haven't been good for a while. the last guy we had who was half as good as ray lewis? offense or defense? we've had a few hall-of-famers lately (gonzalez and shields both come to mind, as does willie roaf. on defense, it's been a while since we had somebody as good as lewis. derrick thomas comes to mind, but that's been a while. jared allen was great, but a drunk). no doubt ray-ray is good. I'm not even taking his criminal record into account--he's great.

yeah, once more, we won't win too many games this year. we don't need a dipshit ravens fan to tell us that. a lot of us aren't too thrilled by some of pioli's moves of late. but that won't stop us from being fans, moron. so what's your purpose exactly? not a lot going on down at municiple power and electric? the streets of baltimore not need sweeping these days?

Frosty
09-09-2009, 01:27 PM
'kyleproboller'

possibly ironic. then again, I'm not the one trolling on a different team board that 'HAHAHAHA THERE QB IZ GUN LEAF IN A BODYBAG 1HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.'

yep. truly ironic that troll boy is calling somebody dim.

I'm thinking that this guy is so dim that he had no idea Boller wasn't on his team anymore. I don't see any way that it could be considered ironic or a joke, other than the idea of Boller going to the Pro Bowl is a joke. Even if he did, it wouldn't be as a Raven. At least FlaccidClaytonSTD has a username that actually has something to do with his team.

Coogs
09-09-2009, 01:28 PM
If we booted douches simply because of thier duochery, then there would be no one able to particpate on this forum but Fax and Rainman.

Hey! :cuss:

:)

Raised On Riots
09-09-2009, 01:31 PM
If we booted douches simply because of thier duochery, then there would be no one able to particpate on this forum but Fax and Rainman.

While that is true, there are varying degrees of douchery. There is also local, Chiefs, MU/KU douchery, and then there is Fuckstick Troll Douchery as exhibited by our latest and resident crabcake salesman.

I just don't think you can sink much lower than crabcake douchery, though I may be proven wrong at a future time.

C-Mac
09-10-2009, 12:33 PM
THURSDAY PRACTICE
September 10th – 11:58 AM

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel’s left knee might be bothering him a bit, but his pride sure isn’t hurt. Cassel was his vocal self today at practice, celebrating a perfect throw during QB net drills. It’s that type of competitiveness during simple drill work that helps fans rest easy, knowing that Cassel will go on Sunday should his body let him.

Aside from Cassel’s celebration, it was a normal Thursday practice - shells dress (shoulder pads and helmets) and Baltimore-prep work. All players participated in today’s practice, with the exception of RB Kolby Smith.