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Tribal Warfare
09-25-2010, 12:45 AM
Helmet-to-helmet hit gets Kendrick Lewis fined
(http://www.kansascity.com/2010/09/24/2248076/chiefs-notes-kendrick-lewis-fined.html)
Chiefs safety Kendrick Lewis, a rookie from Mississippi, was fined $5,000 this week by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cleveland tight end Evan Moore, lAFC information manager Corry Rush confirmed to The Star on Friday.

The Chiefs were penalized 15 yards in last week’s game against the Browns after Lewis was flagged for his hit on Moore, which Cleveland coach Eric Mangini said resulted in a concussion.

Rush said the league determined that Lewis’ hit was unnecessary roughness on a defenseless receiver.

Lewis, a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft, started at free safety Sunday in place of Jon McGraw, who was held out because of a hamstring injury.

Weis sees progress in Cassel at QB

Chiefs offensive coordinator Charlie Weis said Friday that he noticed improvement in quarterback Matt Cassel’s play from one half to the next in last week’s win against Cleveland.

Cassel was more efficient, completing 67 percent of his passes after halftime, compared with 50 percent in the first half.

“Stepped up nice,” Weis said of Cassel. “Matt will just continue getting better each week. I like our offense. The No. 1 objective of our team is just to win football games, and his No. 1 job is to manage the team. And I think that when you walk out of there not playing your best football and sitting there with another win, that’s a good feeling.”

Practice moved to Arrowhead

Chiefs coach Todd Haley held the team’s morning practice in Arrowhead Stadium, he said, to help familiarize players with the environment they’ll play in Sunday.

“I just like being up there,” Haley said. “I don’t know whether it has a positive effect for sure, but I heard one time that if you study for the test where you’re going to take the test, that your results go up.”

The change of venue also followed what Haley did before the Chiefs’ season opener against San Diego, when the team held one practice — and tried to hold another one, before weather forced the team indoors — at Arrowhead, to simulate what they’d experience during the game.

Haley said he might make this a game-week habit, particularly if he sees a benefit.

Injury report

Defensive end Tyson Jackson (knee) and right tackle Ryan O’Callaghan (groin) missed Friday’s practice, and both are listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game. Defensive back Donald Washington sat out Friday, but the Chiefs said that it wasn’t related to an injury.

Safety Reshard Langford (ankle) is questionable, and linebacker Tamba Hali (foot), safety Jon McGraw (hamstring) and defensive end Wallace Gilberry (back) are probable.

For San Francisco, center Eric Heitmann (fibula) is out for Sunday. Wide receiver Ted Ginn (knee) and cornerback William James (ankle) are doubtful. Linebacker Takeo Spikes (knee) missed Friday’s practice and is questionable for the Chiefs game, and running back Anthony Dixon (back) is probable.

big nasty kcnut
09-25-2010, 12:50 AM
bullshit call i think that was a stupid call.

thabear
09-25-2010, 01:29 AM
The guy lower his head when Lewis made the hit..... And also Alex Mack was fine $5,000 for an unnecessary roughness call on Derrick Johnson

Smed1065
09-25-2010, 01:38 AM
Not For Long.

Receivers defenseless, Offense agenda and NFLPA agreement means failure coming fast. (Well that and HD @ 60 inch screens @ home where booze is not marked up with no parking fees)

mikey23545
09-25-2010, 02:36 AM
Well, as I recall, any blow that causes the receiver's skirt to fly up and show their 'giner is automatically considered unsportsmanlike conduct.

Mr. Arrowhead
09-25-2010, 06:01 AM
its bs because he didnt even use his helmet to hit him, he used his shoulder pad

bevischief
09-25-2010, 06:04 AM
We have someone he can hit!

boogblaster
09-25-2010, 07:22 AM
5000 to sideline a starter .. Ill take 3 fines every time we play faiders and donks .....

58-4ever
09-25-2010, 08:23 AM
Clark should give that 5K right back to Lewis in the form of a "that's how you play safety in the NFL" bonus.

tmax63
09-25-2010, 08:34 AM
How do you think Tatum and Woodson and others made a living in the NFL? They made sure a receiver knew that the middle of the field belonged to them. Even in HS ball the first hit is the most important in the game. Deep down inside you know after that 1st hit who is the the winner/tougher/stronger/meaner player and who's gonna flinch on the next collision. If they take that away from the defense then they might as well go ahead and switch to Arena ball.

LaChapelle
09-25-2010, 08:44 AM
In some Waffle House in Detroit
Gunn got one of those mysterious woodies

beach tribe
09-25-2010, 08:45 AM
"Here, lemme show you my shocked face.....Whaa??!"

LaChapelle
09-25-2010, 08:46 AM
"For San Francisco, center Eric Heitmann (fibula) is out for Sunday"
did he break his own leg so he don't have to face the genital grouper

beach tribe
09-25-2010, 08:46 AM
bullshit call i think that was a stupid call.

I knew it was a fine the instant it happened. Not saying it should be. Just the way the rules call it.

Chiefnj2
09-25-2010, 08:47 AM
Anyone have a gif of the play? I could have sworn it was shoulder to head.

beach tribe
09-25-2010, 08:55 AM
"For San Francisco, center Eric Heitmann (fibula) is out for Sunday"
did he break his own leg so he don't have to face the genital grouper

He gets a call in the middle of the night.

(EH) "Hello?"

(SS) "heavy breathing"

(EH) "Helloooo?

(SS) *whispers* "Yo nutsssssss"

(EH) "My wh" (SS) *interupts* "Yo NUTS Mother F&$ker!!"

(EH) "Wha...What about my nuts?"

(SS) *whispers* "They miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine* *Click

mikey23545
09-25-2010, 08:59 AM
He gets a call in the middle of the night.

(EH) "Hello?"

(SS) "heavy breathing"

(EH) "Helloooo?

(SS) *whispers* "Yo nutsssssss"

(EH) "My wh" (SS) *interupts* "Yo NUTS Mother F&$ker!!"

(EH) "Wha...What about my nuts?"

(SS) *whispers* "They miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine* *Click

LMAO

Gonzo
09-25-2010, 09:11 AM
He gets a call in the middle of the night.

(EH) "Hello?"

(SS) "heavy breathing"

(EH) "Helloooo?

(SS) *whispers* "Yo nutsssssss"

(EH) "My wh" (SS) *interupts* "Yo NUTS Mother F&$ker!!"

(EH) "Wha...What about my nuts?"

(SS) *whispers* "They miiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiine* *Click

LMAO
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philfree
09-25-2010, 09:13 AM
Anyone have a gif of the play? I could have sworn it was shoulder to head.

I agree but I think the rule is that you can't hit the player in the head with any part of your body. So a shoulder to the head is illegal. IMO it put's to much on a player in Lewis' position. You have a reciever in mid air spinning around and coming down to the ground. His body positions are in constant movement so when the defender comes in to break up the play what's he supposed to do? Stop and wait for the reiever to come down with the catch and then grab him by the ankle to assure that there's no contact with his head? First down Cleveland!

I agree with the spirit of the rule but there is no way they can legislate injuries out of the game of football.


PhilFree:arrow:

beach tribe
09-25-2010, 09:17 AM
I agree but I think the rule is that you can't hit the player in the head with any part of your body. So a shoulder to the head is illegal. IMO it put's to much on a player in Lewis' position. You have a reciever in mid air spinning around and coming down to the ground. His body positions are in constant movement so when the defender comes in to break up the play what's he supposed to do? Stop and wait for the reiever to come down with the catch and then grab him by the ankle to assure that there's no contact with his head? First down Cleveland!

I agree with the spirit of the rule but there is no way they can legislate injuries out of the game of football.


PhilFree:arrow:

I totally agree with everything you said here, but he straight John Lynched his ass. Looked like a helmet missile locked on the receivers' brain box to me.
That hit has been illegal for years..............I TRULY enjoyed it, and hope to see more of it. I really like the way KL looks on the field as a rook.

philfree
09-25-2010, 09:23 AM
I totally agree with everything you said here, but he straight John Lynched his ass. Looked like a helmet missile locked on the receivers' brain box to me.
That hit has been illegal for years..............I TRULY enjoyed it, and hope to see more of it. I really like the way KL looks on the field as a rook.

To me it looked like Lewis' helmet went to the right of the recievers head none the less I agree that it was nice to watch and Lewis doesn't need to change his style of play one bit. He's looking damn good.


PhilFree:arrow:

patteeu
09-25-2010, 09:51 AM
its bs because he didnt even use his helmet to hit him, he used his shoulder pad

He hit the receiver in the head so it doesn't matter that he used his shoulder. I'm not a fan of the "defenseless receiver" rule, but Lewis hit the guy higher than he had to so he can't complain about the penalty/fine, IMO.

Delano
09-25-2010, 11:30 AM
[Cassel's] No. 1 job is to manage the team.

Yay how exciting!! FRANCHISE!

In some Waffle House in Detroit
Gunn got one of those mysterious woodies

ROFL

BWillie
09-25-2010, 11:47 AM
Football is getting out of hand...it's not really even football sometimes. The biggest bullshit calls I see that are called every time are

1)Roughing the kicker when they barely miss a block and literally roll into the kicker.
2) Roughing the passer when they about tip the pass then their momentum carries into the qb
3) Hitting a guy w/ the helmet when most of the time they start of leading w/ the shoulder or maybe barely knick them w/ the helmet

This shit is getting out of hand. I can't see anybody who would be for these rules except for quarterbacks, kickers and wide receivers.

KChiefs1
09-25-2010, 12:50 PM
This stupid fine along with many things I see going on in the USA makes me think this country is going to hell.

Psyko Tek
09-25-2010, 05:03 PM
can we start a fine fund for the KC D
fans pay a buck
and the D plays D

recievers and QBs learn fear