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talastan
12-02-2010, 02:56 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Arrowhead-Report-Thursday-December-2nd/1fc8441c-6614-431d-9aa5-57f7b10fc60c

Arrowhead Report: Thursday, December 2nd
By Josh Looney

Posted 12 minutes ago

aaCharles still pushing for more, McCluster's ready to play and Cassel is humbled by league honor
Chiefs defensive lineman Shaun Smith, who is better known as “Deep Freeze” around Arrowhead these days, grabbed the KCChiefs.com microphone and joined the horde of media that surrounded RB Jamaal Charles’ locker. Charles was answering questions about rivalry, revenge and Kansas City’s place in the AFC West race. Then, it was Smith’s turn to ask a question.

How did it feel to pass the 1,000-yard rushing milestone last weekend?

"I don't want to stop at a thousand," Charles answered back. "I want to keep it going. It doesn't really mean anything to me, because I already did that already. I want more. A thousand yards is not enough for me. I want to keep it going. I know it's good to rush for (1,000) back-to-back, but I already did that. I'm just trying to get more."

Charles became the fastest player in franchise history to reach 1,000 rushing yards last weekend, doing it in only 158 carries. It took him 190 attempts last season.

In 2009, Charles became the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,100 yards on fewer than 200 carries. It looks like he’ll break his own record this year with 1,021 yards on just 161 carries.

“I don’t think there are many people that can run the way that he runs,” Coach Todd Haley said. “He just glides, he runs as fast and easy as I have ever seen anybody run. He is developing and he has worked hard at developing and it is not just his physical being, it is mental. Listening to Jamaal talk and what is important to him now, he has grown up before our eyes, much like a bunch of these guys. That is very fulfilling to us as coaches.”

Charles currently averages 6.3 yards per carry and leads the league with 32 runs of 10+ yards. He’s on yet another record pace and is still pushing for more as the team pushes for a postseason bid. His head coach also praised once of his perceived weaknesses on Thursday as well; pass blocking.

Right now, the only thing hampering Charles seems to be a 325-pound defensive lineman taking his goal line carries. After his one-yard plunge, “Deep Freeze” sits only two TDs behind Kansas City’s rushing leader.

“He might catch me,” Charles laughed.

McCluster Ready to Play

After sitting out for more than a month with an ankle injury, Chiefs rookie WR Dexter McCluster was close to playing last Sunday. He went through pregame warm-ups in Seattle before throwing on the sweats and standing on the sidelines 90 minutes prior to kickoff. His absence was a disappointment for many fans who had hoped to see McCluster return after participating in a full week of practice.

McCluster said that he felt ready to go last Sunday, but that the Chiefs staff felt it was best to wait one more week.

“I expected to play last week, but that was the coaches call and we still won the game, so it really didn’t matter,” McCluster said.

McCluster was officially removed from the injury report on Wednesday afternoon, sending a clear signal that the offensive playmaker would be ready to return against Denver. Today, McCluster confirmed that he’ll be back on the field Sunday afternoon.

“I’m definitely ready to go after spending five weeks out,” McCluster said. “I’m all set and ready to go. I’ve been working on getting my wind back and now I’m just focusing on going out there and not making mistakes and playing fast.”

McCluster last played on October 24th against Jacksonville.

“I’m very eager to get back out there,” McCluster said.

Cassel Humbled by Award

Over the last 20 years, no Chiefs quarterback accomplished what Matt Cassel did on Thursday. By being named the AFC Offensive Player of the Month, Cassel became the first Chiefs quarterback since Steve DeBerg win the honor. DeBerg did so in September of 1990.

“I think it’s a great accomplishment for this offense and also for this team,” Cassel said. “Football is such a team sport and it’s such a collective effort week-in and week-out. To accomplish the things that we have accomplished – I couldn’t have done any of this without the receivers, running backs and linemen.”

In the month of November, Cassel was 90-of-144 (62.5%) for 1,111 yards with 12 TDs and only 1 INT. His 12 TD passes were an NFL high and Cassel finished the month with a 111.2 quarterback rating.

Of those 90 completions, 37 went to WR Dwayne Bowe. Bowe finished November with 37 catches for 528 yards (14.3 avg.) and eight TDs. Those yardage and TD numbers led the NFL and put Bowe into AFC Offensive Player of the Month consideration as well. Only Colts TE Jacob Tamme (38) had more receptions than Bowe in November.

“I’ll give Bowe as much of this award as he wants,” Cassel smiled.

Injury Report

Kendrick Lewis was added to the Chiefs injury report on Thursday afternoon with an ankle injury that kept him limited. Lewis has been active in each of the past two games, but missed the Chiefs previous meeting with the Broncos due to a hamstring injury. In fact, the Chiefs are 7-1 with Lewis in the lineup and 0-3 without him.

The rest of Kansas City’s injury report remained the same.

Jackie Bates (knee) was the only player held out of practice, while a hamstring injury continues to limit Brandon Flowers. Ryan Lilja has been slowed by a foot injury as well. Jon McGraw (head) practiced in full for the second straight day.

KCrockaholic
12-02-2010, 02:57 PM
We NEED Lewis to play. As crazy as it sounds for a rookie 5th round safety, we NEED him.

Ebolapox
12-02-2010, 02:59 PM
jesus, what is up with the ole' miss players we've drafted that can't stay healthy? (lewis and mccluster, natch)

talastan
12-02-2010, 03:02 PM
I hope we have either Lewis or McGraw ready to play this week. We need to make sure we cover the deep routes well this week and next.

Fish
12-02-2010, 03:04 PM
We NEED Lewis to play. As crazy as it sounds for a rookie 5th round safety, we NEED him.

Absolutely. I think Lewis is a very underrated piece in the defensive improvement this year.

This is not good news...

BossChief
12-02-2010, 03:04 PM
Damn, we have been 7-1 with Lewis and 0-3 without him.

We NEED him this week, or someone else is gonna have to play the game of their life against Denver.

Ebolapox
12-02-2010, 03:05 PM
I'm telling you guys, it's GOTTA be the dreadlocks... they're KILLING tyjack, mccluster and lewis. CUT THE DREADS OFF, MARLEY!

KCrockaholic
12-02-2010, 03:06 PM
Absolutely. I think Lewis is a very underrated piece in the defensive improvement this year.

This is not good news...

He's a very instinctive player. He's not the most athletically gifted. Not saying he's not athletic, but his instincts put him above the rest like Washington, Price, and even McGraw at times.

Detoxing
12-02-2010, 03:09 PM
Well, as long as McGraw is back that should slow the bleeding on that gaping hole. we need them both back since Flowers will be out.

KCrockaholic
12-02-2010, 03:10 PM
Well, as long as McGraw is back that should slow the bleeding on that gaping hole. we need them both back since Flowers will be out.

Honestly Bates did a decent job last week, but if he is slowed by an injury we could be in trouble....We need Flowers for the SD game.

Chiefs Pantalones
12-02-2010, 03:13 PM
Hopefully Flowers and Lewis can play. We need them this game. Hopefully we can get to Orton or he's gonna have another field day.

Detoxing
12-02-2010, 03:17 PM
Hopefully Flowers and Lewis can play. We need them this game. Hopefully we can get to Orton or he's gonna have another field day.

Flowers needs to rest that hammy up for the Chargers game. If we beat SD, then Flowers needs to rest up some more for the playoffs.

Chiefs Pantalones
12-02-2010, 03:25 PM
Flowers needs to rest that hammy up for the Chargers game. If we beat SD, then Flowers needs to rest up some more for the playoffs.

We aren't in a position, depth wise, to let a player of Flowers' caliber rest against so-called "bad teams." We aren't that good where we can rest him for X team.

Detoxing
12-02-2010, 03:28 PM
We aren't in a position, depth wise, to let a player of Flowers' caliber rest against so-called "bad teams." We aren't that good where we can rest him for X team.

We can't rush Flowers onto the field against the Donks and risk him furhter aggravating that hammy. We can beat the Donks w/o Flowers. We can't beat the Chargers w/o Flowers.

And if he plays against SD, he's going to aggrivate that injury. Let him rest some more. If we beat SD, we can drop two games and still make the playoffs.

Cave Johnson
12-02-2010, 03:29 PM
We aren't in a position, depth wise, to let a player of Flowers' caliber rest against so-called "bad teams." We aren't that good where we can rest him for X team.

This.

Also, the upside is that Lewis didn't reinsure his hammy. Hopefully it's just a normal ankle sprain.

Shogun
12-02-2010, 03:42 PM
We absolutely need Lewis, I have taken a liking to how we play when hes on the field.

RustShack
12-02-2010, 03:55 PM
We can't rush Flowers onto the field against the Donks and risk him furhter aggravating that hammy. We can beat the Donks w/o Flowers. We can't beat the Chargers w/o Flowers.

And if he plays against SD, he's going to aggrivate that injury. Let him rest some more. If we beat SD, we can drop two games and still make the playoffs.

Lol

Fritz88
12-02-2010, 03:56 PM
Kyle Ortn will have fun if Lewis is not there.

beach tribe
12-02-2010, 05:01 PM
Lewis is looking like a GREAT, absolutely GREAT pick. To get a solid starting FS, whose ceiling seems be pretty high in the 5th round? Awesome.
Good Job Pioli.

Fish
12-02-2010, 05:17 PM
I think Lewis was definitely the best value pick in the draft. The way he handles himself out there, and how he communicates before the ball is snapped is really impressive. He looks way too confident out there for a rookie 5th rounder. I think the guy is really smart. I've seen him call out to his teammates a few times, and be pointing or yelling, and they'll blow up the play. I'm really excited at the prospect of him and Berry playing together for a year or 2.

KChiefs1
12-02-2010, 05:45 PM
I never knew Lewis would be that vital to the Chiefs.

Mr. Laz
12-02-2010, 06:12 PM
wow ... some serious Lewis love for a guys who is not even good enough to push McGraw out of the starting lineup. Only an injury did that.

Daru
12-02-2010, 06:16 PM
I feel full of good emotion when seeing McCluster in the field. He will be a great weapon for us.

petegz28
12-02-2010, 08:16 PM
“I think it’s a great accomplishment for this offense and also for this team,” Cassel said. “Football is such a team sport and it’s such a collective effort week-in and week-out. To accomplish the things that we have accomplished – I couldn’t have done any of this without the receivers, running backs and linemen.”


Classy. Glad to see him hand the props out to his supporting cast.

KCtotheSB
12-02-2010, 08:20 PM
So, is this going to be a trend with Lewis throughout his career? Was he this injury prone at Ole Miss?

Chiefnj2
12-02-2010, 08:24 PM
So, is this going to be a trend with Lewis throughout his career? Was he this injury prone at Ole Miss?

IIRC, he had a serious shoulder injury early in college. I don't think he has a history of ankle injuries.

TrickyNicky
12-02-2010, 08:38 PM
I'm assuming that Albert is back in the starting lineup?

-King-
12-02-2010, 09:11 PM
wow ... some serious Lewis love for a guys who is not even good enough to push McGraw out of the starting lineup. Only an injury did that.
:spock: Are you basing the starting lineup off of the official Chiefs depth chart?

T-post Tom
12-02-2010, 10:06 PM
What the Chiefs' defense really needs on Sunday is for Romeo to dial up some fresh blitzes that knock Orton's dick in the dirt.

Frankie
12-02-2010, 10:27 PM
Hopefully Flowers and Lewis can play. We need them this game. Hopefully we can get to Orton or he's gonna have another field day.

Page? Oh, wait....

KCFTW
12-02-2010, 10:46 PM
We better plan on scoring every possession.

Rudy lost the toss
12-02-2010, 11:12 PM
We're 1-3 without Lewis. Crazy

zonachief
12-02-2010, 11:25 PM
If I recall correctly lewis was making the defensive
calls during the mnf game against sandy eggo. Think dj is makin em now.
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Rudy lost the toss
12-02-2010, 11:35 PM
Also, as long as Carr is playing, we all know where Orton is going with the football

Fish
12-02-2010, 11:38 PM
wow ... some serious Lewis love for a guys who is not even good enough to push McGraw out of the starting lineup. Only an injury did that.

Huh?

Lewis has started 7 of 11 games. Including 3 of the first 4. And he played plenty in the first game. I'm pretty sure that his own injury is the only reason he hasn't started even more. What are you watching?

-King-
12-03-2010, 07:36 AM
Huh?

Lewis has started 7 of 11 games. Including 3 of the first 4. And he played plenty in the first game. I'm pretty sure that his own injury is the only reason he hasn't started even more. What are you watching?

He doesn't watch the games. He just looks at the depth chart(which hasn't been updated since week 1) to form his dumbass opinions
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Chiefnj2
12-03-2010, 08:02 AM
If I recall correctly lewis was making the defensive
calls during the mnf game against sandy eggo. Think dj is makin em now.
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Look for the helmet with the green dot.

I'd be amazed if a rookie was allowed to call plays during the first game of the year - no way.

beach tribe
12-03-2010, 08:14 AM
Belcher did, and I believe still does have the radio helmet.

BCD
12-03-2010, 08:21 AM
Also, as long as Carr is playing, we all know where Orton is going with the footballYeah, yeah Carr sucks...:rolleyes:

BCD
12-03-2010, 08:24 AM
I wouldnt mind seeing Crennel blitz Orton early. They need to disrupt their timing.

milkman
12-03-2010, 08:33 AM
This.

Also, the upside is that Lewis didn't reinsure his hammy. Hopefully it's just a normal ankle sprain.

Damn, I bet the insurance company wasn't happy when he didn't reinsure.

:D

milkman
12-03-2010, 08:35 AM
He doesn't watch the games. He just looks at the depth chart(which hasn't been updated since week 1) to form his dumbass opinions
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That's just Laz being Laz.

baitism
12-03-2010, 12:02 PM
Yeah, Carr sucks

FYP

talastan
12-03-2010, 12:06 PM
Per Arrowhead Pride: Nick Wright is reporting that Flowers is out for Sunday.....No word on Lewis as of yet.

Inspector
12-03-2010, 12:52 PM
What the Chiefs' defense really needs on Sunday is for Romeo to dial up some fresh blitzes that knock Orton's dick in the dirt.

He won't be able to do that. The man has no dick. Knowmo found that out when he was trying to blow him.

I'm just the messenger.

Mr. Laz
12-03-2010, 01:01 PM
He doesn't watch the games. He just looks at the depth chart(which hasn't been updated since week 1) to form his dumbass opinions
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oh suck my dick you horse felching bastard

i have watched every snap of every game(at least once)

Jon McGraw was the guy with the chiefs working Lewis into the game for experience between injuries. It was only after McGraw got hurt that Lewis went full time.

so go fuck yourself with a giant stick

Rudy lost the toss
12-03-2010, 01:16 PM
Yeah, yeah Carr sucks...:rolleyes:

I usually like carr....just not against the Broncos.

Fish
12-03-2010, 01:21 PM
oh suck my dick you horse felching bastard

i have watched every snap of every game(at least once)

Jon McGraw was the guy with the chiefs working Lewis into the game for experience between injuries. It was only after McGraw got hurt that Lewis went full time.

so go fuck yourself with a giant stick

Come on man. Lewis has started twice as many games as McGraw, and it's not because of McGraw's injury. McGraw got the start the first game of the year, but Lewis was in on the first defensive series. After that first game, Lewis started the next 3 games in a row. And McGraw was healthy and played in 2 of them, yet Lewis still started. Then Lewis got hurt, which is the only reason McGraw went back to starting. Once Lewis was healthy, he was immediately made the starter again. And everyone can see that the defensive play has been much better with Lewis in there.

Not sure why you're arguing this. Lewis clearly makes the defense better.

-King-
12-03-2010, 01:32 PM
oh suck my dick you horse felching bastard

i have watched every snap of every game(at least once)

Jon McGraw was the guy with the chiefs working Lewis into the game for experience between injuries. It was only after McGraw got hurt that Lewis went full time.

so go fuck yourself with a giant stick

Jamaal Charles only got in after LJ went on a homophobe rant on twitter. He sucks rabble rabble rabble.

talastan
12-03-2010, 02:24 PM
http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2010/12/3/1853575/brandon-flowers-questionable-for-chiefs-jackie-bates-is-out

The Kansas City Chiefs are preparing to play the Denver Broncos this weekend and it looks like they'll be at least one man down when they do.

Via Josh Looney of KCChiefs.com, Chiefs have ruled out CB Jackie Bates for Sunday's game. He injured his knee last week against the Seattle Seahawks and earlier this week the Chiefs signed CB Mike Richardson suggesting Bates may not be able to go. That will be the case this weekend.

That's not the only area of concern in the secondary. The Chiefs ruled CB Brandon Flowers (hamstring) questionable for Sunday's game. Nick Wright of 610 Sports reported on Friday that Flowers is not expected to play. This is frustrating because the last time KC played Denver they were torched in the secondary and were also missing two players (Jon McGraw and Kendrick Lewis).

That's the end of the bad news on the injury report. Here's the good news:

S Kendrick Lewis is listed as probable after he joined the injury report on Thursday with an ankle injury. As it's been noted, KC is 7-1 with Lewis and 0-3 without him. G Ryan Lilja is also listed as probable. Last week he was listed as questionable and did play so it looks whatever ails him is healing up. Finally, S Jon McGraw is making his return after a three-week absence. McGraw had a head injury and is probable to play.
Notable names not on the injury report this week: WR Dexter McCluster and LT Branden Albert. We'll see them on Sunday.

Good to see these guys are more than likely good to go! :thumb:

JASONSAUTO
12-03-2010, 03:03 PM
Lewis clearly makes the defense better.

he does. for sure.

i just hope he wraps up better as he gains experience. early on he wiffed on some hits and didnt look like he had a clue what to do to get someone on the ground

zonachief
12-03-2010, 06:54 PM
Look for the helmet with the green dot.

I'd be amazed if a rookie was allowed to call plays during the first game of the year - no way.

I saw Romeo giving hand signals to Lewis during the Monday night game. Maybe the comm system was down for a sec.

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