Tyler Palko to Start Sunday…wait…what!?

All indication are that the Chiefs will stick with TP the TO Machine for at least another week.  Orton says he's ready.  Even if Orton only knows half the playbook, so long as he can remember that he no longer plays for the Bears, he should be starting. KC Star: Palko and Orton split practice snaps

Chiefs Daily Links (11-29-11)

Todd Haley: "So I was talking to Kurt Warner the other night..." Kansas City Star Video   KC Star:  Who will start at quarterback for the Chiefs this Sunday? KC Star: Chiefs Release OT Gaither Arrowhead Pride: Chiefs promote OT David Mims from practice squad

Chiefs Grades vs. Steelers – November 27th

Coaching B The Chiefs defense is on its way to becoming dominating.  Since week 2, our defense is giving up less than 20 points a game. All the more impressive considering how inept our offense has been, which translates to the defense being on the field a ton and having to deal with defending short fields all season.  Credit to Romeo Crennel who’s defense appears to be improving every week.  The offensive gameplan was solid, but 4 turnovers by the quarterback will never lead to a lot of points.  This loss was not on the coaching this week.  This team appeared prepared and motivated.  The failure was execution on the field.   Tyler Palko F Did this Pitt graduate and Pittsburgh native secretly want the Steelers to win?  With how bad some of those interceptions were, maybe he thought he was wearing black and gold.

Chiefs Updates – November 25th

- Orton joined the Chiefs' practice today, but will likely be 3rd string for the game Sunday night.    Orton joins Chiefs for practice - Haley tells Pittsburgh media that he likes his men to be like his beard - burly.  Haley likes Pennsylvania players  - Get ready P&L, Westport, The Plaza, and Funky Town...Kyle Orton's here:                                                

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs Links 11-17-11

KC Star: Chiefs' Stanzi A Step Closer To Taking The Field As A Rookie QB "We have to get Tyler Palko ready to go," Haley said. "That's the same issue we had with Matt. We still have to give the No. 2 a couple of snaps in each period to make sure that we're at least giving him a chance to not only see the game plan but feel it a little bit. We'll stay kind of status quo that way." In New England on Monday night, Stanzi will be more than just a sideline bystander. "My role has kind of been amped up and I have to respond to that," he said. "When you're inactive, there's no chance of playing. Now there is. That's a different responsibility altogether, a different mentality."   Washington Post: Chiefs Take Patchwork Offense On The Road For Monday Night Game Vs Patriots The Kansas City Chiefs will lean on a journeyman quarterback, a running back who's spent most of his career on special teams and a tight end who has a hard time catching when the play at New England on [Read more...]

Chiefs Grades – November 13th vs Broncos

  Well, the word is getting out.  Blitz the Chiefs and the game is over.  Miami did it last week and Denver picked up right where the Dolphins left off.  The Chiefs seemingly have no answer for it and I don’t think one is coming soon.  The O-line isn’t good enough to pick it up and Matt Cassel can’t make reads quick enough to make defenses pay for blitzing.  That game was embarrassing. Coaching F Tim Tebow – 2/8 passsing, 69 yards.  How does the opposing QB have a stat line like that and walk off your field with a win. They had all week to prepare for a high-school playbook yet somehow still allowed 4.9 ypc to the Broncos.  There is a reason that the option does not show up in the NFL, the defenses are too fast and too strong.  Except for the Chiefs defense I guess.  With that said the D got enough stops for us to win.  The other side of the ball was just awful for the Chiefs.  This is not a great Broncos defense.  They blitzed and blitzed and blitzed and the Chiefs never [Read more...]

Chiefs have a 14.7% chance to win the West

Even after the Chiefs defeated the Chargers on Monday night creating a 3-way tie in the division, most football experts still see the Chargers in the driver's seat of the AFC West, this includes ESPN's super duper computers.  Bill Williamson of ESPN crunched the numbers for his AFC West blog projecting the Chargers with 9.2 wins, Raiders 8.7, Chiefs 7.8, and Broncos 4.8.  This gives the Chargers a 50.7% chance to win the division and the Chiefs only a 14.7% chance to win it.  Not sure if the computer is taking Todd Haley's beard into account.   Here's the link to the article. The Charger's division to lose?    

Thank you Arrowhead and thank you Phyllis Rivers

Crowd, Rivers help Chiefs win fourth straight, grab first-place lead Never apologize for a victory. Ever. A win is a win. But the Chiefs really should thank Chargers quarterback Phyllis Rivers for the ball, and the game away -- a game that I was looking forward to more than any other Chiefs game in a long, long time -- Monday night at Arrowhead in the Chiefs 23-20 overtime win. And, wow was it one of the most memorable games in franchise history. From Rivers OMG moment, when he fumbled away a sure victory in one of the biggest choke jobs in NFL history, to him crying and whining around, yelling at his teammates, to him wording "worst day ever" in the waning moments of the Chiefs victory. Here is video of the fumble... It was a haunting Halloween for Rivers, who turned the ball over three times and continues to lead the NFL in turnovers. He has 11 interceptions and just 7 TD's on the season. He started the game 2-for-8 with two picks, but rallied San Diego from 10-0, [Read more...]

Derrick Johnson named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

For the second straight week, a Chiefs defensive player has earned Player of the Week Honors. Linebacker Derrick Johnson was all over the field Monday night in the Chiefs 23-20 overtime win over division rival San Diego, recording 16 tackles, one sack and an interception. It was Johnson's fourth career AFC Defensive Player of the Week Honor in his career. Last week teammate Brandon Flowers picked off two passes - the second a pick-6 TD to put the Raiders away for good in Oakland - to earn Defensive Player of the Week Honors. The Chiefs defense has forced 10 turnovers in the last two weeks -- 8 interception's (three by Flowers).