Andy Reid Shares Thoughts on Tamba Hali’s Milwaukee Brewers Custom Jersey  Return to Practice

Hali returned to practice Thursday afternoon

The Kansas City Chiefs announced that veteran outside linebacker Tamba Hali returned to practice Thursday afternoon.

Hali, who remains on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, has a 21-day window that he can practice before the team has to make a decision whether or not to add him to the 53-man roster. He can be added to the active roster at any point now.

“He did alright—knocking some rust off there,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said of what he saw from Hali at practice. “I’ll talk to (general manager) Brett [Veach Men’s Authentic Custom Milwaukee Brewers Road Gray Baseball Jersey Cheap ] about (when they mi Men’s Authentic Customized Milwaukee Brewers Stitched Home White Baseball Jersey ght bring him back), but he was literally just knocking the rust off.” 

Hali practiced with the team on Thursday and Friday a Customized Milwaukee Brewers Jersey fternoon—marking the first time he’s been on the field with his teammates since last year, although he has been around the facility working out on his own.

Hali ranks second in Chiefs’ franchise history with 89.5 career sacks, and his 157 games started ranks as eighth-most in franchise history.

“We’re taking it day by day and just seeing,” Reid, who also mentioned that Dee Ford will miss Sunday’s game with a back injury, added. “Let’s just see what happens and how it goes.”

The Chiefs face the  Men’s Authentic Customized Milwaukee Brewers Flex Base Alternate White Baseball Jersey Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Texas.

Chiefs vs. Cowboys: Game Milwaukee Brewers Custom Jersey  Preview

The Chiefs travel to Dallas this weekend for the first time since 2005

GAMETIME: 3:25 p.m. CT on Sunday, November 5

LOCATION: AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas  


HOW TO LISTEN: 101.1 The Fox

Fifty-four years ago, way back in 1963, the Dallas Texans of the American Football League packed its bags for Kansas City.

A lot has happened since, as the move ignited a series of events that led to the NFL-AFL merger and how we recognize professional football today.

Now known as the Kansas City Chiefs, the franchise will return to Dallas on Sunday with the intent of making some more history this season.

The Chiefs checked back into the win column last week, beating the Denver Broncos to take a commanding lead in the AFC West, and they’re searching for more as Kansas City faces Dallas for the first time in four years.

The Chiefs knocked off the Cowboys in An Men’s Authentic Custom Milwaukee Brewers Road Gray Baseball Jersey Cheap dy Reid’s first game at Arrowhead Stadium as Head Coach back in 2013, continuing a stretch of nine straight wins to begin his initial campaign in Kansas City.

Of course, Reid was familiar with Dallas as the Head Coach of the division-rival Philadelphia Eagles for 14 years prior to coming to town.

A lot has changed since that game, including much of Kansas City’s roster, and oddly enough, Dallas’ quarterback from that last matchup, Tony Romo, will be in the CBS booth calling the game on television.

Though one thing that hasn’t changed in that time is Reid’s dominance over the NFC East. The Chiefs are 6-0 against his old division since that first matchup, and he’ll be looking for a seventh win on Sunday as he Chiefs travel to Dallas for the first time since 2005.

Four players from Kansas City’s last trip to Dallas are still in the league: Chiefs punter Dustin Colquitt and linebacker Derrick Johnson and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and defensive back Terence Newman.

Amazingly, three of those players – Colquitt, Johnson and Witten – are st ill playing for thei Personalized Brewers Jersey r respective teams all these years later.

The 35-year-old Witten is still a focal point of the Cowboys’ offense, hauling in a team-leading 34 grabs for 314 yards and three touchdowns this season.

“Jason is one of those guys that just knows how to beat coverages,” said Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Bob Sutton. “He’s obviously played a lot of football, and he’s an expert at his craft. He understands the game so well and his quarterback has a lot of confidence in him. He’s one of the real exceptional tight ends that’s ever played.”

Getting him the ball is a player 11 years his junior in quarterback Dak Prescott, the reigning NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year.

Prescott took over for Romo last season and took the league by storm, throwing for 3,667 yards and 23 touchdowns to just four interceptions as Dallas won the NFC East with a 13-3 record.  

He’s been one of the league’s best once again this season, posting a 96.6 passer rating through seven games, and though it’s been a bit of a slower start for the Cowboys, they still own a 4-3 record at the season’s midpoint.

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Prescott has led the Cowboys to 28 or more points in five consecutive games, posting 73 combined points in the past two games alone, and has the benefit of handing the ball off to running back Ezekiel Elliott on Sunday.

There were questions surrounding Elliott’s eligibility to play this weekend, but he’ll be on the field after all, and is coming off a torrid three-week stretch of running the ball.  

The second-year tailback has rushed for 413 yards and four touch Custom Brewers Jersey downs in Dallas’ last three games, tallying 150 yards on the ground last week against the Redskins.

Simply put, the Cowboys have been tough to stop offensively, though it’s been a struggle on the other side of the ball.

Dallas has allowed 35 or more points three times this season and is surrendering a 94.6 passer rating to opponents, creating an opportune matchup for Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith and the third-highest scoring offense in the NFL.

Smith leads the NFL in passer rating (115.4) and yards per attempt (8.42), ranks second in yards (2,181) and third in completion percentage (69.1 percent) and passing touchdowns (16).

He’s still yet to throw his first interception of the year and is just four touchdown passes shy of the NFL record for consecutive scores without a pick.

In order to maintain that success offensively, Smith will need to keep his eye on the Cowboys’ pass rush, led by defensive end Demarcus Lawrence, whose 10.5 sacks lead the league, and defensive tackle David Irving.

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“(Lawrence) gets to the passer, it’s evident with his numbers,” said Chiefs Offensive Coordinator Matt Nagy. “To have double-digit sacks already is impressive. Then you throw in Irving, and he’s halfway there as well. They’re a force to be reckoned with.”

Dangerous as they are, the Chiefs are well versed in facing productive pass rushers.

Kansas City handled the Los Angeles Chargers’ tandem of Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram in Week 3, and didn’t allow a sack last week against Denver, which boasts one of the best defenses in all of football.  

If Smith can evade the pass rush and establish Kansas City’s offensive presence early, like the Chiefs did in each of those two examples, it could pay dividends as the game goes on.

Something else that could prove pivotal on Sunday, as it always does, is the ability to create turnovers.

The Chiefs took the ball away a season-high five times against Denver last week, and are 19-3 since the beginning of last season when forcing multiple turnovers.

Dallas isn’t terribly turnover prone, giving it away just eight ti Men’s Authentic Customized Milwaukee Brewers Flex Base Alternate White Baseball Jersey mes this season, but the Chiefs have made a living out of maximizing their opponents’ miscues while minimizing their own mistakes o Customized Milwaukee Brewers Jersey ver the past several seasons.

Kansas City will look to do just that this weekend as the Chiefs return to where it all began a half century ago. 


Chiefs vs. Cowboys: How to Watch and Li Milwaukee Brewers Custom Jersey sten

Don’t miss the Chiefs! Find out how to catch this week’s game

Game Date/Time

Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:25 p.m. CT on CBS (KCTV5 Local)


AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.


High: 87°

Low: 65°

Series History

• Kansas City is 4-6 all-time versus Dallas, with a 3-2 record in Kansas City and a 1-4 record in Dallas.

• In the last meeting between clubs on Sept. 15, 2013, Kansas City defeated Dallas 17-16 at Arrowhead Stadium off of two Alex Smith touchdown passes.

• Head Coach Andy Reid will face the Cowboys for the 30th time on Sunday. He is 18-12 in regular season and postseason play against Dallas.

• This is the first meeting between the two clubs in Dallas since 2005, and the first time the Chiefs have played in AT&T Stadium.

TV Coverage

CBS (KCTV5 Local)

Play-by-Play: Jim Nantz

Analyst: Tony Romo

Sideline: Tracy Wolfson

Sideline: Jay Feely


Chiefs Spanish Radio – KCTO 1160AM Tico Sports (100.5 FM)

Play-by-Play: Enrique Morales

Color: Oscar Monterroso

Sideline: Leo Prieto

Chiefs FOX Football Radio Network – KCFX (101.1 FM)

Play-by-Play: Mitch Holthus

Color Analyst: Kendall Gammon

Sideline: Dani Welniak

Chiefs Radio Postgame Show

KCFX (101.1 FM)

KCFX Hosts: Art Hains, Dan Israel and Len Dawson


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Chiefs Fall to Cowboys,  Milwaukee Brewers Custom Jersey 28-17

Kansas City led in the third quarter, but the Cowboys pulled away late

The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the Dallas Cowboys, 28-17, on Sunday at AT&T Stadium to move to 6-3 on the year.

Chiefs’ quarterback Alex Smith Men’s Authentic Customized Milwaukee Brewers Flex Base Alternate White Baseball Jersey  found tight end Travis Kelce for a go-ahead touchdown midway through the third quarter, but Dallas responded with a pair of unanswered touchdowns to pull away late.

Smith completed 25 of 34 passes for 263 yards and two touchdowns on the afternoon, including a 57-ya rd strike to wide receiver Tyreek Hill with just t Personalized Brewers Jersey wo seconds remaining in the first half.

It was Kansas City’s seventh game this season with a touchdown of at least 50-plus yards.

Smith threw h Custom Brewers Jersey is first interception of the season late in the fourth quarter, snapping his streak of 298 pass attempts without a pick dating back to last season. He’s one of just three players to ever toss 18-plus touchdowns before throwing an interception to begin a season.

The Chiefs will enjoy their bye week before traveling to New York on Nov. 19 to take on the Giants Men’s Authentic Custom Milwaukee Brewers Road Gray Baseball Jersey Cheap .

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All the inactives in the Chiefs Week 9 matchup against the Cowboys


QB – Tyler Bray

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LB – Ramik Wilson

LB – Dee Ford

OL – Jordan Devey

OL – Parker Ehinger

DL – Jarvis Jenkins


K – Dan Bailey

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LB – Justin Durant

T – Byron Bell

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Snap Custom Ravens Jersey  Counts: How Much Did Tamba Hali Play in His Season Debut?

Hali and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif returned to the field on Sunday

Defensive Notes

Linebacker Tamba Hali played 23 snaps (34 percent) in his season debut on Sunday, recording one tackle.

Safety Ron Parker was on the field for all 67 defensive snaps, tallying four tackles and a pass defensed. The seventh-year defensive back has played every snap on defense for Kansas City this season, the only Chief to do so.

Linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis played a season-high 58 percent of Kansas City’s defensive snaps on Sunday (39), recording a team-high six tackles (5.0 solo) and a tackle for loss. His five solo tackles were a career-high.

Offensive Notes

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Tight end Travis Kelce recorded 54 snaps (95 percent), catching seven passes for 73 yards and a touchdown. It w Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey as his fifth score of the season, matching a single-season career-high (2014, ’15).

Offensive guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif started and played every snap on Sunday after missing the past four games with a knee injury.

Chiefs v Custom Ravens Jersey s. Cowboys: 10 Observations

Here are some things that stood out Sunday afternoon

The Kansas City Chiefs (6-3) fell to the Dallas Cowboys (5-3) by a score of 28-17 Sunday afternoon at AT&am Men’s Nike Custom Baltimore Ravens Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey p;T Stadium in Texas.

Here are 10 observations from the game:

1. Dak Prescott and Terrance Williams made plays

With so much talk about the Chiefs’ rush defense going up against the Cowboys’ running game with Ezekiel Elliott and one of the best offensive lines in football, the results weren’t actually what many had imagined.

The Chiefs did an adequate job against Elliott—holding him to an average of just 3.4 yards-per-carry. He finish Personalized Ravens Jersey ed with 27 carries for 93 yards and a touchdown.

But it was Cowboys’ quarterback Dak Prescott and receiver Terrance Williams who were the difference Sunday afternoon.

Prescott finished 21 of 33 for 249 yards and two touchdowns, while Williams was the beneficiary of many of those passes—hauling in nine receptions for 141 yards. He caught every pass thrown his direction.

On each of the Cowboys key touchdown drives, Williams was the one who found himself open for a chunk play.

2. Core stats unsurprisingly lean towards the Cowboys

Most games can be broken down to a few key stats—turnovers, third downs and red zone efficiency.

On Sunday, the Cowboys were better in each of those areas.

The Chiefs turned it over once with Alex Smith’s first interception of the season—a fourth-down pass in the fourth quarter that was thrown across the middle and picked off by safety Jeff Heath. It was the first interception of Heath’s career.

And the Cowboys didn’t turn it over at all. They move to 4-0 on the season when they don’t turn it over.

As far as third downs, the Chiefs converted 4 of 11 (36 percent), while the Cowboys converted 7 of 12 (58 percent).

In the red zone, the Chiefs scored touchdowns on one of their two trips (50 percent), while the Cowboys found the end zone on all four of their trips inside the red zone (100 percent).

There were a lot of individual plays that could have swung this game in a number of directions, but these core stats usually tell the story, and they did Sunday.

3. Tamba Hali and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif made their return to the field

Hali, who had been on the PUP list all year, was activated to the 53-man roster Saturday afternoon, and he made an impact early in the game.

Hali made a play in run support as soon as he came on the field, and it didn’t take long before he made an impact in the pass rush department either.

Going up against the Cowboys’ Tyron Smith, who is one of the best left tackles in all of football, Hali forced a holding call on him as he nearly got to Prescott on a first-and-10 play in the first quarter.

Hali finished the game with one tackle.

Duvernay-Tardif returned after missing the past four games with a knee injury.

4. Cowboys got on the board first

After a couple of early offensive drives fr Women’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Personalized Elite Team Color Purple Football Jersey om each team that didn’t go anywhere, the Cowboys struck first on a six-yard touchdown pass from Prescott to Cole Beasley.

The touchdown capped off a seven-play, 61-yard drive that took just under four minutes at the end of the first quarter.

The big play on the drive was a 27-yard hookup on second-and-15 between Prescott and receiver Terrance Williams, who caught the short pass out to the left and made a move back to the inside as cornerback Kenneth Acker lost his footing. Most of the yards on the play came after the catch. Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey 

Prescott hit Beasley on the slant for the touchdown on the very next play.

5. Chiefs get an early field goal

Midway through the second quarter and on the Chiefs’ fourth offensive drive, they went 44 yards on 10 plays and capped it off with a 38-yard field goal from Harrison Butker.

It was Butker’s 19th-consecutive made field goal, which leaves him just three shy of the franchise record.

On the drive, Kareem Hunt had a big 11-yard reception, but the biggest play of the drive may have come from second-year receiver Demarcus Robinson, who make a fantastic catch on a 10-yard play along the Chiefs’ sideline.  

Robinson completely stretched out for the  catch and it put the Chiefs within field goal range.

6. Chunk plays lead to late first-half touchdown for Cowboys

The Cowboys were able to extend their lead late in the first half on a seven-play, 82-yard drive that took only 1:31 off the clock. The drive culminated with a 10-yard touchdown run on a Prescott scramble off the right side.

At one point on the drive, the Chiefs had forced the Cowboys into a third-and-15 from their own 13-yard line, but Prescott hit receiver Dez Bryant across the middle for a gain of 21 yards.

On the next play, Prescott found Williams open deep down the right sideline for a gain of 56 yards.

Two plays later on third-and-goal, Prescott barely got away from defensive lineman Allen Bailey and raced 10 yards to the end zone.

7. Tyreek Hill scores on a play you don’t see very often

Trailing 14-3 l Men’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Customized Elite Alternate Black Football Jersey ate in the first half following the Prescott touchdown run, the Chiefs got the ball back with just 13 seconds left in the first half.

On the first play, Smith hit running back Charcandrick West for a gain of 11 yards—setting up a final play with just two seconds remaining and 57 yards left to the end zone. West actually did a pretty smart thing by getting out of bounds with time left on the clock, even though he may have been able to pick up a few more yards by cutting back to the inside.

With just three defensive linemen rushing the passer and most of the Cowboys defenders standing 40 yards down the field to protect the goal line, Smith hit Tyreek Hill on a pass across the middle and he had a couple of blockers in front of him.

It was obviously a designed play to give Hill the ball in space with some help, and after a couple of nice moves and a burst of quickness unmatched in the NFL, Hill found a crease into the end zone for the 57-yard score. It was exactly the kind of play the Chiefs needed to get back into the game.

It’s also the seventh game this season in which the Chiefs have had a touchdown of 50-plus yards.

8. Chiefs open up second half with nice touchdown drive, but a better celebration

The Chiefs went 62 yards on nine plays in just under six minutes to grab the lead early in the second half. To cap the drive, Smith hit Kelce for a two-yard score on third-and-goal, which gave the Chiefs a 17-14 lead.

Kelce had created a little separation in the front corner of the end zone and Smith got it to him on time, but it’s what transpired after the play—even as important as the play was in the game—is what will be remembered.

The touchdown celebration consisted of Kelce, Hill and Robinson pretending to do a potato sack race.

It was as glorious as it sounds.

9. Cowboys’ fourth-quarter drive gives them two-possession lead

The Cowboys responded to the Chiefs grabbing a second-half lead with a couple of long touchdown drives, including a 13-play, 87-yard drive that culminated with a seven-yard pass from Prescott to Cole Beasley, who took it in the flat and raced to the front pylon for the touchdown.

The score gave the Cowboys a two-possession lead with less than nine minutes remaining in the game. It was the drive that followed up a 12-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a two-yard Ezekiel Elliott touchdown run.

On the drive, it was Cowboys Williams who made a couple of big catches, grabbing gains of 10 and 11 yards, respectively.

10. Allen Bailey left early with an injury

Late in the third quarter, the Chiefs lost defensive lineman Allen Bailey to a knee injury.

Bailey had one tackle in the game, but was a part of the group that had held Cowboys’ All-Pro running back Ezekiel Elliott to less than four yards-per-carry before he left the game.

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Andy Reid, Brad Childress, Eric Bieniemy, Greg Lewis and Al Harris spoke to the media on Monday


Opening Statement: “As far as injuries go, I really don’t have anything for you right now. (Allen) Bailey will be checked out today and see how he is. I had a chance to go back through the tape, little bit of what I mentioned yesterday after the game, I thought we were up and down. The defense I thought started real well, the offense didn’t. The second half, the offense picked it up and the defense had a couple drives there, a couple plays and one call in particular that I thought was probably not the right call. We all have our good days and bad days, but the play with (Steven) Nelson, I thought Nelson had the right away with that and was called for pass interference. It ended up being a big play in that drive and didn’t allow us to get off the field and back on and go when we had a little bit of momentum. All in all we’ll go back and we’ll look at it during the bye here and evaluate it and see what needs tweaked here and there. It’ll be good for players to get away, I gave them this week off. Step back, get away, heal up a little bit. Had a pretty good schedule up to this point and really have maximized them. The effort has been there and now just got to step back here and give them that opportunity to do that. The coaches will work and take a couple days off to then get back on it and get ready for New York.”

Q: What gives you confidence that the flashes we’ve seen on both sides of the ball is something you eventually can be consistent with?

REID: “You’re seeing that when you see it that way, I’ve seen it before the last couple games here where both sides were playing well at the same time. When we do that we’re a tough team to stop. We’ve got to continue to do that. If you get beat on a play it doesn’t matter what side of the ball you’re on or special teams, it doesn’t matter, you step back up and you challenge again. That’s what you do. We’ve got to get back to doing that better, both sides of the ball. That’s my responsibility, that we do that.”

Q: Of all the positions, is offensive line the one you can heal up on the most?

REID: “I think it’s everywhere. It’s good to get Larry (Laurent Duvernay-Tardif) back in the mix. I think he’ll be the first one to tell you he was a little rusty early, but he worked through that. Tamba (Hali), getting him back in, I thought his energy was great but again there’s no easy way of incorporating someone into a game. They can practice and do that, but where you’re at now in the season when you’re required to take the pads off and go by the rules then it’s hard to get that same intensity level. So getting those guys back in and playing, (Steven) Nelson is just getting back in the swing of things. He’s been playing the nickel position, he was playing a little bit of corner, but being able to put him back in where he has a little bigger role out there. These are all things I look forward to as we get back together and putting on the final stretch here in the season. I know what kind of talent we have. I’m confident of that. I need to make sure offensively, defensively and on special teams that we’re all doing the right things and we’re doing our part from a coaching standpoint, we’re giving our players the best opportunity to make plays. Honestly I didn’t do that as well as it should’ve been done yesterday.”

Q: Running game hasn’t been the same the last month – what kind of role did injuries play in that and how did that hurt the cohesion of the unit at the time of certain runs?

REID: “Yesterday we didn’t run near as well as we should’ve. They were doing some things to try to stop that. Even with that you should still be effective. You can’t go backwards running the football. That’s not the situation you want to be in. I’ve got to make sure I’m designing things the right way, giving guys the opportunity. We’ve got to go out and we’ve got to function. We’ve got to run those individual battles out there and w Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey e’re not getting that part done.”

Q: You tal Personalized Ravens Jersey ked after the game about the lack of energy in yesterday’s game – what did you see that led you to think that?

REID: “It was up and down. I thought we started off with good energy, both sides. It didn’t work as well offensively. And then we weren’t able to sustain long enough drives, keeping the defense on the field too long. That hurts you as the game goes on. We can do a better job of that.”

Q: On being ranked 30th in yards per play in the NFL defensively right now.

REID: “One thing I mentioned yesterday was the third downs on both sides of the ball. Third downs we didn’t get off the field. From a defensive standpo Men’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Customized Elite Alternate Black Football Jersey int we’ve got to be able to do that, we’re better than that. Again, you go back and you look at it. We’re putting the guys in the right position to make plays on the ball and are you making the play. We all take responsibility for that and get that straightened out. We shouldn’t be obviously 30th in the league in that. We’re better than that. This time we’ll try to use wisely to get that stuff corrected.”

Q: What are some of the factors that go into deciding how many snaps Kareem (Hunt) is going to get?

REID: “We do certain things with certain backs and other things with the other backs. We kind of mix and match it. We’re not on a number count, that’s not what we do. Kareem (Hunt) is our primary guy. When you’re a good player, you’re playing, that’s how it works. Then given an opportunity you make the best of it and you roll with it.”

Q: How is (Kareem Hunt) physically holding up as a rookie?

REID: “I think he’s good. We try to keep an eye on that. Do our job there.”

Q: What’s your evaluation of the team’s overall tackling?

REID: “I’d tell you secondary wise I think we’ve actually done decent with it. Linebackers have been decent downfield. I think our open field tackling right now is better than what we’re actually doing, we’ve got to do better at that. That’s something we can go back on and work on. We can do a better job in that area.”

Q: How about Marcus (Peters) specifically?

REID: “Marcus has done some good things. I’m sure there are some he’d like to have back.” 


Q: Kareem Hunt played about 53% of the snaps in the game yesterday. What are some of the factors that go into deciding how you rotate those running backs?

CHILDRESS: “Some have to do with protection. Some have to do with freshness between him and Charcandrick (West). Some guys take a better look at plays than others. They’ve all got their little niche that we try to fit them into.”

Q: What’s been your evaluation of the offense through the first nine games of the season?

CHILDRESS: “I think we’ve sluffed off here a little bit in the last couple of weeks. We have really kind of lacked something that we had early on. When you have a bye week you go back and reassess. We’re a little bit past the halfway point and you’re able to kind of sit back and look at yourself the way somebody else is looking at you.”

Q: For Mitch Morse and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif to get back in there, how important is it for them to get healthy and get back in the swing of things?

CHILDRESS: “It’s great. Those are our starters so there’s no downside to that. It’s just a matter of getting back, getting those turns, getting those reps, regaining that symmetry that front five has to work with to play and play good.”


Q: Kareem Hunt’s effectiveness is obviously not what it was earlier in the season and there’s a million reasons for that. What’s his responsibility in that?

BIENIEMY: “We always have to focus on the little things that can help us to be better. That’s always a challenge for any of our guys, but primarily in our room we always talk about focusing on the details. What can I do better to help us be a better team? That’s the challenge that we take each and every day. There’s a lot of little things. It’s detailing on footwork. It’s detailing everything in the pass game. So when I talk about detail there’s always Men’s Nike Custom Baltimore Ravens Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey  these little aspects of our game that we can correct. I don’t want to go into detail and put everything out there so teams can start focusing on that, but those are inner things that we need to concentrate on.”

Q: What about Charcandrick’s West’s skills makes him such a good fit for the passing game?

BIENIEMY: “He’s a fighter. He does a great job in picking up blitzes. He does a great job of handling the pass routes out in the flats. He does a great job of just being an all-around football player for us. At the end of the day he does a great job of fighting. Then when it’s all said and done, you just trust the little things that he’s going to do to help us and drag us up across the finish line when needed.”

Q: Has  the league adjusted to Kareem?

BIENIEMY: “It’s not so much that teams have adjusted to him. This is the NFL, each and every week you’re going to be presented with a different challenge. The Dallas Cowboys played pretty good defense yesterday. They did a great job of shutting us down. At the end of the day it’s not about what they do it’s how well we do a better job of executing our skills and coming out and doing the little things that are going to help us to be better. That’s one thing that we have to do. We have to make sure that we’re taking a look from within and make sure that we’re doing everything possible to help us to find a way to drag ourselves across the finish line on the right end of it.”


Q: You guys have had your share of injuries with the receivers, how has Demarcus Robinson and the other guys done stepping in?

LEWIS: “All the guys have done a tremendous job of understanding the offense and what we are asking them to do and going out and executing at a high level. They haven’t blinked an eye. More opportunities came and they have answered the call with what we have asked them to do.”

Q: Are you good with Demarcus’s blocking?

LEWIS: “I am excited about it. It is something that we emphasize as a staff and I emphasize as a coach to the group, that we turn those five yard runs into 15 to 20 to touchdown type of runs. We take pride in going and covering guys up each and every play. Does it happen every play? No, it doesn’t. But we are giving great effort and we are trying to do what is asked of us as receivers.”

Q: Can you talk about that play at the end of the half and the blocking?

LEWIS: “The big thing about blocking is you don’t need the knock out blocks. Those are the ones that you see on ESPN and all that different highlight film. But if you are pushing and pestering and covering a guy up, that gives guys who have the ball in their hand, the playmakers we have, opportunities to get open and squeak through holes and to get into the end zone. And that is what happened on that play. But Demarcus wasn’t the only guy. Kelce was down there and Demetrius was down there doing a good job of just covering guys up and then it is up to the runner to find that crease.”


Q: Where do you think you are at as a secondary?

HARRIS: “Play has been up and down. That is a part of this league. Obviously, we have to get better and make more plays and prevent the big play from happening. The bye week is coming in at a good time. We can go back and self-evaluate and see where we need to correct things.”

Q: What led to the decision to go with Kenneth Acker over Terrance Mitchell?

HARRIS: “Last year, we started four different right cornerbacks. It is a constant evaluation on our side of the ball and just our football team in general. There wasn’t a glaring thing to say, ‘OK, Terrance is being benched,’ because that wasn’t the case. We are just trying to find the right combination of players on the field in the secondary. Those guys have to be on the same page. There can’t be a weak link. Not that Terrance was a weak link, I am not saying that, but we just need to find the best combination of guys.”

Q: What did you see in Acker that you liked?

HARRIS: “One thing about Acker, I can put him at corner, I can put him at nickel, I can put him at safety. He is versatile. So we are just trying to find the right pieces.”

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Reid spoke to the media following the Chiefs’ 28-17 loss to the Cowboys Sunday afternoon

The Kansas City Chiefs head into the bye week with a 6-3 record after falling to the Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon at AT&T Stadium in Texas by a score of 28-17.

The Chiefs, who still have a two-game lead in the AFC West, have dropped three of their last four games—capping off one of the league’s most difficult schedules through the first nine weeks of the season.

That said, Chiefs coach Andy Reid noted that they have to improve moving forward.

“We’ve got to go back and figure some things out, here, and do a better job, obviously,” Reid explained. “We’ll do that. I thought as the game went on, third downs on either side, offensively and defensively, were not good. We got some penalties on offense that we normally don’t have. We’ve got to get to the bottom of that.

“You’re having things going your way and then you’re taking steps back—you can’t do th at, either.”

The Chiefs briefly took a lead early in the second half after they opened up with a nine-play., 62-yard touchdown drive that took just Men’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Customized Elite Alternate Black Football Jersey  under six minutes off the clock. That drive followed up Tyreek Hill’s improbable 57-yard touchdown to close out the first half.

Within six minutes of game clock, the Chiefs went from trailing 14-3, to leading 17-15, and feeling pretty good.

But the Cowboys responded with a c Personalized Ravens Jersey ouple of long touchdown drives to take and ultimately keep the lead.

“We’ve all got a piece of it but it definitely starts with me on this,” Reid added. “We didn’t have a lot of energy. There were a couple of good things in there. Tyreek did a nice job with the catch before half and the middle screen. But we’re going to take a step back, here, and get some rest during this bye week and we’re going to regain our thoughts and evaluate ourselves and go forward.”

Quarterback Alex Smith, who finished 24 of 35 for 263 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, spoke after the game about the stretch of games the Chiefs just finished heading into the bye week.

“A bunch of physical games, physical teams, good football teams that we’ve been playing back-to-back-to-back,” Smith said. “For us, we’re kind of just past the midway point, not a bad spot to catch our breath a little bit. We’ve had a couple of these short weeks on the road against a really good football team. Those are kind of the excuses that everybody has to deal with those things. That’s a good football team.

“I think we were right back in it when we came out in third quarter. If just a couple of those possessions go differently, it really could have been a different ball game. Certainly, they made the plays that were there.”

The Chiefs will return after the bye week to go on the road to take on the New York Giants (1-7).

Overall, the Chiefs will play one team with a winning record over the final seven games of the regular season, and that’s the Buffalo Bills (5-3) on Sunday, November 26 at Arrowhead Stadium.

But if we’ve learned anything over the course of the first half of the NFL season, it’s that things can change quickly and all the injuries to superstars across the league can change the complexion of a playoff race quickly.

It’s really a week-by-week thing, and the Chiefs have proven under Reid over t Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey he past five years to be able to turn the page quickly and get things moving in the right direction.

The Chiefs are 12-2 in the fina Custom Ravens Jersey l seven games of each of the last two seasons.  

“Families go through things,” running back Charcandrick West added. “I feel like we are going to take some time off, get away, and come back to get this thing on track.”

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A few of the Chiefs’ assistant coaches spoke with the media on Monday

As the Kansas City Chiefs get set to enter the bye week, a handful of assistant coaches were made available to the local media Monday afternoon.

The coaches who spoke are assistant head coa Men’s Nike Custom Baltimore Ravens Elite Away White NFL Football Jersey ch Brad Childress, running backs coach Eric Bieniemy, cornerbacks coach Al Harris, and receivers coach Greg Lewis.

Here are a few of the top takeaways from those interviews:
Bieniemy was asked how rookie running back Kareem Hunt, who leads the league with 800 yards rushing and is a candidate for Rookie of the Year, stays level-headed. He laughed as he answered the question.

“You know what? That’s Anthony Sherman’s job,” Bieniemy laughed. “[Sherman] does a great job. He reminds him every day that he’s a rookie and he does a great job of reminding him of that. The kid is doing a great job, I cannot complain, he’s very professional. He’s very humble and he’s very mature in how he handles everything, but he also has a great deal of respect for the guys.”

For anyone who has ever spent Personalized Ravens Jersey  time around Sherman, this makes complete sense. He loves that role.

Childress was asked about reports from around the league that different teams are taking the Chiefs’ offensive concepts and using them. Obviously, one of those teams is the Philadelphia Eagles, whose head coach is Doug Pederson, who learned from Andy Reid. So, that’s not a surp Customized Baltimore Ravens Jersey rise, and the other team was the Los Angeles Rams, who have been one of the league’s surprise teams in 2017.

“I mean it really is a copycat league,” Childress explained. “I texted with (Rams head coach) Sean McVay last week about a couple things we had seen them use against the Cowboys, so all that film is out there if you take the time to study and do the work, you could figure out what other people are doing. If someone is having success with something against an opponent, you’re likely to see  Women’s Nike Baltimore Ravens Personalized Elite Team Color Purple Football Jersey it until y ou can’t stop it, so I think that’s what it’s kind of driven by.”
Harris was asked about his role as cornerbacks coach in working with players with different personalities and learning styles.

“The guys that we’ve had in the building have been great, and they’re somewhat adjusting to me,” Harris explained. “Everybody gets it the same way, but one thing I’ve had to adjust to is that guys don’t learn the same way. When you get a guy like Marcus [Peters], whose football IQ is off the charts, if there’s another guy, you may have to spend a little more time just break it down all the way to the smallest details and kind of coach them all the way through the play until the ball is on the ground.”

Harris spoke about how he works through that process.

“With (Pro Football Hall of Famer) Emmitt [Thomas] being in the room with me, it helps out a lot,” Harris explained. “Me personally, coming into this thing right off the field, as a young coach, I’ve leaned on the older guys so much, Coach Reid, Bob Sutton, Emmitt Thomas, of course, [David] Culley when he was here, [Bieniemy], just little things as far as coaching style and what should I do if I come across this and that.

“It’s tough at times, but all those guys gave me whole lot of advice, and how to go about it, and I just go at it.”

Lewis was asked about what led to the 57-yard touchdown to Tyreek Hill at the end of the first half against the Cowboys, and he spoke specifically about the blocking.

“The big thing about blocking is that you don’t need the knockout blocks,” Lewis explained. “Those are the ones you see on ESPN and all those different highlight films, but if you’re pushing and pestering and covering that guy up, that gives the guys that have the ball in their hands, the playmakers we have, opportunities to get open and squeak through holes and get in the end zone. That’s what happened on that play.

“Demarcus [Robinson] wasn’t the only guy, [Travis] Kelce was down there, Demetrius [Harris] was down there doing a good job. Then it’s up to runner to find that crease.”

Robinson, who seemingly blocked two guys by himself on that play, has been the guy to step up and take the majority of the snaps after Chris Conley’s season-ending injury against the Texans in Week 5.

“He’s getting more opportunities,” Childress explained of Robinson. “What was particularly gratifying (against the Cowboys) was him in the run game. He went in there on the first play and walloped the guy, and he had a couple he’d like to have back where he could finish, but there’s got to be a little want to in that and then the passes come to you.”
Harris was asked about the right cornerback position opposite of Marcus Peters.

“Well, you know the play’s been up and down, which that’s a part of this league,” Harris explained. “Obviously, we have to get better. We have to make more plays. We have to prevent the big play from happening. The bye week’s coming in at a good time, and we can go back and self-evaluate and see where we can correct things.”

Harris spoke about the decision to insert Kenneth Acker as the starter on the right side in nickel defense (when Steven Nelson slides inside).

“Last year, we started four different right corners,” Harris added. “So, it’s a constant evaluation on our side of the ball. Just our football team. There wasn’t a glaring thing to say, Terrance [Mitchell] is being benched because that wasn’t the case. We’re just trying to find the right combination of players out there on the field in the secondary. You know those guys have to be on the same page. We’re just trying to find the best combination of guys.

“One thing about Acker, I c Custom Ravens Jersey an put him at corner, I can put him at nickel, I can put him at safety. He’s a versatile guy. We’re just trying to find the right pieces.”