Chiefs-Broncos Pre-Game In Denver

From Invesco Field, Denver

Inactive for the Chiefs today include both FS Jon McGraw and FS Kendrick Lewis. Check below for the complete list.

12:45 p.m. CST – Good afternoon from the mile high city. It’s a crisp, clear day in the foothills of the Rockies for the Chiefs and Broncos. We’ll try to keep you up to date on what goes on right through the warm-up sessions for both teams.

12:46 p.m. – The Colquitt brothers are standing at the 15-yard line with Denver and former Chiefs special teams coach Mike Priefer for a picture. Dustin and Britton Colquitt will become the first brothers in NFL history to punt against each other.

12:52 p.m. – The Colquitt Brothers are standing on the 30-yard line sharing a conversation and reviewing each other’s drops of the ball. The Colquitt family enjoyed a dinner together Saturday night in south Denver before both punters had to head in for curfew. Anne and Craig Colquitt will be in the stands along with cousin Jimmy Colquitt who also kicked in the NFL with Seattle.

12:54 p.m. – The Chiefs made a roster move last night when they promoted S Ricky Price from their practice squad and released LB Charlie Anderson to make room for him. That move doesn’t bode well for the availability of FS Jon McGraw (knee), FS Kendrick Lewis (hamstring), or both. Price will wear No. 35.

1:10 p.m. – No surprise but WR/RB Dexter McCluster is on the field in a sweatsuit and indication he will be inactive again.

1:15 p.m. – Chiefs QBs and receivers going through their normal pre-pre-game throwing routine. RB Jamaal Charles is doing a lot of catching the ball out of wide receiver positions.

1:20 p.m. – CB Patrick Bates is on the field working on pass coverage drops and dressed like he’s goig to be active today.

1:24 p.m. – OLB Mike Vrabel is working overtime in his role as tight end, catching extra passes from QB Brodie Croyle.

1:29 p.m. – Denver QB Tim Tebow is out on the fild having his own throwing session. Right now, Tebow’s No. 15 Broncos jersey is the biggest selling NFL jersey in the country according to the league.

1:33 p.m. – Inactive players for the Chiefs today are WR/RB Dexter McCluster, FS Kendrick Lewis, FB Tim Castille, FS Jon McGraw, S Reshard Langford, LB Corey Mays, LB Justin Cole and DT Anthony Toribio.

1:34 p.m. – Inactive players for the Broncos today are CB Andre Goodman, RB Laurence Maroney, CB Cassius Vaughn, LB Robert Ayers, LB Kevin Alexander, OL Stanley Daniels and OL Eric Olsen. The inactive third quarterback is Brady Quinn.

1:40 p.m. – Chiefs are definitely hurting at safety with both McGraw and Lewis out of today’s game. That should forced Donald Washington into the starting lineup and when the Chiefs got with their dime defense, more than likely Ricky Price will come on the field.

1:42 p.m. – LB Mark Simoneau will be suited up for his first game with the Chiefs this season. Simoneau figures to see plenty of action on special teams, especially with LB Corey Mays on the inactive list.

1:45 p.m. – Denver has a pair of defensive starters out of the game because of injury in CB Andre Goodman and LB Robert Ayers.  Also, they will be without leading tackler & sacker D.J. Williams, who is being disciplined for his DUI arrest on Friday and will not start and will likely sit out the first quarter.

1:48 p.m. – Today’s officiating crew is led by referee Mike Carey. His group has walked off 111 penalties in eight games, an average of just under 14 penaltes per game. The most active crew of zebras is directed by Ed Hochuli and they walk off an average of 15.5 penalties per game.

1:58 p.m. – Kicking towards the north goal posts, Ryan Succop was good from 53 yards, the kick hitting the front of the end zone grandstand.

2:00 p.m. – The Broncos will be wearing their orange jerseys today, rather than their normal blue home color. The Chiefs are in all white.

2:18 p.m. – Hugs all around as the coaches came on the field and Denver head coach Josh McDaniels and Chiefs defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel exchanged pleasantries. Former Cleveland QB Brady Quinn also came over to say high to his former head coach with the Browns.

2:20 p.m. – The first lady of the Chiefs Norma Hunt along with Clark and Daniel Hunt have walked over the Denver bench area to say hellow to Broncos owner Pat Bowlen.

2:33 p.m. – The Chiefs are finishing up their pre-game warm-up. Kickoff is just 30 minutes away. Check back after the game for plenty of post-game coverage.

17 Responses to “Chiefs-Broncos Pre-Game In Denver”

  • November 14, 2010  - el cid says:

    21-0 in first qtr. Sort of says it all. Guess Arrowhead will not be the loudest stadium the rest of the year.

  • November 14, 2010  - Kiowa says:

    Total meltdown once again. I am glad I am stuck at work and don’t have to watch the game. Every single time Denver has a play , it is for big positive yards. The Chiefs look like the last 3 years all over again. How is it possible to stink so bad or is it just that the teams they beat at the start of the year were all that bad?

    Got my falcons hat on that I bought when Tony G went there…hopefully he gets his ring this year!

  • November 14, 2010  - el cid says:

    I am sure coach Haley will reinterate the Chiefs are a team in transition.

    As an outsider, it looks like the tranition is from a first half 5-3 team to a second half 0-8 team but as pointed out to me so many times we are building for a magical future and many superbowls. Just got to get this taste out of my mouth.

  • November 14, 2010  - Michael O says:

    The Chiefs are risking rest of the season with Cassel playing hurt in a blow out.

  • November 14, 2010  - el cid says:

    Forgetting the ass kicking going on for a moment and being a Cassel supporter, why? Is Croyle such a step down or is Cassel such a dominate QB? Not sure it matters who is QB. Crennel’s bend don’t break defense has been shown up for what it is, second rate. Special teams, without McCluster, not much here. Offense, get behind and the game is over. Why does it matter who theQB is?

  • November 14, 2010  - Pat says:

    The worst part is–even worse than their abysmal performance–is the way the Chiefs have managed to re-energize two division rivals these past two weeks. On the bright side, the Chiefs have always played better as underdogs. Now everyone should be criticizing them pretty heavily and maybe that will motivate them to play better from now on. Plus, we do still have a pretty easy schedule the rest of the way out, with home games against the Raiders and Denver. So, maybe they can still pull out a 10-6 season. I’d even settle for 9-7, since I’d pretty much written this season off before it started as yet another “rebuilding” season and was willing to call an 8-8 season a success.

  • November 14, 2010  - Michael O says:

    How many games has Croyle won? Zero.

  • November 14, 2010  - Brad says:

    Well…that sucked, but I am inclined to think that this was a horrible one time performance and not the new norm. The beauty of the NFL is that there is always next week. Never get too high after a win and don’t get to low after a loss (even a blowout. It will be good to see them at Arrowhead next weekend.

  • November 14, 2010  - el cid says:

    Michael, you are right but how many times has Croyle been beaten by raiders and denver in consective weeks? Cassel has 50 throws and over 400 yard but what did it mean? Are the Cheifs a stronger team today than when the season started? I fear the tent has been folded for 2010 because it is not that important.

  • November 14, 2010  - Michael O says:

    I’d have to look, but I’m not too sure how many consective games Croyle has even played. You’re right the Chiefs aren’t stronger that’s because of the injuries. My thought was Cassel was limping for three quarters of the game and if they want to have any chance this year, Cassel needs to stay healthy. My guess is that the team and fans aren’t ready to fold the tent nine weeks into the season and tied for first place.

  • November 14, 2010  - matt says:

    Anybody else notice Haley Did Not shake hands at end of game and Pointed finger and said something to Mc Daniels?

  • November 14, 2010  - el cid says:

    It is all in how you look at it. The Chiefs are “tied” with oakland but raiders have the tie breaker so while they are tied, they are also behind. As for team and fans not ready to fold the tent, we will see. How about sunday. AZ another bad team like denver? Will the Chiefs win or even play? Will the defense stop anyone? Will Arenas and special teams even show up, they have not since the first game? Even Len Dawson, an authority if there was one was embarrassed by today’s preformance, so you keep cheering because Pioli’s bright future is just a few years away.

  • November 14, 2010  - Edward says:

    Cassel started the game poorly but played better as it went on. But no question the defense lost this game. They reverted back to mistakes from last yr. Giving up big runs. And no quesetion McDaniels out coached Haley and Crennel today. Especially Romeo. I was watching the play concepts and design and our defense just looked lost out there. Their were alot of times where they just called plays where we had no answer to stop it.

    People going bash Cassel for his poor start and rightfully so but he did keep fighting and put some points on the board without our running game doing anything today. But our defense it hurts I can’t say the same. This lost by far hurts worst than the one to the Raiders because our defense just got their behinds whipped and it reminded me too much like year’s past.

  • November 14, 2010  - el cid says:

    Haley stated after the game he had guys trying throughout the team. I translate that to mean the Chiefs are a really crappy team if that is all he could put on the field. I do not recall any good, including Cassels 50 passes and 400 years, for a running team, that really sucked. Also, all of sudden the AZ game is critical, well coach, not if your team did its job at any time during the last two games. Also for you warm and fuzzy type, Haley assured us there were “many good plays and they continue to get better” and they are making strides. Really, so much bs.

  • November 14, 2010  - matt says:

    notice Haley Did Not shake hands at end of game and Pointed finger…he said something to Mc Daniels?

  • November 14, 2010  - el cid says:

    Saw something interesting…..Defense reminded one warm and fuzzy guy of those famed Dave Robinson defenses. Those were the one that costs a very good offense and Vermiel to cry before firing the incompetant guy.

    You know, what would satisfy me would be if Haley would man up and say, I did not do my job this sunday, the loss is on me. Then we can get past it all and just finish the season and enjoy what we can of the last games because the season is over. We just have to play out the string.

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