Pre-Game – Bills vs. Chiefs @ Arrowhead

From Arrowhead Stadium

10:18 a.m. CDT — Early throwing session is going on with a lot of activity. All the bodies that should be out there are, and QB Matt Cassel appears to be throwing without problems.

10 a.m. CDT – Good morning from a sun splashed Arrowhead Stadium. It looks like a great day for the opener. Certainly, Chiefs fans have reacted much differently, despite the ugly pre-season. More than two hours before kickoff, the parking lots are about 80 percent full and traffic into the Truman Sports Complex is at a crawl. Whether or not Arrowhead will be full remains in question, but it will certainly be a crowd far better than anything seen in the pre-season.

But, among the inactives for the Chiefs is OT Jared Gaither, leaving the offensive very short-handed on the O-Line. The rest of the Chiefs inactives: QB Ricky Stanzi, DB Donald Washington, CB Jalil Brown, WR Jonathan Baldwin, DE Brandon Bair and NT Jerrell Powe.

Inactive for the Bills will be: DB Justin Rogers, LB Arthur Moats, OT Sam Young, G Colin Brown, WR Marcus Easley, TE Lee Smith and NT Torell Troup.

Keep an eye on WR Steve Breaston. In the throwing session his right leg was heavily wrapped and he ran only a limited number of routes, most of those coming in the red zone. He was not moving very well.

Bills are the only team in the league that changed uniforms for this season. They are in all white, including new white helmets with a revamped Bills logo on the sides. They might be the only team in the league that can come out in all white.

Kicking to towards the east uprights, Ryan Succop drilled his warm-up kick of 53 yards. It was right between the pipes and about 10-feet up the netting. Looks like Succop is starting the season with a strong leg. Kicking toward the west uprights, he was one of two from 56 yards away.

Former Chiefs director of college scouting Chuck Cook is on the field talking with Bills head coach Chan Gailey. This is one of the few times during the season where Gailey will see Cook; Chuck is the Bills director of college scouting. He and the family are living in Mississippi as he travels the college circuit so he gets little face time at this point of the year in Buffalo.

Some 75 minutes before kickoff each week is time when the human side of GM Scott Pioli comes out. He’s on the field with his daughter, strolling the sidelines hand-in-hand and introducing here to various people.

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