Pre-Game Coverage – Broncos & Chiefs

From Arrowhead Stadium

CB Brandon Flowers will play, FS Kendrick Lewis will not as Chiefs set their inactive list. More details below.

10:00 a.m. CST – Good morning and welcome to week No. 13 of the 2010 NFL season. It is a chilly one this morning here at the stadium. Matters are not helped by a strong breeze out of the north. But the sun is out.

10:01 a.m. – FS Kendrick Lewis went through a workout a few moments ago for trainers and coaches. He looked like he was moving pretty well as he ran some sprints and back pedaling. Hard to tell from the reactions and body language whether or not he looked good enough to play today.

10:04 a.m. – Quarterbacks and receivers are on the field for their normal pre-pre-game warmup session and working among them is WR/RB Dexter McCluster. He announced on Wednesday that he was going to play, and more than likely took a reprimand from the coaching staff for stepping out of his role. During the week, McCluster worked at receiver and running back, so it sounds like he’ll have a full role today.  It will also be his first taste of playing in cold weather.

10:06 a.m. – Out early catching passes with the QBs and WRs is FB Mike Cox, dressed as if he is going to play today, indicating that fellow FB Tim Castille will not be active.

10:08 a.m. – CB Javier Arenas is out early working on his back pedal and assorted other moves. This has become a regular pre-game drill for Arenas, especially with so much time spent in recent weeks playing defense.  It sounds like if Brandon Flowers can’t go today, Arenas will continue in his nickel back role and Travis Daniels will start on the corner. Ultimately, it will depend on how frequently the Broncos go with three wides.

10:20 a.m. - Safety Reshard Langford is out early and wins the first award for “macho man” of the day as he warms up in a sleeveless t-shirt.

10:25 a.m. – At this point, very few Broncos players have made their way onto the Arrowhead field. Right now there are at least 20 Chiefs players going through some sort of warm-up routine.

10:26 a.m. – One Broncos player who is out early and doing a lot of throwing is QB Tim Tebow. He’s all bundled up, but easy to pick out from the press box thanks to his lefty throwing motion.

10:35 a.m. – Chiefs inactives today are S Kendrick Lewis, CB Mike Richardson, CB Jackie Bates, FB Tim Castille, LB Charlie Anderson, C Rudy Niswanger, WR Chris Chambers and DT Anthony Toribio.

10:36 a.m. – Broncos inactives today are S Brian Dawkins, CB Andre Goodman, RB Laurence Maroney, S Darcel McBath, OL Stanley Daniels and Eric Olsen, WR Demaryius Thomas and Brady Quinn is the inactive third quarterback.

10:40 a.m. – Major news from the Chiefs inactive list today is WR Chris Chambers as a healthy scratch from this game. Chambers has slowly fallen out of favor with Todd Haley and the coaching staff. Barring injury to another receiver, it would be a surprise if he gets back on the field.

10:45 a.m. – Former Chiefs special teams coach Mike Priefer on the field early with the Broncos kickers as they begin their warm-up period. Priefer is now handling the kicking game for Denver.

10:55 a.m. – K Ryan Succop was strong from 51 yards towards the west goal posts in his warm-up session. He had another five yards on the end of that one.

10:59 a.m. – It’s act No. 2 of the Colquitt Punting Reunion as the Chiefs Dustin and Britton of the Broncos are both on the field working with their kickers. In the first meeting three weeks ago, their stats were even, but Britton got the edge because Denver won decisively.

11:00 a.m. – The playing surface has been re-sodded between the numbers. Fans watching on TV will be able to see the difference in the shades of green. After practicing on it Friday, the Chiefs reported the new turf was set up pretty well and caused them few problems. Especialy noticeable on TV will be the very, very bright green end zones – that’ where Andre Bruce and his crew had to paint over the logos from last weekends Kansas-Missouri game.

11:05 a.m. – Both Javier Arenas and Dexter McCluster are out early, catching and returning punts during the warm-up session. The Chiefs need a spark in their return game of some kind.

11:40 a.m. – Warm-ups are over. It’s cold, but sunny. Enjoy the game. Remember our coverage post-game will begin Sunday evening.

13 Responses to “Pre-Game Coverage – Broncos & Chiefs”

  • December 5, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    Good for mccluster…bad about flowers. God been waiting for 2 weeks for this!!

  • December 5, 2010  - Chuck says:

    I have been a Ultimate Chiefs Fan ever since Super Bowl #1. Its fantastic to have a team again that is a contender and not just a pretender. We are just a handful of guys away from truly being a great team.

  • December 5, 2010  - Chris says:

    Bob, why is it Chambers has gone in the doghouse? I realize he hasn’t been very productive, but is it more than that? Sure seems like he’ll be released in the offseason.

  • December 5, 2010  - bhive01 says:

    Let’s hope Flowers is feeling better than he was. I’d rather him be healthy than a hindrance.

    Yeah, I’m curious about Chambers too. Seems like he’s barely been on the field lately.

  • December 5, 2010  - Chris says:

    I’m not too surprised just curious if its about anything other than production?

  • December 5, 2010  - Edward says:

    Bhive have you been watching Chiefs. Chambers not on the field because he’s not getting open on routes anymore. He’s gotten paid and either has gotten old or is shutting down.

  • December 5, 2010  - Edward says:

    Good to see Flowers found away to play today

  • December 5, 2010  - el cid says:

    A win is a win, just suggest the Chiefs might need to play a little better the 2nd half against SD. Carr played his best game of his young career. That almost safety at the end almost killed me.

  • December 5, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    From above, chambers doesn’t play because our rookie tucker is better!! El cid, yeah a win is a win I guess. Atleast we finally won a game that we played like shit n. Guess it could be another turning point to us becoming a better team!!

  • December 5, 2010  - bhive01 says:

    That was truly the epitome of the term “ugly win.”

  • December 5, 2010  - bhive01 says:

    @Edward, I’ve been trying to watch. Every now and then you would see him, but it’s not like the TV cameras are always following him. The few times I did get a glimpse of him he was blocking for a run play. For me there was nothing else to go by. I don’t see him being around next year. It was clearly a mistake giving him a contract if he is not producing, but hindsight is always perfect vision.

    I’m still curious as to what Bob has to say about those moments that the cameras haven’t caught.

    I’m also curious what the hell happened with Richardson. He blew up on the side line and push the hell out of a coach. Something tells me that won’t go over well this week unless there was something wrong with the play call.

  • December 5, 2010  - el cid says:

    Just reported Oakland up 14-0. Dreams I can live with.

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