PRE-GAME COVERAGE – CHIEFS vs. RAVENS

From Arrowhead Stadium

10:45 a.m. CST – Good morning and sorry for the late appearance of pre-game news. I’ll tell you this – there just may be an actually full house here for today’s game if traffic is any indication. Left the house at the same time as always and it took an extra hour to get into my parking spot. We’ll try to catch up as best we can.

10:46 a.m. – Inactive players for the Chiefs today are: WRs Quinten Lawrence and Chris Chambers, FB Mike Cox, S Reshard Langford, LB Charlie Anderson, C Rudy Niswanger and DT Anthony Toribio. The third inactive QB is Tyler Palko.

10:47 a.m. – Inactive players for the Ravens today are WR David Reed, S Tom Zbikowski, FB Jason McKie, ILB Tavares Gooden, DT Arthur Jones, TE Davon Drew, TE Dennis Pitta and DT Lamar Divens.

11:00 a.m. – Surprise with the inactive status of WR Chris Chambers and the fact recently signed WR Kevin Curtis is active. It likely has to do with special teams play, which Chambers does not do.

11:05 a.m. – Among the Ravens inactives the only noteable is WR-Returner David Reed who has a torn ligament in his left wrist.  He was the NFL leader in kick returns during the regular season. With his status, RB Jalen Parmele will likely handle the returns.

11:09 a.m. – Kicking towards the west goal posts, Ryan Succop was good from 46 yards out. Not only was he good, he was high, as the ball had a lot of air under it and another 10 yards of distance.

11:16 a.m. – Stiff breeze coming out of the east at the stadium, has the flags starched out. There’s no snow falling, but there’s a chance during the afternoon. Kickoff temperature in 45 minutes is expected to be 27 degrees.

11:20 a.m. – Head coach Todd Haley is in a huddle with lead official Mike Carey and other members of the officiating crew at the 20-yard line. There is a point of some sort that he’s making to them, as there are a lot of hand gestures.

11:25 a.m. – NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is in the house and he just exchanged a hug and hand shake with Ravens WR Donte Stallworth. Those two are familiar sadly because of the manslaughter convinction Stallworth was involved with down in Miami that cost him playing time in an  NFL suspension.

11:28 a.m. – Mike Carey is the referee for today’s game. They were tied for sixth in most penalties walked off this year with 191 in 15 games.  Carey and his crew worked the Chiefs-Broncos game in Denver.

11:39 a.m. – Haley on the field talking with special teams coach Steve Hoffman looking at wind conditions and watching as Succop tries some field goals.

10:40 a.m. – Both teams are of the field, so we’ll close up shop for now. Comeback after the game for complete coverage of the Chiefs first post-season game in four years.


7 Responses to “PRE-GAME COVERAGE – CHIEFS vs. RAVENS”

  • January 9, 2011  - el cid says:

    Chambers inactive, Curtis, 32 years old and on squad for less than a week, active. If this was not a playoff game, worth talking about. Maybe he has playoff experience? Do not see a need for a third QB, active. If you get than far down, the game is probably out of hand anyway.

    After yesterday’s games, is there really an under dog? Weather is just right for football, KC style.


  • January 9, 2011  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Hopefully we’ll see some good old fashioned Kansas City football reminiscent of the MNF game where Will Shields smothered Ray Ray and had him squealing into the mic he was wearing. Interesting move with Curtis but just like they’ve said all along, always looking for an edge or way to improve the team. It seems safe to say Chambers is done. Special teams are extremely important and played a huge roll in New Orleans not having an opportunity to repeat. We better show up on all fronts today or it’ll be a short visit to the playoffs via a long afternoon. Go Chiefs!


  • January 9, 2011  - el cid says:

    So far, not bad. Why I absolutely hate the bend don’t break defense. Look at Ravens drive for td. If you do not make a mistake, the bend don’t break just takes long time but you succeed anyway.
    And will somebody please cover the TE or at least be within 5 yards of him as he wonders across the middle. Damn all zone defenses.


  • January 9, 2011  - el cid says:

    15 sec to go in 3rd qtr, looks like it is over. I quess the best team won. We can now look forward. You get 12 hrs to be sad and mope but the 2011 looks bright, a tougher schedule, new players to look for and climatize, a new OC, help for the defense, and the ceiling is the limit.


  • January 9, 2011  - Josh says:

    Bob, you owe me beer.


  • January 9, 2011  - Craig says:

    I hope charlie had plenty of time to book his flight on travelocity as he put very little time on game planning. Cassel is terrible is the quaterback of the future????


  • January 9, 2011  - MEDennis34 says:

    Bob, thanks for all the hard work this season (and the work you will do tonight). Already looking forward to 2K11; that is if the CBA is finalized.

    Charlie, hope the bags are packed and you on the plane this evening. Don’t come back, do not call, or write, or even mutter the words Kansas City again because it will only be degrading to the Chiefs Nation.

    Yeah Craig I believe Cassel will be the future. He is a second year starter on a very young up and coming team. The one thing the team could not afford today was turnovers; he was not the only one doing that.

    Great year Chiefs, more than I ever expected – even though I was greedy in the end. The future is bright!!!

    Go CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!




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