PRE-GAME COVERAGE FROM SEATTLE

From Qwest Field, Seattle

CB Brandon Flowers and WR/RB Dexter McCluster top the Chiefs list of inactive players for today’s game against the Seahawks. Missing for the Hawks is No. 1 WR Mike Williams. See the complete list below.

1 p.m. CST – Good afternoon from Seattle. The morning has started cloudy and cool, but the sun is breaking through the clouds as projected for the morning by the National Weather Service. The threat of rain reportedly has past.

1:04 p.m. – The Chiefs QBs and receivers are on the field for their pre-pre-game session and it looks like WR Dexter McCluster will not play today. He’s on the field in a sweat suit but is not running routes with the receivers. If he does not play that will be his fifth game missed because of his high ankle sprain.

1:06 p.m. – TE Tony Moeaki is dressed to play and is catching passes with the other receivers. After missing last week’s game following his concussion in Denver, it appears that Moeaki is back.

1:10 p.m. – FB Mike Cox is out and dressed as if he will be active today. If that’s so then Tim Castille will be inactive, as those two share the fullback duties.

1:20 p.m. – QB Matt Cassel spending time taling at length with WR Dwayne Bowe as the passing session has reached the red zone. Cassel keeps using his hands to show Bowe how he wants the route to be run into the end zone.

1:24 p.m. – Charlie Weis out early and talking with Seahawks TE John Carlson at the 50-yard line. Carlson played for Weis at Notre Dame.

1:25 p.m. – Seattle head coach Pete Carroll and GM John Schneider were on the field early watching WR Mike Williams go through an early workout. Williams did not practice all week because of a foot problem. There was no indication from what happened on the field if Williams will play today.

1:27 p.m. – CB Brandon Flowers is out early wearing a sweat suit, an indication that he will not be active for today’s game. First-year CB Jackie Bates is going through an early workout dressed as if he’ll be active.

1:30 p.m. – Jamaal Charles is standing at the 50-yard line chewing the fat with fellow University of Texas product, Seahawks FS Earl Thomas.

1:35 p.m. – The inactive players for the Chiefs today are WR Dexter McCluster, CB Brandon Flowers, FB Tim Castille, LB Justin Cole, FS Jon McGraw, S Donald Washington, LB Charlie Anderson and DT Anthony Toribio.

1:35 p.m. – The inactive players for the Seahawks today are WR Mike Williams, RB Michael Robinson, G Chester Pitts, DE Clifton Geathers, OT Will Robinson, DT Colin Cole and DT Amon Gordon. The inactive third quarterback is J.P. Losman.

1:37 p.m. – Good news for the Chiefs is the fact that both LT Branden Albert and RG Ryan Lilja are not part of the inactive list. I would imagine that Albert may not play but is available if there’s an injury to either Barry Richardson or Ryan O’Callaghan.

1:38 p.m. – Bad news for the Chiefs from the inactives is the absence of Dexter McCluster. Without the element of speed and quickness that he brings to the offense, the Chiefs are hampered in what they can do with the ball.

1:39 p.m. – Chatting at the 50-yard line are OT Barry Richardson and Seattle’s backup QB Charlie Whitehurst. The duo played together at Clemson.

1:44 p.m. – The officiating crew today is led by referee Tony Corrente. This group is the second most active officiating team in the league when it comes to throwing the yellow hanky. They’ve worked 10 games and have averaged 14.7 flags and 143 yards per game. The only crew that’s more flag happy is that of Ed Hochuli.

1:45 p.m. – A crew of Chiefs fans is in the northwest corner of the end zone and FS Kendrick Lewis and DE Glenn Dorsey have stopped to sign autographs. So too has GM Scott Pioli.

1:47 p.m. – No word from the Chiefs yet on who will replace Brandon Flowers in the starting lineup. More than likely it will be Travis Daniels, although he’s not 100 percent physically. If it’s not Daniels then it’s got to be first-year man  Jackie Bates.

1:48 p.m. – GM Scott Pioli and Pete Carroll enjoying a hi, how ya’ doin’ moment at the 35-yard line.

1:49 p.m. – Chiefs TE coach Bernie Parmalee chatting up Seattle WR Golden Tate at the 35-yard line. Both were at Notre Dame last year, with Parmalee coaching for Charlie Weis and Tate playing .

1:50 p.m. – The Seahawks have announced that Deon Butler will start at wide receiver for the inactive Mike Williams.

1:52 p.m. – Losing WR Mike Williams for this game takes away a great deal of the Seahawks passing attack. He has 52 catches for 654 yards. That’s more than twice as many catches and receiving yards than anybody else on the roster. Despite those 52 catches, Williams has only one TD catch. For comparison sake, Dwayne Bowe has 45 catches with 11 TDs.

1:53 p.m. – The sun has broken through the overcast and has covered the Qwest Field playing surface with sunshine. The stadium is situated on a north and south basis. Right now there is definitely a sun field for anybody trying to catch a ball going towards the north end of the field. That will dissipate sometime around the late second quarter as the sun moves further west.

1:55 p.m. – DE Tyson Jackson is on the field early getting some extra instruction time with DL coach Anthony Pleasant and Master Joe Kim, the taekwondo expert who has been working with the Chiefs all season.

1:59 p.m. – Kicking towards the north goal posts, Ryan Succop was good from 48 and 51 yards. There is very little wind visible on the playing surface and the ribbons on the goal posts are not movng. Towards the south goal posts he hit from 48 yards.

2:05 p.m. – Javier Arenas is catching punts with the sun in his eyes and he’s having problems following the ball. Of four punts, he was able to catch just one, as he was having trouble figuring out distance.

2:20 p.m. – Both Brandon Albert and Ryan Lilja came onto the field for warmups and both appeared to be running without any problems as they went through stretching.

2:25 p.m. – GMs Scott Pioli and John Schneider are enjoying a long conversation at the 50-yard line. Also on the field watching warm-ups is Seahawks owner Paul Allen, the richest man in the NFL.

2:30 p.m. – Hunt brothers Lamar Jr., Clark and Daniel on the sidelines watching their team, along with the first lady of the Chiefs, Norma Hunt.

2:35 p.m. – As the Chiefs wrap up their warm-up period with a FG try, both Branden Albert and Ryan Lilja were not part of the protection unit.

ENJOY THE GAME AND REMEMBER OUR COVERAGE WILL START APPEARING SUNDAY NIGHT FROM SEATTLE.


6 Responses to “PRE-GAME COVERAGE FROM SEATTLE”

  • November 28, 2010  - Michael says:

    Bob, why is McCluster still out after practicing this week? Any idea? This is disappointing. This is a must win game for us.


  • November 28, 2010  - Niblick says:

    Michael-I agree. Something else must be wrong with McCluster or they neeed an extra roster spot. He has been a full participant in practice all week. Perhaps they feel they need that extra spot more for another postion. I’m thinking perhaps it’s the offensive line with Niswanger being active.


  • November 28, 2010  - Chris says:

    I’m of the opinion that you don’t play him if he isn’t 100% this week. I think we can beat the Seahawks without him and we really will need him the next two weeks against Denver and San Diego


  • November 28, 2010  - Chuck says:

    I know no one will agree with me but Iam beginning to wonder if its worth it to draft these smallish guys as they do seem to be injury prone. Remember we used our first pick in the second round for him. We had two picks in the second and Javier Arenas was the 2nd pick in our second round. I love the guy dearly. Who doesn’t. But you just have to wonder a little.


  • November 28, 2010  - Edward says:

    I think will be fine without Mcluster this game we have to continue to run the ball. Tucker just needs to continue to develop and improve as a target. Good to see Moeaki back he’s another weapon that has been missed.


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