Pre-Game in Cleveland

From Cleveland Browns Stadium

11:40 a.m. CDT — The Commish is in the house. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is on the sidelines talking with Clark and Daniel Hunt.

11:35 a.m. CDT — In the warmups, Ryan Lilja too several snaps at right tackle. He’s the emergency fill in there is Barry Richardson should have to leave the game.

11:16 a.m. CDT — Head coach Todd Haley just wrapped up a long conversation with Referee Carl Cheffers and head linesman Kent Payne. This was not a “hi, how are you?” conversation.  Haley was pretty active as they conversation went on, with hand gestures. Interesting.

11:15 a.m. CDT — Expected to start at defensive end for the inactive Tyson Jackson is Shaun Smith.

11:11 a.m. CDT — Today rookie Jeremy Horne and first-year defensive tackle Anthony Toribio will play the first games as member of the Chiefs today. Both are active.

10:57 a.m. CDT — Kicking towards the west uprights, Ryan Succop was one of two from 53 yards. He was wide left on his first try and his second attempt just snuck over the cross bar.

10:53 a.m. CDT — It was a bit of surprise that FS Jon McGraw was declared inactive for today’s game. He’s been battling a hamstring injury and did miss some practice time, but it apparently is more serious than originally thought. Stepping into the starting lineup will be rookie Kendrick Lewis.

10:34 a.m. CDT – Inactive players for the Chiefs today are CB Jackie Bates, FB Mike Cox, FS Jon McGaw, LB Charlie Anderson, LB Justin Cole, OT Ryan O’Callaghan, TE Jae O’Connell and DE Tyson Jackson.

10:34 a.m. CDT — Inactive players for the Browns today are QB Jake Delhomme (he’s inactive and not the inactive third quarterback), WR Carlton Mitchell, DB Derrick Roberson, LB D’Qwell Jackson, OL Steve Vallos, OL Shawn Lauvao, DL Derreck Robinson and TE Alex Smith.

10:28 a.m. CDT — Browns coach Eric Mangini has a 3-0 record against the Chiefs. He won twice with the New York Jets when he was there in 2007 and 2008. Then last year the Browns won at Kansas City.

10:25 a.m. CDT — It’s more than 90 minutes before kickoff and there are 27 Chiefs players on the field getting some extra work before they go in and dress for the real pre-game session.

10:22 a.m. CDT — Matt Cassel has joined the throwing drill with the receivers and tight ends.

10:17 a.m. CDT — At the 45-yard line, Jamaal Charles and Browns QB Colt McCoy are renewing acquaintances from their days at Texas.

10:15 a.m. CDT — OLB Mike Vrabel has joined the passing drill with the quarterbacks. So has rookie WR Jeremy Horne, an indication that he may be active for today’s game.

10:04 a.m. CDT – Chiefs QBs and receivers are on the field for their early throwing session. Brodie Croyle and Tyler Palko are throwing, as Matt Cassel hasn’t appeared on the field yet. All the receivers and tight ends are taking part.

10:02 a.m. CDT – Out early and working on his pass rush moves is Tamba Hali. He’s working with Master Joe Kim, the taekwondo expert who has spent a lot of time around the team this year.

10:00 a.m CDT – It’s overcast and cool on Lake Erie this morning as players from both teams step on the field for the first time today. There is a chance of rain, with game-time temperature expected to be 65.

9 Responses to “Pre-Game in Cleveland”

  • September 19, 2010  - lyle says:

    what’s up with McGraw?

  • September 19, 2010  - Tenand6 says:

    Here’s a half-assed guess as to what Haley was talking about: Holding. The Chiefs need to pick up the pressure and they are going against a good offensive line and a mobile QB. Hali is held constantly.

  • September 19, 2010  - Brandon says:

    Where is the offense?

    If we pull this one off I am going to be very surprised.

  • September 19, 2010  - Brandon says:

    I’m surprised.

    Chiefs are 2-0. Ugly, but effective so far.

    Cassel stepped it up in the second half, but when is our offense going to start getting into the end zone?

  • September 19, 2010  - Pat says:

    Somewhat surprised and a little disappointed in how little they are using Charles. I mean, if they can win without using him, I suppose it makes better long-term sense–use Jones up and stretch Charles out for another season or two. But they’re going to need to spice things up on offense if they expect to keep winning games. No offensive touchdowns isn’t going to hack it.

    Plus, you know, Charles is on my fantasy team, and he’s KILLING me right now.

  • September 19, 2010  - Thomas says:

    I will take this Win even though the offense hasn’t played well. Go Chiefs!!!!!

  • September 19, 2010  - el cid says:

    Loved the win. Cassel had a rating of 19 at the half. Would not say he is helping all that much.
    Do not understand the start of this game, just like MNF, what is the offensive plan?? Help anyone? Why Moeaki is the dominate reciever is a puzzle also? But a win is a win, enjoy.

  • September 19, 2010  - Rick says:

    I agree first half was ugly. Second half much better job using other receivers. What I want to know is why run outside again on 3rd and 1 at the five when I would think Jones would have a good chance at first down. A Win is a Win. Looking forward to next weekend already!!

  • September 19, 2010  - el cid says:

    Eventually the offense has to produce. How many TDs has the offense scored. TVannouncers said 80% of all team who start the season with 2 wins make the playoffs. I still do not believe it will happen with this team. After game, Haley said he need to see the tape it see how Cassel did during the game, I watch it and would prefer not to review anything the offense did. A win is a win but seem we are dancing on the edge of a sword waiting for the end to hit us between the eyes.

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