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Top 5 Headlines 8/21: Starters Will Play into Third Quarter

Posted Aug 21, 2014

Daily headlines to keep you up-to-date on the latest Chiefs news from local and national media

1. Chiefs starters will play into third quarter on Saturday

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the starters will play the entire first half and into the third quarter on Saturday night against Minnesota in the third preseason game.

Second-year quarterback Tyler Bray, who did not appear in last Sunday’s game at Carolina, will take over for starter Alex Smith in the third quarter.”    READ MORE…

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2. Chiefs' Fisher still trying to get up to speed

When the left tackle was beaten by a defensive end in a preseason game in Carolina on Sunday, the former No. 1 overall draft pick punched the ground in frustration. When Fisher was beaten again later in the game in pass protection, he could be seen seething through his facemask.

Afterward, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the surgery -- along with another procedure for a sports hernia -- has made Fisher to be tired later in games, and that has led to his rather uneven performance. But while Fisher acknowledged that he's still working his way back from the injuries, he also pointed out that he is still practicing and intends to keep playing.”    READ MORE…

3. ‘Mr. Reliable’ Frankie Hammond Jr. steps into prominent role for Chiefs as Dwayne Bowe’s replacement

Frankie Hammond Jr. spent 18 weeks on the Chiefs practice squad last season and impersonated some of the best wide receivers in the NFL.

Dez Bryant one week ... DeSean Jackson the next. Victor Cruz one week ... Wes Welker the next.”    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs valued at $1.1 billion in Forbes list of NFL teams

Last month, Forbes magazine released its list of the most valuable teams in the world, and the Chiefs were ranked No. 33.

At that time, the Chiefs were valued at $1.009 billion.”    READ MORE…

5. The Present Always Has a Past

The Kansas City Chiefs victory over the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl IV was more than simply a win by an underdog team from an upstart league. It signaled, to some close followers of the game, that the idea that quarterbacks would move to become scramblers and not pocket passers was little more than a passing fad.

In Vikings quarterback Joe Kapp, the Chiefs would face a man who was apt to look to run. Hank Stram’s game plan as it pertained to Kapp was to contain him and not let him get out of the pocket and scramble for yardage. Kapp’s forte was more that of quarterback as leader than classic drop back passer. He liked to move the ball any way he could and was counted on to scramble for yardage which he did with some regularity over his career with Minnesota.”    READ MORE…

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