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Top 5 Headlines 8/24: Chiefs Audition Several Offensive Linemen

Posted Aug 24, 2014

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1. On a quest for offensive linemen, Chiefs audition several candidates

Prior to the Chiefs’ preseason loss to the Vikings on Saturday, the last time Jeff Allen had played offensive tackle in an NFL game was Dec. 30, 2012.

That was the Chiefs’ regular‐season finale against Denver, at the very end of a miserable 2‐14 season. But Allen played all his snaps as coach Andy Reid’s starting left guard during the Chiefs’ resurgence last year, and was looking forward to improving on his 2013 performance at the same position this season.”    READ MORE…

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2. Matt Cassel gets bit of revenge against the Chiefs

Quarterback Matt Cassel made his first visit back to Arrowhead since leaving the Chiefs and signing with the Vikings. And he did it with style, hitting Cordarrelle Patterson for a 53‐yard touchdown pass on Minnesota’s opening drive.

Afterward, the one‐time Pro Bowler whose days in Kansas City ended with a benching against Cincinnati and resounding boos at the Major League Baseball All‐Star Weekend in 2012 reflected on his night.”    READ MORE…

3. Matt Cassel’s return, Chiefs’ preseason struggles are bad reminders

Last time Matt Cassel started a game at Arrowhead Stadium, it was for a Chiefs organization in the clutches of crisis — at least however much that word can be used for a crumbling NFL franchise.

The “Save Our Chiefs” movement had prevailed on about 25,000 fans to dress in mournful black for that November 2012 game against Cincinnati, and it lived up to the hype.”    READ MORE…

4. Sacks, turnovers ‐‐ Cassel returns to KC, and for the Chiefs, it was like he never left

KANSAS CITY, Mo. ‐‐ With 10:08 to go in the third quarter and the Kansas City Chiefs spinning wheels like hell at their own 11, Alex Smith scrambled for his life up the right boundary.

Inside the press box high above, the sonorous voice on the public‐address system piped to the media said this:"Cassel on the carry." Open palm. Insert face.”    READ MORE…

5. Andy Reid explains decision to kick field goal on close fourth down against Vikings

The Chiefs were trailing 7‐2 late in the second quarter of Saturday’s preseason loss to Minnesota at Arrowhead Stadium and facing fourth and goal at the Minnesota 3 when coach Andy Reid sent in rookie Cairo Santos for a 21‐yard field‐goal attempt.

Why not go for a touchdown and take the lead as opposed to kicking what amounted to an extra point and a 7‐5 deficit in an eventual 30‐12 loss?”    READ MORE…

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