Seriously. Short of Clark Hunt announcing he is moving the team to LA right after be blows up Arrowhead Stadium, I don’t think we could have any worse Chiefs news today than we did yesterday. Then again, the day is young.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley wouldn’t say whether he thought the hit by Johnson was dirty, even though it appeared the receiver deliberately dived for Berry’s knee. There is nothing in the NFL rule book that prohibits blocks below the waist in the open field unless they happen from behind.Johnson tweeted that his block was clean, and Bills coach Chan Gailey defended his player.
Coach Jim Schwartz isn’t big into bulletin-board material, and he said Monday that he wouldn’t use tampering allegations to try to motivate his players when the Lions play the Kansas City Chiefs in their home opener Sunday.
HALEY: “That was a big part of it. I would say that was a big part of it, and that’s why, again, I think I’m accountable and should be held accountable for that game. I need to do a better job of putting each and every one of those guys in a better position to succeed, and I think again that that’s doable. That will be done, and we’ve moved on. The players are ready to go. As I said, we just had a real good meeting and we’ve watched it together and we’re moving on. We’ve got to get ready and we’ve got a lot of work to do.”
“I’ve said it a million times, injuries happen,” Haley said. “People are going to go down and I’m sure across the league a number of guys were probably lost for the season yesterday. I don’t know that to be fact, but I’m guessing and I think that the teams that are able to handle that and have guys step in and up…in the case of Eric, I believe that it’s not going to be just one person.“It’s going to be every special teams player, ever defensive player and every offensive player. They’ll have to elevate their game to counter-balance that loss of a very unique kid who I think can be a great player in the league.”
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen