Haley also shared the secret of a smaller cornerback covering a taller receiver. Haley said, “I think the good corners just understand leverage and the ability to position their body in a spot that takes away maybe some of that advantage. That’s always a big challenge, great challenge for corners when you’re facing a guy like Vincent Jackson. It doesn’t matter how tall you are because he is a big, fast guy that can jump. Again, I think Brandon [Flowers] is just continuing to work on doing the things that he needs to do to continue to show that he’s one of the premier corners in the league along with helping us, more importantly, defend a very good passing team.”
Jay Leno used the Chiefs in his monologues, and even if the jokes were lame, the point remained.“The season will not be canceled as far as I know,” Chiefs coach Todd Haley said back then, setting off a mostly sarcastic debate about whether that would actually be a good thing.
The Chiefs traditionally struggle the week after playing against the Raiders, and that was a particular problem for them last season. After the initial meeting with the Raiders, the Chiefs were flat the following week, falling behind 35-0 in the first half to the Broncos. The Chiefs eventually lost by 20 points to Denver, which finished the season with just three other victories.The next time, the Chiefs were flattened again. After losing the final regular-season game to Oakland, the Chiefs were beaten down in their playoff loss to Baltimore.
“They’d been running the AFC West for a long time,” Carr said earlier this week. “To go out there and play as hard as we did, and come up with a victory and have the crowd behind us the whole way, it was a confidence boost for us for the season.”The Chiefs hope another Monday night showdown against San Diego, this time on Halloween night, will give them a similar boost the rest of the season.
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