“I think that was to get it as loud as possible because we couldn’t hear Matt [Cassel], which is good because I’ve played in the Superdome many times and you can’t hear anybody in there. That’s the way it’s going to be. I think that’s good for us. We need to have as much crowd noise and as much confusion out there as possible because that’s the road in the NFL. It’s tough to win on the road. There’s a reason it’s tough to win on the road. The Superdome is probably one of the hardest places to get a win on the road because of that, because of the noise, because of the craziness, the songs, the dancing that’s going on. Everything that’s great about New Orleans also makes it tough for us to play in there, so I’m happy about it. I want practice to be crazy and as cluttered as possible because there’s going to be some points in the game where it might be like that and we’re going to have to right the ship and get a five-yard gain and get back on track.”
“Well, you can only remind so many guys. If you tell one guy to remind the ten other guys what they’re supposed to do, then remember what he’s supposed to do, sometimes you might not have enough time to get all that done. Everybody has to do their job, and that’s part of it. Part of my job is to communicate to the guy next to me, then if I just do that, then to two of us will be on the same page. Then if the guy behind us would just talk to us and talk to the guy next to him, then we’ve got more guys on the same page. Ultimately, that’s what we try to get. We try to get all 11 on the same page.”
Running back Jamaal Charles, tight end Tony Moeaki and safety Eric Berry are all in that number, coming off ACL surgery in 2011. With the Chiefs off to an 0-2 start and all three players having varying degrees of success in their returns, Coach Romeo Crennel questioned whether or not those players will be what they were before their injuries.
“Those guys are playing and they’re practicing, and so they are good enough to play,’’ Crennel told the Kansas City Star. “Now, whether they’ll ever be back to what they used to be, I don’t know if that’s going to be the case, because they’ve had a reconstruction on the knee. Will it be like it was before the reconstruction? I don’t know that will be the case.
“But that does not keep guys from playing this game.’’