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QUINN: “There is no bigger picture. Tampa is a good team. We’ve got a big challenge ahead of us, especially on the defensive side of the ball. They’re tough up front, really the front seven. And I know some of those DBs – I played with and was drafted with Eric Wright and Brendon McDonald and they’re both very athletic. Aqib Talib is a very good player. Everybody knows Ronde Barber has been around forever. The Barrett kid has a ton of talent, so we’ve got a tough challenge ahead of us and there is no need for me or anyone else to be looking any further than this week or even tomorrow’s preparation.”

Over the last few days, there has been a lot of talk about our fans, and I feel like it’s important to set the record straight.

I know our fans. They are passionate, hardworking, loyal, educated football fans, and they are the heart and soul of the Arrowhead experience. They know cheering an injury to anyone in any stadium is unacceptable.

I want to make it perfectly clear:

A small few who may have cheered when Matt went down do not accurately represent the best fans in the National Football League. Period.

An unusual sight was seen roaming the halls of both Broadmoor and Rockville elementary schools Friday, and it was pretty furry.

But this animal also sported a pretty recognizable red jersey.

KC Wolf of the Kansas City Chiefs paid a visit to students to put smiles on faces and to discuss something of growing importance — bullying.

After bouncing around the gymnasium as BES students filed in, KC Wolf slowly began to transform into the person underneath, Dan Meers, who has been playing the mascot for 23 years.

Once every piece of the costume had been removed, Meers told students how much he loves his job and showed a video of KC Wolf riding jet skis, water skiing, riding ATVs and generally just having fun on the field before games.

“But it’s always good to come home,” he said, after he told students he’d just visited New York City where children had called him Chucky Cheese.

CITY, MO. (Shane Patton, MSM Sports Media) – The Kansas City Chiefs appear ready to start backup quarterback Brady Quinn against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday as starter Matt Cassel has yet to practice after suffering a concussion last Sunday.

Cassel, who has taken every snap this season, was injured in the fourth quarter during the Chiefs home 9-6 home loss to the Ravens and has not been medically cleared to play.

Backup Brady Quinn, who hasn’t started since 2009, is expected to take all the first-team snaps this week as the 1-4 Chiefs prepare for their matchup with the 1-3 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

With Quinn rusty and starting for the first time in three years, expect the Chiefs to continue to run the ball early and often.

Jamaal Charles should continue to get the bulk of the carries as Peyton Hillis remains limited with a high ankle sprain.

“It goes back to the late ’80s, early ’90s, when the fans learned they could have a big impact on the game,” Hunt said. “I’m going to guess that most of Derrick’s sacks came at home, and it was because of the noise. It’s harder for offenses to function in that environment.

“Confidence is so important in sports, but particularly in pro football because the difference between the teams is very, very small. The Chiefs expect to win at home, and that mental aspect makes a huge difference.”

While some frustrated fans cheered when struggling Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel left Sunday’s game with a concussion, historically the fan base has been boisterously supportive.

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