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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom today.
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–It’s red Friday. It’s Raiders week. Need I say more?
–Quarterback Alex Smith talked about the Chiefs/Raiders rivalry, per Reid Ferrin of KCChiefs.com:
“It’s new territory for me,” Smith said. “I’m not too unfamiliar. I grew up in San Diego, so I’m very familiar with the AFC West and a little bit about what it’s about. I’m excited; rivalries in the game of football are what makes it special at every level. For us at the NFL level, it’s these division games and they all kind of have their unique relationship, each one of the four teams. I’m excited for this and obviously, I was playing football in the Bay area, close to Oakland; I’m very familiar with them and I’m excited for it.”
Veteran linebacker Derrick Johnson also gives his thoughts on the Raiders:
“They are a very good team,” DJ said. “They’re very explosive; they have a lot of athletes on their team. (Raiders QB Terrelle) Pryor is the main one. He’s the guy that makes it all run. You can do a lot on offense, through him. He’s done a good job as a young quarterback that is up and coming.”
Terrelle Pryor seems to be a point of emphasis for the Chiefs this weekend. In another article from Ferrin, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton spoke on the Raiders’ quarterback:
“It’s obviously a major concern,” coach Sutton said. “Terrelle’s a really good football player. He’s playing the quarterback position very well, he’s right at around 68% [for completions]. He’s doing a great job of taking care of the football from a security standpoint. Anytime you add that other dimension, where you can extend a play, escape out of the pocket, and the thing he’s doing a great job of is he’s escaping and extending the play to throw the ball, that’s where he’s making a lot of plays. Obviously, he can take it and run upfield, any moment he desires to run, because he’s one of these elite speed guys. He’s a long-strider and you don’t appreciate how fast he’s running, until he goes by you; then you realize, that’s trouble.”
–Jamaal Charles has been dealing with some foot issues (toes). Doug Pederson, offensive coordinator, gave us the latest on Charles’ status:
“Jamaal’s the guy,” Pederson said. “He’s going to go; he’s a tough guy. Will we spell him from time-to-time with Cyrus (Gray) and Knile (Davis), yeah, we’ll do that and give him a blow; we did it last week and we’ll continue to do that. We’ll just monitor his progress, throughout the game. Jamaal’s very explosive and we need him on the football field; he understands that and he’ll be ready to go.”
Charles has been dealing with blisters on his toes.