The Thanksgiving Fix: Chiefs News On Turkey Day


The Kansas City Chiefs may not make the playoffs this season but they have given us a lot to be thankful for this season. After a terrible 0-3 start, the Chiefs could have given up and set their season on an ugly and uninteresting path. Instead they fought back, winning four in a row, including a thrilling and wild Monday Night Football victory over the San Diego Chargers.

I don’t know how the rest of the season will go now that Kyle Orton is entering the picture but I do know my team isn’t going to give up. As long as they keep fighting, I’ll enjoy the games and enjoy watching some of the young players develop.

I’m also thankful for Arrowhead Addict, our kick-ass staff of writers, our editor, Natasha, and our art director, Tony.

Most of all I am thankful for all of you. Thanks for showing up every day and making this site a fun place to hang out, debate and talk Chiefs. We truly do this for you. We are your servants. Well, except for Big Matt who is more like your creepy uncle.

We’ve got some Chiefs news for you after the jump.

Have a wonderful day of football, fellowship and food!

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The addition of Orton would seem to indicate the Chiefs are uncomfortable with Palko as their starting quarterback for the season’s final six games. Palko inherited the starter’s job last week after the Chiefs lost Matt Cassel for the season because of a hand injury.

Palko completed 24 of 37 passes for 230 yards in his debut Monday night against the Patriots. But he also threw three interceptions as the Chiefs lost 34-3.

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“I think it came at a good time for us,” said Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, who is nursing a thumb injury. “We had some guys that were real close to getting back to healthy and that week off helps. It was hard to push through the weeks that it took us to get to there, but I think you’d rather have the bye now than in Week 4 or 5. You want to get into as much of the season as you can so the rest comes at the right time.”

Pittsburgh had already held two practices this week before Kansas City made it onto the field for a walkthrough late Wednesday afternoon.

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Palko sat next to Haley and reviewed film during the entire three-plus hour flight and was in the Chiefs film room until 10:00 PM Tuesday evening.

“I said, ‘Did you sleep on the plane after you left watching with me? No, I couldn’t sleep.’ And I said, ‘Well, you need to go get some sleep,’ and I had to kick him out of here last night,” explained Haley. “And last week, it was probably at about midnight, that I started getting texts from Kurt Warner saying, ‘Let him go.’ I said, ‘I’m not keeping him. He’s as bad as you.’

“Those are good qualities to have and it won’t mean that you’re successful, but it’ll give you a chance to be successful, and that’s where we are.”

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