So, is there really any kind of bulletin board material to motivate player for this game?
No. Not really.
If there is going to be any pregame friction between two players it is most likely going to be between the Chiefs rookie corner Marcus Peters and the Texans De’Andre Hopkins.
In the first game of the season the Texans stopped targeting Hopkins in the second half and the Chiefs wide out Jeremy Maclin ended up winning any battle for air supremacy. However, in this playoff game, I’d be shocked if Houston stopped targeting Hopkins at any point in this game.
Coaches and media alike are involved in this scourge of words. However, for some reason, it is more like a “love-fest”… than it is “pulp-friction.”
Here’s Head Coach Andy Reid loving on his own team,
"“They love coming to work… these guys come to work, they take care of each other, the old guys teach the young guys, they’re not hiding things from them, worried about… they’ve got a little security to them… they don’t worry about making everyone around them better [who then may end up taking their job]… they’re egoless in that way. You love that part of it. From a coach’s standpoint, you appreciate that.”"
Perhaps the most politically incorrect thing I’ve heard any Chiefs player say is, Chris Conley, “Now’s the time to shine”… as if the regular season games were not the time to shine. But, he’s a rookie and it’s a forgivable sin.
Many Chiefs have been quoted as saying, “This team is special” but not many players have expressed what that means with more clarity than the Chiefs defensive end Mike DeVito.
“It’s the talent level mixed with the maturity that make it so special.”
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