A year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs led the NFL in turnover differential with a plus-18 and ranked second in takeaways with 36. After two games, they have yet to force a turnover and are minus-3 in turnover differential.
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Chiefs players, coaches, cheerleaders, staff, and mascot KC Wolf took turns encouraging the Chiefs faithful Friday evening in front of Union Station before Sunday’s home opener against the Titans. The rally was combined with a celebration of Union Station’s 100th year.
Former Chiefs linebacker Chris Martin has sued the team for copyright infringement over the improper use of his artwork. The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, alleges that the Chiefs Ambassadors, a the team’s former players group, used Martin’s artwork as their logo without his permission.
Eric Bieniemy is the man in charge of cultivating the Kansas City Chiefs running backs, and he uses whatever he has can — namely his booming voice — to make sure his passion and enthusiasm for football rubs off on his players.
Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith usually laughs when he hears he’s a “game manager,” a nice way of saying he’s the kind of QB expected to basically stay out of the way. But Smith has an opportunity to change what’s said of him around the league. He played what may have been his best game with the Chiefs on Sunday, pushing to within two yards of tying or (more likely) going for the win at Denver.
Jamaal Charles, who was injured during the KC Chiefs’ loss in Denver last Sunday, returned to practice on Thursday. But safety Eric Berry and running back De’Anthony Thomas did not participate in practice.
Before the 2013 draft, the KC Chiefs nearly traded Branden Albert to the Miami Dolphins but instead put the franchise tag on him for another season. Last spring, he signed a five-year contract with Miami, and so far, Albert has rewarded the Dolphins’ belief in him. The 0-2 Chiefs play the 1-1 Dolphins on Sunday in Miami.