The Chiefs are settled at many positions and the battles are for reserve spots. But one position is heated and the candidates are even — long snapper. The competition is between James Winchester and Andrew East.
It was hardly a groundbreaking performance, but quarterback Alex Smith said the Chiefs’ first-string offense was better in their 14-13 win over Seattle on Friday than it was in the preseason opener at Arizona on Aug. 15.
Defensive tackle Dontari Poe’s recovery from offseason back surgery seems to be going well, according to Chiefs coach Andy Reid. Poe says he’s going to play week one, but Reid says doctors will have to evaluate him.
The Chiefs didn’t have an injury update Saturday for outside linebacker Dee Ford, who never saw the shot he took in the ribs from Seattle running Christine Michael in second quarter of the Chiefs’ 14-13 preseason victory Friday at Arrowhead Stadium.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid on Saturday offered some second-day thoughts on the offensive line’s performance in Friday’s 14-13 preseason victory over Seattle, especially regarding Paul Fanaika and guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, who got their first starts as the Chiefs battle injuries.
The Chiefs’ Chris Conley raised eyebrows when he returned a punt from the end zone late in the Chiefs’ 14-13 preseason victory Friday over the Seattle Seahawks, but Conley was just following coaches’ orders.
Fans who attended the Chiefs’ preseason game Friday night against the Seattle Seahawks saw new padding on the walls that surround the field at Arrowhead Stadium. The 50-yard markers are also gold to commemorate the 50th Super Bowl this season.
Quarterback controversy or merely a product of the preseason? Whatever the case, many Kansas City Chiefs fans expressed their desire to see Chase Daniel become the starting quarterback at the expense of Alex Smith.
The Chiefs ran a special message on the video board welcoming Eric Berry back to Arrowhead on Friday night. “I made sure to have my windows down,” he said about driving into the parking lot on Friday. Why? He wanted to smell the barbecue.
Chiefs outside linebacker Dee Ford started over Tamba Hali in Friday’s preseason game against Seattle at Arrowhead Stadium and made the most of it with an active first half. He also came back to the bench after a hard hit that kept him on the turf for a few moments.