Chiefs news for January 28, 2023
Good morning AG!
Today in Chiefs’ history, I’m sure y’all will find something. Sure enough. In 1969, the Chiefs drafted some QB/RB from Iowa, Edward Podolak and a WR from the the University of Houston, Elmo Wright. They were ok. In 2018, Mike Garrett was inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Also, in 1960 (I think), the AFL approved the 2pt conversion. The NFL, stodgy as it was, would wait until 1994 to get onboard with it.
There were several notable deaths; Henry VIII in1547, Francis Drake, who helped defeat the Spanish Armada, in 1596, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim, the father of modern Finland, in 1951 and Charlemagne, sometimes called the ‘Father of Europe’ in 814.
In 2014, Pop artist Lorde wins a Grammy for her song “Royals”, which was inspired by a photo of George Brett.
Now the news.
Chiefs HC Andy Reid provides injury updates following Friday practice | Chiefswire
“Really, the only one that didn’t practice was Justin Watson,” Reid said. “He’s sick. Everybody else went through this (and) did a nice job with it. Really, all week.”
Chiefs’ Steve Spagnuolo describes challenge of sacking Joe Burrow in AFC title game | Chiefswire
In comments to the media on Thursday, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo made it clear that getting Burrow to the ground was his top priority in this week’s matchup.
These details helped Chiefs punter become All-Pro: ‘I’m just trying to keep rolling’ | KC Star
Townsend says, in the simplest terms, he was looking to improve his attack angle to the ball. That starts before the kick even happens, as if a punter’s strides are too long before he makes contact, the result can be that your heel kicks your butt on the backswing.
Travis Kelce Added to Chiefs’ Injury Report Ahead of AFC Championship | Heavy
Hopefully, Kelce practicing fully on Friday means that being listed on the injury report was just a procedural move by the Chiefs and doesn’t actually put Kelce’s status for the AFC Title Game against the Cincinnati Bengals in jeopardy.
Chiefs TE Travis Kelce Sounds Off on Bengals’ Trash Talk | Heavy
Travis, much like quarterback Patrick Mahomes, has heard the Bengals’ trash talk but doesn’t want to engage with it by throwing shots back.
Will Patrick Mahomes be able to play like Patrick Mahomes? | PFT
Some have questioned whether he really has a high ankle sprain. Maybe he does, and maybe he simply has superhuman recovery powers. Or maybe he doesn’t.
Travis Kelce explains bizarre hand-wipe on Patrick Mahomes in Chiefs’ win over Jaguars | Chiefswire
Perhaps Chiefs fans should view this more as an act of brotherly love than a disgusting act of malice against Mahomes, who he clearly has an excellent relationship with.