Practice Report 12/11 Update

From the Truman Sports Complex

CB Brandon Flowers is listed as questionable on the official injury report that the Chiefs turned in to the NFL office Friday afternoon.

Flowers has been dealing with a shoulder  injury and in the early part of Friday’s practice outside, he was on the stationary bike. The Chiefs listed him as a limited participant in the session. Flowers missed Thursday’s workout because of the shoulder problem, which is something he’s dealt with all season.

Head coach Todd Haley said Flowers was improved from Thursday to Friday. Haley wouldn’t say who would start if Flowers can’t go, but more than likely it would be Travis Daniels, who has been serving as the nickel back for the last three weeks.

Everybody else on the injury report is listed as probable: RB Jamaal Charles (shoulder), RB Dantrell Savage (ankle), DE Wallace Gilberry (back), G Andy Alleman (knee) and LB Justin Rogers (thigh).

The Chiefs worked outside in Friday’s practice, under sunny skies and temperatures in the low 30s. The weather forecast for Sunday afternoon is cloudy, with temps in the low to mid 40s and a chance of rain.

Also, the team announced Friday morning that Sunday’s game will be broadcast locally and not blacked out. The team said early in the week that they needed to sell 3,500 tickets for the blackout to be lifted. It makes the streak of Chiefs games on local TV 156 consecutive games.

8 Responses to “Practice Report 12/11 Update”

  • December 11, 2009  - jimbo says:

    Ouch!!! If Flowers is out. Who is going to guard T.O.?

  • December 11, 2009  - el cid says:

    No blackout so we get to watch. May be good or bad depending on your outlook. Haley and team (heck, we) need a win at home. It is hard to find positives with loses.

    Will not go into it but Petro had an interesting comment on today’s show about the future and what “may” be Clark Hunt’s view of what to do, anyone else listen?

  • December 11, 2009  - ThunderChief says:

    el cid,

    You tease with those Petro/Hunt comments. I did not listen but would be interested in what Hunt “may” do.

    I’m reminded of a comment made by the young Hunt when he said something on the order of, “I don’t have the patience of my father”.


  • December 11, 2009  - el cid says:

    It is NOTHING Hunt said to anyone, Petro suggested it depends on how Hunt looks at things. The upcoming uncapped year could be considered a real mess by owners because some will over pay to stock their rosters while other may not want to spend that much money. Also Hunt sets on the NFL board to work out the future of it and the union….. So Hunt may decide to ignor the insanity of it all and forgo any further rebuilding. He might be willing to lose for two more years until economic sanity returns to the NFL. Two more years of the Chiefs losing without investing in players and then in 2012 the Chiefs return to trying to put together a winner.

    I may have it crooked because I would not find it acceptable to sit on the side lines while the Dallas of the world grab every player and the Chiefs do nothing. Also this was roughly what Petro said. I think you can hear for yourself by going to their site. Just interesting because I can see a senario where it could happen.

  • December 11, 2009  - ThunderChief says:

    Thanks for overview el cid. The league is certainly sailing into unchartered waters if this next CBA isn’t signed, sealed and delivered in time to avert all the messy scenarios that could surface with an uncapped year.

    My instincts tell me that if that were to happen, we could very well see a situation similar to what MLB lives with at present with the big market teams more able to spend (and dominate) the dollars because of their advantanges in terms of local broadcast rights fees, huge potential fan base and advertising revenues being spent to reach far more folks than the little sisters of the poor franchises.

    Who knows what might be in the minds of a Wayne Weaver in Jax who can’t currently come close to selling out his home games or a Clark Hunt who might be reading the tea leaves as Petro suggests? Scary stuff.

  • December 11, 2009  - el cid says:

    We cannot tell the owners how much to spend or how much is enough to save. They make a ton on television rights but if they chose to not spend, that is the way it goes. JAX has blackouts but the owner still makes tons and that is ok.

    Probably will not happen, but Clark is no fool. He hired Pioli and disappeared except for his forages in the parking lot. He will do what is best for the Chiefs, yes, I believe he will. But that is not to say it will be the best for we fans. Not going to worry about it. Still got to fix the Pioli/Haley plan of patience and the process.

  • December 11, 2009  - Mad Chief says:

    Yeah, well…here’s a couple of thing Chris Chambers said after practice yesterday, regarding Cassel:

    “There were a couple of routes that you may have seen him double-clutch on,” Chambers continued. “I ran a route that was supposed to be three steps, and I ran five steps. He was ready to throw it, but I wasn’t ready to receive it. So, it looks bad on him.”


    “I was short on another route that was 12 yards,” Chamber went on to say. “It went over my head, but I was supposed to be at 16-18 yards. It looks like that on TV, but when you break it down on film it’s not like that. You can’t put it all on him.”

  • December 11, 2009  - arrowhead1978 says:

    Well that’s good to know that the chiefs picked up a veteran receiver who should know his job, but doesn’t or he know’s it but just doesn’t do it. May be the reason the Chargers let him go.

    It would definately suck for the NFL if there is no cap, you would have the Yankees in the NFL, being Dallas. I wonder how much more money would Dan Snyder of the Redskins spend a year…

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