Notes and Quotes
With each exhibition, game the Chiefs defense plays Ryan
Sims gains leverage. The Chiefs defensive line has little
or no push on any pass rush. Its difficult to say
if Sims will have a presence in the middle this season
for the Chiefs, but since the team gave up two draft picks
two move up two spots to acquire the big defensive tackle
now might be the time to find out.
If the Chiefs dont get some pressure on the
QB, its not going to matter who they have back in
Dante Hall is playing above anyones expectations....
The offense looks good. The bad
news...They are going to have to score a ton of points
unless the defense improves.
Trent Green could not have asked for a better start.
Sign Ryan Sims
Weve always had a need to get Ryan
Sims in. Thats why we drafted him in the first round.
We want his butt here and it hurts us a little bit. Ive
said that all along.
Dick Vermeil kcchiefs.com
CK: Finally a member of the organization that understands
this. Now maybe he can explain it to the master negotiator.
[Trent] Green heard the boos. He heard people
question his heart. He read the stories about his interceptions.
And it changed him. Trent Green isnt funny now.
He isnt interested in opening up and letting everybody
know him. Hes just here to be efficient. Hes
just here to play football. And thats the shame
of it. Because Kansas City desperately needs a star at
Joe Posnanski kansascity.com
CK: Green will win over Kansas City with wins. He doesnt
have to be congenial. KC loves a winner and doesnt
care how many interviews he gives to reporters.
Bringing Willie Roaf in has been a great
addition, he brings an attitude not only to the left tackle
spot, but to the overall offensive line.
Trent Green, sports.yahoo.com
CK: Translation; it will be nice to have a future Hall
of Famer watching my back.
Sims is the ninth holdout of the Chiefs
past 12 first-round picks, tainting Petersons reputation
a bit. Peterson has bragged about what a tough negotiator
he is, but with a team that some think will compete in
the AFC West, hed be better advised to find a way
to get his best player and his top draft pick into camp.
Pete Prisco http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/5618220
CK: Better advised indeed.
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