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Cheifs Chatter

Mid-Week Update

9/13/2001

by CK Rairden
Landmark columnist

CHIEFS LOSE OUT ON POOLE

WR Keith Poole stiffed the Chiefs on Tuesday after receiving a phone call from his agent while he was visiting Arrowhead Stadium. The message—the Broncos have called and want to bring you back. Poole was released by the Broncos on final cut down day because of an
injured hamstring. The Broncos were in the market due to WR Ed McCaffrey’s season ending injury on Monday night. Poole said thanks but no thanks to the Chiefs.

He signed a 1-year deal worth a reported $500,000 on Wednesday with Denver.

• • •

ALEXANDER IFFY

WR Derrick Alexander was not able to finish practice on Wednesday. As of Wednesday night he was still listed as probable on the team’s official injury report. Look for a downgrade unless he can finish a practice.

He has been hampered by an Achilles injury and was
invisible during last Sunday’s game against Oakland finishing with no catches.

• • •


A TALE OF TWO KICKERS

While Chiefs’ Todd Peterson missed a 37-yard FG last week during the Oakland game at Arrowhead, Seahawks’ kicker Rian Lindell boomed a 52-yarder with three seconds left on the clock to win for the game winner.

Lindell went 3-4 accounting for all of Seattle’s scoring during their 9-6 week one victory in
Cleveland.

• • •

OFFICIAL BLUNDER

The NFL Referees Association wrote a letter to the NFL stating that they would work this weekend’s games (the games have since been called off) for free this weekend.

This statement was released through ESPN.Com:
”In somber acknowledgement of our national tragedy, and in solumn (sic) tribute to the innocent victims of this nationally tragedy, we offer the following,”

The NFLRA wrote in its letter.
“Should games be played this weekend, the NFLRA will work these games, undertake the work without publicity and donate all compensation for those games, without publicity.”

Without publicity? Then why release a statement?

It’s difficult to consider the NFLRA would attempt to garner sympathy during this difficult time. Here’s hoping this is just an oversight and not an attempt to take advantage.

According to the site, NFLRA President Ed Hochuli and executive director Bill Carollo wrote the letter.