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Kansas City Chiefs Notes, Quotes 2008-10-10


Kansas City Chiefs Notes, Quotes 2008-10-10
--QB Brodie Croyle admits he likely won't be operating at full capacity when he returns -- barring a complete relapse -- from a four-game absence and starts after the bye week in the Oct. 19 home game against Tennessee.


"I probably won't be 100 percent the rest of the year," said Croyle, who separated his right (throwing) shoulder in the third quarter of the season opener against New England.

"But I'm close enough," he insisted, adding that he felt confident he could make all the requisite throws. "It's one of those things that won't go away until you have a couple months to rest it. But, it's football. Everybody plays with pain."

Croyle got the medical green light to return to full practice in the bye week, and he expected to be taking all first-team snaps in that time.

"If I stay healthy, I'm going to go (against the Titans)," he said. "I just have to make sure that everything goes the way it's supposed to and we don't have any setbacks. I'm not altering my motion, which is the main thing we wanted to avoid."

--Trying to generate some pass rush will be a bye week priority for the Chiefs.

Kansas City has only three sacks all year, one of the league's lowest counts. Not even against two replacement tackles for Carolina last week could Kansas City get any pressure. On a play when they blitzed both LB Pat Thomas and SS Bernard Pollard, neither got to Jake Delhomme in time and he completed a 25-yard TD pass to his safety valve, RB DeAngelo Williams.

"We've got to find a way to put pressure on the quarterback," said Edwards, who is missing rush specialist Jared Allen -- traded to Minnesota last spring for four draft picks in the first, third (two) and sixth rounds -- more than anyone imagined. "That's a key if you're going to get off the field on third down."

Which the Chiefs aren't doing. Opponents have converted on 35 of 72 third-down chances, for a 48 percent rate.

BY THE NUMBERS: 14-10 -- Kansas City's halftime lead over Tennessee last Dec. 16 in Arrowhead before the Titans rallied for a 26-17 win with 13 straight points to end the game.

11 of 17 -- K.C.'s third-down conversion rate last year against the Titans, their best of the season.

29 of 75 -- Chiefs' third-down conversion rate this year.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "We break down too much, and we have so many young guys that everyone takes a turn." -- Coach Herm Edwards.



Author:Fox Sports
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Added: October 10, 2008

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