December 2011 - Kansas City Chiefs Wiretap

Succop Signs Extension With Chiefs

Dec 31, 2011 6:21 PM

Chiefs kicker Ryan Succop has signed a $14 million, five-year contract extension with the team. The contract includes a $2 million signing bonus, according to a person who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Associated Press

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Chiefs Extend Siler For Another Year

Dec 31, 2011 6:09 PM

The Chiefs signed linebacker Brandon Siler to a one-year contract extension after he missed all of this season because of a torn Achilles tendon. Siler was expected to compete for time at middle linebacker alongside Pro Bowl selection Derrick Johnson after spending last season with the Chargers. He had a good start to training camp but was hurt in late August, and had surgery to repair his Achilles a few days later.

Associated Press

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Waived By Broncos, Orton Can Keep Denver From Postseason

Dec 25, 2011 5:51 PM

Heading into Week 17, the Broncos need to beat the Chiefs to make the playoffs as the AFC West champions. Denver released quarterback Kyle Orton, who is now starting for Kansas City, on Nov. 22. "We knew it was a possibility," Broncos executive John Elway said of facing Orton after cutting him loose. "So, here it is. We have to go out there and play well. It was best for the team, bottom line. We made that decision knowing this was a possibility. Now we have to do it."

Denver Post

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Romeo Crennel Endorsed For Full-Time Job

Dec 22, 2011 7:21 PM

The endorsements for Romeo Crennel to get the Chiefs' full-time job keep coming, according to an ESPN.com report. Offensive coordinator Bill Muir offered unsolicited support of Crennel on Thursday, one day after linebacker Tamba Hali said he'd like to see the Chiefs' defense coordinator and current interim coach get the job on a permanent basis.

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RealGM's Week 15 Rundown

Dec 18, 2011 8:28 PM


Atlanta 41, Jacksonville 14 Trench Counter: Falcons +17.3, Jaguars -17.3 In need of a win to bolster their playoff chances, the Atlanta Falcons (9-5) dominated the Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) at the Georgia Dome on Thursday night. The Falcons led 27-0 at halftime and then 41-0 before the Jaguars saved some face with a pair of touchdowns. Atlanta had 20 first downs, held the ball for more than 38 minutes and racked up 373 total yards. Jacksonville was limited to just 207 total yards and committed four turnovers. Matt Ryan went 19-for-26 with 224 yards and three touchdowns despite standing on the sidelines for a majority of the fourth quarter. Ryan hooked up with Roddy White ten times for 135 yards and a pair of scores. The Falcons sacked Jacksonville rookie Blaine Gabbert five times and Corey Peters returned a fumble 13 yards for a touchdown early in the third period. Dallas 31, Tampa Bay 15 Trench Counter: Cowboys +19.4, Buccaneers -19.4 Tony Romo accounted for four touchdowns in the first half as the Dallas Cowboys (8-6) cruised to an easy win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-10) on Saturday night. Romo finished with 249 yards, three touchdowns passes and another one on the ground as Dallas excelled offensively. The Cowboys collected 28 first downs, went 7-for-13 on first down, held the ball for nearly 38 minutes and had 399 total yards. The Buccaneers didn't score until early in the third quarter when Dekoda Watson returned a Romo fumble seven yards for a score. The Cowboys responded with a field goal before Josh Freeman connected with Dezmon Briscoe for a 13-yard touchdown, which was Tampa Bay's only offensive score of the game. The Buccaneers struggled mightily, managing just 190 total yards and seven first downs. Miami 30, Buffalo 23 Trench Counter: Dolphins +9.6, Bills -9.6 Reggie Bush powered the Miami Dolphins (5-9) over the Buffalo Bills (5-9) thanks to a tremendous effort on the ground after struggling early on. Bush ran for a career-high 203 yards on 25 carries, including a 76-yard touchdown run with 5:41 left in the fourth quarter that gave Miami a 30-13 lead. Matt Moore played well for the Dolphins, going 10-for-20 with 217 yards and two scores, one to Brandon Marshall and another to Anthony Fasano. Ryan Fitzpatrick struggled, despite throwing for 316 yards and two scores. Both of his touchdowns came in the final six minutes with Buffalo playing against Miami and the clock. He tossed three interceptions, although his receivers gave him little help on balls that weren't badly thrown. The victory was the first for interim coach Todd Bowles, who replaced Tony Sparano this week. Seattle 38, Chicago 14 Trench Counter: Seahawks +15.8, Bears -15.8 The Seattle Seahawks (7-7) continue to play surprisingly tough football, beating the Chicago Bears (7-7) at Solider Field thanks in part to a pair of defensive touchdowns. Seattle held Chicago to 221 total yards and forced five turnovers, including a 20-yard interception return by Red Bryant in the third quarter and a 42-yard interception return by Brandon Browner in the final period. The Seahawks, trailing 14-7 at halftime, scored 31 unanswered points in the second half. Tarvaris Jackson went 19-for-31 with 227 yards and a touchdown to help lead Seattle offensively, while Marshawn Lynch carried the ball 20 times for 42 yards and two scores. Caleb Hanie struggled yet again, going 10-for-23 with 111 yards, a touchdown and three interceptions. Carolina 28, Houston 13 Trench Counter: Panthers +7.1, Texans -7.1 After clinching their first-ever playoff berth last week, the Houston Texans (10-4) failed to show against the Carolina Panthers (5-9). The Panthers sprinted out to a 21-0 lead and held on after a charge in the second half to ensure victory. Cam Newton went 13-for-23 with 149 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing seven times for 55 yards. Houston outgained Carolina, but the Texans were just 2-for-9 on third down. Arian Foster lost a fumble, but he rushed 16 times for 109 yards and a score while also hauling in five passes for 58 yards. He was the team's leading rusher and receiver. Texans rookie quarterback T.J. Yates struggled, throwing for 212 yards and two interceptions on 19-for-30 passing. Indianapolis 27, Tennessee 13 Trench Counter: Colts +7, Titans -7 The Indianapolis Colts (1-13) won for the first time this season as they put a damper on the playoff hopes of the Tennessee Titans (7-7) in the process. The Colts didn't explode offensively, but they made timely plays and limited the Titans despite extended drives. Tennessee had 21 first downs and 388 total yards, against 10 first downs and 287 yards for Indianapolis, but they committed three turnovers. Dan Orlovsky managed a good game, going 11-for-17 with just 82 yards, but he tossed the go-ahead touchdown on an 18-yard pass to Reggie Wayne midway through the third period. Jacob Lacey then returned an interception 32 yards to give the Colts a 17-6 edge. Donald Brown, who had 16 carries for 161 yards on the afternoon, put the game away on an 80-yard run with less than four minutes remaining in regulation. Kansas City 19, Green Bay 14 Trench Counter: Chiefs +4.3, Packers -4.3 The Kansas City Chiefs (6-8) completed the biggest upset of the 2011 season as they handed the Green Bay Packers (13-1) their first loss of the year. The Chiefs amassed 438 total yards and only allowed Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense to hold the ball for less than 24 minutes overall. Rodgers didn't commit a turnover, but he had his worst statistical game of the season -- going 17-for-35 with 235 yards and two touchdowns (one through the air and another on the ground). Kansas City played under interim coach Romeo Crennel, who took over for fired head man Todd Haley. Green Bay led for a few minutes in the third quarter and Rodgers brought them to within five points after scoring on an eight-yard dash with just over two minutes left in regulation. The Packers were unsuccessful in their attempt at an onside kick after the score. New Orleans 42, Minnesota 20 Trench Counter: Saints +21.8, Vikings -21.8 The New Orleans Saints (11-3) submitted a dominant offensive performance against the Minnesota Vikings (2-12) thanks to none other than Drew Brees. He went 32-for-40 with 412 yards and five touchdowns. The Saints had 36 first downs, 573 total yards and held onto the ball for close to 39 minutes. He connected with nine different receivers and threw touchdown passes to four (Lance Moore, Darren Sproles, Jimmy Graham and John Gilmore). Christian Ponder wasn't horrible, throwing for 120 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, but the Minnesota defense couldn't stop Brees and the Saints. Adrian Peterson returned from injury and ran 10 times for 60 yards, while running back Toby Gerhart led the team with four receptions for 46 yards and two touchdowns. Washington 23, N.Y. Giants 10 Trench Counter: Redskins +2.9, Giants -2.9 The Washington Redskins (5-9) played spoiler by defeating the New York Giants (7-7) at MetLife Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Redskins jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held on to beat their NFC East rival. Washington held New York without a touchdown until Ahmad Bradshaw ran in for a three-yard score with just 33 seconds left in regulation. The Giants had 22 first downs and 324 total yards, but Eli Manning threw three interceptions and they went 3-for-9 on third down. The Redskins had fewer first downs and total yards, but they committed just two penalties and held onto the ball for close to 35 minutes. Cincinnati 20, St. Louis 13 Trench Counter: Bengals -1, Rams +1 The Cincinnati Bengals (8-6) didn't play that well, but they had enough to top the St. Louis Rams (2-12). They trailed at halftime, but scored 17 consecutive points to take a 20-6 edge into the final half of the fourth quarter. St. Louis was held out of the end zone until there was just 1:08 left when Kellen Clemens found Danario Alexander for a 25-yard touchdown. The Rams had 305 total yards, but they went just 2-for-13 on third down. The game was quite ugly with the teams combining for 21 penalties for 210 yards. Cincinnati's rookie receiver, A.J. Green, who briefly left with an injury, had a game-high 115 yards on six receptions. Detroit 28, Oakland 27 Trench Counter: Lions -7.9, Raiders +7.9 The Detroit Lions (9-5) scored two touchdowns in the final five minutes to stun the Oakland Raiders (7-7) in California. Matthew Stafford, who led the comeback, finished with 391 yards and four touchdown passes, two of which went to Calvin Johnson, who hauled in nine catches for 214 yards in the win. Stafford found Johnson for the game-winning touchdown with less than a minute left in regulation. Carson Palmer helped move the ball down field in place for a 65-yard field goal attempt to win the game, but Detroit blocked the attempt by Sebastian Janikowski. Palmer finished 32-for-40 with 367 yards and a score, connecting often with Darrius Heyward-Bey. DHB had eight receptions for 155 yards and a score. New England 41, Denver 23 Trench Counter: Patriots +7.5, Broncos -7.5 The New England Patriots (11-3) solved the puzzle that is Tim Tebow as they beat the Denver Broncos (8-6) and won the AFC East title in the process. Tom Brady had 320 yards and two touchdowns, while the three-headed rushing monster of Stevan Ridley, Danny Woodhead and BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for 28 times for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Tebow went 11-for-22 with 194 yards and scrambled 12 times for 93 yards and two scores, but he didn't have enough help from his defense to complete another late-game comeback victory. Willis McGahee and Lance Ball helped Tebow dominate on the ground, combining to rush 18 times for 134 yards and another score on the ground. Arizona 20, Cleveland 17 (OT) Trench Counter: Cardinals +6.9, Browns -6.9 The Cleveland Browns (4-10) led 17-7 in the third quarter, but the Arizona Cardinals (7-7) stormed back as they scored 13 unanswered points to end the game. Jay Feely kicked the game-winning 22-yard field goal in overtime. John Skelton started at quarterback for the Cardinals with Kevin Kolb on the mend. He went 28-for-46 with 313 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Beanie Wells helped balance the offense with 15 rushes for 51 yards and a score. Seneca Wallace, who had 226 passing yards and a touchdown, started for the concussed Colt McCoy. Greg Little was Wallace's top target. The rookie wide receiver had five catches for 131 yards and a touchdown. Cleveland's defense sacked Skelton four times, had eight tackles for loss and six pass deflections. Philadelphia 45, N.Y. Jets 19 Trench Counter: Eagles +22.6, Jets -22.6 The Philadelphia Eagles (6-8) dominated a turnover-filled game against the New York Jets (8-6) in South Philadelphia. The Eagles jumped out to a 28-0 lead and LeSean McCoy finished things off with two rushing touchdowns in the second half. Each team committed four turnovers, but the Eagles were better at capitalizing on mistakes. Michael Vick passed for 274 yards, a touchdown and an interception, while McCoy finished with 102 yards and three scores on 18 carries. Mark Sanchez tossed a pair of interceptions and also lost a fumble in the damaging loss. The embattled quarterback went 15-for-26 with 150 yards and two scores, one to Santonio Holmes and another to Plaxico Burress. The Eagles pestered the Jets all afternoon, sacking Sanchez four times, deflecting six passes and returning a Holmes fumble for a touchdown.

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Chiefs Stun Packers With First Loss

Dec 18, 2011 4:07 PM

The Chiefs stunned the Packers 19-7 on Sunday afternoon at Arrowhead Stadium, handing the defending Super Bowl champions their first loss of the 2011 season. Kansas City took a 6-0 lead into halftime thanks to a pair of field goal, but Green Bay grabbed the lead with on a two-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Rodgers to Donald Driver. However, the Chiefs would score the next 13 points of the game to take control. Rodgers marched the Packers down the field to score on an eight-yard quarterback dash with 2:04 left in the fourth quarter, but the Chiefs recovered the ensuing kick and got enough first downs to ensure victory.

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Crennel To Start Orton At QB

Dec 15, 2011 12:38 AM

Romeo Crennel stepped to the podium inside the Chiefs’ practice facility, and promptly named Kyle Orton is starting quarterback. In just a shade over 48 hours since he was appointed the interim coach in place of the fired Todd Haley, Crennel has already put his stamp on the franchise. Tyler Palko is out and Orton is in as the starting quarterback.

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Crennel Wants Chiefs Job, Will Get Interview

Dec 13, 2011 5:05 PM

Romeo Crennel wants to be the head coach of the Chiefs. Crennel said he still has the "competitive energy" it takes to be a head man in the NFL. He spoke Tuesday for the first time since he was appointed interim coach. He will lead the Chiefs for the final three games after Todd Haley was fired on Monday.

NFL.com

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Pioli Accepts Blame For Kansas City's Struggles

Dec 13, 2011 4:54 PM

Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli has accepted responsibility for the lack of depth in the organization that has resulted in the lackluster performance on the field. Pioli fired coach Todd Haley on Monday with the team in the midst of a 5-8 season that has been marked by devastating injuries and many blowouts. He says that he is just as responsible for the state of affairs after failing to provide adequate backups at several key positions. Among the starters the Chiefs have lost for the season are quarterback Matt Cassel, running back Jamaal Charles, safety Eric Berry and tight end Tony Moeaki.

Associated Press

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Report: Haley Nearly Resigned Last Week

Dec 13, 2011 9:29 AM

Todd Haley, whom the Chiefs fired as coach on Monday, indicated to The Kansas City Star as recently as last week that he might resign from his position. He would have done so in order to retain the right to talk about working for the team. According to the report, most NFL separation agreements contain a confidentiality clause to prevent former employees from publicly speaking about working for the organization once the sides have parted ways.

NFL.com

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Chiefs Fire Todd Haley
The Kansas City Chiefs announced that Todd Haley has been relieved of his duties as head coach effective immediately.

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Orton Comes In For Chiefs, Leaves Injured
Kyle Orton came into the game for the Chiefs, but injured his finger on his first and only play.

Associated Press