If you noticed it was quiet around Kansas City this weekend, that’s likely because the Chiefs weren’t playing due to the NFL bye week on their schedule. Players and coaches both had some extra time to either prepare or relax a bit in mid-season. For some players, it was also a nice time to rest and heal from the rigors of the season thus far. But reading Le’Ron McClain’s Twitter page, it’s clear that the Chiefs are also ready to get back into the swing of things.
McClain wrote this morning, “Just had a great workout with the squad.. Everybody glad to be back in building and we’re ready to Keep this journey going.” That’s good news that they’re back and focused because they have a rare opportunity this weekend to take advantage of an Oakland Raiders team that has some momentum, but they’re also reeling from the season-ending injury to their starting quarterback Jason Campbell.
It’s unclear yet who the Raiders will start, but it will likely be Kyle Boller no matter who they trade for (Carson Palmer?) or sign (David Garrard?). That should make the Chiefs pass rushers rather happy and signal a big day for Tamba Hali. The Chiefs can even their record at 3-3 this week with a win over the Raiders.