Not much went right for the Kansas City Chiefs during their 35-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. They allowed the Bills to run roughshod over their defense to the point where backups were playing in the fourth quarter, preseason game style. If some of the Bills linemen were to be believed, Chiefs' pass rusher Tamba Hali took out his aggression during the bad performance with what they are calling "cheap shots."
Center Eric Wood made mention of it in his post game interview, noting that they had accused Hali of the same sorts of things last season during Buffalo's 41-7 Week 1 win at Arrowhead Stadium. According to Wood, Hali went after both guard Andy Levitre and rookie tackle Cordy Glenn right before the end of the first half:
Wood noted Hali, playing his first game after serving a suspension for violating the NFL's substance-abuse policy, went after Levitre's neck and deliberately tried to hurt rookie left tackle Cordy Glenn's arm.
"It was stuff after the play, where they're trying to get a guy's arm out of socket or trying to twist a guy's head under a pile," Wood said. "We're not going to stand for that."
Levitre was later asked about the incident and he posited that Hali may have thought that a trip and fall on his part was malicious in nature, going for him violently.
"I think I tripped or something and fell, so he thought I was trying to cut him," Levitre said of Hali. "And he tried to twist my neck. He took both of his arms and pinched them around my helmet and [twisted]. So that got me going a little bit. So I reacted to that."
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