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  Switch back to left defensive end good for Hali
Posted by: Wade Wilson - 10-30-2008, 11:29 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - No Replies


<h4></h4>By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star

From the very start, Tamba Hali never looked comfortable in his role as the next Jared Allen. He struggled with the expectations and generally looked out of place at his new position as the right defensive end.

So it was no surprise that Hali had his best game of the season against the Jets after the Chiefs returned him to his more natural position as the left end. He had a sack, his first of the season, and a couple of other pressures on Jets quarterback Brett Favre.

The Chiefs appear pleased enough with those results that Hali will stay on the left side for Sunday?s game against Tampa Bay at Arrowhead Stadium. Turk McBride is now the right end.

In the short term, the Chiefs might benefit, as they did against New York. In the bigger picture, it?s an acknowledgement that Hali won?t turn into the big-time pass rusher the Chiefs hoped he could become.

The right end is usually a team?s featured pass rusher because he attacks the quarterback from his blind side.

?I don?t feel like I was replacing Jared,? Hali said after practice Wednesday. ?He was a great, great player. I was just switching sides.

?But when he was here, we stopped the run on the left side and we sacked the quarterback on the right side. Now he?s not here and we?re not stopping the run on the left side, so I?ve got to come back to help our team do that.

?I did feel comfortable there, but the other team, they?re running the ball to their right side. So me, being on the (defense?s) right side, you don?t get many run plays. Then you?ve got to chase and you don?t get to make a lot of plays. Being on the left side, you play the run a lot more. You?re right there.?

In truth, the Hali-McBride switch is aimed at both players. The Chiefs wanted more pass rush from Hali but also didn?t think McBride was doing his part to help the run.

?It?s not a big deal, but it is an adjustment that we both have to deal with,? McBride said. ?Tamba is more comfortable on that side, so the coaches made this decision. We?re just trying to figure out who plays where the best.?

The Chiefs have more invested in Hali, who as their first-round draft pick in 2006 led the team in sacks with eight, or a half-sack more than Allen.

Allen then had his breakout season last year when he led the NFL with 15 1/2 sacks.

Hali?s 7 1/2 sacks seemed puny in comparison, but when Allen forced his trade to Minnesota, the Chiefs shifted Hali into the featured rusher spot.

The Chiefs have given up on that idea for now, though Hali might occasionally rush from right end during obvious passing situations. They also could return him to right end next season.

Certainly, they will need to find a pass rusher somewhere because McBride doesn?t look like the long-term solution.

?He feels more comfortable there,? coach Herm Edwards said of Hali. ?He feels at home there. He was there for two years. He was excited to be back over there.

?He did a good job. And he?s healthy. The last three games prior to this one, he wasn?t healthy. He had a (sore) knee, and he couldn?t maneuver like he?s capable of doing. He?s a lot healthier, and that?s good. He can get to the quarterback.?

Allen came to the Chiefs as a pass rusher but eventually developed into a complete player. He never lost that pass rusher?s mentality, a quality Hali may not have.

?I never think about the sacks,? he said. ?If it comes, it comes. If it doesn?t, it doesn?t. You strive to stop the run. If you do, then you get the opportunity to rush the passer and see if you can get there.

?We didn?t get a chance to pass rush from that side because most of the time they?re running the ball. The times I did get an opportunity, I felt I was successful, but I just didn?t quite get there. It?s a process. It?s not like I can?t rush from that side. I?m just more comfortable on the other side because that?s where I?ve been.?

That occasionally happens with players. Tampa Bay coach Jon Gruden said the Bucs were going through the same process with Gaines Adams, their first-round pick last year.

?Young players come into the league and (they?re) comfortable hitting fifth in the lineup, (they?re) more comfortable hitting second,? Gruden said. ?Some guys just feel more natural in a certain stance. You sometimes have to work through that.

?You?re not always right in your evaluations in terms of where a guy?s going to play. But I?ll tell you this: (Hali is) a good player. Those are the kinds of guys we?re looking for, whether he plays right end or left.?

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  Welcome Dallas Chief
Posted by: Lady in Red - 10-30-2008, 10:24 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (5)

lol, welcome to this wonderful site

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  LOOK HERE FOR ALL CHIEFS ONLINE! Includes link for TV coverage maps!
Posted by: ChiefsChick23 - 10-30-2008, 10:13 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (6)

Check here to see what's being broadcast for you locally: NFL Broadcast Maps (updated on Wednesdays for the NFL):

CHIEFS RADIO NETWORK  (Mitch Holthus & Kendall Gammon):
101 the Fox: http://www.kcfx.com
Flagship station of the Chiefs Radio Network.  Note - you can't stream on a mobile device.  This will only work on a desktop.

Entire list of CFN Channels can be found here: http://www.kcchiefsradio.com/affiliate-team/

Or you could pony up for NFL Game Pass on nfl.com.  I think you can get the radio live, but video is available of the game (plus other goodies) about 45 minutes after the game ends.


Streams can be found just before game time here: https://www.reddit.com/r/nflstreams/

There are usually multiple choices to be found.

CAREFUL! You do not have to install anything and it will try to get you to download all sorts of malware. Also ad-heavy. Try an ad blocker extension to keep the noise down.


KC Chiefs Games


Chiefs Training Camp at Missouri Western State University, in St. Joe: MWSU - Chiefs Page HOME

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  Welcome CC23
Posted by: HG - 10-30-2008, 10:05 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (42)

Glad you finally showed up.

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  Neat Stuff
Posted by: HG - 10-30-2008, 09:51 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (9)

Drawing a woman from the inside out.


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  Official Los Angeles Lakers Thread
Posted by: Unsmooth Moment - 10-30-2008, 12:27 AM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (51)

Lakers an early 2-0.. are looking good so far

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  NFL Should Stop Sweating World Series
Posted by: warthog - 10-29-2008, 10:36 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (8)

see if you can spot the swipe they take on the Royals here.
[url="http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/10/29/nfl-should-stop-sweating-the-world-series/"]NFL SHOULD STOP SWEATING THE WORLD SERIES[/url]
Posted by Mike Florio on October 29, 2008, 8:21 p.m.

So with four World Series games played last week and the ongoing rollout of the new fall television season, what was the highest rated show?

Giants at Steelers.

The interconference battle drew 22.3 million viewers. That's 6.8 million viewers more than the No. 2 show for the week, Game Four of the 2008 World Series.

The Giants-Steelers game also was the most-viewed show in 24 markets. That's 22 markets more than any other show.

And thus we again raise the question that we included in this week's SportingNews.com Ten-Pack: Why does the NFL vacate the Sunday night of the week [url="http://www.sportingnews.com/yourturn/viewtopic.php?t=478918"]during which the World Series is played[/url]?

By taking care to ensure that the game is played between teams from cities that don't have major league baseball (i.e., Green Bay, Jacksonville, Indianpolis, Tennessee, Kansas City, Carolina, New Orleans), or by targeting NFL franchises from cities whose baseball teams aren't expected to compete for a berth in the World Series (e.g., Pittsburgh, in pretty much any given year since 1992), the potential for competing with baseball for local-market eyeballs will be diminished.

So quit hiding from the World Series, NFL. Take it on, and whup its ass.

The fact that a game that kicked off at 4:15 p.m. EDT did better than any other show televised last week is all the evidence that anyone needs to conclude that football would still hold its own, even if a regular-season game is aired simultaneously with one of the several editions of baseball's championship round.

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  Me with 2 girls, one can be my wife
Posted by: warthog - 10-29-2008, 05:37 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (15)

This is the fantasy section right? Well that's mine. Wink

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  Member # - Jersey #
Posted by: Access Denied - 10-29-2008, 02:31 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - Replies (57)

I got Brandon Marshall #15 :groupwave:

who do you have?

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  Television Maps
Posted by: HG - 10-29-2008, 12:25 PM - Forum: 65 Toss Power Trap - No Replies

NFL Broadcast Maps.

[url="http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/"][color="#000000"]http://www.the506.com/nflmaps/ [/color][/url]

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