8/8 Headlines: Big Returns Highlight Thursday's Game

Posted Aug 8, 2014

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Kevin Haskin: Big returns top highlight from Chiefs' first exhibition

Excerpt from the Topeka Capital Journal

“KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Gosh it sure is easy to love a new flame that flickers brightly. For the Kansas City Chiefs, two fleet rookies provided a couple of nitro burnouts Thursday that left any memories of Dexter McCluster in the duster.

Albert Wilson, a wide receiver by trade, scooted 65 yards with a kickoff return in the first quarter ‐‐ before the Chiefs had done anything offensively but go three‐and‐out on their first series, then lose the football on a strip/sack on their next possession…” READ MORE…

Photos: Chiefs vs Bengals, Preseason Game One

After rough start, Chase Daniel shows why Chiefs’ backup quarterback job is still his

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“Let’s start with the high‐five that never came. You may have missed this in the joyous chaos of a touchdown celebration. The score covers 69 yards on a perfectly delivered spiral from Chiefs quarterback Chase Daniel to tight end Travis Kelce, who then makes a mockery of the Bengals secondary by outrunning everyone to the end zone.

Touchdown. Daniel chases the play, arms in the air, smile on his face but when he gets down the field Kelce is doing ... well, he is doing some sort of celebration dance and then runs to the sideline past Daniel. After the game, in the locker room, it is suggested that Kelce left Daniel hanging on a high‐five…” READ MORE…

Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce shows off speed in return to game action

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“After undergoing offseason microfracture surgery on his right knee, there was some degree of intrigue about whether tight end Travis Kelce still had the explosiveness he flashed before the injury.

And while nothing that happened in the Chiefs’ 41‐39 victory in the the preseason opener against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday should qualify as a resounding answer, Kelce’s explosive 69‐yard touchdown catch in the second quarter is a positive sign…” READ MORE…

Sean Smith’s play a bright spot in otherwise dreary Chiefs secondary performance

Excerpt from The Kansas City Star

“It’s tempting to tamp down anything that happens in an NFL preseason game. It’s also impossible to know how to process much of the mishmash of the Chiefs’ 41‐39 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday.

But there was no rationalizing or averting the eyes from this…” READ MORE…

Big plays on D, special teams lead Chiefs past Bengals

Excerpt from the Associated Press

“The Kansas City Chiefs rolled to the playoffs last season thanks largely to an opportunistic defense and an explosive special teams unit that accounted for nearly a touchdown a game.

Evidently, nothing has changed this preseason…” READ MORE…

Chiefs kick returners stay aggressive in preseason opener

Excerpt from the Kansas City Star

“Rookie Albert Wilson brought a kickoff out from 5 yards deep and bolted through the wedge to the Cincinnati 40 for a 65‐yard return that set up the Chiefs’ first score, a 27‐yard field goal by Ryan Succop.

And rookie De’Anthony Thomas produced the most explosive play of the night when he burst 80 yards on a punt return that some players may have chosen to fair catch because Cincinnati’s Dre Kirkpatrick was in his face…” READ MORE…

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