Sunday, September 15, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Kansas City Chiefs
By Adam Teicher
Observed in the locker room after the Kansas City Chiefs’ 17-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys:
Knile Davis? Really? Rookie Knile Davis was a spectacular but profoundly unreliable kickoff returner in camp and the preseason because he had trouble handling the ball. He was Andy Reid’s choice to return the kickoff with the Chiefs ahead 17-16 with less than four minutes remaining. Sure enough, he fumbled, though he beat the Cowboys to the ball and recovered. He was returning to provide a break for the more reliable Quintin Demps. “He’s supposed to catch the football and do what you’re supposed to do," Reid said. “[Davis is] a professional. You practice it. Get in there and do the right thing."
Injury update: Tight end Anthony Fasano (ankle), offensive tackle Branden Albert (shoulder) and defensive lineman Mike DeVito (stinger) all returned to the game despite injuries, but their situations bear watching given that the Chiefs play on Thursday night against the Eagles in Philadelphia.
All in red: The Chiefs came out in all-red uniforms, pants and jerseys for the first time in memory, if not ever. “Guys had fun with it," quarterback Alex Smith said. “I know it was the first time around here in a long time or if ever. I don’t know who gets credit for that. I have no idea. Some guys came to Coach with it in one of our meetings, and then it kind of went behind closed doors and it came back to us."