Sunday, September 29, 2013
Locker Room Buzz: Kansas City Chiefs
By Adam Teicher
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Observed in the locker room after the Kansas City Chiefs' 31-7 win over the New York Giants:
Walking wounded: Pro Bowl punter Dustin Colquitt injured his knee in the first quarter when the Giants deflected one of his kicks. The situation appeared ominous when Ryan Succop, the kicker, began practicing punts into a net along the sideline while Colquitt received medical attention. The Chiefs would have missed Colquitt's deft touch inside the 20. But he stayed in the game and finished with another big game: a 44.6-yard average on five kicks with two downed inside the 20.
Turn of events: A month ago, tight end Sean McGrath was on waivers after being released by the Seattle Seahawks, meaning his career was balanced on the whims of a team claiming him. The Chiefs were that team, fortunately for them because injuries forced Anthony Fasano and Travis Kelce out of their lineup. McGrath tied with Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster for the team lead with five catches Sunday and scored Kansas City's first touchdown.
Fisher out: Tackle Eric Fisher, the first pick in this year's NFL draft, received a concussion and didn't play in the second half. Donald Stephenson took his place and the Chiefs didn't lose anything with Fisher out of their lineup.