OTC: Chiefs Have Rocky Task In Philly Tonight On TNF / Parkins & CDot Get 3 Year Deal?

“I just think there is an increased professionalism (at Chiefs camp). It’s just better. I think it starts with the head coach and the quarterback. … The bottom line is that this (Chiefs) team is on track. This team will be a contender. I just don’t know if it will be right away.”
Bill Williamson, AFC West writer for ESPN.com, after visiting the Chiefs camp in August
GH: We get a glimpse tonight on whether or not the Chiefs have made the quantum leap from 2-14 to AFC contender. Will the Eagles be easy in their own nest? Read on.

“I just think it’s a really brutal task for the Chiefs. That’s a really tough test they have.”
Sam Mellinger, on the Chiefs game in Philadelphia tonight on national television, 810 AM

“The Eagles have lost seven straight at home.”
Josh Klingler, 980 AM
GH: And six of those seven losses were coached by Andy Reid.

“Eagles pulling out all the stops…McNabb jersey retired at halftime.. .hottest (ticket) of season. $150 for standing room!!! It’ll be nuts here.”
Frank Boal, @realfrankboal, who has been in Philadelphia all week covering the game for KSHB TV-41, Twitter
GH: Boal is a Villanova grad and so he knows the Philly fans. $150 for SRO? That is nuts. 

“I’ve never played in Philly but from what I’ve heard it’s pretty hostile. That east coast area is pretty hostile regardless.”
Derrick Johnson, 810 AM
GH: DJ is a Texas kind of guy, born and raised in Waco. Now, Waco has its own hostile history but you have to like how he categorizes the entire east coast as “hostile.” I am sure the Philly fans will not disappoint in living up to that stereotype. 

“I think if (Dontari) Poe can perform tonight (against the Eagles), he will have made it to the top. In my opinion, (Jason) Kelce is one of the best offensive linemen in the league. I watched that Chargers game and (Mike) Vick wasn’t even getting touched. If he can do well this week, he’ll have made it to the top.”
Nick Leckey, former NFL center, 810 AM
GH: Poe has exploded onto the NFL radar in his first two games this season. He already has analysts mentioning the Pro Bowl for the Chiefs’ second-year nose tackle. While you are captivated by the Eagles high-octane offense, focus too on how well Poe is able to get free and make plays tonight.

“It’s very different, that college style stuff. It’s fast but it’s just different. It’s different.”
Derrick Johnson, when asked to comment on Chip Kelly’s spread offense in Philadelphia, 810 AM

“There are no excuses for the offensive line play on this (Chiefs) team this year. None! They are not allowed on this show! They got rid of their experienced players. This should be the best offensive line in the league this year.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
GH: Kietzman still has a large stick up his rear because the Chiefs somehow went against his wishes and did not draft a quarterback with the first pick in the draft. I find it very entertaining.

“Andy told me in a private conversation, ‘That that’s the worst thing we could do. Everybody was beaten down to a pulp here.’”
Mitch Holthus, on why Andy Reid and John Dorsey did not choose to remind to everyone what a terrible situation they walked into when they replaced Romeo Crennel and Scott Pioli, 810 AM
GH: Well, so much for private conversations with Mitch.

“It’s like the air has changed out there. The entire energy of the place is different out there.”
Jeff Chadiha, on the difference at Arrowhead under John Dorsey and Andy Reid, 810 AM

“I am so happy for those guys.”
Bill Maas, on the Chiefs’ players being allowed to speak more freely and how much they appear to be enjoying their new work environment, 610 AM

“Here’s what Andy Reid brought to this team. He brought credibility. … I see a lot of buy-ins on this team.”
Jeff Chadiha, 810 AM

“(Andy Reid) is like a different guy. His personality, he was fun to be around yesterday. He was joking. He’s back to coaching football. He seems to be really happy and healthy right now.”
Brad Nessler, who will be calling play-by-play tonight for the Chiefs/Eagles game for the NFL Network
GH: That what BBQ do!

“Andy admitted that he’ll probably be gigging those guys a little bit.”
Brad Nessler, saying that Andy Reid is known to good-naturedly “trash talk” to his former players from the Chiefs’ sideline during the game, 810 AM

“I think they are going to contain (Mike) Vick tonight and Justin Houston is the guy who is going to shadow him.”
Nick Athan, WarpaintIllustrated.com
GH: Vick is 33 years old but he can still move. He challenged and beat 24-year-old LeSean McCoy in a 40-yard dash earlier this month. Although McCoy swears Vick cheated. Vick cheat? Really? 

“The magic number is 28. The Chiefs have to score 28 points (to beat the Eagles).”
Jake Gutierrez, 810 AM
GH: The problem with Jake’s logic here is that he was using scores from Philadelphia’s games over the last few years – when Andy Reid was coaching the Eagles. Chip Kelly’s offensive numbers are quite a bit different than Big Red’s. 

“They have run four more plays than Kansas City.”
Mitch Holthus, downplaying the speed in which the Eagles snap the ball, 810 AM

“Out of respect to Coach Andy Reid, the Hereford House will NOT be selling Philly Cheese Steaks for lunch today…you might try ordering a “ChiefSteak” if you really want one!”
Hereford House email

“Arrowhead is back! It never went anywhere but it was unbelievable on Sunday! After that (last) punt, it was at like a next level! It was kind of like a touchdown. It was cool. It was special. It was chill bumps all over the place! It was big red monster style! People were beating down the backs of chairs. I’m sure there are a bunch of chair backs missing.”
Dustin Colquitt, Chiefs punter, on the Arrowhead crowd cheering his punts on Sunday, 810 AM
GH: Please remember to return your chair back next Sunday for the Chiefs game against the Giants…and beat the hell out of it all over again.

“He didn’t get drafted for a reason. It’s the character and the smarts.”
Soren Petro, on Tyler Bray, the Chiefs third-string QB, 810 AM
GH: This statement from Petro is one of the more damning as I’ve heard him make about a hometown player. I can’t imagine Bray would take this one too kindly. Is Petro calling the allegations that Bray took money from boosters at Tennessee a sign of poor character? That seems like a stretch even for a sports talk jock.

“We just signed nice new contracts here on the Afternoon Drive and I don’t think we’re going anywhere.”
Danny Parkins, on reports that he has penned a three-year contract with 610 Sports
GH: Parkins has now made mention of his new three-year contract on Twitter and on his radio show. Obviously, he’s pretty proud of the deal he’s struck. So what does it mean for Kansas City sports talk radio listeners? Does Parkins have the chops to build an audience? Does 610 even care anymore if they grow or are they just content to just be average? Three years??? That’s an eternity in radio. Is Scott Pioli running 610? 

“I don’t want to get fired now. We haven’t beaten Kietzman yet.”
Danny Parkins, saying he wants to be cautious in what he says to his boss, 610 AM
GH: Beating Kietzman – the mantra of every scalpless soul who has ever sat in the afternoon-drive seat at 610 down the dial from KK’s Between the Lines juggernaut. How about just doing entertaining radio?

“Did you see the review on Toby Keith?”
Kevin Kietzman, to Danny Clinkscale, 810 AM
GH: Click.

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19 Responses to OTC: Chiefs Have Rocky Task In Philly Tonight On TNF / Parkins & CDot Get 3 Year Deal?

  1. Kyle says:

    “The magic number is 28. The Chiefs have to score 28 points (to beat the Eagles).”
    Jake Gutierrez, 810 AM
    GH: The problem with Jake’s logic here is that he was using scores from Philadelphia’s games over the last few years – when Andy Reid was coaching the Eagles. Chip Kelly’s offensive numbers are quite a bit different than Big Red’s.

    So the Eagles are averaging 31.5 Points per game and Jake is saying the Chiefs need to hold them to 27. Doesn’t really seem like to much of a stretch does it?

    • Stevo says:

      Our offense is pretty shitty…but our defense is damn good. Houston might not be Von Miller but he is absolutely a difference maker. Poe makes Tyson Jackson WAAAAY better. Turns out Pioli was pretty good at picking defensive players. He couldn’t hire a coach so they could reach their potential but at least he identified the talent well. Go Chiefs!

  2. mike t. says:

    “I think if (Dontari) Poe can perform tonight (against the Eagles), he will have made it to the top. In my opinion, (Jason) Kelce is one of the best offensive linemen in the league. I watched that Chargers game and (Mike) Vick wasn’t even getting touched. If he can do well this week, he’ll have made it to the top.”

    well that’s just it isn’t it? if the chiefs D can slow down the eagles offense, we have a chance. provided we can score more than 21 or 28 points. on that, i’m alot less confident about. our o-line is weak imo and without 4 or 5 avg yards per carry from charles, we’re exposed. i want a 3-0 chiefs, but if i were betting it’ll be 2-1. 28-14 eagles.

  3. Gavin says:

    I”s Petro calling the allegations that Bray took money from boosters at Tennessee a sign of poor character? That seems like a stretch even for a sports talk jock.”

    So you want to give Bray a pass for taking illegal benefits? OK. There’s varying schools of thought on that. But what about Bray’s DUI IN A BOAT?! Can we agree that operating a conveyance while drunk might be a sign of one’s character and/or brains?

  4. Dan says:

    The Chiefs played in Philly in 2009. I’m guessing DJ missed that game or he forgot about it.

  5. kcdave says:

    I have become a huge fan of Parkins and Cdot. I was skeptical at first, but they really have a good show with just enough non-sports mixed in also. There is a great chemistry with these guys also. They might give Kietzman a run for his money soon. The whitest white man alive, combined with the whitest black man ever, are very entertaining and refreshing after listening to KK morph into Don Fortune Jr over the last few years.

    • Hot Carl says:

      Their show is okay but yesterday during drive time they were discussing whether to date chick A or chick B. I turned it off a minute into it and when I switched back 20 minutes later they were still at it. I don’t mind some screwing around for laughs a la St John and his crew but Parkins and Carrington need to know when to shut that shit off and get back to sports.

  6. KCMonarch says:

    I have not listened to 810 in years and if there is anything I miss it is the usually well reasoned opinions of Leabo during football season. Is it asking too much to get a Leabo opinion or two in the OTC this fall? I cannot bring myself to endure KK or his lap dog. Thanks in advance. KCM

    • bs says:

      I thought Leabo was going to earn himself a spot on the bench this afternoon. KK (yesterday was bombing Ned Yost), today fawned all over Ryan Levevre’s defense of Ned. Leabo had the audacity to suggest that there were better managerial candidates out there besides Yost, and KK shit all over him. The money has to be pretty good to put up with the bullshit that Leabo and Clink have to deal with.

  7. KCMonarch says:

    GH: Boal is a Villanova grad and so he knows the Philly fans. $150 for SRO? That is nuts.

    Not only is it nuts, a quick scan of two online ticket brokers proves it is also inaccurate.

  8. JP says:

    Expect a high scoring game, and the Chiefs will move the ball on the Eagles Defense. I do like the Chiefs tonight in the range of 34-31 and it will go down to the wire. Don’t underestimate how much Andy wants this game tonight.

    As for DJ, wasn’t he in the Haley dog house at this point in 2009. Another sad reminder of the ineptness of the previous regime.

    • Kyle says:

      I will have to give Haley a bit of credit here. DJ was viewed as somewhat of a disappointment up to that point of his career. Haley stayed on his ass and lit a fire under him that exploded with the two pick 6 game to finish the 09 season in Denver. He has played at a Pro Bowl level ever since. Haley was an arrogant prick for the most part, but I think he helped DJ’s career immensely.

  9. Man Child says:

    Tonight pits the ultimate of competitors. No, not old school, and new school. Tonight’s football game is the epicenter of a war which has waged quietly, forever, in our souls. Do we believe West Coast pass happiness for 8 yards at a time will beat aggressive non-stop go for the throat football? Tomorrow, no matter how close the score, there will be only one winner. As for the other guy, he’ll know forever that nothing will ever be the same.

  10. Mysterious.j says:

    I am not at all a KK fan, but there is not one show on 610 I can even stand to hear the promos for during the Royals games. Parkins is especially lacking in any apparent talent.

  11. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    My goodness, the Eagles are TERRIBLE. I’ve never seen a snap so bad that it hits one of the gaurds. The Chiefs did it the KSU way, didn’t make huge blunders, played some defense, and waited for the other team to crap themselves. And the Eagles were happy to oblige.

  12. Harry Balczak says:

    The NFL this year just seems to be a mess of mistakes and blunders and the team that creates the least of them will win. Other than SF vs. Green Bay, every game I have watched so far this year falls into that category. I know that that it is not unusual for the team who makes the least mistakes wins, but all I have seen so far this year are teams making mistakes and having trouble getting out of their own way. But the Chiefs are 3-0, so it isn’t all bad. No more Cassel to blunder the ball away everytime he touches it! Just hold onto the ball and don’t make mistakes and you will win more than you lose!

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