OTC: Chiefs “Working Like A Redhead” To Improve / Royals Bring Ned Back Thru 2015

“We’re going to keep working like redheads. We’ve got a ton of room for improvement. … We’re almost as crazy as you!”
Andy Reid, in an interview with Mitch Holthus Monday night on the Chiefs Kingdom show, 810 AM
GH: If “Working Like Redheads” doesn’t become the mantra for this Chiefs team than somebody is missing the boat. I can see the signs and banners now adorning the walls of Arrowhead now. And Chiefs’ fans with dyed red hair all over the parking lot and on ESPN highlights. Who said being a Ginger wasn’t cool?

“He’s wired like a linebacker, man. That’s how he is.”
Andy Reid, when Holthus asked Reid about Colquitt returning to the game after getting injured on the blocked punt, 810 AM
GH: Reid can be a really engaging guy – and he seems to be much more relaxed and playful when talking one-on-one with Holthus than he does in his daily afternoon five-minute media scrums. Read on.

“Dwayne Bowe came up to me and said, ‘Listen, if you challenge this (spot) and you win, it’s Dwayne Bowe Burgers for everybody – at Dave and Busters!’ Totally the truth!”
Andy Reid, when asked about his thought process in executing his successful challenge of the spot that led to the Giants punting to Dexter McCluster and his 89-yard punt return, 810 AM
GH: Reid said he was kidding about the Bowe Burgers but he did credit the guys up in the booth for alerting him to the poor spot by the official. That spot was almost as bad as the missed non-catch by the Texas Rangers’ center fielder Monday night in their loss to Tampa Bay Rays. Just awful.

“What can I say? If you get in his way – it’s over. It doesn’t matter if it’s one of us or one of them – it’s over.”
Andy Reid, after Holthus mentioned that Eric Fisher’s concussion was caused by Sean McGrath and Fisher colliding on the field during the Giants game, 810 AM

“I don’t know if you’re into Duck Dynasty, but that dude (McGrath) is a refuge from that show!”
Mitch Holthus, 810 AM
GH: Have you been inside a Wal-Mart lately? It looks like they are selling Duck Dynasty paraphernalia in every department. How about the Chiefs getting David Glass to talk the Ducksters into an appearance at Arrowhead this season? Maybe for the Denver game???

“I don’t mind not getting the credit as long as that column on the left has a ‘W’ on it. Everybody wants me to score points but I’d rather win games than score points.”
Dwayne Bowe, 810 AM
GH: I listened to Soren Petro rip Bowe and his attitude for much of the early portion of his Monday show. I just don’t see the same Dwayne Bowe who we met back when he was a first- and second-year player. He sounds more mature and he has always displayed a great attitude with the fans. Maybe Petro is right and this is just more of Bowe’s show – but I think the guy is a team player now.

“I’m just glad we got John Dorsey and Big Red and what Mr. Hunt’s done for this community.”
Dwayne Bowe, 810 AM
GH: Gone are the days of “The Clarks.”

“That guy is a leader. He’s the boss. He’s everything you want in a quarterback. When he steps on the field he’s the man. You need a guy like that behind the wheel. And of course Andy gives him the wheel to take the car wherever he wants, whatever he sees on the field. That’s something we’ve never had in a quarterback. I guess that’s why we’re 4-0.”
Dwayne Bowe, on Alex Smith, 810 AM

“The Kansas City Royals announced today that manager Ned Yost has agreed to a two-year extension that runs through the 2015 season. Yost, who just completed his fourth year in Kansas City, led the Royals to their first winning season since 2003 and the most victories (86) since the club won 92 games in 1989. The 2013 squad recorded 42 wins after the All-Star break, which were the most in the American League, while the club’s 14-game improvement from its 2012 record was the third-best in the league.”
Mike Cummings, Assistant Director of Communications for the Kansas City Royals
GH: Well, did any of us really think Dayton Moore would can Yost after he won 86 games? Yippee…

“Personally, I don’t care who manages this (Royals) ball club. I just care if they have enough talent. If they have enough talent they’ll win. The managers prior to Ned Yost never had enough talent to be successful.”
Frank White, 810 AM
GH: Man, if this isn’t a great quote from a former Royals player/coach/front office/broadcaster than I’ve never heard a great quote. Translation: get us some players, Dayton. Preferably some that can play RF and 2nd and hit the ball over the wall.

“Do I think they’re going to get better? Absolutely! …Certainly our offense will continue to get better.”
Dayton Moore, on his Royals, 610 AM
GH: Certainly? Billy Butler and Mike Moustakas didn’t get better. Alex Gordon disappeared far too often offensively this season. Hosmer had one of the most unique seasons in Royals history with his mid-season turnaround. The Royals lack offensive punch and it is not going to appear because the calendar changes.

“There’s not a guy on our club that I can see regressing. … These guys are all gonna gave a better year next year than they had this year.”
Ned Yost, 610 AM
GH: What complete and utter unadulterated nonsense. These are the two guys in charge of the Royals future the next two seasons? They sound like carnival barkers instead of calculated decision makers. I’ll bet they had fortune cookies for dessert.

“Missouri’s GOT to win this game to make sure that season isn’t like last season – to show that Missouri has made a step forward. Last year this is the loss (to Vanderbilt) that bothered me the most. I thought this was the most damaging loss for them last year because they should have beat Vanderbilt.”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: SSJ is a PASSIONATE Missouri fan and he was wearing his black and gold on his microphone Tuesday morning. Read on.

“I don’t care – no excuses. Missouri should win this football game. And if they don’t, I’m going to feel like this is going to be a similar season like last season.”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: SSJ almost became winded as he spoke with such fervent need for MU to win at Vandy. His voice rose and quickened as he called Gary Pinkel’s program “fragile.”

“Look, Pinklel’s on the hot seat. Maybe I’m making too much of it… Missouri’s a very fragile set up and I think things could fall apart if they start off 0-2 (in the SEC).”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: Nate Bukaty did nothing more than utter an occasional word while SSJ ranted. But Dennis Dodd of CBSsports.com was on the line and this Mizzou alum was having none of what the exasperated St. John was selling. Read on.

“Does (Mizzou’s) season hinge on this game? Absolutely not.”
Dennis Dodd, in response to SSJ’s comments that MU’s season hinges on their game at Vandy this Saturday, 810 AM
GH: SSJ is a Mizzou fan and I believe Dodd is as well. But SSJ is a fanatical MU fan and Dodd roots for the Tigers with more of a detached professionalism. Read on.

“There are so many variables in this game that if (Missouri loses to Vandy) the season is not lost. I don’t think the season hinges on Vanderbilt. I think the season hinged on last weekend at Indiana. … Vanderbilt is pretty darn good. I think Vanderbilt is more physical in my opinion.”
Dennis Dodd, responding to SSJ’s rant on Mizzou/Vandy, 810 AM
GH: Winning at Vandy is no longer a given. James Franklin is a very hot coach and he has built at least as good a program in Nashville as Pinkel has in Columbia. If Mizzou does win, it will be well earned. This is not your father’s Commodores.

Chad Moller, of Mizzou’s Athletic Strategic Communications, has listed the following TV affiliates in the state that will carry the Mizzou/Vandy game Saturday at 6:30 (CT):

  • Cape Girardeau – Charter Cable (Channel 224) / Comcast Cable (Analog Channel 96 / HD Channel 395)
  • Columbia – KQFX
  • Kansas City – KCTV
  • Springfield – KOZL
  • St. Joseph – KNPN
  • St. Louis – Charter Cable (Channel 224)

and Twitter / @greghall24

About Greg Hall

Software guy who has been writing my Off The Couch column in KC newspapers, publications and websites since 1994. Has been bounced from some of the finest media establishments this side of State Line Road. Dad first and everything else second...and there are a lot of everything elses.

16 Responses to OTC: Chiefs “Working Like A Redhead” To Improve / Royals Bring Ned Back Thru 2015

  1. mike t. says:

    red, black, brown, blonde or a nice shade of auburn, i don’t care what color of hair they work like… let’s just stretch the field on offense and get a running attack going.

  2. Kyle says:

    OK, what exactly was Soren ranting about? I have had nothing but positivity coming from D Bowe. Can someone fill me in?

  3. Mike says:

    College coaching dominoes are going to fall this winter. With USC open, Texas a big question mark (DeLoss’s retirement could really put Mack into retirement/the AD successor), Pelini on shaky ground…the deck chairs could really get rearranged. Who’s to say Pinkel’s going to stick around in Columbia? Even if he hits six wins, I believe Pinkel could bolt for another setting for ’14. Enough openings in BCS conferences will exist once the blue-blood programs fill their openings.

    And enough of the Ned/Dayton yadda-yadda-yadda crap. Gordon (who found his hitting stroke with Seitzer), Butler, Moose, and Escobar need to hit. Hit better, and hit with some power. If Ned can’t admit a mistake in cutting Seitzer, then he did not deserve an extension. If he wants to offer a mea culpa and pair Seitzer with Grifol for 2014, fine. But spare us the crap that the bats that way underperformed this year, with shitty hitting coaches that NED HIRED prior to the season, will reach potential next year.

  4. The Duck Dynasty guys have been known to be run out of joints (where they legitimately present) for looking like hobos. But I don’t think they’ll have that problem at Arrowhead. I don’t recall Todd Haley ever being excluded from the stadium.

  5. Barles James says:

    Dwayne Bowe is a solid guy. He frequently allows neighbor kids over to play video games. With Frenchy gone, he may unfairly continue to be the athlete punching bag for KC.

    • Kyle says:

      The difference is that he is good.

      • Barles James says:

        The difference here is in personality and stereotypes. People loved to call Dwayne a “knucklehead,” and his first couple years he deserved it. Frenchy was the nicest terrible hitter in the world, and never lost that rep even when he stunk.

  6. Dr. Rotinaj says:

    I think SSJ is exactly right about the Vanderbilt game being a pivot. I don’t know where Dennis Dodd gets this :” Mizzou may upset South Carolina or Florida” ? The key word is “may” and the second key word is ” upset “. Mizzou absolutely must win Saturday to have a chance for a good season this year.

  7. JP says:

    The Royals powers that be sound like they are clinging to Hope. Frank White hit the nail on the head, talent wins games. If the bats were solid in May, this team would still be playing, instead of sitting at home and celebrating a winning season. I loved last season, but expectations for 2014 should be a Division Title or Bust!!!

    I second Kyle’s earlier thought: What was Petro bagging on Bowe about? Bowe has been a team player, and says the right things. Who will forget his hug of Andy Reid after the Philly game, despite very low production. I guess Petro is channeling his inner Jack Harry and wants (needs) something to bitch about. Or he’s whining about Bowe’s stats, cause with Petro sports is all stats, no human element.

    • Hot Carl says:

      Petro is the egghead we all made fun of in school. Now we just laugh at him because he’s that typical fat oaf who couldn’t get laid in a morgue.

  8. Tim says:

    Mike Cummings, Assistant Director of Communications for the Kansas City Royals………….I thought this was Toby “Our Time” Cook’s job? Did the Tobester get a promo? Did he go back to Fox 4 as morning weekend anchor?

  9. ironhorseblues says:

    Duck Dynasty? Really? How about some Elvis impersonators too while we are at it. Seriously lets not turn a great start to the Chiefs season into a circus, and keep the focus on winning football! Reminds me of when they had Ryan Seacrest in the football booth earlier this season. Keep it Football! Done with my rant back to your regularly scheduled programming…

  10. Doug Tucker says:

    I sure hope people who cover and comment on the Royals archive Yost’s promise that everybody on the team is going to have a better year next season than they had this season. Has that ever happened in the history of ball? Where every player got better? EVERY player? Seriously – that sounds like something a drunken fan would blurt out.

  11. MikeyV says:

    Geez GH, you bag on people like Fescoe all the time for how unprofessional being a homer and member of media, but when your man crush SSJ does it you rehash the whole damn thing in your blog.

  12. Old Man Kissel says:

    Wow, excellent point by Rick Pitino and Rush Limbaugh about the ills of Social Media. Maybe KK wasn’t the Old Timer after all. Maybe he was just ahead of the curve.

    810 scoops 610 once again…

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2013/10/02/coach_rick_pitino_on_how_social_media_keeps_kids_from_pursuing_excellence

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