Edwards says Chiefs aren't getting a break in the way Packers' schedule sets up Print
Written by Admin   
Tuesday, 30 October 2007 11:26
NFL Headline News

 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -Leave it to a coach to be a wet blanket every time fans think they've figured out a theoretical advantage for their team.
A popular theory circulating around water coolers in Kansas City says the schedule-makers, finally, are doing the Chiefs a favor bringing the Green Bay Packers (6-1) to town this Sunday, six days after playing an overtime game at Denver on a Monday night.
That's a road game following a Monday night road game. Plus, the Chiefs (4-3) are coming off their bye week. Shouldn't they be rested and refreshed while the Packers are dragging their shoulder pads in the dust?
If so, fans say, it's about time KC caught a break in a year it's playing two of the first three and two of the last three on the road, and also having to play two teams coming off byes.
Not necessarily, Edwards said Tuesday. He remembers having a road game following a Monday night road game when he was with the New York Jets and says it was no problem.
Besides, he added, the Packers are 6-1 after an uplifting victory against Denver that infused them with confidence and momentum.
``The way they won that (Denver) game, they would prefer to play today,'' Edwards said. ``They want to play today: `We're hot right now. Let's keep going.'
``When you start winning like that, you can't wait to start playing again. It's a feeling you know as a coach. When you get that feeling in your locker room with your players, it's fun coaching then. It's always fun coaching, but it's a lot easier then. The players run the deal: `Hey, we're going good. We're humming. We got the stick in our hands.'''
Edwards said the way Green Bay has been playing, there's little chance the Packers will be weary when they kick off in Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday, with the Chiefs trying to make it six straight over them dating back to a 21-3 victory in Kansas City on Nov. 22, 1987.
``It sounds like they're tired. But they're 6-1,'' he said. ``What are they going to be tired about? Winning? They've been winning. They aren't going to be tired, I promise you that.''
While players and coaches alike were taking the weekend off, Edwards holed up in the film room at Arrowhead and studied every play the Chiefs have run in their first seven games. He said he saw both good and bad he hadn't noticed before.
``There are some guys you expect more out of, and you wonder why they're not playing up to their ability,'' he said. ``Then you have to ask, are you asking this guy to do something that he's not capable of doing? That's the whole key. I always put it back on coaches. You always put it back on the coach: this guy is underachieving. Why? If you're asking them to do something he can't do, you have to eliminate that.''
He also admitted there were position groups not been performing as well as expected. Again, he refused to be specific.
``Some guys you're pleasantly surprised, some guys you're a little bit disappointed in because of the fact you know they can play better,'' he said. ``How can you help them play better? That's the whole key. It's not about degrading guys and embarrassing guys. It's more, `This is where this guy is and how can we help this player play better?'''
 

NFL Team Pages

Recent NFL Discussions

by Blade
Jul-27-14 9:58 am
by Blade
Jul-21-14 9:58 am
by Blade
Jul-20-14 9:00 pm

Top NFL Public Bets

#1 480 Kansas City Chiefs 77%
#2 463 New Orleans Saints 76%
#3 491 San Diego Chargers 74%
#4 488 Denver Broncos 71%
#5 485 San Francisco 49ers 71%
#6 481 New England Patriots 67%
#7 468 Pittsburgh Steelers 67%
#8 484 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 64%
#9 472 New York Jets 62%
#10 469 Jacksonville Jaguars 62%
View All: NFL |  NBA |  NCAAF |  NCAAB |  MLB |  NHL

NFL Futures

NFL TEAM CONFERENCE ODDS CURRENT
DENVER BRONCOS 9/4
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 3/1
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 17/4
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 9/2
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 6/1
GREEN BAY PACKERS 6/1
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 15/2
CHICAGO BEARS 15/2
PITTSBURGH STEELERS 12/1
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 14/1
View All

Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Contact Us | Advertising | 888-99-SPREAD

THIS IS NOT A GAMBLING SITE – If you think you have a gambling problem click here.

Disclaimer: This site is for informational and entertainment purposes only. Individual users are responsible for the laws regarding accessing gambling information from their jurisdictions. Many countries around the world prohibit gambling, please check the laws in your location. Any use of this information that may violate any federal, state, local or international law is strictly prohibited.

Copyright: The information contained on TheSpread.com website is protected by international copyright and may not be reproduced, or redistributed in any way without expressed written consent.

About: TheSpread.com is the largest sports betting news site in the United States. We provide point spread news, odds, statistics and information to over 199 countries around the world each year. Our coverage includes all North American College and Professional Sports as well as entertainment, political and proposition wagering news.

©1999-2013 TheSpread.com