What's the line...bush league psyche out, er, stuff? That's exactly what the Kansas City Chiefs are doing this week ahead of their trip across the state to take on the St. Louis Rams.
This morning, it was the temperature inside the Ed Jones Dome. Um, you guys are a pro football team, sometimes you play in the 90 degree September sun, sometimes you play in a sub-zero January white out. You're concerned about whether grandma or grandpa are controlling the thermostat at a dome stadium?
The status of QB Matt Cassel has been the bowl game of head games this week, with the Chiefs tight lipped on whether or not Cassel will play. He practiced again today, and is officially listed as questionable on the injury report, a step up from doubtful. Game time decision or not, you can probably count on him to play. With San Diego's thumping of the 49ers last night, KC needs every win they can get to secure the AFC West.
For the Rams, LG Jacob Bell is ready to play this weekend after hitting his knee last week. CB Ron Bartell took in a complete practice today, consistent with his recent assurance that he will play this weekend. That's good, because the Rams' d-backs will have a bigger role to play with Cassel in the game.