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Fan Scolds Chiefs Player, Steelers Polamalu Returns to Practice

With a 1-9 record and a seven-game losing streak, I can imagine it’s difficult to be a Kansas City Chiefs fan.

On Thursday, one elderly fan named Ms. Louise, let her displeasure be known by telling wide receiver Dexter McCluster, what she thought. The player was out delivering a free turkey and other goods to homes. Upon seeing the player, the woman said via ESPN, ‘I’m praying for you guys. Hopefully you guys can win a game soon.

McCluster said they were working hard and she responded, ‘Well, work harder.’

The player didn’t take any offense to her comments and added, “She loves her Chiefs and she wants us to win. She told us she’d been praying for us. I told her I would relay her message to the whole team to work harder.”

The woman isn’t the first fan to show her displeasure. Fans have booed quarterback Matt Cassel early in the season and as the season has continued to implode, prior to games, planes have flown over the team’s stadium with banners asking to fire coach Romeo Crennel, the quarterback and the team’s GM.

Just last week, thousands of fans donned black at the game in a show of mourning for the team’s season and a friendly nudge to have owner Clark Hunt make changes.

This week the Chiefs will play the Denver Broncos. Quarterback Brady Quinn will get the starting nod against his former team.

Good luck playing against the Peyton Manning-led Broncos team.

In other news, the Pittsburgh Steelers got some good news with the return of injured veteran players.

This week safety Troy Polamalu returned to practice. He’s been gone for seven weeks (Oct. 7) thanks to a calf injury but whether he’ll play on Sunday is doubtful. This season he’s only played in five quarters and he’s a little rusty.

But wide receiver Antonio Brown appears to be on the mend and has now been listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns.

He has been out with an ankle injury since the Nov. 5 game against the New York Giants. Brown did participate in practice the entire week but in a limited capacity, reported ESPN.

With the team facing a deficit on the wide receiver front thanks to the scratching of Jerricho Cotchery (ribs) for Sunday, the Steelers signed veteran receiver Plaxico Burress on Tuesday.

He’s been out of the game all season but is said to be in good physical shape.

 

Debbie Baratz

Deb has been writing about the NFL and NCAA football for the last few years. She is a full-time writer and an avid sports fan. Follow her on twitter @ldbar.

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