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Donald Stephenson suspended first 4 games

Posted: 8/22/2014 1:33 PM

Donald Stephenson suspended first 4 games 


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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:34 PM

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www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-...fb-0d1a43f52197

Someone may have to fix the link, I'm on my phone
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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:35 PM

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Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor)
8/22/14, 11:34 AM
#Chiefs OL Donald Stephenson has been suspended for the first four games for violating policy on performance enhancing substances.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:37 PM

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The link worked! And any word on what he did?
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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:38 PM

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Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor)
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#Chiefs OL Donald Stephenson has been suspended for the first four games for violating policy on performance enhancing substances.

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H-O-L-Y ****!

Already thin/sketchy O-line stretched further.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:38 PM

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This OL just looks worse and worse every week. Wow
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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:49 PM

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This is going to be an ugly year. If we don't beat Tennessee, we'll most likely be 0-5 heading into the bye week. And then @San Diego the following week. Yikes.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 1:51 PM

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This is going to be an ugly year. If we don't beat Tennessee, we'll most likely be 0-5 heading into the bye week. And then @San Diego the following week. Yikes.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 2:03 PM

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This is a dagger...what was Stephenson thinking here. Simply no excuse. We need this young group of guys to get every rep possible together plus he is breaking in a new position. Id be looking for a veteran tackle.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 2:36 PM

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At least he's not pulling a Mathis. Admitted that he used something that he should have gotten a waiver for.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 2:36 PM

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I hope he was stupid enough to use a medicine containing a banned substance for some illness. Otherwise how can we trust a guy on PEDs going forward.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 2:47 PM

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I'll be the pessimistic overeating fool here and thats cool.. this season is taking a lot of hits before it even starts, we had an incredibly rough road ahead of us before the injuries and suspensions started piling up, I gotta bad feeling about this entire season

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Posted: 8/22/2014 2:59 PM

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Rickdawg...I deleted do your meme in case you were wondering.

Figures the hits just keep coming for us. Almost comical now. Time to trade or get busy with waiver wire and FAs.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:17 PM

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He should of just knocked his girlfriend out. Then it would have only been two games.

But anyway on a more serious note, I don't think we should panic. You have to be able to adjust when injuries and suspensions happen. You want all your starters out there but the realty is it's probably not going to happen.

I love Stephenson but lets not act like he is Willie Roaf. The guy did not play well against the Panthers and while he had some great games last year he was painfully inconsistent at times.

We've got to adjust and move on.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:26 PM

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Not that every suspension can be appealed, as there should be some basis for appeal whenever it is done, however, part of me wishes that he would wait until the last minute and appeal. Then if they take a long time he gets to start for the harder games. If the bust was at the bye week, I thought that would be better.

However, the other side of me says that the harder games we will probably already lose even with him, who cares if it is less close? So you might as well not be shorthanded for the more winnable games. To me, whatever avoids an injury to our quarterbacks is the best. If Tennessee and Denver have great pass rushers, that's when I would want him to be there.

It is probably a moot point because while they take a long time for Aldon Smith and others, I'm pretty sure they would confirm the decision to suspend pretty quickly for us.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:29 PM

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Not sure about Tenn but Denver you have Von Miller and Ware. No easy task.

We'll probably have to do a lot of double teaming where Stephenson would have been. Fisher is going to have to hold his own.
KCSLC2008 wrote: Not that every suspension can be appealed, as there should be some basis for appeal whenever it is done, however, part of me wishes that he would wait until the last minute and appeal. Then if they take a long time he gets to start for the harder games. However, the other side of me says that the harder games we will probably already lose, so you might as well not be shorthanded for the more winnable games. To me, whatever avoids an injury to our quarterbacks is the best. If Tennessee and Denver have great pass rushers, that's when I would want him to be there.
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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:43 PM

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For these next two games, I hope we don't do what Cleveland did with Josh Gordon. If they know that Stephenson is going to miss four games, I hope they play the backups a lot more to get some reps both in practice and in real games. The backup needs those reps. Yes, someone might say that it takes away from the starter of 12 games, but he's going to be rusty anyway when he misses whole month of play.

Josh Gordon will likely be suspended for the whole year and Cleveland was starting him into the third quarter of the second preseason game. Not sure what he will do in the third preseason game when it really matters. And Cleveland doesn't have very good receivers anyway other than him. Why not get them reps? I understand that when you are having a quarterback competition, having a great receiver helps them demonstrate their abilities and gain confidence. However, it doesn't help the team when it is likely he will miss most if not all season. Plus, they were so off in their communication that his abilities didn't help except eliminate the variable (receiver's bad so it's not the QB thought). But maybe he was distracted or not into it? It was preseason and is likely he'll miss the season. Where's his motivation or drive for THIS preseason? (Not questioning him or him overall, just this preseason motivation.)
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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:44 PM

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Goodell, you got me all wrong. I didn't take PEDs, I knocked my GF out while we were trying to conceive.

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He should of just knocked his girlfriend out. Then it would have only been two games.

But anyway on a more serious note, I don't think we should panic. You have to be able to adjust when injuries and suspensions happen. You want all your starters out there but the realty is it's probably not going to happen.

I love Stephenson but lets not act like he is Willie Roaf. The guy did not play well against the Panthers and while he had some great games last year he was painfully inconsistent at times.

We've got to adjust and move on.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:49 PM

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**** Mariotta. 
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This is going to be an ugly year. If we don't beat Tennessee, we'll most likely be 0-5 heading into the bye week. And then @San Diego the following week. Yikes.

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Posted: 8/22/2014 3:56 PM

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exactly and what do you wanna bet the NFL does nothing on the L. Blount and L. Bell situation with the Steelers until next year?  If at all? 
KCSLC2008 wrote: Goodell, you got me all wrong. I didn't take PEDs, I knocked my GF out while we were trying to conceive.

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--- NiceGuy890 wrote:

He should of just knocked his girlfriend out. Then it would have only been two games.

But anyway on a more serious note, I don't think we should panic. You have to be able to adjust when injuries and suspensions happen. You want all your starters out there but the realty is it's probably not going to happen.

I love Stephenson but lets not act like he is Willie Roaf. The guy did not play well against the Panthers and while he had some great games last year he was painfully inconsistent at times.

We've got to adjust and move on.

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