The AFC Notebook
Shaun Smith got a handful on Sunday.
Shaun Smith got a handful on Sunday.
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Posted Sep 29, 2010


A weekly look at the news, notes and quick hits from around the AFC.

Though the Oakland Raiders may not get too much good press, this play by Rolando McClain deserves some buzz - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoqzSrJrGxo. A rookie, McClain is currently second on the Raiders in tackles with 18. McClain of course was a staple on Nick Saban’s Alabama team that posted a 26-2 record in over the last two seasons with the Tide.

It looks like Chargers Head Coach Norv Turner put a gag order on Patrick Crayton following his comments in which he criticized teammates for a lack of focus in special teams meetings. "I don't think you'll hear any other comments about it from Patrick," Turner said according to the Dallas Morning News. In our best Allen Iverson voice – “Special teams meetings? Really, special teams meetings?”

The Ravens may be without running back Ray Rice for their big matchup with Pittsburgh Sunday. Rice suffered a “significant” contusion on his knee, coach John Harbaugh said.“We'll see how he progresses through the week,” Harbaugh said regarding the former Heisman candidate at Rutgers playing against the Steelers according to CBSSports.com.

Ravens mammoth nose tackle Terrence Cody still hasn’t made his regular season debut yet. Head Coach John Harbaugh indicated to the Baltimore Sun he wasn’t quite ready yet. "It's two-fold," he said. "I think his knee is not 100 percent. He certainly could've played. It's also, ‘Who do you put down?' We had some good players up. We'll just have to see next week where he's at. He's ready to play, though." Cody though feels he’ll play Sunday versus Pittsburgh. "I'm practicing and playing this week, definitely. That's what I was told."

Kansas City Chiefs Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis had some health problems that were unspecified after Sunday's game. However, Coach Todd Haley said Monday the issue is non-life-threatening and was not a heart attack according to nbcsports.com.

Is this what the kids call “macking it”? This is no joke. Kansas City defensive end Shaun Smith is being accused of grabbing opponents below the belt. According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Smith was accused by Cleveland center Alex Mack of grabbing where the sun don’t shine in the Chiefs 16-14 win over the Brown two weeks ago. Sunday he appeared to be at it again with 49’ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis according to the Comcast Sports Bay Area website. "He tried to feel me," Davis said. "That's weird, right?" It felt so wrong Anthony, it felt so right…


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