Chiefs Quotes, Tuesday

Chiefs Quotes, Tuesday

Chiefs Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo Quotes

August 16, 2022

OPENING STATEMENT: “The only thing I would say, most of you were probably here yesterday, I didn’t think we had a good day yesterday. We challenged each other in our meeting last night and I thought the defense came out and played pretty well. With that I’ll open it up and let you roll.”

Q: You’ve got a rather large body with Danny Shelton, what are your expectations for him the rest of this month?

SPAGNUOLO: “Yeah, I don’t know. I know he’s very large. I got the chance to talk with him a little. I like him. I like the personality and how excited he is about being here. We’ll see what happens. We have a little ways to go. They have that acclimation period, so he hasn’t really done much from the standpoint of being out there against the offense, but we’ll see where time takes us.”

Q: What did you see from Rashad Fenton as he came back?

SPAGNUOLO: “Listen, Rashad’s (Fenton) feisty. It’s good to get him back. When he had the surgery back in the offseason, and I did the math, I wasn’t so sure that we’d get him for now. So, I’m excited that we got him when I think was a little bit early. He’s been out doing a good job. He’s a little rusty. He’s got to knock the rust off, but I thought he’s done a pretty good job.”

Q: On George Karlaftis’ performance on Saturday.

SPAGNUOLO: “He had some production, right? He made a couple of rookie mistakes like they all do but overall, I’d say very pleased, yeah.”

Q: What kind of versatility to you think you have at the safety position with Bryan Cook, Juan Thornhill, etc.?

SPAGNUOLO: “Yeah, we’ll find out. I mean years past we’ve done some things with three safeties. We’ll see where we are at, we’re trying a little bit of that now. I don’t know whether we’ll go there or not. It’s kind of come down to finding the 11 best guys for first, second, third down. I’m not sure we have that figured out yet.”

Chiefs Players Quotes

August 16, 2022


Q: How does it feel to get back out there with your guys?

FENTON: “It’s great, I’m not going to lie. I love the feeling. The only way to feel the energy of the team is to be out there with them, working with them, going through phase with them, it’s great.”

Q: What are your impressions so far of your young, new teammates?

FENTON: “It’s amazing. Everybody brings new flavor, new spice, new techniques and new aspects of football to the team, so it’s just great to see the new flavors in the mix as we bring it together as one team. It’s just good to see it all.”

Q: On how he embraces the mentor role.

FENTON: “Coming into the preseason, you kind of just see how everything played out with free agency and stuff you just see what happened and accept the role. (I) been hearing a lot so when it’s your time you just know how to give game. Just how when I was a rookie, the vets would kick game to me. I’ll just do the same.”


Q: How’d it feel to get through his first preseason football game as a professional and then come back to practice?

MOORE: “The last few days (have) been good. First of all, it was great to get that under my belt and play my first pro game. (The) last couple of days I’ve just been trying to clean up the things that I need to clean up so I can have a better performance next game.”

Q: Do you like carrying the ball or being a traditional wide receiver?

MOORE: “I like getting the ball, period. I doesn’t really matter how I get it. I enjoy having the ball.”

Q: Whenever you have to step onto the field this weekend, what are you anticipating about playing at GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium?

MOORE: “I’m anticipating it being electric because that’s what everyone around here just talks about. They say GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium is the best stadium in the league. And I’m going to take their word for it until I see otherwise.”

Q: How would you describe the standard?

MOORE: “It’s a Super Bowl mentality. Every day is going to be a grind. Get better every day and we’re working to win.”


Q: What made this (Kansas City) the right place for you?

SHELTON: “Honestly, I was just tired of flying around (laughter) and when I heard that the Chiefs wanted me, it was between the Jags (Jacksonville Jaguars) and Chiefs, I had to go with the Chiefs. I’m just excited for this opportunity, excited to be here with the guys and try to catch up with them and contribute to everybody’s goal, getting to that championship.”

Q: What excites you the most about this defense?

SHELTON: “I (have) always been a fan of (Defensive Coordinator Steve) Spags (Spagnuolo) and how he runs things and (Head Coach) Andy Reid too so just the opportunity to be out here. Obviously, we got these high caliber players on our team. Just to be around those guys, it excites me to be able to compete with them and hopefully learn something that I can add to my toolbox.”

Q: What is it like to get a friendly welcome from the team especially after your great repetition today?

SHELTON: “I’m not going to lie, it feels good. I’m coming in mid-camp and a lot of guys don’t want to hear a new guy talk and stuff. I’m here trying to soak up everything and add a little knowledge to the younger guys too so I’m here helping out as much as I can, but it feels great to be welcomed from these guys.”

Q: Do you feel like you’ll be ready to play Saturday?

SHELTON: “Honestly, if Coach puts me in there, I’ll be ready.”