Recently signed WR Kevin Curtis might only have one practice under his belt, but the veteran told reporters that he will be ready to contribute if his number is called this weekend against the Ravens.
“I’ll be brought up to speed and I’m preparing to play,” Curtis said. “I’m ready to do whatever I’m asked, whatever that may be. I’m not here to just come in and enjoy the show. I’m here to learn the playbook and if called upon, I’ll be ready to go.
“I’ve got a pretty easy job. I’ll put everything into catching up and learning where I’m supposed to be.”
Chambers knows what the Chiefs are asking of Curtis. He joined the Chiefs midway through last season, began practice on a Wednesday and played that Sunday against the Jaguars in Jacksonville.
Chambers caught two touchdown passes that day.
“It was a spark for the team,” he said. “I don’t know if you want to put that kind of pressure on him this week but he’s definitely up to the challenge.”
I love the attitude from Curtis, who didn’t think he’d have a new team until the summer, that he can come in right away and get the job done. It also helps that the Chiefs aren’t too far removed from Chambers following the same sort of path and being successful.
However I think we can all agree that if Dwayne Bowe’s illness — whatever it may be — keeps him out of Sunday’s game, Kansas City is going to have a hard time moving the ball. Hell, they might have trouble moving the ball with Bowe, so take him out of the equation and all of a sudden the Baltimore Ravens cornerbacks that have overachieved this year will be given a new jolt of confidence not worrying about dealing with a playmaker like Bowe.
The Chiefs will have a hard enough time finding space to run the ball without allowing Baltimore to bring an extra player into the box all day thanks to Curtis, Chambers and Terrence Copper being the top three receivers.