Aug 05, 2022
Bills QB Josh Allens New Helmet Causes a Stir on Twitter
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Getty Josh Allen #17 of the Buffalo Bills looks on as he walks off the field after defeating the New England Patriots 33-21 at Gillette Stadium on December 26, 2021 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
After two weeks of training camp at St. John Fisher University, the Buffalo Bills returned to Orchard Park on Friday, August 5 for the highly-anticipated “Red & Blue” practice.The Buffalo News reported that over “70,000 tickets were distributed” for the annual event, and quarterback Josh Allen made sure to give the fans in attendance a huge surprise.
Allen ran through the tunnel at Highmark Stadium rocking a red helmet which caused an uproar from the crowd and an absolute frenzy on Twitter. The team’s official Twitter account shared a video of his entrance on Friday and wrote, “What’s better than @JoshAllenQB? Josh Allen in a red helmet.????”
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What's better than @JoshAllenQB?
Josh Allen in a red helmet. ???? #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/o73gvdbPUl
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 5, 2022
Most people on Twitter were absolutely thrilled to see Allen rocking the throwback helmet, as fans were hoping the Bills would be one of the teams sporting alternate helmets at some point during the 2022 season. However, when ESPN’s Adam Schefter revealed the 14 teams participating in the throwback editions, Buffalo was not one of the teams listed.
Seeing Josh Allen in a red helmet. pic.twitter.com/D7WRq7d9s3
— Bradley Gelber (@BradleyGelber) August 5, 2022
Red helmet Josh Allen is ????????????
????: @BuffaloBills pic.twitter.com/sPBFEHuZsY
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) August 5, 2022
Josh Allen comes out of the tunnel in a red helmet#BillsMafia @WKBW pic.twitter.com/irJz6HcuTN
— Matthew Bové (@Matt_Bove) August 5, 2022
SB Nation tweeted on Friday, “Josh Allen ran out with a red helmet tonight… The hearts of lots of #Bills fans stopped and restarted.”
However, not all fans want to see the red helmets make a comeback. One fan tweeted, “It’s hideous,” while numerous members of Bills Mafia feel the helmet needs a few more tweaks to be game day ready. “It looks incomplete without a white stripe,” one man commented, while another person tweeted, “Great look as a proof of concept, but gotta get that striping right.”
#Bills’ Josh Allen reacts to having his red helmet taken from him ahead of tonight’s practice. #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/w4NWoQDIQT
— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) August 5, 2022
Allen’s time in the much-adored throwback helmet was short-lived. Before practice got underway, a trainer made him put on a white helmet instead. In a video that captured of the switch out, fans booed and flashed a thumbs-down sign.The Bills Won’t Be Allowed to Rock the Red Helmet This Season
OH MY GOD pic.twitter.com/hPWIDUQ63o
— Cover 1 (@Cover1) August 5, 2022
The good news for those who despise the red helmets, the NFL’s current rules won’t allow the Bills to wear them during the 2022 NFL season. WGR 550 reporter Sal Capaccio tweeted on Friday, “Spoke to Bills COO Ron Raccuia who told me the red helmet Josh Allen wore won’t be a helmet they wear in 2022 because the league only allows an alternate helmet with either: 1. Throwback unis 2. Color rush/alternate unis.”
“Bills can’t wear red helmet with the throwbacks because the throwbacks use the standing buffalo while the red Josh had on is the charging buffalo. No match,” Capaccio wrote in a follow-up tweet. “Their color rush unis are all red. Can’t use it with those because all red head/toe is not their preferred look.”
Capaccio added, “So the Bills will either wait until the NFL changes policy and allows an alternate helmet with regular home/away uniforms, or wait to unveil a new alternate uniform themselves.”The Bills’ Twitter Account Called Out Allen for Having ‘Tricked Everyone’
For fans who love the ’90s-style Bills uniforms, they’ll have to wait until the NFL changes its rules regarding helmets before they make an official comeback. The team’s official Twitter account blamed Allen for rousing up hope the team would be announcing the return of the red helmet.
Disclaimer: Josh Allen tricked everyone (including the social media admin) and we're sticking with the white helmets this season.
Please direct all feedback to your favorite QB, @JoshAllenQB. ???? #BillsMafia pic.twitter.com/PJhDUVYwt5
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) August 5, 2022
The Bills tweeted, “Disclaimer: Josh Allen tricked everyone (including the social media admin) and we’re sticking with the white helmets this season. Please direct all feedback to your favorite QB, @JoshAllenQB. ????.”
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Recently Cut Chiefs Bust Claimed by AFC Contender: Report
Getty The Kansas City Chiefs have waived cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr.
The Kansas City Chiefs placed cornerback Lonnie Johnson Jr. on waivers on Monday, August 15. On Tuesday, Johnson was scooped off of waivers.
The Tennessee Titans claimed Johnson off of waivers on August 16, according to NFL Media’s Tom Pelissero.
The #Titans claimed DB Lonnie Johnson Jr. off waivers from the #Chiefs, per source.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) August 16, 2022
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The Chiefs conducted a trade on May 2 with the Houston Texans that sent Johnson to the Chiefs and a 2024 seventh-round pick to the Texans. Johnson competed this summer with a young group of cornerbacks that consisted of rookie first-round pick Trent McDuffie and Day 3 picks Joshua Williams and Jaylen Watson. All three rookies have played well enough in training camp and the preseason opener to make Johnson an expendable piece of the 90-man roster.
Johnson was part of seven total transactions on Monday and Tuesday combined to shave Kansas City’s roster down from 90 to the required 85 players by 4 p.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday.
Johnson took to Twitter to react to the news of him being claimed by Tennessee and reacted with nothing more than a high-five emoji.
— Lonnie Johnson jr. (@Lonnie30johnson) August 16, 2022NFL Bashed Due to Chiefs/Bears Field Conditions
This is not photoshop. This is what the field actually looks like today. pic.twitter.com/NCtRAJxYWK
— Jason Lieser (@JasonLieser) August 13, 2022
The field itself, which is made of Kentucky Bluegrass, appeared to have divots all over it, which reporters on-scene said were being filled just minutes before the game started as an attempt to even the playing field (literally).
Stadium staffer on the field carrying a bucket with what appears to be sand-like substance filling divots on the field. pic.twitter.com/Sr3xwrgAxv
— Herbie Teope (@HerbieTeope) August 13, 2022
This is a bad look for the Bears, as they should hold a higher standard for a field that their world-class athletes play on. This is also a bad look for the NFL, who should require higher standards for their teams’ field conditions.
That’s why the NFLPA President called the league out during the game to make a rule change.Tretter Calls Out NFL For Soldier Field Conditions
Longtime Cleveland Browns center and NFLPA president J.C. Tretter issued his remarks on Twitter regarding the field conditions at Soldier Field for the Chiefs/Bears game.
“The NFL said that this field met minimum testing standards,” Tretter wrote. “We clearly need to re-evaluate what is an acceptable surface for players to compete on. We need new testing metrics looking at the performance and safety of every field. The NFL can and should do better.”
The NFL said that this field met minimum testing standards. We clearly need to re-evaluate what is an acceptable surface for players to compete on. We need new testing metrics looking at the performance and safety of every field. The NFL can and should do better. pic.twitter.com/Vh1NDgLQBk
— JC Tretter (@JCTretter) August 13, 2022
Other Twitter users also chimed into the conversation.
“Exhibit A why building a stadium in Arlington Heights is a must. Chicago Park District’s handling of the field is terrible and has been for years,” one Twitter user wrote.
Exhibit A why building a stadium in Arlington Heights is a must. Chicago Park District’s handling of the field is terrible and has been for years.
— PABearsfan (@bearsfan_pa) August 13, 2022
“The Chicago Park District maintains Soldier Field,” Andrew Mason of 1043 The Fan wrote. “And people wonder why the Bears want to head to Arlington Heights. (Well, we can all agree that revenue is the biggest factor.) But the Bears’ field has been problematic for many years now.”
The Chicago Park District maintains Soldier Field. And people wonder why the Bears want to head to Arlington Heights. (Well, we can all agree that revenue is the biggest factor.) But the Bears’ field has been problematic for many years now. https://t.co/65zC3SvIIN
— Andrew Mason (@MaseDenver) August 13, 2022Chiefs Lose to Bears in Preseason Opener
Field conditions aside, the Chiefs lost to the Bears 19-14 on the road in their preseason opener.
Kansas City’s offensive starters played one series together. That drive consisted of 11 plays, 72 yards, and a touchdown pass from quarterback Patrick Mahomes to veteran tight end Blake Bell from five yards out.
On that drive, Mahomes completed 6-of-7 pass attempts for 60 yards and the touchdown. Each of his completions went to a different pass-catcher (Michael Burton, Mecole Hardman, Travis Kelce, Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Isiah Pacheco, and Bell). Mahomes was pulled from the lineup after that series and was replaced by veteran Chad Henne, who continued to play with the offensive starters.
QB Patrick Mahomes finds TE Blake Bell on 2nd & goal for a 5-yard TD. PAT is good.#Chiefs – 7#Bears – 0#ChiefsKingdom pic.twitter.com/X3I7RjrJK3
— Devon Clements (@DevclemNFL) August 13, 2022
The leading receiver for the Chiefs was Justin Watson, who caught 5 passes for 45 yards, including a 22-yard touchdown pass from QB Shane Buechele just before halftime.
QB Shane Buechele finds WR Justin Watson for a 22-yard touchdown. PAT is good. #Chiefs – 14#Bears – 0 pic.twitter.com/dM95a29kWK
— Devon Clements (@DevclemNFL) August 13, 2022
Rookie linebacker Leo Chenal, one of Kansas City’s third-round picks, led the Chiefs in tackles (6) and tackles for loss (2). He played deep into the fourth quarter and was wearing the green dot for the defense late in the second half.READ MORE:
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