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The Rolling Stones performing "Start Me Up", live at Copacabana…
I have questions.
But before I get into the piece, the Chiefs beat Vegas! If you went with the over, you lost that as well because the Chiefs held the Chargers to 20 while scoring 23.
Chargers opened the betting as a 5 1/2 point favorite and the point total was 44.5. I don't know where it ended up. The Chargers at a minimum were to score at least 28 points.
The Cream Puff Schedule is over for San Diego!
One question that has been cropping up all over is why the Chiefs went with Santos and what were they going to do now?
I have an answer for this: Cairo Santos won the game with his foot on a late 48 yard field goal. Kurt Coleman secured it with an interception.
The Defense, Best So Far
The Kansas City Chiefs have a good defensive team but it is also a work in progress. One reason for this is due to the fact that the Chiefs lost two key players in game one and things on the front three lineup had the LDE spot as yet not earmarked for success.
Injuries: What Happened
To look at the loss of talent and force that occurred in game one and understand it's effect, would be to ignore the importance of Derrick Johnson to the inside defense.…
It is evident to me, and I hope it is as well evident to you, that the Chiefs have the offensive weapons that can win football games. These are the players who make plays that change the ebb and flow of a game. My focus at the moment is to include the play-makers on offense that seem to have been omitted in a a couple of games that the Chiefs lost. Hopefully, before the game against the Chargers, I can finish a piece on the defensive side of the ball.
Today I am going to focus on what the Chiefs have in their arsenal. It is a potent group and being 4th in the NFL in the red zone proves. It must be utilized effectively with the play calling.
First, a look at where the Games are won -- Up front
I recognize that the guys in the backfield can only make plays if the front 5 do their job. I must constantly recognize what it is which makes the guy carrying or passing the ball, or, receiving the ball effective.
The Chiefs have an offensive line…
(NSLU: No Stone Left Unturned)
I want to take this opportunity during the 2nd week of the bye, before we get back to the NFL Schedule and the next game which is now looming on the horizon, and review a bit of John Dorsey and take a look with optimism at the future of the Chiefs.
You may wonder how I came up with the convention for naming my articles NSLU (No Stone Left Unturned). It is because of this man, John Dorsey and his approach to the game of football. But more than this. You have seen me term the Chiefs complete staff as the WOLFPACK CABAL, from Dorsey to the coaches, and recruiting staff, all around the clubhouse at Arrowhead. There is a reason for this.…
(NSLU: No Stone Left Unturned)
The Chiefs will be healing injuries over the Bye week and the prep week for the Chargers. That is good. Since McKnight, they have had Gray have a hand injury and it was last being determined whether he needed to do surgery or not.
Last week, the Chiefs lost on the road to the 49'ers. Much can be said in retrospect. I have already said what I thought. Even had things played out differently, the Chiefs might have lost -- and it would have been to a good team on the road.
Looking forward, the Chiefs face Division foe San Diego Chargers. It is here on the west coast so a tough game against the division leading Bolts. This game may be the most crucial contest for the Chiefs to get back into the division race.……
In the end, after my first pass at reviewing the game, it came down to 3 batted passes, at least 2 floods that Smith or the receiver didn't get a matchup, running twice on third down and one.
Okay: This photo shows Cairo Santos attempting a 54 yard field goal--- photo here.
Special teams lined up in error. ---- photo omitted.
Alex Smith completing pass to Travis Kelce on the final drive. --- photo here.
Chiefs run defense did not stop Gore or his campadres.
The 49ers did get a couple of very fortunate catches by wide receivers.
See a series of photos on the 9 targets of Travis Kelce after his TD on the first drive. photos, here, here, over there, here. Take a good look at the Chiefs utilizing the after yards catches by Kelce.
Kelce, who should have been the target of Smith on the INT and that Fasano is no where near as fast as Kelce, nor as tall nor does he have the leaping ability of Kelce, that Kelce was targeted only 3…
(NSLU: No Stone Left Unturned)
Sometimes, things shift and change and alter thoughts in the mind. Such has occurred with me. I have become, since Andy's arrival after the 2012 season, a believer in his ability. I recognize my prejudices. I have never felt much goodness about Philly since my 35 mm was stolen out of my car in 1969. Oh, yes, I spent a wonderful month there in 1979 (teaching a tech class for a former employer). But Andy? I knew he was a good coach. He constantly had teams up there competing. I myself wanted Spittin' Bill or Jon Gruden. Oh well. Andy? Hat's off to you. You had a bad game in week 1. Anyone can have one. Actually, everyone has one. But 2013 and since week one? Tip of the hat!……
NSLU(No Stone Left Unturned -- and the Chiefs are proving it!)
On kcchiefsbeat facebook page, I finally posted that the Chiefs would win this game. I am not the magii, but having watched the three games, I knew the Chiefs were moving onto cohesion as a team. This 4th game showed it. The Chiefs won-- handily. I read some articles that said the Chiefs destroyed the Pats. Or dismantled the Patriots. Let's say they executed their plan very well. As far as destroyed? Dismantled?
I prefer the latter term.
The Chiefs let the Patriots up off the mat late in the game and that should not have occurred. Not just related to this win, which was HUGE!…
We know it's a difficult thing to ask-- making noise and all. But someone's got to do it. We can't let those fans in the Pacific Northwest have all the fun. Just yesterday at a sports bar there was a delay from a game in the dining room to the same game in the bar. Couldn't help but laugh at the sound of multiple screams where both groups of people were looking into the other rooms to see what was happening. Tonight we as CHIEFS fans go for the Guinness World Record of Loudest Crowd Roar At A Sports Stadium ..again! Most would agree that we truly are the loudest fan base in the NFL but our previous record of 137.5 decibels was challenged and then defeated by Seahawks fans who hit 137.6 thus causing us to once again prove we may not have the best team but damn it we have the…
NSLU--No Stone Left Unturned and the Chiefs are Proving It!
Now that I have looked backwards at the Chiefs v Fins, I want to take what I think I know and apply it to Monday v. the Patriots Don't expect this game to be easy to win. It won't be. I will say that I have confidence in this team. It grew leaps and bounds over weeks two and three. I am proud of the Chiefs!…
Herbie Teope @HerbieTeope 40m40 minutes ago Herbie Teope tweeted a bit ago that the Chiefs signed G Jarrod Pughsley to the practice squad Today. To make room, they terminated practice squad contract of DE Jerel Worthy. Pughsley was an UD/FA with…Read more…
Both Eric Berry and Chris Owens are out for the Chargers game as is Steve Avery(hernia). Phillip Gaines will be on the field finally in place of Owens so we will see how well he performs. Ron Parker, who has done well at Safety will get the start…Read more…
I don't know what the reason is for Nico Johnson not making the 53. Was it just ability? I don't believe that. I suspect that there was a Chiefs internal issue that fit him to the 10 man practice squad in 2014. The Bengals just signed him. They may…Read more…