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The Chiefs signed WR Jason Avant today after his workout and the day after losing to the Dastardly Raiders. This game was a game we should not have lost but did. My bottom line on the NSLU Game Review this morning is, that Kansas City has one WR that knows how to get open, and that is Dwayne Bowe. With Kelce that is a good deal but not unless they have someone to compliment the two.
What does Avant do for the Chiefs? He gives them someone to compliment Bowe who knows how to get open. Period. He will catch the ball in traffice. You can count on it.
Right now the Chiefs have 3 wideouts and we don't know if any of the injured will be able to return. We can say this also: Avant is better for the Chiefs than the three who are injured. He is a more talented receiver. He is a possession guy. Lined up with Bowe and Kelce on the field, plus a back in the backfield who is a threat, this makes sense. Besides this, he is familiar with Reid's system.
Was he a fit for…
Wild Card is a Mess!
I hate to say it, but this game was huge in terms of the mix of AFC contenders. Not only did the Chiefs blow the possibility of playing Denver with a 1/2 game lead, they dropped from #5 to #6 in the wild card race, dropping behind Pittsburg.
Josh Sanchez laid it all out this afternoon and put it in a table which I copied from Fansided, below. I didn't do the work but here it is.
Last Night, the Kansas City Chiefs turned in a performance and the game card and it wasn't pretty. It was Sloppy, in more ways than one.
The game went into the books as a loss. The Raiders came out hopping, their defense was all over the field and the Chiefs and even Jamaal Charles couldn't save the first half. He nearly did so in the second.
In the first half? The Chiefs were 0-9 on third down. Read that ZERO-DARK-FOR-9.
The Chiefs were flat, they did not block at all up front and attempted passes fell to the ground. There were drops. There was inconsistent play. By the half? The Chiefs were down 14-0 on two RUSHING TDS BY MURRAY and in the end, the ground game by Murray gave the Raiders the opportunity to…
IT WAS, AND THEY WERE.
The Chiefs came out flat. played the first half flat. There were bright moments in the second half but the defense failed to stop the Raiders and the offense could not mount a drive with 1:45 left in the game to get possession and drive for the win.
Yes it was on the road. Yes it was way out in California. No, the Chiefs were absolutely not prepared to play football.
This loss is embarrassing. I cannot say more tonight. The right word? Foo something. Or Poo Something.
Contenders? Yeah probably still contenders to make the playoffs. But the chiefs let themselves down in this game and they let down their fan-dom in the Kingdom.
More tomorrow. I…
(NSLU: No Stone Left Unturned)
Head Coach Andy Reid stated in his press conference that they had to savor the win right now, but they had to start prep for the Raiders game on Thursday. Coaches and Staff were working on it Sunday Night(per Chiefs insider).
The game with the Seahawks was a very physical game and the Chiefs are fortunate not to have incurred any significant injuries (see the injury report). If you don't think the game was physical, then go back and look at the Game Film and the running of Marshawn Lynch who had 120 yards rushing (BUT NO TDs).
Another way to look at it, is to also look at the game film of Jamaal Charles and the run where he fumbled the football.
Still another is to look at a block by Travis Kelce down field on a run by Jamaal Charles. He totally decked Earl Thomas(#29). Mitch Holthus talked about the Chiefs being a physical team in his post game with BJ Kissel. He commented that this team was similar to a very good KC…
Today was a big day in the AFC West. The Denver Broncos lost to the St. Louis Rams. This is big news because it gave the Chiefs a shot at gaining a tie in the AFC West.
I couldn't decide what was more important in the NFL dynamics as I scanned the games in the front half of the Sunday Set, but I determined that my own Chiefs were playing the big game this week and they were hot at 19 degrees and they needed this win to prove to themselves that they were a contender.
The Chiefs remain HOT at 19 degrees!……
It has become obvious with his play this season, that Allen Bailey has stepped up to the challenge. No slouch as a role player, he had yet to win a starting role. 2014 changed that with Tyson Jackson's departure leaving an open space at the LDE position. Bailey has come on like gang busters!
In the Off-season, Bailey went on a "reform" diet and worked on his strength as well as moves. He logs in 15 pounds of muscle heavier(Actually, more like 2o since his rookie season), than his rookie season With Tyson Jackson out of the picture Bailey has taken over and with flourish. If you recall, he aimed at a 10 sack season and it looks like he might get there. His bulk was very noticeable when he reported in early June, which is observed to the opposite of what most players are challenged with. Recall that Mike Catapano and Bailey both reported bulked up from their 2013 campaigns. In a Sean…
Safety Ron Parker had 3 stellar pass defenses on 3 of the 4 attempts by the Bills to score from the Chiefs 15 yard line. He also had 8 tackles and 1 forced fumble. Parker was recognized as NFL DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK!
Ron Parker's forced fumble on Bills RB Bryce Brown who was about to score. This saved a TD and gave the Chiefs the Football after the ball Skidded out of the endzone. Result? Huge swing in the game with the Chiefs trailing 13-3.
Full Back Anthony Sherman also received special recognition for Week 10 as well. He was named NFL Special Teams Player of the Week. We all recognize the great play Sherman brings to the KC Chiefs offense as a pass blocker, lead blocker,…
(NSLU - No Stone Left Unturned)
The Kansas City Chiefs literally stole a game in Buffalo. It added a number to the right column. That don't mean nuthin' this week as the Chiefs play host to the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks.
The Chiefs have things going for them this week. First off, they surely will find it difficult to play as poorly as they did last Sunday, two weeks in a row. Poor preparation and poor execution could yield the previous weeks play but even that don't mean nuthin' because what the Chiefs proved in Buffalo is that they could play a less than stellar game and figure out a way to win, doing it with continued effort and finally, execution and with a bit of luck they won that…
Both players were placed on the Injured Reserve List and are lost for the season.
Meanwhile, the Chiefs moved Running back Charcandrick West to the 53 man roster and signed tight end Phillip Supernaw. They also resigned Adam Schiltz, TE, to the practice Squad. Schlitz was signed to the Chiefs Camps, then briefly to the practice squad before being released.
We are familiar with West, who had a shot at making the 53 man roster as an undrafted free agent. He has been on the Chief's practice squad for nine weeks. West(5-10,205) played college ball at Abilene Christian. Supernaw(6-5,248) played 4 NFL games with the Ravens and Texans. He was an undrafted free agent with the Texans in 2012 and played in one game with them in 2013. He also appeared in one game with the Ravens this season. He was a 4 year starter at…
We all saw what Ron Parker did in the Bills contest. But this also gives you an idea of the importance of two other "Unsungs". link to the article: Here!Read more…
This afternoon, the Chiefs released offensive lineman Curtis Feight, Alum of WV and signed offensive lineman, U of Akron alum, Jarrod Pughsley. No big news in this, ie, developing players, both of them.Read more…
Worth the listen. Solid comeback to win on Sunday, and that is what counts on the road... steal one from the other team. Go Chiefs: link to press conference Here!Read more…
Kansas City lost two players on Sunday. Demetrius Harris suffered a fracture in his foot and Cyrus Gray incurred a torn ACL which ended his season. Both players figured into the game scheme of the Chiefs with Gray playing an important role on…Read more…