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gblowfish
11-15-2004, 08:44 AM
Here's an advanced copy of this week's Doggity Report, Chiefs at Saints. It'll be posted later this evening on my website. You can also read the Doggity Reports from previous weeks at my website:
http://www.georgeblowfish.com/Mrdoggity2004.html


The Doggity Chiefs Report

Week 10 - 2004

Griefs vs Aints – The Punch Bowl, Big Easy, LA

From the little TV in the kid’s room. The Dog had to paint. As always, you can find the Doggity Reports from this and previous yearsatwww.georgeblowfish.com!And visit “Radio Blowfish”- where else can you hear John Ashcroft singing? If you know others who might want to get this report in the ‘junk’ folder of their e-mail inbox – send me their addresses so we can add them to the list of people who have nothing better to do than read the Doggity Report each week. Remember our privacy policy - “If you get a phone call during dinner, we had nothing to do with it.”

Overview –I think I’m going to vomit. Just like last week – in fact a near carbon copy, except without all that annoying scoring. Penalties and turnoversand penalties and turnovers. Last week I said, “When you give the ball to the other team four times, and two of them in the red zone, you usually don’t have any chance to win. When you get ten penalties, it’s tough to win. If you do either on the road, let alone if you do both – you ain’t gonna win.” This week was way different - they had twelve penalties.* The Saints did just about everything they could to hand this game to the Chiefs. New Orleans’ play-calling was dreadful. Deuce McAllister barely sniffed the ball, despite putting up gaudy numbers every time he had a touch. Twice Aaron Brooks fell down, once he fumbled the snap. But KC refused to take the gift. This Chiefs’ squad is a sloppy, undisciplined, unfocused team. And one that isn’t going to be in the playoffs.**

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Offense –Nearly five hundred net yards. What looked in the first quarter like a rout in the “Atlanta-game” category, turned on the first play of the second quarter. You had to think going into a road game against a team in disarray – with the 32ndranked scoring defense in the NFL – that this was an easy one on the way to the showdown against the Super Bowl champs next Monday. With Priest sidelined, the only thing that could possibly derail the blowout would be a bad day for backup Derrick Blaylock.* Instead, we watch Blaylock have a huge game – 224 total yards ground and air, plus a score. If you are looking for goats on the offense, Johnnie Morton comes to mind. Morton had a fumble that looked a lot like Kennison’s last week, and then later he fell down allowing McKenzie an easy pick.* But it’s not that simple – twice Green over threw Blaylock, once in the end zone and once causing a carom that resulted in a red zone interception. And how is it possible that they could not put get the pig to paydirt late in the first quarter when they had six tries? They had a first and goal from the six. They failed on three plays – but caught a huge break when a rushing lineman grabbed Willie Roaf’s grill and wouldn’t let go. The personal foul facemask flag moved the ball to the three and gave KC a new set of downs. They still couldn’t cash the check.* That was story of the day – run up and down the field, but fail to score against the worst defense in the league. All of you who dissed the dog last week – I saw this coming.

Defense –The defensive backs are simply badly coached. There was pretty good pressure on Brooks most of the day, but there is no excuse for the pitiful play of the Chief’s secondary. Pro-bowler Woods and Wesley - a guy that deserved the pro-bowl last year – were both awful yesterday. Woods failed on three different occasions to do his job and help cover on a deep pass play. Woods was flagged for starting a fight after the Saints were stopped on third down – the penalty meant a New Orleans first and ten rather than a punt. Wesley was out of position allowing two long runs, and two deep passes, and he was guilty of “hands to the face” twice – a penalty that results in an automatic first down. The old “Toasty” Warfield made his mid-season entrance. Former Chief Joe Horn made hamburger out of the KC d-backs. On one TD bomb, Horn lined up in the slot and literally no one covered him. How does that happen?* One of the best receivers in the NFL comes to the line of scrimmage and no one thinks to get in front of him? Yes, there were some stupid, ticky-tacky penalties. Jared Allen and Scott Fujita both got personal fouls for late hits on Brooks that didn’t look all that late to me. Still – the defense played just like the offense – pretty well 75% of the time and inexcusably poorly the other 25%.

Special Teams –Dante nearly broke the opening kickoff – running it back to the Saints’ 35. He would have had the score if Omar Easy had been paying attention to the guy chasing Hall. The rest of the day was unspectacular for the specials. Tynes, even kicking in the dome with the A/C at his back couldn’t get kickoffs much past the 10.**

The AFC West –

KC Chiefs – While the rest of the division took the week off, the Griefs managed to lose ground on all of them and slip into a last-place tie with the Faders.**

Denver Donkeys – Spent the weekend on the slopes.**

San Diego Bolts – Spent the weekend at the beach.

East Bay Convicts – Spent the weekend knocking off liquor stores.


Throw Him A Bone Award –

Today’s bone goes to the one guy who earned his check today – Derrick Blaylock. His career day was wasted by his teammates, but he stepped into the biggest shoes on the team and did much more than anyone could have expected.

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The Doggity Dog –

Dickie V. The old dog may need to be put to sleep. The great motivator has a team that is unmotivated. The great disciplinarian has a team that is undisciplined. The man known for teams that won’t beat themselves are engaged in more self-punishment than a Shi’ite during the Ashoura pilgrimage. The fish rots from the head – and the head coach is where this stink begins.

Tailgate Recipe of the Week –*

For the New Orleans game, what else but good ol’ gumbo? You can mix and match meats – this recipe calls for chicken and smoked sausage, but shrimp, fish, crawfish, pork or any number of other ingredients would work just fine. Make this the night before the game and let it cook overnight – in the morning you’re good to go.

Crockpot Chicken and Rice Gumbo

Total: 7 hr 50 min, Makes 6 servings

3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken, cut into 1-inch pieces

1/4 pound fully cooked smoked sausages, (two 5-inch sausages), chopped

2 medium celery stalks (with leaves), sliced (1 1/4 cups)

1 large carrot, chopped (3/4 cup)

1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)

1 can (14 1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes, undrained

5 cups water

2 tablespoons chicken bouillon granules

1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

? teaspoon gumbo filet

1 package (10 ounces) frozen cut okra, thawed and drained

3 cups hot cooked rice

Red pepper sauce, if desired*

1.* Mix all ingredients except okra, rice and pepper sauce in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker.

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2.* Cover and cook on low heat setting 6 hours 30 minutes to 7 hours or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Stir in okra.* Cover and cook on low heat setting 20 minutes longer.

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3.* Spoon soup over rice in soup bowls. Serve with Tabasco sauce.

Send your recipes to the Dog, by e-mail or fax them to 913-831-1307.

Next week –

Home to the Head for MNF versus the Super Bowl Champion Patriots. At least Grigsby can sleep off the hangover in his own bed.

Your faithful scribe,

Mr. Doggity

HC_Chief
11-15-2004, 08:47 AM
:thumb:

TEX
11-15-2004, 08:52 AM
Very well said.