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Rain Man
11-06-2005, 08:25 PM
Surprising poll coming.

milkman
11-06-2005, 08:50 PM
Kawika is easily the most pleasnt surprise.

Count Zarth
11-06-2005, 08:50 PM
Rain Man is insanely jealous of my midseason MVP poll.

This game has passed you by, old man.

HolmeZz
11-06-2005, 08:53 PM
It's Kawika.

Count Zarth
11-06-2005, 08:54 PM
Rain Man has lost his burst. This poll is slow in getting up.

Rain Man
11-06-2005, 08:54 PM
Okay, I kept getting database errors. It was a nightmare, I'm telling you. A nightmare!

Let me see if I can get the poll up now.

PastorMikH
11-06-2005, 09:11 PM
No contest for me. Derrick Johnson. I know some are still saying he makes lots of mistakes, but for a rookie to come in and play the way he has gets my vote.

Kawika gets my second vote.

tommykat
11-06-2005, 09:14 PM
Kawika is easily the most pleasnt surprise.

:thumb:

Cochise
11-06-2005, 09:15 PM
I voted Rain Man for fighting the database to get the poll up.

KCJake
11-06-2005, 09:17 PM
Gotta be Tynes. In the preseason, we thought he was history. Now, he's one of the best kickers in the NFL.

(i think) Haven't looked at the stats

Sully
11-06-2005, 09:18 PM
I voted for kawika, but it was tough, between him, Tynes, and the darkhorse... Dwayne Washington.
Washington started off poorly, and I actually thought Ambrose was better in the preseason, but since the Jets game, I have thought he's been a pretty solid guy wherever he's been plugged in.
However, I yield to Kawika because of his play and his leadership...

Count Zarth
11-06-2005, 09:22 PM
I'm not really surprised by Tynes. I knew he would be this good because he had a solid year last year.

I'm going to vote for Mitchell.

Rain Man
11-06-2005, 09:25 PM
I voted Rain Man for fighting the database to get the poll up.


Thanks. I know a lot of people wanted to cut me from Chiefsplanet last year.

Munson
11-06-2005, 09:27 PM
I'd have to go with Kawika Mitchell. He looks like a completely different player compared to last year. He's starting to play with the attitude I'd expect out of a middle linebacker.

I do have to give props to Tynes. He's improved his accuracy, and isn't missing any extra points((knock on wood)).

Deberg_1990
11-06-2005, 09:28 PM
Kris Wilson?? You cant be serious......more like "who has been the biggest dissappointment"

milkman
11-06-2005, 09:28 PM
I'm not really surprised by Tynes. I knew he would be this good because he had a solid year last year.

I'm going to vote for Mitchell.

I also believed that Tynes had this ability.

I never thought that Kawika had this kind of game.

Rain Man
11-06-2005, 09:43 PM
I went with Mitchell, but I have to say that Tynes is a huge positive surprise this year. I was hoping for adequate, and he's a legitimate pro bowl candidate.

Sapp and Wilkerson are other positive surprises. Sapp is a real football player. Wilkerson has only recently had his chance, but I think he's got the potential to be very good.

When Hall has played, he's impressed me. I hope to see more of him.

cdcox
11-06-2005, 09:48 PM
I went with Kawika, but Allen deserves mention too. I was a little afraid of a sophomore slump, but instead he's taken his game up a notch.

Wallcrawler
11-06-2005, 09:56 PM
Mitchell is definately the guy. Before the season, Mitchell at middle linebacker was kind of a joke. But he's proven that he's getting better and belongs out there.

Colquitt and Tynes have been awesome for our kicking game.


Biggest disappointment thusfar has to be Kendrell Bell though. He's just kinda...there. He doesnt really dominate or make huge plays. At least not the kind of plays I was expecting out of him for the kind of money due to him in roster bonuses at the end of the year. If he doesnt elevate his game, I wouldnt be surprised to see him waived at the end of the year.

Mr. Flopnuts
11-06-2005, 09:58 PM
13 made FG's in a row and the dude gets no respect. I understand that kickers are just kickers. However this one contributes quite a few points that comes in handy in 4-5 point victories. Lawrence Tynes is the reason we are 5-3 and not 4-4. EASILY the biggest surprise of the year.

doomy3
11-06-2005, 10:15 PM
I actually had to vote for other, because my vote is for Greg Wesley. Who would have expected him to have 3 picks in the last 3 games, and really stepping up in key times after the horrible season he had last year? I really expected Kawika to step up big this year because of the added talent in the other LBs this year, but I was still worried about the safety opposite Knight.

KcMizzou
11-06-2005, 10:17 PM
I went with Kawika, but Allen deserves mention too. I was a little afraid of a sophomore slump, but instead he's taken his game up a notch.I agree. I really didn't think he'd follow that up with another great year. (esp. once the word was out on him) I've been really impressed.

milkman
11-06-2005, 10:17 PM
I actually had to vote for other, because my vote is for Greg Wesley. Who would have expected him to have 3 picks in the last 3 games, and really stepping up in key times after the horrible season he had last year? I really expected Kawika to step up big this year because of the added talent in the other LBs this year, but I was still worried about the safety opposite Knight.

Greg Wesley is just lucky.

Those picks are the result of poorly thrown balls.

Wesley has missed tackles and been out of position constantly.

Today was his best game.

KcMizzou
11-06-2005, 10:19 PM
Heh. Who were the two wise-asses that voted for Kris Wilson?

ROYC75
11-06-2005, 10:20 PM
I voted for Kawika, knowing the ability was there, just wasn't convinced he had it upstairs to play Gun's scheme.

Count Zarth
11-06-2005, 10:24 PM
Greg Wesley is just lucky.
.

He's been "lucky" to the tune of 19 interceptions in the last 3 1/2 years

He's the Cris Carter of defensive backs. All he does - catch interceptions!

Coach
11-06-2005, 10:25 PM
Clearly Kawika.

Remember last year where most of us were calling his head because he was overrunning the plays?

Same thing can be said to the fact that Kawika couldn't even wrap up?

Mitchell has turned it on big time this year.

VonneMarie
11-06-2005, 10:26 PM
THE NOSE BREAKER.

I honestly didn't think he'd make the team, much less make 13 straight field goals.

Sure-Oz
11-06-2005, 10:27 PM
Kawika and Tynes for sure

tk13
11-06-2005, 10:27 PM
I went with Allen. I thought he might take a step back. I am honestly not the least bit surprised with Mitchell or Tynes... I thought they were both showing shades of what they are now last season.

go bowe
11-06-2005, 11:41 PM
i voted for kawika, but like it's been said, i really was expecting good things from him anyway and wasn't really that surprised...

same with tynes, lj, dj and jared...

i really expected them all to do well this year...

but they all have exceeded my expectations...

close vote, but the nod goes to mitchell...

kregger
11-06-2005, 11:46 PM
I gotta buck a trend and go with Sapp. IMO he steps it up in the nickel and dime packages, He's easily the best blitzing secondary player we have. Now if only he would have picked that pass from Collins the whole "DV has stones the size of grapefuits" threads would never be happening.

Gaz
11-07-2005, 06:58 AM
I am glad to see Mitchell getting his due. He was thrown into the fire and took a lot of abuse from the fans & media. Gunther said Mitchell would be a good MLB and he was right.

That is the textbook description of a pleasant surprise.

xoxo~
Gaz
Enjoys a good Red & Gold success story.

Rausch
11-07-2005, 07:01 AM
I'd say Kawika, followed by Chris Horn.

Horn was an after thought who's been a pretty good 4th option. Sure, I'd love to see an upgrade there but he's done a good job...

htismaqe
11-07-2005, 07:40 AM
I voted for Mitchell.

I wish I could say that I was always a Kawika-backer. I took a lot of hell early on for defending the guy, but he ruined even my confidence...

VERY glad to see he's turned it around.

Braincase
11-07-2005, 08:57 AM
Second & Third round picks should be doing well - I voted for Chris Horn, unheralded, undrafted, and he makes very few mistakes.

Saggysack
11-07-2005, 09:51 AM
Fug it. I'm voting for McCleon. Brotha needs some love too.

HemiEd
11-07-2005, 10:33 AM
Gotta be Tynes. In the preseason, we thought he was history. Now, he's one of the best kickers in the NFL.

(i think) Haven't looked at the stats


Several Pleasant ones, but I voted Lawrence Tynes. Our kicking game is a strength now for the first time in quite a spell. Kawika deserves his props for sure.

milkman
11-07-2005, 08:49 PM
He's been "lucky" to the tune of 19 interceptions in the last 3 1/2 years

He's the Cris Carter of defensive backs. All he does - catch interceptions!

I'd say he has been lucky for the last season and a half.

Prior to signing that big contract, he was a big hitter, and his head was in the game.

Since, he has just barely achieved mediocraty, along with being a little lucky.

digi2fish
11-07-2005, 08:54 PM
Kendrell Bell
surprisingly invisible

Fishpicker
11-07-2005, 09:21 PM
Colquitt. I had no idea a left-footed punter could make that big a difference. his stats aren't great but he is consistent in his hang time.

StcChief
11-07-2005, 09:28 PM
Tynes....Kicker in question during preseason.

2nd coming of Nick Lowery....???

Now amongst the NFL leaders 1st in total points.
http://www.nfl.com/stats/leaders/AFC/FG/2005/regular

Field Goals Made
Rank Player Team FGM FGA Long XPA XPM Pts
1 Rian Lindell BUF 17 19 50 11 11 62
2 Matt Stover BAL 16 20 49 7 7 55
3 Lawrence Tynes KC 16 18 52 20 20 68
4 Phil Dawson CLE 15 16 44 10 9 54
5 Shayne Graham CIN 14 18 48 24 24 66
6 Jeff Reed PIT 14 17 44 21 21 63
7 Rob Bironas TEN 14 18 53 18 17 59
8 Olindo Mare MIA 13 15 53 15 15 54
9 Sebastian Janikowski OAK 13 17 49 18 18 57
10 Nate Kaeding SD 12 13 44 30 30 66
11 Josh Scobee JAC 11 15 53 15 15 48
12 Jason Elam DEN 11 17 51 24 24 57
13 Kris Brown HOU 10 12 47 9 9 39
14 Adam Vinatieri NE 9 13 48 19 18 45
15 Mike Vanderjagt IND 7 8 41 24 24 45
16 Mike Nugent NYJ 7 11 44 13 13 34

Chief Faithful
11-08-2005, 02:25 PM
I honestly expected Tynes, Colquit, Mitchel, Allen, and DJ to produce so I can't say they were surprises. The one that has surprised me is Dewayne Washington who I thought would stink up the joint. Washington has truely been a pleasant surprise.

Dunit35
11-08-2005, 02:31 PM
I'd have to say Kawika, but Tynes is doing good this year and so is Dwayne.

Inspector
11-08-2005, 02:40 PM
Looks like I'm not very original.

Mitchell and our kickers followed by Allen.

greg63
11-08-2005, 02:42 PM
I had to go with Tynes; he has turned out to be positively consistent making clutch field goals.

Rausch
11-08-2005, 02:57 PM
Fug it. I'm voting for McCleon. Brotha needs some love too.

I'll drop Bubba' a pack of smokes...

KCChiefsMan
11-08-2005, 03:49 PM
Kawika and Tynes are definately the most pleasant surprises