View Full Version : Keys to beating Raiders?
10-07-2000, 07:58 AM
Will it be stopping the running game or shutting down Tim Brown.Since we haven't stopped anyones running game we have to rely on Hasty and Dennis.
10-07-2000, 08:07 AM
I think it has to be stopping the run, forcing Gannon to pass. If we can do that, I think the Chiefs corners can play a little tighter coverage, because Gannon's arm strength is questionable.
BTW, anyone notice that our run defense has been much worse since Clemons injury. Many thought that he was a pass rush specialist only, but in the first two games he made some plays against the run.
[b]The SitCom must die!!</B>
10-07-2000, 08:09 AM
I don't see why we need to shut down Brown. He has absolutely killed us through the 90's but we still won most of those games didn't we http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif I think if we can stop Wheatley and Kauffman, forcing Gannon to beat us through the air may be more to our advantage. As long as Hasty is locked up on Brown, I think they will beat each other up all game and you won't hear either one's name called. The key is can Dennis and his safety help stop Rison and the other guys they have at wide out. Hopefully Bush can cover Dudley better than DT did last year.
As Red Eyes pointed out already, stop the run and put the game on Gannon's arm. Keep him contained and do not let him beat you with the scramble. Although I love QB-crushing, containing and pressuring Gannon is every bit as important as giving him a taste of Arrowhead turf.
Gannon is perfectly suited to the dinkdunk game, but in order for the dinkdunk to win, he must have a concurrent rushing attack. Shut down the Raiders' ground game and reap the rewards when Gannon has to win it in the air.
willing to defer actual QB-crushing for a week, taking one for the team.<BR>
10-07-2000, 09:12 AM
If our D can continue it's three game streak of shutout's in the fourth quarter, we will be in good shape. Arrowhead revenge tour resumes on the 15th...
10-07-2000, 11:13 AM
As Gaz said the key is stopping the run. I'd also include Gannon as part of that task. He's actually more dangerous with his legs than his arms. I might assign Edwards as a spy on Gannon. The sleeper I'd watch out for is Dudly. If the run isn't working, the TE cross could be used instead.
Offensively, I'd feature Gonzo and Cloud. Use counter and off-tackle runs with Cloud. Also use screens and swing passes with him. Get him in space and he's deadly. I'd use DA and Morris to pull the CB's deep, then sneak Gonzo underneath. Get him 1 on 1 and let him do damage. As soon as Woodson cheats up, and he will, hit the bomb.
10-07-2000, 02:34 PM
If you remember last year's game, the key is tackling...
10-07-2000, 02:35 PM
Uhh, and not kicking it out of bounds... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif
10-07-2000, 04:01 PM
Tackling,kickoffs and that damned screen pass killed us last year.
10-07-2000, 10:10 PM
I too agree, stopping the run is the key to winning this game. Wheatley had good games against the chiefs last season and it always seems Kaufman tears at least one long one against them. I say let Gannon try to beat the chiefs by passing.
10-07-2000, 10:25 PM
This is all assuming we can stop the run. We didn't stop Seattle's ground game when you would think that the way to play Seattle is to make Kitna beat you with his arm. With Clemmons returning this task should be a bit more realistic. I hate the bye week!!
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