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Tribal Warfare
08-01-2006, 05:29 PM
http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/teams/chiefs/


Chiefs Team Report
7/30/2006

By Adam Teicher
Kansas City Star http://i.tsn.com/i/p/s.gif

PERSONNEL ANALYSIS: Depth at receiver is even more of a problem now that the one established veteran, WR Eddie Kennison, has threatened to depart training camp because of unhappiness over his contract. The loss of Kennison, who had more than 1,000 yards in each of the last two seasons, could be devastating. WR Samie Parker, the other starter, has showed promised but between injuries and inconsistencies hasn't put together a full season. The other receivers are Dante Hall, whose value has been as a kick return specialist, and a collection of unproven younger players. Second-year player Craphonso Thorpe has potential, but in offseason practices still appeared to be a work in progress. . . . There's no way, particularly at this late stage, the Chiefs can adequately fill the void left by the retirement of Willie Roaf. The recently signed Kyle Turley is the leading candidate to replace Roaf, but Turley is a gamble. He missed the last two seasons because of back issues. The Chiefs desperately need Turley to be the player he was before his back troubles began because Plans B and C appear inadequately, at least in the short term. Will Svitek has potential, but he's never played in an NFL game. Jordan Black struggled when replacing the injured Black last season.

NEWCOMER REPORT: Since CB Ty Law played last season for Herm Edwards in New York, he should need little or no time to fit in with the Chiefs. The team expected Law to step right in as if he had signed earlier in camp. Law doesn't run as well as he did earlier in his career and his coverage skills might have slipped a notch, but he's still a premier cornerback and a huge upgrade from Lenny Walls, Julian Battle or whomever the Chiefs would have started had Law not signed.

SCOUTING REPORT: The Chiefs are determined to get more production from Hall as a slot receiver. Hall remains incredibly quick and elusive, making him the best open-field threat. But there are dangers in such a strategy. Hall is only 5-8, making him a difficult target for QB Trent Green to find. Hall also tends to wear down quickly because of his diminutive size. He hasn't been as effective as a kick return specialist when asked to take a heavy portion of the receiving load. Special teams as a result has underperformed, so the Chiefs may be best off by asking him to do one job or the other.

QUARTERBACKS ANALYSIS: Grade: B. Trent Green is playing well but he's 36 and his backups are either a journeyman (Damon Huard) or unproven (Brodie Croyle and Casey Printers).

PLAYBOOK UPDATE: With Edwards and new coordinator Mike Solari, a career offensive line coach, at the controls, the Chiefs will have a new look offensively. Their bold, aggressive approach departed at the same time Dick Vermeil and former coordinator Al Saunders did. In its place is a conservative philosophy that will put a greater premium on ball control and a power running game. This strategical shift doesn't figure to serve the Chiefs well. They are built to score points, not protect leads. Look for a transition period as the team tries to find a comfort zone within its new identity. The changes should help on defense, where the Chiefs will employ a lot of the cover 2 scheme Edwards prefers. The three starting linebackers are all able to run and cover, so at those positions they appear to be a good match for the new system. But SS Sammy Knight's lack of range and the front four's inability to generate a consistent pass rush must be resolved if the Chiefs are to have consistent success with their new scheme.

Dave Lane
08-01-2006, 05:35 PM
This strategical shift doesn't figure to serve the Chiefs well. They are built to score points, not protect leads. Look for a transition period as the team tries to find a comfort zone within its new identity. The changes should help on defense, where the Chiefs will employ a lot of the cover 2 scheme Edwards prefers.

This makes me feel so much better...

Dave

bishop_74
08-01-2006, 05:48 PM
This is all info we already know. I sure like the personal contributions from the members of the board that go to the practices MUCH better.

Hydrae
08-01-2006, 05:51 PM
Jordan Black struggled when replacing the injured Black last season.

Somedays I hate reading "professional" writers on-line.

the Talking Can
08-01-2006, 05:55 PM
I bet he listens to Goth music.

Pitt Gorilla
08-01-2006, 06:02 PM
I'm betting this team gets gutted after this year. LJ, Waters, Mitchell, DJ, Hali, Allen, and Pollard are the cornerstones of whatever is to come. The rest of the roster gets filled with younger FAs or draft picks.

chop
08-01-2006, 06:12 PM
Have you ever heard the saying "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? Why come here and slow down a scoring machine.

How is three and out better than 3 plays and a score for the defense?

chop
08-01-2006, 06:16 PM
I don't like saying negative things about people but Adam Teicher reports seem like he doesn't put much effort into them.

milkman
08-01-2006, 06:48 PM
This strategical shift doesn't figure to serve the Chiefs well. They are built to score points, not protect leads. Look for a transition period as the team tries to find a comfort zone within its new identity. The changes should help on defense, where the Chiefs will employ a lot of the cover 2 scheme Edwards prefers.

This makes me feel so much better...

Dave

I don't know that this team can run the ball anymore than it did in the nine games LJ started last season.

And putting the ball in LJ's hands doesn't seem like a bad idea at all to me.

We just better have a decent b/u to take some of the carries so that LJ doesn't run out of gas before the end of the season.

keg in kc
08-01-2006, 07:12 PM
Their bold, aggressive approach departed at the same time Dick Vermeil and former coordinator Al Saunders did. In its place is a conservative philosophy that will put a greater premium on ball control and a power running game. Right.

I can't wait until the first preseason game, when we run an offense that looks exactly like the offense we run every preseason, you know, the vanilla one with no shifting or motion. Then the sky will really start falling as all the cries of "we've gone back to martyocreball" start coming in.

Sheesh, we've been through how many days of camp?

Rausch
08-01-2006, 07:26 PM
Right.

I can't wait until the first preseason game, when we run an offense that looks exactly like the offense we run every preseason, you know, the vanilla one with no shifting or motion. Then the sky will really start falling as all the cries of "we've gone back to martyocreball" start coming in.

I've been trying to work out of conference call with Titus, Hits, and myself for just that reason.

Should be a blast... :)

JimNasium
08-01-2006, 07:39 PM
Right.

I can't wait until the first preseason game, when we run an offense that looks exactly like the offense we run every preseason, you know, the vanilla one with no shifting or motion. Then the sky will really start falling as all the cries of "we've gone back to martyocreball" start coming in.

Sheesh, we've been through how many days of camp?
ROFL

ChiefFan31
08-01-2006, 08:33 PM
Good Grief, I hope Herm doesnt plan to take away too much as far as pushing the ball downfield.

The first regular season 3 and 9 draw play at midfield, he is going to get boo'd out of the stadium.

htismaqe
08-01-2006, 08:58 PM
I don't know that this team can run the ball anymore than it did in the nine games LJ started last season.

They can't. They ran the ball 520 times last season. Marty ran the ball 500 times or more only 5 times in his 10 seasons (559,504,521,507,520).

But let's not interject realism into this conversation...

JimNasium
08-01-2006, 09:02 PM
http://www.sportingnews.com/nfl/teams/chiefs/


Chiefs Team Report
The Chiefs desperately need Turley to be the player he was before his back troubles began because Plans B and C appear inadequately, at least in the short term.
Huh?

chop
08-01-2006, 09:03 PM
The Chiefs ran the ball a ton last year but I never thought the offense was predictable like it was when Marty was coach.

milkman
08-01-2006, 09:04 PM
They can't. They ran the ball 520 times last season. Marty ran the ball 500 times or more only 5 times in his 10 seasons (559,504,521,507,520).

But let's not interject realism into this conversation...

Sorry.

I forgot where I was for a moment there.

morphius
08-01-2006, 09:06 PM
Does Teicher even try? Athens article earlier had more info then this stinker.

Pitt Gorilla
08-01-2006, 09:22 PM
Huh?Yeah, that is bad. Granted, it is grammatically correct but not in terms of the sense he was attempting to convey. It's not like his appearance was inadequate. He should have said that "Plans B and C appear to be inadequate."

TRR
08-01-2006, 10:50 PM
I found it interesting that Law said the D KC is running is nothing like the D they ran in New York. Law said that was Donnie Henderson's defense, and that there are not many similarities between the two.

Not sure how I feel about that...

chief2000
08-02-2006, 01:17 AM
Nothing positive about Parker.
Why can't we find a fricking wide receiver in the draft ?

This organization is cursed in finding quarterbacks, Wr's

bobbything
08-02-2006, 02:29 AM
the Chiefs will have a new look offensively. Their bold, aggressive approach departed at the same time Dick Vermeil and former coordinator Al Saunders did. In its place is a conservative philosophy that will put a greater premium on ball control and a power running game.
This is complete B.S. I'm sorry, but I'm sick of this. I don't know if Teicher has any idea what he's talking about. The Chiefs are going to be running the exact same offense that they've ran for 5 freakin' years. It's the same. The new offensive coordinator runs the same plays that have been installed for some time now. The same plays he learned under the old offensive coordinator. The shifts, motions, misdirection, etc. is all there (the base of this offensive philosophy; and the main reason it's so successful). There's no way they could install a brand new offensive system in such a short period of time and expect it to be effective.

Read on, from and kcchiefs.com...

Although the head coach and offensive coordinator from the previous five campaigns are no longer with the Red and Gold, the Chiefs offensive system remains largely unaltered. Chiefs fans will recognize familiar offensive sets and shifts, but may see a difference in the way the game is managed.

KCTitus
08-02-2006, 06:47 AM
This is actually the best The Chiefs are Doomed article Ive read to date.

morphius
08-02-2006, 06:53 AM
Nothing positive about Parker.
Why can't we find a fricking wide receiver in the draft ?

This organization is cursed in finding quarterbacks, Wr's
This article makes it sound like Teicher isn't even up at camp, he is just writing things that were either said in the offseason, or his own opinion of what happened in the past.

It's Crap!