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jspchief
08-08-2008, 08:05 AM
Yea, yea... only one game, only preseason....

I've got a pretty good feeling about the Chiefs skill players. Obviously LJ is very good, but we look to have two nice back-ups in Smith and Charles. I have high expectations for Bowe, but watching our other receivers last night has given me some hope for the rest of the WRs. Those guys were making nice catches in traffic and keeping the ball when getting hit. Cottam has shown as much in 1 preseason game as Kris wilson did his entire time with KC. And while I'm not sure yet if Croyle is going to be a great QB, we probably have one of the better back-up QBs in the league with Huard. I can't remember the last time I was impressed with the preseason play of so many of our non-star skill players, and it's a nice feeling.

Now the line play on the other hand....

HypnotizedMonkey
08-08-2008, 08:07 AM
we've definitely got some talented young players.

HemiEd
08-08-2008, 08:10 AM
I couldn't agree more. I know it was only a small sample, but I sure liked how Brodie handled himself, and even Thigpen once he got in the rythem.

Now if we can just get all the groundskeepers to mow the grass before the games.

Jenson71
08-08-2008, 08:11 AM
They are young players who I'm looking forward to see develop into solid starters.

Where was Darling last night? Is our 2nd receiver still up for grabs? Could it be Price or Sippio or Franklin?

Direckshun
08-08-2008, 08:11 AM
I actually think we might have a WR corps this year. I'd like to see them continue that trend.

Franklin, Webb, Price, and Sippio all made plays. Even McMahon and Arthur ran good routes.

Darling is the one guy who didn't make himself known.

Direckshun
08-08-2008, 08:11 AM
They are young players who I'm looking forward to see develop into solid starters.

Where was Darling last night? Is our 2nd receiver still up for grabs? Could it be Price or Sippio or Franklin?
If we had to choose right now, you'd have to give it to Franklin.

Reerun_KC
08-08-2008, 08:13 AM
Nice to see Croyle have solid control over the offense. IT was really nice to see people hold on to the freaking ball when it got there on a rope! Croyle was pretty impressive. I am not sure yet that our younger WR's will be amount to much, but they showed that they can catch the ball in traffic..

That has to make Croyle feel good, knowing that his bullets can be held on to...

Direckshun
08-08-2008, 08:14 AM
I gotta say, Sippio looked great. He ran great routes and after the catch, he was tough to bring down.

Direckshun
08-08-2008, 08:14 AM
Nice to see Croyle have solid control over the offense. IT was really nice to see people hold on to the freaking ball when it got there on a rope! Croyle was pretty impressive. I am not sure yet that our younger WR's will be amount to much, but they showed that they can catch the ball in traffic..

That has to make Croyle feel good, knowing that his bullets can be held on to...
Did we have any drops?

I'm trying to remember, I don't remember any drops...

Chiefnj2
08-08-2008, 08:15 AM
It was a promising start, but I'm not sure anything can be made of it. After last years first preseason game the leading receivers were Hannon and Wilson and people were hyping up Allan. Lets see if these young guys can keep it up all 4 games.

BigRedChief
08-08-2008, 08:16 AM
Yea, yea... only one game, only preseason....

I've got a pretty good feeling about the Chiefs skill players. Obviously LJ is very good, but we look to have two nice back-ups in Smith and Charles. I have high expectations for Bowe, but watching our other receivers last night has given me some hope for the rest of the WRs. Those guys were making nice catches in traffic and keeping the ball when getting hit. Cottam has shown as much in 1 preseason game as Kris wilson did his entire time with KC. And while I'm not sure yet if Croyle is going to be a great QB, we probably have one of the better back-up QBs in the league with Huard. I can't remember the last time I was impressed with the preseason play of so many of our non-star skill players, and it's a nice feeling.

Now the line play on the other hand....
Hey stranger! going to make it to the Broncos game this year?

I'd agree. The skill positions looked promising for the future. Something that hasn't been said about our team since when??? evah?

BigRedChief
08-08-2008, 08:17 AM
Did we have any drops?

I'm trying to remember, I don't remember any drops...
Cottam on a little 5 yard pass from Thigpen. Announcers blamed it on Thigpen for throwing it too hard.

Demonpenz
08-08-2008, 08:18 AM
If cottom a good player it should send a red flag up on tight ends that are smaller.

FAX
08-08-2008, 08:22 AM
It's honestly a little amazing how deep we are at running back. We have a lot of ding dang running backs and most of them are genuinely talented. The wide out situation is similar. When it's down to cutting either Price or Sippio, that's a good place to be - at least, based on their performance last night.

As for Croyle, I don't know what more you could ask from the guy. As we all know, one drive is a small sample, but he played well and did everything the mysterious and inscrutable Chan asked him to do - including get 6.

When it comes to the skill guys, the only thing I'm confused about is Thigpen. I don't really see why Herm & Co. were so high on this guy.

FAX

KCJohnny
08-08-2008, 08:28 AM
I have a question about a 'non-skilled' position that has hurt us immeasurably the last 2 seasons: Fullback. Who and how did he play? Ever since T-Rich went to Minny our rushing attack has suffered. Two players converted from other positions subbing at FB/H-Back were obviously not the answer.

CoMoChief
08-08-2008, 08:28 AM
Croyle
LJ
TonyG
Charles
Cottam
Bowe
Franklin

Another couple good drafts and this offense can be very good again.

FAX
08-08-2008, 08:32 AM
I have a question about a 'non-skilled' position that has hurt us immeasurably the last 2 seasons: Fullback. Who and how did he play? Ever since T-Rich went to Minny our rushing attack has suffered. Two players converted from other positions subbing at FB/HB were obviously not the answer.

Yeah. Losing our kidney was not good. It all depends, however, on what the mysterious and inscrutable Chan wants to do. I'm impressed with his playcalling based on last night's performance. I'm betting that he'll find a way to get the run game going, if for no other reason than we need it to make the play action work. The mysterious and inscrutable Chan must realize that the enemy's first priority will be to stop LJ and make Croyle beat them. That makes the play action a very effective weapon.

FAX

BigRedChief
08-08-2008, 08:41 AM
The mysterious and inscrutable Chan must realize that the enemy's first priority will be to stop LJ and make Croyle beat them. That makes the play action a very effective weapon.

FAX
Its from the DUH!101 files. Put 9 guys in the box and make Croyle beat you. If I was playing us thats what I'd do.

But since its so simple and we all agree then why did we stick with the run LJ between the tackles game plan all the way to the bitter end at the Indy playoff game? Just subsitute Huard/Green/whoever for Croyle.

Seems to me that some coachs are so stubborn that their game plan is going to work that they can't see the reality of the current game.

BRC

dirk digler
08-08-2008, 08:45 AM
I actually think we might have a WR corps this year. I'd like to see them continue that trend.

Franklin, Webb, Price, and Sippio all made plays. Even McMahon and Arthur ran good routes.

Darling is the one guy who didn't make himself known.

I agree this MAY be one of the better WR's corps we have had in KC in a while.

StcChief
08-08-2008, 08:47 AM
Its from the DUH!101 files. Put 9 guys in the box and make Croyle beat you. If I was playing us thats what I'd do.

But since its so simple and we all agree then why did we stick with the run LJ between the tackles game plan all the way to the bitter end at the Indy playoff game? Just subsitute Huard/Green/whoever for Croyle.

Seems to me that some coachs are so stubborn that their game plan is going to work that they can't see the reality of the current game.

BRCyep. Chan is a breathe of fresh air, just plan and run simple plays and let the talent take over.

FAX
08-08-2008, 08:48 AM
Its from the DUH!101 files. Put 9 guys in the box and make Croyle beat you. If I was playing us thats what I'd do.

But since its so simple and we all agree then why did we stick with the run LJ between the tackles game plan all the way to the bitter end at the Indy playoff game?

Seems to me that some coachs are so stubborn that their game plan is going to work that they can't see the reality of the current game.

BRC

It's a good question. My guess is that Solari was doing what he thought Herm wanted ... ball control, eat up clock, conservative, no-risk plays. It's the only logical explanation, Mr. BigRedChief.

The mysterious and inscrutable Chan isn't a rookie, though. I think he'll call the plays he believes will work under the circumstances. When was the last time you saw a Chiefs bootleg? There's a lot for him to think about today. We have RBs who can catch the football, a rookie TE with hands, LJ still can't block worth a damn, da Bears decided to double Bowe, etc. This should be an interesting development year for all concerned.

FAX

Rick
08-08-2008, 03:34 PM
[QUOTE=FAX;4901086]It's honestly a little amazing how deep we are at running back. We have a lot of ding dang running backs and most of them are genuinely talented. The wide out situation is similar. When it's down to cutting either Price or Sippio, that's a good place to be - at least, based on their performance last night.

As for Croyle, I don't know what more you could ask from the guy. As we all know, one drive is a small sample, but he played well and did everything the mysterious and inscrutable Chan asked him to do - including get 6.

When it comes to the skill guys, the only thing I'm confused about is Thigpen. I don't really see why Herm & Co. were so high on this guy.

I would agree. Croyle did well. I still want to see him look off the db's better and find secondary receivers in a route.

RustShack
08-08-2008, 03:36 PM
Just wait until Alberts returns, and for Croyle to start hooking up with our soon to be break out player DVD!

Count Zarth
08-08-2008, 03:36 PM
If we had to choose right now, you'd have to give it to Franklin.

Um, no.

Buzzsaw
08-08-2008, 04:44 PM
Did Eric Parker sign with anyone? If not, he'd be a decent option for your #2 WR.

Micjones
08-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Price seems to have matured. I was very impressed with him last night.
I'm looking forward to how they'll progress as the pre-season goes along.

Will Franklin made two tough grabs as well.
Good to see that kid haul in a couple of passes in traffic.

chiefs1111
08-08-2008, 04:55 PM
Did Eric Parker sign with anyone? If not, he'd be a decent option for your #2 WR.

I don' believe anyone has. I would rather just keep on going with the young guys we have and see what happens... If we get a injury and no one has got him then maybe.

Jawshco
08-08-2008, 05:14 PM
I have a question about a 'non-skilled' position that has hurt us immeasurably the last 2 seasons: Fullback. Who and how did he play? Ever since T-Rich went to Minny our rushing attack has suffered. Two players converted from other positions subbing at FB/H-Back were obviously not the answer.

Actually, I thought our young FB, named Cox, played pretty good. With his size and strength, he's definitely a real FB- not some TE or H-Back pretending to be a FB. And Dude, Jackie Battle is thick! That guy could probably fill-in as our back up FB if needed. Battle could be our 3rd and short/goalline battering ram if need be.

I was very impressed by him and Charles, and Savage was good too. What the heck are we going to do with all these good backs? We can't keep them all, but I'd want to keep the most complete RBs to fill in when LJ goes down. I'd think we have to keep LJ, Kolby, and Charles- maybe Battle can stay on as #4 RB and #2 FB. It would be a shame to lose Savage, but the little fella probably will be the odd man out.

Micjones
08-08-2008, 05:15 PM
Actually, I thought our young FB, named Cox, played pretty good. With his size and strength, he's definitely a real FB- not some TE or H-Back pretending to be a FB. And Dude, Jackie Battle is thick! That guy could probably fill-in as our back up FB if needed. Battle could be our 3rd and short/goalline battering ram if need be.

I was very impressed by him and Charles, and Savage was good too. What the heck are we going to do with all these good backs? We can't keep them all, but I'd want to keep the most complete RBs to fill in when LJ goes down. I'd think we have to keep LJ, Kolby, and Charles- maybe Battle can stay on as #4 RB and #2 FB. It would be a shame to lose Savage, but the little fella probably will be the odd man out.

I'd like to see the Chiefs carry 4 HB's and hang on to Savage.