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gblowfish
08-24-2009, 08:49 AM
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PRESEASON GAME 2
Sorry I'm late, had work stuff come up.

PRESEASON - GAME 2 - Super Bowl IV replay - Chiefs vs Vikings at The Hump.
Score: Chiefs 13, Vikings 17.
Weather: Climate Controlled

Overall impression of the game: They lost - again. But looked better doing it.

The Offense:
Cassel actually looked pretty good. Of course "good" is relative when you consider what the guy makes for a living. Still, he was nifty on his feet and was able to soundly improvise. He was not asked to stretch the field, however. That may be because he lacks the arm strength. It may be because he lacks the receivers to pull it off. But if I had to put money on it, it's probably because that line would get him killed if he had to hold the ball longer than five seconds to get someone open down field. Speaking of that line, I'd really rather not. Imagine how bad they would have looked if Jared Allen wasn't hurt. Why not just go to one of those Food Network eating contests and pick five fat dudes at random? It would be cheaper, and maybe someone would puke or something and cause enough distraction for Larry Johnson to get out of the backfield. LJ had one nice run, but was otherwise still transparent to the viewing audience. Dwayne Bowe looked pretty good. The other 417 wideouts didn't really register. I am glad to have Ashley Lelie. The only player in NFL history to be named for a heroine in a Margaret Mitchell novel. We got to see Gutierrez. He's not bad. I think, if I'm picking, Tony Gonzo's BFF, Thiggy, needs to break out the nice velum and update his resume.

The Defense:
They were improved over last week, at least the #1's were. There is not much depth on this D, at this point, other than at linebacker. There are so many linebackers on this team they had to let Tamba Hali keep his old lineman jersey because they are out of numbers in the 50's. Corey Mays had another good showing, and the 3-4 seems to have gelled a bit from last week. Unfortunately, you don't have to get very far down the depth chart before the bottom falls out of the talent bucket.

The Special Teams:
Again, I think the kickers will both be fine. But the coverage units are sub par, and there doesn't appear to be anyone in a red hat that can return kicks. Jackie Battle managing to only get the ball to the 16, after catching the thing on the 2? Oy vey. That would get you cut from an over-40 rec league team.

The Awards:
"Throw Him A Bone" is getting tossed to Matt Cassel. He showed me the ability to avoid the sack, despite having purple hats in his pocket on every single play. He was almost "Elway-like", but not as goofy looking.

"The Doggity Dog" puts the choke-chain on OT Barry Richardson. This guy makes Trezelle Jenkins look like Willie Roaf. He doesn't even qualify as a speed bump, because at least a speed bump will slow on coming traffic a little bit.

SPECIAL SECTION:
Adios River Falls. The last time the team will do summer camp in Northern Wisconsin was their first under the new regime. Todd Haley did not exactly make a lot of new facebook friends over the past few weeks. He proved to be very intolerant of mistakes. He even axed the long-snapper for forgetting he was supposed to be in on a play in practice. He made last year's #1 draft pick sit four days in the workout area, unable to practice with the team, because he wasn't in game shape when he reported.

And you know what? GOOD. Herm and Dick were far too soft on these prima-donas. This looks more like a Marty camp. And maybe that's just what these losers needed to make winners out of them. I hope so.

Next week - back to The New Head for the Seahags.

Your faithful scribe
Mr. Doggity

Claynus
08-24-2009, 08:51 AM
That may be because he lacks the arm strength.

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Reerun_KC
08-24-2009, 08:54 AM
" We got to see Gutierrez. He's not bad. I think, if I'm picking, Tony Gonzo's BFF, Thiggy, needs to break out the nice velum and update his resume."


What?

According to Chiefzilla, Thigpen could start on just about any other team in the NFL...

How could this be?

Mr. Krab
08-24-2009, 09:41 AM
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That may be because he lacks the arm strength. It may be because he lacks the receivers to pull it off. But if I had to put money on it, it's probably because that line would get him killed if he had to hold the ball longer than five seconds

aturnis
08-24-2009, 01:21 PM
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Hey, I'm glad to see my Dr. Cox posting has caught on...