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Count Alex's Wins
11-13-2009, 06:01 PM
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<table><tbody><tr><td valign="top">Before the Kansas City Chiefs visited the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday, Warpaint Illustrated posed a question: Will The Chiefs Change? Now that the Chiefs have had a chance to answer that question, what was the response?
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Based on a 24-21 loss in Jacksonville, it's difficult to argue that the Chiefs did not change. There were obvious differences in the Chiefs from before their bye week compared to after it. In fact, not only were they a different football team, the Chiefs directly answered the specific areas we highlighted (http://kan.scout.com/2/915708.html) that were in need of change.

Even in defeat, how can you not praise them for that? Let's examine just how the Chiefs changed.


1. Sean Ryan (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307547)'s blocking responsibilities were reduced.

Last week we discussed just how pitiful Ryan's pass-blocking efforts were earlier this season. Given the bye week to adjust their offense, apparently the Chiefs made a switch. At least it appeared that way in Jacksonville.

Ryan was assigned a role as a pass blocker on only three snaps against the Jaguars. On one snap, the Chiefs threw a quick pass that required almost no blocking whatsoever, further reducing any chance of a pressure coming via a blown Ryan block. Considering the Chiefs called 44 passes, it wouldn't be a stretch to say Ryan's days as a pass blocker in KC's offense might be nearing their end.

The Chiefs appeared to favor Leonard Pope, a more physically gifted player with longer arms than Ryan, when they needed a tight end to pass block. Not only did Pope hold his own in pass blocking, he was frequently employed in this role during Kansas City's offensive explosion at the end of the game. Is the switch from Ryan to Pope permanent? So far, so good.

By the way, more than a few people have noticed Ryan's struggles this season. ProFootballFocus.com (http://profootballfocus.com/home.php?tab=home), which tracks player performance snap by snap, ranked him as the lowest-rated tight end overall, and dead last in pass blocking.


2.Mike Goff (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307449) was benched.

It might be unfair to say Goff was benched, because of his injury last week, but certainly he was healthy enough to play Sunday against the Jaguars. However, he played only a few snaps, in relief of Andy Alleman (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=9538). Did Alleman play well enough to end Goff's days as a starter? <table align="right" cellspacing="7" width="225"><tbody><tr><td>http://media.scout.com/media/image/74/747829.jpg
Andy Alleman - KC's new right guard?
Phil Coale - AP </td></tr></tbody></table> It was clear Alleman wasn't exactly Will Shields at right guard, but he was in no way a complete disaster as Goff has been in the past for the Chiefs. There was one particularly bad snap where Alleman was beaten clean by John Henderson (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4302188), resulting in a sack of Matt Cassel (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4210794). But other than that he certainly appeared to be a player who belonged on an NFL field. During the first seven weeks with the Chiefs, Goff appeared to be a player ready for retirement.

There's no question Alleman was more athletic than Goff, and perhaps most importantly, he didn't commit a penalty. Because Goff's season is over after his move to the injured reserve list, we'll see plenty of Alleman the rest of the year. If he plays well enough, this change will be permanent.

The only competitors for KC's right guard spot are Ike Ndukwe and Wade Smith. Because Ndukwe has practiced so much at right tackle for the Chiefs, it's probably unlikely he'll be much of a threat. Smith is the primary backup at center and left tackle, so his availability elsewhere may be more important.


3. DaJuan Morgan (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307540) started.

Did Morgan start against the Jaguars just because of injuries to Jon McGraw (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4224701) and Jarrad Page (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307542), or was his opportunity awarded because the coaching staff believed he could perform at a higher level? We'll never know, but one game didn't tell us much where Morgan is concerned.

There were no big, game-changing plays. Morgan didn't log an interception or a massive hit, although he did fall on a fumble in the second quarter that resulted in three points for Kansas City. What might have been most impressive was his consistency.

Morgan appeared to be a sure tackler, and in fact tied for second on the team in tackles with six. On several occasions, Morgan had to take on Maurice Jones-Drew (easily a bigger, more physical player) and, while he may have been taken for a ride ala Donnie “Ride 'Em Cowboy” Edwards, he held on.

Perhaps most importantly, Morgan didn't make any awful tackle attempts in the open field, nor was he burned for enormous gains in pass defense. That was left to Mike Brown (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4414209), who allowed two long touchdowns against the Jaguars. Have the Chiefs looked into cloning DaJuan Morgan, yet?


4. Larry Johnson (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307530) is gone.

Shockingly, the Chiefs didn't waste time with an ugly, eight-week deactivation of Larry Johnson. They dumped him immediately after his suspension was over, which really let Johnson win (he still gets paid), but the Chiefs win, too. The distraction is gone, and now Kansas City will receive extended looks at Jamaal Charles (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307409), Dantrell Savage (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307549) and Kolby Smith (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307550) the rest of the year. The credibility of Scott Pioli's “Right 53” statement is strengthened.

Considering the Chiefs were reluctant to give the ball to Charles too much, it almost appeared as if they were preparing for Johnson's return. Why give another player a chance to excel if you're dead-set on starting someone else and don't want to create controversy? Thankfully, that little conspiracy theory was just that - a theory only.

The only change the Chiefs failed to make was giving Andy Studebaker (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307553) a chance to play on defense in relief of Mike Vrabel (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307561), who would have trouble tackling David Garrard (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4302184) in a phone booth, let alone on an NFL field. But with Ryan's pass-blocking assignments reduced, Goff's season over, Morgan's perhaps just getting started, and Johnson excommunicated, it's pretty safe to say the Chiefs have changed, at least for now.

Heck, they scored two touchdowns in three minutes and 25 seconds against the Jaguars. If that's not change we can believe in, what is? Eat your heart out, Barack Obama!

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Pioli Zombie
11-13-2009, 06:13 PM
This ought to be good.
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bevischief
11-13-2009, 06:16 PM
This ought to be good.
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This.

Rausch
11-13-2009, 06:16 PM
PTS.

Hard to argue there.






'Course he did all that and we still played like ass...

bevischief
11-13-2009, 06:18 PM
They are Transformers...

notorious
11-13-2009, 07:14 PM
Spot on.

Alleman did very well when he came in earlier this year, too.

I can't believe it took the staff this long to put him back in.

Goff was like a turd that won't flush. Finally the injury toilet choked him down.

Count Alex's Wins
11-13-2009, 07:17 PM
Spot on.

Alleman did very well when he came in earlier this year, too.

I can't believe it took the staff this long to put him back in.

Goff was like a turd that won't flush. Finally the injury toilet choked him down.

Now if only Mike Brown would break something... :evil:

ILChief
11-13-2009, 07:20 PM
Now if only Mike Brown would break something... :evil:

how ironic, when Brown was good with the Bears he was hurt all the time. Now that he sucks for us, he's an iron man.

Tribesman
11-13-2009, 07:30 PM
Unfortunately I wasn't able to catch the game. How was the pass blocking overall? And the RBs?

notorious
11-13-2009, 07:34 PM
Now if only Mike Brown would break something... :evil:

Hate to wish injury upon a man, but it would be for the greater good.


Unfortunately, if he were to get injured, he would probably keep playing and there would be no drop in performance.

Raised On Riots
11-13-2009, 07:40 PM
Did The Chiefs Change, asks GoChiefs?

Like night and day.


































In Alaska.

Deberg_1990
11-13-2009, 07:43 PM
If I can change.....and you can change.....then we all can change!!!

Hearts on fire.........strong desire.......

notorious
11-13-2009, 07:45 PM
If I can change.....and you can change.....then we all can change!!!

Hearts on fire.........strong desire.......

Aaaadddrrrrriiaaaaaaannnnnnn!

Count Alex's Wins
11-13-2009, 07:45 PM
If I can change.....and you can change.....then we all can change!!!

Hearts on fire.........strong desire.......

Drago's been pounding the Chiefs' ass all year...

ROFL

We need Haley to get the players to carry a few more logs through the snow....do some sawing....in heavy winter jackets....

Raised On Riots
11-13-2009, 07:47 PM
Drago's been pounding the Chiefs' ass all year...

ROFL

We need Haley to get the players to carry a few more logs through the snow....do some sawing....in heavy winter jackets....

"He must brrreak us".

MGRS13
11-13-2009, 07:48 PM
Now if only Mike Brown would break something... :evil:
WOW only took you 8 games to come around. The guy has sucked since day one.

Count Alex's Wins
11-13-2009, 07:48 PM
"He must brrreak us".

Hey at least Drago put Herm's lights out last year...

Raised On Riots
11-13-2009, 07:51 PM
Hey at least Drago put Herm's lights out last year...

That was Clubber Lang, and then he showed Mrs. Edwards "what a real man is".

Rausch
11-13-2009, 07:52 PM
That was Clubber Lang, and then he showed Mrs. Edwards "what a real man is".

Whatever problems I have with Herm I'm not about to $3it talk Mrs. Edwards...
:shake:

notorious
11-13-2009, 08:03 PM
Drago's been pounding the Chiefs' ass all year...

ROFL

We need Haley to get the players to carry a few more logs through the snow....do some sawing....in heavy winter jackets....

Don't forget about the "Novembeard"!

DaneMcCloud
11-13-2009, 10:22 PM
No, the Chiefs didn't change.

They still suck ass.

It's absolutely, fucking AMAZING to me that this is Raider week virtually NO ONE gives a fuck.

:shake:

People still cared in the 70's and 80's about Raider week.

WTF is going on?

Raised On Riots
11-13-2009, 10:25 PM
No, the Chiefs didn't change.

They still suck ass.

It's absolutely, fucking AMAZING to me that this is Raider week virtually NO ONE gives a fuck.

:shake:

People still cared in the 70's and 80's about Raider week.

WTF is going on?

I blame Pioli Zombie.

Deberg_1990
11-13-2009, 10:27 PM
People still cared in the 70's and 80's about Raider week.

WTF is going on?

3-30 over the past 2 years.

I could be wrong, but has there ever been a worse Chiefs stretch than that?? I dont think so....

DaKernal
11-13-2009, 10:29 PM
No, the Chiefs didn't change.

They still suck ass.

It's absolutely, ****ing AMAZING to me that this is Raider week virtually NO ONE gives a ****.

:shake:

People still cared in the 70's and 80's about Raider week.

WTF is going on?

Yeah i never thought it would get this bad for no one to care about raider week, even myself.
I never even realized we were playing them this week until a few hours after the JAX game. I was like "uh, who do we play next week? Is the Steelers? No, wait we play the fucking Raiders" Damn

DaneMcCloud
11-13-2009, 10:30 PM
3-30 over the past 2 years.

I could be wrong, but has there ever been a worse Chiefs stretch than that?? I dont think so....

But the NFL is bigger than ever. There weren't multi-BILLION dollar TV contracts in the 70's and 80's, there wasn't computerized Fantasy Football, there wasn't constant, 24 hour coverage.

It's sickening what this franchise has become.

And it's ALL on the Hunt family.

HemiEd
11-13-2009, 10:31 PM
Excellent article, I enjoyed that read. Thanks.

DaKernal
11-13-2009, 10:35 PM
I'm to the point now (and i'm sure alot of other people are too) that I don't even watch entire games anymore. I haven't watched an entire game since week 2 with the exception of Dallas, and never in my life have I done that.

The saddest part is, I dont have anything better to do on sundays, yet I still cannot sit and watch this level of suck for an entire game:shake:

Skip Towne
11-13-2009, 10:39 PM
I survived for forty years but I have given up.

Count Alex's Wins
11-13-2009, 10:41 PM
I survived for forty years but I have given up.

Please. You'll be back.

DaKernal
11-13-2009, 10:41 PM
Do you still watch games

HemiEd
11-13-2009, 10:42 PM
No, the Chiefs didn't change.

They still suck ass.

It's absolutely, ****ing AMAZING to me that this is Raider week virtually NO ONE gives a ****.

:shake:

People still cared in the 70's and 80's about Raider week.

WTF is going on?

Great question, and the answer is simple, you missed it.

The last 10 Carl years, crescendoed (bad spelling) by with the last three of Herm, and even us most diehard homers have a broken commitment.

But I really like where they are headed, they just may get there in 5 years, or if very lucky 4. But that is better than not doing it in 40.


This the first year ever, in 28 years of playing golf, that I played on Chiefs Sundays.
I watch the DVR in about an hour when I get home, but I don't think the weather is going to allow that much more.

They willl finish strong with their schedule weakening, and win about 3 more games. Maybe drafting 6 or 7th?

Pioli Zombie
11-13-2009, 10:48 PM
If I can change.....and you can change.....then we all can change!!!

Hearts on fire.........strong desire.......

OMG. Maybe worst movie speech ever.
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DaKernal
11-13-2009, 10:56 PM
OMG. Maybe worst movie speech ever.
Posted via Mobile Device

ROFL This. What movie was that from I forget

HemiEd
11-13-2009, 10:59 PM
3-30 over the past 2 years.

I could be wrong, but has there ever been a worse Chiefs stretch than that?? I dont think so....

NO, Herm gutted and fileted this team. There were a lot of posters on here, on board with it, saying they needed to start over. He was a great talent evaluator (wish some would kick up those threads) I didn't agree, and didn't want it. Losing ****ing sucks, it just sucks. Herm was too shitty of a coach, to pull it off anyway.

Well they did, then they didn't stay commited, and changed the direction again with bringing in has beens to take playing time from young players, to hopefully "set an example."
(Vrabel, Brown, etc.) But now, some more of the younger players are going to start, maby (BadGirl spelling) they are started turning the corner.

They should be kicking some of these has beens to the curb this offseason, and maybe (not bad girls spelliing) they will pull off some surprises in free agency.

No way Pioli could screw up on the draft this time, they have had time to make a full evaluation.

Hopefully, this regime will learn from, or prove to be right, on what might seem to be, some early mistakes by the experts.

Stinger
11-13-2009, 11:02 PM
ROFL This. What movie was that from I forget

Rocky III

Raised On Riots
11-13-2009, 11:04 PM
Rocky III

XXX!

Rocky IV.