View Full Version : Position grades from Sporting News...

09-18-2000, 09:50 AM
Notice the most important last one...

Quarterback: Elvis Grbac showed some resiliency by shaking off an early interception returned for a touchdown and threw a career-best five touchdowns of his own. Grade: A-minus

Running back: Tony Richardson set the tone with some hard-charging, tackle-shedding runs. Moreau took the cue and may have won the starting halfback job. Grade: B

Receivers: Morris caught everything in sight. He was ridiculously open for two touchdown passes and leaped high for another with a defender draped over him. Grade: A

Offensive Line: The pass protection was solid for Grbac and rushing for 117 yards against San Diego's stout run defense was impressive. Grade: A

Defensive Line: Williams and McGlockton dominated the inside and knocked out a starting QB for second straight week. Williams and Hicks had two sacks each. Grade: A

Linebackers: Lew Bush got sweet revenge against the Chargers with an interception. Marvcus Patton pounced on a fumble. Edwards pounced on everything else. Grade: A

Defensive Backs: Dennis showed he could play with the big boys. The Chargers kept throwing at Dennis, and he responded by blanketing Curtis Conway. Grade: A-minus

Special Teams: Sauerbrun responded to criticism with a solid game punting and kicking off. Parker fumbled away his job as return specialist. Grade: C-plus

Coaching: Gunther Cunningham recognized Chiefs had to throw to open the running game, and it worked. Five touchdown passes and 42 points say it all. Grade: A

[This message has been edited by bishop_74 (edited 09-18-2000).]

09-18-2000, 09:56 AM
I agree with 99% of the grades.

Gun deserves a slight deduction for using Parker to return kickoffs when the Chiefs only have 4 active WRs on the roster, and then using Lockett after Parker gets a bruised back.

09-18-2000, 09:59 AM
I still think it was a huge ST's mistake getting rid of Dar Dar.

Did he get picked up by another NFL team?

09-18-2000, 10:01 AM

I made a mental note of that as well. I was thinking we'd be up a creek if Lockett were injured... What happened to Cloud returning punts? Lockett should NOT have been the return man!

09-18-2000, 10:05 AM
Seems pretty accurate to me. I too, think we should be more careful with our WRs.

Only two problems with yesterday's game:

1. Sauerbrun needs to work on his kickoffs - deep enough, but not enough hang time.
2. We need a consistent return man.

Other than that - it don't get much better that this. Its too bad the D has been a bit overlooked in light of our new-found offensive firepower. Hats off to all concerned.

09-18-2000, 10:05 AM
Bob Dole is looking forward to seeing Dante next week...

09-18-2000, 10:06 AM
I'd like to see Marcus Spears give it a try!!


09-18-2000, 10:08 AM
I think Clint would like to see Glock earn some of his 4 Mill by returning punts.... This is your real beef about Glock, am I right?

09-18-2000, 10:09 AM
Gee Clint, Bob Dole figured you'd be wanting Chester to pick up the return duty to justify his salary...

(Bob Dole couldn't resist the dig. Apologies.)

09-18-2000, 10:09 AM
D@mnit Kloster...stop doing that crap.

09-18-2000, 10:11 AM
You're getting too old to be as quick as I am, Dole!

09-18-2000, 10:12 AM
That's a good idea about Glock...maybe he could be the equipment manager as well!

Was that Glock pouring my beer at the Indy game?

09-18-2000, 10:15 AM
I'm not sure Glock is such a great idea as a ball carrier. Remember the 360 lateral from last year? Jeez, Clint - we were kidding.

09-18-2000, 10:19 AM
Gee, maybe Gunther does read our board. I doubt that, but maybe he decided to remain employed, he was at least going to have to try and change HIS ways. I commend him for sticking to it, after the INT, though sticking to something has not been his problem. I liked the idea of finding Dardar, if Hall is still not ready, Gray is taking a roster spot, we could use, or Stills for that matter.

09-18-2000, 10:24 AM
Perhaps they can teach Sauerbrun to kick field goals, then we can sh!tcan Stoyshankovich, remove the most useless player on the team, and clear up a much-needed spot.

I was so happy that he didn't get the chance to screw us again yesterday. Another benefit to scoring lots of touchdowns.

09-18-2000, 10:53 AM
Would the failure of Parker as a kick returner open the door for bringing back Shay in the role as a kick returner?

If you would all remember, Shay did a pretty decent job of returning kicks when given the chance.

Yes, I am a Shay fan, a homer, someone with tunnel vision. The last player I felt this good about played at WSU, then Detroit. I may not always be right, but, I'm never wrong!!

Pick up Shay!!!!

09-18-2000, 10:56 AM
Uhh - NO!

DarDar would come back before Shay.

Honestly, Parker just needs to go through a few gauntlets. He HAS to learn to protect the ball by using the pressure points on his forearm, bicep, & chest. He's flailing all over the place trying to retain his balance and that's fine but the ball HAS to be tucked back into his chest ASAP and he's not doing it. Whether he's going to return kicks or not, he NEEDS to learn this technique for the WR position as well.