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Carlota69 08-08-2008 11:41 AM

Seriously, how did we look last night?
 
I live in Vegas, so absolutely no coverage of the game, Sporscenter didn't tell me shit and I cant go through 55 pages of a official ChiefsVsBears thread.

Did Croyle look lost? LJ back to form? Defense? Rookies? Did we suck vienna sausages or Big Royal Weenies?

DaKCMan AP 08-08-2008 11:44 AM

Go to www.kcchiefs.com and watch Brodie Croyle Highlights, Game Highlights and the Post-Game Recap. It'll give you an overall idea.

CrazyPhuD 08-08-2008 11:45 AM

In short...inconsistent but with potential. At least on Offense

D is a big question mark.

Rookies looked good on O, franklin, Cottam and charles all made nice contributions. It's a young team, if they have it all together the O could compete with anyone...but also could lose to anyone. The D is the big unknown. We need dorsey in to find out if our DL is really that bad.

We'll have a much better idea by preseason game 3. They're young and still adjusting.

Hootie 08-08-2008 11:50 AM

Ok...

The first offensive series was beautiful...the misdirections, unpredictable playcalling and Brodie's improvisational skills were all on display, as well as QB audibles...and rookie Will Franklin made a great catch, Cottam sold a great bootleg and made a 15 yard catch...and Charles made a great juke move to pick up a 1st down on 3rd and long with a checkdown catch...

LJ found several holes and would've had pretty respectable numbers had he not been stuffed for a 6 yard loss on one run...he did miss a block or two, didn't pick up an audible and simply dropped the ball on one handoff but recovered...he looked rusty, but when he was actually running the ball his cuts were good and his speed was there, he had bigger holes to run through then he did all of last year and ran for a nifty touchdown on a draw play 3rd and goal...the first drive was the best offensive series we've had since Herm was hired.

Defense was lackluster at best...there were absolutely no QB pressures, and we played the ol' bend don't break, give up 8 yards a pop rather than 25...we didn't stop the run and our scrubs were even worse. We didn't show many blitzes so I just think we were playing base all game but had we been playing an offense that wasn't absolutely pathetic, they would've scored at will...the Bears backup LT kept Hali in check, which is a bad sign IMO...but blah, I was so excited about our first offensive series that I didn't really care, plus Dorsey was out...Pollard and Page seemed to play decently enough, and DJ made a few great plays...but Pat Thomas absolutely stinks. We might as well put Donnie in the middle and play our two fast guys DJ and DeMorrio...

I was impressed with Cottam, Franklin (especially), Charles on offense...I think those three are all going to make significant contributions this season...I think Franklin will have more receiving yards than Darling...maybe even Cottam too...Darling will probably be our #2 but Brodie seemed to have real chemistry with Franklin out there...he made two real tough catches and held on to the ball while being hit...

Bowe made a tremendous 'how did he do that!' catch that was incomplete because he was out of bounds...but that dude is a baller!

As for our 2nd unit...Maurice Price was awesome...he looked really good. Our offensive line pretty much blows but Chan did a great job with bootlegs and getting the QB out of the pocket...both Thigpen and Croyle are pretty friggin' mobile...which is a great change from Damon Huard.

I don't know, I'm optimistic, but I'm excited...I have a little hope now for this team this season...offensively, that 1st series was amazing.

(I won't mention our 2nd series where we were penalized three times and sacked once...)

Extra Point 08-08-2008 11:54 AM

Sippio's TD catch was great. Too bad he was ignored last year. Would be nice to see the cousins on the field for a few plays.

Carlota69 08-08-2008 11:55 AM

Awesome! thanks for the input.

Sportscenter did this '2008 Questions for the Chiefs--Can Croyle make an impact?" and then never showed him do squat. Bascially they didnt even address their own question.

They just showed LJ get the TD and then focused on the bears.

So thanks for the insight into the game last night. And I will go watch highlights as soon as I can...

CrazyPhuD 08-08-2008 11:56 AM

If you get NFLN they will show the game again I think.

Farzin 08-08-2008 11:56 AM

Like most poeple said, the first drive in which all the first string players played, was awesome. Croyle got the ball to a lot of the rookie receivers and a few of the other players and eventually lead into an LJ TD. Savage, our other RB, also looked decent in the 2nd half. He had great blocks ahead of him, but he didn't use them as well.

Price was the key receiver in our 2nd unit after receiving a pass from Damon Huard to fight off a couple defenders to find the endzone. Bobby Sippio also stepped up in the 4the QTR catch and like Price, he broke off a few defenders to get into the endzone.

Thigpen had an INT when a defender on the Bears got infront of Price (I think) and got a few yards.

Defensively, not so good. Maybe we'll find out with Dorsey.

Overall, good job by the offense, the defense has some question marks, but hopefully those will be erased with Dorsey.

HypnotizedMonkey 08-08-2008 12:03 PM

Their youth showed but I would rate it a fairly solid pre-season game for the Chiefs.

D-line needs some intensity to fill the void left by you know who.

The first drive was definately a thing of beauty. Croyle had some time to throw which was new. And AUDIBLES! YESSSS!

The depth we have at WR & RB makes me want to jump for joy.

StcChief 08-08-2008 12:03 PM

there is hope....

Demonpenz 08-08-2008 12:08 PM

huard looked good corodie no so good

allen_kcCard 08-08-2008 12:11 PM

I didn't like what I saw on defense, but I still think they have it in them. To me they looked a little like a boxer that can't use thier best punches and weren't sure how else to hit somebody. They need to tune up thier tackling, and the offense needs to worry more about what the rest of the defense is up to so that the line can get thier push.

I think once other teams have to start accounting for blitz pickups (or disguised non blitzes) Dorsey is in the middle getting some more doubles, and everyone else in the line settles in, then the pass rush will look a lot better. Hali hasn't been getting a lot of work with that frankenstien issue with his nose going on, but I still think he will do okay on that side once everything else comes into place.

CrazyPhuD 08-08-2008 12:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Demonpenz (Post 4901584)
huard looked good corodie no so good

ROFL Huard needs his Topps NFL card photo to be the fetal position.

Rausch 08-08-2008 12:12 PM

We looked like the beginning of something...

Chief Chief 08-08-2008 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hootie (Post 4901553)
Ok...
(I won't mention our 2nd series where we were penalized three times and sacked once...)

Yeah, thanks for not mentioning that. :doh!:STFU:banghead:


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