Each week we will look at 5 Chiefs who played well in the preseason contest and thus are “Earning Their Arrowheads.”
Here is a quick recap of last week’s list:
1. Jamaal charles
2. Kendrick lewis
3. Andy Studebaker
4. Jeremy Horne
5. Javier Arenas
Who made the list this week? Were there any repeats? Find out after the jump!
1. Jeremy Horne
Horne makes the list two weeks in a row. Last week it was for showing speed and explosion off the line and not it is for finding the endzone. Horne got a chance to play with the first unit early in the game against the Buccaneers and he rewarded his coaches by reeling in a 6 yard Matt Cassel touchdown pass.
Coach Haley seems to think Horne is still pretty raw but he has definitely noticed him. If Horne can play well against Philly, he has a pretty good shot at making the team.
2. Thomas Jones
Jones faced some criticism after running for 2 yards on two plays against the Falcons. Against the Bucs, the veteran showed he’s still got it, converting a couple of key first downs and showing some nice burst. Other than a fumble that killed the first drive, Jones played well.
3. Matt Cassel
Say what you will about Cassel but he played pretty well Saturday night. He showed good control of the offense and improved pocket awareness. He distributed the ball well and did a pretty good job of limiting mistakes and managing the offense. The Chiefs added playmakers to help make Cassel’s job easier. Cassel seems to understand that and he didn’t force any of his passes. This is a good sign mid-way through the preseason.
4. Andy Studebaker
Andy Studebaker continues to play well and show up at key times for the Chiefs defense. He got on the field in nickel packages and responded by recording a tackle and two passes defended. “Studie” continues to be consistent and that is just what Todd Haley wants out of his players.
5. Jackie Battle
With a crowded running back group, Jackie Battle ran well and stood out over Javaris Williams. Williams looked awful showing poor field vision and poor hands.
For a big running back, Battle looked pretty light on his feet leaping over a defender on his way to a 21 yard scamper. He also caught a pass while Javaris Williams poked one in to the air for an interception.
Those are my 5 but there were plenty of other players that played well Saturday night.
Sound off Addicts! Which 5 guys do you think are “Earning Their Arrowheads?”