Earning Their Arrowheads

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 26: Dexter McCluster of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates with Chris Chambers after a 31-yard touchdown reception against the San Francisco 49ers at Arrowhead Stadium on September 26, 2010 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Chiefs won 31-10. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Let’s start by saying that all of the Kansas City Chiefs are earning their arrowheads.

After a game where so many players contributed it will be hard to single out just five players but we will do our best.

Dexter McCluster

Dexter McCluster finally made an impact at receiver for the Chiefs. His catch and run touchdown had to be just what the Chiefs envisioned him doing when they took him with their first pick in the second round. McCluster took an underneath pass from Matt Cassel, broke a tackle and was off to the races, leaping in to the endzone from the five yard line, embarrassing two would be 49er tacklers.

Look for the Chiefs to continue to work the very dangerous McCluster into their game plans. This kid can play.

Matt Cassel

Cassel deserves this. After a rough couple of weeks and even a rough start to the game, Cassel rebounded nicely to toss 3 touchdown passes vs. 1 interception. While still growing as a QB, Cassel is showing remarkable poise in the face of harsh criticism. The Chiefs signal caller still has a long way to go but he is earning his chances and at this stage, that is all Chiefs fans can ask for.

Brandon Flowers

Brandon Flowers sure is looking like a pro bowler. The Chiefs CB recorded his second interception in as many games and is quickly becoming a dangerous man to throw at. Flowers has become a complete corner who can cover, catch and tackle. The Chiefs owe Herm Edwards some props for this (and a few other) draft pick. The sky is the limit for Brandon Flowers.

Jovan Belcher

Belcher was the unsung hero of yesterday’s game. There is a reason the 49ers couldn’t get their running game going. Belcher lead the team with 10 tackles which is remarkable considering he often comes out of the game in passing situations. Arguably the surest tackler on the team, Belcher shows excellent pursuit and is a big, big part of the Chiefs defensive turnaround vs. the run. He has 21 tackles through 3 games. He isn’t flashy; he just gets the job done.

It is time Belcher got some recognition.

Tamba Hali

3 sacks. Constant harassment of Aelx Smith. Enough said.

Honorable Mentions:

Jamaal Charles, Thomas Jones, Tony Moeaki, Dwayne Bowe, the offensive line, the defensive line, Todd Haley, Charlie Weis, Steve Hofman and Romeo Crennel.

What do you think, Addicts? Did I get everyone?

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