Chiefs Get Embarrassed By Seahawks 44-14

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The Kansas City Chiefs got humiliated by the Seattle Sehawks tonight, 44-14.

Here are my observations from the game.

1. The Chiefs clearly came into this game trying to force the ball down field to their wide receivers. In the first two preseason games the Chiefs utilized a lot of outlet receivers to move the ball down the field, however early on against the Hawks Matt Cassel was throwing deep often. The results weren’t good as a combination of drops, pressure and misfires kept the Chiefs from gaining any momentum on offense early on.

2. I don’t think we saw a full offensive game plan from the Chiefs tonight, especially early on. KC is built to run first and to use the run to open up for the pass. Instead Cassel came out firing and I got the impression the coaches wanted to see what would happen if he did.

3. KC ran only 11 times in the first half. Charles was effective but only received five carries for 26 yards.

4. Dexter McCluster is for real at WR. The third-year player helped KC get its first points of the game. He turned in five receptions for 43 yards in the first half.

5. Jalil Brown is currently a liability at CB. Remember, Brown barely played at all in 2011. Now he is starting on the outside in place of Brandon Flowers. Brown will have to take his lumps but Scott Pioli would be wise to try to snag a veteran CB when cuts are made later this preseason.

6. The KC defense struggled in the first half but they were also hamstrung by the lack of offensive success early. The KC D was put in bad field position on a couple of occasions.

7. Anthony Toribio went to the lockerroom with an ankle injury. Second-year NT Jerrell Powe looked good playing the nose. Just saying.

8. The Chiefs continued to push the ball down field in the second half while the first team offense was still playing. At the time Matt Cassel threw his pick six, he had attempted 31 passes and the Chiefs had only run the ball 12 times, two of those tuns coming from Cassel scrambles. I know folks will be upset with how things went tonight but the Chiefs aren’t ever going to look good with Cassel throwing that much.

9. I am not sure if he got hurt or what but Peyton Hillis only got two carries. As you can tell, I just thought the offensive play calling is curious.

10. Glenn Dorsey went down with a knee injury but he didn’t go back to the locker room. Even if he is healthy, the KC defensive line has not looked particularly strong.

11. Nate Eachus! Actually, also big props to Stephenson and Allen who were playing very well toward the end of the game. Eachus probably has no shot at making the roster but he showed nice speed, vision and patience. He could land on the practice squad.

It is hard to feel good about the Chiefs at this point. Play calling and game planning aside, the execution wasn’t there again tonight. There were too many dropped passes, bad throws just all-around poor defense.

The Chiefs still have tons of talent and we’ve yet to see them truly utilize Jamaal Charles and Peyton Hillis. That being said, the Chiefs look like they are going to have their hands full when the Atlanta Falcons come to town.

What do you think Addicts? Will the Chiefs get it together in time for the regular season? What do you think the problem is?

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  • Danny W

    The secondary is limping
    Were is Travis Daniels
    Jevon Belcher is suckingHali is getting Held and it’s never called same old sameHouston caught out of position several times whiffed on a wide open sack when Wilson ran for like 30, but was held on his pressuresWere is Sheffield?Studebaker wouldn’t make another teamSpecial teams punt coverage suckedPowe looked goodSiler looked goodO line bleeds in the middle looking at you Ryan LiljaCassel looks skiddish to start Over celebrated his touchdown when he drove us down on dinks and dunks then does this weird flop and then popped up. Dude is a dufus and we need someone else.Charles looked good probably best running back in the league
    Why do they keep pushing Draughn when we have Hillis?We sucked everywhere and we were a joke on this night on every level. We were going to have a tough time with Atlanta any way let alone playing like this. Unless Atl comes out and has some bad luck they should annihilate us.
    Still gonna watch hope it gets better

    • KCMikeG

      Agree with everything except Cassel.

    • Dfrey87

      They only threw at brown in the first half that was the only way they moves the ball he either got smoked in coverage or drew a flag. There were only two other passes thrown on other defenders do u even watch the games?

  • Tim Cudmore

    Matt Cassel stand and take a bow…. He is the sole reason for our troubles. Will never win big games with a Quaterback who can’t throw mid range and deep balls.

    • Chief Trucker

      Idiot!

      • Danny W

        Do you think Russell Wilson is better?

        • Tim Cudmore

          Proportionately speaking after you factor in Contract and experience, yes, yes Russell is much better. Also noting the added athleticism and it’s no contest. Cassel simply doesn’t have the arm or natural ability to handle the load of a real NFL quaterback. At this point, I would take any other starting QB in the league over cassel.

          • Danny W

            Thank you Tim.
            I was looking for Chief Trucker to give an answer on that because he called you an idiot. Obviously Wilson is better, so is Luck, RG3, Tannehill, and Nick Foiles.

          • Dfrey87

            Danny and gooding did u guys watch the game sure matt was off on a few throws but there were a hell of alot more dropped balls. You guys look for any excuse to bash the guy and come regular season cassel will have better numbees and record than all those guys u named besides maybe luck and rg3

          • Danny W

            Your right your prediction is right and mine is wrong because your crystal ball is better.

          • KCMikeG

            Defintely not bashing Cassel – you must have me confused with Tim. I’m on your side on Cassel Dfrey87. Cassel will have his best year ever.

          • KCMikeG

            Really? So it’s ALL Cassel and now you would take ANY other starting QB – like Kolb or Skelton or about 20 other QB’s. Look at Cassel’s stats – 7th in yards and 10th in QB rating.

    • Danny W

      So far it looks like RG3 Russell Wilson Nick Foiles, and Andrew Luck are going to be much much better than Cassel could have ever dreamed.

      • KCMikeG

        Your sample size is ridiculously small and are only preseason games. Big ASSumption on your part. Besides the fact that they were all drafted higher than Cassel so shouldn’t their play be expected to be better? They could ALL also end up being worse or get hurt never realizing their potential. Problem is forecasting success of QB’s in the NFL is wrought with failures that have cost teams high/lots of picks and huge financial loss. Take a deep breath – Cassel was one of the highest ranked QB’s before tonight.

        • Danny W

          Highest ranked quarterback throwing to who? Tonight was the first time he targeted wideouts and dropped balls aside he still looked off. Sailing balls high. He had some decent throws but was out classed on every level by the rookie Wilson. I’m taking a deep breath of reason, not on the more optimist side of reality were you live MiIke. That was a good Defense last night and Cassel had one drive in three quarters. Not gonna cut it against Atlanta, or New Orleans. Thats really cute how you hid the ASS in ASSumption.

          • KCMikeG

            What difference does it make who is catching the ball as long as they are catching them? We went all out pass instead of game planning and using our awesome running attack to set up the run off of play action. Cassel drove them down into scoring position 3 times and scored on a 17 play 85 yard drive. Hopefully you can see their is plenty of reality in my optimism. We have more to worry about our DL stopping the run or what we will do if Flowers/Lewis don’t come back than Cassel.

        • tm1946

          GGGGGG, good golly, did you watch the game? seachicks QB played the game like he had an inkling of what to do, when was the last time a KC first round pick did not need year, YEARS, to learn how to play in the NFL
          Cassel is what he is and Chiefs management seems more than satisfied with what they have at the QB position, do not need you to praise his skills.

          • ArrowFan

            I’m sure they drafted him knowing he would play that well in a preseason game. He got by with some sloppy stuff, he will be lucky to top a QB rateing of 70 during the regular season.

          • dongtogolo

            If the crappy, scab refs had called the choke holds they were putting on our D linemen, Wilson would likely be on IR instead of the QB of you fellas dreams.

          • KCMikeG

            Yes, I watched it live from the lower level so I had an excellent view. I praise his skills to help the lost souls like you that can’t see the truth. Do you even understand what the preseason is for? Daboll wanted to focus on a portion of the offense and if the receivers would have caught the 7-8 drops Cassel would have been around 80% completion rate. As far as 1st round picks how about we go way, way far back to 2010 when our 1st round pick Eric Berry had a Pro Bowl year. Dude wake up.

      • dongtogolo

        So how many times have you seen them play this preseason?

        • Danny W

          I’ve got all NFL channels on Dish, Don I”ve seen them all play at least once. Do you watch ESPN? Do you have the NFL Network Channel? If so all they do is show highlights of these guys over and over again. Are you insinuating I’m making this stuff up here? How many times have you seen them play? Andrew Luck is (if healthy) going to be a hall of famer, you can right that down. Go to youtube Don, you obviously have the internet. Type in each quarterback’s name and NFL team and underneath it will give you a list of highlights. Each guy looks better than Cassel bro. Don’t take my word for it go look for yourself. Get back to me on that see how you like it.

    • KCMikeG

      That’s right – everyone else played fantastic tonight and Cassel was the sole reason for our failure. Do you even think before you write? Cassel made some mistakes but you don’t get your ass kicked like this by one player having a bad night. Reality check.

  • Chief Trucker

    I’m with you play calling was very curious! Nothing like I expected! Brown and the Scab officials were awful!

    • Hawk_Eye

      So then you should have lost 37-14? Give me a break!

  • Hawk_Eye

    Do the Seahawks now get your respect? And the reason why you guys were passing more is the fact our run defense is way too strong. What a butt kicking!

    • Danny W

      Your team looks good man. You guys found someone in Russell Wilson. Your team is who the Chiefs should be this year. Now go back to your own website.

    • BurtGummer44

      Pleasssse, Smack talk off a Preseason game? What are you in the 3rd grade or something? These games mean nothing. Fans read too much into them and either panic or think they’re on the way to the SB. Give me break. I’ll respect the Hawks win they win a real game in KC. Until then the last time they played for real………………..well I’m sure you remember what happened.

    • SeahawksSuck

      You are quite dumb good sir. THIS IS PRESEASON where the first team offenses and defenses don’t care UNLESS they are playing for their jobs *cough Russel Wilson cough.* Seahawks will finish dead last in their division at 5-11, and your run defense is dismal at best. Good try though!

    • sidibeke

      Nope, no respect. Not until you win some regular season games. Check back with me after week 4 or so.

    • KCMikeG

      That’s why Charles had over 5 YPC right? Or Eachus had 98 yards and a TD in the 4th quarter alone. Wrong our game plan was to try to get our new mix of WR’s lots of work. New system and Bowe just showing up, Baldwin missing out last year, Breaston was new to the team, Hemingway is finally healthy getting play time and none of them had Cassel for the last half of the season. RAC & Daboll used this game to see what they have and how they need to coach correction or design a real game plan. You can’t seriously believe with the power run game we have that we would only run the ball 8 times with our staters. Remember Charles had over 5 YPC! Almost half of our carries came from a RB who won’t even make the team. So easy on the how great your run defense is there chicken hawk.

    • pathetic

      no. you do realize the preseason is a huge joke. chargers go 1-15, and were 4-0 in the preseason, the list is LONG when it comes to preseason success meaning nothing. two of the winning coaches in preseason history =carroll, fisher, in win percentage. it means they scheme for it, they try to win
      if you think kc wanted to use a matt cassel passing gameplan on a game that matters then LOL. last time they did that bowe scored twice against well the seahawks in the regular season

      • KCMikeG

        Bowe had three TD’s as we crushed Seattle 42-24 in a game that actually mattered.

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  • KCGray

    I say we trade for Matt Flynn since it doesn’t look like Seattle is going to need him

    • KCMikeG

      Flynn can’t start in Seattle because he isn’t any good. Why do you think the Packers let him go? He had three whole good games throwing to the best receiving corp in the NFL. Much to small of a sample to make contract decisions on and now they are paying the price. No Thanks I’ll pass on cleaning up their mistake.

      • niii

        well they let him go because they couldnt risk tagging him for 11 mil and they have one of the best qb’s in the league. its not like cardinals let him walk this offseason

        • dongtogolo

          Flynn sucked at LSU and he sucks in the NFL. He may not be the king of suckitude, but he’s at least he crown prince. He’d take Stanzis place at #3 on the depth chart.

        • KCMikeG

          And the sea chickens paid him almost $9 million to sit on the bench behind Wilson – brilliant. We should definitely sign him. NOT!

  • Chief Phil

    lol @ all the Cassel hate. Every time something goes wrong, it’s cassel, right? How about the fact that our receivers couldn’t hang on to balls that were in there hands for the first three drives? Or the fact that our defense gave up scores on the first five seahawk possessions? Our defense got schooled tonight, and the only one making catches was dex…. A quote I read here was “Cassel is the sole reason for our troubles”… Laughable. Cassel didn’t have a great night, but almost our ENTIRE team looked bad this evening, and cassel wasn’t the worst. He put the football in people’s hand… The catches are up to the receivers. That fumble could have happened to anybody, as he was totally blindsided…. And he threw an interception…. Well one over three games isn’t too terrible. Cassel isn’t Manning, but he damn sure isn’t Thigpen. If a handful of the dropped passes were caught tonight, we would have put a lot more points on the board, I’m sure. And if the defense didn’t look like a bunch of confused children, we would have kept a bunch of points off the board. All around poor performance. Boo. Still can’t believe they haven’t given Alex Tanney a single snap. What the hell??

    • Danny W

      What will it take for some of you Cassel homers to want something better? No Cassel isn’t Thigpen, but he’s not Nick Foiles, Russell Wilson, Ryan Mallet, Matt Flynn, Ryan Tannehill, either.
      He made some decent throws and there were some drops but he got out classed by Wilson. Cassel makes some better throws keeps some drives moving and bang you’re defense thats keeping you in the game gets some rest.
      Your making some point here by including the defense? They hold them to three field goals man and then they get tired, there was one successful drive in three quarters. Like it or not Cassel is the offensive general. In the first game he made some audibles, this game he couldn’t even recognize the blitz. How many times will he have to face a good defense and look like a journeyman for you to realize we will never ever win a super bowl with him?
      LOL @ you phil.

      • BurtGummer44

        Please these rookie players like Wilson haven’t played in a REAL NFL game yet. Preseason is Not Real NFL Football. The speed and intensity just isn’t there, not to mention game plans. Wait and see what happens when the game is real, before we anointing any of them anything. Lots of players look good in Preseason and end up flunking out of the league.

        • Danny W

          Come on Burt! I shouldn’t believe my own eyes. Real games. Week 3 is the dress rehearsal. Wilson made some really really nice throws and not just in this game.

      • KCMikeG

        The difference between Cassel Homers and Cassel Haters is we Homers actual look at his top 10 ranking so far this preseason while you ignore it and call for his head by basing it on the success of the rookies during the same 3 game span. We also can see all of the problems that effect our QB’s performance like the 6-8 dropped passes tonight that would have put Cassel at 75% completion % vs the 56% he was tonight. That difference would “outclass” most competitors. Keep on LOL. We’re laughing with you not at you…..

      • yousruck

        when will you cassel haters understand that we DO want something better. there just is nothing on the table right now to improve at QB til the next draft, a qb heavy draft. is that so hard to understand that we dont want to go trade for tavaris jackson?

    • sidibeke

      Cassell is what he is. He can’t carry an offense; he can complement a running game or succeed with exceptional play calling.

    • KCMikeG

      Thanks for being the voice of reason.

  • jimfromkc

    I hate to beat a dead horse to death, but we were beat in the trenchs on both sides of the ball. I have tried to explain that if you have a LT who is good, but not elite, an LG who is undersized and long in the tooth comiing off a very poor year, a center who has never played the position since high school, a RG who plays pass protection pretty well but his run production leaves a lot to be desired and a RT who is supposed to be pretty good, but is playing with this group of guys for the first year you are not going to have the cohesion that you need to play well consistently in the NFL. If you can get a good sized replacement for Lilja and keep this group together for a couple more years they might prove to be a very good off line. What I fear is that Pioli is too stubborn to draft a QB who has elite talents as long as he sticks to his idea that you can win with a noodle armed inaccurate QB with a great supporting cast. I won’t say it is impossible, but I think it would be more likely to occur with an elite QB and a good but not great supporting cast.

  • Tribal Rage

    Good stuff and everyone is entitled their respective opinion but lets just look and see what happened. The Chiefs lost a preseason game. Congrats to the Seahawks…they are now 3-0 in the preseason…lets crown them…fuck the season…give them the Lombardi and lets talk about 2013…*sigh….Pete Carroll loves winning preseason games…the scored heavily on Denver and Tennessee before us…BFD…some coaches want to assess the team during the preseason, others want to win so they can have a false sense of security and imaginary momentum heading into the season. Seattle is 7-9 to 9-7 team at best…largely due to the division they play in. They need to win in preseason…the Chiefs do not. The game plan was surely to execute and get out healthy…we got our asses kicked by a team that wanted it and needed it. We got out a bit dinged but nothing tragic…got some film to study and thats it. Laugh it up…its preseason…

    Oh and Seahawks fans…congrats on the win…you can cheer us on in late Jan early Feb, please by all means, beat your chest because you kicked our asses in August.

  • KCMikeG

    Excellent, insightful post. Why is it so many forget this is preseason? I don’t like spending a bucket of money and 6 hours of road tripping to watch that sick display but it is obvious that this was not our regular season game planning. Much more realistic to worry about our defense than Cassel and the offense. While I’m sure RAC hasn’t broken out his top secret plans either the tackling is scary and we aren’t near deep enough at DB as I had hoped – Brown is not going to work.

  • Arrowhead Adventurer

    Excellent analysis Patrick. I have some concerns, I always like to win even preseason. I keep telling myself preseason does not mean much. The curious play calling I shall chalk up to trying new things. ugh

  • BigGil

    Man do we need a CB. Brown looked awful, but he still may be the next best option, which is so so sad. Why didn’t Reeves look for the ball on that one TO catch? Your guy goes into a semi-controlled fall and you think your job is done? Give me a break. We better be able to retain Bowe longterm or I’m gonna be uber-pissed that Pioli didn’t franchise Carr.

  • BBart222

    I’d have to disagree with the downfield section of this, unless downfield = 10 yards. Now I’m not going to call for Matt Cassel’s head because its preseason and I will admitt that there is probably some rather basic play calling because the Chiefs dont want to show any team what theyve got in the playbook. I still cant believe how many throws Cassel made in the 3-5 yard range. On our scoring drive I think maybe 1 pass was longer than that (I’m talking about in the air not catch and run). Either he is afraid of throwing the ball downfield or he is panicing when the pocket gets tight around him. Like I said, I realize its preseason and the play calling may have ALOT to do with it, but you could see last night that he was not at all comfortable in that pocket and with his limited mobility, this seems like it could be a big problem once the season starts. As for the Matt Flynn argument, I’d say that we have just as many weapons as the Packers do and I know for a fact that we have better weapson than the Seahawks. I’ll wait until the season starts, but whatever way you spin this one, preseason or not, this game was awful in every aspect of the game.

    • Danny W

      Nice take man you should come around here more often not that many voices of reason anymore.

  • bosefious

    Jesus Christ, listen to most of you, it was only pre-season, wasn’t a real game plan. well same goes with the other teams that have us looking like the team that won 2 games. real game plan or not, our team still has to play and execute. block, pass, catch, cover, tackle. what ?! you all say, this is a “pre-season” game plan. so what’s that mean? That they play like they can’t play on purpose? Get real, wake up, this is first sight of “our” team this year, pre-season or not, and I hate to say it, but our chiefs look pitiful. my hopes have been high, like every new year, but so far im not seeing much promise. I would rather be realistic now than disappointed later. they look bad, period

    • Danny W

      Wow Bo why do you have to go and put those real goggles on. Join us in our fantasy haze that has us going to the super bowl yet again this year behind our fearless leader Matt Cassel and the Kansas City Checkdowns.

  • tm1946

    My two cents – this game looked like Daboll was trying to figure out what he had and, this one game, had not paid a bit of attention to all of preseason. Hope the real season does not slap him and us between the eyes. We could lose a lot of games early if he is not a whole lot sharper.
    Defense, supposed to be strong to face the AFC West. Crennel is supposed to know what he is doing but this front 7 as a unit is always chasing the ball and never in assigned position. This could be even uglier than the offense when the season starts. Injuries asside.

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