The Kansas City Chiefs are just hours from kickoff for their second game of the season against the Buffalo Bills.
Before the action gets started, let’s go Inside the Enemy Camp with Brade Andrews, the senior editor of BuffaLowDown, FanSided’s Bills site.
Ryan Fitzpatrick. Still developing or a terrible mistake?
I’m not quite ready to give up on Fitz yet…but time’s really running out for him. He just turns the ball over too much. All three of his INTs against the Jets were inexcusable. That being said, his teammates love him and I think he’s a good fit for the offense. If he can just find a way to be a little more accurate, this will be a pretty successful offense. But patience is starting to wear thin. If he plays poorly Sunday, the boo-birds will be out in force.
I have always liked Chan Gailey. I thought the Chiefs were stupid to fire him. I know things haven’t gone great but it takes time to build a winner. How are Bills fans feeling about Chan?
It’s amazing – before the Jets game I feel Chan had very high approval among the fans…but man, people were ticked after that debacle. I’m still in Chan’s corner. This was an absolute disaster of a roster that he inherited in 2010, and he had last year’s untalented bunch in contention before injuries destroyed their chances. But the Bills need to look a heck of a lot better this week than they did against the Jets, or his seat is suddenly going to get very warm.
Mario Williams wasn’t much of a factor against the Jets. What happened?
If you listen to Williams, he was getting fouled every play, and the scab referees weren’t calling it. Whether that’s true or not – and there’s at least some truth to it – he has to be more of a factor, or it’s going to be a long season.
Who are some young Bills players that KC fans should keep an eye on this week?
Rookie LT Cordy Glenn is a massive, powerful man – but the jury’s still out on whether he can be an NFL left tackle. First-round pick CB Stephon Gilmore had a fantastic preseason but was a complete disaster against the Jets. He’ll likely get matched up with Dwayne Bowe, so that will be interesting. And rookie WR T.J. Graham, inactive in Week 1, will suddenly have a big role with David Nelson out for the year. We’ll see how often his name is called Sunday.
If you could have one player from the Chiefs and put him on the Bills, who would it be?
I feel like Tamba Hali doesn’t get enough credit around the league for how good he is. He might have had the quietest 12-sack season ever last season. I’d kill to have him on my team.
Your prediction for Sunday?
Bills 24, Chiefs 20. The Bills run defense was actually okay last week, and I don’t buy Matt Cassel at all. I think the Buffalo offense will score just enough to sneak out with a win.