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Kansas City Chiefs vs. New Orleans Saints: Post-Game Recap and Reaction


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The Kansas City Chiefs lost to the New Orleans Saints 13-17 in the season’s first preseason game, but that’s not the real story here.

On paper, the Chiefs may have lost, but there were plenty of small “wins” that should have fans excited. I’m not normally one to exalt moral victories, but in the first game of the Andy Reid era, those were the wins that mattered most.

The first string didn’t see much action at all, but when they were out on the field, they looked crisp and they looked ready.

The Chiefs moved the ball, utilized the play-action and got all of the big-play guys involved.

Alex Smith looked cool, calm and collected. He only threw the ball eight times, but he completed seven of those throws. His one incompletion was a throw away to the sideline, which one can never fault a quarterback for.

Smith hit four different receivers during his one and only drive, and the Chiefs moved the ball effortlessly.

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Jamaal Charles showed up in a big way, as expected, and he accounted for most of the first team’s production. Charles caught three of Smith’s passes on the first drive for 27 yards. He also ran the ball five times for 13 yards, and punched in the first score of the game with a strong run near the goal line.

Reid utilized his running backs in both phases of the offense when he was with Philadelphia—think Brian Westbrook and LeSean McCoy—and it looks like he’ll do the same with Charles in Kansas City. Expect a big year out of the Chiefs’ running back in 2013 as a result.

Tight end is also an area to watch as the preseason progresses. Like running back, Reid liked to use tight ends a lot in Philly, so look for players like Anthony Fasano and 6’5”, 260 pound rookie Travis Kelce to get some looks. Fasano caught two passes on the first drive for 21 yards. Kelce hauled in one pass for 17.

Defensively the first unit was aggressive as promised, and it’s easy to see the potential. Specifically on third down, the Chiefs got after Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees, and the defense showed us a bit of what they’re hoping to do in 2013. Dontari Poe was able to collapse the middle of the pocket and get after Brees. That pressure is going to be huge for Kansas City in 2013, and Poe, in particular, looks like he could be poised for a Pro Bowl season.

 

Notes:

-Backup QB Chase Daniel went 6-of-10 for 42 yards. He didn’t look all that comfortable out there though.

-Tyler Bray on the other-hand showed some potential, but he did cough up the ball on a fumble. He’ll have to learn to tuck the ball away, and that will come as he gets used to the speed of NFL defenses. As a coach, I tell my running backs that ball security equals job security. The same concept applies for NFL quarterbacks.

-Dexter McCluster had a nice 55-yard punt return. Field position is crucial in the NFL, so he’ll be a huge asset.

-Fifth year defensive back Husain Abdullah stood out as a physical player on defense. Whether it was in coverage or in the box against the run, he looked like an impact player with five tackles and one assist.

-Ricky Stanzi does not look like he’s ready or capable to compete on the quarterback depth chart.

-Tysyn Hartman got a nice pick. It was thrown right into his breadbasket, but it was still a huge play right when the defense needed it.

 

Relevant Stats:

First Downs: 15

First Downs Allowed: 26

Third Down Efficiency: 3-of-14

Total Yards: 215

Total Yards Allowed: 427

Penalties: 6 for 106 yards

Time of Possession: 22:42

 

Note: Stats and info courtesy of NFL.com

 

-Andrew Kulha

Editor, Arrowhead Addict

 

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  • BurtGummer44

    Question: How many games can a NFL team win without ever throwing the ball more than 10 yards past the line of scrimmage?
    Answer: 7, as long as Jamaal Charles stays healthy.

    • steve james

      Respectfully disagree. We won 10 with Cassel In 2010. Alex can throw more than 10 yards. Surely you can watch enough tape to admit that.

      • BurtGummer44

        Seeing how AS and MC are statistically identical; I guess it’s possible with a weak schedule and some luck.

        • stephan costa

          Stats stats blah blah cricket cricket chirp chirp! If you can’t tell Smith is a better everything than Cassell than your either a complete moron or a choke land faider fan! Oh wait…that’s the exact same thing!!! First time I’ve seen a chief received catch a ball in stride since Trent green. Nice job by both first strings! Well done coach Reid. Good things are coming our way Chiefs faithful!!!

          • Suzi Conger

            Thank you stephan!!! Well said…. I agree too, that some negative people just don’t know what WCO means Go Chiefs!!!

          • Troy Utt

            Funny…I made the exact same comment earlier! Someone complaining about Smiths 7-10 yard pass’ to the flat & not airing it out, making a reference to not reading his progressions… We were trying to explain the WCO is an extension of the run allowing the back/receiver to gain addit yardage in open space! LOL I’ll take AS11 & the hybrid WCO Reid has installed, along with whatever the “D” is willing to give us all season long… as long as we keep getting that same result!

    • Troy Utt

      Trust in the 1′s… During camp Smith was winging the ball down field to Bowe & a host of others… I was surprised at how often JC was lined up as a WO during those 10 days at camp. Charles, Moeaki, & Berry all look to be physically back to their Pro-Bowl form! I believe we are in for a great season!
      WAR CHIEFS!!!

      • Suzi Conger

        War Chiefs yes :-)

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Well that was only one drive and Smith took what the defense gave and what they gave him was a touchdown.

      If the defense took away all the underneath stuff, chances are, Smith would have had more favorable matchups downfield. The point isn’t to throw to the guy farthest down field, it is to throw to the guy who is open.

      • Dfrey87

        Paddy,I guess people don’t understand what the WCO is. Its an extension of the run game. It takes high percentage throws to RB’s, TE’s, and WR’s in open space and lets them make plays. Famous needs to watch the tape, AS11 clearly went through his reads which in turn gave the screens time to develop. We will see deeper throws but last night was the WCO. It has worked for many many years and has won a lot of championships. So to be questioning what you saw last night isn’t to question AS11 but to question the system.

        • Troy Utt

          Thank You! For awhile I had started to think there were a very few that actually understood what WCO stood for!!! Reid & Dorsey have turned over 50% of the roster to come up with the right combination of players for this hybrid WCO… Not to mention it hard to fit an entire playbook into ONE SERIES, & just as stated between you & Paddy, why throw into coverage when you can throw to the open receiver take what they are giving, and score… Funny how that philosophy works, last I checked that was called coaching…
          Good Call!

      • BurtGummer44

        I’m sold, Old Pump and Dump Smith is gonna lead us to the Promised land!
        Pllllllllllease, the guy didn’t look down field. He pumped once and immediately dumped it off underneath.

        • Dfrey87

          Are you serious did you even watch the game? I know I watched it last night and again today. He went through everyone of his progressions on every pass. I guess You don’t understand what the West Coast Offense is either. You really should look it up before you comment, because it just makes you look bad. You should watch the game I guess as well before you comment. How about this look up the WCO and go re watch the game then come comment on the page. you could also look at some of my other post explaining the WCO K.I.S.S style to other people who don’t understand what it is either.

          • BurtGummer44

            I just watched the tape. He looks once to a WR, and then dumps it. His passes total up to 3 yards with 65 yards of YAC. If you’re going to get excited about something, get excited of Jamaal Charles, it was his drive not ole Pump and Dump. Take a look at Brees in his one series, and you’ll see a QB go through progressions. He dropped that deep ball perfect into Stills, but just like an OU Alumni Stills was all thumbs and dropped the ball.

            All this WCO non-sense by illogical HomerFans who refuse to see reality, even Reid a few weeks ago was reported to be trying to get Ole Pump and Dump to get aggressive and throw a few down the field. Reid has always been about aggressive down field passing (probably to a fault) and not dump pass after dump pass. Ole Pump and Dump better get a whole lot better or the Chiefs offense will be a easy game plan for opposing defenses.

    • FaAmos

      I’m glad I’m not the only one that wasn’t distracted by how well Alex moved the ball and noticed he was just making check down passes over and over and someone commented saying how nice it was to see a Chief QB go through his progressions but it looked to me that Alex wasn’t even making his reads because first off the Saints do not have two lock down corners that totally locked down our wide outs that whole series. I’m happy with the game and the upgrade 100% but I’m holding Reid grabs a QB to groom in next years draft or trades for Ryan Mallet from the Pats; that dudes got a canon or I noticed that the Raiders had Tyler Wilson as the fourth QB behind undrafted rookie free agent Matt McGloin who were the hell was he when KC was signing rookie free agents because he looks the part and is ahead of fourth round pick Tyler Wilson on the depth chart and his play showed why but trade for Tyler Wilson and sit him behind Alex this year and all of next year along with Tyler Bray, loose Daniels he’s a joke just chop up his five mill guaranteed to bad luck and move on. Sounds a whole hell of a lot Better than paying him his other five mill owed to him over three years and give Bray and Wilson the snaps Daniels would be wasting away from them or if we could get Ryan Mallet but Bill won’t let him go for anything less than a second rounder and if we go 8-8 this season we won’t have one to give but if Reid could somehow make Daniles look good in preseason maybe we could trade Daniles to the Pats for Mallet and say we’ll pay his five mill guarunteed and give them a fifth rounder in next years draft.

  • KcNdaRock

    I don’t care if its 10 yard passes or 50 yard passes!! The offence moved the ball inside the red zone and then finished it with a touchdown!! That didn’t happen last year.
    Ready for week 1!! Scratch that royals are filling my void right now..
    Go boys in blue

  • BWrangler

    The offense moved the ball and they moved it like they wanted to move it. They were in control that whole first series. Even the throw away was just what needed to happen there. The first team D was there. Chiefs fans have something to be hopeful about.

    • Troy Utt

      They did move the ball well… Without a doubt we won the battle of the 1′s!!! I was even mildly impressed with the portion of 2′s that went in on “D” & held NO early on… Much past that was a head-scratcher with the camp bodies… Agnew is a definite BOLO!!! I will buy his plane ticket home!
      Not sure what happened with Bray? He lost the one snap, but the receivers let him down IMO… As back to back passes were dropped that were thrown dead on. Overall not bad for week one in pre-season!

  • sidibeke

    Let’s not forget the return game. Our ST coach appears as advertised. AS could have some short fields to work with. I LIKE it!

  • Samm

    Alex=mobile/athletic
    Matt=slow/awkward
    Alex=accurate
    Matt=…….
    Alex=efficient/great vision
    Matt=turnover artist/Helen Keller
    Alex=consistent
    Matt=one hit wonder

    Enough said. Keep truckin Alex, we are behind you.

    • Chris Tarrants

      Screw you man! I read that first thing this morning and laughed so hard when I got to the Helen Keller part that I coughed coffee through my nose and good god it burns lol

      • Samm

        Haha Sorry Chris. I was actually laughing pretty hard when I came up with it

    • FaAmos

      You nailed Cassel but Alex was looking like Mr. Check down last night and I pray that’s not something we’ll have to get used too because defenses will move up with eight in the box and make it hard on are run game, hopefully Alex just took what the saints gave him but I don’t remember the Saints having DB’s that good they could lock down Bowe and Baldwin on an entire drive,’then again it was just one drive so ill wait to come to an conclusion but Alex has been knocked for not going down field and he looked like he wasn’t even makin his down field reads and just checking it down. Its way early and he migh not be on the same page as the wide outs so let’s hope it was a one time thing.

      • Samm

        I completely understand your panic. I rewatched that first series and it looks to me like Andy/Alex just aren’t giving us everything in their arsenal with the first drive in the first pre season game. I actually think the drive was designed to just get the job done (play it safe) and put the fans at ease. Andy knew that if they didnt march down the field and score with Alex… Some KC fans would put on their brown paper sacks and start crying. Sure it would have been great to see an 80 yrd bomb to dbowe for the td, but its still early and we haven’t seen even a 1/4 of the Andy Ried/ Alex Smith tandum. No reason to panic ladies and gentlemen.

        • Samm

          New starting quarterback Alex Smith led a touchdown drive on his first try. The Chiefs used a hurry-up offense on a 14-play, 80-yard drive that was methodical if not spectacular.

          “We draw them all up that way,” Reid said.

          • sidibeke

            Did Cassell EVER run the hurry up? Successfully?

      • Dfrey87

        Ok we have to keep one thing in mind. This is the west coast offense, it is designed to be an extension of the run game.The WCO is not a bunch of deep throws, its methodically getting backs, TE and WR’s into space so they can make plays. Its a lot about YAC. Im not saying we wont see us going for the deep ball too but last night was the WCO to a T. We had a very vanilla play book and never tried to push the ball down field to the big WR’s. As far as AS11′s reads he made his reads and went through his progressions very well. I seen him make his deep reads which in turn gave the screen time to develop and it went for a first down. I know everyone hates to see screens after what Sandcassel was like but trust me its not the same. He also made some very good throws over the middle and didn’t get our WR killed like MC did. What your seeing is not a bunch of check downs but instead designed screens to get our playmakers in space so they can make plays. Don’t panic this offense has worked for a really long time a lot of SB’s have been won with this offense we have no need to worry guys. Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

        • Dfrey87

          Also I didn’t see any one or two yard passes like MC threw. When he checked the ball down it was usually to a guy that automatically got hit when he caught the ball. It was like a yard or two past the line of scrimmage.I didn’t see any of that last night did you?

      • jdilla415

        You really don’t understand the WCO do you FaAmos. And seriously, it was one drive bro. smh

        • FaAmos

          JDilla I understand the west coast offense probably better than you. Its an offense that uses short passing game to set up the run other than the run set up the passing game but Jerry Rice played in the west coast and I’m pretty sure Montana and Young through to him see its not just all check own passes as Alex did but its short passes to being the defense up then take a strike down field once the D has come up but I’ve said in every comment that Alex could have been just taking what was given to him but with Alex’s history of having a poor arm and not taking shots down field I have every right to make the observation Smitj didn’t throw to a single wide out and McCuster in a check down pass doesn’t count and I also said I’m holdinf my final opinion until the next two games and see if be takes shots down field and no I’m not talking about sixth hard passes but a fifteen twenty yard route to Bowe or up top to Baldwin would have been nice and I hope to see it soon enough

        • FaAmos

          Yeah and all your other not so smart living in moms basement friends might not believe me but anyone with eve half a brain knew that was called “breaking the ice” I know you don’t want for everyone to know are little secret but I’m actually a four time fantasy champion which makes me the police on all things football so watch out wannabe DJ Dilla. Please I’m so sick of repeating the obvious and and just by saying everyone knows you wee serious doesn’t actuall my make it true plus I wouldn’t give a shit if just think there’s more dumbass on this website than I originally thought but I’m an Arakansa university Grad an Alum so that gives me the right to speak on all things football haha, oh where’d you go to school, oh never mind I wouldn’t have heard of the community college you dropped out of after a semester so lets let this be are good bye as hard it is big you make it so easy to make fun of but I actually have work and hobbies including fantasy football which I’m trying to hold into my trophy so good by DJ racing strip and please leave me alone you offer me nothing u couldn’t get by going about 45miles across the river and talk to some locals who are actually smarter more intelligent than you.

      • Jamie Denton

        It would have been nice though to see some of our receivers run some short routes over the middle or something and give them some chances to gain some YAC. I do understand it’s the 1st pre-season game and all and loved the fact that we moved the ball efficiently plus scoring the TD wasn’t bad either! Props go to the offense as a whole for a job well done!

    • sidibeke

      Love Matt’s entry for accuracy.

  • michael mckee

    Fantasy football has ruined the game.every fan that doesnt know anything about football thinks stats are the tell all measure of a players ability..

    • BWrangler

      I disagree. I think it’s made fans more aware what a player’s stats actually mean as it relates to his overall ability and value to a club. The only downside I think FFB does is that it makes somebody root against his team, even if only for a touchdown or two, but then lock him down….

      • michael mckee

        Its deceiving due to the jackie moon garbage time MVPs…

  • michael mckee

    gummer don’t be such a bummer…

  • michael mckee

    I see comparisons between horrible memories and alex smith and remarks like smith is only marginal upgrade over horrible memories.its amazing how good smith became the last couple years with finally having a good coach.singletary would set ANY young qb back 2 yrs in their development.stats schmats,alex is a HUGE upgrade over horrible memories…

    • sidibeke

      The notion of coaching makes me wonder about Cassel, too. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t want him back. He didn’t, however, have an OC worth a damn after Haley drove Weiss off. MC has a limited skill set, but I wish him the best in MN (as long as the vikes are playing KC that is).

  • micah stephenson

    Can we stop now with the Chase Daniels is good because he backed up drew breeze and aledgedly lit up the preseason?

    • Troy Utt

      I have to agree with you there… Although Bray had a fumble last night he has looked good in camp, very good! IMO the receivers let him down, as we wound up settling for a FG after WR’s dropped pass’s that were thrown hitting them right in the numbers! I believe Bray has looked better in camp than Daniel, but with both the number of years in league & his contract Daniel will remain the #2… What did you think about them from camp?

      • Justin R Groth

        Idk I wasn’t as impressed with Bray as I was hoping. Instead of looking like a guy who just needed to work on maturity, he had a few throws that had me scratching my head.Going to rewatch the game tonight but Bray did not solidify himself ad Qb #3, which is sad because Daniel had me suffering from PTSD.

        • Troy Utt

          No I agree with you he was not on top of his game… That was pretty obvious. Just not sure what the cause of it was, nerves from first game, lack of protection (fumble)? Could have been all, but from my perspective, other than the fumble inwhich the pocket quickly broke down on he did drive the team down the field… I believe they could have punched it in had it not been for the back to back dropped balls by Kelce on one side & WR to be remembered later. In both cases the ball hit them perfectly in stride. For what it’s worth it was the 1st pre-season game…

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Daniel looked like Matt Cassel come again.

      • Calchiefsfan

        That’s funny, that’s exactly what I was thinking. We have Matt Cassel as our backup now!

    • Chris Tarrants

      I concur but hopefully Reid will let both Daniel and Bray both play behind the 1st string line in this preseason just to see which one actually has what it takes. Bray had one fumble but his passes were crisp and for the most part on target, if not for several drops from camp body receivers then his stats would have been much different

    • Suzi Conger

      Hi micah, how’d ya like the 1st’s last nite? Very fun, yes? I was at a coffee shop in Santa Cruz last nite watchin d game on livestream via laptop…when AS11 led the charge down to the RZ, and JC ran the TD, I jumped up and hollered ‘ TD Kansaaaas City Chiefs!”.. people started laughin and joining in watchin the game with me :-) And the D 1st’s rocked too…luved ‘em swarmin and shuttin’ DBees down!! Go Chiefs!

      • micah stephenson

        The 1st string did look good against the worst defense in nfl history

  • micah stephenson

    We still no pass rush without blitzing.

    • Troy Utt

      I think they called it pretty vanilla in the scheme as Poe, JH, DJ, & company really did not spend much time on the field. As well I don’t believe Sutton wants to lead on to much this early in the pre-season? Watch as Both Poe & DeVito are in there together… I believe they will get some push, Poe is strong & DeVito is a blue-collar better bring your lunch box guy. That will open holes for DJ, Nico, & the boys on the outside will do their thing… we already know that!

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Alex Smith was super efficient last night. Watching a Kansas City quarterback go through his progressions is amazing. It’s sad that we haven’t seen that in a while. The 1s were rock solid on both sides of the ball tonight. I’m excited for Game 2.

  • Justin R Groth

    PsIdk I didn’t think Bray looked all that great. Defiantly not impressed, I actually felt stanzi did about the same. The Kelce throw should have been caught however it was high, if he puts it on target I feel like we have six. Also Harris didn’t look spectacular either PS for sure. Agnew good bye, thanks for playing. Our OLINE depth is Schwartz and Stephenson

    • Chris Tarrants

      Bray looked better than I thought he would, several drops from his wideouts mixed in with the pocket collapsing before the ball was out of the centers hands I think he did fine. He fumbled once but that RT looked like he forgot the count because he got smoked

      • tm1946

        First NFL game, probably needed to hit Bray with a hammer to calm him down. Time will tell.

    • Dfrey87

      That ball to Kelce was to only where he could catch it. The ball had be placed there so the DB couldn’t make a play on it, that was all on Kelce.

      • Justin R Groth

        I disagree, Kelce had a step the ball did need to be ahead however it did not need to be so high.

        • Dfrey87

          It hit him right in the hands. If it hits you in the hands, high or not, you have to make the catch no excuse at all. the ball was high and like I said for a reason. the defender was close enough to make a play on the ball.I mean could it have been a tad bit lower, maybe but then we get into a game of splitting hairs.

          • Justin R Groth

            And again I said that from my perspective the ball didn’t have to be so hiegh he barely got his finger tips on it. True he should have caught it however my comment wasn’t about Kelce it was about Bray.

          • Justin R Groth

            Ok I have to eat crow I re-watched every pass play by Bray and Stanzi and to be honest I agree the pass had to be high because of an underneath defender who had some mad hops. So I apologize however the very next play he should of stepped up and hit the WR over the middle at about the first down marker instead of running and trying to hit Shaun in the flats who had no chance of making the first. However that’s a rookie thing that can be fixed.

    • griffongrad

      I think that the throw to Kelce should have been caught, and also another good throw by Bray was dropped by a receiver. Overall, Bray did OK considering he skipped his senior college year.

      • Troy Utt

        I agree… I actually was pretty impressed with Bray while up at camp. Over that 10 day period he made some very impressive downfield passes all of which were on a frozen rope. If in fact the maturity factor is the only real situation, & they have a handle on it then maybe Reid is on to something… But I really did not think he played that poorly last night. Of the two incompletions down inside the redzone Kelce & the WO have no excuse for missing those, & the line did not hold a block at all when you look back at that fumble!

    • griffongrad

      Also, the throw to Kelce was more difficult since Bray was moving to his left and his throws with his right hand. Not all QBs can make that throw.

  • tm1946

    Positive first game under Reid. Looks like we are going to have to run a lot of one WR sets and receivers will be out of the backfield and TEs. Depth is still not there but expect Dorsey to sort thru waiver lists. To soon to say but we may only have one QB with marginal backups and maybe one project. Like the speed of the first string but can they do that all season long?

  • chiefridgy

    They sure left Agnew in there too long for as much as he was getting burned. If it wasn’t for that this game would’ve been won ( not that it matters)

  • Carlos Nevarez

    Those are some really bad stats interns of yards and first downs given up. KiNda worried..

    • Lyle Graversen

      Don’t worry yet. NO had Drew Brees going against our #2 defense for some of that (which won’t happen in the regular season) and it felt like 50% of their offensive production was throwing at poor Agnew (who shouldn’t be on the roster come regular season time). You take away those two factors and the numbers would like MUCH different.

      • Lyle Graversen

        *look not like

  • Mark Bustamante

    This is a completely new and different KC CHIEFS team. I’m excited for the real season to start. A 500 record would be a huge win for Reid, Smith and Hunt. Go Chiefs!!!

  • FaAmos

    For another perspective on the Chiefs first game with Reid for those who weren’t able to watch it from a huge long time Chief fan and two time Championship winner of the fantasy “No Mercy Bowl” football league I have to respectively disagree. Now on the outside looking in Alex Smith looked like a surgeon but I watched every single snap and saw an Alex who was afraid to take a shot down field or even throw to a single WR unless you call a check down pass to McCluster a throw to a WR but I don’t and in fact all Alex did was Check down passes and some designed screens which I was happy to finally see and never understood why no KC coach with Charles hasn’t utilized him in the screen game but he seems perfect fit for it but the days of hard nose running are over and I’ll be paying close attention to Alex these next two games on who he throws to and rather he just checks down again and again or takes shots down field to his two big WR’s that are hard to miss. Hopefully he just took what the Saints gave him and only playing one series its not much to go on but defiantly worth noting because the other three QB’s took shots down field. Now Chase Daniels looks lost and Tyler Bray would already be my no. 2 if I was Reid, Stanzi will be cut at the end of preseason he’s been given time and just hasn’t come around even though I still think given some time could be a quality QB in this league it just won’t be with KC because Bray’s shown enough to keep him over Stanzi. We need some depth at DB and am missing Javier Arenas more and more and a name to watch is Egnew because he’ll be cut before too long with the saints back up QB totally picking on him and Egnew couldn’t do anything about it even with knowing its coming his way so “He be Gone!” The fullback we got for Javier looked good in the passing game as again Alex checked down and in fact his nickname is slowly becoming Mr. Check down as we speak unless he turns it around and grows some nad’s and tosses it up to Baldwin or Bowe. The ones defense looked good and the d-line looked better but not amazing but have what it takes to be a good one this year, linebackers are great and starting DB’s looked good and can’t wait for Sander Commings to get back because we’ll need him but we had some nice young DB’s step up last night. All in all we dominated the Saints ones and only complaint is Alex checking down almost before he makes his reads and didn’t try a single shot to an outside receiver so keep an eye on that and lets hope his arm strength doesn’t hurt us because if he can’t get it downfield then defenses will move up and have more defenders in the box and not worry about getting blown over the top with Alex at the helm, I know I’d put eight or nine in the box the way Alex played last night and I’m sure Charles would appreciate a QB that can move that defense back a few yards to open it up and get them out of the box. FmsAmos out and I’ll give my perspective on next weeks game as well not to say I’m right but just to add a different view of what happened because we all see different things and one thing I saw this week was Alex checking down again and again. Reid is known for getting it downfield quick so hopefully he’ll get Alex to take chances are just draft a QB next year, sit him, groom him, then start him in the next year or trade for Ryan Mallet from the Pats or the Raiders have Tyler Wilson as the fourth QB behind an undrafted player so we might be able to trade Daniels or a draft pick and get Tyler Wilson and in two years I think he’ll be ready to pull a Kaepernick

    • Lyle Graversen

      Offense vs defense in the NFL is a chess match. NO was giving Smith short, high percentage throws. Smith’s history shows that he’ll take those all day if you are giving them to him. That’s smart. If a defense gives you a wide open target 5 yards down and the other WR is twenty yards downfield, but covered, you throw to the open guy. Now, if the defenses react to that and focus on the short passes then Smith will have to adapt and go deep. I’m not saying he will or won’t excel at doing that, but I don’t think you can take shots at Smith for his play on that drive. He took what the defense gave him and got the team in the endzone.

      • FaAmos

        Man I hope your right and I’m not stupid I know this is his first game with a new team and never playing with those receivers its going to take time I was just wanting to give a different perspective of what I noticed and hope isn’t a trend because defenses will come up and load the box makin it harder on Charles run game although it looks like Reid hasn’t changed a bit and tossed the run game out practically which I hope isn’t true and it’d be a shame because I love a good run game but back to Alex, I know the Saints unless they did in the offseason, they don’t have two lock down corners and Alex has a 6-2 D-Bowe and a 6-4 Baldwin so to not even throw one up was disappointing but yea I hope that’s what the defense was giving to Alex and he took what was givin but at times he looked as though he wasn’t even making his progressions because if you look back at it he didn’t even look left or right down field now some of that could be from pre snap reads and Bowe covered over top and bottom but he didn’t throw to a single WR and I don’t consider McCluster a WR, he’s a RB to me until I see him as a receiver for a season that is but Alex is with a new team, new system and new Recievers so it will take time so I’m not over reacting but I am about Chase, that guy needs to take his check and go home and the Raiders signed a QB named Matt McGloin who’s a rookie free agent and the Raiders drafted Tyler Wilson in the fourth round and this rookie free agent over took Wilson and is the No. 3 QB behind Matt Flynn and Terrol Pryor so where was Dorsey and Reid when this McGloin kid was around because he looks like the next great rookie free agent QB from a long line of undrafted rookie free agent QB’s but maybe the Raiders will be willing to deal Tyler Wilson if this Matt McGloin keeps playing like he did,’they sure as hell won’t deal him and they might not want four QB’s and Flynn is the starter and Pryor looks real good and looks likes a Raiders QB so he’ll be around as the backup behind Flynn and if KC could get Tyler Wilson and get rid Stanzi then get rid of Chase after this season and just toss up his five mill guarunteed to just one of those things but to pay Chase anymore than his guarunteed would just be stupid and Tyler Wilson needs to sit for two years maybe and Tyler Bray needs three but Wilson will be a good QB if he can get out of the black hole called the Raiders.

        • Vaughn Morris

          SO what if teams stack the box. TEAMS stacked the box the ENTIRE season last year with our bum ass quarterbacks and Jamaal still ran for 1500. So im not worried about stacking the box.

    • Dfrey87

      You may play “fantasy football” but that’s not real you know that right? You are affectively an idiot, you have no idea what you are talking about and it just makes you look more stupid when you make the comments you have through out this post. Do you honestly think playing FFB makes you an expert? Do you have any idea what the WCO is?

      • FaAmos

        You either didn’t read the entire comment are just the biggest retard here and should lose your right to make comments. First off and I’m sure all your past boyfriends will agree you can’t decifer humor for sh_t because bringing up my fanstasy football league was obviously a joke to everyone that read it other than you and I also said Alex could have just been taking what the Saints were giving but at the same time reality is Alex didn’t make a single throw to a reciever down field as McClusters check down doesn’t count so don’t come back with that sh_t and I have every right to comment and make more the fact that Alex who’s known to have a weak arm and not go downfield so as my right to comment and I’m obviously not the only one who agrees is that Alex not throwing down field an I’m not saying an 80 yard bomb you stupid ass I’m sayin a fifteen or twenty yard pass to a receiver would have been nice. Now either read the entire comment next time or if you just can’t understand what people are saying and its over your head then just don’t read or comment on things and keep your tiny little thoughts to yourself you dumb ass because there’s nothing I said that was false and to not realize the fantasy league joke was a total joke then you defiantly loose your right to comment from here on out because I don’t need any emails from comments coming from stupid shits like yourself that can’t tell the difference between shit.

    • jdilla415

      Wow. I can’t believe you prefaced your analysis of the football game by declaring your dominance in fantasy football. This is not fantasy football buddy. It makes you look ignorant and completely void of any football knowledge when you say something like that. You are also completely wrong in everything you said. Go rewatch the film. Smith went through his reads, then went to his hot route out of the backfield. It is textbook WCO. Do you know what WCO stands for? Stop comparing fantasy football to the real thing man.

  • Brody Hall

    Davis had like a 75 yard return as well… why only McCluster gettin the love?

  • RepOurChiefs

    The ones looked as i expected but i have much concerns about the reserves. I AM TRULY WORRIED!! Nico johnson did not disappoint. He was intense and very vocal out there and flying to the ball but im excited for the next match. #youhaventseennothingyet

  • RepOurChiefs

    Oh!!!..Fisher looked poised and NFL ready!

  • Jamie Denton

    You know all and all I was really impressed with the 1st team offense and defense, but I wish the 1st team defense would have played a little longer than 3 plays! My main problem with the game last night was with the poor kid in the secondary that kept getting burned over and over again! Why did the coaching staff not replace him and save him the embarrassment of that horrific play or at least give him some help on that side! I think we could have WON the game if he hadn’t been burned for big plays so many times because you think about it each of their scores after their 1st field goal came after him getting burned on a pass! I truly felt sorry for him!! What’s going to happen in the regular season if one of our players keeps getting burned play after play? are the coaches going to react the same way? reminds me of the Chiefs Chargers game where Eric Berry kept getting burned by Antonio Gates!

    • Troy Utt

      That was the main way NO was able to move the ball, as they continued to target him…Otherwise different outcome!
      I would have to say the kid in the secondary you are referring to is #34 Agnew??? I am willing to purchase his return ticket home myself!!! If not mistaken he was another camp-body that was recently signed, as Reid & Dorsey have done so well turning the bottom of the roster trying to assure no stone goes unturned… That one they need to throw back into the deepest part of the closet body of water!

      • Jamie Denton

        I totally agree and everyone just left him out there on Agnew Island LOL…Sorry I had to do that!! If he doesn’t latch on with the team he can always say he once had his own island like Revis!! I too agree that the game would have had a totally different outcome as it became predictable! And yes I do agree show him the river the MISSOURI!!! or there are some nice lakes in blue springs or there were when I lived in KC that stone needs to go back to the water!!

        • Troy Utt

          Really surprised we have not yet heard an announcement that Agnew has been released? As there is no way they can possibly have any intention of playing him at CB again! I would just as soon play one man down, giving us an excuse as to why a team had 200 passing yards in a quarter all to the same area of the field!!! No major airport, fine… let’s take up a collection for the cab-ride back to KCI… LOL
          WAR CHIEFS!!!

          • Jamie Denton

            Can you believe Agnew was out there on the field last night against the 49er’s? at least he wasn’t targeted all night again, and I think one time I even heard his name called in a positive manner, but still please give me a break as I am sure there are much better players on the team than him that could use the reps! Didn’t they just sign a new CB this week that is actually a veteran of sorts? I figured then we would have heard the news that Agnew was history! Maybe this week, as it is a short week!!

          • Troy Utt

            I know…Could not believe it myself! If I’m not mistaken is there not a round of cuts upcoming? (Down to 75?) There is no way he makes it past the first cut! After this week my two biggest concerns are injuries, & depth! I focused on Davis since JC was out due to his ankle, which made me quite nervous early on as it appeared Davis ran into everything except a hole or seam… Some of the trouble with that I attrbute to the line allowing the pocket to collaspe, early in the game tho I had to wonder if he actually knew what hole he was suppose to hit… Guess we will find out this week… WAR CHIEFS!!!

  • Justin R Groth

    Ok this is how I see all the pass plays by Bray and Stanzi:

    Bray:

    Hit Kelce for 17 at 8:14 good throw and catch.

    Tight throw to J. Newsome at 7:17 Newsom did a good job blocking out for the catch

    Bray fumble saints brought 5 read blitz before play.

    Way over throws pass to Brock? At 6:22

    5 yards to Bellamy looked nice.

    Should have given Bellamy a chance in the endzone at end of 3rd.

    Throw to Kelce did need to be as high as it was or Defender underneath might have knocked it down.

    Very next play had an open receiver over the middle however instead of stepping up in the pocket and getting the first. He flushed out and only had Draugn to throw to however no way of 1st with that option

    Stanzi:

    Bad throw at 7:00 in third quarter

    Nice scramble when pokets broke down LT and LG completely missed their guys

    Followed with good throw to Hammond at 6:23

    Good [ass at 5:54 dropped by Harris right on his numbers

    5:49 Nice looking throw and catch from stanza to Rico

    3:38 Great throw form Stanzi to a very open Rico, good read good route

    Stanzi seems to like Rico for his speed and size.

    3:18 Stanzi throws it high had it been lower maybe similar to the Bray throw earlier

    313 if stanzi hits gray in stride first down easy.

    311 Not a good throw by an under pressure stanzi

  • FaAmos

    Its official the Kansas City Chiefs might just have the dumbest football fan in the world, DFrey87 made a reply on a comment I wrote giving a different perspective from the article and started by saying I’m a huge Chief fan a a two time fantasy league champion and that dipshit actually thought I was actually using that as some kind of creditionals to speak on behalf the Chiefs but it was obviously written as a joke which everyone understood other than Mr DFrey87 and not only that he didn’t read the entire comment and tried to sound cool and and break it down so if you see DFrey87 be careful taking anything he says serious because he’s the guy on twitter and post anonymous comments with no repeecutions and who has no right to speak on behalf a Dog competion.

  • FaAmos

    I made a joke in my comment about my fantasy football history and I know most KC fans are blue collar and some aren’t the most educated but if one more person takes that comment as being serious I’m going to freak out because the world can’t be this full of retards but its feeling more and more like it when you can’t make a single comment joking about fantasy football. From now on I’ll make sure to label my jokes (this is a joke) before I write it and I’m sure some still won’t get it but hopefully most will understand. Oh and I’m not a two time Champion I’m a four time champion, two in my recent league and two in my first league ever. (This is a joke) so I’m obviously holding the credentials to be a New York Times sports reporter

    • jdilla415

      Haha. Too late man. Nice try trying to backtrack on your fantasy football comment. Everyone knows you were dead serious.