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Chiefs News And Rumors 8/17

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Here’s all that’s happening around Chiefs Kingdom this morning.

Welcome to The Morning Fix.

By the way, sorry this got out late. I had an early morning varsity practice. Anyhow, let’s get to it.

Well, the morning after a loss is never a good morning, even in the preseason. With that in mind, there were some good things to take away from the Chiefs’ 15-13 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

The most encouraging thing in my opinion was the play of rookie running back Knile Davis, who started in place of Jamaal Charles. Davis had this to say about the experience, per Randy Covitz of The Kansas City Star:

“I had fun out there today,” Davis said. “Jamaal stayed down on the sidelines to help me, just to coach me through some things and what to expect to look for. It’s the NFL … the holes close quick.

“Coming out, I had butterflies, but I was happy with the performance.”

Here are Andy Reid’s thoughts on Davis’ play, per Covitz:

“He had some good tough yards,” Reid said. “I thought he was productive. He missed a couple of blitz pickups, but he’ll learn. I thought he ran well, he saw things well and things weren’t too fast for him.”

While Davis was a bright spot for the Chiefs, Alex Smith and the rest of the offense did not impress. Smith explained the offense’s issues, per Adam Teicher of The Kansas City Star:
 “We didn’t handle the pressure as well,’’ Smith said. “We didn’t get into the rhythm we got into last week … for a lot of reasons.

“We left a lot out there. It’s a lot of fixable things. Some of it was protection. That kind of falls on all of us. There were a few times they were bringing more than we’ve got (to block). The ball has to come out (quicker) and we’ve got to execute outside. There were a few communication things up front we’ve got to get ironed out.’’

Smith went 7-of-16 for just 62 yards. The passing game in general was pretty abysmal as well. The Chiefs only accumulated 98 yards passing, and 170 total yards.

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  • Caleb Wylie

    At least 2 out of the 3 targets to Baldwin was AS mistake, he overthrew Jon by a considerable difference, the obly positive thing is that Smith CAN throw for 40 yards

  • Caleb Wylie

    But I know theres no excuse for the throw that slipped through Baldwins hands

  • Mark Bustamante

    Baldwin dropped a great pass. If he can’t step up I say he should step aside

  • Chris Wolfley

    Kelce dropped another one that hit him in the hands, too. Cyrus Gray.. another.

    I know people are concerned about the 1st team O. Seriously though, the 49ers D is one of the best, if not THE best D in the NFL right now. They make everyone look pretty helpless. That being said, we didn’t execute. The coaches now have game film to break down against one of the best D’s in the league. The 1st O unit (and others) have experience against a cohesive D unit. I think there can only be positives from last nights game if these guys work hard.

  • Brandon Fry

    Hopefully we can get these o line issues panned out by the Jax game.