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Chiefs vs. 49ers Recap: Earning Their Arrowheads

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I’m a firm believer in tradition, and there is perhaps no tradition more beloved here on Arrowhead Addict than “Earning Their Arrowheads”.

Despite the outcome on any given game, there are always Chiefs players who impress and deserve to be recognized. Of course the NFL fame and paycheck that comes along with it is usually good recognition on its own, but we’re trying to do our part here at Arrowhead Addict.

Frankly, this is more for you, the addicts. Is you’re favorite player getting the credit that he deserves?

You can find out here every Monday.

I’ve make some changes to the format, thus making the arrowheads more exclusive. Three arrowheads will be given out every week. Much like stars in the NHL, they will go from the No. 3 most impressive performance of the past week’s game, all the way to No. 1.

Here we go.

 

Arrowhead #3: Knile Davis, RB

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Knile Davis had to step up and replace a hurting Jamaal Charles, and although it was only the preseason, the rookie impressed. His stats weren’t mind-blowing, but he showed a ton of potential with the way he ran the ball.

Davis displayed patience, he wasn’t afraid to lower his shoulder and throw himself into a small windows, and the Chiefs even trusted him to pick up a first down on the ground on a gutsy fourth down call by Andy Reid. Davis came through in that moment, and he appears to be talented enough to be a great No. 2 for Kansas City.

 

Arrowhead #2: Dontari Poe, DT

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Dontari Poe only played half the game for Kansas City on Friday night, but when he was in, he was dominant. Poe notched four solo tackles, which included two tackles for loss. This is impressive for a few reasons. One, as a nose tackle, Poe’s is bound to face a ton of double teams between the guard and the center, even in Kansas City’s new aggressive scheme. Two, he only played half the game.

Poe has the potential to be one of the best defensive tackles in the NFL, and he showed some of that potential against the 49ers.

 

Arrowhead # 1: Quintin Demps, S/KR

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Quintin Demps got Arrowhead buzzing when he took a kickoff in the first quarter and returned it for 104 yards. The blocking was great, but credit Demps for finding that seam and hitting it hard. It was a very impressive run. Even more impressive? Dempsfinished the night with 132 total kick return yards on two tries. His other return was for 28 yards.

Topics: Dontari Poe, Kansas City Chiefs, Knile Davis

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  • Jason Seibel

    If Demps doesn’t make the team, it will be a travesty. I really loved watching him run back that kick!

    • Calchiefsfan

      Demps is a lock to make this team. The guy is not only getting it done on special teams but he is playing safety pretty well in some sub packages. He’s a great addition to this team.

  • Mark Bustamante

    By having Demps and Wiley doing returns DMC can be the full time slot receiver.

    • Michael Shaw

      Like. Agree. GREAT idea!!

  • Calchiefsfan

    Sean Smith played pretty well too. Poe is getting me really excited about our D line. I was one of the guys that absolutely didn’t want the Chiefs to draft him. Too high a bust factor. Boy was I wrong and glad I was.

    • Priest4Prez

      Ditto on that Sean Smith; physical corner for sure. Robinson was also everywhere that ball was. Intermediate routes the Chiefs looked amazing

      • Calchiefsfan

        I thought Robinson had a pick six on the one play. He got burnt on the one that Keap luckily overthrew though.

        • Michael Shaw

          Um, Dunta actually had a legitimate shot at TWO picks, but he has rocks for hands, which is why he plays DB and not WR!!! LOL!!

  • Priest4Prez

    Davis got me excited for him as a runner; I just kept waiting for him to hit the hole and come through the other way for a TD run. He has what it takes; we’ll see this Thursday if its consistent.

    • Jamie Denton

      Question? I’ve been reading a lot of posts that lean to the fact that the game is this Thursday, but I have checked the t.v. ESPN the NFL Network and my local channel that covers the pre-season games here in southern Missouri, and they have the game airing on Saturday and then a short week and then the Packers I believe the following Thursday! I am pretty sure this is correct and have my recorder set, but if I am wrong PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!!!! Thank You!

  • Montez K.

    I think Sean Smith deserves one as well…he is a MAN

    • Andrew Kulha

      He had a great game. Had Demps not taken it back 104 I probably would have had Smith on here.

  • Michael Shaw

    Good choices Andrew, but I think Knile Davis, the #1 defense as a whole should be #3 and the entire special teams unit should be on the list with Demps at #1!! He doesn’t make that TD if they don’t literally block him a hallway to run through!

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