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Chiefs vs. Steelers: Biggest Takeaways From Kansas City’s Overtime Win


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The Kansas City Chiefs finally won a preseason game, beating the Pittsburgh Steelers 26-20 in overtime. Yes folks, this preseason game went into overtime.

The win was meaningless from a record standpoint, but this was a huge game for the Chiefs, and Kansas City looked good. There was a lot on the line from an evaluation and execution standpoint, and a ton of players stepped up.

In particular, the first offense made some great strides, and Alex Smith responded after a down week against San Francisco.

Smith undoubtedly established himself as the leader of this offense, if not as the leader of the whole team. He was hit hard by Troy Polamalu late in the second quarter but bounced right back up and led Kansas City to a touchdown score with 21 second left in the first half. Kansas City’s under two-minute offense was efficient, and multiple players including Dwayne Bowe made some big plays. Junior Hemingway was the guy who came away with the touchdown, but Bowe’s night was one to remember.

Not only did he grab his first reception of the preseason, but he finished with six receptions for 73 yards.

Overall, Kansas City has a lot it can build on heading back to Arrowhead to face the Packers in preseason game No. 4.

Here are a few takeaways from this game.

 

Donnie Avery Looks Like A No. 2 WR

Kansas City desperately needed a receiver to step up across from Bowe and make plays. The Chiefs went to Donnie Avery early and often, and he responded in a big way. If you noticed, Bowe’s first catch came after Avery snagged a few.

If Avery can establish himself as a solid No. 2, that’s going to force defenses to respect to the other side of the field. They won’t be able to roll coverage over Bowe, and that’s just going to allow him to make more plays. Avery caught six passes for 54 yards.

 

Jamaal Charles Is Healthy

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Jamaal Charles ran the ball seven times for ten yards. The numbers weren’t great, but Charles looked healthy out there. He was able to cut and move at full speed, and really that’s the best takeaway a Chiefs fan could ask for.

 

Alex Smith Is The Chiefs Quarterback

I knew heading into the game that we’d meet the real Alex Smith tonight. Good players respond to bad play, and they always find a way to bounce back. Let’s not sugar coat it. Smith didn’t look good against San Francisco, so I personally could not wait to see how he responded to that bad game.

Smith answered the bell.

He went 17-of-24 for 158 yards and one touchdown. He didn’t put up huge numbers, but he was extremely efficient and led the offense. He got the ball to the playmakers, and that’s really all he’ll need to do to be successful in Kansas City.

Smith had a big 38 yard run that really gave the Chiefs some momentum, and his drive at the end of the second quarter was a thing of beauty.

I know there have been questions about Smith this offseason, but it’s my opinion that he answered those questions. He’s the quarterback of this team.

 

Special Teams Will Win Games For Kansas City In 2013

If there was a preseason MVP and coaches could win it, special teams coordinator Dave Toub would undoubtedly be the winner.

Toub has Kansas City’s special teams unit believing it can truly impact and win games for the Chiefs in 2013. In the process, they’ve made a ton of plays.

Special teams continued to shine in preseason game No. 3.

Tysyn Hartman blocked a field goal in the first half, and Knile Davis took a kick return 109 yards for a score in the second half.

Special teams will win at least one game for Kansas City this year.

Tags: Alex Smith Dwayne Bowe Featured Jamaal Charles Kansas City Chiefs Knile Davis Popular

  • berttheclock

    BTW, a QB going by the last name of Smith threw 3 INTs, tonight. Geno, that is.

    • Troy Utt

      Thanks Bert! I didn’t want to be the one to point that out…
      Just as many have maintained…We have the best QB to run our offense! KC will be just fine…

    • Jim Harper

      Priceless!

    • BurtGummer44

      That’s what happen when you groom a rookie to be a Franchise QB……..there’s a learning curve.

      • Joe Myers

        Agreed !!!

    • 44WinMag

      You sir are a Moron.

  • Travis Forsyth

    by far, the BEST pre-season game I’ve ever seen!!! congrats kc!!! great job!!!

    • Jim Harper

      Thanks Travis! That is what I am talking about!

  • Travis L Cummins

    Chase looked like the qb from mizzou. He led a efficient 2nd half team to well earned win. Looks like we could have nice receiving core with a stellar special teams. I see a 8-8 club this year with a good chance at stealing a few more w’s. As long as the chiefs can keep within a game of the afc west title the chiefs can be a legitimate team for some time. Confidence is a game changer

  • Spencer

    Getting a head of ourselves by a long shot I believe, this teams offensive line is BAD. Up the middle they have very little push, Jamal Charles/Davis could not get a run game going at all for the 1st team, barely could get past the line of scrimmage and what is worse? The backup offensive linemen…Oh man oh man, Schwartz got beat a COUPLE times by the backup steelers linebackers while playing GUARD, Stephenson didn’t do so hot either eww…this Offensive line has issues.

    It is young and inexperienced…What I think we learned?
    1) Offensive Line has MAJOR issues up the middle, the STARTING bookends looked good today, the backups needs work.

    2) Special Teams will/should be special this year…this team will be deadly when the special unit is out there

    3) Bowe and Smith are in touch, it appears the 1st 2 games were more of a get everyone else in touch with Smith…Bowe will get his moneys worth/catches.

    4) Donnie Avery looks to be the num 2

    5) Defense looks to have some competent depth behind the starters, Jahlil Brown had a nice game, Nico Johnson is still fighting for the starting job (great nose for the ball). Don’t piss off Zombo…EVER.

    6) we already know the defense could be damn good.

    Point thou, this offense will have issues if the middle of the line doesn’t stiffen up and start pushing back some more. Great Game to watch, I assume the OT rule in pre-season just came out this season? Confident it was never in place before this year.

    • BWrangler

      I agree with the assessment of the O-line. This was supposed to be the strongest line since Roaf, Waters, Shields, and Wiegmann. This line is VERY porous and needs to get it’s crap together before the start of the season. I’m happy with the skill positions, but the opposing D is pushing the line around consistently. The secondary was burned quite a bit, but also made some huge stops. The ST are awesome, but a team shouldn’t rely on them to win games.

      Still optimistic, but worried about the O-line.

      • Danny W

        Yeah Eric Fisher isn’t looking like Joe Thomas quite yet that’s for sure.

        • KCMikeG

          Sean Smith showing his burn-ability concerns me too!

          • Joe Myers

            I think its more of a speed thing if you get some bad match ups on him he will get burned but that’s why we got dunata :) . We got to remember the opponents going to make plays . But our team shkwed us we can make more . It will take time but when we do get consistent we will be in div play that’s why the schedule fav us so much !!!!!

          • Danny W

            Yeah, with the ultra high blitz packages we’re gonna run there is going to be a propensity to leave our d backs on an island. If Smith doesn’t get his jam then he’s probably toast on a deep route if our safety’s are in the paint. People like Peyton Manning probably already now these things.

    • Danny W

      I personally think Allen is an absolute bust. He gets beat on like a bongo at a hippie festival. I think Asomoa will come back by regular season and do just fine which will help. In all honesty Pitt’s d line is nothing to sneeze at as well. They have plenty of talent up there. I think we’ll get better for sure.

      • Spencer

        no doubt they will get better, its still a very young offensive line

        Hudson 3rd season, and yet basically a rookie, hasn’t had much playing time due to being a bench player his rookie season and injury last yr
        Asamoah, 3rd season, really GREAT blocking at the 2nd and 3rd level, uses his athleticism but can get bull rushed, needs to get stronger still.
        Allen, 2nd yr got better towards the end of last season, gets bull rushed a lot, good down hill blocker/2nd level blocker as well, but even worse then Asamoah when it comes to getting bull rushed and a worse athlete…
        Schwartz just looked awkward out there at guard in this game, despite going against backups (yes he is one himself but he has had a lot of playing time(mainly last yr) and was going against young linebackers mainly)

        The issues, inexperienced starters in the middle, and none are really great bakers of pancakes. Schwartz, has experience, but it was as a tackle in Minnesota, but ehh

        Lots of work needed.

        • Joe Myers

          For sure . For the most part I think it can be coached . I noticed we really where not getting leverage on pass plays and just kind of individual blocking instead of working defenders into each other . But it did get better as the game went on I’m thinking this team or offense might be a fourth-quarter offense . Remember its not how you start is how you ………. (whispers) “superbowl” to him self .

        • Danny W

          Agreed. By work I think veteran help is what is needed. Maybe pull Don Steve in at guard and see what he can do for Allen.

    • KCMikeG

      I think you are right on the mark on your points and I would add that the “major” problem is Jeff Allen and Schwartz (big FA disappointment). Allen has had his moments but gets blown into the back field too much. Hudson/Asamoah have looked good, Fisher is developing and Albert is pretty darn good. Stephenson is the only depth guy worth keeping. We need to add some veteran OL depth soon.
      Also Edgar Jones is coming on strong at LB and is a great ST player!

  • Pealvin

    Great game. Chiefs showed grit!! Got down but stuck to the gameplan. Defense looks good. Special teams looks awesome. We need the offense to hit their stride and we will be ready to compete. Dontari looked good again and Kniles is gonna be great for us. Looked like Nico got his ankle rolled up, he might get rest next week. Go chiefs

  • Danny W

    My takes from the game.
    Offense: Not only did Smith bounce back, so did the offensive line on the first team. Second team is another story, but the first team O line did well. I think they came out a little rusty but looked to recover nicely. Loved seeing some mobility out of Smith as well. That’s that Rich Gannon factor I think he has that will make this team better than the last QB did as well.Knile Davis showed he’s a good returner but I think at this point Draughn is a better back.NIce to see Bowe and Avery get some attention too.
    Defense: Hali looked like a force out there. Secondary got burned a couple of times but I’m not too worried. Defense was solid but Ben is a good quarterback no two ways about it.
    Coaching: Andy Reid had me questioning some of his calls but I’m sure he’s not going to go for it on fourth down in our territory in regular season games.
    Bob Sutton: I think will have this defense ready to play. I think our aggressiveness will win us some games but also may lose us some as well. Hopefully Dave Toub can help remedy some of those big plays we may give up.
    Dave Toub: Is honestly looking like a genius right now on special teams. This kind of special teams play is down right absurd. A blocked field goal, and another kick return to the house. I’m hoping when it comes to regular season though he tries to limit our guy, whoever it is from returning nine yards deep. Toub’s biggest problem right now has to be who his main return guy is gonna be. I’m cool with them doing it by committee for now.

    • Kisersosay

      Draughn has not shown anything since he has been here. Certainly nothing special about him. Davis maybe so. We will see.

      • Danny W

        I guess we will agree to disagree here. Did you watch last season?

        • Kisersosay

          LOL you are kidding right? Unfortunately I did….as I said nothing special….233 yds and 2 TD’s in 17 games the last 2 years from a back with 4.7 speed still does not excite me. I think Davis and Gray have more to offer…but that is just me. I just don’t see it.

  • chief4ever

    Great Win Chiefs ! This group shows no lack of confidence and no fear! They will be fun to watch….Go Chiefs !

  • Justin R Groth

    That was better however it wasn’t looking too good until the last couple of drives in the first half. Will be re watching the game to get a more in depth idea of how everyone did. All I have to say is our Special Teams unit is doing well.

    • BurtGummer44

      Yeah, I’m not impressed by anything this team has shown in the preseason. Especially the starting OL.

  • Dfrey87

    I just wanna know where all these people are that said AS11 couldn’t throw deep or that he could only throw to backs and TE’s? Where are all those people that were calling him MC2.0 and “Captain Checkdown”? Where are all the AS11 haters now? I know that 17/24 (70% comp. ) 160 yards and 1 td and no int’s, is pretty dang good for a half of football. That was with absolutely no running game what so ever. When did MC do that with no help from the run game. I know the only way MC ever did any good was when the run game was going. So if ur one of those who is affectionately know as an AS11 hater please stand up, we want to hear what you have to say now.

    • BurtGummer44

      What are you talking about? He still hasn’t thrown deep. All the deep passes were thrown by BR. AS is what I thought he is; a serviceable starter but NOT A FRANCHISE QB. The Franchise QB was on the other team……………..again.

      • Dfrey87

        So I guess 20 and 30 yard passes are not deep? Please know what ur talking about before you comment because it makes you look really bad.

        • Dfrey87

          Also considering that you call BR a real “Franchise QB”, lets compare there stats from tonight. AS11 was 17/24 (70.8 comp. %) 160 yards, 1td, 0 int’s. Ok now BR, 13/19 ( 68 comp. %) 166 yards, 1 td and 0 int’s. Considering they both played the same amount of time, there stats are almost identical. But yet you call one a “franchise QB” and one and average starter. Please let me know how you rationalize this?

          • Joe Myers

            Well you have to take in the account the entire game . Do you think bray with Alex’s experience would fair better ? . Over the course of the game …. me I think you can’t compare obviously !! But what you can do is bet on the special teams fyi to my later post

          • BurtGummer44

            Comparing stats from half preseason game is idiotic. It’s called the eye test. And only a blind Homer would think AS is greater or even equal to BR. Besides how many rings does BR have? Franchise QB win championships. What Chief fan wouldn’t trade AS for BR?

          • 44WinMag

            How pathetic are these Alex Smith groupies to compare him as an equal or better than a QB that’s lead a team to 3 superbowls with 2 superbowl wins? Alex Smith has never won Jack Chit! As a matter of fact his last team went to the SB without him, and then they dumped him for a kid who is a veritable rookie. God everytime I come to this site I’m amazed. Smith has one drive where he looks like a half-way capable NFL QB and these pathetic Homers are calling him better than Big Ben! Did they not see the other 5 drives where he played like Alice Smiff?

          • Danny W

            Your always gonna get folks who push product no matter the quality. Some can even trick themselves into thinking communism is a good thing that persecuting and entire race or religion is rational. I’m not saying I’m think Alex Smith is going to bust but I don’t think he’s as good as BR either.

          • Dfrey87

            First off I didn’t start the As11, BR comparison after a half of preseason play, you did. If you will read your first post, you will see that, you said BR played a much better game so I simply compared there stats for that game. I never once said AS11 was better than BR

          • BurtGummer44

            Your the one that mentioned the game stats not me. I simply stated that the real Franchise QB was on the other team; which is a fact not a stat.

        • BurtGummer44

          It’s called YAC. GO back and watch the tape. 28 minutes of mostly throwing before the sticks and hoping for YAC does not make for deep passes. Especially when the D was crowding the box and basically daring the Chiefs with man to man coverage.

      • ArrowFan

        Rothlisbugger was checking down a lot and only scorded becouse we handed him a short field. He did not drive the length of the field in one min like Smith did.

        • BurtGummer44

          No he threw some deep balls, one was a perfect TD strike but the wr didn’t hold onto the ball after hitting the ground.

          • ArrowFan

            AS!! can through deep incomplete passes all day. Ben was airing it out but how many points did that get? I do remember the play you are talking about and he did put the ball in the only spot he could have and still complete the pass but that is a one in fifteen or twenty competion.

      • Dfrey87

        I guess you just don’t get it huh? I simply stated the stats after you compared the two that’s it. In my original post I compared MC and AS11 not BR. You have been on here posting all off season that AS11 is the same QB as MC then when he proves you wrong you can’t just swallow ur pride and admit it. You go and try to compare him to someone else. No one here is saying he is the best in the league by any means. He is however a 100% upgrade over MC and a really good QB. He can lead this team to championships. You may not like the guy for what ever reason but just because we didn’t get him the way you think the only way you can get a franchise QB does not mean he’s not one.

      • Kyle ferguson

        I don’t see how you don’t think smith Is a franchise qb after last night. It’s obvious that his goal was to establish a rhythm with his recivers and not to throw the ball around the lot. And he did just that, it started out rocky but he was able to deliver in crunch time and lead the team down field made all the right decisions and tied it up. So he showed that he can make good decisions, throw accurately, lead the team, what else does he have to do? Throw a deep pass? What’s the difference if both drives in in td’s? Is jc not an franchise running back because he can’t run over people? Just because you say he isn’t a franchise qb and call people that question your logic a “homer” doesn’t make you correct. The goal of preseason is to work on things and from what I saw yesterday Alex can get the ball to his wide outs and he has already shown us how he can get the tigh ends and backs involved. So when we take the field for real and Alex is hitting the open man and getting everyone involved and scoring Tds in two minute time does that make him a franchise qb or does he need to do some thing else? What is missing?

        • BurtGummer44

          I’ll give him the 2 minute drill, but the rest of the 1st half he sucked. When you have a Franchise QB, that QB makes all the other players around him elevate their play. Smith is a “Serviceable” NFL Starter, he’ll win you some regular season games but he just isn’t great. Some have it, some don’t……..and he doesn’t. To win a Championship the Chiefs will have to find a Franchise QB. It isn’t easy, but you have to keep trying. If they commit fully to Smith it will be another 4 plus years of futility. Teams occasionally win championships with average QBs, but it’s usually despite the QB play. And it requires a great team. Fore example, Just look at the teams the likes of Elway or Eli Manning or even Flacco last year lead to championships. They were good but not great; the QB play elevated the teams and made the difference in winning championships. There’s nothing in AS’s history to lead me to believe he can accomplish any of that. He will require a great team around him; and face it the Chiefs are a looooooooooooong ways from being great.

          As for Charles; he is a great RB. But this is not a running league. I feel sorry for him that he is stuck on the Chiefs, it sort of like Bary Sanders and the Lions.

          • Kyle ferguson

            My point with JC is just cus he can’t do everything dose not mean he isn’t a top RB just as because smith does not throw the deep ball doesn’t mean he isn’t a franchise QB. If you think that guys are not going to work harder (I.E. become better) to get the ball when you have an accurate qb that is going to go through his reads your delusional. And the offense looked bad because it was preseason. Wich means you are working on an area (getting the ball to the wr) and you don’t show your hand, wich means you keeping a bunch of plays up your sleeve for when the season starts. If you think an Andy Reid offense is going to just run a simple west coast offense your out of your mind

          • BurtGummer44

            ????? JC is probably the best RB in the NFL. It’s the offense around him that is subpar.

            And the idea that AS is a Franchise QB only seems to exists with Chiefs Fans. He’s got happy feet when under pressure and only goes through reads when given time, or makes them at the pre-snap. He does protect the ball, but at the expense of attacking the defense.

            So far what I’ve seen out of the Reid offense is NOT a WCO, and the WCO offense is not simple. It relies on smart QB who makes reads and places the ball on timed routes. The WCO is not what is espoused by so many on this website. Here it is in BIll Walsh’s own words: http://www.westcoastoffense.com/bill%20walsh%20article%201.htm

          • Kyle ferguson

            Ok let’s get of the Charles topic because its obvious that your not getting the corilation I’m making, and as for him not makeing throws under pressure did you not see him throw a strike to bowe on the roll out with Troy crashing down after him and dolce ring a blow? What I mean by simple west coast offense is we tried to establish the run (wich we couldn’t do) and then let Alex make easy throws to the receivers. Notice most of the throws where to the side lines and not to the middle of the feild where Alex likes to hit his tight ends. When you start to blend all of this to gether and use formations we have seen yet in preseason such as spreads and the pistol then our offense will become more complex. Alex hasn’t thrown deep a lot but he also hasn’t thrown screen pass a whole lot wich was a huge part of what Andy did with the eagles, and is expected to be used here. Alex isn’t going to throw deep a lot so why would we give other teams a chance to see how we would go deep in situations, the offense is extremely vinillia right now. And if you want to find some outside of the chiefs kingdom who thinks Alex can be a franchise guy talk to the people that know him best that are from San Fran. Every time is see a post about Alex on nfl.com about Alex a bunch of 9ners fans are parsing him.

          • Kyle ferguson

            Delivering* a blow

          • BurtGummer44

            It’s obvious you don’t understand the WCO. It’s exasperating that Chief fans on this board mix
            Marty Ball with the WCO. Once again here is the WCO in Bill Walsh’s own words: http://www.westcoastoffense.com/bill%20walsh%20article%201.htm

            As far as who didn’t think AS was their franchise QB: The 49ers Coaching Staff. You know the one that turned them around in 2 years and went to the SB with lil old AS on the bench.

          • Danny W

            Wow!? I have some questions and a few doubts about Smith but I don’t think the Chiefs are now or any where near being snake bitten as badly as the Lions have been. I have some hope. I don’t think we’re going to the Super Bowl but we shouldn’t be all that far off.

          • BurtGummer44

            The Chiefs have 3 playoff wins since the merger, the Lions have 2.

          • Danny W

            Ahh this is a fact Burt. But so is it that we’ve made it to the playoffs and had many more winning seasons than the Lions since then.

  • Joe Myers

    Still don’t know how the last drive went but . Really when this offense clicks ….. I know the rest of you don’t want to say it but !!!! ……… BOOM . Think of us as an anigma an anomaly if you will …. a rare opportunity to dominate and make history . an army of Generals . I mean really tell me charles ain’t a leader alex , dj , berry , flowers , hali …. we knew the defense was thier we knew the talent was thier on special teams . We know the only thing we need is a qb and a good coaching staff . But the difference is we have a great coaching staff for one reason well two . We know what andy brings to the table . But sutton and the attack defence is exactly was this defense was built to be with out knowing it . And the special teams ….. what else can be said . Three different regimes but one thing left over is the best talent from all three and all three deff , off , spec tem are going to come togeather …… more importantly ….. under the right system !!!!! ….. good night chiefs fans !

  • Jim Harper

    You know I left a nice post in Andrew’s earlier post regarding the first half. I encourage all of you to read it. Apparently I should have posted it here instead. It was a simple request for the naysayers to give it a rest and just enjoy this game for a change instead of pretending you are God’s gift to represent the most knowledgeable football minds on the planet, and God placed you here so that you can correct such idiots as Dorsey and Reid, and save us all. There is only one problem with that. I don’t believe I need to be saved, and nor do I believe the vast number of writers and posters believe they need to be saved either. Maybe you could all start your own blog and maybe call it “Football for idiots”. Those are the people who need you.

    • BurtGummer44

      You’re a Delusional Homer who only wants to hear how great the Chiefs are and that AS is the greatest KC QB since Len Dawson. Well some of us are realistic fans who call it as we see it…..not Kool Aid Addicts.
      So piss off, I’ll write what I want unless and until I’m banned. Don’t like it, don’t read it.

      • Dfrey87

        Your on here commenting on people’s post saying there idiots but we all see what is going on in the game we see how AS11 is playing and for you to see the same thing and then deny it makes you the real idiot. Oh please show me the post or comment that said AS11 is the second coming of Len Dawson? The point is it obvious you don’t know football but you come on here and insult people that obviously have hope for there team and trust the people that get paid millions to do this for a living. If your such a good talent evaluator why are you not a GM some where? If you know so much about football why are you not a coach in the NFL? We’re not drinking the kool aid were seeing the results on the field were just smart enough to see them I guess your not but its ok idiots like you make it fun for us.

        • BurtGummer44

          I didn’t call anyone an idiot, I called the pretentious Jim Harper “delusional”……….of which your post clearly illustrates the fact that you are delusional also. Face it you’re a delusional Homer of a 2-14 team with a new retread QB. Face reality man.

        • Dfrey87

          No what is delusional is seeing one thing and denying it to make your self feel right. Like somehow you know more than everyone else including the staff that gets paid millions to do this job. You say he can’t win a championship but he was a score away from one in Sanfran. If these great teams sometimes win in spite of the average QB then why didn’t SF when last year once AS11 was benched? So the retread QB is the only thing different from last years team? Dude your the delusional one to think somehow your so much smater than everyone else, you need to stop drinking your own kool aid, it’s screwing up your head. Oh and as far as watching tape I watched every bit of that game and replayed it. AS11 ran the WCO to a T but since you know so much about football you should know that right? You know the WCO isn’t about going deep right? Oh that’s right if you don’t throw deep every pass play you can’t possibly be a good QB right? Enter Joe Montana, try telling that to him and the 49ers of the amazing team, by the way that was the WCO ran just like AS11 did last night. You can look that up and take it to the bank.

      • Jim Harper

        So I assume that you are expecting to get banned. That means you understand what a jerk you are being. Calling me names and telling me to piss off only show how big of a jerk you and despite that I wrote in an earlier post defending your right of free speech when asked what could be done about people like you. As much as your tripe sickens me you do have the right to say it. If only you could learn to voice your opinions without leveling personal attacks on other writers. Tell me, is Gummer a reference to the number of teeth remaining in your redneck mouth or is 44 a veiled reference to your unusually low IQ? That is an example of a personal attack that has nothing to do with posting on AA. I meant no harm, and only used it to illustrate the difference to you since you seem to confuse well intentioned opinions to personal attacks. Please accept my apology for having to resort to that kind of example. I honestly believe that it was the only way to make you understand how unacceptable your derogatory comments really are.

        • BurtGummer44

          The only one seeking to silence others is YOU, The only one engaging in personal attacks is YOU. Look in the mirror my friend and read your posts.

          • Jim Harper

            I have decided to take your advice and just stop reading anything you write and let’s be clear about one thing. I am not your friend.

        • 44WinMag

          Talk about a WTF post! You should just say no to drugs, or alcohol or whatever you’re on.

    • 44WinMag

      So if people don’t just drink the Kool Aid and spout off about how great Alex Smith is, and how the Chiefs are going to dominate they should leave? Well, you’re a pathetic loser. What else can I say?

      • Jim Harper

        That is not even close to what I said, but if that is how you took it then by all means feel free to leave and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on your way out.

  • KCtitleist11

    I was happy to see Smith bounce up after getting tee’d up by Polamalu. Hemingway looked good last night besides a couples drops late in the game and that fumble. The man catches with his hands like Fitz down in AZ. I always respect talented hands receivers.