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Chiefs vs. Packers: 5 Takeaways From Chiefs Win


1. Chiefs head into regular season on a high note

The Kansas City Chiefs are 2-2 in the preseason under Coach Andy Reid and starting quarterback Alex Smith. During this preseason we have seen glimmers of the offensive production that this team in capable of. Twice during the games so far the 2 minute drill has shown just how good this offense can be when everything clicks together. Look for the Chiefs to keep this momentum running into the opener versus Jacksonville.

2. The defense is hungry

In the last few years the Chiefs defense has gone up and down in terms of drive and really getting after the ball. If this offseason has shown one thing about this young defense is that they are hungry. They have been aggressively attacking the ball and this has resulted in teams not having scored more than 20 points in a single game. Yes, this is the preseason, but so far this Sutton defense has been fantastic and should look to be trouble for any offense coming up against them.

3. Special teams are going to be just that: special

The Chiefs special teams have made a huge turnaround from previous years. Twice during the off season the special teams have taken the ball all the way to the promised land, most recently the 109 yard return from rookie Knile Davis against the Steelers. Dave Toub has proven why he is the best in the business when it comes to special teams and he has turned them around. They are poised to make a huge impact during the 2013 season.

4. Tyler Bray was the right decision

Ricky Stanzi may have been the all American, but Tyler Bray is the man. During the Green Bay game, Bray was fantastic for an undrafted rookie quarterback, throwing 3 touchdown passes and earning him the third quarterback position. Look for Reid to continue to work with Bray and possibly turn him into the franchise quarterback that the Chiefs saw when they picked him up.

5. Reid and Dorsey have a tough decision

Andy Reid and John Dorsey have the toughest of decisions taking this team down to the NFL mandated 53 man roster. Thanks to a terrific game by on-the-fence players such as Junior Hemingway, they have just made the decision to get this roster down even tougher. However, even though it is extremely tough, you can be sure that Reid and Dorsey will put together the best team possible.

Overall this is going to be a special year for the Kansas City Chiefs. With new personnel, new coach and a new quarterback, look for the Chiefs to make a lot of noise in the AFC West and be the team with the best turnaround of the season.

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Tags: Andy Reid John Dorsey Kansas City Chiefs Tyler Bray

  • cd3382

    Let the season begin… Go Chiefs!!!

  • KCtitleist11

    that game couldnt have felt any better. I really liked Jalil Brown and Hemingway. 610 sports has been talking up hemingway before the preseason all camp saying he’s catching everything that comes his way. Yea, he had a couple drops at the end of the Pittsburgh game but the dude is looking solid as a WR 4/5 option. We won that game against the steelers anyway and he had a TD to top it. Look for him to to be big in the upcoming years.

  • Justin Jones

    the momentum and confidence starting the year with a 2 game streak cant be measured. going into the year on a streak into a game we should win will do great thing for this team. people that say pre season doesnt count always under estimate the value of a win even if it doesnt count

  • Jason Mickey

    Depth on an NFL roster is so underrated. I hope this team has it.

  • aelder027

    I Love Junior Hemmingway!! Followed him closely at Michigan the guy is a playmaker

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Hemingway made his case, he’ll make the team.
    The tough one will be runningback. Is Reid keeping three or four? If he’s only keeping three the decision between Draughn and Gray will be tough. The bottom of the safety group could be tough too.

    • Kisersosay

      In this offense speed is critical….to me it is not close between Gray and Draughn. 40 times tell the story…. Draughn 40 range was 4.63 to 4.84 Gray 40 range was 4.36 to 4.53. In addition Gray looks like he runs with more power. Last night was a perfect example of the differnce in the power category. IMO Gray hands down….

  • ArrowFan

    Bray has an arm. Kelce may be Moiaki 2.0. Zombo is an awesome name for an NFL LB.

  • Mark Bustamante

    I love the team Andy and John put together. I’m really excited for the season to begin. GO CHIEFS

  • Kisersosay

    Good snapshot….however if Reid and Dorsey thought Bray was a future FQB they would have drafted him instead of the fullback they cut. Good news is they were able to sign him and his future certainly looks bright…

  • Clint Moran

    Yes, Reid and Dorsey have some difficult decisions to make. But, isn’t that refreshing? Seems like the last several years the “difficult decisions” were trying to find the lesser of all evils. It’s nice to know that the cuts will involve quality players that were pushed off the roster by other quality players, rather than settling for lackluster players because the positional competition was downright terrible. Lets all remember that within the last 2 years players like Tyler palko, Ricky stanzi, Barry Richardson, and sabby piscatelli, were all on this roster, 3 of them started at some point! Incredible.