Chiefs Whippin’ Up A “Big Apple” Mud Pie Sundae

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While Reid’s record is very good against the boys in blue, QB Alex Smith’s record is not. He’s only 1-5. So, how does one rectify such a dismal record against the Giants? Listen to Smith set his priorities as he spoke this week about preparing for the Giants.

The importance of ball security, there’s no question. That’s something I take a lot of pride in. Umm… ya look around and the statistics are overwhelming on your chances to win a football game when you win the turnover battle.

Smith should know, he hasn’t thrown an INT in the first three games of the season and that’s a big reason the Chiefs lead the league in the turnover/takeaway category. In fact, Alex Smith hasn’t been intercepted in his last 5 games, since October 29, 2012.

We all know that most games come down to matchups. Well, the matchups that could be a concern for the Chiefs… aren’t. There are no receivers that the Giants have who are going to beat the Chiefs over the top. They don’t have a receiver like Dez Bryant who gave CB Brandon Flowers fits. WR Victor Cruz will get his catches but he doesn’t have the physique that would give Flowers the troubles Bryant did.

Nope.

Yes, Chiefs rookie RT Eric Fisher has had his struggles in the first three games but this isn’t the Giants front that blew through Tom Brady’s front-five-force-field like they were ghosts playing hide-n-seek two years ago. This is not even the D-line from last year which was only 22nd in the league at sacking the opponents QB.

No, unless the Chiefs players all turn up punch drunk and the Giants players all show up ready to conquer the world (inspired by some sickly Gipper they’ve dedicated this game too), then this one is going to be messy for anyone wearing blue on Sundae.

I know a lot of people are counting on QB Eli Manning to right the ship this week but this Manning does something that his brother almost never does: he holds the ball too long! Well, if you’re a fan of Justin Houston or Tamba Hali, you’re marinating the victory steak now. I’m actually concerned for Eli’s health in this one.

Speaking of Eli, he’s never been a QB, like his brother, who could put the whole team on his back and take over for a whole game. He’s good for one or two great drives when a game is close (see the  end of Super Bowls XLII and XLVI). Eli’s M.O. (modus operandi- usual method of operation) is too take big risks when his team is down which is the reason he leads the league with 9 interceptions. He’s never been able to make-up for a bad defensive and his defense has given up 115 points in three games.

Let’s ask some critical questions about this game:

  • How is the NYG DL going to stop Jamaal Charles? The Giants DL made the Panthers 30 years old DeAngelo Williams (120 yards, 5.2 ypc) look like he had his rookie legs back.

  • How is the NYG OL going to stop the Chiefs pass rush? In the 2nd half Giants 32 year old center David Bass (Happy 32nd Birthday today David) is going to have problems keeping up with the young huge hard chargin’ NT Dontari Poe. I don’t like to see injuries to anyone but, it’s easy to envision a physical breaking point for the Giants there.

UPDATE: In an ESPN report released late on Friday afternoon called, “Giants Take A Ravaged Offensive Line Into Arrowhead” the Giants have declared that both RG Chris See and C David Bass will not play on Sunday afternoon against the Kansas City Chiefs.  Another offensive lineman, David Diehl is recovering from thumb surgery and is listed as Doubtful.

  • How is the NYG passing defense (31st in the league in points allowed) going to stop Kansas City’s passing offense (13th in passing points scored). Starting Cornerback Corey Webster has been ruled out for Sunday’s game at Arrowhead.

  • How is the NYG rushing attack (last in the league) going to have any success against the Chiefs rushing defense (2nd in the league in rushing points allowed)? The Chiefs have been tough on the run game near the goal line which forces their opponents to become one dimensional. When that happens, say hello to the H&H railroad (Hali & Houston). I usually enjoy their show but, this could be ugly.

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  • Chris Tarrants

    Awesome read Laddie! There is another element to winning that wasn’t talked about and that is exhaustion from Eli. That guy is not going to get any sleep tonight. Imagine waking up in a cold sweat because you woke up right before Poe and Houston knocked your head off! Yep it’s going to be a long restless night for Mr Manning

    • ladner morse

      Are you ever surprised how much the two Manning brothers…… are not alike?

      • Chris Tarrants

        Yeah except for one thing they both have in common is they get rattled when you punch them in the mouth so here’s to a solid rush and big pressure. Oh and only one has that huge stupid looking forehead and that’s the big brother who has less rings than little brother :)

  • Chris Tarrants

    Also thanks for making me hungry for something sweet! Looks like I’m going to Tim Hortons and I blame you lol

    • ladner morse

      There are times in one’s life when it seems perfectly fitting to … take all the blame. BON APPETIT!

      • Chris Tarrants

        All they had was doughnuts! My wife gave me a very quizzical look when I walked in the door with doughnuts a 4 in the afternoon lol I told her don’t blame me blame my love for football and left it at that! She just walked away even more confused

  • RepOurChiefs

    Great article and the Gmen site agrees with the assessment. The air is leaving the balloon sorta speak. Even PO (donkeys) site agrees though they wished they couldnt realistically. I see this getting messy and im way excited for def play. GoChiefsKingdom! Oh..is that locker room vid on utube? I dont see it here and ive been wanting to get pumped off it! I NEED TO SEEEEE IIIIT! The comradeship!

    • ladner morse

      ROC, I followed the link again and the video is still there… it’s actually about half way down the page and is called, “Chiefs celebrate after win” which I did not find a copy of at YouTube. Give it another try. It’s a great video.

      • RepOurChiefs

        Ok..thx Laddie

        • RepOurChiefs

          I just saw it laddie. Dont know why nfl.com was not showing me the link on my phone when I clearly cld see the others.NEway I saw it on KcChiefs.com.very inspiring. ..no way this team is losing come Sunday. GoChiefs!

          • ladner morse

            I know… I know.. .that’s exactly what I came away feeling.
            Wish I wasn’t feeling sick this weekend!

          • RepOurChiefs

            Get well soon although I think you will be feeling a little better by 4pm tomorrow. Lol

          • ladner morse

            Thanks ROC…… .stomach thang… bad sushi!

  • RepOurChiefs

    Oh..not to mention the players, coaching divide that looks like could get worse once our Red&Gold drop the hammer.

  • micah stephenson

    Yea Chiefs are gon totally kick they ass!!!

    • ladner morse

      Mostly because of Alex Smith, right Micah?

      • Jim Harper

        ROFL! Now that was priceless Laddie.

      • micah stephenson

        Bah haaaa haaa haaaaa. Lol………uh no. I hope they run the ball more QTs 1-3 tomorrow.

        • ladner morse

          Running the ball — I believe that is big part of the plan tomorrow for the Chiefs and consequently… I think that will open up the passing game more than ever and A.S. may end up looking super. That was usually the case in SF when Gore had lots of success.

  • Jim Harper

    Great job Laddie! I used to hate seeing the Giants coming to town. The last time they were here they handed us our heads. You know the old saying I’d rather be lucky than good? Well that fits Eli to a T. Both of his Super Bowl wins were the result of blind luck. I do believe that his luck has finally run out. These guys are toast for all the reasons you so aptly point out. I could be wrong ( I know that seems unlikely), but I don’t think a team ever started out 0-4 ever got into the playoffs. One thing I do know for certain is that so far this season has really been FUCKIN FUN! Go Chiefs!

    • ladner morse

      I wish this commenting system would allow me to give you multiple votes up….. you be getting a ton from me right now……
      Has been fun … right?!

  • Joe Myers

    A lot of our success (for the offense) have been field position !!!! We are going to the playoffs for sure and I think we can get to the afc champ game !!!!

  • Bosco Cletus

    My prediction……if Erin Andrews wears any stich of red today at Arrowhead, its a Chiefs blowout!! Ok, I just wanted to get a bit going about how hot she is. lol

    • Chris Tarrants

      She lost her sex appeal with her hotel video, when nobody is looking she is a very conceded chick.

    • ladner morse

      When Arrowhead Addict publishes a post such as this one featuring digestive juices… we prefer not to mix other “juices” into the discussion.

      But oh yea… man she’s hot!

      • Bosco Cletus

        Must have had a red lacy underthingy somewhere. lol