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Chiefs vs Raiders: Grading Kansas City’s Win Over Oakland


The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Oakland Raiders in Kansas City today to snap Oakland’s six-game winning streak at Arrowhead Stadium, and stay perfect on the season. The Chiefs haven’t been blowing people out like Denver has this year, but they’re winning games same way each week. I’ll preface my next statement by saying that I know there are many differences between the Patriots and Chiefs. That being said, this team is starting to remind me of the early Patriots teams that never won pretty, never blew anyone out, and rarely lost.

This season has shown us that the Chiefs aren’t going to win pretty. Today’s victory is no different. Without further ado: the report card.

Offense:

We should be getting used to the ugly games from the offense. Luckily, we should also be getting used to the offense playing clutch football when they need to. Alex Smith was a bit off today (14/31 for 128 yards), but the Chiefs have Jamaal Charles.

Let’s not hit the panic button on Eric Fisher quite yet, but after six games he looks out-matched. Is Andy Reid completely sure that Stephenson isn’t a better fit at RT for the time being?

Grade: B-

Defense:

The defense seemed to get stronger as the game wore on. They ended the day with 10 sacks, three INTs, and of course, a score. Kansas City has now scored a touchdown on defense and/or special teams in five of its six games.

The best part of the game had to have been when Kansas City’s D coincided with a Raider meltdown and resulted in a 4th and 48. The ensuing punt netted Oakland 46 yards, 2 yards short of what would have been their first down.

I know I said it last week, but that Marcus Cooper can play. He backed it up again today with a solid game in place of the inactive Brandon Flowers. Thank you, San Francisco.

Grade: A+

Special Teams:

Dustin Colquitt played great (as did his coverage units). Ryan Succop hit another key field goal, and the return game was solid. Other than the end-around return (that wasn’t as long as it seemed due to the return man stepping out of bounds), the special teams was great. They get an A.

Grade: A

Coaching:

Andy Reid and his crew cleaned up the penalties that occurred far too often last week in Tennessee. Offensively, Reid knows when to lean on Jamaal Charles in a game. He was able to do it again today, and it paid off.  Not only did the D rack up 10 sacks, they played fairly well against the mobile Terrelle Pryor as well. Coaching impressed in all phases with solid game plans.

Grade: A

BONUS – THE FANS:

Way to go, Chiefs fans.You’re now world record holders. That. Is. Awesome.

A+++

What are your grades for today? Let me hear you in the comments below.

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  • DTVTechGuy

    Agree with grades… We need to start a secondary grade to the offensive grade and call it O-Line..

    They suck.

    • BigGil

      Yeah pretty much. Said it in the comments to last week’s column, and have to say it again this week (by replying in the affirmative to your comment).

      • Suzi Conger

        Yep, totally agree … please see my post to DTVT… shared a couple of great Offensive assessments sites…

    • Suzi Conger

      Totally agree DTVT… I give D- to OL,,, C+/B- to receivers due to dropped/fumbled well-executed passes
      Smith gets a B/B+ for having the patience to deal with poor OLine performance; our OL is just plain hammered the majority of plays! Smith has opposing D (literally) in his face, pressure, hurrieds, his pocket collapsed within 2 seconds….
      The following are fantastic assessments of our Offense http://www.kan.scout.com/2/1335834.html and http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2013/10/13/4834198/raiders-chiefs-final-score-sound-record
      But, Chiefs!! 6-0!

      • Danny W

        Will you remain a Chiefs fan if Alex Smith get’s traded, cut or retires?

      • toperspective

        B-B+ for Smith? About the only positive was that he didn’t turn the ball over. 128 yards. Yikes. Missed open receivers and he had no touch on the ball for the short dumps. Very inaccurate yesterday.

        • Suzi Conger

          Apparently you did not read/listen ( or comprehend ?) the two (of several) unbiased assessments of our Offense…

  • BigGil

    Did anyone else see the Terez Paylor tweeted quote from Dunta Robinson on Marcus Cooper? “We want to thank San Francisco for releasing him.” Just awesome…

    • berttheclock

      I said it during a game last week and I said it again today. Cooper is a shut down corner. Schiano may not be very good at being a NFL HC, but, he, wisely, saw the defensive talent in Cooper early on and thankfully, Cooper spent the last two and a half years at Rutgers learning how cover. Baalke thought he could slip Cooper through waivers and put both Cooper and Morris on their practice squad. Little did he know Mr Dorsey and his assistants watched Cooper warm up last August prior to the SF game.

  • FinalDraft

    They way I see it, we now have about 10 more weeks to work on our offense in time for the playoffs. #workinprogress

    • Danny W

      Yeah I’ve been saying hey we can work our offensive problems out as we go, the problem is were six weeks in not counting preseason and the offense hasn’t gotten any better thus far at all. Glad we won but the offense is kinda sucky.

  • berttheclock

    The offensive lineman who is completely out matched in game after game after game is the fellow from Illinois of whom Mr Pioli chose in the draft. Jeff Allen is terrible. I watched Fisher and he was no worse than others on the line. Stephenson did have one good block on a running play, but, once again, he lacks upper body strength. The interior of our O-line still is very weak on run blocking. On pass blocking, Alex Smith was hit nine times, sacked 3 times and had several hurries. The offensive line is still the weakest link on the team.

  • berttheclock

    Hey, Mr Pioli, if you happened to watch the game, did you notice a fellow you seemed to not know one clue about on draft day a while back. His name is Denarius Moore and, he has, now, scored two long TDs against the Chiefs. His first one came two years ago for 61 yards. BTW, how is Gabe Miller progressing? Or Richard Sherman instead of Ricky Stanzi?

    • Danny W

      Scott’s gone man. It’s time to close that chapter.

      • berttheclock

        All right, I will let Pioli go, but, when, I saw Moore take off, once again on that TD run, I went off on Pioli. He put absolutely no effort into that infamous 5th round. Stanzi was taken only because of the connection to Pioli’s Iowa HC buddy, not scouting. Friends of mine who are rabid OSU fans didn’t even know much about Gabe Miller and GM has been cut by two other teams in the NFL since. This is more than just hindsight. Seattle did not have a prayer of picking Luck in the draft, but, they sent scouts to Stanford’s Pro Day. By doing so, they were able to spot Doug Baldwin, of whom they signed as an UDFA and he now starts for them and they were impressed by Richard Sherman. Pioli didn’t want to waste the money on sending anyone to that workout. This is another reason I am elated the Chiefs have a true professional in Dorsey who will burn the midnight oil and waste no efforts to find talent to keep improving the Chiefs. His work in finding those much needed Waiver Wire pickups has to be a stroke of genius.

        • Danny W

          It has a luck aspect to. I don’t think anyone could have predicted Cooper would turn out to be better than the best person drafted at corner thus far in 2013. So far Dorsey has whiffed on the draft (for now) but does look good on waiver wires. His offseason pick ups in Smith and DeVito look to be really good pick ups too. I’m excited about my Chiefs. I hope Dorsey and Reid aren’t afraid of looking at quarterback in the first round.

    • KCMikeG

      Bitch about Miller (IR so that is an Incomplete) and Stanzi while ignoring Poe and Berry. Moore has been 6-700 yards and a handful of TD’s each year – big whoop. Sherman would have been fantastic but hindsight is pretty flawless. Pioli screwed the pooch plenty but you have to have the blinders on to miss the home runs. That chapter has end – enjoy today and the fantastic future we have before us.

      • Danny W

        True Poe and Houston look to be perennial pro bowlers at this point.

      • berttheclock

        Miller ended up being cut by both Seattle and Chicago. Yes, Pioli did hit home runs with both Poe and Houston and I loved the game. We do have a fine future in front of us, but, it still grates to see Moore scoring against our team and then watching Sherman in the afternoon game going strong. This is where the huge difference lies between Pioli and Dorsey. Dorsey never rests and keeps evaluating. Firing Pioli and hiring Dorsey made the earth move at Arrowhead. Now, onward to Seven and Zero. Great to see the Chiefs leading the NFL in allowing the fewest points in the league.

  • Arrowhead Magic

    I agree with all of your grades, but since it was against the Raiders I think a little extra credit is deserved. It sure was fun watching the Chiefs crush the Raiders at Arrowhead.

  • Calchiefsfan

    I don’t know if I would score the offense as high, maybe a straight C. The O line is still struggling and on the few times that Smith had time to throw some of them weren’t very accurate. The other issue is that when Alex does have to scramble to extend plays the receivers don’t find seems for Smith to work with. Also, I have to agree with Bert, Allen is playing poorly and is the weak link on the O line, not Fisher. Fisher is having his problems but they are normal rookie problems from what I can see. rRght now LG is the most pressing need in next years draft, imho.

    As for the rest of the grades, A’s all around. Our D will keep us in every game this year. Our D and special teams could win a few with the way they are scoring.

    Bowe needs to be targeted more. We thought Haley was wasting Charles talents, I see the same thing happening with Bowe this year. Throw him the ball!

  • Clint Moran

    I think the grade for the offense is pretty generous. The line is bad, real bad. Oakland was applying consistent pressure with a 4 man rush. Every passing week, I lose more confidence in Alex smith. There are times where he isn’t under pressure, and over (or under) throws his receivers. I love how he can scramble, and keep plays alive, but that’s not as important as adjusting protection or delivering a nice, accurate pass. We had multiple passes dropped, and 3 fumbles, luckily, Charles and Davis were near the sidelines or they could have been catastrophic. I’d give the offense a D+, only a passing grade because of the cyborg-like efforts of jamaal Charles. To be honest, the way the defense has been playing, we should be lighting up the scoreboard. This offense has me scared.

    • Calchiefsfan

      I think Smith is falling victim to our O line. He cannot get into any kind of rythimn

      • Calchiefsfan

        Rhythm

      • Clint Moran

        That may be. But he’s not throwing the ball well, regardless of the reason, and his performance is essential to our offensive success.

        • Danny W

          I agree he missed on dump off routes today. That’s just plain bad quarterbacking on any level. He made some plays with his legs but he had so many misses it was unreal. I’m not playing debbie downer hear but our offense scares me too. At least we keep finding a way to win. #thankdefense

        • Calchiefsfan

          Agreed

      • Danny W

        I don’t know man the line is doing great but he was missing his dump off passes today. That’s quarterbacking at it’s worst. He finally looked Bowes way a few times I mean the guy is just a pro bowl receiver yet we only look his way three times a game! So some to the line, some to Smith and some to Coaching. The split the suck three ways.

        • Calchiefsfan

          Smith does have to make the plays when he is given the time, no doubt. He blew it on several plays today. The only silver lining I can take out of the last two games is that we are still winning with so much room for improvement. Next week is Houston with the #1 D in yards allowed. We better show some improvement cause J.J. Watt is coming to town. I mean can we really keep winning this way?

          • Danny W

            You’ll never hear me complain about winning this is for sure. This defense may be the best I’ve ever seen. I’ve been a fan for a long long time.

          • Calchiefsfan

            This D actually reminds me of the ones we had in the 60′s and the 90′s with all pros at every level. The emergence of Poe has brought this D to the elite level. Not to mention the play of Sean Smith and Marcus Cooper. We need 3 strong CB’s to compete with Manning and the Donks, we have them now. 10 sacks yesterday! This is the best defense in the NFL.

      • micah stephenson

        Do you think if we gave alex a full 1-3 seconds more time n the pocket, he will b that much better? I dont. I think after 8 seasons he is what he is.

        • Calchiefsfan

          With a much better O line in SF the last 2 years, he was that much better, 70% completion, 104 passer rating. The stats are there. This whole offense is just not executing, including Smith. But it starts up front with the line. Good thing we have Jamaal.

          • Danny W

            He’s had a bad couple of games. He missed check down passes yesterday and a wide open Avery down the seem for a touch. Not every play is Smith’s fault but he’s played better than what he has the last two games.

  • BigGil

    Ah huh. After the Saints’ surprise last seconds loss, it looks like KC is sitting at #1 in the NFL standings. Holy crap! Had to take it down to the seventh tiebreaker, which is combined conference ranking in Points Scored and Points Allowed, and we’re actually ahead of Denver; we sit #2 in Points Scored in the AFC (surprisingly), and #1 in Points Allowed, whereas Denver is #1 in Points Scored, but #14 in Points Allowed in the AFC.

  • d-block

    Agree with your grades, other than the offense. D-. The line is that bad and they’re going to get AS hurt. The thought of Chase Daniel taking snaps scares me.

    • Suzi Conger

      d-block agree with the OLine D/D-, but not the other components of offense… smith did stellar QB play considering our OLine routinely gets hammered, out-maneuvered, and run-over by the opposing D consistently and allows many pressures/rushes/’hurrieds’ against smith coupled with lack of adequate time to execute plays and receivers to gain separation…agree with you that Alex’s injury risk is very high; Daniel and Bray would crumble under Smith’s existing OL poor pass/block protection… a post game offense assessment I think you’d enjoy; http://www.kan.scout.com/2/1335834.html

  • Danny W

    Offense should get a D. This was a bad game for the line, quarterback (who missed dump offs) and once again we failed miserably on third downs. The way our defense plays we should have won every game but fifteen points or more thus far. I’m glad we won but that offense is super suspect.

  • chris

    When fasano gets healthy and we can run effective 2 te schemes with fasano and mcgrath that will help the protection and also help the recievers get open. If smith wouldnt have overthrew avery on the long pass and avery wouldnt have fumbled inside the 10 they wouldve had at least 10 offensive points probably 14 bc they were driving when he fumbled not to mention the added momentum (not that we needed any more)

  • freshmeat62

    Your grade for the offense is too high. That o-line seems to get worse every week. I don’t care what their damn union says about the number of hours they have to NOT work, these guys need to practice and practice and practice some more. Have some pride in their jobs. Hit the weight room. They’re playing like union members.

    • Suzi Conger

      you are so right…additional weight room might help. Our Oline continuously gets hammered, dominated and run-over by the opposing D… the following is an excellent offensive game assessment http://www.kan.scout.com/2/1335834.html smith has an opposing D in his face (literally) and continuous pressure/’hurrieds’/rushes ; too little time to execute consistently successful plays… not to mention all the well executed pass drops/fumbles…it’s killin AS’s previous excellent QBR… but at least we’re winning for now 6-0! proud of ‘em

    • Suzi Conger

      you are so right…additional weight room might help. Our Oline continuously gets hammered, dominated and run-over by the opposing D… the following is an excellent offensive game assessment http://www.kan.scout.com/2/1335834.html smith has an opposing D in his face (literally) and continuous pressure/’hurrieds’/rushes ; too little time to execute consistently successful plays… not to mention all the well executed pass drops/fumbles…it’s killin AS’s previous excellent QBR… but at least we’re winning for now 6-0! proud of ‘em

    • Suzi Conger

      fm62…0you are so right…additional weight room might help. Our Oline continuously gets hammered, dominated and run-over by the opposing D… the following is an excellent offensive game assessment http://www.kan.scout.com/2/1335834.html smith has an opposing D in his face (literally) and continuous pressure/’hurrieds’/rushes ; too little time to execute consistently successful plays… not to mention all the well executed pass drops/fumbles…it’s killin AS’s previous excellent QBR… but at least we’re winning for now 6-0! proud of ‘em

  • Pealvin

    Think about where the line would be without Albert. Holds his own, gets banged up and comes back for more every week. I don’t hear many folks talking about how we would be hurting if we would have traded him. I like fisher, I think he will be good but, can you imagine what the line would look like if he was the LT right now??

    • Michael Shaw

      Actually since LT is Fisher’s NORMAL position, I don’t think he would be having the issues he has been having. At least not as bad as he has been at RT.

      • Pealvin

        That is an excuse that we really need to stop using T this point. You can put it in CAPS all you want. He is being man handled right now. The only time he looks decent is when we run zone scheme or off tackle. As much as you would probably hate to hear it, he is not better than Albert.

  • Lewis Rigor

    Hey as one of the strongest Alex Smith supporter’s I will say that his production is off. Having said that every QB has slumps although a lot of Alex’s is a result of a O-line that cannot protect worth beans. Alex will get in rythem when he afforded time to throw and has some faith that the receivers won’t drop passes. All in all I have a sense that there may be another thing called luring into a trap for the Bronco’s. It is very possible that things look bad by design which would not be unheard of.

    Let the self proclaimed Bronco’s believe that we are so inept on O that the plan on just that and BANG open the flood gates and put notice on the league of course there is a huge gamble but it just might be the case

    • micah stephenson

      Alex Smith is so Matt Cassel 2.0. What makes you think nfl teams is gone let the QB hav all day to throw it? The defenses blitz a lot now.

      • Danny W

        Thing is at least Cassel could find Bowe for heavens sakes. I mean all the guy does is go to pro bowls for being one of the best receivers in the league and we can’t design some plays to get him the ball! What a joke.

        • micah stephenson

          Well the Alex fans will say they are double teaming bowe as if they wasn’t back when Cassel played.

          • Danny W

            You were there I’m betting he was open on three fourths of his plays.

          • micah stephenson

            Yes!!! 1 play Bowe was open in the endzone BY HIMSELF!!!!! The whole stadium was pointing at Bowe and yelling at Alex to pass it to him. Of corse I told the guy sitting next to me that there is no way Alex cud have seen that becuase Bowe was 40 yrds downfield and Alex don’t look past 5 to 10 yrds downfield.

          • Danny W

            I watched the game on tv and could tell Bowe was getting open. He’s our second best player on offense and we can’t get some plays called his way is just baffling and stupid or Alex Smith just isn’t that smart.

      • sidibeke

        Did you see the Minn game today? AS is MUCH better than Cassel. But he is not an elite QB. Upper middle of the pack, I’d say.

        • micah stephenson

          On a scale from 1-10 Alex is a 5.

          • sidibeke

            I’d probably give him a 6 right about now, but 5 is justifiable. If a 5, though, I’d have to give Cassel a 2 or 2.5. Given the relative lack of time the o line is giving, I can only imagine how many picks Matt would have thrown today.

          • Danny W

            Smith is better than Cassel but Smith still isn’t any good.

          • sidibeke

            I disagree that he isn’t any good. He’s good enough, and he was definitely the best QB available in the offseason (Matt Flynn anyone?). But KC should look to upgrade down the road.

          • Danny W

            I shouldn’t have said any good. He’s just not good enough I don’t think….Hope I’m wrong of course but I sure hope we’re grooming the absolute shit out of Tyler Bray right now.

          • berttheclock

            Matt Flynn is nothing but a One Game Wonder. He failed in Seattle. He failed in Oakland. He will fail if he is picked up by Buffalo. He will fail if he is picked by any team in the league.

          • sidibeke

            I don’t think you understood my comment, Bert. AS was definitely the best QB available. He is much better than Carson Palmer, Matt Flynn, etc.

          • micah stephenson

            Picks or tipped passes then intercepted?

      • KCMikeG

        Yes – I totally agree that Alex looked bad today but Cassel 2.0 couldn’t be more wrong Micah. AS11 actually goes through progressions when given time by our injury plagued and developing OL, he has only TWO turnovers over six games while MC turned the ball over 75 times over three seasons. AS11 doesn’t crumble and fall apart when things go wrong like Sandcastle did instead he leads the offense on time consuming 3rd and 4th quarter scoring drives and converted the turnovers the defense gave him into 17 points.

        • micah stephenson

          I respect yo opion but if you watch all of Cassels games he goes through his progressions. He might not always get to the 5th read but I don’t blame him when Al bundy is yo 4 or 5th read. So the not going through reads are total bullshit. If it ain’t then Alex has no deep ball ain’t bullshit ether. Now Cassel 2.0 is just saying Alex ain’t that good.

          • KCMikeG

            Seriously Micah? FIFTH read? MC NEVER got to his 3rd let alone a fifth read. I have been to every game MC played as a Chief and he consistently locked onto Bowe nearly every pass play. It was one of the biggest bitches about him on here. If I took the time I bet I could find one of your posts complaining about it – we all did. I agree AS11 isn’t big on the long ball (although he had two 40+ yarders last week which MC had in a year) but that’s about as close as you can realistically get on comparing them. The comparisons should start with winning records AS11 6-0 MC could barely keep us above .500 in his best year. Turnovers can’t be ignored either with MC turning it over on average 1.56 times EVERY game over three years – TWICEW as much as AS11 over the last 31 games. Great defense, ST’s that contribute and offenses that don’t turn the ball over and convert turn overs to points win games. Winning is the only thing that ultimately matters.

          • micah stephenson

            Good thing this defense is holding teams to 9.3 pts a game or else we wud b 0-6.

          • micah stephenson

            I never complained about that. I thought the oline sucked. After they upgraded the oline enough to fairly judge Cassel then I realized Cassel wasn’t all that. Now they upgrade the line even more for Alex Smith and surround him with all these weapons and yet Alex can’t do much. Whatz up?

          • berttheclock

            Upgrade the O-line? When, the hell did that happen? Allen and Hudson are upgrades? Winston ended up being a slight upgrade over Barry Manilow at RT, but, he ended up letting rushers get by him to the QB. Fisher will someday be a fine player, but, he is still learning the huge difference between the NFL defensive linemen and those he saw in college. BTW, Micah, I still recall a comment you made when you were the head cheerleader for Geno Smith. You called offensive linemen “boring”. I even asked you if you thought Peyton thought Clady was boring? Did the SF QBs find their LT boring? Does any NFL QB operating with his blind side covered think those guys are boring? You win in the trenches in the NFL.

          • micah stephenson

            I don’t remember Cassel having enough time in the pocket to get through reads 3-5. I also can’t remeber the wrs names after Bowe, Baldwin and Mcluster. Anyway Cassel is gone and prolly will play better than Alex. Alex is here now. The oline didn’t look bad. Yea they gave up a few sacks but every oline does. What’s going on with the offense?

          • BigGil

            The OL ranks in the bottom half of the league for everything except 2nd level run blocking. And even then they currently rank lower in that category than they did last year. As a whole unit in all facets of the game (both run and pass), they rank 23rd in the league. They’re doing terrible. Especially when you consider that the OL group had less turnover on offense than any other offensive group. All the QBs and TEs are new, and half the WRs and backfield are new. The only new OL additions that have seen any playing time this year that are different from last year are Fisher and Schwartz. And, again, they’re doing as badly as last year, if not worse in some categories. Installing a new offensive scheme with a lot of new offensive players takes time for things to mesh… it could take a lot less time if the OL got their shit together, as it all starts up front.

            P.S. If you thought the OL didn’t suck yesterday (or the week before), it just shows you know pretty much jack about OL play.

        • Michael Shaw

          Give it up KCMikeG. We could go 16-0 with AS11 and Micah will still be bitching. Really not worth wasting your time typing or your breath trying to get him to open his eyes. Alex is nowhere near as bad as MC, i mean when did MC ever win 6 in a row for us?????

      • berttheclock

        Perhaps, you didn’t watch your favorite QB, Geno, standing back against the Falcons getting up to Eight Alligators before he threw. Geez, he looked great, then, reality set in against the Steelers when he had little time You really have not checked the huge difference in year to year stats by Matt C and Alex Smith. Matt’s numbers digressed each year over the past few years, whereas, the numbers for Alex Smith kept getting better. You make the same mistake as some older fellow who posts about them. You lump their entire numbers together. You fail to see Alex Smith kept improving, whereas, Matt kept falling behind.

    • Joe Myers

      I think the offense is as stable as it can be with the injuries to the strong position of his game new system but Alex smith needs to step up for sure . I have seen him win games but he has gotten worse the last three games .

    • Suzi Conger
  • Andy

    Pretty much agree with the grades. The offense gets no greater than a C from me. The defense either scored, or gave the offense a short field for 14 points. (Or was it 17?) Smith needs to take a step or two deeper drops and the Oline is not playing well at all. (As far as pass protection goes) I would love to see more screens, slants and roll outs. Also need to get N. Davis more touches to give Charles a break and for confidence purposes.

    I was there and the crowd gets A+. It was loud. My friend and I could not talk to each other at times.

  • micah stephenson

    Well after 6 weeks I’m not impressed with Alex Smith at all. I know around here nothing is ever A.Smiths fualt. So lets blame the oline. I guess we gone need 5 1 rd draft picks at every position on the o line. I guess we need a probowl player at every position on the o line. I guess we gon have to give Alex all day and night and week and yr in the pocket for him to have a chance. Even tho u only get a 3 to 4 count to get rid of the ball we got to figure out how to give him twice as much time.

    • Danny W

      I have to say I agree. I’m thinking we start pushing him by giving Bray some reps with the ones in practice. He’s not shown anything except one step forward and three steps back. He missed on several check downs today. That’s right check downs. Everyone keeps saying well at least we’ll have 10 weeks for our offense to improve, well what happened to preseason and the first six weeks? I haven’t seen any games in which Alex Smith has made an eye popping play for the Chiefs. The Raiders got some sacks and pressure, but Smith had his opportunities too and blew them. What a horrible day. He regressed two weeks in a row.

      • micah stephenson

        He looked downfield and acted like he was gone go deep on a play and almost gave me a heart attack. Of corse he pulled the ball down and ran instead. :(

      • BigGil

        The scramble for a crucial first down on a third and long against Dallas wasn’t eye popping? The 40+ yd pass last week to get them off their own half yard line wasn’t eye popping? Threading the needle on a pass to Avery to begin the game closing drive in Philly wasn’t eye popping? He’s done some good shit, if the OL could get better at nullifying defenses with an above average pass rush (Dallas, Tennessee, Oakland), he could do better.

        • BigGil

          You know? I’ll even go a step further and say that the OL made Philly look like they had a decent pass rush. That’s a problem. Granted that’s what Philly expected from Barwin when they signed him… it’s still a problem.

          • Suzi Conger

            thank you

        • Danny W

          Well Gil I’ll just have to say your eyes pop a little easier than mine do. Smith missing his dump offs, and a wide open Avery down the seem for a touchdown yesterday didn’t pop my eyes at all. He has played poorly for two weeks in a row now. I don’t think this was the best he has but we can’t even convert on third downs. The offensive problems aren’t just on Smith I agree but he’s had some time. He has to take some of the wrap.

          • BigGil

            You’ll note I didn’t give any examples from yesterday. What I did give were examples of things naysayers insist he could never do, but that he was able to do. Having people drum something into your head for months about something that couldn’t be done, then seeing it be done, qualifies as eye popping to me. The common denominator between this week and last’s is that the OL was facing off against defenses that have been doing considerably well in the pass pressure department (Titans have been better on the season than Oakland, but Oakland has been improving swiftly since the season began, and a rivalry game will always bring out a little bit more of an aggressive effort). The OL has come through on a few plays each game, but the good play to bad play ratio is still unacceptable.

          • Suzi Conger

            BigGil,,,,you are totally right-on. I post on many sites, and this site is the only KC (or otherwise) that brags approx. 6 staunch Biased ‘Smith-Haters’… there is no common-sense reasoning with biased prejudice The following is a excellent offense game breakdown; think you’d enjoy it if you haven’t heard it http://www.kan.scout.com/2/1335834.html Enjoy… and the following is an example of smith’s QB skills when he has decent OLine protection http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taDd19Bf2fM Chiefs 6-0!!

        • micah stephenson

          That was the only 40 yrd pass the whole yr. At this rate we might see 2 more of those the rest of the yr.

          • BigGil

            Actually that was the second. The first came earlier that game (again to Avery). You and Danny are intentionally looking for reasons to shift more blame to the QB, which, while some is deserved, is more than is objectively deserved (as exemplified by the two of you intentionally overlooking, missing, or inappropriately diminishing the things Smith has done well and, supposedly, up to your guys’ standards). Smith and the receivers definitely have room for improvement, but they’ll be better able to improve if the OL gets their heads out of their collective ass.

          • Suzi Conger

            Ditto

  • micah stephenson

    I know the lack of offense will b blamed on the oline instead of Alex Smith. But is there anyone who truly honestly believes if we gave alex a extra second or two in the pocket that he cud do any more than he is do n now?

    • Danny W

      There will always be homers will see it one way instead of another. The line does have some of the blame but Smith absolutely sucked today.

      • Suzi Conger

        I agree ,,, the Biased Prejudiced will always see it (negatively) one way instead of the open-minded truth way… I also agree with you that the OLine absolutely sucked yesterday and Smith shares in some of the ‘blame’..in what? Sure Smith shared in the blame for the 6th Win… lol jus funnin’ d closed-minds :-) Chiefs 6-0!!

        • Danny W

          Well he missed some passes that were four yards away and missed a wide open Avery for a touchdown, those are things good quarterbacks don’t do often. He’s had two bad games back to back.
          Prejudiced is a preconceived notion base on things that aren’t reasonable. I think your only on this site because of Alex Smith. Why? Because your only comments on here, ever are on him and for his defense. So my logic in this are reasonable by anyones standards. Frankly it’s weird.
          If you can’t admit that Alex Smith sucked yesterday then your not watching the game. I think you just keep playing that youtube video you post everywhere over and over instead of watching live game footage. Could I be wrong? I guess so. So lets squash this little squabble and meat up on this sight on Sunday. During the live fan forum I’ll bring my stop watch and you bring yours. We’ll see how long he has to throw the football together. We’ll comment on whose fault it is when he can’t hit a check down or perhaps he can. I’m willing to admit when I’m mistaken are you? I don’t get your closed minds comment? Is that at me?
          Alex Smith 14/31 for 128 yards. Those aren’t good high school numbers.

          • Suzi Conger

            Did you listen to and read the two (of many) assessments from professional pundits that I supplied in my earlier post? There are many qualified ‘non-self-imposed’ pro’s that refute you r statement that Smith’s play ‘sucked’… I am hardly in the minority that disagrees with your invalid QB ‘sucks’ description. In fact, you are by far in the minority… you know, ‘it’s the big duck in the little puddle syndrome’ …..as usual, your reply to me is saturated with fallacies..you are very good at dishing out derrogatory phrases like ‘homer’,,,but very poor at receiving. I did not say that you are ‘prejudiced’, but shucks, if the shoe fits, wear it proudly, as you seem to be doing :-)

            ‘could I be wrong? I guess so’ your arrogant pompous attitude is hilarious and sad at the same time :-) Remember, the last time you called me ‘silly’…boy, did you eat it bad! All because you did not read (or comprehend ? maybe? :) my comment(s).

            When you read and listen to the two excellent post-game offense assessments, get back to me.Get educated from a bigger puddle, take a risk… lol, just kidding.. If you listen and read carefully, hone up on your comprehension skills, the content information will reveal some of your fallacies. …this will save me some time
            Remember, too what the word ASS-U-me means…you assume way too much, dan

          • Danny W

            Cute response. You’ve essentially dodged my rebuttal by using inflammatory and derogatory remarks to deflect my unprejudiced remarks about your uneducated commenting. It was a nice try but my points still stand. Alex Smith and yourself aren’t winners just because you proclaim yourselves to be.
            I read those links. In fact the one at AP actually said in the post Smith missed a wide open Avery in the end zone. Nick Athan who is a self impose expert also said Smith would continually get worse!!!!!!!! DO YOU LISTEN and READ YOUR OWN LINKS?? What are you high on????? Just kidding. I ate what? A bag of middle aged nastiness of a dumpling. Maybe. Smith has done what?? Look average sometimes below. Yeah.
            You hear what you want to hear. Watch the game with me. No more cutsie little gotchas. Go through the game with me and tell me how I’m wrong. Your links don’t do anything for your point. They confirm how right I am. Look above at the links I’ve given you. More credible authors and more responses from people who don’t just watch the Chiefs to cry for Alex Smith. Ha ha just kidding I guess………. You know I don’t comprehend because I’m just a dingy blonde who doesn’t get it. Go Alex Go. You know what those guys said in all. he he.
            What do his stats say Suzy? What does the game tape from yesterday tell you? Does 14/31 and 128 yards lie??????
            I personally think your an egotistical megalomaniac Suzy. I’m 100% confident if Alex Smith wasn’t our quarterback you wouldn’t be around. To say I’m a little pond guy makes you what, my troll I guess? Your a charlatan and a bandwagon jumper. As soon as Smith’s gone so are you. You have absolutely zero credibility as a fan. I’ve been around this place since the beginning. You showed up when Smith did and comment on things that involve him and him alone.
            Either way you obviously have internet put your money where your mouth is and show up on the live game link on Sunday. I’ll be there. We’ll watch the game together you and me.

          • Suzi Conger

            WOW…GREAT MALE -MENO-PAUSAL RANT dan… Whew, it’s that time of the month for you, I guess.?
            First, I’d like to thank you for the incredibly Great and Terrific material that your rants to me have provided for the class that I facilitate. “Logical and Critical Thinking: Dissecting Fallacies”… Thank you, Thank you dan, for all your extreme fallacies and name-calling ( you really should brush up on your grammar, even though it is amusing) … you’ll be pleased to know that you have been awarded the #1 BlueRibbon Award from the class for the most elaborate and impressive fallacies… Congratulations :-)!! The other well-known celebrity model we studied has been Rush Limbaugh….you know “Flush Rush”…have you ever read it? You could learn ‘tons’, Oh sorry, I forgot that you know it all :-)

            Secondly, there you go with your many ASS-U-mptions….again. tsk tsk I was taking a fabulous motorcycle road trip this week. The autumn is beautiful this time of year. So between conducting the ‘ Fallacy’ class from the road, and having fun, you’ve been the farthest thing from my mind. Well, other than a fabulous specimen for fallacy dissection.

            As far as the game tomorrow, I’ll be watching with several friends. BTW, they have had a blast with your rants, also. Why in the world would I want to trade watching the game with a fun, intelligent football-moxy group of guys, for….you? dan, you drink waaaay too much “Bash-A.Smith” kool-aid to be REMOTELY unbiased, and yes, you are prejudiced. It’s a waste of my time to attempt to teach you some very elementary football principles. G’Bye :)

          • Danny W

            LOL

        • Danny W

          Well he missed some passes that were four yards away and missed a wide open Avery for a touchdown, those are things good quarterbacks don’t do often. He’s had two bad games back to back.
          Prejudiced is a preconceived notion base on things that aren’t reasonable. I think your only on this site because of Alex Smith. Why? Because your only comments on here, ever are on him and for his defense. So my logic in this are reasonable by anyones standards. Frankly it’s weird.
          If you can’t admit that Alex Smith sucked yesterday then your not watching the game. I think you just keep playing that youtube video you post everywhere over and over instead of watching live game footage. Could I be wrong? I guess so. So lets squash this little squabble and meat up on this sight on Sunday. During the live fan forum I’ll bring my stop watch and you bring yours. We’ll see how long he has to throw the football together. We’ll comment on whose fault it is when he can’t hit a check down or perhaps he can. I’m willing to admit when I’m mistaken are you? I don’t get your closed minds comment? Is that at me?
          Alex Smith 14/31 for 128 yards. Those aren’t good high school numbers.

    • erocks49ers

      How important is an O line? Ask Eli Manning

  • sidibeke

    I would give the O a C-. Smith looked terrible today, missing receivers. I wouldn’t be as worried, every QB has an off day, but he wasn’t particularly good against Tenn either, and while Tenn has a good D, Oak does not.

    I don’t know if it’s the line or Smith or a combination, but the O is going to have to step it up a bit.

    • Michael Shaw

      Oakland doesn’t have a good D???? Did you watch what they did to the Chargers? The Chargers have a better offense than us and Oakland hit them in the mouth like they were doing to us today. However, the offense does need to pick it up a LOT!!!

      • berttheclock

        The defense of the Raiders is their strength. Dennis Allen, their HC, is a defensive specialist. He and McKenzie really upgraded their secondary and they can cover like gloves in their man to man. Smith missing receivers? They were not open for most of the first three quarters and he was getting hammered in the back field.

      • sidibeke

        They were 28th against the pass and in the lower half against the run. Didn’t see the SD-Oak game, but one game does not a d make.

      • Suzi Conger

        I’ll agree that the OLine needs to improve pass/block protection dramatically; when smith has adequate time ( instead of opposing D’s in his face (literally) and runnin for his life ), the plays will fall in place quite nicely.

  • kmon

    If Cooper keeps playing and progressing the way he has then who’s spot will he take? flowers? smith? most likely Robinson. but u cant hold back his talent for too long, he needs to be a starter sometime soon.

    • Michael Shaw

      I think the D is better with Sean Smith, Brandon Flowers and Cooper on the field together!!

    • Jordan

      He was a starter today… Flowers was given another week off because a mild injury I think that was made possible by cooper. He’s made such an impact that they can feel comfortable to leave BFlowers out to rest up

  • KCMikeG

    Is AS11 perfect – hardly. Did we really believe he was going to be?? Everyone used to scream & bitch that MC did nothing but lock onto Bowe but now AS11 spreads the ball around by going through his progressions and there are complaints that he’s not focusing on Bowe. Yes he had a crappy day. To be fair about the missed check downs The Beard dropped two but one of them AS threw to hard from like 5 yards away. JC dropped two also.

    The offensive struggles are which came first the chicken or the egg? They are all learning a new system and how to play together with so many new pieces. OL is hurt, our RT is a rookie getting schooled, our WR corp is average at best, we have been blessed with a pretty good 4th string TE who wasn’t even on the roster until a few days before the regular season started but the TE’s play an important role in our blocking scheme and are critical in Reid’s WCO in the establishment of the pass routes by the WR’s. Having lost our top three TE’s is effecting everything including AS11′s performances. Yes – AS11 had a really bad game today but again he pulled up his big boy pants and lead scoring drives that helped us to win again just like he has every week. Offense is so much about timing and rhythm, each piece must be coordinated precisely to achieve success. Addressing the TE position and the development of the OL will come and all will be well with AS11. Enjoy the winning.

    • micah stephenson

      So is Alex who you want as yo Franchise QB for the next 5 yrs?

      • KCMikeG

        Never said that. Just that he is NOT MC 2.0. I don’t think Bray is the guy either unless Reid can do some serious coaching up over the next couple years. The offense is a work in progress and we are blessed to be 6-0 after the horrendous year we suffered last year. I strongly believe we should keep drafting at QB (Tajh Boyd next year please!) and OL and WR too. Reid will develop the offense with a few more picks and FA.

        • micah stephenson

          If Boyd is a 1st rd draft pick you can forget about that!!! After 30 yrs of not drafting a 1st rd QB I’d haft to say they are scared to draft a QB 1st rd.

        • micah stephenson

          Have you compared Alex and Matts career stats? They are almost identical except Alex was the #1 pick and Cassel was undrafted. After 8 seasons this is all alex got???? Cmon man!!!

          • Canad-Ian

            Cassel wasn’t undrafted. If AS and MC were the same QB we wouldn’t be winning.

          • Suzi Conger

            You are so right Canad- thank you…

          • KCMikeG

            Thanks for the rational to the point logic.

          • micah stephenson

            Andy Ried. How do you know he wudnt b winning with ried. He won with the patriots and again with C.Wies. how is pitt do n with T.Haley. Where’s Romeo now? Coaching makes all the difference in the world.

        • micah stephenson

          Keep drafting a QB? Keep???? When did we draft 1?

          • KCMikeG

            Stanzi, Croyle, Barnes, Senstrom, Matthews, Blundin (WTH?), Elkins, McManus, Hudson, Blackledge, Gagliano, Fuller (only decent one in the bunch), Woods, Jaynes, Carlson and Livingston (OK), So keep is completely appropriate if you realize the team wasn’t born yesterday. We should keep on attempting to land a QB in the draft when there are picks worth the worth their cost. First round picks have no guarantees. Look at how well 1st rounders Quinn and your favorite to declare a failure AS11. Too bad we didn’t trade the farm instead so we could have gotten the 1st round pick QB leading his team to a 1-4 record when he actually can get on the field aka RGIII.

          • micah stephenson

            Cmon! Those are not franchise QBs. I mean draft a QB capable of winning playoff games.

          • micah stephenson

            name a QB drafted in the first round the last 30 years capable of being a franchise quarterback matta fact name a QB drafted in the first second or third rd capable of being a franchise QB.

          • KCMikeG

            First round QB’s bust far more often than they make it. Look at RGII at 1-4. It’s not about what round Micah, it’s about getting the right guy for the system and giving him the tools to win. Reid is doing that again with AS11 and I have full confidence that he will get us the franchise QB we ALL want for the future.

        • Danny W

          I believe Smith was the best we could find at the point we found him. I still stand firm that we gave too much for him in my opinion but absolutely agree with you about finding more talent via the draft. Shoot if Manziel drops to the lower rounds I wouldn’t mind grabbing him.

      • toperspective

        I agree. He is a definite upgrade over last year but I sure hope they don’t give him a long term extension.

    • Danny W

      I thought Smith would be better than what he’s been playing at this point. He took a big step forward then a couple of steps back it seems. I would hope that he would have improved every game not regressed. Here’s to hoping he get’s better along with everything else. As far as not finding Bowe, it would be about the same as not finding Andre Johnson, Mike Wallace, or some other top flight receivers. I’m not putting that complaint all on Smith either, Bowe has an awesome YAC ability, throw him a screen or two maybe. Got put some of Alex’s issues on Reid because he’s got better tape than what he’s showing us here at KC. I think he’s better than this.

      • toperspective

        “I think he’s better than this.” I sure hope so. He was terrible yesterday.

        • Danny W

          I’ve seen him play better. I know he’s better than what we’ve had. But I watched Matt Cassel regress every single year he was in a KC uni. You could see it from game to game. I’m seeing the very same patterns in Alex Smith. Check downs, not stepping into the pocket. He’s and upgrade to Cassel because he makes plays with his legs but he’s not any better at throwing the football.

          • micah stephenson

            Preach on my brotha. Mayby the Chiefs shud have me a you in the meetings. We oviously have a higher standard and a bigger vision for the offense. Too many fans are complacent with mediocrity at Qb.

      • KCMikeG

        As the pieces come together we will laugh about our concerns about him.

        • Danny W

          I don’t think he’s played his best football yet. Hey do you go on Denver boards and pick fights over there? That’s just hilarious man.

          • KCMikeG

            I don’t either. Our OL was already a work in progress with a rookie and a bunch of guys who hadn’t started/played together and then the injury bug bit. Reid’s offense is built around the TE position and we are playing with a guy who got cut a week before the season. Don’t get me wrong – I love The Beard but just imagine he is our 3rd or 4th string TE – holy shit Danny! Stronger routes being run by TE’s would make our WR’s better which would make AS11 better. That would also make an improvement to the blocking which will improve as Fisher develops and the get healthier which improves the run game which improves the passing attack.

            Although it’s pretty funny schooling the fools who wander onto AA from our competitors I wouldn’t waste one minute of my time perusing those losers on their sites but if they want to stick their head into the hornets nest they are going to get the shit stung out of them. I enjoy just burying them in facts and reality until all they have left is embarrassing themselves by calling names and contradicting themselves before they run off and hide. Like my little pony boy DWX from dumbver. I think he finally has had enough and galloped along back to the stable so papa horse teeth could whinny him to sleep.

          • Danny W

            lol

  • Michael Shaw

    Wow. Our team is 6-0, the offense scored 17 points, the defense scored 1 TD and people still find something to complain about. I for one am going to celebrate being 6-0!!!! GO CHIEFS!!

    • Danny W

      I’m all about celebrating a win but when you can count on your hand the third downs we’ve converted in our last three games that has to be somewhat concerning doesn’t it? I’ve shifted gears from I hope we go 8-8 from 2-14 to “Hey this is a playoff if not super bowl defense and were going to the playoffs so, let’s do something when we get there.” I’m not too sure we beat the Patriots or Broncos with this offense though. These are who will be there when we get there.

      • jacati

        That’s what the talking heads said when we rolled into Philly. No way we keep up with that offense. Of course we all know what happened then. Not only did we beat them but we also laid out the blueprint for other teams to do the same. Yeah we are having some offensive issues and yeah we are having some o-line problems but when the chips are down we are coming thru with the plays we need to come out on top. I for one am confident that Mr Sutton and our defense will be fully prepared to keep Peyton off the field. If you can’t beat them with offense then beat them with defense.

        • Suzi Conger

          well said jacati,,, thank you!

  • Nemoi

    My favorite part was 4th and 48 with a 46 yard punt. I couldn’t wait to see Pryor get back on the field again!

  • Bruce Hurford

    Offense C- and coaching C- (one in the same). We have got to get our O line blocking for the run game between the tackles and pass protection has to improve. Receivers are not getting open, cause they are not that quick, and AS11 doesn’t have anytime to give them to get open beyond 2 – 3 seconds. We are going to throw zero long balls if Smith can’t have time to set those plays up. Love the Chiefs…..Winning as a true balanced team so offense (unlike Denver) doesn’t have to score 30 to win, but if our D is ever figured out, we have to be able to move the ball and score sometime against a good D. Raiders/Dallas best D we’ve seen to date….have to score more than 17 on “offense” in those games to ensure a win.

    • Suzi Conger

      Thank you Bruce! Well said…Our OLine pass/block protection, to put it bluntly SUCKs… any QB can’t make plays when they constantly have the opposing D in their face…literally, or on their back in the dirt. Smith often cannot see beyond the often collapsed pocket. His agility has avoided double/triple the sacks taken. It all starts (or ends ) with the OL efficiency providing the time for Alex (or any QB ) to make plays.
      I really like AReid, but agree with you… it’s time for Alex to quit ‘taking the bum wrap’ for our OL extreme poor performance. The following are two extremely excellent breakdowns of our Offense; http://www.kan.scout.com/2/1335834.html and arrowheadpride.com/2013/10/13/4834198/raiders-chiefs-final-score-sound-record
      Love our Chiefs…we can beat Broncos IF our OLine steps up and protects Alex adequately. 6-0!!

  • Pessimisticchiefsfan

    I’m sick of you giving a decent grade to the offense. Try D

    • Suzi Conger

      D- OLine; poor pass/block protection; our OL is constantly hammered, out-manuevered, and run over by opposing D’s
      C+ for receivers due to excessive well executed pass ‘drops/fumbles’ and lack of separation
      B+/A- to QB AS11 due to his extreme tolerance/patience with his OLine’s terrible pass/block protection and his lack of TO’s, INT and fumbles check out Alex Smith’s QB skill with an adequate OL and receivers that catch and hold… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taDd19Bf2fM Also see Bruce’s post below…
      The OLine is the major key problem, not the whole offense…

    • toperspective

      Talk about grade inflation – this offense does not deserve a B-. 128 yards passing? Unable to convert 3rd downs. Brutal.

    • Danny W

      Yeah I think any objective fan would give the offense a bad grade yesterday.

      • Suzi Conger

        Yea, it’s true that any Biased ‘fan’ would give the whole offense a bad grade. Several fans and knowledgeable pundits suggested it’s only appropriate and fair to grade the offense OLine and Offense separately. BTW … many professionals are echoing my previous opinion regarding our poor OLine pass/blocking (lack of ) protection…Brutally bad… but then prejudice biased ‘fans’ could never admit to that truth http://www.kan.scout.com/2/1335834.html Excellent game/Offense break-down and analysis and http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2013/10/13/4834198/raiders-chiefs-final-score-sound-record... merely two of many UNbiased professional game analysis re/ our poor OL performance..

        • Danny W

          I’m so sick and tired of having to defend my comments on this guy. Alex Smith isn’t as bad as Matt Cassel. I love his ability to extend a play with his legs. I’m well aware he has some ability to throw the football. He isn’t great though. In fact he’s played below average two weeks straight by even the most serious Alex Smith apologist. Except for an extreme few. This is were you come in.
          Okay we get it, you love Alex Smith in fact your obsessed with him. You don’t really care about Chiefs football I’ve deduced, you care about Smith and Smith only it’s obvious. Why do I say this? Simple because I’ve never seen you post on anything except thanking people for defending the position you align with on him or how bad the line sucks. If someone disagree’s you get pretty defensive and snarky. I can’t wait for Alex Smith to leave this football club just so I can go to the next club he signs with web boards and say hi to you there. We can share a laugh. I want Smith to succeed more than you do I promise. Why? Because I’ve loved this football team since I was a baby. Not because my favorite player all of the sudden dawned Red. I’ve been here through thick and thin. If a player is playing like a bag of ass I’ll be the first to point it out. Not make excuses for a grown man unless he’s injured and playing through.
          You want to do links to prove a point and you get one from Nick Athan? Oh my Suzy. I have some links too. They’re fun reads that echo what I’ve been saying all along. You know things that my very own eyes aren’t lying to me about. The line could be better but, the quarterback play could be too. I say we meet here on Sunday watch and post together.

          http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2013/10/14/4837656/kansas-city-chiefs-alex-smith-justin-houston-tamba-hali

          http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2013/10/9/4819516/film-study-http-i-imgur-com-u7umaos-jpgbowe-vs-titans

          http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/14/4552387/chiefs-24-raiders-7-rewatch-smith.html

          http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/12/4548807/as-chiefs-possibilities-expand.html

          http://www.kansascity.com/2013/10/13/4551738/battered-charles-cant-continue.html

        • Danny W

          Oh by the way heres one of the comments on your links.

          Alex missed Donnie Avery wide open in the end zone. Wide open!

  • tm1946

    Good win, great fans, and most everything is good in Chiefs land. No need to comment on offense other than it seems no better than game one, that is a problem but 6-0 solves that.

    Even Bowe got involved a bit but, as we sit in the after glow, need to see Jenkins, Grey, and Knile involved. Some game we will need more and if not for Charles and check-downs we may well have issues.

    6-0 says a lot, compared to last year, a whole lot.

  • James E. Deckard

    I’ll go ahead and say it. C+ for the Offense. They didn’t protect Smith, dropped passes, Avery fumbled and poor O-Line play at the beginning. The clutch play in the 4th Quarter is the only thing that keeps it from being lower. There will come a time (probably against Denver) that our defense might not be able to save us. I hope to God that when that time comes our Offense will be able to pick up the slack.

    • Suzi Conger

      Well said James; I hope Reid can fix the poor OLine pass/blocking issues by the ‘bye week’ so smith isn’t constantly pressured/rushed/’hurried’, and lookin in the face (literally ) of an opposing D and crumbled pocket. Our OL has to afford him more than the present game average of 2-2.5 seconds/play

  • Bigtexjayhawk

    Our OL is in need of a major overhaul. That is probably #1 on Dorseys TTD list. With Moeaki, Kelce and Fasano out we are down to our #4 TE. Pretty amazing the production we are getting from Duck Dynasty. Loved seeing Mcluster in as a backup for JC. Get him the ball in space please. Would also like to see some quick passes to D Bowe. See if he can break a tacklle and go the distance. I am still waiting on AS. He has no time to throw. He runs well when he needs to and threw a great pass on the run to Bowe. Use more pistol with some option plays to keep DEs on heels. Overall could not ask for a better start and hope our Offense can get better as the year progresses. I have said in past the crowd CAN and WILL be a big part of us winning in KC. Now with the record KC fans keep it up and bring us some more wins!!

  • Berdj Rassam

    The Chiefs win over the Raiders was obviously due in large part to the defense with its 10 sacks and 3 INTs, and especially the play of Derrick Johnson, Tamba hall, and Marcus Cooper.