For the Kansas City Chiefs, this weekend could turn out to be great. If they pull off the win in Oakland they will have secured the 5th seed in the playoffs and could very well rest starters such as Jamaal Charles to keep him healthy for the playoffs. Knile Davis did a good job of running the ball last week against the Redskins and we could very well see more of the young back the remainder of the season.
But as they Chiefs get ready to face their foe in the Oakland Raiders, players Eric Fisher and Frank Zombo spoke to the press about the upcoming game.
T ERIC FISHER
Q: Are you getting more comfortable from the start of the regular season?
“Like I’ve been saying, every week is feeling better and better. Everything is slowing down, everything feels more natural. I think I can see it in my play on film. I’m just trying to get better every week.”
Q: What do you think a year in the offseason weight program will do for your game?
“I think it’s going to be huge. Just giving me that much more of an anchor, really locking down those power guys. There’s different kinds of rushers in this league and the power rush is probably the thing I’m working on the most. I’m fixing that every day, that’s just part of this game, you fix the areas that need improvement and take it game-by-game.”
Q: Are you more comfortable on the right side now, how long does it take to adjust to a new position?
“It took longer than I thought, that’s for sure. It feels natural now, like left (tackle) did. Just take it week-by-week, take this one day at a time, continue to learn and grow.”
LB FRANK ZOMBO
Q: What is it like when the opponent is changing styles of quarterback, like Oakland will on Sunday?
“We definitely have some packages in for those situations. It’s kind of like going against RGIII last week and the zone read offense. We’re kind of bringing that over from last week to this week.”
Q: What is Oakland doing differently now that they aren’t giving up as many sacks?
“I think their o-line, they have a different mentality, it looks like on film. They’re more aggressive, it seems like they have a chip on their shoulder. Their quarterback isn’t running around as much. I think those things go together and they’re giving up less sacks.”