Aug 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Tyler Bray (9) goes under center Eric Kush (64) during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chiefs won 41 – 39. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
While both Allen and Fulton have more NFL game experience than Kush, we have yet to see Kush display the kind of weaknesses that Allen and Fulton appear to have. They may be there, but if both Kush and Morse were to prove themselves as the best starters it would at least open up the possibility of the Chiefs not having to settle for a limited player at either position. I have high hopes for Kush this year as his improvement in preseason play from his rookie year to last year was massive. Below are the PFF grades for Kush’s preseason games from his first two seasons.
While preseason success ranks right up there with good combine numbers in terms of positive results not being a true indicator of NFL success, there is no denying that Kush made clear progress between his first two seasons. If he takes yet another step forward this year he should be able to lock up the starting center position given his two year head start over Morse in knowing Andy Reid’s offense. With the center having to make the calls for the entire offensive line it would be more ideal to have a third year player starting there and the rookie starting at guard.
So there you have it Addicts, my case for why we should all be hoping that Mitch Morse wins the starting right guard spot. I don’t know if it will happen, but I will be keeping an extra close eye on all of these players when I head up to St. Joe this week and hopefully I’ll like what I see. So who do you think will win the starting right guard position? Do you agree that it would be best if Mitch Morse won the job? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
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