Chiefs preseason: Observations from the first game

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– While we are used to watching Derrick Johnson fill holes and tackle the ball-carrier behind the line of scrimmage, seeing him continue to do it after returning from an Achilles injury is quite amazing. On the second play from scrimmage, DJ hit the running back for a very short gain and the second play from the goal line DJ ended up tripping up the running back two yards deep in the backfield. If it wasn’t for Berry coming back from cancer, DJ’s return would be the story of the night from me because he looks to be the same player he was before.

Of all the defenders, the Chiefs linebakers had the best showing. Both Ramik Wilson and Justin March showed why the Chiefs are excited about them. Wilson had an interception that he almost took back for a touchdown and made several other great fills before he walked off with an injury in the third quarter. March also continued to show the coaches what they have seen from him while in St. Joe. He is usually in the right place and did his best DJ impression on a couple of plays in the second quarter.

Both Dee Ford and Dezman Moses showed their ability to get after the QB but need to work on bringing him to the ground. Moses had six pressures last night and stepped up trying to make the team as the fourth outside linebacker. Before last night’s game I would have assumed the Moses was going to have trouble making the team as Josh Martin played well last year and has shown pass rush ability during camp, but Moses showed he is a very capable edge rusher and could make Martin expendable.

What do you think, Addicts? What players stood out to you?