I’ve been waiting eight LONG months for this. A Monday morning post that talks about an actual game that the Kansas City Chiefs played…on a field…against a real-life NFL opponent! Spare me your “It’s only preseason!” blasphemy.
When I turned on the television Saturday night and that intro came on with footage of Derrick Johnson working out and Eric Berry walking down the hill to practice while the announcer said, “men who fight back when they get hit in the mouth,” it was ON! It was a shot of adrenaline and I literally jumped off my couch and started clapping my hands. Chiefs football is back and for the next six months (yes, I said six) we get to talk about what took place on the field last week and what we want to see happen on the field next week. Feel free to quietly do the tomahawk chop at your desk, on your couch or wherever you may be reading this.
Now that we’ve collectively taken a moment to relish the return of football season let’s get to the game itself. Most of this post will focus on the play of the first- and second-string offensive line, which I have fanatically harped on all offseason, but before I get to the line, I have some thoughts on the rest of the team. I took three full pages of notes while watching the game and below are some of the (non offensive-line) things that stood out to me.
Next: Hitting on some observations