Chiefs offensive line shows potential In preseason opener

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Aug 11, 2015; St. Joseph, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Dezman Moses (54) works a tackling drill after the training camp at Missouri Western State University. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

* Meanwhile, Dezman Moses looks like the real deal at outside linebacker. If Saturday night was the first time someone ever watched KC play and they were asked which second-string outside linebacker was a first-round draft pick, I think they would all guess number 54 (Moses) and not number 55 (Ford).

Not only did Moses get pressure on the quarterback, but he looks more stout against the run. In fact, Moses was KC’s highest graded player by Pro Football Focus with an impressive +5.9 for the game. Most impressive was his +4.0 pass rush grade that came on just 18 pass rush attempts. Ford on the other hand received a -2.3 overall grade, the fourth lowest on the team.

* You’ll see this plenty of other places, but it must be said…Carchan…Chardrik…(forget it)…C-West looked great and I hope he gets a fair shot at competing with Knile Davis for the second-string running back spot. I was a big fan of Knile Davis when he was drafted but I’m beginning to lose patience.

Davis has the size and speed to be a dominant back but too often he hesitates or simply doesn’t see the holes he needs to hit. C-West on the other hand made the most of the opportunities that were there for the taking. If Jamaal Charles were to go down (knocks on wood) tomorrow, I’d feel better about giving West 25 touches per game than I would giving them to Davis.

* Remember the talk about Aaron Murray beating out Chase Daniel for the second-string quarterback spot this season and making Daniel expendable? Yeah, probably best we just forget about that.

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