Chiefs on the rise toward regular season

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Aug 21, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid walks to the field before the game against the Seattle Seahawks at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 14-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

The Kansas City Chiefs are halfway through the preseason.  Some aspects of this 2015 roster are becoming clear and a few remain in limbo.  As John Dorsey and the coaching staff seek to balance the equation, they have some issues to address.

Injuries have hit the squad early in camp and they are influencing the teams progression.  Both sides of the ball are being effected by the loss of frontline players.  Despite that fact, the Chiefs are learning to battle through.

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Caution is ruling the preseason and the second preseason game displayed that well.  Seattle didn’t start their premiere running back.  The Chiefs let Jamaal Charles play, but didn’t give him a carry.  They opted to throw him the ball and avoid and pile-ups at the line of scrimmage.  Both these decisions were smart.  In the end, they show that the product on the field for a preseason game isn’t quite the real deal.

Andy Reid is working to install the offense and find the magic combination of personnel to make it work on the field.  Its a back and forth process, but as the days roll on the answers are coming.

The evolution of the 2015 Chiefs squad has made some impressions.  I’ll start with the defense after the jump.

Next: Defense close to ready for Week 1