Sep 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt (99) rushes against Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Jah Reid (75) during the game at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
That brings us to right tackle. That’s really the only spot on the team where I’m concerned. I don’t blame Jah Reid for not being very good these first two games. He walked in off the street and was forced to start against two elite pass rushes. That’s not a recipe for success. That having been said, something has to change. The Chiefs can’t just continue to start Reid if he continues to play poorly. I’m fine with Reid starting over Eric Fisher if his play warrants it, but thus far it hasn’t.
Does that mean that Fisher will be better if he gets in there? We simply won’t know until it happens. His limited snaps at left tackle last week didn’t exactly look good. I don’t care if it’s Reid, Fisher, or if they bring somebody else in, they just need to get better at right tackle. The rest of the offensive line has actually been a pleasant surprise.
Donald Stephenson looks great at left tackle, Ben Grubbs is the solid veteran that we hoped he would be at left guard, Mitch Morse has made Dorsey’s decision to let Rodney Hudson walk look brilliant, and even Laurent Duvernay-Tardif has been “not terrible” which I can live with for now.
So while the Chiefs have struggled at right tackle and are missing Sean Smith there are a lot of Chiefs that look really good.
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