The ‘15 Chiefs Potpourri: A realm of aromas

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Sep 28, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Kansas City Chiefs offensive tackle Jeff Allen (71), center Mitch Morse (61), offensive tackle Eric Fisher (72) and guard Ben Grubbs (66) watch the final minutes of the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Incense and Incensed

If fans are upset about the the play of the quarterback, they are equally incensed about the play of the offensive line.

Can you name the Kansas City Chiefs best offensive lineman?

After three games, the Chiefs best offensive lineman is………….. rookie center, from Missouri, Mitch Morse. Morse is the only K.C. lineman who does not have a negative score at ProFootball Focus (PFF). Following are the run blocking (Run), pass blocking (Pass) scores and positional ranking (Rank) from PFF so far in 2015 regular season games.

| Run | Pass | Rank

+ 3.4 | – 3.6 | #33 – LT Donald Stephenson

+ 1.7 | – 0.2 | #21 – LG Ben Grubbs

+ 0.6 | +1.1 |  #7  – OC Mitch Morse

+ 1.2 | – 5.2 | #46 – RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif

– 1.9 | + 2.7 | #20 – RT Eric Fisher (one game)

I wish I could claim that AA’s own Lyle Graversen was a “lone voice in the wilderness” of those calling for offensive lineman changes for the past two years but there are enough other AA writers (as well as writers at other well known Chiefs sites) who have seen this problem clearly enough to make multiple attempts at suggesting how to get those changes made.

Nonetheless and you know the old saying, if a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one there to hear is, does it make a sound? No. My father was a physicist who could explain exactly why that is a truism. I won’t even attempt to convey (metaphorically or otherwise) why there are those in this life whose ears are not meant for hearing… needless to say Andy Reid wouldn’t care anyway.

New coaches always want to get there own guys on the roster and sometimes that takes years. How about two seasons and three games. Is that enough time? You would think so. For Andy Reid to be known as an “offensive genius” around the league, yet construct an offensive line that relies on free agent leftovers, underachieving back-ups and failed first round picks who collectively weigh in as one of the worst lines in the league this year… is telling. It’s telling us that… “offensive genius”… could be interpreted another way.