*This is hard for me to say……there may be an outside shot at Frankie Hammond Jr. making this football team. I am on record as not being a big Hammond fan. He drives me crazy as a punt returner and I just hadn’t seen enough as a receiver to warrant a roster spot. However, Hammond has looked good enough as a receiver this preseason that when you add in his return ability and special teams coverage contributions he may just prove me wrong.
I would still prefer Demarcus Robinson and Rod Streater but if the Chiefs think they can stash Robinson on the practice squad or want to save money by cutting Streater then Hammond may just stick around. I personally think you can’t risk stashing Robinson and want Streater on the team as insurance in case Maclin would ever miss any time. I would actually prefer to cut Albert Wilson over Streater, but maybe that’s just me.
*Overall I’m really happy with the first string offensive line play this preseason. I was worried about it being a potential weakness for this offense but overall they’ve been solid. I still have serious concerns about Parker Ehinger as a rookie, but he played much better against the Bears than he did last week.
Granted, the drop off in ability of the opponent was pretty severe, but he still deserves some credit. Zach Fulton was good in relief of Mitch Morse (who was sick) and has me feeling pretty good about their interior depth. I still wouldn’t mind them adding a veteran tackle after roster cuts so they could potentially play Jah Reid at guard if Ehinger is struggling.
*If I’m calling the shots the Chiefs quarterback depth chart goes Alex Smith, Nick Foles, and then Aaron Murray this season. I haven’t seen anything from Kevin Hogan that makes me worried that another team will grab him off our practice squad. As far as Tyler Bray goes, I’m over it. The combination of his constant injuries and the fact that he doesn’t really fit the style of offense we run as well as the other quarterbacks all do makes him the odd man out.
If a team wanted to give the Chiefs a pick for Murray, then I’m good with that, but otherwise he looks like the clear number three guy over Hogan and Bray. On Saturday against Chicago Murray completed a high percentage (much like Smith and Foles have been) and his one interception was on a batted ball.
*While the Foles to Hill deep pass was fun it was a horribly thrown deep ball by Foles if we’re being honest.
Now let’s jump to the defense.
Next: Defensive Game Notes