The Kansas City Chiefs are having to play multiple backup interior linemen now that Mitch Morse has also left due to injury.
The Kansas City Chiefs are already playing one man down along the offensive interior with the loss of starting right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. Now they are forced to play a backup center with the loss of Mitch Morse who has an official concussion from Sunday night’s game against the New England Patriots.
Morse was evaluated for a concussion after hitting his head in the second quarter against the Patriots. The team was already playing their primary backup center Jordan Devey at guard, so now Devey is playing center while Andrew Wylie has slotted in at right guard. The teams have headed into halftime so it’s uncertain yet whether or not Morse will be back in the game and/or whatever other adjustments the Chiefs might make to the offensive front.
The Chiefs have fallen behind to the Patriots early and currently sit behind a 15 point deficit. The injuries also continue to pile up for a team that’s already without several key performers including pass rusher Justin Houston, safety Eric Berry, safety Eric Murray, pass rusher Tanoh Kpassagnon, safety Armani Watts and more.
If the Chiefs are going to be able to come back in this game, it will mirror the tremendous second half seen in last year’s season opener when the Chiefs dominated the Pats after halftime. However that deficit wasn’t nearly as large and the Chiefs looked much better even before halftime.
Morse will be watched closely but his loss is a major one for a team that often uses Morse to successfully execute disguised screens and run calls.