It was just one of those days, Chiefs fans. Anyone who’s ever played football has had those nights when you figure out pretty early that nothing you do was going to work. The Kansas City Chiefs figured that out in a hurry last night in their preseason matchup with the Seattle Seahawks. What did I see that matters?
-More injuries. This is a team that saw their season dissolve last season due to injuries, and as the regular season approaches, it’s starting to feel like Déjà vu all over again.
Last night starting defensive linemen Glen Dorsey and Anthony Toribio both suffered injuries and their status going forward is uncertain.
This is the very last thing the Chiefs needed.
-No one told Dexter McCluster they weren’t supposed to win. I love the energy and effort McCluster brings to the field. He looked sharp last night(the only offensive player to did), and regardless of who else is on the field, the Chiefs have to do their very best to incorporate him into the offense.
-Derrick Johnson is poised for a massive year. Even on a night where the Seahawks were gashing the Chiefs defense, Johnson was everywhere. If he wasn’t there for the tackle he was right there. I expect big things this season from Johnson and on a night where his team had no hope, he was still playing hard.
-Flat like a tire. That was the offense. The best game plan in the world doesn’t matter if your players come out flat and that’s what Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel got. He might want to reconsider the traditional game 4 strategy for the preseason and try and get a little more out of his starters next week.
-Dwayne Bowe is back, sort of . Anyone who thought Bowe was going to have a big game were getting ahead of themselves. Just be glad he’s on the field and will be there week 1. It would have been nice to see a few more catches, considering by all accounts he showed up at camp in tremendous shape, but he and quarterback Matt Cassel need to get their timing back before we can hope for big things.
-It’s just the preseason. Take a deep breath Chiefs fans. There is still time to make some corrections in terms of personnel and scheme, but the injuries are what is showing. Missing players in the defensive secondary were well, missed. If Dorsey and Toribio are out for any amount of time, this team is going to be really hamstrung. I am looking even more forward to that final preseason game to see if the Chiefs follow the traditional plan of playing starters very little, or do they make this game 3 V. 2.0 and look to rebound from consecutive poor showings? Stay tuned and find our.
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