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m0ef0e
08-12-2007, 01:08 PM
Today, I mentally put myself in the shoes of Herm Edwards and realized how much it must suck for him every time someone asks about the starting quarterback job for the Chiefs. I honestly think he doesn't know. After watching the first preseason game, I don't know either. I didn't really see much at all from either Brodie Croyle or Damon Huard-- other than a pick for each of them... I do think it's good to get those kind of mental errors our of the way in the preaseason, though. I'm fairly confident that either guy who gets chosen for the job will improve his skills into the regular season.

Neither guy came out with a gem last night but the main reason we didn't see so much from either QB was the offensive playcalling. While they did pass the ball, all of the passes were for short yardage, and they didn't try to stretch the defense by going vertical. The plays being called may as well have been run plays.

Sometimes they work great but the screens are not as effective in our system now as previous years. Yes, I did see them try a few slants and such, but our receivers need to learn to hold on to the ball on the quick pass. Brodie and Damon both have an NFL-sized gun but those dudes get paid to catch those bullets.

Again, it's the preseason, I'm not really all that disappointed. I expect the Chiefs will get some mistakes out during the preseason, build on what they have, and move forward as an improved team into the regular season. The defense looked strong and I am anxious to see what this unit is going to be capable of. I hope to see Priest actually get in and get a few game reps before the regular season. However, Michael Bennet is a solid back and was about the only thing on the Chiefs offense that I could really enjoy watching last night. I also have a skeptical eye on Bowe, interested to to see what he will ultimately bring to the table.

As far as the quarterback position goes... I don't think anybody knows. I think coach Edwards said that Huard will start the next preseason game against the Dolphins. That one should be interesting all around. I hope our guys dont kill Trent, I just want them to stop him...

Coach
08-12-2007, 02:11 PM
I hope our guys dont kill Trent, I just want them to stop him...

Trent got boo'ed off the field lastnight. I like Trent, but I hope the Chiefs give him another tough night.

Chiefster
08-12-2007, 08:39 PM
Neither guy came out with a gem last night but the main reason we didn't see so much from either QB was the offensive playcalling. While they did pass the ball, all of the passes were for short yardage, and they didn't try to stretch the defense by going vertical. The plays being called may as well have been run plays.

Agreed although Huard, in his defense, was on the field with the second team offense, and there was one pass down field by Croyle that fell incomplete.

Nice article! :)

OTR Chiefs fan
08-12-2007, 11:25 PM
Neither guy came out with a gem last night but the main reason we didn't see so much from either QB was the offensive playcalling. While they did pass the ball, all of the passes were for short yardage, and they didn't try to stretch the defense by going vertical. The plays being called may as well have been run plays.

Sometimes they work great but the screens are not as effective in our system now as previous years. Yes, I did see them try a few slants and such, but our receivers need to learn to hold on to the ball on the quick pass. Brodie and Damon both have an NFL-sized gun but those dudes get paid to catch those bullets.




I thought the offense did not look good at all. You're right, Croyle or Huard did not do themselves any favors. As far as play calling, don't expect many vertical plays from Herm, that's not his style. He's a conservative type of coach. And with the receivers we have right now, who can blame him. Gonzalez and Kennison is our only trusted receivers and Kennison is really only a possesion receiver and we still don't know what Bowe will provide and how soon he will be able to get into the line up.

I thought the defense played very well. Even the 2nd and 3rd stringers. So, that's encouraging. But if the offense doesn't improve those boys on defense will be out there a long time and that won't be a good situation.

Chiefster
08-13-2007, 05:21 AM
But if the offense doesn't improve those boys on defense will be out there a long time and that won't be a good situation.

Particularly as the season wears on; the defense will be depleted and beat up.

chief31
08-13-2007, 06:12 AM
Yep. We could be the Dolphins... Or, we could wind-up being the Bears. Omly time will tell.

m0ef0e
08-13-2007, 01:14 PM
I thought the offense did not look good at all. You're right, Croyle or Huard did not do themselves any favors. As far as play calling, don't expect many vertical plays from Herm, that's not his style. He's a conservative type of coach. And with the receivers we have right now, who can blame him. Gonzalez and Kennison is our only trusted receivers and Kennison is really only a possesion receiver and we still don't know what Bowe will provide and how soon he will be able to get into the line up.

I thought the defense played very well. Even the 2nd and 3rd stringers. So, that's encouraging. But if the offense doesn't improve those boys on defense will be out there a long time and that won't be a good situation.

You're right. Unfortunately so about Herm being scared of the long ball. I honestly think the biggest hinderance this year on offense will be the playcalling. Even if we gets LJ signed, teams are just going to stack up on us because they know we are going to run or throw a screen every time. It doesn't take much for a defense to do thier jobs when they know what's coming all the time.

Canada
08-13-2007, 06:33 PM
I thought the offense did not look good at all. You're right, Croyle or Huard did not do themselves any favors. As far as play calling, don't expect many vertical plays from Herm, that's not his style. He's a conservative type of coach. And with the receivers we have right now, who can blame him. Gonzalez and Kennison is our only trusted receivers and Kennison is really only a possesion receiver and we still don't know what Bowe will provide and how soon he will be able to get into the line up.

I thought the defense played very well. Even the 2nd and 3rd stringers. So, that's encouraging. But if the offense doesn't improve those boys on defense will be out there a long time and that won't be a good situation.

It was only the first preseason game. I have watched a lot of football this weekend and nobodys offence looked good at all. The "conservative offence" is what everyone is complaining about, but that offence is what is going to keep our defece off the field. Run, run, run...is time off the clock. I accepted a while ago that this is gonna be a team with an average O and a kick *** D. That is the football i want to see. If we are going to judge preseason performances, then we are on par with everyone else, but put a fullback in there so we have an extra blocker and I still think we are gonna surprise some people!! now...:beer:

Chiefster
08-13-2007, 11:36 PM
Yep. We could be the Dolphins... Or, we could wind-up being the Bears. Omly time will tell.

Given the choice between the two; I opt for the bears.

Guru
08-14-2007, 12:32 AM
Given the choice between the two; I opt for the bears.

Colts..

Chiefster
08-14-2007, 12:34 AM
Colts..

I can't stand Manning!!!!

...but, I agree.

Canada
08-14-2007, 01:32 AM
colts are gonna STINK this year!!

Chiefster
08-14-2007, 01:35 AM
colts are gonna STINK this year!!

I still wonder if the league is just going to go ahead and put a skirt on Manning this year; I mean ya can't even look at the guy mean without drawing a flag.

Canada
08-14-2007, 01:36 AM
I am pretty sure they are going to put little flags on his hip and if the wind from a defender makes them move then it is a penalty.

Chiefster
08-14-2007, 01:37 AM
I am pretty sure they are going to put little flags on his hip and if the wind from a defender makes them move then it is a penalty.


ROFL!!!

It would make it easier for the officials.

Canada
08-14-2007, 01:38 AM
Maybe he should play in a bubble!!

Chiefster
08-14-2007, 01:40 AM
Maybe he should play in a bubble!!

Do ya honestly think it would make a difference?

Canada
08-14-2007, 01:42 AM
Do ya honestly think it would make a difference?

No, but it sure would be funny to see a bubble filled with Manning bouncing down the field!! :yahoo:
:beer:

Chiefster
08-14-2007, 01:43 AM
No, but it sure would be funny to see a bubble filled with Manning bouncing down the field!! :yahoo:
:beer:


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