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Guru
08-17-2007, 01:53 AM
Chiefs blitz


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When Dolphins QB John Beck dived and scored the go-ahead, two-point conversion in the fourth quarter, the Chiefs’ night just got worse.

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Big highlightSo that’s what a touchdown drive looks like. Some nice throws by Brodie Croyle, nice catches by Michael Allan, Samie Parker, Jeff Webb and Chris Hannon. Why can’t it always be so easy?


Big lowlight
Croyle said last week he swore off the dumb passes. Wonder how he will explain the end-zone interception?

Disastrous nightIt would have been nice to see Justin Medlock follow his almost-game winner last week in Cleveland with another successful attempt. But his first-quarter try from 42 yards was wide left, and his 37-yarder on the first play of the fourth period hit an upright and bounced back.


What we learnedThe Chiefs need more work on their tackling. We already knew that about Jarrad Page, but what about Derrick Johnson?


Injury update
Tyron Brackenridge suffered a triceps injury.
Next question

Drew Brees, Reggie Bush and the rest of the high-scoring Saints come to Arrowhead Stadium next week. Are the defensive Chiefs up to that challenge?
The hot seat

If he’s basing it largely on the results of preseason games, Herm Edwards has a difficult decision. Croyle moved the team once for a touchdown, but otherwise turned it over for a second time on Thursday. Damon Huard again showed nothing. This is the kind of thing that keeps head coaches up at night.


Fantasy watchUp: Croyle threw for 82 yards and the touchdown.
Down: Michael Bennett had just 8 yards in seven carries.

Canada
08-17-2007, 02:07 AM
[quote=Guru;16971]Chiefs blitz


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If he’s basing it largely on the results of preseason games, Herm Edwards has a difficult decision. Croyle moved the team once for a touchdown, but otherwise turned it over for a second time on Thursday. Damon Huard again showed nothing. This is the kind of thing that keeps head coaches up at night.

He never really got to throw much tonite.

Chiefster
08-17-2007, 02:17 AM
I didn't get to see the first half; watched the son practice - first day in full pads. But, from what I hear Huard was Horrid.

sling58
08-17-2007, 08:05 AM
I didn't get to see the first half; watched the son practice - first day in full pads. But, from what I hear Huard was Horrid.

It wasn't completely Huard's fault. A QB can't show what he can do if all the plays he gets to play are all handoffs.

chief31
08-17-2007, 02:56 PM
It wasn't completely Huard's fault. A QB can't show what he can do if all the plays he gets to play are all handoffs.


The "quarterback competition" looks rigged. Huard had no chance, while the play-calling was bold, for Croyle. I think Herm is cheating and trying to give a false confidence to Croyle. Bad idea.

Also, Did anyone notice that the two-point conversion, to win the game, was a failed attempt? He was short by a full yard.

Canada
08-17-2007, 03:40 PM
I saw that before it went to replay and things were pretty blurry by that point

swmochiefsfan
08-17-2007, 04:19 PM
I saw that before it went to replay and things were pretty blurry by that point
your tv was blurry too? I thought it was just me.

luv
08-17-2007, 05:20 PM
The "quarterback competition" looks rigged. Huard had no chance, while the play-calling was bold, for Croyle. I think Herm is cheating and trying to give a false confidence to Croyle. Bad idea.

Also, Did anyone notice that the two-point conversion, to win the game, was a failed attempt? He was short by a full yard.
His knee was down, but no one touched him until he was inches away. Still not good, though.

You want to see Huard pass more? He needs to start connecting and stop overthrowing. Or at least not wait until after he's three yards past the LOS. He couldn't even complete that short toss either.

Guru
08-17-2007, 05:38 PM
It wasn't completely Huard's fault. A QB can't show what he can do if all the plays he gets to play are all handoffs.

Huard played with the first string players last night.

chief31
08-18-2007, 09:15 AM
Huard played with the first string players last night.

Yeah, where he was allowed five passing attempts, to Croyles eleven. preseason total...Croyle 19 attempts...Huard 9 attempts.

Croyle is getting more than double the opportunity. Herm had his mind made up, before the "competition" started. I find it to be closed-minded.

Canada
08-18-2007, 09:43 AM
Yeah, where he was allowed five passing attempts, to Croyles eleven. preseason total...Croyle 19 attempts...Huard 9 attempts.

Croyle is getting more than double the opportunity. Herm had his mind made up, before the "competition" started. I find it to be closed-minded.

Lucky for us Croyle has looked a little better. Maybe Herm will stumble into the right choice!?! :bananen_smilies046:

chief31
08-18-2007, 09:58 AM
His knee was down, but no one touched him until he was inches away. Still not good, though.


He is the quarterback and it certainly appeared to be a "slide". He should have been marked down as soon as his knee hit the grass.

Not that I care, but in the regualr season that would have been a Chiefs victory. (Based on a play that the other team would have never tried in the regular season.) :D

luv
08-18-2007, 11:10 AM
Yeah, where he was allowed five passing attempts, to Croyles eleven. preseason total...Croyle 19 attempts...Huard 9 attempts.

Croyle is getting more than double the opportunity. Herm had his mind made up, before the "competition" started. I find it to be closed-minded.
Herm said it himself. Huard has 10 years of experience to Croyle's 1. Huard shouldn't need as many reps? Have you even been watching him this preseason?

sling58
08-18-2007, 11:14 AM
Herm said it himself. Huard has 10 years of experience to Croyle's 1. Huard shouldn't need as many reps? Have you even been watching him this preseason?

I don't care how many years of experience. If this was a fair competition between the two then they would be dead even on attempts. Give both of them an even shot. I think Brodie is favored by Herm, even if he won't admit it, and the preseason play calling IMO has proven that. Brodie will start this season do to that fact. This "competition" is a farce. Just a show. The choice has already been made.

luv
08-18-2007, 11:19 AM
I don't care how many years of experience. If this was a fair competition between the two then they would be dead even on attempts. Give both of them an even shot. I think Brodie is favored by Herm, even if he won't admit it, and the preseason play calling IMO has proven that. Brodie will start this season do to that fact. This "competition" is a farce. Just a show. The choice has already been made.
I can't say I'm disappointed. Huard hasn't shown me any reason (limited or not) why I should want him to be QB.

chief31
08-18-2007, 11:25 AM
Herm said it himself. Huard has 10 years of experience to Croyle's 1. Huard shouldn't need as many reps? Have you even been watching him this preseason?

Yes, I have. In nine attempts, anyone can look great, or poor. For my money, Huard has looked every bit as good as Croyle did, in his first nine attempts.

The concept of not needing to see what Huard has, eludes to the concept that they already know what he has. Which is....? Most recently, he has had a whole lot of success.

luv
08-18-2007, 11:28 AM
Yes, I have. In nine attempts, anyone can look great, or poor. For my money, Huard has looked every bit as good as Croyle did, in his first nine attempts.

The concept of not needing to see what Huard has, eludes to the concept that they already know what he has. Which is....? Most recently, he has had a whole lot of success.
Why are you so against Croyle starting? Don't you think it's time to take a chance and try something new? If he goes in and stinks up the place (which I don't think he will), then at least 1) he's getting the experience he needs and 2) we'll have a higher draft pick next spring. I don't think we'll do too great either way.

chief31
08-18-2007, 11:33 AM
Why are you so against Croyle starting? Don't you think it's time to take a chance and try something new? If he goes in and stinks up the place (which I don't think he will), then at least 1) he's getting the experience he needs and 2) we'll have a higher draft pick next spring. I don't think we'll do too great either way.

I am not against the idea of letting Croyle start. I just want the best guy to start. Having seen the Grbac/Gannon fiasco and then Green/Huard last season, I want to see us attempt to put the best guys on the field. It's hard to say who that is, if we aren't looking at the one who performed at such a high level, last season.

peekaboo224
08-18-2007, 12:37 PM
We don't have a chance with either quarterback so it's a mute point.

chief31
08-18-2007, 12:53 PM
Nice to hear from ya. And you may be right about our current quarterback situation, but if our O-line can manage to provide ample time and space for either quarterback to operate, then I think either of them could be very successful. though I am not counting on that.

m0ef0e
08-18-2007, 01:23 PM
I'm half-tempted to just put Casey Printers in there and be done with it. That way, when the pocket breaks down, he can just run the ball. This whole QB thing in KC is getting really old already. Not to mention the whole sideshow going on with LJ and Priest... The regular season hasn't even started yet and I'm already frustrated with all the drama, mistakes, and uncertainties.

Canada
08-18-2007, 03:10 PM
We don't have a chance with either quarterback so it's a mute point.

moot...and we made the playoffs last year with one of those QB's you are referring to

Canada
08-18-2007, 03:12 PM
I'm half-tempted to just put Casey Printers in there and be done with it. That way, when the pocket breaks down, he can just run the ball. This whole QB thing in KC is getting really old already. Not to mention the whole sideshow going on with LJ and Priest... The regular season hasn't even started yet and I'm already frustrated with all the drama, mistakes, and uncertainties.

I am on board with that...gotta love those guys from Canada!! :drunkhb: :toast2: :bananen_smilies046: :beer:

sling58
08-18-2007, 03:13 PM
I am on board with that...gotta love those guys from Canada!! :drunkhb: :toast2: :bananen_smilies046: :beer:

If that isn't a shameless plug I don't know what is. :lol: :lol:

Canada
08-18-2007, 03:14 PM
If that isn't a shameless plug I don't know what is. :lol: :lol:

What??? :yahoo:

luv
08-18-2007, 04:05 PM
I'm half-tempted to just put Casey Printers in there and be done with it. That way, when the pocket breaks down, he can just run the ball. This whole QB thing in KC is getting really old already. Not to mention the whole sideshow going on with LJ and Priest... The regular season hasn't even started yet and I'm already frustrated with all the drama, mistakes, and uncertainties.
As much as I want us to actually develop a QB that we drafted, I wouldn't mind seeing Printers in there at all. Especially if he played the way he did Thursday night.

Guru
08-18-2007, 07:47 PM
Hell, I am OK with Printers over both of them right now.

Chiefster
08-18-2007, 09:10 PM
Hell, I am OK with Printers over both of them right now.


...Absolutely could not do any worse IMO.