Its preseason. I dont fault reid at all for instructing the returners to return all kick offs amd also going for it on 4th and inches. Its preseason and we need to find what were made of. Though I think a qb sneak wold have been better to get the ince for a 1st.
Very happy the Chiefs have a "W" to hang their hat on.
Alex Smith struggled some at first, but after his big scramble it seemed to calm down the Steeler's linebackers. The Steelers D acted like the Raiders, all kinds of cheap hits going on. Smith took a good hit and came right back up. Our O-line needs some work, obviously, but I do think they improved from the 49'ers game. Really think that Smith's scramble and Davis' kickoff TD really lit the fires, and after that the Steelers had their hands full.
Chase Daniels really stepped it up this game. He seemed hit or miss the first two games, but this game he improved considerably.
I know it was just a preseason game and doesn't count in the standings and it wasn't anything for anybody to get fatheaded about, BUT, playing well and eking out a win might have meant more to this team than one might think.
Remember game 3 of the preseason last year, and the 44-16 loss to Seattle at Arrowhead? They never seemed to recover from that throughout the rest of the 2012 season.
Common misconception I see here on Chiefs Crowd:
4 possessions, 4 punts.- It's just pre season!
1 drive to end the half- I TOLD YOU ALEX SMITH IS GOING TO WORK OUT!
Don't deny it homers.
But lets talk about what we saw last night shall we, The Chiefs got 0 from the run game in the 1st half outside of Alex Smith on a long scramble What has happened before when the run game has been shut down the whole offense has been shut down. The passing game was the offense with the 1st team last night that's MUCH different then what we have seen before is it not?
And now lets see what the guy you wanted is doing outside of throwing picks
Yep your judgement on QBS is spot on
The misconception is all on your side. Nobody said they were happy with 4 possessions and 4 punts, they simply got tired of hearing you bash Smith and neither did they say "Alex Smith is going to work out", what they said was that Alex Smith played better than Geno Smith and you kept spewing your regurgitated dogsh!t about Alex Smith not being able to make plays, only to see him do just that when they really needed him to.
The Chiefs didn't draft a QB in round 1 in 2013 and they are not likely to draft a QB in round 1 anytime soon in the near future --- GET OVER IT !!!
So let me get this straight. It's perfectly reasonable for you to make excuses for Alex Smith for his entire what, 6 year career where he sucked big time. Yet, Geno Smith plays one preseason game, struggles and you try to expose him.
Ahhhh, the hypocrisy of MatthewsChiefs!