Anatomy of a Touchdown Preseason Week Three: Nick Foles to Tyreek Hill

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(Note: As with last week, during the season, this feature will be done with the help of the All-22 film provided by the NFL Game Pass app. However, for some reason, the All-22 film wasn’t available for this game, so it was done using broadcast footage. I’ll do my best to make it work.)

 

As fans of the Kansas City Chiefs, we are not used to seeing long pass plays. I say this as the President of the Alex Smith Fan Club, mind you. It just is what it is. Most of us have grown accustomed to Andy Reid’s version of the WCO I like to refer to as the Mid-West Coast Offense. Anyways, during the exhibition matchup between the Chiefs and the Chicago Bears on Saturday, we were treated to a 58-yard bomb from second string quarterback Nick Foles to rookie wide receiver Tyreek Hill. While it wasn’t as pretty as it could have been–and alas, it didn’t result in a touchdown–I’ve decided to breakdown that play this week. (If the Chiefs would stop moving the ball to the one-yard line and then scoring touchdowns with boring old up-the-middle runs, I’d start covering more touchdowns.)

 

AoaT #1

 

As you can see, the formation starts in a four-wide set with running back Darrin Reaves in the back field to provide protection.  The down and distance was third and 20, so the Bears were expecting either delayed hand off or a deep pass, which makes it all that more funny that Foles actually completed the pass.  

 

AoaT #2

 

Ok, there’s a lot going on during this play, so please let me help you understand what is happening. 

 

First, I’m not sure who the receiver split out to the far right is. The broadcast footage that is available doesn’t give me a clear look at his number. But it doesn’t really matter, because of all 11 offensive players on the field, he does the least amount during this play. All he is doing is running a fly rout down the right sideline.

 

Hill is lined up just inside the far-right receiver. He runs a fly route as well, but we’ll keep our eyes on him since the play is going to him.

 

Tight End James O’Shaughnessy is lined up on the line of scrimmage.  He is in a bump-and-run formation. His first motion off the line after the ball is snapped is to put a hit on linebacker Sam Acho who is coming for Foles. This hit slows Acho down just enough, but O’Shaughnessy doesn’t hold his block. Instead, he leaks out to the flat to provide a check down option for Foles, should he need it.

 

On the left side of the line, newly acquired receiver–and a guy many think could make a difference in the receiving game this year–Rod Streater is lined up.  His job is very similar to O’Shaughnessy’s. Prior to going into his route, he puts a quick hit on linebacker Willie Young, to delay him long enough for another offensive lineman to pick him up. Once he’s done that, he runs a ten-yard curl route to provide an intermediate option for Foles in case his deep options or check downs are covered.

 

Finally, running back Darrin Reaves moves up from his position next to Foles, helps out with pass protection and then leaks to the nearside flat once he’s no longer useful.

 

AoaT #3

 

At this point, the protection scheme worked exactly like it was supposed to. In fact, you probably won’t find a cleaner pocket from the Chiefs’ offensive line all season. Like seriously, when you look up “clean pocket” on the dictionary, there’s this picture next to it. It’s crazy.

 

Ok, I digress. At this point, Foles picks Hill as his target of choice. Again, because we don’t have the multiple camera angles, it’s difficult to tell what Foles’ progression was, be obviously thought Hill was his best option.  

 

AoaT #4

 

As you can see, Hill is bracketed by two players, cornerbacks Jacoby Glenn and  Deiondre’ Hall. This probably wasn’t the best choice for receivers, but it worked out. Foles under threw Hill, who began to slow down. That seems to be one of his best qualities besides his speed, is being able to track the ball in the air better than most.

 

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As Hill slowed down, Hall ran through him and probably should have been flagged for pass interference, but, you know, it’s preseason for the officials too, I guess. Regardless, Hill didn’t break his concentration one time, despite the fact that he was nearly tackled on the play.

 

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Moving back towards the ball, Hill was able to make the catch, completely with his hands, and not let it touch the ground. All in all, it was an absolutely fantastic catch. Let’s watch the whole play.

 

Catch

 

I truly look forward to watch what this kid can do in a real game, in real situations and with time to develop. Oh yeah, and there will only be one more preseason edition of this until the real thing. We’re almost there, guys!

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  • PaulfromnorthMO

    As much as I didn’t care for the Hill selection, that was one heck of an adjustment on a poorly thrown ball for a rookie.

    • mnelson52

      I was totally against the pick, but since he is now a Chief, I have to pull for him to succeed and help the team win. Succeed in life outside of football also.

  • PaulfromnorthMO

    I’m pretty sure the WR far right is DAT.

    • berttheclock

      Who DAT?

      • Frank Rodela

        Hope that’s not what Kruger is saying this season

  • berttheclock

    After the game, I read comments from posters who said Foles under threw him. But, look at the GIFs and you will notice the ball traveled 62 yards in the air. The ball may have been under thrown, but, how many QBs are going to have the arm to throw the ball 70 plus yards? I don’t believe the ball was thrown that badly, just late. Hill, though, reminds me a great center fielder in his ability to track balls in the air. Please, please, please, Mr Reid, far more Hill and far less Albert Wilson.

    • drwillez37

      Wilson has only shown me its time to move on from him..I just don’t see it

      • drwillez37

        If he had a PR/KR or ST up side then keep him around but I beleive in Streater and Hill way more then Wilson

        • Frank Rodela

          I hope he is looking for a new employer next week

          • Frank Rodela

            Which sucks because I’ve always pulled for him being from the Sunbelt Conference…my wife graduated from Georgia Southern, also a Sunbelt school

          • drwillez37

            I have also. I’m all about an underdog obviously we all are cause were Chiefs fans..but after him giving it his all in the off-season and I give him lots of credit and respect for that. Training woth Maclin and Conley and its not transitioning into anything. How many times was he thrown to and how is his production he isn’t even running crisp routes in my eyes

          • drwillez37

            I’m not saying cut him but I wouldn’t start him…I don’t even know what I’m saying

          • sidibeke

            Go ahead. You can say it; KC should cut him.

          • Frank Rodela

            He has multiple drops this preseason, as you said he isn’t running the best routes and it even looks like he is giving up on plays. I would rather see D-Rob get the last WR spot than Wilson…he is tapped out

          • mnelson52

            I think he’s our #7 receiver

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Me too

  • drwillez37

    At that second you stopped the frame is the most perfect looking pocket ever…let’s hope it looks like that all season for AS11

    • Frank Rodela

      Crazy part is that’s the backup line

      • drwillez37

        That’s a good sign for us. All in all I’m pretty confident in our depth for a real run this season. More so then any other season since I’ve been aChiefs fan

        • Frank Rodela

          As long as the depth remains the depth. Too many injuries and the depth becomes starters which means the depth becomes depleted.

    • berttheclock

      Some of the best pockets I have ever seen for the Chiefs were the old so-called rolling pockets for Cool Lenny. Lenny liked to roll a bit to his left and the massive former Ohio State LOT would help “keep the seat of Lenny’s pants clean”.

  • berttheclock

    Off topic, as usual, but, the Vikings are really in trouble. Look at KC and how well Foles could step up should Alex Smith get injured. In Minnesota, they only have the 36 year old Sean Hill, who, once stepped in for Alex Smith when Alex was first injured with the Niners. But, that was long ago and HIll is well traveled. Then, they have Joel Stave, the tall QB from Wisconsin, who looks great walking onto a playing field, but, has major problems after he gets there. Poor pocket awareness causes him to make erratic throws and he can NOT run the ball on scrambles. Scouting reports say coaches seeing him for the first time will really like him far better than the scouts who actually saw him play. After that, the Vikings are hoping Brad Sorenson can clear waivers. Who is he? He red shirted with BYU, then, transferred to Southern Utah. Drafted very late by the Bolts, he has wandered ever since.

    • drwillez37

      They are totally screwed and we are not only fortunate enough to have a great starter but now we have a trustworthy backup also…not that Chase wasn’t but he’s gone

      • Frank Rodela

        I’m surprised there hasn’t been more talk about Daniel to Dallas/Minnesota

        • drwillez37

          Matt Cassel is still available and he played for both teams already

          • Frank Rodela

            Speaking of Cassel, I finally, after how many years, got his nameplate off of my No 7 jersey…it’s currently a Murray jersey…for now

          • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

            Lol….desperate times call for desperate measures I’ve heard……….

        • berttheclock

          Doug Pederson might say “From my cold dead hands”.

          • berttheclock

            He came off the bench in their last preseason game and was 9 for 12 and had 1 TD pass.

          • Frank Rodela

            He always looked good when he filled in for AS11

          • berttheclock

            er, except for that very first pass against the Bolts, when, he came within a hair’s breadth of throwing a Pick 6 to their LB. However, on the very next play he threw a completion which gained over 40 yards, so, many forgot and forgave the first throw.

          • drwillez37

            Oh yeah that would be foolish especially considering Bradford’s track record, unless he wants to be in Minn seat in that event

  • Frank Rodela

    #Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali on return from knee surgery: "When I hit the field, I go.": https://t.co/MnTVrO7Ura— Terez A. Paylor (@TerezPaylor) August 31, 2016

  • berttheclock

    The loss of Bridgewater shows why smart GMs pay well for quality backup QBs. Posters at several sites griped about Chase Daniel being over paid, but, he knew the system very well and could step in for Alex Smith. I had not liked Foles coming to KC at first, but, slowly, am coming around to why Reid wanted him. He still needs quality QB guru work, but, at least, he looks far more ready than most NFL backups. The Cowboys were truly lucky they wisely drafted Dak Prescott, a QB I wanted to see drafted by Dorsey. He is very unusual in showing how talented he is so early in the pros.

    • drwillez37

      I was just thinking that last night when the unfortunate news broke. I thought to myself GOD I love JD. He is all seeing!!! That Foles pick was a head scratcher for me at first buy now it’s pure genius…and why I’m not GM of KC Chiefs…

    • Frank Rodela

      Dak has been lights out so far this preseason but I don’t know if that will transfer over to the regular season, at least not as much. Once the season starts and offense is no longer “vanilla” how will he handle the expansion of the playbook. Also DC’s will start game planning for him directly rather than just running their base schemes. Much like when Wilson won the job in Seatle his rookie season. He wasn’t that great of a player his rookie season, he “didn’t lose” more games than he won. I’m not saying that Dak won’t have a good season, just that I’m curious to see how it’s going to go.

      • berttheclock

        Good point. Notice that Seattle is going with a clone of Wilson as their only backup?

        • Frank Rodela

          Makes sense. Why not have a guy that does the same things as your starer, just not quite as well. Less for the rest of the team to adapt to.

          • Laurels and limitations

            well…..

        • berttheclock

          I believe backups should be cut from similar cloth as the starter. That is why I have never really understood having Bray as he appears to be a completely different type than Smith. Bray might even be better off finding a new team which fits his talents far better.

          • Frank Rodela

            With that being said I wonder if Bray has been groomed for a future job in KC or a future draft pick. t is Reid we are talking about

          • Laurels and limitations

            Unless the ultimate goal is a different type of offensive scheme. Maybe, just maybe Reid wants to stretch the field on a more regular basis.

      • drwillez37

        Having a good run game will help keep Dallas alive and they only need alittle AS11 magic(protection) from their QB

    • ladner morse

      Getting a DUI… I’m sure didn’t ingratiate himself to many GMs.

      • berttheclock

        BTW, just love ‘kickin’ it around’ here in the early AMs with those who know the game very well.

    • Frank Rodela

      I want to say it was Mike Golic Jr that said this morning he still has the Vikes going 10-6…with Hill at QB

  • drwillez37

    I remember a time when I woulda killed to have a bonefied starting QBand now we have 2 we getting spoiled around here

  • Chiefly Bacon

    Great read and a great play by Hill. Almost makes you forget how off target that pass is by Foles.

    • mnelson52

      almost. I’m just glad they went for it instead of a screen needing 20 yards. If it had been an INT, I would still be glad they went for it. I’m tired of needing long yardage and look at a screen or a run to be safe. Of coarse I think it would take a fool not to go for it with the protection he had on that play. Just wish he had hit him in stride.

  • Frank Rodela

    Former #Browns pass-rusher Paul Kruger is signing with the #Saints, source said. A few years later than they wanted, they get their target— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2016

    • Chiefly Bacon

      Bummer. Oh well, guess we just hope he sucks.

      • mnelson52

        I hope he sucks week 7. Other than that, I hope he plays well against the Broncos, Raiders, and Chargers
        ( if he’s on their schedule)

        • PaulfromnorthMO

          Good one!

    • Frank Rodela

      welp, that didn’t work out for us….theres that feeling I’m used to as a Chiefs fan

      • PaulfromnorthMO

        The good news is, there’s still about 500 players to be cut. We still might find help.

        • Frank Rodela

          True, I just feel like i was taken to the mall and at the last minute got a surprise trip to the candy store. As soon as i walked in the store i saw that jaw-breaker and wanted it bad. Just to be told that all I can have is licorice….the Aint’s already took your jaw-breaker

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            But what will you be saying in January if Kruger ends up with stats like last year, or worse?

          • Frank Rodela

            I’ll take the “I never wanted him” stance lol jk….

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            20/20 hindsight is a great thing.

          • Frank Rodela

            If nothing else the FO had a visit scheduled. To me that means they are trying to fix something that they also view to be a weak point

          • mnelson52

            Yes I’m sure they’ve been reading our posts and decided that we figured out the problem for them and acted immediately….lol Seriously though, I am glad they’re attempting to fix the problem. It could be a blessing. There may be someone else released, or someone we could trade for that’s better.

          • Laurels and limitations

            could be due diligence also.

          • Laurels and limitations

            lol.

        • berttheclock

          Could someone explain why the NFL has the first cut to 75 prior to the last preseason game, where mostly the lesser players play?

          • drwillez37

            I have no clue I always thought it was a week apart..makes no sense might as well cut every one at once

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            I don’t think that was the NFL’s intention when they set it up that way. They expected the 4th pre season game to be the true dress rehearsal for the season instead of the 3rd.

    • berttheclock

      Ok, then, trade for Sam Acho of the Bears ASAP.

      • PaulfromnorthMO

        I don’t think Acho would be much of an upgrade from Ford, IMO.

        • berttheclock

          Career – 13 sacks, 99 tackles, 32 assists, 3 INTs, 9 passes defended, 3 fumble recoveries. Under used with the Bears.

          • Frank Rodela

            Even being underused, he hasn’t been the same player after his injury with Arizona where he couldn’t re-earn his starting job

          • Frank Rodela

            I want to sayy all but 2 of those sacks came before the injury

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            But after a great rookie year, he has been pretty pedestrian and regressing since.

    • berttheclock

      Money talks.

      • drwillez37

        Life goes on!!!

    • ladner morse

      Oh crap-ola!

      • berttheclock

        They are going to move him up to DE in their 4-3 defense.

  • berttheclock

    Perhaps, it was more than money for Kruger. The Saints will run a 4-3 and have said they will move Kruger up to play DE.

    • berttheclock

      Also, the Saints reportedly offered him a year’s free supplies of beignets from Cafe du Monde.

  • freshmeat62

    I think that Hill WAS the right receiver for Foles to throw to. Hill was open by 1-2 yards, and w/ his speed was probably going to make the opening even bigger. To me the problem w/ the play is that Foles didn’t have the arm to get it that far. Looking forward to those Hill fly routes. In the past one of my complaints about Smith is that he isn’t real accurate on long down field passes. In the case w/ Hill that may be an asset. W/his speed Hill can adjust to the flight of the ball and run to it, while the CB will have to react to Hill’s movements and probably lose more ground while adjusting. Smith just needs to find an opening and heave the ball to it and let Hill run to it.

    • berttheclock

      Sixty two yards in the air is still quite a long heave.

  • berttheclock

    I see Bray will start for this last meaningless preseason game.

    • mnelson52

      Well I hope he throws some meaningless TDs…lol I hate to lose even in preseason. The last time he played, he got almost no protection from the line. I’m hoping Thursday to see what he can do with protection and open receivers to throw to.

      • PaulfromnorthMO

        If we rest our starting OL, his protection may not be that much better. In which case that will solve our IR and 3rd QB quandary.

        • Laurels and limitations

          man, what did Bray do to you?

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Not a thing, he just seems fragile. Make that Fragile.

          • Frank Rodela

            Fra-geel-lee?

          • Laurels and limitations

            You mean he surrenders at the first act of invasion, lol?

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            I wonder if game 4 will have both Smith and Foles sitting. It might be 1st half Bray, 2nd half Hogan. If the plan is to cut or trade Murray, I don’t see the need to play him.

          • Laurels and limitations

            last ditch advertisement to sell for Murray perhaps. With the bottom part of the roster in there at OL they might get him killed though.

          • Frank Rodela

            They said that Bray will start, Murray in next and Hogan to finish the game

          • berttheclock

            Yes, and the league will refund a portion of the fans’ tickets, of course, that is when pigs are sighted flying over Arrowhead.

          • Laurels and limitations

            yum, bacon.

          • Frank Rodela

            Bacon with wings, it flies into your mouth so you don’t have to move because, as we all know, after eating bacon you want 2 things: 1. More bacon and 2. Not to move…ever again

          • Laurels and limitations

            I move quite well after eating bacon, to get more bacon that is.

          • berttheclock

            Just because he carries a white flag instead of a white towel doesn’t mean……………

  • PaulfromnorthMO

    I wonder how many would be talking about the absolute awful throw and our noodle armed quarterback if the QB on that throw was AS11.

    • Laurels and limitations

      Tons, the difference being that I am not sure if I have ever seen Smith attempt that throw in the Red and Gold KC uniform. but you are right, that was a bad throw.

      • PaulfromnorthMO

        But, he did put air under the ball. And as much as it hurts to say it. Kudos to Hill for the adjustment.

        • Laurels and limitations

          yeah, it WAS great adjustment.

    • berttheclock

      Has Alex ever thrown a football 62 yards?

      • Laurels and limitations

        Turbo nerf only. Tom Brady is the only NFL QB allowed to use now though since Manning retired.

    • Frank Rodela

      I don’t know if that throw was awful. 62 yards to the dead center of the field on 3rd and 20. You have the Flash running a go route with 2 defenders deep. Why not just put it up there and let him track it, worse case scenario you throw a pick which would be the equivalent of a punt one play early. On the Hail Mary plays last year for the Packers, Rodgers released the ball from the 35 and 45 yard line, 15 and 25 yards closer than Foles when he released the ball. If the ball was spotted closer that would have been to the endzone and no one would have called it under thrown.

      • berttheclock

        It looked as though Foles released it late.

        • Laurels and limitations

          beat me to it….I’ll be more succinct next time, lol.

          • Frank Rodela

            Not even going to lie, I had to look up succinct…now my word for the day

          • berttheclock

            terse would work, as well.

          • berttheclock

            I like, terse, yet pithy.

          • Frank Rodela

            I like this one too, it’s on the list for future words of the day

          • berttheclock

            However, at St Joe, there were plays where the speed of Hill set up coming back for passes. He would get the DBs turned and running pell mell down the field, only, to come back and be wide open.

          • Laurels and limitations

            I’d rather the offense stuck to back shoulder throws or comeback routes rather than on-the-fly adjustments if a receiver has to come back for a ball.

      • Laurels and limitations

        I’d agree with that if Reek wasn’t the sole deep guy. If that ball IS intercepted and Reek whiffs on the tackle the defender has a lot of wiggle room. I’m gonna hafta stick with that Foles bit off more than he could chew in throwing that ball late in the route.

        • Frank Rodela

          I can get behind that

  • berttheclock

    Meanwhile, the Browns first unit has been so bad, Hue Jackson is going to start them against the Bears in their last preseason game.

    • Laurels and limitations

      I like Hue, but man is he getting thrown into a bad position up there in that crap town.

      • berttheclock

        What is going to be interesting is to see how well those baseball whiz kids work out running the team. At the moment, they are trying to do two things. Get rid of the older well paid vets and build up as many lower draft choices as they can.

        • berttheclock

          They traded off their kicker who refused to make a tackle, but, they picked up a 7th round pick for him.

          • mnelson52

            So far, that seems to be more than we can get for Davis or Murray

        • PaulfromnorthMO

          Well, to be fair, I guess they need three years to work their magic.

          • Laurels and limitations

            How long has Mack been in Oakland? Reggie came into a similar crap situation yet the younger Davis has allowed him time to adjust accordingly. GM versus I know, but does not Jackson have some GM duties up there in Ohio?

          • Frank Rodela

            I hate to say it but Reggie was allowed to do his job, and has done a hell of a job so far.

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Those are better questions for Bert!!

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Looks like McKenzie is on his 5th year.

          • Laurels and limitations

            thanks Bert.

          • berttheclock

            2012.

          • berttheclock

            Consider this. John Schneider left GB first in 2010. Reggie in 2012 and John Dorsey in 2013.

          • Laurels and limitations

            so then, a fire sale GB went 15-1 back in 2011….seems right.

          • berttheclock

            Remember when it used to be the Steelers way or the Cowboys way, then, it became the Pats way. Now, it looks as though the current road map for improvement begins in GB.

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            The funny thing is, the Pats way doesn’t seem to work west of Foxborough.

          • Laurels and limitations

            or East even.

          • berttheclock

            BB won’t let go of his secret formula, nor Brady.

        • Chiefly Bacon

          Moneyball works better in baseball where you have a minor league system. Not so well in the NFL where anyone can poach your cuts and your practice squad is tiny.

    • ladner morse

      And the abysmal Bears will rip them to shreads.

  • Frank Rodela

    Now this is looking FABULOUS!!!! @Chiefs vs @packers forecast looks picture-perfect. Updates @KCTV5 pic.twitter.com/wi2wCztwZi— Lisa Teachman (@LisaTeachman) August 31, 2016

    • Laurels and limitations

      cut that crowd into a quarter of the picture shown and I bet you are close.

      • Laurels and limitations

        thrown? shown.

    • berttheclock

      Which is the section where the many NFL scouts will be seated? They love to watch the last preseason game of the Packers.

  • Frank Rodela

    The #Panthers are signing S Stevie Brown, source said. For real this time.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2016

    • berttheclock

      I hope he does well. Remember Coleman went there after leaving the Chiefs and he did well. I noticed the Panthers had one other DB in for a visit around the same time as Brown visited him.

      • Frank Rodela

        Donte Whitner

        • berttheclock

          If you keep this up, Laddie is going to run out of Kewpie Dolls to send out.

          • Frank Rodela

            Those things are creepy looking

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            I haven’t gotten mine yet and that was a long time ago at a fan site far far away!

          • Laurels and limitations

            European league?

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            I don’t know any thing about rugby.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Hahahaha!!

          • Frank Rodela

            TFL..Tatooine Football League

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Yep, that one team that wears white, when they take their helmet off they all look the same.

          • Frank Rodela

            Is that the team from Hoth?

      • berttheclock

        The Carolina GM is doing something very similar to Dorsey. He drafted several rookies after losing his top CB to the Redskins. But, I notice as camp went on, he has added experience to help them.

        • Laurels and limitations

          because, as we all know, expecting rookies to make a year one impact is highly unlikely in coming to fruition. On a front much closer than Tattooine, KC is gambling their damn-selves.

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Actually though, with Berry back, we’re only looking at RCB as a rookie starter of all 22.

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Sorry, I forgot Ehinger.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Donald hasn’t. The Ram’s DL is still picking pieces of Ehinger’s game out of their teeth.

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            As long as his game doesn’t resemble pubic hair, whatever.

          • Frank Rodela

            And that should be Gaines, not a rookie

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Good catch.

          • berttheclock

            Notice he did not even bobble it one iota.

          • Laurels and limitations

            so, already a better receiver than Hammond, sign ‘I’m up!!!

          • Frank Rodela

            Seeing as they called me butter-fingers when I played, this is a first

          • Laurels and limitations

            Arrowhead One, bringing the dreams of many to the reality of the few. What a time to be alive.

          • Laurels and limitations

            IF, big ol’ if, Gaines is ready. Sure wish I knew.

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Have you heard, will Gaines be playing tomorrow night?

          • berttheclock

            With the several safeties from St Joe training, do you see Sutton moving Berry closer to the LOS?

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            I would guess the base D will be lined up very much like last year. Who knows with the sub sets.

          • berttheclock

            Thanks, as I just repeated the question above.

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            sorry!!

          • berttheclock

            Well, all of you were a bit engaged at that moment.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Well, dealing with bullies IS rather time consuming.

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            I think I ran Frank off.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Great, now YOU’RE the bully.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Yup, Sutton is going to have a need to compensate for Mauga being out, among other things. Run support is going to be pivotal this season.

          • Frank Rodela

            I’d say around the same amount he did last year. Berry, Parker and Abdullah all played near the LOS or in the box at different times and I look for Sorenson to take over for Abdullah.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Well, Ford still plays like a rookie, does that count?

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            Well, since Frank pointed out my goof, yes.

          • Laurels and limitations

            Frank’s a bully.

          • Frank Rodela

            That guy is a jerk

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            HEY, I’m still here.

          • Frank Rodela

            I meant Frank, that guy is a jerk

          • Laurels and limitations

            damage is done, too late.

          • Frank Rodela

            ‘hangs head’ sorry guys, i’ll be nice from now on

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            I know, that was a funny!!!

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            It wouldn’t of taken me so long to reply but I had to wipe my tears.

          • mnelson52

            Speaking of Ford, I should send him a video of my dog. I was walking down the hall to let my dog out. He wasn’t sure if I was letting him out the front door or back door. He went to the left toward the front door. I made a right, and you should have seen his spin move to change directions…lol

          • berttheclock

            I just posted above about the Bears putting in claim on the five nine, K’waun Williams, who was cut by the Browns. The Bears are going to put in as their slot back.

          • Frank Rodela

            The whole point of gambling is to get the big payday right? Otherwise it would just be called failing. So while it could end up looking like a Sunday morning walking of the casino dead ass broke with no way to get home, it could also end with the big cardboard check with multiple 0’s on it

  • berttheclock

    Cleveland cut their five nine DB, K’waun Williams, but, the Bears have claimed him to play slot for them.

    • Chiefly Bacon

      He’s below the mendoza line anyway.

  • berttheclock

    Up and down news yesterday and today, but, my new Red Chiefs bucket hat arrived. I saw coaches at St Joe wearing the same type.

    • PaulfromnorthMO

      Good for you, finally got Pat to cave, eh.

      • berttheclock

        Actually, I broke down and ordered it with my new Citi card from Costco. But, I did have to add a very nice Chiefs pull over for her.

        • Frank Rodela

          happy wife….

  • berttheclock

    All right, steady on, but, I will ask this one more time. At St Joe, Thomas tried out several players at safety. I have read Sutton will play more safeties in games than before. So, with the return of Berry, does anyone think Sutton will bring Berry up closer to the LOS than before as he will have safeties playing behind him?

    • berttheclock

      Just after I typed the above, responses began to arrive below. Thanks.

      • Laurels and limitations

        no problem.

  • Laurels and limitations

    I gotta get guys, work is a-callin’.

  • berttheclock

    Pat has just informed me that yard work is absolutely necessary. Later, all.