Justin Houston, Alex Smith and Tyreek Hill’s Big Day, Doinks and More

40-percent-wide-60-percent-long-spacerJustin Houston, Alex Smith and Tyreek Hill’s Big Day, Doinks and More

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At times it wasn’t pretty. At times it was a work of beauty. At times I was cursing the name of Alex Smith. At times I was screaming about how much I loved him. When the defense had to stop the Denver Broncos, they did. When the offense HAD to get a first down or a score, they did. It was probably the best-coached game head coach Andy Reid has put together since arriving in Kansas City. All three phases. There were ups and downs and bumps in the road, but the end result was what it had to be: the Kansas City Chiefs walked out of Invesco Field at Mile High victorious over the Denver Broncos.

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At times it wasn’t pretty. At times it was a work of beauty. At times I was cursing the name of Alex Smith. At times I was screaming about how much I loved him. When the defense had to stop the Denver Broncos, the did. When the offense HAD to get a first down or a score. They did. It was probably the best coached game head coach Andy Reid has put together since arriving in Kansas City. All three phases. There were ups and downs and bumps in the road, but the end result was what it had to be. The Kansas City Chiefs walked out of Invesco Field at Mile High victorious over the Denver Broncos.

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First Quarter

 

Whether you love or hate NBC color commentator–and CEO of Pro Football Focus– Cris Collinsworth, he said repeatedly at the outset of the game that it would be a defensive battle. He wasn’t wrong. The first quarter was devoid of any scoring at all. However, one thing it had was some big defensive hits.

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Oh, by the way, there’s a guy on the Chiefs who wears #50. His name is Justin Houston, and he’s back. He’s back so bad that Broncos’ head coach Gary Kubiak benched the starting right tackle, Ty Sambraillo because Houston had done things to him in the first quarter, men won’t even do to other men in prison. It was sick. It was sad. He took Sambraillo’s manhood and left it on the mile-high turf for everyone to see. Oh, Justin Houston is back. He ended the night with three sacks–one that included a forced fumble and safety — more on that in a minute — and twice as many tackles (10) as anyone else on the team. While I understand that the Broncos were trying to compensate for Hali, it was no excuse. When a healthy Dee Ford returns to the field, this pass rush will be at the level of Hali/Houston from a few years ago. Maybe even better.

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On the flip side, the Chiefs offense was abysmal in the first quarter. Smith couldn’t find a single receiver, the line wasn’t holding up, not even the running game was producing much. But, considering the Chiefs defense wasn’t allowing the Broncos offense to do anything, it was a wash.

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Second Quarter

 

This is where the game got interesting. Remember when I said we’d talk about that safety a little later? Yeah, that’s what got the scoring going. After a monster Dustin Colquitt punt which pinned the Broncos on the seven-yard line, defensive coordinator Bob Sutton lined up Houston inside of Hali on the line of scrimmage. Houston, tired of toying with the right tackle, ran over the left guard, Max Garcia, and destroyed Denver’s quarterback Trevor Siemean in the end zone. Siemean fumbled the ball, and left tackle Russell Okung fell on it. That made the score 2-0, Chiefs. With many hearkening back to the Monday Night Football classic from 1993 in which Joe Montana’s Chiefs went up against John Elway’s Broncos, this play had shades of Derrick Thomas written all over it.

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If you’re new to the football world, after a team gets a safety, they then receive a “free kick” which is essentially a punt. This is where things got fun. Wanna hear a cool stat? I’ll get there in a minute.

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On that free kick, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, who has broken a few punt and kick returns this season, but has never gotten to pay dirt for one reason or the other, had the perfect storm. Reversing field and having a litany of Chiefs to block for him, Hill was able to find the “sweet nectar of the end zone” which is probably a direct quote from Mitch Holthus. To make matters better, during the offseason, it was rumored–probably–that there was beef between Hill and the guy who he “was brought in to replace” according to the Twitter analysts, De’Anthony Thomas. However, on this return, DAT as he’s affectionately known, kicked in his own after burners and hi-fived Hill as he crossed the end zone.

 

 

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As the seconds ticked off the clock to end the first half, the Chiefs were winning by the narrow margin of 9-3. I found myself asking, “why didn’t Andy go for two after the Hill touchdown and make it 10-3?” More on that in a bit.

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Third Quarter

 

After the Chiefs came out flat to start the second half, the Broncos were finally able to capitalize on the injuries in the Chiefs secondary, coming away with a touchdown to Emanuel Sanders, the guy who should have been a Chief, but went against his gentleman’s agreement and headed to Denver instead. Anyways, this series showed the weakness that is Phillip Gaines playing outside. I will say I like Gaines, I’ve always liked him, but I like him a lot better on the inside, covering a No. 3 wide receiver, not on the outside, covering an all-pro player like Sanders.

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That score put the Broncos up by one point. At that point, many were having little faith that Smith and the offense would be able to drive on the Denver defense and put up any points. It was the first time they’d be wrong on the evening. The crazy thing was, it wouldn’t be the last. The scoring scenario that ensued was one of the crazier things I’ve ever seen. After stalling and a Santos field goal that gave the Chiefs a 12-10 lead, the broadcast went to commercial. Coming back from commercial, the NBC crew of Mike Tirico and Collinsworth explained that Denver was penalized for illegal procedure, which gave the Chiefs a first down. From there, running back Spencer Ware lined up in the Wildcat formation and handed the ball off to Hill, who scored his second touchdown of the night.

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It was a thing of beauty that included breaking a Von Miller tackle, a great block by Albert Wilson, and dodging another defender enroute to the end zone. This Hill kid is really good. Remember that stat I mentioned earlier? We’re not quite there yet, but I’ll tell you before we’re done. Don’t let me forget.

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Fourth Quarter

 

This is where things got really interesting. The Chiefs were barely holding onto a six-point lead and the defense was getting no help from the offense. They were tired… no, they were exhausted… and still had to go out and defend All-pro receivers, even if the quarterback was subpar.

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The first two scoring drives of the Broncos in the fourth quarter sum up many “fans” thoughts about the Chiefs this season. On both drives, the Chiefs defense had the Broncos offense stopped, only to get burned for long touchdown throws. On both touchdowns, Gaines was the victim getting smoked. In fact, on the huge 75-yarder from Siemean to Bennie Fowler, Gaines actually stopped running in coverage and was physically lost in space, looking for the ball. He had no idea where the ball was. It was embarrassing. He better hope Sutton burns this game film and never makes him look at it again. Ever.

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With the score 24-16 Broncos, it looked slim that the Chiefs would be able to pull out a victory and break their horrible Sunday Night Football losing streak. If anyone had confidence in Smith and the Chiefs offense to lead a game-tying drive, nobody was speaking up. But I’ll be damned if that’s not exactly what he did.

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Little by little, chunk by chunk, Smith matriculated the ball down the field. He hit the open receivers when he needed to and took every bit the Broncos defense gave him. Perhaps the biggest pass of the drive was on a third-and-ten where he needed to have a first down. On a simple out route to Hill, he not only picked up the first, but Hill was able to jump out of bounds and stop the clock. On the very next play, Smith hit Hill on a crossing pattern in front of the end zone. On yet another crazy turn of events, the play was originally called down at the two-inch line, with the clock running. However, with one second left in regulation, the officials blew the whistle for a review. On perhaps the most controversial call of the game, they overturned the call, giving the score to Hill because he bobbled the ball and didn’t gain possession until he was in the end zone. Yeah, I’m still not sure what a catch is either.

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If that drive wasn’t incredible enough, the Alex Smith to Demetrius Harris two-point conversion was even crazier. I apologize for the language, but this was my tweet following that play:

 

 

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Almost ready to talk about that stat, I promise.

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Overtime

I will say it’s hard enough to play 60 minutes of football. I’m sure. Add to that the fact that these players are playing in Denver, which is the highest elevation of any stadium in the league, and it’s even harder. The fact that these players — on both teams — played a full extra quarter of football… I have no words. There will be calls on both sides that are questioned going forward from here. But after trading field goals, and with the clock running out, it is very curious that Kubiak chose to kick a 62-yard field goal, knowing that a miss would put the Chiefs about 15-yards from Santos field goal range. That’s exactly what happened, and if you weren’t jumping up and down, heart pounding and then screaming when Smith hit Travis Kelce — who had a bad case of the drops, but still had a monster game — then you have no pulse and are probably dead.

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But if there was any fitting way for this game to end, it was Santos banking the field goal, hitting hard off the left upright and winning the game with no time left in the extra period.

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Final Thoughts

Oh, that stat I kept talking about? Check this out:

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This kid is special for sure.

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This was the craziest game I’ve seen in a long time. Hands down. Alex Smith proved something tonight. The defense proved something tonight and Tyreek Hill proved something tonight. If you’re really digging, Andy Reid proved something tonight. This wasn’t an ugly win, this wasn’t a defensive win or a special teams win, this was a team win from top to bottom. 

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The Chiefs walked into Oakland and Denver and beat both teams. They’re contenders. I promise you.

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  • berttheclock

    It was not my fault. It was not my fault. It was not my fault. Just after Fowler scored his 76 yard TD, I posted my last thought about the game when I posted “Turn out the lights, the season is over”. However, one of the reasons I posted that was due to a knock at my door. It was a fellow who handed me a restraining order from my cardiologist to cease and desist from watching the Chiefs crumble. Geez, I had to obey, eh? Sort of akin to the one I received from him about not drinking any more egg nog this season.

    Yes, Jason, I bailed out and the heavily damaged plane safely landed although on only one wheel. You’ve seen those photos from England seeing burning B-17s coming in for landings. Well, I was the one who jumped out over the channel.

    • ladner morse

      You may have saved yourself a triple-bypass but lost out on winning big at the Keno table.

      • Delaware Chief

        What an unbelievable game last night. When the Broncos scored to make it 24-16,I was feeling like here we go again another tough loss to the Donkeys. Kudos to a tough and resilient team! Great having Justin Houston back playing well,it was fun watching him wreak havoc on them. Speaking of “Reek”,is he exciting or what? They need to keep getting him the ball as much as possible,and especially down the field. Looking forward to the next game already. How about those CHIEFS!

        • ladner morse

          Good to see you finally made it here.

          Yes… I didn’t think Houston would ever the same but boy was I wrong. Now I’m just salivating at the thought of Ford and Houston on the field at the same time.

          • mnelson52

            And a shot of Ford, Hali, and Houston at the same time. If the injury bug will stop, and the now injured get healthy, I may have to wear a bib to watch these games.

  • berttheclock

    Interesting to read comments from national sites concerning the “woulda, shoulda” of both sides of the games. Yes, last night many of us pondered why Andy Reid failed to go for two earlier in the game. However, Pete Prisco and others have raised the same thought about why didn’t Kubiak do the same. Others said Fowler should have taken a knee on his 76 yard run for a TD. That would have meant the Broncos may well have run out the clock. With other quibbles, Kubiak was questioned as to why he didn’t just punt the ball instead of trying for a win with a 62 yard FG attempt.

    Yes, last night was a game for the ages and debates will rage on for years over the many “woulda, shoulda, coulda” scenarios. I just wish that danged restraining order had not arrived at my front door. Now, that is my fabricated story and, dang it all, I am going to stick with it.

    • Frank Leggio

      I wondered about the 2 also, but I think I understood the logic. We are at 8-0, chance for 1 or 2. Looking like a major defensive game (which it was despite the scoring of 57 points in 3 quarters), so if you think there will be mostly FGs and maybe no TDs, then taking us 2 9-0 means 3 FGS won’t beat us. I usually look at it from a perspective of fewest scores/fewest points scoreable view. So, 3 FGs or 1 FG and 1TD. 9 or 10.

      So, the following are assuming scenarios where Denver either scores 3FGs or a TD and a PAT (since them not making at least one of these means we win regardless) vs. Chiefs making or missing PAT or 2PT.

      Scenario 1 – Make PAT, Denver gets 3 FGs – we tie 9-9.
      Scenario 2 – Make 2PT, Denver gets 3 FGS, we win 10-9.
      Scenario 3 – Make PAT, Denver gets 1FG/1TD with PAT, we lose 9-10.
      Scenario 4 – Make 2PT, Denver gets 1FG/1TD with PAT, we tie 10-10.
      Scenario 5 – Miss PAT, Denver gets 3 FGs – we lose 8-9.
      Scenario 6 – Miss 2PT, Denver gets 3 FGS, we lose 8-9.
      Scenario 7 – Miss PAT, Denver gets 1FG/1TD with PAT, we lose 8-10.
      Scenario 8 – Miss 2PT, Denver gets 1FG/1TD with PAT, we lose 8-10.

      In those 8 scenarios, there are 5 ways to lose, 1 way to win, and 2 ways to tie. So, given those choices, the highest probability is the PAT and hope your defense stops them from making 3 FGs.

      • KCMikeG

        Nice work! Makes perfect sense now/

  • Chiefly Bacon

    That game was insane. It really showed that Chiefs are actually a vastly superior team to Denver. Sure the game was close, as close as it can possibly get without a tie, but Denver was playing at home after a bye week with very few injuries. Of the 11 original starters on defense, 2 were playing at 100% for the Chiefs. If both teams are healthy, that game is not nearly as close.

    • Andy

      Boy, if we could throw the ball forward instead of sideways…

      • berttheclock

        When the game was on the line, both Andy Reid’s play calling and Alex Smith’s throwing became intense. Shame they can not both begin a game with such fire.

        • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

          Something that will drive me crazy for a very long time I fear.

        • Andy

          Being in Kuwait, my wife records the game and I am able to tap into our dvr from here…crazy. Anyway, after the donkeys scored to make it 23-16, I turned it off to check out my football pool status. Imagine my surprise/delight when I saw the the chiefs had won. So I logged back into my home dvr to watch the ending.
          Another play that is missed was how close hill was to breaking his first return, only saved by a shoe string tackle. He is quite amazing. He seems durable and doesn’t take that big hit.

  • Chiefly Bacon

    My wife hit me with a pillow last night, because my behavior in regards to the refs was not consistent with my moral standards. I must admit I felt a little sheepish having to wake her up and tell her the Chiefs won anyway and all my hand-wringing had been for naught.

    • berttheclock

      What a contrast. The fans of the Chiefs were rightfully correct in attacking the inept calls and many non-calls by the crew of Pete Morelli. I was one of the leaders. However, the fans of the Broncos are furious with him for the TD review call. Sort of some sort of balancing out perhaps. But, even though Chris Collinsworth gave the Chiefs many kudos, especially, for the play of various defensive players and Hill, I thought he was very wrong trying to credit Stephenson from somehow controlling the direction of Houston. Mr Collinsworth, apparently, you were as blind as the Morelli crew if you could not see the several holds and grabs Stephenson put on Houston.

      • ladner morse

        Should be named… Mr. Collinsworthless. His comments are either so repetitious you think your stuck in a nightmare or they are so one-sided you think he’s being paid by one team and one team only… not the Chiefs.

        BTW… as soon as the Chiefs won… I was first to admit that… I knew they’d win all along.

        • berttheclock

          You remind me of my buddy, Ron, who sits next to me at D’s Bar in Portland. He is the eternal optimist. In fact, two weeks ago, he believed it was his will that carried the Chiefs to a win. That was the game where I pulled the rip cord on another parachute in the middle of the 4th quarter.

          • berttheclock

            My new moniker should be Bail Out Bert.

          • berttheclock

            I should learn how to emulate the late great Tom Landry, great football player and head coach in the NFL. During WW!!, he flew 30 missions in the left seat of B-17s and at the end of those, he had to land a B-17 which had run out of fuel over Belgium. He and his crew survived the landing.

          • KCMikeG

            Love that attitude! As you can see from my post I’m right there with Ron!

        • KCMikeG

          I have never cared for him and I will be looking for another audio feed when he does our games. Tirico was no better drolling on and on about Hill’s issue from the past and laid out another stat about the donkeys 4th quarter defense to confirm KC’s death – premature in his call as I hope he is also!
          Once we went up 9-0 and even after the refs helped them get back into the game (which I erupted over repeatedly) I just knew we were going to win. Easy to say after the fact but I have witnesses. I kept saying “Here you go Alex! Time to put the team on your back and win this thing. Time to shut up all the doubters and haters.” I kept telling my family not to worry – we are winning this game! My daughter said “Dad stop! You’re going to jinx us! I nearly did too – Sorry guys but my over confidence (I started celebrating the win as soon as Kelce caught the ball) certainly caused the bankshot off the left upright! LOL!

          Here’s what I know for sure. Alex is never going to be the super star some just won’t be happy without. He will be conservative and depend on a strong defense. He is going to miss some reads and hold the ball too long some times. But I also know he hardly ever turns it over and turnover differential is one of the – if not THE important stat of all. I know that there is not a tougher guy playing QB. Yes Big Ben takes his beatings better because he is physically stronger but AS11 is tough as nails. And most importantly – He WINS! With AS11 leading us we have made a 18-3 regular season run, made the play offs 2 out of 3 years, look to be going back again and we won our first playoff game in over two decades. Thank you Alex Smith for helping to return our Chiefs to being winners again. I am LOVING being a CHIEF FAN!!

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      I too got scolded by my wife because when the Broncos went up by 8, I told her there was no way in hell our Chiefs offense could come back to tie it up. 😬

    • sidibeke

      “…my behavior in regards to the refs was not consistent with my moral standards.” LOL

  • berttheclock

    I read a story this AM about the many hours the walk on Jordan Taylor used to spend catching passes for the rehabbing Manning in Denver. Peyton even felt sorry for him as he knew Taylor might not even make the team. Peyton even bought him a suit to wear to their SB game as he said his working with him had really helped him get back in throwing shape. The reason I mention this is remembering how often Tony G would come in early and stay late just practicing how to catch passes. Mr Kelcie, you have a ton of talent and are one of the best route runners for any TE in the league. But, perhaps, you should emulate both Taylor and Tony G and spend many countless hours just practicing how to use your hands in catching a football.

    • sidibeke

      I don’t know what girl he ended up with on his show, but if this is what happens to his focus, he needs to dump her. Too many drops from a go-to guy.

      • 3 drops. yeah. but side note is, those were filmed before the season started… just sayin’

        • sidibeke

          I know, but ostensibly they would still be together, no?

          • well, I don’t follow social pages, but this is a show biz date. a money maker. Who knows?

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    Just how close was that win?
    #1
    We needed Alex Smith and Co. to drive the entire length of the field not once but twice in the closing minutes against the best defense in the league.
    Oh……..and a successful 2pt conversion.
    #2
    Had Hill caught that TD cleanly the ball would have been short of the goal line but, a bobble saved us.
    #3
    An upright bank shot into the corner pocket for the win……seriously, how often do you see an upright hit still squeeze in behind the other upright?

    All I can say is wow!, we needed everything to fall perfect and it did……I’m still amped.

    • berttheclock

      There is a YouTube from 2013 where Kyle Fisher of Louisiana Tech kicked a 24 yarder against Tulane. The ball hit the left upright, then, went across and hit the right one, but, fell in for a score. This season, a Stanford kicker hit the top of the upright on a 49 yarder and the ball dropped in. But, yes, those doinks are really a once in a blue moon variety.

    • mnelson52

      Not often I’m happy about our receivers bobbling the the ball. All though it was clear he did, I didn’t think they would overturn it. I mean, we were playing the Broncos. Therefore I have to assume the refs never thought the Chiefs could convert the 2 point conversion….lol

      • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

        “Bobbling the the ball”
        Hahaha, I see what you did there.

  • berttheclock

    Hate to jump ahead, but, a heads up for next Sunday’s game with Atlanta. They have a rising star in Taylor Gabriel, the five eight speedster at wide out. He has been getting more targets than Julio Jones and has become their TD star. Now, who is he? He was an UDFA walk on with the Browns and spent both 2014 and 2015 with them before being cut and claimed by Atlanta. Before that, he was a wide out star for Abilene Christian in Texas and his running mate there was Charcandrick West. Both were UDFAs in 2014.

  • okay: Who was it that was “on to” up tempo? Which simplifies the play-calling? Huh.

  • larry mckinney

    I’m still asleep. With a mile high smile on my face.

  • freshmeat62

    I hate these nite games! Sunday nite, Monday nite, Thursday nite, doesn’t matter, I hate ’em. What was it, around 11:30 when the game was over. How in the world is someone suppose to go to sleep right after a roller-coaster ride like that? Impossible. 1st I watch all of NBC coverage. That wasn’t enough so I turn to NFL network to see their late coverage. Gotta have more. I start channel surfing. What no more coverage of the game? What’s the matter w/ these network people. Oh goody channel 5 has a piece on Priest Holmes. That helps a little, you know, get my mind off the game…but it’s not enough. I need more. I go thru the channels again, and then again. Nothing! I give up and go to bed. Can’t sleep! Thinking about that dang game. Finally get up and go to the trusty computer and play, I don’t know 15-20 games of solitaire. At last my mind is now numb enough that I go to sleep somewhere around 2:00 I think.

    And thanks for letting me know about what happened when the Chiefs kicked that field goal and went directly to commercial. As soon as it went to commercial I went to the bathroom, and when I come back there is Hill running across the corner of the end zone. The announcers, at that point didn’t say what had happened.

    • berttheclock

      I feel your pain. I, also, walked away to type something on the computer and when I came back I saw that same play. I asked Pat and she said something confusing.

    • sidibeke

      I’m definitely a bit sleep-deprived today. All that adrenaline, hard to fall asleep.

  • mnelson52

    This was undoubtedly the best game I’ve watched in a long time. Since my other half went to Atlanta to visit her sister, I figured I could yell and scream for once instead of holding it in. A good way to have a heart attack or stroke by the way. I had no one to scream at so I figured I would just scream at my TV. I found out early in the game when Houston started sacking Siemian that I still couldn’t yell. Since my dog is not used to me yelling, I scared the crap out of him. I’ve never seen my dog scared of anything before, but he was scared to come near me for a while. I still talked to my TV but toned it down a little. Great game. GO CHIEFS

  • I also want to say this about the men on this roster. They don’t quit. This is a team you can be proud of and I hope this gets across to the players from the fans. ( reserve the right to address myself to play-calling however… 🙂 ).

    • mnelson52

      Sorry. The comment above or below depending on how you’re set up, was meant for you.

  • freshmeat62

    We all know Houston had a great year 2 years ago. But I gotta say, I was more than a little impressed that he was able to do what he did last nite in only his 2nd game back, and having no practice/preseason games. I was more than a little concerned that he would be able to come back the way he did from his injury. If this defense ever gets to full strength, it’s going to be unbelievable. Hats off to Dorsey for finding all of these young d-linemen. It doesn’t seem to matter if one goes out injured. It’s like that snake in mythology where they cut off 1 head and 2 more pop up.

    • mnelson52

      I agree with you. Three sacks against any NFL is great. I’m glad he got a chance to play against the Broncos. Now I’m ready to see if he’s in the shape to go against good tackles. His game was awesome for sure, but we did talk for weeks about our pass rush killing Denver’s weak O-line. There were no more sacks after Stephenson came in, but Houston was still winning the battles. I look for Houston to keep getting better with more reps. I believe after he gets one more game under his belt, he may be back to full blown Houston again. Hopefully Ford and some others will be back soon also.

      • mnelson52

        As far as play calling, and or Smith’s performance, it still seems to me a little to lackluster till they have no choice but to go for it. I would love to see the offense play like that for 4 quarters instead just at the end trying to salvage a game. Is it the lack of killer instinct at the start of games? I don’t know. There is definitely something different about this team when losing late in games. Do they actually go into games over confident till they start getting their butts handed to them? As we all have seen, when their backs are against the wall, this offense can play. If not for an untimely INT, we would have won last week also after getting whipped most of the game. I want to see this offense play like that start to finish. Enough of these late heroics. I might add, the most consistent players we have on the team are Colquit and Santos along with some other ST players always in the right spot right time. I’m also thankful that no one on STs had a hold or block in the back this time on Hill’s 86 yd return…lol

        • the playcalling was par normal til they went up tempo. The offense finally caught fire. The playbook was simplified in the process and it worked… Big time.

          • mnelson52

            I’ve been saying for a couple of years they should simplify the playbook. You can’t play fast when you’re thinking and it would help rookie players get more involved early instead of waiting 3 years to know it well enough to get comfortable.

          • Couldn’t recall whom, but I knew one of us had made the comment and so I recalled that over the the game thread. Up tempo, keep the same unit on the field, simplify playbook because of it. It works.

          • here’s another one. McCarthy stayed up all week late to prepare for this game — Commentator. Huh. This week? Andy Reid needs to stay up for a bit one nite, figure a simplified up tempo approach to the game, toss 2/3 of the play book, practice the rest of the week and go home a sleep well with no gismo thoughts or dreams….. Just sayin’.

    • big time. Jones(Big big time), RN-R, Big time. Reyes, that could be the most crucial pick up among them since the other two were drafted. Jenkins too.

  • Frank Leggio

    You liked that first paragraph so much you had to write it twice….. 🙂

  • mnelson52

    Again, I don’t think they had Conley involved in the game till near the end. As usual, he came through for them. Maybe I somehow missed him being involved earlier though as that game had my mind and heart racing.

  • sidibeke

    I don’t know if it will happen, but if we could have Maclin and Hill on O and Ford and Houston on D, I think KC would have something special. I’m a little worried about Houston’s shoulder. My guess is that when he went in to the locker room, they gave him a pain shot (there was a close up toward the end of the game where he looked a little high to me (a little pre-draft flashback?)). I hope the shoulder isn’t serious.