The Kansas City Chiefs Are in the Playoffs and Other Musings

Well…16 weeks in, we still have no clue who the hell the 2016 Kansas City Chiefs  are. How many times have I said that this season? This is a team that has lost two-point games–oddly enough by a score of 19-17 on both occasions–to the Tennessee Titans and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but hasn’t lost consecutive games since the Kansas City Royals were in the ALCS. 

 

This team just swept the Denver Broncos for the first time since 2000, but got embarrassed by the Pittsburgh Steelers on national television. This team is in the playoffs for the third time in the last four years logging back-to-back appearances for the first time in over 20 years, but got beat by the Brock Osweiler version of the Houston Texans…without J.J. Watt.

 

I seriously don’t have any idea what to make of this team.

 

Last night they started off with their foot on the gas and had 250-yards of offense and 21 points in the first quarter. The. First. Quarter. The whole time I was thinking, “this is what this offense should look like.”

 

Then, they don’t score another point until midway through the third quarter.

 

I kept thinking to myself, “is Andy Reid going conservative like everyone says?” As I watched the plays develop–and mind you, I haven’t yet re-watched the game–it didn’t seem that Reid was calling anything different. I saw him call a similar screen-pass to tight end Travis Kelce that put six points on the board earlier. Further, it looked as though he was calling plays to Tyreek Hill as well, though it appeared Hill was somewhat limited in the second half, due to taking a shot to the knee on a punt return at the end of the first half. 

 

At this point, I think if Reid is guilty of anything, it is not using enough of a variety of plays in the second half. It seems defenses have been able to adjust to what Reid is doing, and–at least in the games he’s lost–he hasn’t been able to keep up with the opposing team’s adjustments. Going forward, he’s got to do a better job. 

 

Let’s talk about what went right:

 

First, we got good Alex Smith tonight. If you put that interception on him, you’re just looking for reasons to hate him. He was exactly what we hope Smith will be, and he managed the hell out of that 33-10 win over the defending world champions. On top of his good throws last night, Smith ran the the ball well for really the first time all season. In fact, last night put Smith over the top in the Chiefs organization for total quarterback rushing yards. Pretty incredible, considering he’s only been in Kansas City for four years.

 

Second, Tyreek Hill is a superstar. Hell, throw in Chris Jones too. This year’s draft was an absolute home run for general manager John Dorsey. Both of these players are high first-round talent and Dorsey got them in the second and the fifth. What an i
ncredible win for this organization. They both performed so well in this game it’s not even funny. Tyreek Hill is the first rookie to have back-to-back games with a 60-plus-yard touchdown since the mid-50’s. It’s incredible. He is so fast he makes fast people look slow. 

 

Finally, Dontari Poe. Do I need to say anything else? I will be breaking down this play in depth on Wednesday in “Anatomy of a Touchdown,” but let’s talk about it for just a second here.

 

Lining up Poe at quarterback, was crazy, but not if the plan was to let him slam his 346-pound frame into the line and push his way into the end zone. He started out in the shotgun, and the seven-yard head start would have given him plenty of momentum to make it in. But the fact that he pulled up and hit a jump-shot, alley-oop to tight end Demetrius Harris for six, was awesome. It will definitely give the pundits something to talk about for the next week.

 

With Oakland Raiders’ quarterback Derek Carr out for the remainder of the season with a broken leg, there’s a very good possibility that they could lose to the Broncos next week. If they do, and the Chiefs handle the Chargers, then the Chiefs are in the No. 2 seed. Otherwise, it’s the five seed. 

 

Maybe by the time the dust settles next week, we’ll know exactly who this team is. 

 

Yeah, right.

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  • berttheclock

    Strange reactions from the Denver players as to the Tebowesqe throw by Poe. Reportedly, Shane Ray was livid and he said the play won’t be forgotten by Denver. Talib was angry, as well. Funny thing is this comes from players for an organization which has specialized in dirty play, such as finger poking in the eye, extra curricular activity of smashing into a fallen QB, illegal picks on passing plays, creative book keeping by Elway which keeps them within the Cap, yet, Ray and Talib thought the Chiefs were trying to show them up by doing something different from the norm. Pity!

    Love the way Denver sports writers are beginning to tear the team apart, including demanding changes to both players and coaches “Siemian must go”, “Kubiak must fire certain assistant coaches”. Even if the Broncos defeat the Raiders next Sunday, the natives will still be very restless demanding Elway clean house. However, for once, I will cheer on the Donkies in their quest to beat the Raiders. Just one thought about the play of one player for them last night. Justin Simmons, the safety from Boston College who was taken at the end of the 3rd round in the 2016 NFL draft as one of the supplemental picks awarded to Denver, is a steal for them. HIs INT was actually a gift bestowed upon him by way of a LB smashing into Smith and forcing him to throw short, but, Simmons made several great tackles coming across the LOS.

    One last thought. I trust the knee of Tyreek Hill comes through healthy this coming week. He really took a shot on a punt return and appeared to be having some problems after that with movement. May be that affected his trying to catch the Smith pass just short of the goal line.

    • Andy

      I think the Poe play call wasn’t too smart. We don’t have that play to surprise anyone now. Also, scoring a needless TD on a gimmick play, could have Denver deciding against playing too win against the raiders.

      • tm1946

        Not like we are going to do it every week (or are we, hahaha). Now DC HAVETO INCLUDE it in preping. Also the Chiefs have to live up to “keep pounding them even if dead” rep. I think a win, win,

      • mnelson52

        Everyone has been begging for the Chiefs offense to play a whole game and put teams away instead of letting them hang close to the end. Reid finally did that last night, now you think it’s wrong. Reid’s game plan to run and pass to where the very good corners Talib and Harris were basically taken out of the game was great. We attacked their weakness, which is something Reid went away from in the Tenn. game.

        • Andy

          Adding another TD, on a trick play, up by two scores (TDs) with under 2 min to play is hardly putting the donkeys away. They were already ‘away’.

        • sidibeke

          I had been thinking earlier today that I had wished that AR called more balls to his WRs but then realized that he actually was playing to Den’s weakness, away from the CBs and picking on the LBs and S. He called a good game from that point. If we see Pit in the playoffs, I hope he remembers that their corners ARE their weakness.

      • sidibeke

        Poe now has a passing TD on his record, we beat down the reigning AFC West champs and defending SB champs in our house where last we saw Egghead was chortling after JC fumbled in the closing seconds. I have absolutely NO problem with scoring each and every time in that position.

        • Andy

          It is why people need to read carefully. I didn’t say us scoring was bad, an offense is suppose to score and the defense is suppose to stop you. The PLAY CALL wasn’t smart. This is now a gimmick play we can’t surprise anyone else with and the donkeys now will decide who they hate less.

          • sidibeke

            No, I read your comment correctly, I just disagree with you.

    • tm1946

      Kelce also landed twice oddlyon left leg, bet it hurts thIs morning….. maybe someone will rub it for Chrisymas.

      Elway has some work ahead. He has not had this many issues for a while. TV guys kept saying Romo, gosh but tv loves cowboys. Anyway, broncos seem to have a bad mix, we are becoming a force that no one knows what to expect, and raiders with a QB – yeah, broncos got some bad years coming.

      • jimfromkcj

        Romo would be a terrible choice with the off line that the Broncos are stuck with.

        • tm1946

          I agree, hope they do it. Also would wreck their payroll situation. Romo would be high dollar, how much of their roster would be restricted?

          • berttheclock

            Has Romo’s ortho pod approved this?

          • tm1946

            Anything that weakens the other teams in the AFC West, it helps.

          • mnelson52

            Good point.

          • mnelson52

            If they were going to spend that kind of money, it would be better spent improving the O-line and keeping the QBs they have.

        • sidibeke

          Agreed; Romo would last 2 weeks with that OL.

    • jimfromkcj

      I think that Kubiak has a lot to do with the Bronco’s problems. They had a power blocking off line that didn’t fit Kubiak’s zone blocking scheme and they got rid of their off line and tried to replace it with players who fit the zone style. They just aren’t there yet and the smaller zone style players just aren’t able to protect the QB. Siemen never had time to let the plays develop before he had to get rid of the ball. The one thing that worries me is that the way we beat up on the Broncos could help the Raiders next week. Other than Carr, the Raiders should be in better health next week than the Broncos.

      • berttheclock

        Great post, jim. I just addressed this above about Elway not doing anything to build a better offensive line.

        • mnelson52

          We don’t exactly have a juggernaut O-line, but look better than a few other teams. I think Reid did a good job of using others to help the line last night.

          • berttheclock

            The only problem last night was the hold by Jah Reid who came in as an extra blocker, but, Von Miller switched to his side and Reid had to grab him. Funny thing is Jah Reid played with Kubiak when Kubiak was the offensive co-ord for the Ravens.

        • jimfromkcj

          I wonder if you guys have given any thought to how many of us were calling for Stevenson to be gone for such a long time before they finally pulled the plug. Just another time when we as fans knew better than the crew at arrowhead. So never give them credit they don’t deserve. Come to think of it, but everyone was getting into mocks for next year before this win. But how many of your picks that the Chiefs could have got, but didn’t, have gone on to be outstanding? I keep track of some of my picks and the only player on the chiefs that was on my mocks over the years is Swartz. I have to admit I have been wrong from time to time, but been right more often than not, and I bet you all could honestly say the same.

  • Delaware Chief

    Awesome team win last night! I thought the offense was very aggressive and made a concerted effort to get the ball to the playmakers like Hill and Kelce. Defensively,they really stuck to those receivers and even though they did not get a sack,really put pressure on Siemian the whole night. Wasn’t a super big fan of the Poe play as they were fine without it,but then again those Donkeys certainly have rubbed it in a few times over the years as well. My concern with Santos came up again last night,I think if the Chiefs need a big kick during the playoffs there will be more than a few people that will be very nervous. Go Broncos next week beat those Raiders and hopefully the Chiefs can do their job as well out in San Diego

    • mnelson52

      SD is another game where we need to keep scoring. Their team as a whole may not be great, but they are capable of putting up points on anyone at any time.

  • PaulfromnorthMO

    I wonder if that TD by Poe will PO the donkeys enough that they lay down for the Raiders next week, just to keep us from a possible bye week. From what I read elsewhere, if the Dolphins win and Chiefs lose next week, we would be the 6 seed, that is not a position I would want, so we still have plenty to play for next weekend.
    Last night was a good game and even with the INT, I never felt like the Broncos were ever in the game. Ford does play better from the defense left, so I wonder how it would work to put Houston on the right side. Santos missing both a FG and PAT was troubling heading into the post-season.

    • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

      NE/Miami game is in the AM so at least we will know by game time if the 5 spot is locked up…. unfortunately we play the same time as the Raiders do, so we will have to play balls to the wall in SD to possibly lock up the 2 spot.
      I just hope Denver doesn’t lay down since they have nothing to play for, they do seem like a team full of pride though, it would be the difference between a losing season and a winning season….. I guess we will see.
      Hands down, Ford plays better on the left side, I think I would keep him there and move Houston to the right, the right side is where Houston got that sack of Semien in the end zone last Nov.
      Santos is a weak link…..slowly but surely this team has eliminated it’s weak links, not sure what Andy is thinking here, I don’t trust the kid.

      • PaulfromnorthMO

        You know how the NFL has flexed games in the past so teams won’t lay down or have nothing to play for, so it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see the NE/Mia game moved to the late games time slot.
        I agree about Santos, but we’re stuck with him this year.

        • mnelson52

          I just hope KC is televised in SE Missouri

          • PaulfromnorthMO

            I hope you get to see it, too. Fortunately, I’m in antenna range of KC.

      • Chiefly Bacon

        He’s young yet, I’m not quite ready to can him, but he definitely needs to get it together quickly. Chiefs could consider Austin Rekhow in the draft. He’s both a punter and a kicker. He’d have a chance to replace Colquitt or Santos.

        • mnelson52

          Not considering money, by performance only, Colquit is the harder one to replace.

      • sidibeke

        He’s come up big when the game is on the line, so for now, I’m still okay with that.

    • ladner morse

      Houston played from right side in college so that shouldn’t be such a hurdle for him.

      • mnelson52

        I think facing Stephenson had a lot to do with Fords performance on the left side. He can’t stop any decent player. That being said, Ford did look good and very aggressive last night. He had a major effect on the game.

        • berttheclock

          Plus, the way he cut inside to drop the runner for a loss. Very impressive.

          But, anyone notice the 15 yard penalty against Stephenson when he tried to take his frustration with his many false starts out on a player of the Chiefs. I thought at the time, being stupid must really run in his family.

          • mnelson52

            LOL

    • drwillez37

      Santos is really Pissing me off!!!! Even with the weather he has to do better thise points in t jfgj e post season will end our run

    • sidibeke

      I don’t think it’s possible to lay down for the Raiders. They are the Raiders. Who doesn’t want to punch them in the mouth every time they play them. And after what Oak did to them in Oak, I think there will be plenty of motivation to protect their home field.

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    “going forward, he’s got to do a better job”-Jason Seibel

    LOL, I see what you did there, funny stuff!

  • drwillez37

    Late merry Christmas to everyone thank god its over and thank god OF looks ready for the post season and ready to grab the WEST!!!

  • drwillez37

    Oh yeah Terrance Mitchell is a straight baller!!!!by the way

    • Chiefly Bacon

      His brand of play looks more sustainable than Coop’s. Coop won with great press coverage, but he didn’t have the quickness to stick with guys. Mitchell is in the WR’s pocket for at least 20 yards.

      • mnelson52

        I was surprised to hear Collinsworthless bragging on him, and saying how much better this defense is with Mitchell playing in place of Gaines. I agree with him. That wasn’t easy for me to say.

  • tm1946

    Best part was listening to pundits quiver and quake over Poe pass. Was 3am driving home and bounced around see 3 sports stations. The best in years AND we were not the ones on the losing end of the game.

  • Chiefs-Kings-A’s

    Rumor has it Paxton Lynch starts next Sunday in Denver

    • Ol’ KR

      I could see that. As much as I enjoyed the game last night, I had the feeling this wasn’t the same donk defense that typically awes me. TJ Ward, Brandon Marshall and Derek Wolfe were out, but they just didn’t look like they had the usual nasty edge. I really hope they put it together and beat Oakland, but I am not going to put money on it.

      • mnelson52

        We were missing DJ, Mauga, Howard, Bailey, and Houston. They didn’t see how good our defense should be either.

        • Ol’ KR

          Well said.

    • berttheclock

      Big mistake if they do. Kizla, I believe that is how he spells his name is a sports writer for the Denver Post. He wants Siemian cut. The problem with Denver QBs is not their play, but, the fact Elway did not address his huge offensive line problems. Bringing in an oft injured Okung and a highly over rated Donald Stephenson has really hurt them, plus, both of the OGs have played poorly this year. So, once again, give a QB little protection and then blame him because he is the QB who is supposed to overcome all odds.

    • mnelson52

      I hope not. At this point Siemian isn’t too bad, just had a defense in his face all night. If Broncos had a running game, Siemian could get them more wins.

      • berttheclock

        If they had run blockers who could open holes for their runners, it would help them immensely.

      • berttheclock

        Still remember a quote from micah over at AA long ago. When, I wrote about the importance of having a quality OT, he wrote that OTs were boring. I asked him if Peyton Manning ever thought his LOT was boring and micah had no response. Wonder how he feels about his boring cousin not being able to handle the job in Denver?

  • berttheclock

    Over at CBS Sports, just read the comment from Herm Edwards who thought the Poe pass did not show sportsmanship (Of course, Herm would have quick kicked). Totally disagree and I agree with both Fat Andy who said you need to keep adding points and Kubiak saying he had no problem with the play as his duty was to try to stop it.

    But, as to whether the Chiefs tipped their hand by even running the play, consider this. When, Poe lined up, the Donkies and virtualy everyone else thought Poe was going to run the ball and put everyone up to stop him. Next time the Chiefs will be in that situation, no coach will stack the defensive line as they will realize they need help covering any potential receiver across the middle. So, this play in an of itself has opened possibilities that defensive coaches will have to address and not just jam the middle of the line.

    • tm1946

      I know you remember the old days, HS coach said they are kicking our rear, they are going to keep kicking our rear until you stop them. Now, no one would be crying if you changed uniforms, just have to listen to how the grateful elway knows how to do it.

    • Laurels and limitations

      great point about coaches having to defend just run up the gut when Poe comes in. Reid running that play did limit what KC can do at the LOS while in the redzone, it opened up possibilities.

      • mnelson52

        Poe goes deep to DH…..lol

        • Merlin

          Yes, Poe does not have 3 point range on that jump shot

    • Merlin

      What’s smarter, saving that play for when you really need it, or showing it, forcing teams to account for it?

      • Frank Leggio

        Next time he lines up in the wildcat, he will be running the read option. Really gonna screw with the DC heads. Then Poe lined up in the slot and run the jet sweep to him.

      • Andy

        Merlin, my response to your comment.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8iD-tpdi6M&sns=em

  • berttheclock

    Speaking of running “gimmick” plays, why in the world did Kubiak and his ST coach call for Brandon McManus to try to run a fake punt? Collingsworth pointed out how well Eric Murray was on special teams and how he was faster than McManus. In fact, Collingsworth added that McManus was no Hill. Just looked at the NFL Draft Scout report of McManus at Temple. His 40 times ranged from a low of 4.70 to a high of 4.90. Wonder if Britt Reid, the Chiefs defensive line coach knew something about McManus as he was a grad assistant at Temple for two years when McManus kicked for Temple?

    But, hard to have any pity for Denver. They had the excellent Matt Prater, who had a bit of substance abuse problem a couple of years back, so, they cut him and kept McManus. Both are capable of drilling FGs in the fifties range. Remember, the last game in Denver when Kubiak had McManus try to kick a 62 yarder? That play backfired and helped the Chiefs win the game.

  • berttheclock

    For those who are concerned about Santos missing the PAT and the FG, consider this. In Seattle, their longtime kicker, Steven Hauschka has made 29 of 33 FGs, an average of 87.9% and last year, he made 29 of 31 for a 93.5%, with longs of 54 last year and 53 this year. Yet, this season, he has missed 5 extra points, including a very crucial late on for Seattle which would have given the Seahawks a one point lead with a little over a minute left in the game. Seattle blew their coverage within the next minute which allowed the Cardinals’ FG kicker to drill a winning FG.

    • freshmeat62

      I think Santos is OK. He had an off nite last nite, but it came at a good time when the team scored enough points that his misses were meaningless.

      • mnelson52

        Santos does scare me a little, but then so does Smith, Reid, Harris, and Wilson.

        • berttheclock

          Plus, Childress.

      • Ol’ KR

        He is consistently inconsistent on wet fields. Think Raiders game too

  • freshmeat62

    I look at this team, and I wonder, how in the heck are they 11-4? With the injuries, the play calling, just the personnel, I just don’t see it. Are they just lucky? IMO I think the coaching, well at least the defensive coaching has been outstanding.

    What I don’t understand is why aren’t Chief’s opponents pounding between the T’s? W/o DJ that run defense is not very good. I don’t think the Chiefs could stop a team that concentrated on doing that. And if the Chiefs did adjust to stop it, they will be vulnerable somewhere else.

  • berttheclock

    According to Rotoworld, Spencer Ware is going to have a MRI on his ribs today. Possible rest on Sunday?

    • sidibeke

      Damn. And yesterday was one of his better running days of recent, ran hard, didn’t go down on first contact.

  • Jason Seibel

    Just a quick thought about the Broncos laying down for the Raiders next week:

    If Kubiak indeed plays his backups, they tend to play harder than the starters would in a “meaningless” game. We all remember the Chargers game from a couple of years ago where the Chiefs had already locked up their ticket to the dance. Had it not been for some poor officiating, the Chiefs’ JV Squad would have beaten the Chargers. There is still hope for the Donkeys to pull off the win, especially with a hapless Matt “You Get a Pick, and You Get a Pick” McGloin at the helm. I think the 2 seed is still a real possibility.

    But, Look at this. If things stand, the Chiefs will play the Texans and the Dolphins will play the Steelers. If the Chiefs beat the Texans and the Dolphins beat the Steelers, K.C. goes back into the Black Hole to face the Raiders and Miami goes New England. This is a real possibility.

    • tm1946

      Steelers are an issue, running game and big Ben can change any game.

    • berttheclock

      I really don’t expect the Broncos to purposely lay down against the Raiders. Now, we in KC have believed for many years that the biggest rivalry was the Chiefs versus the Broncos. But, after reading so many thoughts at the sports pages of the San Francisco Chronicle, sfgate, I learned there is far more animosity between the Raiders and the Broncos.

      • tm1946

        Last chance for broncos to tell NFL and world this year was no big deal, next year we will be back. I expect them to go down swing for the bleachers, major factor is ?? QB for raiders.

      • larry mckinney

        TrueThat.

      • mnelson52

        Yep. I think the Chief Raiders rivalry is one that is a little one sided. Raiders do hate Broncos more.

    • mnelson52

      I look for Raiders to run a lot instead of depending on the arm of McGloin. Especially since Broncos struggle against the run. Raiders O-line is too much for the Broncos to handle.

      • berttheclock

        Especially, a healthy Osemele. The Chiefs were extremely lucky when he could not play due to the passage of a kidney stone. True road grader. Plus, I noticed the Raiders went with the smaller and quicker RBs after Murray was shut down last Sunday. Both of the smaller guys killed their opponent and one of them, DeAndre Washington, was almost an after thought on the roster.

        • mnelson52

          I wanted the Chiefs to go after Osemele. I hated that he went to the Raiders.

          • Merlin

            He isn’t a Reid kind of guard. Reid loves guards that can move in space, pull and get out on screens

    • sidibeke

      That would be a nice road, but I don’t think Mia beats the Steelers in Pit.

  • berttheclock

    Kelce, at present, has 1,117 yards for KC. This is by far the highest yardage by any TE Reid has ever coached. However, the highest amount of any single season yardage by a wide out under Reid’s HCing, was by Terrell Owens with 1,200 and DeSean Jackson had 1,156 in ’09. Jackson under Kelly in 2013 had 1,332 yards.

    So, with another great game against the Bolts, Kelce could become the most productive receiver, wide out or TE, for Andy Reid.

    • mnelson52

      He would be now if Reid didn’t sometimes forget he’s on the team.

      • berttheclock

        Great review of his improvement over at AP, this AM. Seth Keysor speaks about him being a bigger and tougher wide out. They point out how much he has put into improving himself. Hard to believe he was a QB in high school.

        • mnelson52

          I didn’t know Kelce was a former QB

          • berttheclock

            Yeah, he didn’t start to play TE until he went to college.

          • berttheclock

            BTW, after the game, he told the NBC sidelines reporter that his dance was supposed to be a bit of “Feliz Navidad”.

          • sidibeke

            It’s a good thing for him he’s good at football.

  • berttheclock

    John Elway may not want to admit it, but, this season is very much on his shoulders for not addressing his offensive line. Siemian was tossed to the ground in Week 4 against Tampa Bay and had not played healthy ever since then. Following that he has suffered a foot injury, much of it due to poor protection. Now, sports writer and fans want to see him cut as he is not Peyton Manning reborn. Unless that offensive line is properly addressed, Paxton Lynch will end up injured, as well. You build championship teams in the trenches.

    • freshmeat62

      I’ll play devil’s advocate w/ you. I think Elway did address his o-line last year. Unfortunately for him, the personnel he addressed it w/ were not very good…Stephenson! I’ve wondered about why Lynch wasn’t playing more this year, but maybe they were throwing Sieman in as cannonfodder this year to let Lynch have a year to develop more. Elway would know what it was like to be thrown in as a rookie.

  • tm1946

    Anyone realize Poe has more thrown more td’s than RGIII this year.

    Also national pundits are changing their tune. This noon, they loving Poe play, three shows only one “put aside bad sportsmanship” the rest about 6 media types loved it.

    • mnelson52

      Chiefs fans loved it and that’s all that matters.

    • freshmeat62

      I think that was one of the smartest plays Reid called all year. Like bert said earlier, next time the Chiefs run Poe out there in short yardage situation, the other team won’t know what to expect, run or pass. They’ll be less likely to stack the box.

  • freshmeat62

    That Mitchell kid is playing well. Just another name off the street picked up by Dorsey, that is turning into a find. He certainly beats Gaines. If Gaines wants to stay in the league, he had better take this whole off season practicing getting his head turned and looking for the ball.

    • tm1946

      Think this happens a lot. Guy stands in the sidelines on practice squad wanders to different teams – gets a chase to play and he does.

  • tm1946

    Just reported 8 months to heal raiders qb. Hate the raiders but that is hard on a kid. Something about both bones, wires and he just has to wait

    • mnelson52

      Just in time for preseason games to get him acclimated.

  • berttheclock

    Best tackle of the night was done by a Chiefs’ security guard and not shown on national TV. Near the end of the 3rd quarter some drunken Broncos’ fan decided to do wind sprints on the playing field. He ran about 60 yards before the security guard smashed into him with a jarring tackle.

    I was at the LA Coliseum to see the Bears play the Rams and some idiot decided to streak nude down the field. He made the mistake of trying to run in front of the Bears’ bench and Mike Ditka closed lined him with his forearm.

    I was, also, at Dodgers Stadium the day some clown decided to jump onto the outfield and attempted to burn the US flag. Rick Monday, who had played for the A’s was playing outfield for the Cubs. nailed the idiot. BTW, Monday was one of the three Arizona State players signed by Finley to begin the turn around of the team. The other two were Reggie Jackson and Sal Bando. Monday ended up being traded to the Cubs for a quality left handed pitcher.

    Yet, they keep coming out of the woodwork.

    • Merlin

      I think that fan was looking for a job as a Bronco running back.

      • mnelson52

        I think he got more yards on that one run than Broncos did all night.

  • freshmeat62

    That pass of Poe’s would have been a 3 pointer, even in the NBA.

  • sidibeke

    NE are bigger favorites on the road at Mia, another playoff team then Pit is at home against the 1-14 Browns. Hmm.