win is still a win
A one legged kicker. Being forced to use the 14th and
15th string defensive backs due to injuries. Playing down
to their competition, which was an extremely poor NFL
team. Stupid penalties. Playing Willie Jones at left tackle
for one series.
All of this could not stop the Kansas City Chiefs from
going above .500 for the first time since Nov. 5, 2000.
It was ugly, it was another nail biter but it was a win.
Take A Memo
Greg Robinson names one of his defenses the 3-0-8
spinner D. Im changing that. You can
now call it the 3-0-8 turnstile D." Opponents
just pass right through it on their way to lots of yardage
and eventually the end zone.
The turnstile D gave up 359 yards,
25 points and 23 first downs to a lousy offense and a
QB making his first ever start.
Has LB Lew Bush made one play since joining the
Has LB Glen Cadrez made a play since joining the
Can you imagine how good this team could be with
Can you imagine how good the Chiefs defense could
A) A new defensive coordinator
B) A defensive line that could tackle and generate a
C) Fast hard hitting linebackers
D) Safeties that could cover and tackle
E) Corners that could play press coverage without getting
burned several times a game.
On one leg, I will still take Morten Andersen over
any other kicker the Chiefs have had in the last 10 years.
One of Trent Greens best throws of the day
was an incompletion on the play before the touchdown pass
to Priest Holmes. That was a play where he was under pressure
and instead of forcing something simply threw the ball
away. The next play was the game winning TD, Green to
Trent Green has is now the best fourth quarter
QB in the league.
Trent Green is now the best run blocking QB in
Kind of scary, but Trent Green doesnt seem
to panic anymore.
I once called RB Priest Holmes a poor mans
Marshall Faulk. That was an obvious mistake. Hes
an underpaid Marshall Faulk.
The Chiefs final drive was 10 plays for 78 yards.
Holmes had 6 touches for 72 yards and the game winning
TD on that drive. Oh, and for good measure, 233 total
yards and two more touchdowns for the entire game.
Dont look now but Trent Green has a 2-1 TD
to INT ratio, is hitting on 65% of his passes and has
a 100.4 QB rating.
That may have been what Dick Vermeil had in mind
when he sent a number one draft pick to the 0-5 Rams two
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