Ah, the hope of the pre season. The Chiefs first team
offense looked good in the one drive they conducted and
the first team defense looked like last years team when
they were on the field.
The Chiefs had their 1st instant replay challenge
upheld. Looked very similar to last seasons Raider/Patriots
controversial call. Wonder if the Niners walk out in their
next referee meeting in protest?
Note to Tony Gonzalez, When you can take a 10-yard
crossing pattern 71 yards for a TD then you should be
paid like a top five wide receiver.
If you watched the Chiefs interior starting defensive
line during the 49ers game you will realize how bad this
team needs Ryan Sims in camp and on the field.
Maybe this Vermeil guy can judge talent, Dante
Hall looked like a #3 wide receiver against the 49ers.
Marvcus Pattons age should be a non-issue.
Jason Dunn made the most of his opportunity to
start at TE.
Good-bye Lawrence Tynes, hello Morten Andersen.
Trent Greens QB rating for his one drive
If you look all the way around, youll see
Eddie (Kennison) had a catch, Johnnie (Morton) had a catch,
Priest (Holmes) had a catch. Thats when were
most effective when we can spread the ball around
and not focus on one or two specific people.
Trent Green, speaking on the Chiefs opening
CK: The beauty of this offense is the way the ball
is shared. Hopefully there will be no complaints about
that this season.
I think Dante Hall will really surprise some people
because nobody has ever seen him in the NFL as a wide
receiver. I picture him making the type of contribution
that Az Hakim made for me, short passes that can utilize
his speed and the types of skill he shows in the return
game. Hall wasnt a wide receiver until last year.
He has really picked things up well.
Vermeil from CBS Sportsline before Saturday nights
CK:At least for one pre-season night, Dante Az-Hall
made Vermeil look like a genius.
"The Cardinals opened the preseason by beating penalty-prone
San Diego 24-17 in Marty Schottenheimers debut as
coach of the Chargers." sports.yahoo.com
"Todd Collins was inconsistent, and 49ers linebacker
Jamie Wilborn launched him airborne with a crushing hit
that knocked Collins helmet off and appeared to
cause a fumble, though officials ruled it an incomplete
pass after a review."
CK: Collins proved he was tough enough to take a
huge hit, but I see Jonathan Quinn stepping into the #2
"The Saint Louis Rams could be shopping for a veteran
quarterback after backup Jamie Martin suffered a separation
of his right shoulder Saturday night."
CK: St. Louis Rams, this is Carl Peterson. How about
taking Joe Germaine off our hands and sending us that
6th-round pick back from last season?
"We only showed a little bit of what we can do. What
do you say after a preseason game? Im just glad
we kept people healthy and didnt play all 15 minutes
of that overtime.
Kansas City coach Dick Vermeil, espn.com
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