I know it's almost time for the Jets game and these clips are almost ancient now but it's still interesting to discuss the plays for three or four of you out there. Sunday seems a lot longer away since I don't get to watch the K-State Collin Klein's, I mean K-State Bill Snyder's, derr....Wildcats on Saturday. So Sunday can't come soon enough for me as I'm sure it's the same for all of you.
After the jump you'll see links to 10 plays from the Chiefs game against the Bears with a little description of each play. Some of them are good, some of them are bad, and a couple of them are awesomely bad. Guess which side of that ball that is all you 'friends of the feather'? Did he just drop a major league line on us? Yes, yes he did. If you don't know what I'm talking about, goggle it. Yeah, I know. Use that to a friend and see how quick they correct you.
First play. I know that throughout a lot of these video posts I tend to give a lot of love to the big nasty's in the middle of the defensive line. It's mainly because it's part of the defense that most people not named Kalo don't watch on a play-by-play basis. I personally tend to pick out a different defensive player on each snap and just follow them throughout the play. It's easy to follow the ball in the periph'. In this play you'll notice the one particular big nasty (#72-Dorsey) hold his ground and allow Belcher to run free and make the tackle. Dorsey holding his ground allows Belcher to take an angle that allows him make a play in the backfield, as opposed to determining what would happen on this play if Dorsey gives ground and doesn't allow for Belcher to take that angle. How many watched this play and gave most of the credit to Belcher at first-glance? Uh huh, exactly.
Second play. There are two different things I really like about this play and maybe it's just me that really looks for this one particular thing. First of all, Travis Daniels is the best #4/5 cornerback in this league. He made quite a few plays in the Bears game and this is one of them. Besides the great open-field tackle on the speedy Johnny Knox, watch he and Flowers communicate about the motion right before the snap. Those are guys on the defense on the same page, great coaching, great execution and great awareness to understand each's responsibility on the play. This was also 2nd down play on the drive that the Bears went for it on 4th down and incompleted a pass to turn it over on downs. Big tackle by Daniels there. Oh yeah, and you'd think running backs would learn to not get in DJ's way when he's coming at the quarterback. Silly Forte.
Third play. I don't care what the reason for Gaither not getting a look at right tackle was before we cut him. So we have to deal with this instead? Damn you BRich, I defended you coming into the season.
Fourth play. I can't decide if Wieg's is just too slow or that Palko isn't aware that Lilja pulling right here isn't a good idea, or some combination of these two things along with some others. YOU be the judge.
Fifth play. I know we've seen Clay's post with this clips already. But how about a little love for the possum-eating man-child right here. This wasn't happening earlier in the season and if you remember any of my video posts of our 2nd and short in the nickel/dime defensive formations from before, Bailey wasn't holding his ground like this. While DJ made a helluva play, imagine this play if Bailey gets pushed back off the LOS. It ALWAYS starts with the beef.
Sixth play. You knew it was coming didn't you? You didn't really think you were going to see this whole post without a pro Tjax clip did you? Silly AP cpu person ignoring their duties at work right now. This is the play of the game in my opinion. TJax did his job and another one of the "just cut him now" players of AP makes the play on the other end. Jon Freakin McGraw taking a lesson from DJ on how to stuff someone at the goal line. This resulted in a field goal because of Marion Barber's inability to stand in the correct place. Oh well.
Seventh play. yes.
Eighth play. Who screwed up more on this play? LeRon McClain or Barry Richardson. From McClain's reaction I don't know, but I'm going with BRich because he looked like he forgot there was someone on his right helping him out. Something he should get used to...
Ninth play. As much as I think you're terrible Palko, great job of staying in the pocket and delivering the ball between two defenders on a crucial play. Sometimes you just have to fit it in there when nobody is open bec....wait....who the hell is guarding Urban at the top of the screen? Damnit Palko.
(In all fairness, he did complete three third down passes on the TD drive)
Tenth play. TOUCHDOWN BABY!!!!!
That's all I got folks. Whatcha think bout these things?