'Does Jon Baldwin Exist?' And Other Tweets From Falcons-Chiefs Game

Aug 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Jon Baldwin (89) during warmups prior to the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. The Packers defeated the Chiefs 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

I have failed you, Arrowhead Pride readers.

Throughout training camp I was hyping up Jon Baldwin as a guy to watch this season. I saw him in training camp and he looked terrific, showing his athleticism left and right. He's big, strong and skilled. There was a lot to like about Baldwin.

Unfortunately, I failed you. I was wrong. At least through one game. Baldwin had a disappearing act in the Falcons-Chiefs game and had no targets for no yards. He was hardly even on the field.

"Well he's trying to develop a role in the offense," Romeo Crennel said after the game of the Chiefs' second-year wideout. "He's working at it, and I think eventually he will have his spot and he will be making plays, but it just didn't come up today."

That implies Baldwin does not have a role in the offense right now, which is too bad. This is year two and a Chiefs first round pick is contributing very little on game day.

Overreaction? Probably a little bit, yeah. But over a 17-game sample, Baldwin has one game in his career with more than 30 yards receiving so perhaps the hype is my fault. I should've looked at the reality of the situation instead of getting hoodwinked in training camp.

I'm not necessarily putting this on Baldwin, by the way. Maybe Matt Cassel isn't targeting him. Maybe Romeo Crennel is keeping him out. Maybe this is on Baldwin. I have no idea.

But what we do know is that Baldwin on Sunday had 22 snaps, which means he was on the field for only 32 percent of the Chiefs offensive plays. Compare that to Dwayne Bowe (87 percent), Dexter McCluster (83 percent) and Steve Breaston (75 percent).

So on Sunday everyone was wondering the same thing: Where is Jon Baldwin?

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