Andy Reid can point out the obvious. The Kansas City Chiefs offensive line has to play better after giving up eight sacks and seemingly constant pressures over the last two games. And the Chiefs are apparently willing to consider changes to the line to get it done.
Reid was asked about the play of the offensive line against the Broncos and he said that the Chiefs clearly have to get better there.
"Since the bye - what are we, 5-2?" Reid said. "Somewhere in that area - and so the last couple games we probably haven't done as well as we need to do. That's probably an understatement. I am saying from a front standpoint that we can play better football than we have the last couple of games. And we need to get back to that, we need to get there. Up to that point, I thought we were doing a pretty good job but the last couple weeks here we haven't played very well. We need to get that going again."
Reid doesn't criticize in the media much so this is about as much as you're going to get. And he's really just pointing out the obvious. The Chiefs offensive line against the Broncos was not very good and so they made some changes.
One change came because of an injury when guard Mike McGlynn exited with a quad injury and Jeff Linkenbach came in.
The other change was Donald Stephenson stepping in for right tackle Ryan Harris towards the end of the game. Reid said that the Chiefs wanted to get Stephenson some work. Asked if Stephenson is replacing Harris, Reid said, "We're looking at everything. We haven't made any decisions on any of that right now."
Looking at this in the big picture though, we knew the offensive line was going to have its issues, and the injuries haven't helped. When you're signing new starters in training camp and preseason it's probably a pretty good sign that it's going to be an issue. That's why I'm leaning towards Team O-Line in the 2015 draft.