With their first pick initially late in the first round, the Kansas City Chiefs weren't expecting huge immediate contributions from their draft picks. That certainly didn't change when they traded their top pick and eventually made their first choice early in the second round. So it's not a huge surprise the Chiefs haven't gotten much from those nine picks. Here's a look at what's happened with each player through the quarter-point of the season.
The oft-repeated sentiment from Reid: "We’re 2-2. It’s not the end of the world, even though it feels that way." It does because the list of concerns through four games is longer than anticipated, especially on offense. The Chiefs entered the weekend with the 23rd-ranked offense, last in the division, behind even a Broncos team that opened the season with a second-year quarterback in Trevor Siemian, whose previous NFL experience totaled one snap and kneeldown.
Chris Conley of the Kansas City Chiefs says, "Just for reference. I work in a locker room [every day]. That is not locker room talk. Just so you know." He continued, "Have I been in every locker room? No. But the guys I know and respect don't talk like that. They talk about girls but not like that. Period."
After Josh Lambo's field goal with 13:24 remaining, the Chargers led the Chiefs 27-10. But Kansas City would rally to tie the score on a Jeremy Maclin 19-yard touchdown reception, a 33-yard field goal by Cairo Santos and a 5-yard touchdown run by Spencer Ware. The Chargers never touched the ball in overtime. The Chiefs drove 70 yards in just over six minutes to win.
"We gave up 400 some yards today," said Bruce Irvin. "That’s bad. I’m happy about the win, but I’m not in a good mood about how we performed." Specifically, the Raiders gave up 431 yards to the Chargers. With that total, the Raiders sit dead last in the league, giving up 452.6 yards per game. That’s 30 more yards per game than the next worst team (Saints). The Raiders also give up the most yards per play (6.8) in the league.
After Sunday’s game, Coach Kubiak had flu-like symptoms and was taken to a hospital as a precaution. He's currently being evaluated.