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Chiefs offensive line play most important development out of first preseason game

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Our own MNChiefsfan reviewed the Kansas City Chiefs first team offensive line in the preseason loss to the Seattle Seahawks (which you should read here). Yes, they were very good. I also want to point out that the Chiefs own offensive linemen feel as good as about the job they did as MNChiefsfan does.

“As a unit we are cohesive,” Chiefs center Mitch Morse said after the game. “We are working together, which is nice. We are on the same page.”

Could you imagine saying that about last year’s offensive line? They were switching things constantly. They swapped right and left tackle the week before the season for crying out loud!

This year’s unit looks to be better: LT Eric Fisher is in year four, LG Parker Ehinger is a rookie, C Mitch Morse was already good, RG Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is strong as hell and RT Mitch Schwartz is one of the best right tackles in the game.

“It is a huge point of emphasis to keep Alex clean,” Morse said. “We need a healthy quarterback. We need a quarterback who is upright trying to throw the ball or just an upright quarterback, in general, to be successful. There definitely are some things we can work on. Collectively, as a whole, we feel pretty confident where we are.”

The offensive line’s performance is the most important takeaway from the first preseason game. Alex Smith can be really, really good in this offense with a little more time. Here’s to hoping the offensive line can boost the offense’s performance to help soften the blow from Justin Houston’s absence.