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Previewing the Chiefs’ third preseason game

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I really wanted to talk to Joel and Seth about Demetrius Harris on Thursday’s podcast, but they were unavailable due to “meetings” and “trial all day” aka being slackers.

With Chiefs-Seahawks set to take place Friday night at 7:00 p.m. CT, we brought in a reinforcement in former linebacker Shawn Barber, who played three seasons with the Chiefs from 2003-2005. Barber has also done some scouting work in recent years with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Here’s what we discuss:

3:00 – We’ll all have our eyes on the first-team offense in this game.

4:26 – offensive question: How does the left guard position shake out?

5:27 – offensive question: Who will be the third tight end?

6:45 – offensive question: Who may make the team as the sixth wide receiver?

7:57 – Shawn suggests that De’Anthony Thomas’ job could be in jeopardy.

11:19 – Shawn and Pete discuss the surplus at running back the Chiefs have.

12:54 – Pete explains why the Seahawks game is pivotal for Spencer Ware.

16:53 – Shawn dives deep in what he sees in the Chiefs linebacker position.

17:44 – Shawn explains why he loved the DJ Alexander/Kevin Pierre-Louis swap.

18:57 – Shawn, who does some scouting work, explains why he originally didn’t have Tanoh Kpassagnon rated that high, and why he has changed his mind.

23:45 – Shawn explains why he feels Bennie Logan is one of the best defensive players in the league.

25:00 – defensive question: Who will have the better year…Bennie Logan or Dontari Poe?

26:30 – Shawn explains why the right cornerback is the No. 1 weakness is an otherwise great defense.

30:05 - Shawn and Pete begin playing “Cut or Keep.”

30:20 – Shawn and Pete get sidetracked about general manager Brett Veach’s calves.

37:05 – Shawn gushes about “Dirty Dan” Sorensen.