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Chiefs vs. Dolphins Post Game Gab

In the grand scheme of things nobody will remember the Chiefs just lost to the Dolphins 24-0. Nobody will remember that on this day Bill Parcells looked like he had his one win Dolphin?s team much further along in the rebuilding process than Herm Edwards. Nobody will remember that the Chief?s secondary made Chad Pennington who has had a little over a week to learn the Dolphin?s play book look like Joe Montana.

Edwards better remember, he needs to remind all of his young players that in the NFL no matter who you are playing even a one win football team if you don?t bring it this is what will happen. This game might be the most important lesson the Chiefs learn all preseason. It is not like the Dolphins completely dominated the Chiefs the just outplayed them and capitalized on big plays and great field position.

In the early portion of the second quarter the Dolphin?s Ted Ginn took a punt back 59 yards as he simply ran by every one on the field to put the Dolphins up 10-0. The next series Brodie Croyle fumbled at the Chiefs 22 setting up a 17 yard touchdown from Chad Pennington to Anthony Fasano escalating the Dolphins lead to 17-0 in the first half. After that play the game slowed down considerably with the only other score in the game that came in the second half after Jalen Parmele broke a 80 yard run setting up his own 2 yard touch down dive later in the drive.

The starters will not get to play as much next week as the St. Louis Rams come into town to play the Chiefs for the Governor?s Cup. But as the Chiefs found out today the might not be ready for the regular season to start just yet and should be counting their lucky stars this was not their last tune up before they play the defending AFC champion Patriots. With 11 players out with injury the Chiefs need to get sharper and healthier. As the Chiefs continue to evaluate their roster here is a look at who played well and who did not against the Dolphins.

Who?s Hot

1.Barry Richardson: After playing horrible last week Richarsdson came in early replacing Damion Mcintosh who sustained a injury. Playing very solid in what was a other wise weak offensive line Richardson stood out and solidified a spot on this roster.

2.Brandon Carr: Did not give up a big play all game and when the Dolphins decided to test him with a fade pattern to the end zone intended for a much bigger tight end the rookie corner came and snatched the pass away giving the Chiefs their only interception of the day.

3. Derrick Johnson: This season definitely looks like his break out year. Easily looking like the best athlete on the field against the Dolphins starting unit showed he can get to the passer knocking down a pass and applying some pressure.

Who?s Not

1. Chiefs quarterbacks:
All three of them threw a interception. None of them got into the end zone. Pretty much the makings of a horrendous day for the QB?s. In their defense it did not help that there was no protection provided to any of the QB?s.

2. Chris Manderino: 2 dropped passes 2 missed blocks. 2 bad for his roster spot Chris would have had to of been a difference maker to make this team. Now he might not even survive the 75 man cut down.

3. B.J. Sams: Already on thin ice with the Chiefs Sam?s fumbled a punt return and even though it was called back because of a Dolphins penalty. Rookie Dontrell Savge was in to field the re kick. The writing is on the wall for Sams and he may not be on the team for the next game.


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