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Chiefs Vs. Jaguars Post Game Gab

Davis Garrard

It was the tale of two teams showing up to play the Jags on Sunday, the first team was the same predictable Chiefs with their short passing game and obvious running formations and plays. The second team that showed up was who the Chiefs want to be, a team that winged the ball all over the field executed properly and got a couple of bounces to go their way. The game started out well enough for the Chiefs who marched down the field on their first drive setting up a 45 yard Ryan Succop field goal with the Chiefs grabbing the early advantage 3-0. The good times would not last long as the defense quickly reminded everybody of their propensity to give up the big play early and often.

The Jags answered right back on their next drive with a 28 yard touchdown run from Rashad Jennings as the Jags took the lead back 7-3 a lead they would not lose the rest of the game. The Jaguars next drive resulted in a missed Josh Scobey field goal but the Chiefs could not take advantage and were forced to punt.. Later in the first quarter the Chiefs would catch their first break of the game as Derrick Johnson nailed torry Holt on a shallow crossing pattern that resulted in a fumble that w3as recovered by De Juan Morgan. The Chiefs would take advantage getting all the way to the jags three yard line but were forced to settle for a 21 yard field goal witht the score 7-6 Jags.

David Garrard and the Jaguars would start to put the game out of reach on their next drive hitting Mike Sims-Walker on a 61 yard touch down pass, giving the Chiefs a eight point deficit to over come. Walker would also have a 30 yard catch in the game and finished with 6 catches for 147 yards. With 1:02 left in the first half the Chiefs moved down field in enough time to set up a ridiculous 56 yard field goal attempt in to the wind, the field goal fell well short and was almost returned for six until Dustin Colquitt pulled down Rasheen Mathis at the nine yard line saving what would have been a TD.

After the half the Jaguars would continue building on their lead, half way thru the third quarter the Jags added another field goal Making the score 17-6. The Chiefs and Jags would trade punts until Maurice Jones -Drew broke the Chiefs back with 10 yard TD run with 4:36 remaining. The Chiefs while out of the game did wake up after this play and began to play with a more wide open offense , Matt Cassel answered right back hitting newly acquired Chris Chambers for a 54 yard touch down. Following the TD the Chiefs recovered the onside kick and went back to work Matt Cassel hit Dwayne Bowe on a 36 yard pass then hit Chris Chambers on a five yard TD pass the two point conversion was good on a middle pass to Jamaal Charles as the Chiefs pulled close at 24-21.

The Jags would recover the onside kick and run out the clock but the Chiefs may have found the offensive identity they have been searching for all season. Maybe this team that can’t pass block well or run the ball well is a team that just drops back and airs it out, it worked against the Jags and was the most productive the Chiefs offense has looked all year…. Hopefully the coaching staff can take something from the last four minutes of this game and implement it in the Chiefs offense for the remainder of the season.

Grading the keys to the Game

1. Contain MJD: The Chiefs did a good job on MJD for the most part limiting him to 97 yards on 29 carries which equals out to a even three yards a carry. If the Chiefs D could have just kept him out of the end zone this might have been a different game. Overall the Chiefs did a good job against one of the most explosive backs in the league.

Grade: C+

2. Get Charles involved: What does Jamaal Charles have to do to get some respect on this team he is fast explosive and is averaging more than five yards a carry on the season. The Chiefs struggled to gain yards for 56 minutes of this game and only gave his six carries which he translated in to 36 yards. If they would have gave Charles 20 touches he could have had a real big game, with the L.J. situation the Chiefs need to find a way to incorporate this poor man’s Reggie Bush into the game plan.

Grade: D-

3. Push the ball down the field: Well it took 56 minutes but the Chiefs finally figured it out, half back slams up the middle and five yard crossing routes just are not going to cut it. With the newly acquired Chris Chambers who proved he still has something in the gas tank and Dwayne Bowe the Chiefs now have two legitimate receivers their season is over there is no reason not to be aggressive in the passing game from here on out. The Chiefs will never move forward with this team unless they become more aggressive ….. Why not they have nothing to lose?

Grade: D+


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One Response to “Chiefs Vs. Jaguars Post Game Gab”

  1. regina says:

    Larry was a victim of the press in kc. shame on us

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