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Kansas City Chiefs Updates

Discussion in 'TMFL' started by Subkontraktor, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Subkontraktor

    Subkontraktor Plays with Knives.

    Aug 16, 2010
    Shout out to the Titans' owner for the inspiration.

    Keller, if you want to throw this in another forum, feel free.

    The Kansas City Chiefs ended the 2011 in a disappointing fashion after one of the hottest starts in more than a decade. The entire season changed during a week 11 win against the eventual AFC Champion Buffalo Bills. Jamaal Charles was knocked out of the game late with a broken collarbone that sidelined him for the remainder of the season.

    After a 9-1 start that featured wins over both of the AFC Championship game participants, the Chiefs stumbled their way to a 2-5 finish, including a 4 game losing streak, and a loss in the wild card round to the Miami Dolphins. During the stretch, the Broncos overcame the Chiefs to take the division and a first round bye. The same bye that could have allowed Charles to return for the first playoff game.

    The season did continue to bring back the excitement to Kansas City's beloved franchise that had disapeared since the Trent Green and Preist Holmes' show got too old to perform. 2012 looks very bright with a lot of strong, young players holding down some of the most important postions.

    Matt Cassel has locked up the quarterback position with another solid year, despite having a rough stretch to end the year in the Post-JC period. Thomas Jones will again back up one of the most prolific rushers in the league in Charles, and the Chiefs should have one of the strongest rushing teams. Lavon Waiters has brough some excitement to the wide receiver postion. His size and speed complement Dwayne Bowe and Dexter McCluster nicely. And then there's always 3rd year standout TE Tony Moeaki who has single-handedly made the city forget about the other Tony.

    On the defensive side of the ball, things have been getting very interesting. Steady young players have taken over at most of the postions. In the defensive backfield, Brandon Flowers, Brandon Carr, and Javier Arenas are strengths at cornerback, but not the best position overall. Behind them line up Aspha Savage, a 23 year old stud who works next to one of the best safeties in the league, Eric Berry.

    The linebacking core is just as interesting with Jovan Belcher, Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, and Ben Jackson starting, and Andy Studebaker and Demorrio Williams backing them up. The defensive line appears to be the weakness on the unit with only Tyson Jackson and Glen Dorsey as solid contributors.

    2011 Season Recap:
    Overall record: 11-6 (lost to Dolphins in Wild Card Round)
    PvP record: 5-5
    vs Broncos : W 17-7
    at Dolphins : L 20-24
    vs Jets : W 56-45
    vs Chargers : W 24-14
    at Bills : W 20-17
    at Raiders : L 21-41
    at Packers : W 27-24
    at Lions : L 17-31
    at Broncos : L 17-31
    at Dolphins : L 17-27

    2011 Stat Leaders: @Keller - this will help put the right color on I think?
    QB Matt Cassell - 3730 yards 31 TD 23 INT
    RB Jamaal Charles 164 Att 1117 RuY 13 TD, 37 Rec 376 ReY 4 TD
    TE Tony Moeaki - 85 Rec 1175 ReY 12 TD
    WR Dwayne Bowe - 46 Rec 679 ReY 4 TD
    WR Dexter McCluster - 36 Rec 696 ReY 5 TD
    WR Lavon Waiters - 26 Rec 603 ReY 6 TD
    LB Ben Jackson - 57 Tkl 6 Sacks 1 INT 2 FF
    LB Derrick Johnson 51 Tkl 2 Sacks 1 INT 2 FR
    LB Tamba Hali - 49 Tkl 2 Sacks 1 INT 4 FF 1 FR 1 TD
    S Aspha Savage - 46 Tkl 2 INT 1 FR 1 TD
    DE Glenn Dorsey - 24 Tkl 5 Sacks 1 INT 2 FF 1 FR
    DT Tyson Jackson - 24 Tkl 5 Sacks 2 FF
    S Eric Berry - 36 Tkl 4 INT 1 TD

    2011 Postion Grades:
    Quarterback - B+
    Running BAck - A-
    Wide Receiver - C+
    Tight Ends - A
    Offensive Line - B+
    Defensive Line - C+
    Linebackers - A
    Cornerbacks - B+
    Safeties - A
    Kicker - B+
    Punter - B+

    2012 Outlook
    The Chiefs aren't looking to make many offseason moves. We feel we have solid young players at most of the positions. The two areas we might be looking at is Defensive Line and Fullback. We could use a decent fourth wide receiver and maybe some good backup offensive linemen as well. There will probably not be any shocking moves however.
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  2. stryder24

    stryder24 Walk On

    Aug 18, 2010
    that is a great write up.... gonna go edit mine and add my schedule :)

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