So Chiefs coach Todd Haley‘s now 1-9 in preseason games with the Chiefs…
Yes, the Chiefs first team played better than it did last week. Matt THE FRANCHISE was 6 of 14 passing for 73 yards. That’s three more yards than when Baltimore beat us with in the playoffs last year.
Chiefs mini receiver/back Dexter McCluster looked good with four catches and D-Bowe had three nice catches for 43 yards. But no big plays for Matt. Our lone score came from backup quarterback, Tyler Palco.
Our field goal kicker is still suspect from outside the 40. Our first team defense was better and kept us in the game until the fourth quarter when Baltimore lit up the Chiefs. The Chiefs led 13-10 but then managed to give up a ton of points and lose 31-13. Similar to that blasting Baltimore gave us in the playoffs a few months back.
What else did we do? Oh yeah, Haley was worried about getting players hurt in the meaningless preseason. So our No. 1 pick Jonathan Baldwin sprained his wrist sprained (and likely more since he’ll be out for weeks) in a fight with running back Thomas Jones In the Chiefs locker room. We also saw our first string star offense lineman Brandon Albert go down. And our line was thin to start with, so yikes.
I predicted Baltimore 21 Chiefs 6. Close call.
I just don’t see much offense with this club. The strange thing is there’s been no running game in either preseason effort. Not much from Charles or Jones.
So yes, it’s only preseason. It doesn’t count, right?
But are any of you really excited about this team? I’d like to know why. Maybe it’s just me, but I don’t see much to get excited about yet. The defense does have some interesting new guys and we’ll see how that goes during the season.
But so far I’ve seen nothing to convince me that my original prediction was wrong.