ASK BOB: 9/15

TX_ChiefAN says: Bob…I wish that I could have met you while we (wife and I) were here … this was an Awesome experience (first NFL game for my wife). We lost our voices and have sooooo many memories (one of which we took a pic w/ Clark Hunt…awesome guy!) Nice renovations and I think the team really enjoyed the crowd’s noise. I do need to ask though, who blew the coverage on that NN TD?

Bob says: Glad you enjoyed your first taste of the new Arrowhead. As for the blown coverage on the 59-yard TD by WR Legedu Naanee, the head coach said it was several people, but Eric Berry says it was him. It would make sense that it would be either Berry or the other safety at the time, Kendrick Lewis. It’s something that comes with playing young players. With Berry, I’ll bet he doesn’t make the same mistake again.

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Jesse says: So, I thought Trent Dilfer had some insightful comments last night as an announcer, but gawd, did anyone else get sick and tired of him talking about how he wanted to marry Phillip Rivers and have his babies?

Bob says: I missed Dilfer’s commentary, but you have to cut him a little bit of slack because doing color is not where he has a lot of experience, if any at all. He liked Rivers because Rivers is a lot like Dilfer was as a player, only Rivers has talent.

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Kent says: I felt that the defense did well for a while. They put pressure on the quarterback and San Diego was 3 and out like 6 times in a row. Then they went back to not covering very well. It seemed like they either changed schemes or ran out of gas. I thought the offense was doing ok, but whatever happened to throwing it to Charles or McCluster out of the back field in the flat like we used to do with Priest Holmes?

Bob says: With the defense, I think there was the factor of being tired – they faced 70 plays on the night. As for the offense, I think they’ll eventually get to using Charles and/or McCluster more like Holmes as the season goes along. Remember, Charlie Weis is still figuring out what he has and what works. This game finally gives him a tape to watch and see how defenses react. They’ll find ways to get the ball in the hands of those two guys more often – they have to, because those are the playmakers.

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Brandon says: I’m seriously wondering if I saw the same game as everyone else. It seemed like we really didn’t get much if any pressure on Rivers. Maybe I was focused too much on the last quarter when everyone was tired (probably because the offense couldn’t stay on the blasted field (how about a first down now and then?)

Dan in Joplin says: Brandon, I saw the same game you did! We didn’t pressure Rivers near enough! Yes, we got a sack and put him on the ground a couple of times, but where were all the blitz packages we saw in preseason? How about a corner blitz? How about Studebaker, did he even get a defensive snap?

Bob says: The defense was tired, and they were also going a bit conservative because that’s what the situation called for given the weather conditions. For every man you send on the pass rush, that’s one less man in coverage and it increases the chances to one player slipping on the wet turf gives up a big play. But overall the pressure on Rivers was average to above average. They hit him a few times after he released the ball and sacked him twice, although one was a gift on a blown snap. Rivers is a tough guy to sack because he’s so good at getting rid of the ball at the last instant. There is no question the pass rush has to get better.

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Edward says: Hey Bob, you dropped the ball, looks like Kendrick Lewis changed his number from 49 to 23.

Bob says: Au Contraire Edward. Here’s link to my pre-game post from Monday night. Check out the information at 8:17 p.m.


10 Responses to “ASK BOB: 9/15”

  • September 15, 2010  - BayouCityChief says:

    What effect, if any, will Tyson’s absence have on the Defense? He seems to be playing better, but not much better.


  • September 15, 2010  - Brandon says:

    He liked Rivers because Rivers is a lot like Dilfer was as a player, only Rivers has talent.

    Ouch.

    I personally struggled with Dilfers commentary too. I really wish I could get KCFX’s audio stream sync’d with the video feed from NFL Gamepass.


  • September 15, 2010  - eric says:

    Any word on what round draft pick the Chiefs will get from the Pats for giving them our mal-content DB.


  • September 15, 2010  - Edward says:

    My bad Bob guess I overlooked it. Let me ask you this Bob why isn’t Weiss given Charles more carries? He’s clearly the best weapon offense, forget the entire team.


  • September 16, 2010  - Petey says:

    I too liked Dilfer’s call of the game on Monday night, but to comment that he would want no other QB in the last drive was over the top.

    Also, at what point does Nick Hardwig, the SD Center, tell his QB that if he doesn’t stop screaming at him on national TV like a two year old that he’s going to break him in half. I haven’t seen a QB put on such a prima donna display with his teammates since Dan Marino played. I can’t imagine that his teammates are very fond of Phillip Rivers….I know he has EASILY become the player I would most like to see concussed.


  • September 16, 2010  - Josh says:

    Petey, hilarious. Rivers is a sad excuse for a human, let alone an adult male. Why wasn’t there a flag thrown for kicking the ball like a little b!tch?


  • September 16, 2010  - Kiowa says:

    I agree about Rivers, he has talent but besides that is a sad excuse for a human being. Grow up, how do you expect to lead a bunch of hugely grown men when you look like a little child having a temper tantrum. He should hang out with Jeff Overton from the PGA he acts the exact same.


  • September 16, 2010  - Russell says:

    CMON, Rivers is excitable, so what, at least he is showing some passion. You dont think in the LR they dont jive him? HE IS WINNING QB!! TeamMATES are alot closer to him than we imagine….


  • September 16, 2010  - Petey says:

    So what Russell? Nobody wants to be cussed out by a peer when you already feel bad enough about making a mistake, let alone on national TV.

    Rivers is a prima donna, punk and he WILL get what’s coming to him at some point. Passion is one thing, but acting like a child who was told ‘no’ is something completely different.


  • September 16, 2010  - dan in joplin says:

    Josh, I was wondering that myself, I thought kicking the ball was unsportsmanlike or at least delay of game… Rivers is a baby, BUT he can win! He was definately over the top Monday night!




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