Javier Gets A TD – On Offense!

From the O.co Coliseum, Oakland, California

It was early last week when the Chiefs returned from their bye week that Javier Arenas got the message as he sat in a defensive meeting.

“Javier, stop by Coach Muir’s office after we are done here,” Arenas was told by defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. “He’s got something he wants to talk about.”

That’s when the second-year cornerback found out that besides defense and special teams, he would be working in the offense in preparation for Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

“That’s the first time I heard anything about it,” Arenas said. “Wednesday was the first time we practiced it.”

Arenas’ 7-yard touchdown run on offense came out of the Wildcat formation that caught everyone by surprise, especially the Oakland Raiders.

“They weren’t expecting that,” WR Dwayne Bowe said. “I’m sure they were like WTF!”

Here’s how the play went down: Arenas came on the field and into the offensive huddle. When the Chiefs broke their circle, QB Matt Cassel ran to a wide receiver position to the right. Arenas stood behind center Casey Wiegmann in the shotgun formation. RB Dexter McCluster was stationed as a wing to the left of the formation.

McCluster went in motion to his right just before Wiegmann snapped the ball. With LG Ryan Lilja pulling to his right, Arenas ran to the right edge. Lilja took out the only defensive man left there and at least one defensive back over ran the play.

Arenas scooted into the end zone untouched for his first NFL score.

“I know that when he (McCluster) crossed in front of the defense, that’s where all their attention went,” Arenas said. “All I had to do was head for the hole on the right side and it was wide, wide open.”

Punt returns, kickoff returns, a defensive score through an interception or fumble return – those all figured to be the area where Arenas would find the end zone. He never expected it to happen on offense.

“Everything worked just perfectly,” Arenas said. “I’m willing to do that any time.”

2 Responses to “Javier Gets A TD – On Offense!”

  • October 24, 2011  - K.C. Defense Bedevils All Raiders QB in 28- Victory : BobGretz.com says:

    [...] SIDEBAR: Arenas gets a taste of offense. [...]

  • October 24, 2011  - Michael says:

    That was a brilliant move! Now that I think of it, Arenas should get some carries on offense during games. The first guys to get to him always seem to have trouble getting him down, and he’s a good, tough runner with a little burst. Of course, he can’t be over used; so they would have to watch that.

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