Report Card – Broncos vs. Chiefs

From Arrowhead Stadium

RUSHING OFFENSE: D – with the exception of a 34-yard run by RB Jackie Battle, the Chiefs were unable to make anything go with their running game. The other runs produced 100 yards, or 4.4 yards per game. Take the quarterbacks three carries for 24 yards out of the equation and its 110 yards from the backs on 21 carries.

PASSING OFFENSE: F – It all starts with the big guys up front and for the second week in a row the pass protection for QB Matt Cassel was awful. He was sacked four times and according to press box stats was hit a dozen other plays. The longest pass play was just 17 yards and WR Dwayne Bowe was covered by Champ Bailey and taken out of the offense.

RUSHING DEFENSE: F – The inability to stop AFC West teams on the ground is a major hurdle the Chiefs must jump and they fell flat on their face against the Broncos. It was 244 yards on 55 carries. Everybody that had a turn running the ball got the job done.

PASSING DEFENSE: F – They only had to handle eight passes total. They allowed to be completed, but one of those was the deciding play of the game when Tim Tebow found Eric Decker for a long TD play. For the second week in a row they did not get a sack or an interception.

SPECIAL TEAMS: D – This was the game where they really had to have the kicking game come forward and tilt the scoreboard or field position. It didn’t happen. Punter Dustin Colquitt kicked well, but there was little produced on returns. No spark, no extra bit of fire at a time when the other parts of the team were in the tank.

COACHING: F – Facing an unusual offense in the read option that the Broncos use, they needed the coaching staff to come forward with some sort of plan to keep them in the game. That didn’t happen on this Sunday. The Chiefs were outclassed on the field and in the coaching box.

4 Responses to “Report Card – Broncos vs. Chiefs”

  • November 14, 2011  - ED J says:

    OFfensively when you line plays like that what can you do as coaches. Defensively why doesn’t Romeo blitz out of the base. I don’t get it you know you don’t have pass rushing def line in Dorsey Gregg and Jackson. Hali is only other player rushing Qb why does he continue to drop back in zone. It got us beat against Matt Moore and this week against Tebow. Seriously Romeo grow a pair and send the heat. Stop letting below average QB have all day to pick apart our defense. Brady is going to murder us if we continue doing this foolishness.

  • November 14, 2011  - Chuck says:

    After looking at our remaining schedule it is a real possibility of finishing 4-12. The question then becomes picking in the 5th or 6th spot of the first round, what do we do???? I know getting Andrew Luck is a loooong shot, but sure would love to have him.

  • November 14, 2011  - RW says:

    This is the kind of game and season that will have fans questioning their loyalty and support of the franchise. As the dark 2011 Chief’s season curtain continues to drop, one has to wonder how many of the faithful will do the same?

    I suspect it will take some dramatic moves to keep the casual and interested fans in the fold. The hardcore people will bitch and moan but will return regardless. I think it will take something dramatic, on the order of a big name new head coach (Jeff Fisher?) and possibly a new GM as well.

    Not that he wanted it, but Clark Hunt, this is yet another wakeup call coming your way. What’s most troubling to me is that Hunt Jr. doesn’t have a clue on how to build a winning franchise. These are dark days. How much darker will they become? To be continued……

  • November 14, 2011  - aPauled says:

    Interesting factoid. The Chiefs averaged 5.6 yards per rushing play (including the obligatory 4 rush, 4 yard contribution from grandpa Jones). The much praised Broncos rushing attack…averaged 4.4 yards per rushing play.

    Not sure how we came up with a distribution of 9 carries for Battle while giving Jones 4…but that has to change in both regards. Battle should be getting close to 20 if the Chiefs are to establish any type of running game.

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