Report Card: Bills vs. Chiefs

From Arrowhead Stadium

RUSHING OFFENSE: D – The score of the game got out of hand and made the run game less relevant in the second half. Jamaal Charles and Dexter McCluster broke runs of 22 and 23 yards.
Otherwise, there’s was not much that was successful on the ground and there weren’t a lot of places to run. Thomas Jones – two carries for three yards. Not good.

PASSING OFFENSE: F – This was a complete failure from the scheme, to the plays, to the execution. Allowing Matt Cassel only short throws is sad testament to not only what the coaches felt about their offensive line, but the lack of an experienced backup to play for Cassel if he was not 100 percent and able to throw any pass. In this case, bad decisions all the way around.

RUSHING DEFENSE: D – The Bills have a couple of nice backs in Fred Jackson and C.J. Spiller, but they aren’t the kind of guys that are going to break through the league’s top 10 rushers. Yet, the Chiefs allowed Spiller to gash them for 5.6 yards per carry and the Bills as a team ran for 163 yards. Surprisingly, only three of those yards came from running QB Ryan Fitzpatrick.

PASSING DEFENSE: F – 26 passes and one sack? Ridiculous. A tight end that had one career catch before Sunday, grabbing two touchdown passes? Ridiculous. Giving up four TD passes to the Bills? It’s easily the hardest thing to swallow. There was nothing good here.

SPECIAL TEAMS: F – Give up the football by fumbling the opening kickoff and presenting the Bills with great field position and there’s no way to salvage the day. It didn’t get any better either. P Dustin Colquitt struggled and Ryan Succop missed a very makeable 49-yard FG attempt. The return game produced nothing.

COACHING: F-minus – Normally, the grading scale doesn’t go any lower than F, but we are going to make an exception here for the Chiefs coaching staff and their performance against Buffalo. Without even getting into Todd Haley’s training camp and pre-season plan, the plan for Sunday was horrible and the game’s outcome is all the evidence one needs to fail this staff for their efforts.

3 Responses to “Report Card: Bills vs. Chiefs”

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  • September 11, 2011  - ED J says:

    Everyone out there deserves F. Coaches and players terrible effort someone other than Haley needs to show some fire

  • September 12, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    A stunning setback. Massive fail.

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