Training Camp-Preseason Rankings No. 2

From St. Joseph, Missouri

Pre-season game No. 1 is in the books and obviously it wasn’t a pretty sight at Arrowhead Stadium Friday night in the 25-0 loss to Tampa Bay.

But always, there is the tape and there are grades for the players. In retrospect there were players who saw their spot in line go up and some went down. The majority held their ground.

What follows is a look at who is trending up (), who is trending down () and who held their ground (). We did not bother to include those that did not play and the handful of players that saw limited playing time.

CLASS A – Roster Locks

# Player

Pos

Trend

Comments
1. Jonathan Baldwin

WR

Targeted 4x, just 1 catch
2. Dustin Colquitt

P

Overworked w/7 punts
3. Ryan Succop

K

Not much work with no TDs

CLASS B – Core Group

#

Player

Pos

Trend

Comments

1.

Thomas Jones

RB

Showed some spark, 2 for 25y

2.

Rodney Hudson

C/G

Inconsistent but showed promise

3.

Allen Bailey

DE

2 tackles, 1 sack, but had problems

4.

Tyson Jackson

DE

Typical performance, no stats

5.

Jerrell Powe

NT

4 tackles for the big man

6.

Jovan Belcher

ILB

2 tackles in limited time

7.

Justin Houston

OLB

3 tackles, a couple QB pressures

8.

Gabe Miller

OLB

2 tackles, got into the backfield

9.

Brandon Siler

ILB

1 tackle, not much else

10.

Jalil Brown

CB

Nice game, 1 tackle, 2 PBU

11.

Cory Greenwood

ILB

6 tackles, plus 2 on spec. teams

CLASS C – Border Line

#

Player

Pos

Trend

Comments

1.

Tyler Palko

QB

Did nor establish his credentials

2.

Ricky Stanzi

QB

Made all the rookie QB mistakes

3.

Shane Bannon

FB

2 carries, 2 yards

4.

Jackie Battle

RB

Big fumble hurt the No. 1 offense

5.

Tervaris Johnson

RB

Did not play

6.

Mike Cox

FB

Did not play

7.

Terrance Copper

WR

Caught 2 passes for 15 yards

8.

Verran Tucker

WR

 

Dropped 3rd-down chance

9.

Jerheme Urban

WR

Saw limited time after starting

10.

Chandler Williams

WR

His muffed punt return hurt

11.

Leonard Pope

TE

Saw limited time in first half

12.

Cody Slate

TE

A tackle on special teams

13.

Jake O’Connell

TE

Caught one pass for 5 yards

14.

Darryl Harris

C/G

Fumbled snap with Cassel

15.

Butch Lewis

OT

Struggled at LT in pass protection

16.

Ryan O’Callaghan

OT

Saw limited play time

17.

Brandon Bair

DE

1 tackle; held strong on his end.

18.

Dion Gales

DE

Started for Dorsey; had 3 tackles

19.

Anthony Toribio

DT

Started for Gregg; had 3 tackles

20.

Eric Bakhtiari

OLB

Nice game=6 tackles and a sack

21.

Justin Cole

ILB

2 tackles and sack

22.

Micah Johnson

ILB

4 total tackles, 1 TFL

23.

Cameron Sheffield

OLB

Did not show or flash; 1 tackle.

24.

Pierre Walters

OLB

Started for Hali, had 3 tackles

25.

Demorrio Williams

ILB

Started for DJ, 1 tackle

26.

Travis Daniels

CB

Broke up pass in 1Q

27.

Reshard Langford

S

Nice night with 3 tackles; active

28.

Jon McGraw

FS

Did not play

29.

Donald Washington

S/CB

Only 1 tackle in kicking game

30.

Thomas Gafford

LS

Added a tackle in coverage

CLASS D – Flat Line

#

Player

Pos

Trend

Comments

1.

Charlie Gantt

TE

Hardly visible

2.

Bobby Greenwood

G/T

Struggled at RG

3.

Chris Harr

G

Gave up the sack for safety

4.

Mike Ingersoll

G

Tough night

5.

David Mims

OT

Tough night II

6.

Lucas Patterson

G

Tough night III

7.

Jeremy Horne

WR

1 catch, 7 yards

8.

Chris Manno

WR

Nothing memorable

9.

Zeke Markshausen

WR

Nothing memorable

10.

Amara Kamara

ILB

1 tackle, 1 spec. teams

11.

Quinten Lawrence

CB

7 tackles; best game in 3 yrs

12.

Sabby Piscitelli

S

3 tackles, broke up a pass

13.

Ricky Price

S

Quiet night he can’t afford

14.

Mario Russell

CB

1 tackle

15.

Javes Lewis

CB

1 tackle

16.

Demond Washington

CB

1 tackle

17.

Amon Gordon

DL

3 tackles in limited time

18.

Josue Paul

WR

Quiet night he can’t afford

8 Responses to “Training Camp-Preseason Rankings No. 2”

  • August 14, 2011  - Jerome says:

    This is why you’re a blogger and not a scout. This means nothing especially when you just go by numbers. Remember Haley stated all week before this game that he was taking a practice approach into this game. Don’t why you’re so down on the team after the first preseason game. Guess you didn’t have enough members to charge for this site keep up the good work and keep your daytime job cause this isn’t going to well for you.


  • August 14, 2011  - bleedredandgold says:

    I don’t know why you’re rating players this early into the preseason. Everything is meaningless until about the third week.


  • August 14, 2011  - lyle says:

    Pay no attention to these other guys Bob, I really enjoy this little exercise and it will be interesting to see how these rankings progress through the preseason.
    Agree with you on those 3rd string linemen. I think that they showed that there isn’t much danger of any of them being plucked from the Practice Squad.


  • August 14, 2011  - Rob says:

    Relax…he is just giving his take on the outcome of the first “practice” game…jeez. Let the man do his thing and put together something for those of us that don’t have the time to evaluate each player on the field.


  • August 14, 2011  - Tucson Chiefs fan says:

    Bob, yours is many fans favorite Chiefs website. Thank you for and please keep up the good work. If Jerome and others don’t like it, then they shouldn’t read it.
    The arrow up, down, and sideways is logical since Haley always talks about which way players arrows are pointing. I also agree about many of the lineman. Palko and Stanzi were often getting tackled as quickly as the ball was snapped. I hope things improve drastically over the next several weeks.


  • August 14, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    Keep it up. This is how we measure progress. Besides, I’ve seen comments on other sites that indicate to me they have never watched football before.

    How about Q. Lawrence? He had a great Sunday practice, too. Could he make the team?

    Powe looks like a player. And J. Brown, too. May be a steal in the 4th round.

    Corey Greenwood is a guy to pull for. He looks like he’s going to push for a spot on the team.


  • August 14, 2011  - ron says:

    please, demond washington gave up six and got beat constantly. hes awful, he makes donald look all pro.

    stanzi made a couple mistakes..ALL the rookie mistakes? really? I missed his fumbles or picks…I remember one time where he should have run and didnt.

    Verran tucker should be down for being useless and dropping passes


  • August 15, 2011  - Jason says:

    I was at the game and watched Mims specifically for a number of plays and he held his ground, made some moves to the second level of blocking on a couple of run plays and I saw him do well in pass protection although it was for naught as the right side of the line collapsed and the QB was sacked. Some of the veteran players were rather worked up and had some colorful words of “encouragement” for the struggling o-line depth players. Interesting break down of the players Gretz, Thanks.




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