Over the course of last season many criticized the Kansas City Chiefs for forcing a 3-4 scheme on a defense that was comprised of personnel ideal for the 4-3.
However, in an ironic twist of fate, the Chiefs showed some offensive potential by utilizing the unique talents of their skill position players and the big men up front.
In an earlier article the potential of the dual half back backfield was elaborated upon and the Chiefs are using the triumvirate of capable runners in dynamic ways.
The strength of Kansas City’s offense was epitomized on a single play. With last year’s star Jamaal Charles and shifty rookie Dexter McCluster lined up together in the backfield, quarterback Matt Cassel took a snap in shotgun. Jamaal Charles, with pulling linemen ahead of him went out on [...]
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The Texans won a wet one in Kansas City for their preseason opener on the strength of Chris Brown's TD run and Kris Brown's leg. QB Matt Schuab was 7-7 for 70 yards in limited action along with the rest of the starters then it was time to watch the rookies try their hands.
Granted this is preseason and no one outside of K.C. really expects much from the Chiefs this year but it was FOOTBALL! the Texans starters played just two series and then the second and third strings took over. The starting offense looks to pickup right where they left off last season and the defense looks improved already.
The second and third string guys played very well considering the weather and held the Chiefs to just 10 points despite the Chiefs starters playing well into the 2nd quarter.
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