Rejoice! What to Watch for is making its glorious comeback! All of your weeks will once again be complete as you are enlightened with the main things I will be watching for this week. Let’s start with the hot topic of the season:
Yes, I can read your mind. You are sitting there reading this article saying, “All I ever read about on Kansas City Chiefs blogs are about how few carries Jamaal Charles gets”. I know you are probably sick of it, but how can we not talk about it. The man is clearly the most talented player we have on offense. He is one of the biggest game changing threats in the NFL. I defended the play-calling after the San Diego Chargers game because I felt that the rain was the culprit. There is no excuse for not giving him the ball against Cleveland. The luck might run out soon, because if the Chiefs lose sunday and Jamaal doesn’t play much, there are going to be some seriously pissed off Chiefs fans, starting with ME!
The Offense as a Whole:
Let’s be honest here guys. Our offense has looked absolutely horrid this season. The ‘experts’ at the beginning of the season all said that the Chiefs had the ability to be a high powered offense, but the biggest fault was the young, inexperienced defense. WRONG AGAIN! Yeah we are only two weeks into the season, and yes we do possess plenty of unproven talent on offense. However, the defense is the only reason we find ourselves atop the AFC West at 2-0. The San Francisco 49ers possess a very strong defense, by far the best defense we have played so far. With the way our offense has looked so far, I am not very optimistic. This offense needs to move the ball, give the defense plenty of time to catch their breath, and for heaven’s sake, can we for once score a LEGIT touchdown off of a LEGIT drive?!
Front Seven (D-Line Especially):
Every game the Chiefs play, the D-line play is crucial in many ways, but maybe none more than the fact that they really need to develop. We have two top five draft picks on that line, and they need to show their worth. This game will be crucial for them. I’m sorry, but Alex Smith isn’t very good. I am not too concerned with the 49ers passing torching the secondary. Yes, they have Vernon Davis and Michael Crabtree, but Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr have been very solid this year. The front seven needs to stop Frank Gore and the rushing attack. This man is an absolute BEAST. If they can contain Gore, and make the 49ers take to the skies, it could mean a 3-0 start heading into the only real tough stretch of the season.
All in all, I think the Chiefs have a very realistic shot at winning this game. The 49ers are going to come in hungry. They are 0-2 after a debacle against the Seattle Seahawks and a very hard fought, tough loss against the New Orleans Saints, they will feel like this is a very winnable game for them, and they will realize the difference of 1-2 and 0-3. On the contrary, I believe the Chiefs have another great shot at winning. This game is HUGE because it would guarantee a winning record after playing @Houston and @Indianapolis back to back. The Chiefs need to go out and play their game, not turn the ball over and contain Frank Gore. If they can do these things, they will have a great chance to come out on top.
And can we PLEASE give Jamaal Charles some carries?!?!?!