The Chiefs are a little banged up right now (they’re missing pretty much their entire backfield from last year at the moment) and have only one offensive TD in the preseason (according to the linked report).
Ah, but fortunately Larry Johnson got so sick at watching the Chiefs’ preseason offensive futility that he ended his contract holdout early and came back to training camp. With a really nice contract extension, mind, but if all goes well he’ll be in game shape come opening day.
Now if only KC can find an offensive line to open some holes for LJ, and come up with a more imaginative game plan than the one Herm Edwards took to Indianapolis last year in the playoffs (LJ runs up the middle on first and second downs, the KC QB runs for his life on third downs, then punt), maybe the Chiefs will have a chance this year.
Also, if I recall correctly, KC actually wasted a draft choice on Craphonso Thorpe a couple of years ago.
“That’s not what they did,” Lynch said. “They came out and game- planned us, blitzing every play. They came after us. It’s no excuse for the way we played. But I think they might have broken the code of ethics for the preseason.”
A few other Broncos, including quarterback Jay Cutler, shared similar feelings about the Cowboys getting a little too aggressive with their approach to a preseason game.
The Broncos history of whining continues, I see. Back in the John Elway years, Elway would occasionally, during away games, ask the refs to threaten the Broncos’ opponents with a penalty because the opposing fans were making too much noise.
He did that at least three times when the Broncos played the Chiefs at Arrowhead…and the refs went ahead and did it. I don’t recall any other team for which the referees would use the threat of penalties to take the home crowd out of the game.
And yes, I’m still pissed about it.]]>