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Scouting Report: Kansas City Chiefs

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Johnny Lightning, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Go Bolts

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    September 26, 2007
    Kansas City Chiefs (1-2)1:15 p.m. Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium
    With the Chiefs coming to town, the Chargers might have found an answer for their defensive woes of the last two weeks. Kansas City, which has a rebuilt offensive line, scored just 16 points in its first 2 1/2 games before “exploding” for 10 in the second half against Minnesota and pulling out a 13-10 victory.
    Even with that late burst, only Buffalo has scored fewer points than Kansas City, which ranks 29th in total yards and is one of two teams with fewer rushing yards than the Chargers. In fact, Larry Johnson has gained just 10 more yards than LaDainian Tomlinson (140-130) and has yet to reach the end zone. Damon Huard has completed two-thirds of his passes but is averaging just 6.1 yards an attempt and his third-down rating ranks 31st.
    The Chiefs have good stats on defense, where five new starters – including former Chargers linebacker Donnie Edwards – have helped Kansas City limit three opponents to three offensive touchdowns. Then again, the opposing quarterbacks have been Matt Schaub, Rex Grossman and Kelly Holcomb. Three players to watch - Larry Johnson: After gaining more than 3,500 yards rushing the last two seasons, Johnson held out of camp before getting the richest contract in Chiefs history. Now, if only someone could block for him. He's averaging 2.8 yards per carry; among the league's top 37 rushers, only Tomlinson has a lower average.
    Damon Huard: You might have noticed the Chargers haven't fared too well against the pass the last two weeks. Huard never will be confused with Brett Favre or Tom Brady, but he does have weapons in Tony Gonzalez and Dwayne Bowe. He's also 7-0 when posting a rating above 100, and Favre and Brady were over 110.
    Donnie Edwards: Remember him? The Chula Vista native returned to the Chiefs this offseason and moved from his inside position in the Chargers' 3-4 defense to an outside spot in Kansas City's 4-3. Dating back to 1996, no active linebacker has more takeaways (39). Think he might be ready for this game?
    – JAY POSNER
    Familiar faces
    In addition to Edwards, tackle Damion McIntosh played four seasons for the Chargers (2000-03), receivers coach Charlie Joiner spent 11 seasons here as a player (1976-86) and five as an assistant coach (1987-91), and defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham was the defensive line coach for six (1985-90). The Chiefs also have several former SDSU players: head coach Herm Edwards, offensive coordinator Mike Solari, wide receiver Jeff Webb, tackle Kyle Turley and pro personnel assistant Marcus Edwards.
    Injury report
    Wide receiver Eddie Kennison injured his right hamstring on the Chiefs' first offensive play of the season and remains out. Two backups, cornerback Benny Sapp (ankle) and linebacker Keyaron Fox (hamstring), were hurt last week.
    Last meeting
    LaDainian Tomlinson rushed for 199 yards and two TDs, including an 85-yarder, the longest of his career, and the Chargers held the Chiefs without a TD in a 20-9 victory on Dec. 17 at Qualcomm Stadium.
    Series history
    The Chiefs were one of two teams to beat the Chargers last season, and they hold a 49-44-1 series advantage. But the Chargers have won the last three games at Qualcomm Stadium and seven of the last nine. In fact, the home team has won 17 of the last 22 games in this series.
    Did you know?
    Kansas City's Tony Gonzalez has 61 career touchdowns, leaving him one away from equaling Shannon Sharpe's NFL record for a tight end. Gonzalez, who has five TDs in 20 career games against the Chargers, also ranks second behind Sharpe in receptions (815-737) and yards (10,060-8,877).
    Did you hear?
    “They are going to try to get the run game going. ... It goes through 21 (Tomlinson), and then 85 (Antonio Gates) gets working and then they start firing that cannon, singing that song and all that stuff. We are going to have our hands full.”
    – Chiefs coach Herm Edwards, on the Chargers
    Key stat
    The Chargers have scored 38 of their 52 points this season in the second half, while the Chiefs have allowed just six offensive points after halftime (Houston scored on a fumble return).
    OFFENSE
    WR 18 Samie Parker
    LT 77Damion Mcintosh
    LG 54 Brian Waters
    C 62 Casey Wiegmann
    RG 76 John Welbourn
    RT 74 Kyle Turley
    TE 88 Tony Gonzalez
    WR 82 Dwayne Bowe
    QB 11Damon Huard
    FB 84 Kris Wilson
    RB 27 Larry Johnson
    DEFENSE
    LE 91 Tamba Hali
    DT 95 Ron Edwards
    NT 70 Alfonso Boone
    RE 69 Jared Allen
    LB 56 Derrick Johnson
    MLB 50 Napoleon Harris
    LB 59 Donnie Edwards
    LCB 24 Ty Law
    RCB 23 Patrick Surtain
    SS 49 Bernard Pollard
    FS 44 Jarrad Page
    SPECIAL TEAMS
    P 2 Dustin Colquitt K 6 Dave Rayner
     
  2. wrbanwal

    wrbanwal Well-Known Member

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    i sure hope we come up with fresh scheme

    gotta keep them guessing
     
  3. BOLTS4LIFE

    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    WE SHOULD HAVE KEPT EDWARDS!!!

    We could especially use him now that Wilhelm is out.
    DOBBINS SUCKS!!!
     
  4. Retired Catholic

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    I wasn't a hot Edwards fan, but I wasn't one of those out for his scalp, either. He apparently made a contribution on the field, but he was also apparently enough of a malcontent to get his walking papers.

    And to B4L, Dobbins is proabably suffering from the same schemetitus that the rest of the team is. We await, with bated breath and decreasing patience(I am being polite), for all those f*#king new wrinkles we're supposed to be seeing. I'm still waiting to be startled by the differences in play before the season started and now.
     
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    BOLTS4LIFE Banned Banned

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    I wasn't that much of a Donnie fan either but he was great for interceptions and breaking up passing plays.

    So far, Dobbins sucks!!! Yes, we're ALL waiting for this improved team that we're suppose to see but so far, it's rock bottom!!
    I don't care what reporters said about Rivers and LT arguing at the side lines. That's Bad and That's Poor Coaching!!!
     
  6. Johnny Lightning

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    Donnie Edwards: Remember him? The Chula Vista native returned to the Chiefs this offseason and moved from his inside position in the Chargers' 3-4 defense to an outside spot in Kansas City's 4-3. Dating back to 1996, no active linebacker has more takeaways (39). Think he might be ready for this game?


    :icon_finger: Donnie Edwards
     
  7. Boltdiehard

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    I hope Lo Neal knocks him on his ***. :bolt:
     
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  8. BOLTS4LIFE

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    Well I hope we smash him this Sunday with the rest of the Quiefs!!

    Though I wish he was still a Charger but he isn't!!
     

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