The Kansas City Chiefs learned a lot during Friday night's 15-13 loss in their preseason home opener. Chiefs head coach Andy Reid summed up the lessons with his overall assessment of last night's game.
"There were some good things we can take out of this, and there were some things we need to work on," coach Reid said.
"The good things I thought our defense for the most part did a nice job. You’ve got to eliminate quarterback scrambles, and you’ve got a pretty good day there. Offensively, we’ve got to go back and have to be able to throw the football in this league and we’ve got to do a little better of a job protection up front and we’ll do that. They gave us a lot of different looks, so that will help us down the road. We don’t do very much game plan for this, so we get all of the different blitz looks and some of them are new ones and it’s our first time seeing them. You have to handle it and pick them up and things go a little smoother. There are a bunch of things we can learn from it. I thought that special teams did a great job. I thought (Quintin) Demps was good.
Some of the "good things" coach Reid was referring to are listed below.
DEMPS TAKES KICKOFF TO THE HOUSE:
SUCCOP ON STREAK:
SMITH GRABS FIRST INTERCEPTION IN KC:
DAVIS’ START AT ARROWHEAD:
Rookie RB Knile Davis got his first start at running back. In his debut, he rushed 10 times for 37 yards (3.7 avg.) and caught three passes for 31 yards (10.3 avg.), leading the team in both categories.
COLQUITT PINS OPPONENTS DEEP:
CHIEFS RACK UP SACKS:
Four different players each recorded a single sack in tonight’s contest, dropping San Francisco quarterbacks for a combined 23 yards lost. LB
WYLIE RECORDS BIG RETURN:
The Chiefs recorded 14 tackles for loss in tonight’s contest. LB Justin Houston and NT Dontari Poe led the way with two tackles for loss each. Ten other Chiefs players each recorded one tackle for loss.
SPECIAL TEAMS BLOCKS KICK:
SPREADING THE LOVE:
Eleven different players caught passes for the Chiefs in tonight’s contest.