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Top 5 Headlines 8/19: Chiefs Season Preview

Posted Aug 19, 2014

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1. Snap‐count observations: Chiefs will get plenty of use out of Travis Kelce, Anthony Fasano

Here are some observations based on the snap‐count data from the Chiefs’ 28‐16 preseason loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Numbers provided by the NFL.

Offense *Starting tight end Anthony Fasano played all but two of the first‐team offense’s snaps (37) while (explosive?) backup Travis Kelce logged 29 throughout the course of the game. This is no coincidence. I think the Chiefs will use a ton of two‐tight‐end sets because they need to find a way to get Kelce on the field and they’ll also be able to help a potentially worrisome offensive line.”    READ MORE…

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2. Reid gives Fisher a vote of confidence

The Kansas City Chiefs have no choice but to stick with Eric Fisher, their struggling left tackle. But coach Andy Reid sounded as if the Chiefs would stand by Fisher even if they had a decent alternative.

Reid gave a vote of confidence to Fisher, who had offseason surgery to repair a balky shoulder and hasn’t played well in either of the two preseason games. ”    READ MORE…

3. Chiefs’ Jamaal Charles bruised foot while moving out of dorm at Missouri Western

On Sunday, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said Jamaal Charles missed the team’s 28‐16 preseason loss to the Panthers because of a “freak accident” that resulted in a bruised foot.

On Monday, Reid decided told the entire backstory.”    READ MORE…

4. Chiefs season preview: Headed for market correction

There was a lot of change in Kansas City this offseason, but it's hard to believe it was for the better. Nearly 7,000 starter snaps walked out the door, with the biggest blow happening to the offensive line. Branden Albert, Geoff Schwartz and Jon Asamoah all signed big deals elsewhere. Last year's No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher will replace Albert at left tackle, and the early results aren't promising. The Chiefs have to be worried.

The best change possible would be for Kansas City's pass rush to dominate, like it did early last season. The Chiefs completely changed personalities in the second half last year, going 2-6 down the stretch with an explosive offense and disastrous defense. ”    READ MORE…

5. Key Area of Offense that Needs to be Better

With Jamaal Charles not making the trip to Carolina because of a foot issue, which was strictly a precautionary move, second-year player Knile Davis and third-year player Cyrus Gray were given the workman’s share of the load at running back.

One area Charles and the Chiefs offense had a lot of success with last season was the screen game, which helped Charles lead the team in receiving yards.”    READ MORE…

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