Saturday’s game against Pittsburgh was a less than stellar team showing. Yes it is preseason, yes these do not count, but hey it is material for me to use in articles such as this, so here we go.
Herb Miller: This is a name some Chiefs fans might want to keep an eye on. Another impressive preseason showing from Miller. If he keeps it up he might just crack the 53.
Cody Thompson: He led all Chiefs receivers on the evening, tallying 69 yards.
Darwin Thompson: The rookie running back certainly looks the part, and he is showing it during this preseason. Where he eventually lands on the depth chart is still up in the air, but so far he is having a great preseason.
Mecole Hardman: Responsible to Kansas Cities lone score on the night, another rookie who is having a great start to his preseason. It will be fun to see what Andy and company scheme up for Hardman come the regular season.
Quarterbacks: All of them. A very uninspiring team effort from the Quarterbacks. They will have a lot to discuss in the meeting room this week, but after this game the tape is going to be ugly.
Khalen Saunders: I left him off last week after his no show, and just figured it might be the rookies nerves. Again this week he was a no show, so he makes the list. Need to see something soon from the rookie third rounder.
Injury Bug: From the looks of it, Marcus Kemp has the most significant injury of the 5 Chiefs who went down Saturday night. Still not confirmed but it is feared he suffered an ACL injury. Also Tyrann Mathieu, Deon Yelder, Breeland Speaks, and Justin Hamilton exited with injuries which we will continue to monitor.
Carlos Hyde: So far this preseason Hyde has not impressed, and added to that Saturday by fumbling. If he is looking to make this squad, he really needs to step it up the remaining preseason games.
Team as a whole: When you have a team a good as the Kansas City Chiefs have right now, there is no reason you should muster only 7 points, especially in a preseason game. We all know what this squad is capable of, and when Mahomes is in the game for a full 4 quarters, yet the preseason is for stuff just like this, evaluation. When you need to see clear winners and losers, Saturday night nearly the entire team took the evening off.
Well Arrowhead Guys and Gals, that is my list, who makes your winners and losers list?