Originally posted by Mr.Mcgibblets:
Originally posted by Jersey9er:
Originally posted by dtg_9er:
Many pundits picked Buff over KC...they have to lose sometime...don't they?!
How many Chiefs offensive players are key players? As in...wanted if FAs? Charles...Smith...anyone else? Compare that to the 9ers--Iupati, Staley, Davis, Gore, VD, Boldin, Kapernick...very different teams winning in very different ways. I bring this up to point out that the Chief's offense is out performing it's talent level. I attribute that to Reid and Smith being smarter than most guys in their position.
, i actually have to say great post! Most of the NFL world swore KC was gonna lose on Sunday.
Charles, Smith, Bowe, Asamoah, Albert come to mind.
Bowe got his big payday, and has been good, but not playing with the effort or effectiveness of his bloated contract. (again, no axe to grind on Bowe... he's good... just not special)
Asamoah has been solid. He would be a highly pursued FA. Albert has been okay... not a dominating run blocker, and gives up the edge a bit too often... but his position and experience would be highly pursued. Most of their high paid talent is on the defensive side... who understandably is further along than the O.. so they have done more of the heavy lifting. (just like 2011 SF)
Their offense so reminds me of our 2011 one... like nearly every play, someone is screwing up... and it's usually not # 11. It's funny when listening to Chiefs fans... as they will say "the OL is terrible and those drops inexcusable!!!!" .... but in the next breath???? "Alex isn't playing well enough!!!"
I am left thinking, "well duh! the QB kinda needs his OL and receivers to do their jobs, ya know?"
Thanks for the comments! Agree with Asomoah but but he's young and not nearly as highly rated (or over rated) as are the 9ers young linemen. Really wonder about Bowe. I've never really seen him as a great receiver, dependable, go to guy. More of a--get my catches and yards, cruise. Albert is pretty good but not sure he is as dependable as Staley.
After this year some of these guys standing will rise dramatically but I still do not give them all pro status. Bowe has made it but in an underwhelming way, as I mentioned. Of course, having the QBs he's had and the turmoil......almost as bad as Nolan and Singl...naw, not nearly as bad!