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2K20: Game #4 - New England at Kansas City

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It's a short week after a big Monday night win. Naturally, we get a challenge. Belichick teams are never easy, even without Tom Brady.

Lamar Jackson may have been the best preparation we could get for Cam Newton. Of more concern is the Patriots defense, once again among the best in football. That said, Baltimore was also one of the best in the NFL and we just finished grinding them to powder. Two trick play TD disguised the dominance of the receiver group, specifically including Clyde. 

Snap analysis is interesting. We have a clear TE2 in Nick Keizer, but he's mostly a run blocker. Despite his big game, Micole Hardman had fewer snaps. On D, Thornhill played every down, so he's back. Ward played extensively after Sneed was injured. Fenton played almost every down. Mike Danna had third most of the DE and first among non-starting DL. Turk Wharton (rookie UDFA) is getting almost as many snaps as Taco Charlton (former 1st round pick) in a similar run/pass breakdown.

Our much lauded ST are currently bottom five in TBO. They really needed camp games with all the new personnel.

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Sneed broke his collarbone, what I figured when I saw the injury during the game. I think his isn’t that bad, he was moving his arm around afterwards which would be impossible after a full break. 6 week timetable, wonder if we IR him?

luckily we only need to hold up for one more game back there till Breeland gets back

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13 hours ago, onejayhawk said:

It's a short week after a big Monday night win. Naturally, we get a challenge. Belichick teams are never easy, even without Tom Brady.

Lamar Jackson may have been the best preparation we could get for Cam Newton. Of more concern is the Patriots defense, once again among the best in football. That said, Baltimore was also one of the best in the NFL and we just finished grinding them to powder. Two trick play TD disguised the dominance of the receiver group, specifically including Clyde. 

Snap analysis is interesting. We have a clear TE2 in Nick Keizer, but he's mostly a run blocker. Despite his big game, Micole Hardman had fewer snaps. On D, Thornhill played every down, so he's back. Ward played extensively after Sneed was injured. Fenton played almost every down. Mike Danna had third most of the DE and first among non-starting DL. Turk Wharton (rookie UDFA) is getting almost as many snaps as Taco Charlton (former 1st round pick) in a similar run/pass breakdown.

Our much lauded ST are currently bottom five in TBO. They really needed camp games with all the new personnel.

Did Demarcus Robinson even play?

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Robinson played 41 regular downs and three on ST, 1 target, no receptions. He has six receptions all season. 

J

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4 hours ago, Chiefer said:

Sneed broke his collarbone, what I figured when I saw the injury during the game. I think his isn’t that bad, he was moving his arm around afterwards which would be impossible after a full break. 6 week timetable, wonder if we IR him?

luckily we only need to hold up for one more game back there till Breeland gets back

I missed that play and it is not on the highlights. I hope it's a clean injury. The good news is that Ward was able to play the full game after Sneed went down. 

We are fortunate this week to be against a weak WR group. New England has chronically relied on slot receivers, RB and TE more than WR. Thornhill and Mathieu are very good in that sort of coverage. 

J

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Injury report. In a related move, the Chiefs placed CB L’Jarius Sneed on IR and elevated LB Darius Harris from the practice squad to the active roster.

Player Injury Participation*
DT Chris Jones Groin LP
DE Alex Okafor Hamstring LP
WR Tyreek Hill Heel FP
CB Charvarius Ward Hand FP
C Austin Reiter Knee FP
DT Derrick Nnadi Ankle FP
DB Juan Thornhill Knee FP
RT Mitchell Schwartz Ankle FP
RG Andrew Wylie Illness

FP

 

Player Injury Participation*
DB Cody Davis Ribs DNP
WR Julian Edelman Knee LP
RB Sony Michel Quad LP
DL Adam Butler Shoulder LP
OT Isaiah Wynn Calf LP

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In case you missed it - some roster moves:

Chiefs released WR Kalija Lipscomb from the PS and signed WR Chad Williams, a 2017 third round pick by Arizona, who also spent some time at Indianapolis. Fit a Veach pattern: taking a closer look at former high draft picks who didn't make it with their original teams.

As expected, CB L'Jarious Sneed was placed on IR, LB Darrius Harris promoted from the PS.

That leaves one PS slot open for now. Not sure the Chiefs will fill it this week with Corona protocol etc., as next week CB Bashaud Breeland will return to the team and someone will be jettisoned from the active roster, most likely finding a spot on the PS.

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It's nothing that hard core fans don't already know, but Pride did a write up on the WR corps. One name of interest is Demarcus Robinson. Despite his lack of targets, he has more snaps than Mecole Hardman. Byron Pringle is a mainstay on ST, but he does have 16 snaps on offense. Marcus Kemp is exclusively ST.
https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2020/10/1/21495861/examining-the-chiefs-ultra-talented-wide-receiver-group

Speaking of ST, Coach Toub has been vocal about who to blame--everyone but himself most of all. He called the kick to Duvernay, which was returned for a TD. Butker can kick them all through the end zone, at least under those conditions.
https://www.arrowheadpride.com/2020/10/1/21497592/chiefs-dave-toub-says-there-was-plenty-of-blame-to-go-around-in-special-teams-failures-ravens-nfl

Opening line has the Chiefs favored by seven points.

J

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Final injury reports. Chris Jones is questionable. The Pats are pretty banged up. 

 

Player Injury Participation* Designation
DT Chris Jones Groin LP Questionable
DE Alex Okafor Hamstring FP
WR Tyreek Hill Heel FP
CB Charvarius Ward Hand FP
C Austin Reiter Knee FP
DT Derrick Nnadi Ankle FP
DB Juan Thornhill Knee FP
RT Mitchell Schwartz Ankle FP
RG Andrew Wylie Illness FP

 

Player Injury Participation* Designation
DB Cody Davis Ribs DNP OUT
WR Julian Edelman Knee LP Questionable
RB Sony Michel Quad LP Questionable
DL Adam Butler Shoulder LP Questionable
OT Isaiah Wynn Calf LP Questionable
OG Shaq Mason Calf LP Questionable

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Another big game. Its good that we will have played all 3 of the AFC division winners and a tough divisional rival in our first 4 games.

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8 minutes ago, kempus said:

Another big game. Its good that we will have played all 3 of the AFC division winners and a tough divisional rival in our first 4 games.

We're honestly already set up quite well. Our last 10 games are dramatically easier than the first 6. Once we get past Buffalo, our biggest challenge left is...Tampa?

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Posted (edited)

Cam tested positive. Now the question: will the game be played as sceduled? Guess they'll need to test all the Pats now repeatedly,

more:

 

Edited by KC_Guy

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and more  .. obviously the Chiefs had positive tests as well ... 

 

 

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