Kansas City Chiefs: What We Learned in Pre-Season Week 1

August 15, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Kansas City started the unofficial season in a rough way on Friday night, losing to Atlanta by 10 points.
The Chiefs did not score a touchdown until late in the fourth quarter off a quarterback sneak by third stringer Tyler Palko on the one-yard line.
Although the team was tough to watch at times, we all learned plenty of things about this 2010 team.
1. Halfback Jamaal Charles needs to be the starter on week 1.
Charles only received 4 carries on the night after replacing veteran Thomas Jones in the 1st quarter, and was able to rack up 37 yards, giving him over 9 yards per carry.
Jones on the other hand would be better suited as a change of pace runner, behind Charles when the season opens up.
Charles offers a burst of speed, toughness, and terrific vision that matches up with Kansas City's offensive line very well.
2. The run defense was hapless and needs to improve.
Starters Glenn Dorsey, Ron Edwards, and Tyson Jackson we...

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