Matt Cassel and the Kansas City Chiefs’ Offense Grow In Preseason Game 2

August 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Over the course of last season many criticized the Kansas City Chiefs for forcing a 3-4 scheme on a defense that was comprised of personnel ideal for the 4-3.
However, in an ironic twist of fate, the Chiefs showed some offensive potential by utilizing the unique talents of their skill position players and the big men up front.
In an earlier article, the potential of the dual halfback backfield was elaborated upon, and the Chiefs are now using the triumvirate of capable runners in dynamic ways.
The strength of Kansas City’s offense was epitomized on a single play.  With last year’s star Jamaal Charles and shifty rookie Dexter McCluster lined up together in the backfield, quarterback Matt Cassel took a snap in the shotgun.  Jamaal Charles, with pulling linemen ahead of him went out on a screen pass drawing the defense with him.  Cassel quickly turned back to the other side of the field and found McCluster in open space.
The designed play dis...

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