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LJ’s Twitter Brawl

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 25-10-2009

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The Chiefs lost by 30 points today, however, there are far worse things to worry about in the locker room.

Just take a look at Larry Johnson’s three tweets on twitter after the game. Johnson’s twitter account is ToonIcon. (Don’t ask me what it means, because I don’t know.)

http://twitter.com/toonIcon

“my father got more creditentials than most of these pro coaches…..google my father!!!!!!!”

“My father played for the coach from “rememeber the titans”. Our coach played golf. My father played for redskins briefley. Our coach. Nuthn”

“My father 3 or 4 state champs in Maryland. 3 or 4 1st rd picks Penn State. . Not including son!!!”

That is just the beginning. LJ is now having war with fans.

(For those unfamiliar with twitter, anytime you see the @ symbol and a screen name, that means the user is responding to that person.)

# @KD2407 then don’t reply then. Still richer then u. Keep goin. Come play our game ooops forgot u can’t.2 minutes ago from UberTwitter in reply to KD2407

# @DrewK30 got nuthn to do wit hiring my father. But u wouldn’t know cuz u don’t play either so keep on the sideline lil gril n cheer.20 minutes ago from UberTwitter in reply to DrewK30

# @DrewK30 sorry to tell u ur the reason y ur broke n dissn on twitter lmao.about 1 hour ago from UberTwitter in reply to DrewK30

# @jaredlaunius think bout a clever diss then that wit ur pillowbiter pic. Christopher street boy. Is what us east coast cats call u.about 1 hour ago from UberTwitter in reply to jaredlaunius

# @jaredlaunius. Sorry ur a cornball n ur mom birthed u broke. But I’m cakn patna. While u work or school for 5 dollas n hour. Ha

I don’t know what to say anymore about Larry Johnson. He is allowing his ego to get to him. He wants to bad mouth his coach. I’m not happy with Todd Haley and what he’s done, however, LJ has no room to take shots at Haley. First off, he is your coach. Second off, LJ is one of the worst running backs in the NFL right now who has yet to score a touchdown and have a 100 yard rushing game. He is taking shots at fans, calling one a fag. He put down another person bad mouthing their mother for giving birth to that person. And he claimed himself more superior because of his pay checks.

I hope Johnson has made a lot of money, because its time to fine this jerk.

I had high hopes for LJ, and I guaranteed that he would win the comeback player of the year award. I wonder where he ranks in that category right now.

Chiefs/Chargers pre-game

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 25-10-2009

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Saturday was interesting. The Chiefs released their sixth round draft pick, WR Quentin Lawrence. If your not aware by now, GM Scott Pioli and head coach Todd Haley are not afraid to admit to making an error on the players they bring in. This is another case here. Replacing him will be Lance Long, who spent all of 2008 on the Cardinals practice squad.

The Chiefs return to Arrowhead Sunday, with more confidence after a road win, snapping their nine game losing streak. The Chargers lost on Monday Night Football at home against a divisional opponent (Broncos.) And with the short week of practice and having to travel from the west coast helps a little bit, but that won’t guarantee a win.

Here is what will guarantee a win for the Chiefs.

Keys to the game:

1. Pass rush on Rivers: The Chargers are ranked 32nd in the NFL in rushing (then again, the Chiefs are 25th running the ball.) Jon McGraw, who came through last week, will be starting instead of Jarrad Page. The Chiefs have to do what they did last year to Rivers. Simply force him to throw the ball when they don’t want him to. For anyone who saw the two contests last year, it was clear Kansas City outplayed San Diego, but in both games, the Chargers out-coached
the Chiefs, getting the last laugh in both games, winning by one point. The Chiefs need to limit Rivers.

2. Score every time you get a chance: Todd Haley has had his squad attempt to move the chains on fourth down 14 times, being successful 10 times (league high.) But Haley last week could have had the new MVP, Ryan Succop, kick a field goal early in the game last week, but instead forged the field goal and failed on a fourth down attempt. I understand Haley’s explanation, claiming that Succop struggled in pre-game kicking towards the direction they were heading, but in low scoring games like that, the Chiefs have to score every time they have a chance. Simply take advantage of what is given to you. We all know what happened against Oakland in week two before halftime. If the Redskins were to pull away with a win, I’m not sure how any fan would be patient with Todd Haley for a simple play call. He is very aggressive.

3. Move the chains on third down: Here is a solution for number two. How about the Chiefs convert on third down! The Chiefs have ran into 86 third down attempts (fourth highest in the league) and have converted only 18 times (league low. KC is behind San Francisco and Oakland, who have 20.) Third downs are one of the biggest keys for football teams. And with only 18 successful third downs, it should be no surprise as to why Kansas City has one win against an unimpressive Washington football team. For a cool stat fact, three of the top five teams in the NFL with the best third down percentage are undefeated (the Dolphins and Giants are the two who are not undefeated.)

This is a Chargers team that has struggled. I tried to be optimistic with this team, but I even said on CZ, don’t be surprised if this team cannot do well. Ever since Marty left, the Chargers record has gotten worse every year. One can wonder how long Norv Turner can get lucky. An amazing comeback for two years, being one of the best teams in the AFC in 2007 and last year, winning the AFC West with an eight-win record, and managing to find wins in the playoffs.

The Chargers are declining and Kansas City has to go out there and prove that fact. Kansas City wins 30-27.

Chiefs inactive list: CB Donald Washington, FS Jarrad Page, OT Branden Albert, WR Bobby Engram, TE Jake O’Connell, TE Brad Cottam and LB Pierre Walters. The inactive third quarterback is Matt Gutierrez.

Chiefs/Redskins pre-game

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 18-10-2009

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It must happen today. As the Redskins head into week six, facing their sixth straight winless opponent, the Chiefs must find a way to add the number one in the win column.

The Chiefs will be without safety Jarrad Page. I’m interested to see how Jon McGraw and DaJuan Morgan do when they take over. Left tackle, Branden Albert, will also be out. I hate to say it, but that may be a good thing. Backup center and guard, Wade Smith, will take over Albert’s spot like he did last week. He did very well in that position in which he has not played for in a while.

The numbers don’t lie, but they must be fake. Washington is ranked sixth in the NFL in points allowed and fifth in total defense. Again, those are all against opposing teams with no victories. (The only good team on that schedule were the New York Giants, who were obviously winless heading into week one while facing the Redskins.) I’d like to see the Chiefs expose their offense and prove to the NFL that those numbers are not real. The Redskins have struggled this year against the run, ranked 22nd in the league. I’d like to see Larry Johnson and Jamaal Charles run through the Redskins defense. On a side note, Larry Johnson ran the ball 21 times and mustered 37 yards. It may be best in Todd Haley’s case to open his eyes and realize that if LJ struggles the first 20 carries (or even the first 15 or 10 carries,) then it may be best in his interest to give Jamaal Charles a chance, who has a 5.1 yard per carry average off of 15 carries, or abandon the run and stick with the passing game. We’ll see how much aggressiveness Haley and the Chiefs bring to FedEx field.

Keys to the game:

1–Tamba the Monster: This season, I’ve been focused on the pass rush and the defensive backs to come through, instead, they haven’t. Linebacker, Tamba Hali, has 14 tackles and two forced fumbles (both on QB sacks.) Haley should use Hali as the number one pass rusher. Simply have Hali blitz once the Redskins offensive line gets distracted and begin blocking the quiet trio of defensive ends, Glenn Dorsey, Tyson Jackson and Tank Tyler/Ron Edwards at the defensive tackle spot spot. Yes, that means use the weak defensive line as a decoy. Oh yeah, offensive tackle, Chris Samuels is out for the Redskins.

2–The Decoy Show: The Redskins pass defense, ranked fifth in the league, will be keeping their eye on Dwayne Bowe. Redskins cornerback, DeAngelo Hall, is the only Redskin with an interception this year. He has three on the season and will be matched up against Bowe, who has three touchdowns in four games this season. Bowe has a tough challenge against him. But Hall will be receiving help, adding a double team on Bowe. Bowe will have to distract the Washington defensive backs and take them away from the field and allow Bobby Wade to catch some passes and get extra yards after the catch. This is similar to the time when Tony Gonzalez always distracted the defense and made every player cover him, allowing other receivers get wide open.

3–Run, Jamaal, Run!: Maybe if LJ is injured and if he plays in the running game, then yes. But Jamaal Charles will need to be a key asset in the kick return game. This will be a low scoring game in which both offenses may go three-and-outs a lot. Charles will need to come through with a pair of big returns to give the Chiefs good field position.

Kansas City should be able to win this football game, if they don’t, then this will be a longer season than the way it looked before. The Redskins offense has struggled on the season. They’ve not scored more than 17 points this season against these winless teams. Yes, Kansas City is a winless team also, but I still like KC’s chances. I’m picking Kansas City to win in a 20-10 low scoring game.

Chiefs — WR Quinten Lawrence, CB Donald Washignton, FS Jarrad Page, LT Branden Albert, TE Jake O’Connel, TE Brad Cottam and LB Pierre Walters. Serving as the inactive third quarterback is Matt Gutierrez.

Redskins — P Hunter Smith, CB Kevin Barnes, RB Anthony Alrdige, OT Chris Samuels, LB Robert Henson, G Chand Rinehart, WR Marko Mitchell and DT Anthony Montgomery. The Redskins have just two quarterbacks on their 53-man roster. The backup for starter Jason Campbell is former Chiefs backup QB Todd Collins.

Chiefs/Cowboys (Texans/Cowboys) pregame

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 11-10-2009

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With the way this Chiefs team has performed this year, its apparent that the Chiefs have to rely on deactivated players from the opposing team. This week, the Cowboys number one kick returner and leader in receiving yards will sit out for todays old school game. The Cowboys offense will have some setbacks without Felix Jones and Roy Williams. They’ll have to rely highly on Marion Barber, Tashard Choice, Patrick Crayton and Jason Witten. Witten, the leader in receptions for the Cowboys and only two yards behind Williams. Crayton has also been a key asset as well for the Cowboys receiving core this year. Barber is not going to be able to take all the carries for the Cowboys. Choice has struggled a little bit this year while trying to fill in for Barber. The Chiefs have limited their key injuries heading into this game, that means its time for the Chiefs to take advantage of the injuries and woes of the Cowboys.

–Keys to the game

1. LSU Ends–Glenn Dorsey and rookie Tyson Jackson, both defensive ends that played in LSU (also, Dorsey was the first Chiefs pick in the 2008 draft while Tyson was the first pick in 2009 for the Chiefs), will need to step up. They have been very quite ever since they’ve entered the NFL. Both players have a combined 13 tackles (11 Dorsey, 2 Jackson) and no sacks. Despite the Cowboys have a strong offensive line, Tony Romo cannot handle pressure. It’s been proven ever since he has came off the bench to become the number one quarterback for the Cowboys.

2. Flowers pick 6–Brandon Flowers has been quiet this season so far in his three games with one key interception early in vs the Giant last week before New York put the game away. Flowers could be a game changer if Romo cannot make the right decisions, especially with Williams out.

3. Two minute drill–As mentioned before, Romo simply cannot get the job done while under pressure. If Romo has to put together a game winning drive, then the Chiefs defense will need to hold.

This game will come down to Tony Romo and whether or not he can play under pressure in one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL. The Chiefs offense should put some points on the score board. The defense will have to come through and limit the Cowboys offense in scoring.

Gameday Inactives

CHIEFS
15 Matt Gutierrez – 3rd QB
14 WR Quinten Lawrence
23 CB Mike Richardson
29 RB Dantrell Savage
60 G/T Ikechuku Ndukwe
84 WR Bobby Engram
85 TE Jake O’Connell
97 LB Pierre Walters
 
COWBOYS
7 Stephen McGee – 3rd QB
11 WR Roy Williams
28 RB Felix Jones
36 S Michael Hamlin
43 S Gerald Sensabaugh
64 G Montrae Holland
77 T Pat McQuistan
98 LB Curtis Johnson

Chiefs/Giants pregame

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 04-10-2009

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Here we are one year later. Yes, the lovely Arrowhead magic that now occurs every once in a while rather than every home game. The Chiefs, who were 0-3, snapped their 12 game losing streak against the 3-0 Denver Broncos at home. This year, the 0-3 Chiefs, losers of seven straight dating back to December, will host the 3-0 New York Giants. Will history repeat itself? Let’s not push it. Remember, the Broncos have choked twice in the past three seasons while starting off with a good record. This is the New York Giants we’re talking about. They are still the same Giants team that won the Super Bowl, despite Michael Strahan retiring and Plaxico Burress released by the team. This Giants team still comes out strong and have very good depth. Eli Manning has evolved himself into an elite quarterback as well.

The Chiefs will need to take advantage of New York’s weaknesses, and there obviously aren’t many.

Keys to the game:

Run the ball: I don’t care who it is. Larry Johnson, Jamaal Charles or Jackie Battle. The running backs will need to be very consistent against this 20th ranked run defense. Ryan O’Callaghan will start for the Chiefs at right tackle. Can he help Kansas City do well in the running game? That is a question we’ll have the answer to shortly.
No interceptions: Matt Cassel has a 3-to-2 TD-to-INT ratio in his two games so far. The Giants have five interceptions so far on the season and are ranked number one against the pass. The $60+ million quarterback will need to take advantage of Dwayne Bowe returning. Yes, I said it, Bowe will play! Hopefully Cassel can hook up with Wade and Bowe in the endzone. It will be a very tough task.

We can all sit here and hope for the Arrowhead magic to return this afternoon in Kansas City, but its best if we wait for another day.

Giants win this 41-10.

The Chiefs vs Local Big XII

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 02-10-2009

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The Chiefs have not done well. Many may disagree with my views, but I expected much more from the Chiefs, simply because they are a professional football team. But I should have known better. When a professional football team loses because they cannot play four full quarters of football (Ravens), allow a weak team to dominate in the final drive after handling them all game long (Raiders) and allowing backups and rookies to abuse them, you must look at that franchise and ask if they are doing anything right from top to bottom. This team has really disappointed me. There is no reason why this team should not be 2-1, or at least one win. The Raiders allowed only 10 points, while the Chiefs allowed the backups and rookie Eagle-team to score over 30.

I’m not sure how many Chiefs fans are like me, but I’m not a huge college football fan. Don’t get me wrong, I love the college football games. The system does annoy me a bit, however, watching Kansas, Kansas State and Missouri (as well as the other Big XII teams) are much more entertaining than the Chiefs. I hear a lot of people who are Chiefs fans, but they rarely talk about the Chiefs as much since the start of the 2007 season. Everyone is all about college football these days and its obvious why. I’m trying to convert myself into a better college football fan. I watch these games, but don’t follow the teams closely. Instead, as a die hard Chiefs (and football fan,) my weekends are disappointing because of my Chiefs. With KU, K-State and MU either improving or winning titles in football and basketball, they’ve over shadowed the Chiefs. Just look at the KU/MU border showdown attendance for the past two years. In both years, both teams have done well. In 2007, the winner of that matchup would become number one. That was not the case in 2008, but it was still a very entertaining game. The hype was not as big. This year, the matchup may be more meaningful than last years. The 2007 and 2008 KU/MU border showdown defeated the Chiefs for having more attendance in a game at Arrowhead all year long (excluding the Big XII championship; not familiar with those numbers.) But either way, the college football events at Arrowhead Stadium are much more intriguing than the professional team that plays there. That tells you where this franchise is currently.