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Chiefs/Bills pregame

The Kansas City Chiefs host the Buffalo Bills, the second of three consecutive home games. Head coach Todd Haley and the rest of the Chiefs dodged questions from the media when asked about the possibility of a blackout. Their biggest concern was to focus on this matchup. I guess it’s safe to say that...

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Chiefs/Browns pregame

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 20-12-2009

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First off, it’s Christmas week. Merry Christmas to all of you! Thanks for all the support. I’ve attended some Christmas parties hosted by some family friends who I have not met. Lately, when meeting new people, they seem to know who I am just because they’ve seen me on the newspaper, or a magazine or on TV and have given me great comments. I’m only 18 years old, but this just shows that a teenager (no matter what country he came from) can do whatever he pleases to do if he chases his dreams. I just want to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart!

There is a reason as to why this game is blacked out. Yes, the weather, the economy and a battle between two teams fighting for pride and draft picks. Kansas City sports fans are passionate. If the Chiefs were better than this, fans would not care about the economy or the weather. They’ll be more than happy to put on a few layers of clothing and go see their team win a game. Unfortunately, the Chiefs have understood why their fans have lost faith.

I understand that this is supposedly a “learning process.” But I don’t see what the team is learning from this. It’s not supposed to be like this.

If the Chiefs get blown out by divisional opponents and barely lose to bad teams, you’d expect that they could win this game. It’s very possible, but I’ll be honest, I don’t see it happening.

Do not doubt Josh Cribbs. He is in the top five among all NFL players who can play multiple positions. He can throw, run and catch a football. He’s also one of the most explosive special team returners out there. He could very well put together over 200 total net yards. The Browns may even use Cribbs as a decoy to help other players can open in the endzone. That is how valuable of an asset Cribbs can be.

Dwayne Bowe is coming back and several feel he can help the Chiefs. He has been a game changer that has scored three of his four touchdowns on either a potentially game-winning or tying drive.

I will be doing another blog tomorrow, but I promise you it will be something positive. Most of you probably know what I’ll be talking about. Browns win 27-17.

CHIEFS INACTIVES–QB Matt Gutierrez, WR Lance Long, G Brian Waters, DE Glenn Dorsey, T Ryan O’Callaghan, WR Bobby Wade, TE Sean Ryan and LB Pierre Walters

BROWNS INACTIVES–QB Brett Ratliff, DB Coye Francies, DB Ray Ventrone, LB David Veikune, OL Billy Yates, TE Greg Estandia, WR Jake Allen and DL Robaire Smith

Chiefs/Bills pregame

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 13-12-2009

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The Kansas City Chiefs host the Buffalo Bills, the second of three consecutive home games. Head coach Todd Haley and the rest of the Chiefs dodged questions from the media when asked about the possibility of a blackout. Their biggest concern was to focus on this matchup. I guess it’s safe to say that the team doesn’t care a whole lot about their fan base. And lets keep in mind, a lot of the players’ salaries come from the fans. I’ll leave it at that.

This week in one of the press conferences, Haley had a very interesting statement. He was asked by one reporter about the meltdown against Denver.

“Everybody else sees the obvious, sees a game.” Haley said. “It’s easy to say coming out of that game, as I heard in the hallway from one guy, ‘that awful game.’ That’s from a non-expert.”

If I could have attended that press conference, I’d ask Haley that if that was not an awful game, what can we consider that? Matt Cassel has a very positive attitude, despite the awful game last Sunday. And let’s be honest with one another, that was an awful game. Cassel claimed that others do not know what he’s doing in the game, such as his reads.

This franchise continues to make lousy excuses. I don’t expect them to admit that last Sunday’s game was not awful, but I certainly don’t expect anyone to deny it. For two weeks in a row, the Chiefs allowed their (divisional) opponents to score more points than any other team.

As Haley stated, “its no mystery” when referring to the games. The franchise understands behind closed doors that this is an awful team, otherwise, the Chiefs would not have asked the NFL for a 24 hour extension to avoid a blackout.

People continue to say that this team will be back on track. I felt that way when Scott Pioli came in, but wasn’t 100% certain with Haley. Haley has showed a lot of positives and a lot of negatives as a head coach. It’s very hard to see how this team will turn things around with the current state of the franchise. The Chiefs have plenty of draft picks this year. Pioli is also known as one of the best evaluators when searching for talent. This off-season, it didn’t seem to be that way.

I’ll avoid keys to the game since I spent a lot of time on the week in review. I’m picking Buffalo to beat Kansas City. Kansas City is really good at building a ladder for opponents who have talented players struggling to find a breakout game. Ryan Fitzpatrick and Terrell Owens have a chance to go out there and have some fun on the road against a very weak defense. The Chiefs can surprise us at any time. Let’s just see the result. Bills win 28-10.

CHIEFS INACTIVES: WR Quinten Lawrence, LB Justin Rogers, TE Sean Ryan, TE Jake O’Connell, RB Dantrell Savage, LB Pierre Walters and G Ikechuku Ndukwe. The inactive third quarterback is QB Matt Gutierrez

BILLS INACTIVES: WR Justin Jenkins, TE Joe Klopfenstein, WR James Hardy, DE Chris Ellis, CB Ashton Youboty, DB Cary Harris and DT John McCargo. The third inactive quarterback is Brian Brohm.

Chiefs/Broncos pregame

Posted by FarzinVousoughian | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 06-12-2009

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The Chiefs have another tough task ahead of them. After being one of the best NFL teams at home in the month of December, they’ve lost every December home game since 2007. They hope to change that today against the Denver Broncos.

Despite the ugly performance as of late, this shouldn’t be a tough game for Denver. Matt Cassel’s biggest weakness has been identified since he made his debut with the Chiefs in week two. He even had this issue with the Patriots offensive line when leading all quarterbacks for most times sacked in 2008. Elvis Dumervil is leading the NFL with 14 sacks and three forced fumbles under his belt. Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels will not only use Dumervil, but a couple other big guys to apply pressure on Cassel. The Broncos rank number five in the NFL in total defense, pass defense and points allowed. However, if the Chiefs want any chance in pulling the upset, they’ll have to rely on their newest, no longer known as, secret weapon.

Keys to the game:

1. Keep feeding the ball to Charles: In last weeks humiliation to the Chargers, Jamaal Charles was the only bright spot in this football game. Despite fumbling the football early in the game, Charles had 147 total yards of offense off of 17 touches with one rushing touchdown. The Broncos are ranked 17th against the run, giving the Chiefs a big advantage. Kolby Smith has been placed on the IR and Dantrell Savage is out for the game. This gives Charles a chance to shine again.

2. Don’t allow 40+ yard plays: The Chiefs defense leads the NFL for giving up the most passing plays with more than 40 yards or more. They have a total of 16 with the rushing game added on. This is a sarcastic comment, but a the same time, the Chiefs may need to strongly consider it: If they need to, have a defensive back 40 yards away from the line of scrimmage, that way they don’t give up many plays. But who knows, that idea might always get busted as well, just with the way the defense is playing.

I’m picking Denver to win this game. Hopefully Kansas City can pull the upset. The Denver offense may struggle, but it’ll be their defense that comes through. 21-14.

Inactives for the Chiefs: CB Donald Washington, RB Dantrell Savage, G Andy Alleman, LB Justin Rogers, WR Mark Bradley, TE Jake O’Connell and LB Pierre Walters. The inactive third quarterback is Matt Gutierrez.

Inactives for the Broncos: WR Kenny McKinley, RB LaMont Jordan, G Seth Olsen, T Brandon Gorin, DL Chris Baker, WR Brandon Lloyd and DE Jarvis Moss. The inactive third
quarterback is Tom Bradstater.