KC Chiefs Mix blog         Write for Chiefs blog    

Chiefs Mix blog featured writers
Write about the Chiefs
We believe that you the avid fan, student journalist, and or freelance writer deserve to be heard. Avid fans have a strong desire to hear from the common (or not so common) "man" as well. You are always free to write about the material of your choice, in your own unique style, and on your own schedule. So vent,enlighten and share with us!
Contact us at: writers@sportsmixed.com
Enjoy Chiefs rumors, news, talk?
Please help us spread the word on the Sports Mixed Network by letting friends, and family know about it. The more we grow our community of avid fans, the more features we can add. So please send a Tweet, Facebook message or better yet tell them in person.

No Bowe, Who Steps Up?

By Tony Botts

Just when the Chiefs began to figure things out, Dwayne Bowe figured out a way to set them back.

In a season filled with many disappointments, a quiet two game win streak gave fans something to get excited about during the holiday season. Bowe's four game suspension however, brought back a wave of dreary days and memories. The former first-round draft choice has been incredibly inconsistent during his first three seasons, but as of late he has been a big play maker in the Chiefs unexciting offense.

However, the Chiefs are not out of options. In the last three games, a rejuvenated Chris Chambers has caught the attention of Matt Cassel late in games, and Bobby Wade has proven to be a reliable pass catcher by grabbing 23 passes and two touchdowns. Jamaal Charles has also electrified fans with his break away speed and versatility in both the passing and running game, his breakout game coming against conference rival Oakland.

With the offensive play makers starting to establish themselves, the defense is not far behind. Second-year player Glenn Dorsey seems to have found a suitable spot for his at the right end position, and rookie Tyson Jackson appears to be fitting into the defensive scheme just fine. Some of the pleasant surprises for the Chiefs defense have been rookie line backers Jovan Belcher and Andy Studebaker have both made big plays at big moments this season, while second-year defensive end Wallace Gilberry has helped the Chiefs improve on their dismal 10 sack performance last year by contributing 3.5 sacks.

Over the course of the next four games, the Chiefs will know what they have, and more importantly; what they don't have. The release of Johnson was a breath of fresh air. Bowe's suspension will be a learning tool and an opportunity to evaluate our depth, or lack there of.

I am sure that many fans expressed how thankful they were for the thrilling win against Pittsburgh at this years Thanksgiving table. Who knows? Maybe after Bowe's suspension is up we'll be thanking Santa for the early stocking stuffer.

Questions? Contact Tony Botts @ s504451@nwmissouri.edu

No comments:

Post a Comment