If that picture doesn't accurately sum up last night's game than I don't know what does. And people wonder why the NFL wants to go to 18 games and 2 preseason? Ladies and gentlemen of the jury I present to you exhibit A: Packers vs. Chiefs, September 2nd, 2010. Honestly I've seen more orangization and better hitting in the lingerie football league on MTV. But you know the truly sad thing? I was on the edge of my seat when Graham Harrell was running the 2 minute drill for the victory in the 4th quarter. Like that's a life moment right there. I need to reprioritize my life when Harrell hits Charles Dillon on an 8 yard slant route in the 4th quarter of the 4th preseason game and I say "Yes!". In any case I somehow extracted a few nuggets from last nights game:
- Smart move to never put Rodgers in harm's way in this game. I mean it is the Chiefs defense, but just ask Patriots fans two years ago what the Chiefs can do to your starting qb with their one pressure per game. I was nervous all day having visions of Rodgers doubled over in front of the tens of fans at Arrowhead. Thankfully McCarthy circumvented the entire thing. If I even came within a letter of spelling circumvented correctly I'm happy by the way.
- Did Charles Woodson sneak into that game in a Jarret Bush jersey? Because it was in the first 5 minutes you probably saw Bush not only get an INT, but also deflect like two passes. Granted he was battling Matt Cassel, but still, that's a career in a game for Bush. Must have been Woodson. Only explanation.
- Special teams are going to cost us at LEAST two games this season and I already have a sternly worded blog prepared. Like how can we be this bad at special teams 3 years in a row? The punting situation is better, Crosby looks to be fixed, but our coverage and returns are flat awful. You know how some players look better retroactively than they were when they were here? That's how I feel about this guy:
Like yeah, Allen Rossum was solid, didn't fumble, and occasionally would bust one. But in the parade of crap we've had since he looks like Jim frieking Brown. Honestly who is going return kicks for us? Brandon Jackson? Justin Harrell?
There, three tidbits. Not bad all things considered. This had to be a broadcasters nightmare. I'd be making up names so quickly it'd make your head spin. But no one said the preseason was going to be fun. On the upside if you needed to brush up on the NFL rule book you got a crash course last night. Super Bowl march starts next week.