The Kansas City Chiefs dropped their second straight preseason game Friday night when they were destroyed by the Seattle Seahawks, 44-14.
With the third preseason game used to prepare a team for the start of the regular season, there has to be a lot of concern about just how ready the Chiefs are to take on the Atlana Falcons on September 9.
Against the Seahawks, Romeo Crennel’s crew was bad across the board. No doubt the Chiefs weren’t in a hurry to hand out any game balls in the locker room after the beatdown by Seattle, but around here we do our best to find the bright spots. So with that in mind, here are the best of the worst from Friday night at Arrowhead.
Offense: Nate Eachus
By the time this game was finally wrapping up, it was the play of the undrafted free agent out of Colgate that gave Chiefs fans something to feel good about. Fighting for a roster spot, Eachus had a game-high 98 yards rushing on 10 carries to go along with a touchdown in the final minutes to make the score a little less embarrassing.
Even more impressive than his rushing numbers was the monster block he threw on Seahawks defensive back Chris Maragos.
Eachus still needs to be considered on the outside looking in on the final 53-man roster considering the depth at running back, but he is going to make that decisions difficult for Crennel and GM Scott Pioli.
Defense: Derrick Johnson
Seahawks rookie QB Russell Wilson had his way with the Chiefs defense most of the night, but Johnson was able to track him down for a sack. The leader of the Kansas City defense also was credited with four tackles, but was in on at least a couple of other stops.
With Tamba Hali suspended for the first week of the regular season, Johnson should get a few extra chances to rush the passer. Whenever he’s been given the chance to get after the quarterback, he’s delivered.
Special Teams: Devon Wylie
Ryan Succop missed a field goal, Dustin Colquitt had two punts he’s like back and Matt Szymanski had a punt returned for a touchdown by Golden Tate. That leaves Wylie as this week’s recipient of the special teams game ball.
The fourth-round pick from Fresno State should be the Chiefs primary returner on punts and kick offs when the season opens in two weeks. Against the Seahawks, Wylie returned two kicks for 52 yards and one punt for 10.