After every game we hand out game balls to the best Chiefs players on offense, defense and special teams.
The Chiefs dropped their third straight preseason game, this one 14-10 to the Seahawks. Not a ton of great performances this week, but after the past few seasons we can always find the best of the worst!
Offense: Dwayne Bowe
For the second week in a row, Bowe turned in the best performance of the night for a Chiefs defense that still can’t put anything consistent together. For all the talk of “yo-yo” players from Todd Haley, Bowe has been anything but over the last two weeks. “The Bowe Show” continues to include blocking and holding onto tough and easy passes. The Chiefs will need Bowe no matter the circumstances, but if Cassel is out for any length of time he will have to be Superman.
Defense: Brandon Flowers
Is it bad I have to give a game ball to a guy that played one series? When that player scores more points in his few minutes on the field than the offense did the entire game I don’t know if I have a choice. Flowers doesn’t have anything to prove on the field, but he continues to show why he’s becoming one of the best corners in the league. Just like the offense needs Cassel’s injury to be minor, the defense better hope Flowers being held out with a shoulder injury was just a precaution. Without Flowers starting, you can’t bring Leggett in to play nickel and that puts more pressure on the linebackers that continue to struggle getting back in coverage.
Special Teams: Dustin Colquitt
He continues to prove himself as one of the elite punters in the the NFL. His final stats might not blow your mind, but that’s only because of terrible coverage by the Chiefs special teams. Colquitt had great hang time on all of his punts and placed one perfectly inside the 10 yard line that the coverage unit failed to down. Field position is important to every team, but with the Chiefs offense coming along slowly it is that much more essential this season for Kansas City. In order to take advantage of Colquitt’s amazing talent, the coverage team better improve in a hurry.