WPI Roundtable: Should Haley Veto Weis?

In this edition of Warpaint Illustrated.com's Roundtable, we talk about the misuse of running back Jamaal Charles and what to do with Dwayne Bowe at seasons end.

Would the offense be better if Todd Haley was still calling the plays?
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Nick Athan: How things change in a year. Last season when Haley took over the offense, the team was flat, uncreative, and unresponsive to his offensive system. Now with Charlie Weis's love affair with Thomas Jones, that's all changed.

I think Haley needs to be more involved in the offensive play calling during games. And with eight games left in the regular season, he must insist his best players be on the field in crunch time. Jamaal Charles is the Chiefs best and most explosive offensive weapon. He can't be stopped. It's time to check the egos at the door and learn from the mistakes this coaching staff has made in road losses at Houston and Oakland.

Josh Scotten: At this point I don't get the impression that Weis and Haley are not on the same page as far as the game plans week-in and week-out. So I just can't see the offensive attack differing that much from what we are seeing if Haley were calling the shots.

Not to say it would be the same, especially some of the third and short down calls. But I think Haley would like to run the ball more than pass in short yardage situations. I haven't been impressed with Weis as of late. But I think the bigger picture is what is Haley's philosophy? As long as he is the head coach, what you see is what you get.

C.E. Wendler: That's a nice fantasy, isn't it? The reality is people should be praising Charlie Weis for the job he has done this year. Outside of Dwayne Bowe, his best receiver is a rookie tight end, his quarterback has a long list of issues, and his running game can't pick up a yard when it needs to. The Chiefs are averaging 22 points a game with all that muck slowing them down, really? Weis is doing a fantastic job.

It's easy to blame him for throwing the ball on third and short this year, but once again you have to realize the Chiefs can't pick up a yard with their running game when they absolutely have to. Weis is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Either he tries to run behind a line that isn't suited to power block or he puts the ball in the hands of a quarterback who is one of the worst third-down passers in the league.

Don't criticize Charlie Weis. Pray for him.

Michael Ash: The question seems to assume that Haley isn't on board with the decisions Weis is making, and thus would do something different. We could pinpoint a couple specific situations where it looked like Haley might have disagreed, but generally speaking, if they weren't on the same page then Weis wouldn't keep doing things the way he does.

So, no, I don't think the offense would be better with Haley calling plays. But even if it was better, the overall team would be worse off for it because Haley would be entirely focused on running the offense instead of coaching the team. Ultimately, the only thing that's going to noticeably improve the offense this season is better play from the quarterback. And as I mentioned last week, I think execution – from Cassel to the receivers to the offensive line – has been a much larger problem than play calling. At the end of last season, Jamaal Charles seemed to be breaking off long runs for touchdowns on a weekly basis. But so far in 2010, he's only done it once, way back in the opener against the Chargers. And the longest run by a Chiefs' running back this year actually belongs to Thomas Jones. Why isn't Charles breaking away anymore? Nick Athan: The reason that Charles was able to do that a year ago was he was able to get 20 plus carries a game. Every running back will tell you it takes a certain amount of carries to get into a rhythm running the ball.

But the other issue is that Charles isn't bouncing off defenders like he did last season. In the Broncos game a year ago, once in the secondary, he ran through defensive backs and safeties. This year they're stopping him. Look at the Colts game. He had at least two touchdowns had he been able to run through a simple arm tackle.

Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis seems to prefer Thomas Jones in crunch time.
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Josh Scotten: It's hard to second guess what the offensive coaching staff is doing but there is no doubt the addition of Thomas Jones has come with limitations. In the second half of 2009, Charles averaged 20 carries per game. This season through eight games that number has dropped 14.

Despite that this rushing attack is heads and shoulders above where they were at this point last year; so the addition of Jones has paid some dividends. The Chiefs are leading the league in rushing so until their rushing numbers start to slump, as the old saying goes, don't try to fix what's not broken.

C.E. Wendler: The simplest answer is that Charles isn't taking the league by surprise anymore. Last year, when he was suddenly thrust into starting duty, there was hardly any tape on him. People really didn't know what to expect. When you don't know what to expect from a player with track speed, bad things can happen to your defense.

This year, defenses are obviously keying on Charles. When you throw in the fact that the Chiefs are an obvious run-first team that doesn't do much to move safeties out of the box with their passing game, it's not hard to see why Charles isn't ripping off huge runs.

Michael Ash: It has definitely become noticeable that Charles isn't making those huge runs anymore. It's particularly strange because now that he's not carrying the entire load by himself, he should be fresher and more able to take advantage of tiring defenses.

I don't think it has anything to do with his amount of carries. The big TD run Charles had against the Chargers came on his second carry of the game. In last year's finale against Denver, he also broke a 50-yard run on his second carry. When Charles is on, he can break one anytime he touches the ball.

Part of the reason for his lack of big runs probably involves defenses focusing on him more than they did a year ago. But I think the main factor has to do with his health. We saw him moving around very gingerly this past week against Oakland, and while that's only one game, it's been noted since the third or fourth week of the season that Charles seems to go down from contact easier than he used to. How do you explain that? Either he doesn't want to fight through those tackles or he's just physically unable to. And we know it's not the first option because Haley would never stand for that.

I don't think there's any way Charles is 100%. People have been pointing to this week's injury reports as a sign that he must be okay, but he wasn't on any of the injury reports during the final weeks of last season and he was so banged up back then that he needed shoulder surgery. We're probably never going to have a good idea of his health until it's bad enough that he starts missing games.

Do you think the Chiefs will trade Dwayne Bowe after the season? Surely they know by now that he's not a player they can rely on going into 2011?

Nick Athan: Everything I've heard is that the Chiefs really aren't sold on Bowe. However, you can't knock his productivity this season. Without him, there isn't any chance the Chiefs would be 5-3 this season and clinging to first place in the AFC West.

I think the Chiefs will sell their souls to pry Larry Fitzgerald from the Cardinals in the offseason. But they'd be wise to keep Bowe for another season. He'll be in the last year of his contract, and though he wants a new deal, there is little chance at this point that Scott Pioli will offer him a new contract.

Chiefs would be wise to hold onto Dwayne Bowe in 2011.
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Josh Scotten: I know Bowe has dropped some critical catches in key situations, but ‘The Show' is exceeding expectations. He's on pace to break everyone of his career numbers, in catches, touchdowns and yardage.

But Bowe's biggest enemy is also his biggest gift. He is a superior athlete that is capable of jaw dropping catches, which raises expectations of coaches and fans alike. Bowe needs to do better and nobody knows this more than Bowe himself, but let's cut this guy some slack.

I know it's frustrating as a fan to watch, but Bowe is just too important to this offense to cut ties with him at in the spring.

C.E. Wendler: No, that would be incredibly stupid, to put it bluntly. Bowe has seven touchdown receptions and his drops are an issue that's been overstated. He's not dropping passes at the rate he did last year.

Put Bowe on a team with a legit quarterback and legit top receiver and he's on pace for well over 1,000 yards right now.

Michael Ash: No, I don't think they'll trade Bowe. Even if they would, they certainly aren't going to do it until they find someone to replace him first. I'm certainly not going to excuse Bowe dropping passes in crucial situations, but can you imagine the Chiefs' passing game without him? It would be non-existent.

Bowe's ill-timed drops will probably prevent him from being the top-notch #1 receiver everyone hoped he'd be, but he'd still be a fine #2 if the Chiefs could find someone to pair with him.

Maybe it's just because our victories there are so rare, but even though the Raiders are a better team than the Broncos, I'm far more nervous about the game in Denver than I was about the game in Oakland. Am I overreacting, or am I right to worry?

Nick Athan: I agree with you. Of the two game road stretch facing the Chiefs, I always felt the Broncos game would be far more difficult to win than the Raiders game. Listen, the Raiders aren't a great team. The Broncos have a far more explosive offense passing game and that's going to be the Achilles heel for the Chiefs defense in 2010.

Kyle Orton has to be licking his chops for Sunday's matchup. The Broncos have their backs against the wall and all they can do going forward is become spoilers in the division. I expect this to be a very close game Sunday. And if you had to put me on the spot as to who will win this AFC West showdown, I'd give the edge to Denver.

Chiefs Defense better beware of Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton.
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Josh Scotten: Every time the Chiefs play a road game in the AFC West you have reason to be worried. Look at what happened last week. The Chiefs are a well disciplined team that got completely off their rocker in Oakland. That's just how it is against division rivals.

I think Denver is going to get much worse before they get better, but every time the Chiefs make the trip to Mile High the risk for a loss is very high. I think the Chiefs win this week again in ugly fashion, but make no mistake about it, this will be an extremely tough contest.

If the Chiefs avoid the turnovers and penalties that they dealt with in Oakland, and get Charles more involved in the offense, victory will be inevitable. If not, expect another sloppy AFC West contest.

C.E. Wendler: You're right to worry, because winning the second game of a two-game road trip is always a tall order. But the Broncos don't compare to the Raiders. They give up rushing yards touchdowns by the truckload and they have the league's worst running game. Denver is 1-3 at home. This game isn't scary for the Chiefs.

Can they lose? Sure, that's the way the NFL goes. The only way that happens, though, is if they can't stop Kyle Orton while Matt Cassel has one of his worst games of the season.

Michael Ash: This game is very worrisome. The Broncos are coming off their bye week and will be making a desperate attempt to save their season. If they fall to 2-7, they're done. To get back in the division race, they would literally have to run the table and go undefeated the rest of the way.

But if they can get to 3-6, suddenly they're just two games back and they have a glimmer of hope. This is an enormous game for them. Josh McDaniels has probably been obsessing over the Chiefs for two straight weeks now.

I also think they may have an element of surprise on their side, because as good as their passing game was early on with Kyle Orton airing it out every week, teams started to figure them out. In the first half of their last two games, they've scored a combined total of just seven points. McDaniels has to have tinkered with the offense over the bye, so what the Chiefs see on tape may not be what they see come Sunday.

After what we've seen the past two weeks, I'm just not sure the Chiefs are good enough right now to go on the road – especially to Denver of all places – and knock off a team with extra preparation that's basically playing for their lives. Of course, it all depends on which Broncos team shows up – the one that played the Jets down to the wire, or the one that rolled over and played dead for the Raiders.

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Nick Athan: How things change in a year. Last season when Haley took over the offense, the team was flat, uncreative, and unresponsive to his offensive system. Now with Charlie Weis's love affair with Thomas Jones, that's all changed.\r\n\r\n

I think Haley needs to be more involved in the offensive play calling during games. And with eight games left in the regular season, he must insist his best players be on the field in crunch time. Jamaal Charles is the Chiefs best and most explosive offensive weapon. He can't be stopped. It's time to check the egos at the door and learn from the mistakes this coaching staff has made in road losses at Houston and Oakland. \r\n\r\n

Josh Scotten: At this point I don't get the impression that Weis and Haley are not on the same page as far as the game plans week-in and week-out. So I just can't see the offensive attack differing that much from what we are seeing if Haley were calling the shots.\r\n\r\n

Not to say it would be the same, especially some of the third and short down calls. But I think Haley would like to run the ball more than pass in short yardage situations. I haven't been impressed with Weis as of late. But I think the bigger picture is what is Haley's philosophy? As long as he is the head coach, what you see is what you get.\r\n\r\n

C.E. Wendler: That's a nice fantasy, isn't it? The reality is people should be praising Charlie Weis for the job he has done this year. Outside of Dwayne Bowe, his best receiver is a rookie tight end, his quarterback has a long list of issues, and his running game can't pick up a yard when it needs to. The Chiefs are averaging 22 points a game with all that muck slowing them down, really? Weis is doing a fantastic job.\r\n\r\n

It's easy to blame him for throwing the ball on third and short this year, but once again you have to realize the Chiefs can't pick up a yard with their running game when they absolutely have to. Weis is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Either he tries to run behind a line that isn't suited to power block or he puts the ball in the hands of a quarterback who is one of the worst third-down passers in the league. \r\n\r\n

Don't criticize Charlie Weis. Pray for him.\r\n\r\n

Michael Ash: The question seems to assume that Haley isn't on board with the decisions Weis is making, and thus would do something different. We could pinpoint a couple specific situations where it looked like Haley might have disagreed, but generally speaking, if they weren't on the same page then Weis wouldn't keep doing things the way he does.\r\n\r\n

So, no, I don't think the offense would be better with Haley calling plays. But even if it was better, the overall team would be worse off for it because Haley would be entirely focused on running the offense instead of coaching the team.\r\n\r\nUltimately, the only thing that's going to noticeably improve the offense this season is better play from the quarterback. And as I mentioned last week, I think execution – from Cassel to the receivers to the offensive line – has been a much larger problem than play calling. \r\n\r\nAt the end of last season, Jamaal Charles seemed to be breaking off long runs for touchdowns on a weekly basis. But so far in 2010, he's only done it once, way back in the opener against the Chargers. And the longest run by a Chiefs' running back this year actually belongs to Thomas Jones. Why isn't Charles breaking away anymore?\r\n\r\nNick Athan: The reason that Charles was able to do that a year ago was he was able to get 20 plus carries a game. Every running back will tell you it takes a certain amount of carries to get into a rhythm running the ball.\r\n\r\n

But the other issue is that Charles isn't bouncing off defenders like he did last season. In the Broncos game a year ago, once in the secondary, he ran through defensive backs and safeties. This year they're stopping him. Look at the Colts game. He had at least two touchdowns had he been able to run through a simple arm tackle. \r\n\r\n

Offensive Coordinator Charlie Weis seems to prefer Thomas Jones in crunch time.
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Josh Scotten: It's hard to second guess what the offensive coaching staff is doing but there is no doubt the addition of Thomas Jones has come with limitations. In the second half of 2009, Charles averaged 20 carries per game. This season through eight games that number has dropped 14. \r\n\r\n

Despite that this rushing attack is heads and shoulders above where they were at this point last year; so the addition of Jones has paid some dividends. The Chiefs are leading the league in rushing so until their rushing numbers start to slump, as the old saying goes, don't try to fix what's not broken.\r\n\r\n

C.E. Wendler: The simplest answer is that Charles isn't taking the league by surprise anymore. Last year, when he was suddenly thrust into starting duty, there was hardly any tape on him. People really didn't know what to expect. When you don't know what to expect from a player with track speed, bad things can happen to your defense.\r\n\r\n

This year, defenses are obviously keying on Charles. When you throw in the fact that the Chiefs are an obvious run-first team that doesn't do much to move safeties out of the box with their passing game, it's not hard to see why Charles isn't ripping off huge runs.\r\n\r\n

Michael Ash: It has definitely become noticeable that Charles isn't making those huge runs anymore. It's particularly strange because now that he's not carrying the entire load by himself, he should be fresher and more able to take advantage of tiring defenses.\r\n\r\n

I don't think it has anything to do with his amount of carries. The big TD run Charles had against the Chargers came on his second carry of the game. In last year's finale against Denver, he also broke a 50-yard run on his second carry. When Charles is on, he can break one anytime he touches the ball.\r\n\r\n

Part of the reason for his lack of big runs probably involves defenses focusing on him more than they did a year ago. But I think the main factor has to do with his health. We saw him moving around very gingerly this past week against Oakland, and while that's only one game, it's been noted since the third or fourth week of the season that Charles seems to go down from contact easier than he used to. How do you explain that? Either he doesn't want to fight through those tackles or he's just physically unable to. And we know it's not the first option because Haley would never stand for that.\r\n\r\n

I don't think there's any way Charles is 100%. People have been pointing to this week's injury reports as a sign that he must be okay, but he wasn't on any of the injury reports during the final weeks of last season and he was so banged up back then that he needed shoulder surgery. We're probably never going to have a good idea of his health until it's bad enough that he starts missing games.\r\n\r\n

Do you think the Chiefs will trade Dwayne Bowe after the season? Surely they know by now that he's not a player they can rely on going into 2011? \r\n\r\n

Nick Athan: Everything I've heard is that the Chiefs really aren't sold on Bowe. However, you can't knock his productivity this season. Without him, there isn't any chance the Chiefs would be 5-3 this season and clinging to first place in the AFC West.\r\n\r\n

I think the Chiefs will sell their souls to pry Larry Fitzgerald from the Cardinals in the offseason. But they'd be wise to keep Bowe for another season. He'll be in the last year of his contract, and though he wants a new deal, there is little chance at this point that Scott Pioli will offer him a new contract. \r\n\r\n

Chiefs would be wise to hold onto Dwayne Bowe in 2011.
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Josh Scotten: I know Bowe has dropped some critical catches in key situations, but ‘The Show' is exceeding expectations. He's on pace to break everyone of his career numbers, in catches, touchdowns and yardage. \r\n\r\n

But Bowe's biggest enemy is also his biggest gift. He is a superior athlete that is capable of jaw dropping catches, which raises expectations of coaches and fans alike. Bowe needs to do better and nobody knows this more than Bowe himself, but let's cut this guy some slack. \r\n\r\n

I know it's frustrating as a fan to watch, but Bowe is just too important to this offense to cut ties with him at in the spring. \r\n\r\n

C.E. Wendler: No, that would be incredibly stupid, to put it bluntly. Bowe has seven touchdown receptions and his drops are an issue that's been overstated. He's not dropping passes at the rate he did last year.\r\n\r\n

Put Bowe on a team with a legit quarterback and legit top receiver and he's on pace for well over 1,000 yards right now.\r\n\r\n

Michael Ash: No, I don't think they'll trade Bowe. Even if they would, they certainly aren't going to do it until they find someone to replace him first. I'm certainly not going to excuse Bowe dropping passes in crucial situations, but can you imagine the Chiefs' passing game without him? It would be non-existent. \r\n\r\n

Bowe's ill-timed drops will probably prevent him from being the top-notch #1 receiver everyone hoped he'd be, but he'd still be a fine #2 if the Chiefs could find someone to pair with him.\r\n\r\n

Maybe it's just because our victories there are so rare, but even though the Raiders are a better team than the Broncos, I'm far more nervous about the game in Denver than I was about the game in Oakland. Am I overreacting, or am I right to worry?\r\n\r\n

Nick Athan: I agree with you. Of the two game road stretch facing the Chiefs, I always felt the Broncos game would be far more difficult to win than the Raiders game. Listen, the Raiders aren't a great team. The Broncos have a far more explosive offense passing game and that's going to be the Achilles heel for the Chiefs defense in 2010.\r\n\r\n

Kyle Orton has to be licking his chops for Sunday's matchup. The Broncos have their backs against the wall and all they can do going forward is become spoilers in the division. I expect this to be a very close game Sunday. And if you had to put me on the spot as to who will win this AFC West showdown, I'd give the edge to Denver. \r\n\r\n

Chiefs Defense better beware of Broncos Quarterback Kyle Orton.
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Josh Scotten: Every time the Chiefs play a road game in the AFC West you have reason to be worried. Look at what happened last week. The Chiefs are a well disciplined team that got completely off their rocker in Oakland. That's just how it is against division rivals. \r\n\r\n

I think Denver is going to get much worse before they get better, but every time the Chiefs make the trip to Mile High the risk for a loss is very high. I think the Chiefs win this week again in ugly fashion, but make no mistake about it, this will be an extremely tough contest. \r\n\r\n

If the Chiefs avoid the turnovers and penalties that they dealt with in Oakland, and get Charles more involved in the offense, victory will be inevitable. If not, expect another sloppy AFC West contest.\r\n\r\n

C.E. Wendler: You're right to worry, because winning the second game of a two-game road trip is always a tall order. But the Broncos don't compare to the Raiders. They give up rushing yards touchdowns by the truckload and they have the league's worst running game. Denver is 1-3 at home. This game isn't scary for the Chiefs.\r\n\r\n

Can they lose? Sure, that's the way the NFL goes. The only way that happens, though, is if they can't stop Kyle Orton while Matt Cassel has one of his worst games of the season.\r\n\r\n

Michael Ash: This game is very worrisome. The Broncos are coming off their bye week and will be making a desperate attempt to save their season. If they fall to 2-7, they're done. To get back in the division race, they would literally have to run the table and go undefeated the rest of the way.\r\n\r\n

But if they can get to 3-6, suddenly they're just two games back and they have a glimmer of hope. This is an enormous game for them. Josh McDaniels has probably been obsessing over the Chiefs for two straight weeks now.\r\n\r\n

I also think they may have an element of surprise on their side, because as good as their passing game was early on with Kyle Orton airing it out every week, teams started to figure them out. In the first half of their last two games, they've scored a combined total of just seven points. McDaniels has to have tinkered with the offense over the bye, so what the Chiefs see on tape may not be what they see come Sunday. \r\n\r\n

After what we've seen the past two weeks, I'm just not sure the Chiefs are good enough right now to go on the road – especially to Denver of all places – and knock off a team with extra preparation that's basically playing for their lives. Of course, it all depends on which Broncos team shows up – the one that played the Jets down to the wire, or the one that rolled over and played dead for the Raiders.\r\n","mobileBody":"

Nick Athan: How things change in a year. Last season when Haley took over the offense, the team was flat, uncreative, and unresponsive to his offensive system. Now with Charlie Weis's love affair with Thomas Jones, that's all changed.

I think Haley needs to be more involved in the offensive play calling during games. And with eight games left in the regular season, he must insist his best players be on the field in crunch time. Jamaal Charles is the Chiefs best and most explosive offensive weapon. He can't be stopped. It's time to check the egos at the door and learn from the mistakes this coaching staff has made in road losses at Houston and Oakland.

At this point I don't get the impression that Weis and Haley are not on the same page as far as the game plans week-in and week-out. So I just can't see the offensive attack differing that much from what we are seeing if Haley were calling the shots.

Not to say it would be the same, especially some of the third and short down calls. But I think Haley would like to run the ball more than pass in short yardage situations. I haven't been impressed with Weis as of late. But I think the bigger picture is what is Haley's philosophy? As long as he is the head coach, what you see is what you get.

That's a nice fantasy, isn't it? The reality is people should be praising Charlie Weis for the job he has done this year. Outside of Dwayne Bowe, his best receiver is a rookie tight end, his quarterback has a long list of issues, and his running game can't pick up a yard when it needs to. The Chiefs are averaging 22 points a game with all that muck slowing them down, really? Weis is doing a fantastic job.

It's easy to blame him for throwing the ball on third and short this year, but once again you have to realize the Chiefs can't pick up a yard with their running game when they absolutely have to. Weis is stuck between a rock and a hard place. Either he tries to run behind a line that isn't suited to power block or he puts the ball in the hands of a quarterback who is one of the worst third-down passers in the league.

Don't criticize Charlie Weis. Pray for him.

The question seems to assume that Haley isn't on board with the decisions Weis is making, and thus would do something different. We could pinpoint a couple specific situations where it looked like Haley might have disagreed, but generally speaking, if they weren't on the same page then Weis wouldn't keep doing things the way he does.

So, no, I don't think the offense would be better with Haley calling plays. But even if it was better, the overall team would be worse off for it because Haley would be entirely focused on running the offense instead of coaching the team. Ultimately, the only thing that's going to noticeably improve the offense this season is better play from the quarterback. And as I mentioned last week, I think execution – from Cassel to the receivers to the offensive line – has been a much larger problem than play calling. At the end of last season, Jamaal Charles seemed to be breaking off long runs for touchdowns on a weekly basis. But so far in 2010, he's only done it once, way back in the opener against the Chargers. And the longest run by a Chiefs' running back this year actually belongs to Thomas Jones. Why isn't Charles breaking away anymore? Nick Athan: The reason that Charles was able to do that a year ago was he was able to get 20 plus carries a game. Every running back will tell you it takes a certain amount of carries to get into a rhythm running the ball.

But the other issue is that Charles isn't bouncing off defenders like he did last season. In the Broncos game a year ago, once in the secondary, he ran through defensive backs and safeties. This year they're stopping him. Look at the Colts game. He had at least two touchdowns had he been able to run through a simple arm tackle.



It's hard to second guess what the offensive coaching staff is doing but there is no doubt the addition of Thomas Jones has come with limitations. In the second half of 2009, Charles averaged 20 carries per game. This season through eight games that number has dropped 14.

Despite that this rushing attack is heads and shoulders above where they were at this point last year; so the addition of Jones has paid some dividends. The Chiefs are leading the league in rushing so until their rushing numbers start to slump, as the old saying goes, don't try to fix what's not broken.

The simplest answer is that Charles isn't taking the league by surprise anymore. Last year, when he was suddenly thrust into starting duty, there was hardly any tape on him. People really didn't know what to expect. When you don't know what to expect from a player with track speed, bad things can happen to your defense.

This year, defenses are obviously keying on Charles. When you throw in the fact that the Chiefs are an obvious run-first team that doesn't do much to move safeties out of the box with their passing game, it's not hard to see why Charles isn't ripping off huge runs.

Michael Ash: It has definitely become noticeable that Charles isn't making those huge runs anymore. It's particularly strange because now that he's not carrying the entire load by himself, he should be fresher and more able to take advantage of tiring defenses.

I don't think it has anything to do with his amount of carries. The big TD run Charles had against the Chargers came on his second carry of the game. In last year's finale against Denver, he also broke a 50-yard run on his second carry. When Charles is on, he can break one anytime he touches the ball.

Part of the reason for his lack of big runs probably involves defenses focusing on him more than they did a year ago. But I think the main factor has to do with his health. We saw him moving around very gingerly this past week against Oakland, and while that's only one game, it's been noted since the third or fourth week of the season that Charles seems to go down from contact easier than he used to. How do you explain that? Either he doesn't want to fight through those tackles or he's just physically unable to. And we know it's not the first option because Haley would never stand for that.

I don't think there's any way Charles is 100%. People have been pointing to this week's injury reports as a sign that he must be okay, but he wasn't on any of the injury reports during the final weeks of last season and he was so banged up back then that he needed shoulder surgery. We're probably never going to have a good idea of his health until it's bad enough that he starts missing games.



Everything I've heard is that the Chiefs really aren't sold on Bowe. However, you can't knock his productivity this season. Without him, there isn't any chance the Chiefs would be 5-3 this season and clinging to first place in the AFC West.

I think the Chiefs will sell their souls to pry Larry Fitzgerald from the Cardinals in the offseason. But they'd be wise to keep Bowe for another season. He'll be in the last year of his contract, and though he wants a new deal, there is little chance at this point that Scott Pioli will offer him a new contract.



I know Bowe has dropped some critical catches in key situations, but ‘The Show' is exceeding expectations. He's on pace to break everyone of his career numbers, in catches, touchdowns and yardage.

But Bowe's biggest enemy is also his biggest gift. He is a superior athlete that is capable of jaw dropping catches, which raises expectations of coaches and fans alike. Bowe needs to do better and nobody knows this more than Bowe himself, but let's cut this guy some slack.

I know it's frustrating as a fan to watch, but Bowe is just too important to this offense to cut ties with him at in the spring.

No, that would be incredibly stupid, to put it bluntly. Bowe has seven touchdown receptions and his drops are an issue that's been overstated. He's not dropping passes at the rate he did last year.

Put Bowe on a team with a legit quarterback and legit top receiver and he's on pace for well over 1,000 yards right now.

No, I don't think they'll trade Bowe. Even if they would, they certainly aren't going to do it until they find someone to replace him first. I'm certainly not going to excuse Bowe dropping passes in crucial situations, but can you imagine the Chiefs' passing game without him? It would be non-existent.

Bowe's ill-timed drops will probably prevent him from being the top-notch #1 receiver everyone hoped he'd be, but he'd still be a fine #2 if the Chiefs could find someone to pair with him.



I agree with you. Of the two game road stretch facing the Chiefs, I always felt the Broncos game would be far more difficult to win than the Raiders game. Listen, the Raiders aren't a great team. The Broncos have a far more explosive offense passing game and that's going to be the Achilles heel for the Chiefs defense in 2010.

Kyle Orton has to be licking his chops for Sunday's matchup. The Broncos have their backs against the wall and all they can do going forward is become spoilers in the division. I expect this to be a very close game Sunday. And if you had to put me on the spot as to who will win this AFC West showdown, I'd give the edge to Denver.



Every time the Chiefs play a road game in the AFC West you have reason to be worried. Look at what happened last week. The Chiefs are a well disciplined team that got completely off their rocker in Oakland. That's just how it is against division rivals.

I think Denver is going to get much worse before they get better, but every time the Chiefs make the trip to Mile High the risk for a loss is very high. I think the Chiefs win this week again in ugly fashion, but make no mistake about it, this will be an extremely tough contest.

If the Chiefs avoid the turnovers and penalties that they dealt with in Oakland, and get Charles more involved in the offense, victory will be inevitable. If not, expect another sloppy AFC West contest.

You're right to worry, because winning the second game of a two-game road trip is always a tall order. But the Broncos don't compare to the Raiders. They give up rushing yards touchdowns by the truckload and they have the league's worst running game. Denver is 1-3 at home. This game isn't scary for the Chiefs.

Can they lose? Sure, that's the way the NFL goes. The only way that happens, though, is if they can't stop Kyle Orton while Matt Cassel has one of his worst games of the season.

This game is very worrisome. The Broncos are coming off their bye week and will be making a desperate attempt to save their season. If they fall to 2-7, they're done. To get back in the division race, they would literally have to run the table and go undefeated the rest of the way.

But if they can get to 3-6, suddenly they're just two games back and they have a glimmer of hope. This is an enormous game for them. Josh McDaniels has probably been obsessing over the Chiefs for two straight weeks now.

I also think they may have an element of surprise on their side, because as good as their passing game was early on with Kyle Orton airing it out every week, teams started to figure them out. In the first half of their last two games, they've scored a combined total of just seven points. McDaniels has to have tinkered with the offense over the bye, so what the Chiefs see on tape may not be what they see come Sunday.

After what we've seen the past two weeks, I'm just not sure the Chiefs are good enough right now to go on the road – especially to Denver of all places – and knock off a team with extra preparation that's basically playing for their lives. Of course, it all depends on which Broncos team shows up – the one that played the Jets down to the wire, or the one that rolled over and played dead for the Raiders. 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