The Chiefs are poised to have one of the best backfields in the league with Thomas Jones, Dexter McCluster, and Jamaal Charles, and getting cute in crucial situations during the regular season could sneak up and bite the coaching staff where the sun doesn't shine.
Although I am well aware of the coaching staff's intentions of auditioning different linebacking units, the constant subbing in and out, sometimes switching entire units during drives, could delay their progression.
DT Derek Lokey was a beast as KC's goal line fullback. Is he the next Boomer Grigsby?
Other than the battle between Demorrio Williams and Derrick Johnson, the starting lineup has already been solidified in my opinion. The coaching staff needs to quit playing games and start letting Tamba Hali, Jovan Belcher, Johnson/Williams, and Andy Studebaker begin to gel.
The most interesting coaching move of the night came at the end of the first half while the Chiefs were in a goal line situation. The coaches continue to live by their word of "thinking outside the box" as we saw defensive tackle Derek Lokey leading blocks as a fullback, and he was nothing short of impressive.
Charlie Weis has much to fix in his passing game before the season opener.
With the Chiefs needing to make some tough decisions when trimming the roster down next week, Lokey's ability to be multidimensional could prove costly for either Tim Castille or Mike Cox.
Todd Haley's sub par clock management reared its ugly head again early in the fourth quarter. With a Chiefs' drive stalling out on the 35 yard line, the team was in position for a long but manageable Ryan Succop field goal attempt. With the game clock running out, no one on the sideline called a timeout and the delay of game penalty pushed the Chiefs out of range. To add insult to injury, the very same scenario occurred on the next drive.
With only one game left to fix the problems that still plague this football team, it's poor coaching oversights such as these that have cost this organization for multiple seasons.
The additions of Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel were supposed to free up Haley to eliminate these kinds of costly mistakes. Its only preseason now, but if these mistakes continue to pop up throughout the season, it is only a matter of time before it starts costing the team wins.