HogWire: The "Chiefs"
By: Bernie Marshall
Category: Washington Redskins News
The roster is surprisingly built with 45.2 percent of the roster being players that the team drafted. Counting 2009 supplemental draft pick Jeremy Jarmon the Redskins have 24 players they selected. Twenty-two players were acquired thru free agency, three players were acquired as undrafted rookie free agents, two via trade and running backs Anthony Alridge and Marcus Mason were both claimed off waivers. For years, the front office has ignored offensive line depth in the draft and free agency other than a lower-round pick here or a young projects there. Now they have to shuffle the line again. With right guard Randy Thomas already out for the season, left tackle Chris Samuels will miss at least this week's game against the Kansas City Chiefs after suffering a neck stinger in last weeks game. The Redskins will move right tackle Stephon Heyer to left tackle and Mike Williams from right guard to right tackle. Heyer and Williams will actually be moving back to the positions they played when they entered the league.
Left guard Derrick Dockery was resigned as a free agent this off-season, and also is the last offensive lineman drafted (2003) by the Redskins in the top two rounds of the NFL draft. The lost of Samuels means the team will keep tight ends and running backs in for pass protection. This will limit quarterback Jason Campbell's targets down field including TE Chris Cooley. In fact Cooley’s 76 consecutive games with a catch streak was snapped last week and should be blamed on the chiefs, the Washington Redskins Chiefs.
This week the Kansas City Chiefs will be the fifth consecutive win-less team the Redskins have faced this season when they take on Washington, Sunday, Oct. 18. at FedEx Field. Kickoff is 1 p.m. ET. The Chiefs are coming off a 26-20 overtime loss in week five and are 0-3 against the NFC East so far this season.
With the offensive line full of backups the Redskins scaled back the playbook last week at Carolina to protect quarterback Jason Campbell. The team tried to establish the run but failed, wide receiver Santana Moss had just four catches for 44 yards and Cooley didn’t have a catch. The Redskins fell to 2-3 as they allowed the Carolina Panthers to gain their first victory of the 2009 season.
This will be the 8th meeting between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Washington Redskins. Kansas City leads the series 6-1 and will be only the second visits to Washington by Kansas City during the past 25 years.
-- The Redskins re-signed punter Glenn Pakulak to their practice squad. Pakulak was originally signed last Tuesday as a precautionary measure with regular punter Hunter Smith bothered by a groin injury. Pakulak was placed on the active roster on last Saturday. He averaged 42.4 yards gross and 35.6 net on five punts against the Panthers
-- DE Phillip Daniels, who tore his right biceps against Carolina, didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but is expected to play Sunday against Kansas City. Veteran defensive lineman Reynaldo Wynn was resigned earlier this week for defensive line depth
Quotes and Notes:
-- Washington has the NFL’s longest streak of allowing 27 points or less in a game--it stands at 27 straight, and the Redskins defense has not allowed more than 30 points in 28 consecutive games.
-- The Redskins’ defense is finally getting consistent pressure on quarterbacks They have 10 sacks, including six in the last two games. Andre Carter leads the unit with 3.5 sacks and rookie Brian Orakpo has 2.5. The Redskins defense is ranked 11th in the NFL in sacks after finishing 28th last year.
-- "We thought we had it won. We thought we had put up enough points — 17 ought to get us a win." — Cornerback DeAngelo Hall on Sunday's to Carolina after Washington had led 17-2 in the third quarter.
-- . "It starts with ownership; they bring everybody in and have the last say-so on everything, so that's where it starts. Things ain't working, and when things don't work changes come, whether it's good or bad. Players panic and coaches panic, too, when bad things happen. We have a lot of things to iron out, from personnel to coaches to whatever — there are just a lot of things. Until we address those issues and turn them around, we're going to be the same, going up and down." —Cornerback Carlos Rogers, saying ownership is to blame for the Redskins' struggles.
Comparing the Team Leaders:
The Chiefs are lead by QB Matt Cassell with 711 passing yards and a QB rating of 85.1, he has 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions compared to Redskins’ QB Jason Campbell who has 1107 yards passing and a QB rating of 88.5, he has 6 touchdowns and 5 interceptions.
The Chiefs leading rusher is RB Larry Johnson averaging 2.4 yards per carry with 226 yards on 93 carries and 0 touchdowns compared to Redskins RB Clinton Portis who is averaging 3.7 yards per carry with 338 yards on 91 carries and 1 touchdown.
WR Dwayne Bowe is the Kansas City Chiefs top pass catcher averaging 12.1 yards per catch with 15 receptions and 181 yards, he has 3 touchdowns. WR Santana Moss is the leading receiver for the Redskins averaging 16.0 yards per catch with 21 receptions for 337 yards, he has 2 touchdowns.
The Chiefs defensive leader in tackles is Demorrio Williams with 35. Tamba Hali leads the Chiefs with 2 sacks; B. Flowers and D. Johnson have 1 interception each.
The Redskins defensive leaders are London Fletcher with 59 tackles. Andre Carter leads the team with 3.5 sacks and Deangelo Hall has 3 interceptions.
Complete Tale of the Tapes:
Total Offense: Washington is ranked 23rd with 299.8 yards per game and The Kansas City Chiefs ranks 30th with 258.0 ypg.
Rushing Offense: Washington is ranked 25th with 94.7 yards per game and The Kansas City Chiefs ranks 24th with 95.6 ypg.
Passing Offense: Washington is ranked 22nd with 205.0 yards per game and The Kansas City Chiefs ranks 29th with 162.4 ypg.
Total Defense: Washington is ranked 4th, giving up 290.8 yards per game and The Kansas City Chiefs ranks 32nd with 402.8 ypg.
Rushing Defense: Washington is ranked 22nd giving up 119.6 yards per game and The Kansas City Chiefs ranks 25th with 132.8 ypg.
Passing Defense: Washington is ranked 3rd, giving up 171.2 yards per game and The Kansas City Chiefs ranks 29th with 270.0 ypg.
Phillip Daniels, DE (Bicep)
Cornelius Griffin, DT (Elbow)
Hunter Smith, P (Groin)
Anthony. Montgomery, DT (Knee)
Albert Haynesworth, DT (Ankle)
Clinton Portis, RB (Calf)
Chris Samuels, T (neck)
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