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Doug’s Notes on the Cardinals loss to the Chiefs


I hope LSH is OK since Breaston returned the kick

Why did the broadcasters say Wells was starting?…was that Haley that made the tackle on Fitz’s catch?

WOW…how did that pass get into Breaston?…B2B 1st downs

Hightower and Wells in the backfield at the same time…great idea…never mind…Wells strained an ovary on the play

Look at this drive…great pass to Breaston on the slant

1st & 10 from the Red Zone…never mind…are they still in the red zone when Fitz makes a penalty?

Bad move by Hightower…he cut to the left…you can’t go left because that’s where Levi Brown lives

DA stood right in there and took a big hit on the pass to Doucett

3rd & 8

Good throw…Doucet has to catch that ball…jumped too early…if they lose a close game

FG good…3-0…AZ 10:45 1st Q
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Touchback

What a joke this run defense is

Lucky the TE fell down or would have been another 1st down

Great blitz call by Davis

3rd & 4

PI? Looked like Adams got lucky

Give the D credit…only allowed one 1st down

Punt in end zone
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AZ ball 8:20 1st Q 3-0

Huge run from tim off LT

Can DA ever throw a ball without getting the WR killed?

Tim on a dive…trying to establish the run

Dray got blown up by Hali

4th & 1

The book says to punt there but they should have went for it. Why put your defense on the field?

McBride!!!! PBP got it right…fell asleep…no footwork…completely lazy…head’s not in game…he took it for granted the ball was going out of bounds
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3-0 KC ball

Huge run…do they pay this run defense?

Finally a SS blitz…since Wilson can’t cover anyone why not do that every play

WOW…is this defense really here to play?

Great punt
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3-0 AZ ball 3:30 1st Q

Another false start

Wells got something out of nothing…PF Sendlien

3rd and 12

Incomplete to Breaston…great play by Carr

Punt…absolutely no punt coverage
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3-0 KC ball 40 sec 1st Q

Bowe wide open…no safeties in the picture

1st & goal

Campbell and B-Rob stuff

2nd & Goal

A-dub on his own…great read

3rd & goal

I thought DRC was supposed to be special? Bowe took his lunch money

7-3 KC 13:35 2nd Q
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KO…touchback

1st play is a pass…wouldn’t mind seeing a run every now and then

Run over LG…I thought AZ paid a lot of money to bring in this supposed stud LG?

3rd & 9…couldn’t handle noise…T/O AZ

Great play call on 3rd & 6…to bad it wasn’t 3rd & 6

Punt…obviously they don’t practice punt coverage nearly as much in the regular season as they do in training camp
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7-3 KC…12:26 2nd Q ball on KC 32

Run up the gut plenty of room

Off sides Porter…he’s paid enough to stop these off-side penalties

2nd & 1

Easy pass on the sail route…Hayes PF…should have been O-facemask as well

Charles over the middle…middle of the field is wide open

1st & G

How’s that not PI?…never mind…replay

2nd & G

TD…Branch ended up under the uprights

14-3 10:14 2nd Q
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KO…special teams is awful today

Ball on 14

YES…a 1st down run despite the score…Tim for 7 yards

2nd & 3

YES…2 runs in a row and a 1st down…someone is listening to me!!

Fitz drop

Fitz on a great throw and catch…thought it should have been a late hit

In KC territory…8:11 2nd Q

Fanaca hold…he’s been worthless so far

1st & 20

DA is going to get someone killed…Doucet is frozen…he gets up but I don’t understand why DA doesn’t care enough to stop killing these guys

Breaston open…DA long

3rd & 20

That was 10 feet higher than any human on the field…when will this guy learn

Punt…not a good one…into end zone
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14-3…KC ball…7:12 2nd Q

Dockett pushed like a rag doll by Richardson

Holding Lilja…wonder if he still lives with his parents

Nice to see a good play by Will Davis

How did Bowe get that open? Johnson or DRC was clueless on the coverage…could have been bad coaching if Bill Davis thought Johnson could really cover that much ground

Bad call on the hold…Waters tripped and fell on his man…that’s not a hold

Middle open again but too far to go

Punt…barely hit in end zone
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AZ ball…3:40 2nd Q…14-3 kC

INC

YES…another run…Wells for the first down

Wells up the middle…good gain

Nice roll out…run setting up the pass

Sack

Good poise…good catch for Roberts

T/O AZ…1:10…3rd & 1

Breaston drop…great pass

Punt?…why not go? You’ve lost 4 straight…good special teams by McBride that time
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KC ball…1:10…14-3 KC

Play action from your own end zone with Cassell as your QB?

Of course the run doesn’t work…Lenon almost got the safety

Brilliant 4th down play by Haley…

Halftime 14-3 KC
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KO…touchback

D-Line got completely blown off the ball…O-line has a destroy attitude…kind of like I thought AZ’s would this year

Charles got nothing…Branch blew up the whole play

Screen…great play call…perfect timing by QB and O-line…1st down

Good hit by adams after 4 yrd gain

Great push from right side of O-line

Middle is open again

Hayes with a monster hit on Charles

10:50…3rd Q…still 1st drive

Charles off-LT…Waters ran over Watson

Jones TD…Casey sealed off Watson

21-3…KC…9:59 3rd Q
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KO…touchback

Hightower…he’s running great…amazing to see them run down by 18…I’m the only guy that’s happy

No push from left side…Tim lucky to get a yard

All those running plays set this up and DA blew it…great play calling all game led to a TD and DA didn’t execute

Nice pass on the 3rd & 9 Slant to Breaston

1st & 10
Hightower 4 yards…Fanaca great trap block…1st time all season I’ve ever said Fanaca and great without saying disappointment

Wonderful mini-roll out and pass to Breaston

Random thought but DAL is home today…make who ever gets home games on T-giving travel the weekend before!

Missed two plays complaining to my father-in-law about it

T/O AZ 5:03 3rd Q

Good protection…good route…good decision…great defense

FG 29 yrd…good drive

21-6 KC
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KO…touchback…good KO’s today…keeps the great run backs to a minimum

Lenon destroyed that screen

4:30 3rd Q

I think it was Branch that knocked that down

3rd & 16…big down if the Cards want to win

Thrown late…Dockett got held, no flag…pass INC

Punt…good FP
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AZ ball on -47…3:54 3rd Q

Wells for 4…holding…still running the football…great play calling today

What a catch…DA still trying to kill people but Breaston caught it anyway after the holding penalty

3rd & 1…enourmous conversion attempt

Wait…they moved the yellow line…they gave them the 1st on the Breaston catch

1st & 10 wells run for 5

Running right into 8 in the box…3 yards with Tim up the middle

Here’s the big 3rd down…3rd & 2

Little roll-out…ARGH…Fitz was open…that’s a college throw…DA can’t choke on that

Whistles were blowing forever…how is that not a flag on the hit on DA…poor officiating…now they pile on DA as well…very poor officiating…now they have to punt…great display to see CKW and Grimm go at the refs…they’re absolutely right

Punt…FS…great hit by McBride…he really woke up after a terrible beginning
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21-6 KC…1:04 3rd Q…ball on -10

Should have been no gain but Jones gets 2

They just brought up how useless Dockett is on the broadcast

3rd & 5…good play call…KC hasn’t taken a lot of deep shots…good coverage by Johnson

Another 3 and out
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Punt…flag…block in back
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21-6…14:46…AZ ball…-25

Good play call…thrown into double coverage…great call by ref

Lutui was destroyed…sets-up tough 3rd down

That ball didn’t look anywhere near Roberts

Punt…
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KC ball…21-6 KC…

WW

Charles with an easy run

Why does DRC get credit with a tackle…he got run over…Branch actually charged too far and lost contain
Jones with a nice move to the left…Lenon missed a tackle

Jones with the cut back…they’re just eating clock

Just took Will Davis off the field

Charles up the middle to the 6…any chance of winning must end with a FG here

Thomas with 1 up the middle

Good throw to Tucker…McBride was late in coverage…decent defense but should have been a TD

FG…24-6…8:12 4th Q
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KO…decent return…ball on -21

A simple screen and DA can’t throw that

Nice catch and run from Roberts…I might have to recant at the end of the year

Another catch from Roberts…never mind…Brown with a hold

1st & 20

Bout time they use Patrick…DA took a good shot

Roberts again…he’s actually catching these balls

Interesting point by Lynch to compare DA to Cassel

Would have liked to see Patrick stretch that route

4th & 1

There’s the Roberts that I know…right through his hands
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KC ball…24-3 KC…around 5 min

WW

Great strip but his knee was clearly down.

Middle of the field has been open all day!!! Another great throw to Bowe…Haley’s done a great job with him…TD

31-6…4:20…4th Q
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KO…Roberts with nothing on return

DA well over Fitz’s head…broken record

Good screen to Hightower…he’s had a great game

Why did they wait so long to use Patrick?

3:00

Roberts…don’t care since he had his big 3rd down drop

Shock…DA too high to Fitz

Another high throw…good catch by Roberts

Hurry and get the play before 2min warn

They did…good catch again from Roberts

2min warn

Again behind and high to Fitz…great catch

Roberts drop in end zone

Anyone reading the blitz?…how’d that double team work for you Fanaca?

Another miss read on the blitz by Fanaca…great catch by Hightower after the tip
T/O AZ

Again high…again behind…again a catch by Fitz

T/O AZ

What an ignorant decision by DA…there’s :14 seconds left…you can’t throw that underneath the coverage…even if it’s caught the clock runs out…if he’s making a decision that dumb…he just doesn’t understand the game

Had an open Breaston but where does he throw it…high, high, high

Fitz with stat TD

31-13 KC
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