The Chiefs rested almost all their starters vs. Green Bay.
— Damir (@Damir2K11) August 29, 2014
@ArrowheadPride I just turned the game off cause I'm sick of being so let down by the chiefs.
— ℒαℸℎℴη (@lathonv) August 29, 2014
My question to you: Does anyone remember last year's preseason? In September, was anyone thinking about preseason? I can hardly remember anything about last year's preseason, and I definitely wasn't thinking about preseason in September and October. I doubt anyone was.
I'm not telling you how much stock you should put into the preseason (that's your call) but I am hoping you have the right context if you're upset after the Chiefs 20-point loss to the Packers on Thursday night. For that context, check out this list of Chiefs who did not play in Green Bay (via the NFL's snap count):
Jamaal Charles had five touches in one Chiefs preseason game. It's nearly impossible to effectively judge the Chiefs offense without Jamaal Charles. It's not an excuse; it's just the truth. It's a different offense. The same goes for a defense that isn't routinely dialing up their blitzes. Sure, even the Chiefs starters didn't look great but give them a shot with a real playbook full of blitzing.
While we're here, a couple observations about who did and didn't play:
RB Charcandrick West probably won't be making the roster.
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