Look For Gunslinging Chiefs

October 12th, 2012

The lowly Chiefs come to Tampa with the fourth-ranked offense in the NFL, behind the league’s No. 2 running game. Of course, those rankings are based on total yardage and don’t account for the stunning, almost record-breaking turnover totals turned out by the Chiefs this season.

So will the Chiefs continue to pound the football relentlessly? Not this Sunday, says former Bucs quarterback Shaun King, who is now a heavy-hitter NFL analyst with NBC Sports Network. 

King still attends Bucs games and keeps a close eye on all things Bucs, and he checked in on the Ron and Ian Show on WDAE-AM Thursday and said he expects Brady Quinn starting will change the Chiefs offense significantly.

“I think they’re going to be aggressive throwing the football,” King said. “From what I’ve heard around the league the guys in that locker room feel better about Brady Quinn than they do about Matt Cassel.

“I think the weakness on the Bucs defense is the corners. They’re going to test Eric Wright and see where he is … see if those corners can hold up.”

It was a bit of an eye-opener to hear King say that the Bucs’ cornerbacks are the major weakness on defense. It’s a solid point but in many ways a good thing. The revival from the depths of hell of the defensive line and linebackers has made this possible.

Aqib Talib and Eric Wright have endured their share of roasting this season and nobody is calling for their Pro Bowl consideration, but they’re still solid players. Joe would be relieved if the Chiefs take to the air. Joe will take the Bucs corners over Brady Quinn any day.

12 Responses to “Look For Gunslinging Chiefs”

  1. mike Says:

    what is king watching???? The cheifs will attack thru the air, quinn is popular, bucs cb’s are a major weekness?????
    what an idiot! “my sources around the league” =what i find on the internet. Thanks king

  2. JonBuc Says:

    With an emphasis on “heavy” describing King. I shake my head when he and Dilfer talk tough about QB play…I would include Salisbury before he was canned for showing pics of his acorn to coworkers at ESPN. Anywho…Medicine Woman can throw all he wants…I’d take that over Charles getting 20+ carries any day….

  3. Orlandobucfan Says:

    King is ridiculous, he wants us to believe the number two ranked running offense in the league is going to decide there back up QB is more qualified to throw the ball. So they will not run and leave it in the hands of Brady Quinn, yeah ok?

  4. Have A Nice Day Says:

    “Aqib Talib and Eric Wright have endured their share of roasting this season and nobody is calling for their Pro Bowl consideration, but they’re still solid players. Joe would be relieved if the Chiefs take to the air. Joe will take the Bucs corners over Brady Quinn any day”

    ^^This^^

  5. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    Shaun King is one of the dumbest football guys I have ever seen. No woder he failed in the NFL.

    I HOPE the chiefs go with a heavy passing game.

  6. The Dutcher Journal (Pete Dutcher) Says:

    “woder” = wonder

  7. DrlDvl Says:

    How does Shaun King keep making it in to Joe’s articles?

  8. bucyea Says:

    An F-ing moron King is. I think he takes the ulta contrarian view so some sap will give him some “air time”. King is as useless a commentator as he was a QB.

  9. Buc Fan #237 Says:

    “I think he takes the ulta contrarian view so some sap will give him some “air time”. ”

    I agree with this 100%.

    King isn’t that dumb… he just wants sports media attention.

  10. PewterC Says:

    Wow, there seems to be a lot of vitriol against King. I guess it’s impossible for an ex-starting QB and current sports media employee to have contacts within the league…

    Oh well, guess we’ll see Sunday…

  11. Miguel El Magnifico Says:

    I love Shaun King but he is not correct this week, Joe probably writes a feature on Shaun because he is on the radio every Thursday.

    He just might be controversial on purpose because he is quite clever. I remember in 2002 during the Super Bowl run, King was riding the pine but he made it a point to always shadow Chucky because the cameras were always on Gruden therefore they were always on King. Smart!

    The Chiefs will run the ball which is their greatest strength, at the half they will adjust and come out in the 2nd half with play action passes and rip the Bucs a new one. Quinn is a pretty good QB, I don’t know why he never seems to get a break.

  12. SullivansLostPlaybook Says:

    be careful for what you wish for people

 
 

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