Dexter McCluster Has Some Fast Wheels
I bet these guys have man-crushes on McCluster now
The Kansas City Chiefs surprised the San Diego Chargers last night, by the score of 21-14. While the Chiefs offense still looks incredibly suspect, thanks to an influx of youthful talent, the Chiefs now boast some explosive players that can score anytime they touch the ball. Jamaal Charles is one, and he showed what he’s capable of with a 56 yard touchdown scamper, putting the Chiefs on the board. The Chiefs scored again when rookie tight end Tony Moeaki got free in the end zone, but it was their third touchdown that set the Chiefs nation on fire.
Thanks to a beast-mode-like 94-yard punt return touchdown — a record for the Chiefs — from McCluster, he’s probably the most popular player in a Chiefs uniform now. Long punt returns have a way of canonizing Chiefs players.
I dare say, however, McCluster is actually faster than Hall because it looked like he ran that 94 yards in about four seconds, especially after he gets outside.
“Keep on moving, don’t stop, no.”
/Soul To Soul
Going forward, however, the Chiefs are going to have find some consistent offense to move the ball. Expecting 90-plus yard touchdowns from the return game every Sunday just isn’t reasonable. Keep in mind, Kansas City only had nine first downs last night, to San Diego’s 18. The Chiefs offense was also 1-11 on third down. That’s going to have to improve, otherwise, the only scoring chances the Chiefs will have will be when opponents punt the ball — or when they hand it to Jamaal Charles.