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Where the playcalling went wrong: week 17 KC edition.


Judas this was an ugly offensive performance. There have been a bunch of posts about this already so we're just going to look at the play-by-play, you know, CSI style. Look at the evidence. It's pretty plain to see. We'll arrange it by drives. In particular pay attention to momentum plays. (3 and outs, failed 3rd downs are BAD & 20+ yds, long drives, and successful 3rd downs are GOOD). My comments are in bold.

1st Q:

KC Punts

1st-10, DEN10 11:15 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 2 yard gain

2nd-8, DEN13 10:41 L. Ball rushed to the left for no gain

3rd-8, DEN13 10:01 T. Tebow rushed up the middle for 6 yard gain

4th-2, DEN19 9:12 B. Colquitt punt. J. Arenas returned punt for 12 yards

First two plays net us 2 yds. 3 and Out. Momentum: KC Passing game hasn't been established.

KC Misses FG

1st-10, DEN34 7:30 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the right

2nd-10, DEN34 7:20 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 6 yard gain

3rd-4, DEN40 6:53 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the left

4th-4, DEN40 6:48 Denver committed 5 yard penalty

4th-9, DEN35 6:33 B. Colquitt punt, no return

Tebow fails to connect. Another 3 and out. Passing game hasn't been established.

KC 90 yd TD Drive

As it turns out, this was the game. Of course we didn't know it yet. Hopefully the offense improves...

1st-10, DEN20 0:11 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 2 yard gain

2nd Quarter

2nd-8, DEN22 15:00 T. Tebow passed to S. Larsen to the left for 7 yard gain

3rd-1, DEN29 14:23 Denver committed 4 yard penalty

3rd-5, DEN25 13:58 T. Tebow rushed to the right for 7 yard gain

1st-10, DEN32 13:15 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 8 yard gain

2nd-2, DEN40 12:36 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 11 yard gain

1st-10, KC49 11:58 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 14 yard gain

1st-10, KC35 11:24 L. Ball rushed to the left for 3 yard loss

2nd-13, KC38 10:42 T. Tebow passed to D. Thomas to the left for 17 yard gain

1st-10, KC21 10:08 W. McGahee rushed to the left for 1 yard gain

2nd-9, KC20 9:29 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 5 yard gain

3rd-4, KC15 8:37 T. Tebow rushed to the left for 1 yard gain. T. Tebow fumbled. J. Houston recovered fumble

Short pass to Larsen (enjoy it!) sets up a nice 3rd conversion by Tebow on the ground which in turn opens up some nice lanes for McGahee. DT gets in the act too. Here's something to build upon, until we do 3 straight rushes and a fumble....Momentum: Denver....then KC.

KC Punt

1st-10, DEN14 5:59 W. McGahee rushed to the left for 15 yard gain

1st-10, DEN29 5:25 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 3 yard gain

2nd-7, DEN32 4:47 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the right

3rd-7, DEN32 4:39 T. Tebow passed to E. Decker to the right for 5 yard gain

4th-2, DEN37 4:16 B. Colquitt punt. J. Arenas returned punt for 10 yards

Continuing from our prior drive we try to pass a little. Unfortunately, we don't run our route deep enough to get a first. Yuck.

KC Punt

1st-10, DEN26 2:07 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 7 yard gain

2nd-3, DEN33 2:00 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 12 yard gain

1st-10, DEN45 1:29 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 1 yard gain

2nd-9, DEN46 1:00 T. Tebow rushed up the middle for 4 yard gain

3rd-5, 50 0:54 E. Royal rushed to the left for 10 yard gain

1st-10, KC40 0:48 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the left

2nd-10, KC40 0:43 T. Tebow rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain

3rd-9, KC39 0:36 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the right

4th-9, KC39 0:22 B. Colquitt punt, touchback

This is a sign of things to come. 5 straight runs with 2:07 left, and then "oh no we're almost out of time, let's quickly get a passing game going. Tebow save us!" He doesn't.

Orton moves the ball but runs out of time.

FIRST HALF RECAP: 20 rushes, 8 passes, 0 pts

3rd Q

1st-10, DEN20 14:56 W. McGahee rushed to the left for 6 yard gain

2nd-4, DEN26 14:18 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 3 yard gain

3rd-1, DEN29 13:44 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 2 yard gain

1st-10, DEN31 13:04 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the left

2nd-10, DEN31 12:55 L. Ball rushed up the middle for 7 yard gain

3rd-3, DEN38 12:18 T. Tebow passed to D. Fells to the left for 14 yard gain

1st-10, KC48 11:43 Denver committed 10 yard penalty

1st-20, DEN42 11:15 T. Tebow incomplete pass down the middle

2nd-20, DEN42 11:09 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 2 yard gain

3rd-18, DEN44 10:33 T. Tebow rushed up the middle for 3 yard loss

4th-21, DEN41 10:01 Kansas City committed 5 yard penalty

4th-16, DEN46 9:41 B. Colquitt punt. J. Arenas returned punt for no gain. J. Arenas fumbled. M. Willis recovered fumble

1st-10, KC20 9:41 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 5 yard gain

2nd-5, KC15 9:04 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for no gain

3rd-5, KC15 8:24 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the left

4th-5, KC15 8:15 Denver committed 5 yard penalty

4th-10, KC20 8:11 M. Prater kicked a 38-yard field goal

This was my favorite, especially the 2 yard run on 2nd down and 20. I think it was a handoff right into a crowd if I'm not mistaken. Should have worked though LOL. Then 3rd and 18, Tebow can't find a receiver and it's a loss. The biggest play was the punt, at least it set us up for a FG.

KC Punt

1st-10, DEN16 5:17 E. Royal rushed to the right for 8 yard gain

2nd-2, DEN24 4:50 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 3 yard gain

1st-10, DEN27 4:15 L. Ball rushed up the middle for 4 yard gain

2nd-6, DEN31 3:38 L. Ball rushed to the left for 7 yard gain

1st-10, DEN38 2:58 W. McGahee rushed to the left for 4 yard gain

2nd-6, DEN42 2:20 T. Tebow incomplete pass down the middle

3rd-6, DEN42 2:12 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the right

4th-6, DEN42 1:59 B. Colquitt punt, no return

5 Runs in a row, then let's give Tebow something to do. Why can't this guy get on page with his receivers?

KC Punt

1st-10, DEN19 0:54 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 4 yard gain

2nd-6, DEN23 0:13 J. Johnson rushed to the left for 12 yard gain

4th Quarter

1st-10, DEN35 15:00 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 9 yard gain

2nd-1, DEN44 14:31 L. Ball rushed to the left for 1 yard loss

3rd-2, DEN43 13:57 L. Ball rushed to the right for 6 yard gain

1st-10, DEN49 13:21 W. McGahee rushed to the left for 4 yard gain

2nd-6, KC47 12:52 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 7 yard gain

1st-10, KC40 12:21 L. Ball rushed up the middle for 3 yard gain

2nd-7, KC37 11:46 L. Ball rushed up the middle for 1 yard gain

3rd-6, KC36 11:05 T. Tebow sacked by W. Gilberry and J. Houston

4th-15, KC45 10:23 B. Colquitt punt, no return

This one takes the cake. 9 straight rushes to start the drive. Then we want a 3rd down conversion by Tebow through the air. C'mon a sack?! (Cue the calls for Quinn.)

KC: You know the drill, it's Orton time: another Punt

1st-10, KC49 8:30 W. McGahee rushed up the middle for 3 yard gain

2nd-7, KC46 7:53 W. McGahee rushed to the left for 2 yard gain

3rd-5, KC44 7:11 J. Johnson rushed to the right for 1 yard gain

4th-4, KC43 6:35 B. Colquitt punt, no return

We learned our lesson not to give Tebow a chance on this drive. 3 plays, 6 yards. Punt. (Running tally: last 13 plays=12 runs, 1 sack, 2 punts)

Orton ball: Punt

1st-10, DEN25 3:52 W. McGahee rushed to the right for 4 yard gain

2nd-6, DEN29 3:14 T. Tebow sacked by J. Houston

3rd-7, DEN28 2:44 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the left

4th-7, DEN28 2:26 B. Colquitt punt. D. McCluster returned punt for 18 yards

All right. Finally: TEBOW TIME! Less than 4 minutes to play. He should be in a rhythm by now, after all he's thrown the ball once this quarter already.

Neckbeard goes 3 and out. Punt.

1st-10, DEN16 0:58 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the left

2nd-10, DEN16 0:53 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the left

3rd-10, DEN16 0:45 T. Tebow passed to D. Thomas to the right for 9 yard gain. Kansas City committed 15 yard penalty

1st-10, DEN40 0:35 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the right

2nd-10, DEN40 0:30 T. Tebow incomplete pass to the right

3rd-10, DEN40 0:24 T. Tebow passed to D. Thomas to the left for 8 yard gain

4th-2, DEN48 0:08 B. Carr intercepted T. Tebow for 1 yard

58 seconds to go. Plenty of time for Tebow. Oops. He just doesn't seem in sync today. Booo!

First 32 plays of 2nd half: 25 rushes 7 passes.

Last 10 plays of 2nd half: 1 rush 9 passes. And we wonder why we have no passing game.

This is a Fan-Created Comment on MileHighReport.com. The opinion here is not necessarily shared by the editorial staff of MHR

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