Thursday, September 1, 2011
Preparing for the preseason finales
By Bill Williamson
Since the fourth preseason game is simply an exercise in getting the youngsters work, we are going to look at just one key for each AFC West team heading into Thursday’s and Friday’s play:
Kansas at Green Bay, 8 p.m. ET Thursday
The Chiefs need to cut down on penalties. They had eight penalties in week 3. They need to set the tone for strong discipline.
Denver at Arizona, 10 p.m. ET, Thursday
Quarterback play. Brady Quinn had the edge over Tim Tebow for the backup job. But if Tebow plays lights out, it will help his cause.
San Francisco at San Diego, 10 p.m. ET Thursday
Run the ball. He may be a backup, but having a youngster like Jordan Todman perform well could give the team confidence about playing him in the season.
Oakland at Seattle, 10:30 ET, Friday
Quarterback play. Even if Terrelle Pryor doesn't make his debut, it will be a time for quarterbacks Trent Edwards and Kyle Boller to show the team they can be counted on if needed.