Chiefs Recap: Poe Says He is Here to Stay


Sep 8, 2013; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Kansas City Chiefs tackle Eric Fisher (72) blocks Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin (58) during the game at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

One game down, one win on the board.

Dontari Poe and his defensive teammates led the Chiefs to a 28-2 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars. Alex Smith had two touchdown passes in his debut, and Justin Houston had three sacks.

Here’s some of the news and highlights coming out of Jacksonville.


“The film doesn’t lie. They weren’t taking me out. You’ve to be patient and when the ball comes out, I’ve got to make the most of it.” – Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville wide receiver

“The played dominate football at times, they played with emotion.” Andy Reid on the defense

“I thought it was just good, smart, solid football. And he made some good throws, too.” Andy Reid on Alex Smith

“They get us ready to play, and they want us to be who we are when we get out there. We don’t have to force anything or act anything. It’s who we are. That helps a lot when you’ve got a lot of [personalities].” – Tamba Hali on the coaching staff

“This was fun. I remember running out after Tamba (Hali) got that pick and I was like, ‘Man, I miss this’. It’s a great feeling to get some momentum and now, we’re just looking forward to next week.” – Eric Fisher

“You’ve been waiting your whole life for this, really. And now, to be in front of a crazy crowd like this, with these guys lining up next to you and this defense, you couldn’t ask for a better first game.” – Mike Catapano

“Yeah man. The record. The record, man. The sack record. Twenty-two. Hey, you gotta dream big, man. Sky’s the limit.” Justin Houston on trying to break the single-season sack record

“That’s the point, period. Just coming out here trying to play hard, trying to show everybody that I’m here and I’m here to stay. That’s how it is. That’s why I worked so hard in the summer.” Dontari Poe


Donnie Avery touchdown catch.

Junior Hemingway’s first touchdown reception.

Jamaal Charles rushes for a TD.

Tamba Hali with a pick-six.


– Jamaal Charles hurt his quad in the third quarter, but returned for one carry in the fourth quarter.

– Eric Fisher played his best game to date, out-playing Luke Joeckel in the second half. There are certainly things he needs to work on, but he was very solid in his NFL debut.

– Jacksonville was 1-7 with an INT on balls thrown 11 or more yards down field.

– Jacksonville blitzed just four times on Chiefs passing plays.

– Alex Smith had a 94.4 passer rating. KC had just one game last season where the QB had a rating over 86.