Every NFL team has talked about ‘"hould we or shouldn’t we" on Randy Moss…
Even the Chiefs.
There’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this team needs another wide receiver. We’ve operated all year with just one, DBowe. Chris Chambers is done or so it would seem. He got paid and, I guess, kinda quit, Or just isn’t good enough anymore.
It’s pretty simple; if you are not wanted by New England with Tom Brady, who can and does throw deep – or Brett Favre, who deeply wanted Moss – he’s a no go in KC.
Besides THE FRANCHISE, Matt Cassel, has not exactly been the winged warrior going deep thus far!
So that’s that. On to Oakland!
This will be an uphill battle for the Chiefs. They have yet to prove they can beat anyone on the road. They won a tough one with Cleveland and that’s it. The Raiders maybe are the sleeper team in the AFC. They’re ranked number 8 in overall offense and number 9 in overall defense. And the Chiefs are 12th in offense and 16th in defense. So you can see the issues right there.
By the way Oakland is number 2 in running the ball and number 4 against the pass, yikes!
Other Chiefs problems: After game one, our return game has gone bye bye! Returners Dexter and Arenas have not put us in great field position since then. Of course Dexter is injured. The Chiefs badly need him back on the field because outside of Jamaal Charles their most dangerous threat is Dex.
Our defense has been up and down.
Tamba Hali leads the AFC with seven sacks, but nobody else is helping him pressure the quarterback much. Without that pressure it’s tough to stop the pass on third down. And we’ve had a tough time getting off the field due to that issue.
The Franchise, Matt Cassel, really only has two receivers, for the most part, with Dexter out. Just Bowe and Tough Tony, the tight end. That’s about it.
So what do we do to overcome?
In the Red Zone our offense has had some problems, especially on third and short or fourth and short. Thomas Jones and Charles are not often making those runs for first downs inside the 20. I think we need to call on Jackie Battle in those cases; he seems bigger and stronger for the short yardage pick ups. I also think we need to screen pass much more to Charles and Jones.
All that said, it’s hard to see the Chiefs winning Sunday at Oakland.
Nobody has run over us, but the only team we jacked up was the 49er’s. And that came down in the second half. If we lose this game, then the season may well come down to the last game of the year with Oakland at KC. That game may decide the winner of the West.
However, I have a feeling Oakland is more likely to lose a game they should later win than the Chiefs are. In other words, we may get some help. And I don’t see the Chargers coming back this year, too many problems.
So the Chiefs could lose to Oakland, at San Diego, at Denver (less likely), to Tennessee, and maybe to an improved St. Louis team. They will need to win at least one of those to make the 10-6 season happen, as well as beat Oakland at the end of the year.
So a loss Sunday will make this a race again. A win and it’s close to over.
But why worry? We have The Surgeon, The Franchise, we have Matt Cassel!
Who could want more?