Those were the days…
When Len Dawson and Otis Taylor along with Bobby Bell and his outstanding defensive teammates took the field in the late 60’s / early 70’s, you expected a WIN. When the Marty Schottenheimer’s Chiefs teams of the mid to late ’90’s took the field you usually felt there would be victory. Right?
Since then, not so much.
Yes, I am aware of the phony 2003 team put together by nice guy Dick Vermeil, but by seasons end they were kind of a joke. Any team could score on them just by breathing and showing up.
Today nobody – and I mean nobody – feels a win coming when this current team takes the field. Not now.
Especially on the road.
This ball-club is, as I said before, average. They have no real identity. In the first part of the season, they were a running team, later a passing team. They at times were a bend don’t break team. And no player outside of Jamaal Charles has been consistent. Nobody.
Matt Cassel and Dwayne Bowe at times have been outstanding. However "mean green/drinky funny mix" Bowe lately has gone on vacation with "big contract" Derrick Johnson. And it’s starting to look like Chiefs coach Todd Haley was right about Johnson; he plays well here and there. But lately it ain’t been here.
The Chargers ran over his spot like there was nobody there, two weeks earlier so did the last place Broncos.
For the most part we have NO pass rush. Yes, I am aware of Tamba Hali and his 10 sacks. Sorry, he’s not scaring anyone that much. And again, he’s inconsistent.
So what now?
Well, San Diego showed us their thoughts this past week. They walked all over the Chiefs Sunday and then destroyed the Niners last night. Two easy wins in five days. Nice. I would say that they are easily the better team, wouldn’t you?
As for the Chiefs, I don’t feel they feel they are worthy right now.
They just don’t have enough talent or desire to move beyond being average. That means ups and downs. Like all of us, I hope they win the next three. But like you, I feel that isn’t going to happen. In fact they may lose two, St. Louis and Oakland.
Again, we play three teams with losing records, two at home. The Rams got their ass handed to them by the Saints last Sunday, but overall, right now, at home, they are the better team until proven otherwise.
Yes, we have a chance with THE FRANCHISE, Matt Cassel. And if Bowe stops getting high before games, that might help.
The bigger problem is defense. Lately it goes away and hides. Where’s Dexter? What happened to that BIG RETURN GAME? Gone, baby gone.
Like I said, Todd Haley and Scott Pioli are watching these players close. They better not shout, they better not cry, because by God, I’m telling you why……
Do you want to start for this "better" team next year?
Then be VERY NICE. The Chiefs will need to win all three to go to playoffs, unless they end up 10-6 and somehow edge the failing Jets for a wild card.
The Chargers deserve this division, we don’t.