Great year overall for the Kansas City Chiefs!
General manager Scott Pioli and coach Todd Haley have shown us they are for real. As in they know what they’re dong. And even if you are like me – someone who didn’t think this team would do this well – you have to admit, great work from the staff and players.
Now a confession…
In fairness to you guys, NO I WAS NOT ON THE BANDWAGON when the season started. You may recall in the pre-season I called them "THE MESS."
I was wrong.
Later I labeled them as average. That too was wrong.
They are a good team, not a great team. One that has gotten better as the season draws to an end. So unlike some people, I have to say, I was wrong about these guys.
On a couple big issues, I was correct. In the local media, it seems only, well, ME, stayed behind Cassel.
My only negative articles – go ahead and check – said that Matt didn’t want to be here, that he had some off field issues. I also wrote about the fact that it’s tough to come to a team that had nothing going for it. Nothing. His first year, here was so awful. Not because of Matt, but because he had no help.
THE FRANCHISE had to adjust his throws to float up high because none of his receivers could get open. That’s why he put them up so high, so his receivers could try and out jump the defenders. It usually didn’t work, but he tried. He also had no protection and no running back until late in the year with Jamaal Charles.
Oh yeah, and the Chiefs didn’t have much defense either. It was a mess.
We all know this season that things got much better in pretty much every area. No its not perfect or even outstanding. But one gets the feeling it soon will be. THE FRANCHISE will lead the way. Yes he is outstanding.
OH, BY THE WAY, CASSEL WILL MAKE THE AFC PRO BOWL TEAM.
This year the game is a week before the Super Bowl. Quarterbacks will not play in the game due to that issue. So likely Tom Brady, who hates those games anyways, won’t be playing. He’ll be getting ready for the Super Bowl.
That is, unless Matt Cassel is getting ready for the game in Dallas instead of Hawaii.
I hope so. And I hope Haley gets coach of the year, too.
Happy New Year Folks.
(PS I think the Chiefs may have checked in on this site and sat Dwayne Bowe down about his private life. And maybe, just maybe, they agreed with me that we should try the bigger backs on 3rd and 4th down and near the goal line in the Red Zone, because all that has happened.
Nah, they figured it out on their own. Let’s win this home game and go from there Chiefs