Your humble scribe tried to warn you a month ago that this year’s Chiefs team was not any good…
Using stats to do so, no less. Still many of you doubted my NFL knowledge. Now let’s look at where the team is today.
The only real bright spots in a terrible preseason are Ricky Stanzi, new defensive star Justin Houston and maybe Derrick Johnson. The offensive line was horrible. So was the defensive line. We showed ZERO offense, except for Ricky (cause he’s so fine he blows our minds).
Quarterback Matt Cassel has graded an F.
The Chiefs ranked last or next to last in rushing, passing, defense and scoring. We averaged eight points, last in the NFL.
Does this mean we’ll be a doormat? Sadly, yes.
In fact, the first game here against the Buffalo Bills is a MUST win. That’s right a MUST WIN. A loss to the Bills will send this team to at least an 0-3 start. In which they’re done with – over and out.
After that, Todd Haley will be battling for his job. So will THE FRANCHISE. That phony division title won’t mean much if the Chiefs lose more than 10 games, and that can happen. You are not going to beat Detroit in Detroit or San Diego. Likely we won’t beat the Vikings either so an 0-4 start is not out of the question if we lose to the Bills on the home opener.
I found it funny this morning listening to local sports talk radio. It sounded like they finally all agreed with me, albeit three weeks later. NOBODY thinks this team can compete and win much. NOBODY. We have nothing defined on this squad. Neither line, the quarterback, no sure receivers except the iffy D-Bowe. Even our rushing game is suspect. After Jamaal Charles, then who? Charles proved he cannot do the short yardage needed on 3rd or 4th down. And Thomas Jones was worse.
So you ask your humble scribe, "Can the season be saved?"
Uh, no. This team has no confidence; they walk out onto the field like they just got a shot of heroin in their butts. The only time I see a skip in their step is when Ricky is out there. How long before Ricky takes over, you ask? Maybe four to five games. Build around a talented quarterback and maybe, just maybe, Ricky is that guy. We’ll soon find out.
By the way the Chiefs current record of late is 2-8 – that’s right – we’ve lost five in a row going back to the Oakland blow-out at Arrowhead.
BUT IT’S PRESEASON, IT DOESN’T COUNT RIGHT?