Glazer: Chiefs Almost Show Up for Monday Night, Now It’s Draft Time

How’s that song go again?

“Somewhere the birds are chirping, somewhere the kids are singing and somewhere people are smiling…but in KANSAS CITY…Mighty Casey has struck out!”

The Chiefs were gallant last night on national TV. The defense, aided by bad weather, was very good. Especially our kinda-stars Derrick Johnson, Brandon Flowers, Justin Houston and Javier Arenas (he’s not a star but played well). Even Tamba Hali showed up.

The offense, led by the RUNNING of Matt Cassel worked because Matt ran boots outside where he could throw a bit or run. It might have been a good idea if they’d kept that up later in the game. Just a thought. You know, if you want to score like the only TD you’ve had in forever. But what do I know?

In the end they were the Chiefs.

No offense, one or two nice plays by Matt, dropped balls by D Bowe. Yeah, he had the big one to extend the game, but he’s the team’s only receiver.  Jamaal Charles showed up finally for his first 100 yard game in what seems like ages. Nothing extra special, just decent. I still feel he’s near the end of his unimportant, 30-plus million dollar career.

Then there’s Scott Pioli‘s other first round pick, Jon Baldwin – one of the NFL’s biggest busts. He has what? Five catches for the YEAR! And no, he’s not injured, just terrible.

Yes, we kept it close. Yes, it was on national TV and we looked like a real NFL squad.

but in the end Matt was intercepted and the Steelers won.


We had no offense nearly the entire game and now the Chiefs are 1-8 and that was their last hurrah.

The rest of the season we can only hope for zero wins to get a number one or number two draft pick, so we can blow that one again.

Nice try, but no cigar.

By the way, the Steelers might have won bigger had their starting quarterback Big Ben stayed in the game. He left early in the second half hurt.

Clearly the Steelers looked past Kansas City, they just wanted to win and go home.

And they did.

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10 Responses to Glazer: Chiefs Almost Show Up for Monday Night, Now It’s Draft Time

  1. mike says:

    What got me was that 15 yard penalty for showboating. That was unprofessional, especially for a team with their record. Things like that, along with the turnovers and penalties show me they are lacking discipline and are poorly coached.

  2. paulwilsonkc says:

    Mike, what I dont understand, and again, Im NOT a sports guy, but who on that team would have the ego to showboat anything??? In Craigs world, thats like bombing on stage, on a repetitive basis, the first 7 times he invites you to the club. Someone finally chuckles at ONE joke, so you jump off stage, do the happy dance, thumb your nose at the crowd and proclaim your GREATNESS!
    Makes zero sense to me!

  3. Kerouac says:

    With apologies, Stephen Sondheim…

    “Don’t you love farce? Their fault I fear.
    Hype convinced us that a Title was near…
    Instead dead end, Chiefs shattered again.
    Well maybe (snicker), next year.”


    Send in the clowns… don’t bother, they’re here, KC. Where to begin and how much internet paper do we have? Thanks CG, you’ve pretty much covered the ‘steaming pile’ with your take, but I’ll chime in a few my own.

    That Dwyane Bowe is the Chiefs only WR is an indictment: both sad & true; that their WR cupboard contains one more than the team’s empty QB lot is also not in question, the firm Cassel & Co. otherwise known as Dewey, Cheatem & Howe being conviction.

    Arenas played well? Compared what/whom? Maybe Routt, certainly not in terms of being good enough win with as a starting NFL CB. Where some might see progress, I saw him give up a LONG completion on an long 3rd-down yardage need PITTS play. Then he commited pass intereference on the very next play… not good enough.

    Back to Bowe, he did his best to remind everyone (coaches, fans, potential football suitors) why he is a poor inve$tment… his td that wasn’t made me flashback to an Monday night game almost 41 years to the day 1971 when PITTS WR Dave Smith went into his own premature celebration, right here in Kansas City.

    As he neared the end (zone) what would have been reward a 50-yard td pass, Smith demonstrated his own hotdog, losing control of the ball, the td & ultimately his team the Steelers same the game, KC winning 38-16.

    “Clearly the Steelers looked past Kansas City, they just wanted to win and go home.”

    – so true, and yet with every motivation a team could ask for, all King Scott’s horses and all Romeo’s men could not ride roughshod – nor even squeak out a win – over an unambitious PITTS team; Clinton came closer inhaling than Chiefs did victory.

    Monday Night Football an audience their peers, Haley the Horrible the other sideline under his sweaty cap, rain to limit the better team PITT & douse the locals spirit, 11 days off to rest & be ready, Roethlisberger-less foe for half the game… and no banner behind a plane nor bagged heads Chiefs fandom distract from the task at hand.

    Just win baby? Not a chance. Maybe ever. How long should/will/must we wait? Christianity, the “He’s coming back*” watch now numbers north of 2000 years… Chiefs nigh on 43; who wins this race?

    * KC first used the PR slogan “Chiefs Comin’ Back” in 1975, for the (broken) record…

  4. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    The Queefs didn’t look like a pro team/franchise at all, Craig. They looked like a bunch of bush league idiots, led by a staff of morons, that report up to a bunch of mongoloids.

  5. Reggin Tnuc says:

    The Chiefs were more Goofus than Gallant.

  6. the dude says:

    Man, it is horrible to watch Cassel telegraph every single throw and look right at the receiver he throws to EVERY DAMN TIME. How he does not get picked off more is a real miracle, the corners and safeties know every time where he is going to throw.
    Even most high school quarterbacks are not that bad about that as he is.

    • Craig Glazer says:

      Good point, hard to find all the dumb things we do…now there is talk of Scott Pioli has already resigned for the next couple…he is out evalluating talent and getting ready to sign next years losers…tell me it ain’t so Clark…that’s the new word…too much money in Scott to dump him now…oh boy…

  7. Lee says:

    Not a song but the single greatest American poem ever written and it ends thusly:

    Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
    The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
    And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
    But there is no joy in Mudville – mighty Casey has struck out.

    By Ernest Thayer, 1888

  8. Rick Nichols says:

    The 2012 Kansas City Chiefs – clearly not ready for Prime Time,
    But Hearne doesn’t think Marty’ll return to “the scene of the crime”;
    Mr. Hunt, you need a new coach, a new QB and a much-improved O-line,
    And then there’s Pioli … Smioli? … hey, anyone know of a word that’ll rhyme?

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