Time for some navel-gazing…
Following the Missouri Tigers stunning (and impressive) win at Georgia this past Saturday, it’s time to re-read some of those early season tea leaves. As well as look ahead to the Chiefs historic 6-0 (going on 7-0) start.
“Missouri and the Chiefs are doing a lot of things very similarly,” says sports scribe Craig Glazer of Stanford & Sons. “The breaks have been going their way, but Missouri just caught a bad break and lost their starting quarterback. And the Chiefs are in a precarious position because they’re using a guy who’s little and good and they’re over-using him.”
That would be running back Jamaal Charles.
“This is very typical of Missouri,” Glazer says. “They get the biggest win on the road in a couple of decades and guess what? They lose their starting quarterback. My prediction of them winning six or seven games is looking pretty good, but who are they going to beat now with this new freshman quarterback Maty Mauk? Kentucky maybe? Tennessee?
“I watched the game and Mauk only threw like three times and one was a lateral to the halfback who threw the TD. I mean, it was a pretty small sample size. You know, with starting quarterback James Franklin they could have gone on to 9-2, but without Franklin, they’re probably going to lose to Florida, lose to South Carolina, lose to Ole Miss, lose to Texas A&M. I see four losses pretty likely. And Tennessee and Kentucky are going to be coin flip games. So they have a chance to be 8-4, but…”
As for the Chiefs, “They will beat Houston Sunday and be 7-0 and they are a playoff team, so they’ve already achieved their goal no matter what happens,” Glazer says. “Unlike the Royals, the Chiefs potential stars have all stepped up. The Royals potential stars have not stepped up – they’re just good, not great.”