Simple, we’re one of the NFL’s worst drafting teams of all time. We’ve not had a franchise quality quarterback since Len Dawson in the 1960’s and early 1970’s.
That’s the simple answer.
But yes, you can add in a poor front office, poor coaching and bad moves of every sort over the past 30 years. All of which have led to zero Super Bowls the past half century.
This year is coming to an end and once again Kansas City fans have been hoodwinked by the long term contract for Alex Smith, and soon another one for Justin Houston and “Boy, Andy sure is a Dandy.”
Hey, even I got suckered earlier this season.
Why? Because like most of you I wanted to believe we had something (even though deep down, I knew we really didn’t).
Football is a modern game based on passing and we don’t have that.
Not one of our wide receivers has a touchdown. Which means, we stink. And we kinda do, sorry. No wide outs, an average quarterback and our draft was an F again.
He has like three tackles or something. Pretty sad.
The Chiefs waste more first round picks than the slobs at strip bars who think the buck they put in a g-string will bring a girl home with them that night.
Last year it was Eric Fisher.
Remember him? Eric’s a little better but still one of the league’s lesser left tackles. In fact the Chiefs have one of the NFL’s worst offensive lines to protect their average quarterback.
Somehow Bob Sutton and Andy Reid got our defense to play fairly well for a month.
Hey, that’s long over.
Our D line is average. Our pass defense is suspect. And while Justin Houston has the numbers, he doesn’t dominate games or even quarters.
He’s no Derrick Thomas.
A sack here, a sack there and then, “Where’d that guy go?”
I just know we’ll have seven or eight “all pros” this season.But really?
That’s it. We have some solid players like Houston and tight end Travis Kelce, but it gets thin after that. OK Dontari Poe and who else? Well, there are a few.
Meanwhile, poor Jamaal has been a one man band.
Now he’s nearing age 30 and has played on only bad teams. A great back like that has to wonder if he can get into the Hall of Fame. I hope he has two more good years to get that done, because he’s all we got.
The bottom line: The future isn’t bright for our Chiefs.
We’ve got too many holes to fill. Someone on 610 Sports said this, “Would you trade 10 years of NO. 1 draft picks for Aaron Rogers now?’
Look at our record, look at who we picked. Where is Tyson Jackson? I’d give 10 No. 1 picks for Rogers in a blink. Because without a top notch quarterback like the names we know, Rogers, Brady, Manning, Luck and Big Ben – boy – it’s not a game you can win in the end. Is it?