Seattle walked all over our Chiefs last night…
In what should have been our best pre-season effort by the first team, no less.
Unfortunately it was far from it.
QB Alex Smith has proven once again that he does not have the IT factor a great quarterback needs to win big games or even just to win when it matters.
Smith is the steady Eddie who will get you one or two touchdowns a game…SOMEHOW.
However, fans can mostly count on red zone field goals as usual. Smith has a mountain load of trouble getting the ball into the end zone – throwing or running it.
I’ve talked about weapons or lack of them and KC has only two real proven offensive weapons, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce. We all hoped Spencer Ware would improve, but instead he hurt his knee and may be out for some time.
Nobody else has shown more than a glimpse of being a player who can step up and help win games on either side of the ball.
The Seahawks beat us from opening bell…26-13.
Smith did nothing and our future star Pat Mahomes working with second and third team players did little more. We stunk and had 100 yards in penalties to boot.
I talked before the season started about the Chiefs being a mystery team.
I don’t know who they are or what they really have right.
Meaning, there are no new answers.
Linebacker is a big issue: Justin Houston, Dee Ford and Derek Johnson have shown zip so far. Yes DJ is out there playing and that in and of itself is nice given his leg issues. Eric Berry has not played and Daniel Sorensen has been the bright spot on defense, seems to be in on almost every big play.
Hill dropped three throws yesterday – perhaps they were not perfect ones but they were catchable none the same.
Kelce has done zero and acts like he will just show up and all will be well. His FOUR TDs last year were far from spectacular. He may be the NFL’s most overrated player. We have no established running back.
Damn, all of this points to an uphill season.
This team really has no identit.
WHAT OR WHOI ARE THE CHIEFS?
A great defensive team? Nope.
A defense that comes up with big plays, yes.
Offense? I”d say average right now if that.
Special teams are very good, but now that Tyreek Hill is not the returner, Deanthony Thomas is and he did bring one back last night for our only score.
Sorry to say, nobody new so far has stepped up much.
Therefore at best the Chiefs are a team hoping to be perhaps a wild card?.
OH, I forgot, we have Andy Reid one of the all time best coaches in football and perhaps a genius at making quarterbacks great. Right.
I haven’t seen that myself. The Chiefs look to be what they have been, just ok nothing special. Sorry.
Hope they get better and find some help.