First off…I’m pissed. I have tried to keep an even perspective, realistic if you will, but now I can no longer do it. I can’t think of any scenario that plays out where Gunther Cunningham keeps his job. Can you? This defense is the worst I have ever seen…EVER! I can understand the Chiefs needing a little while to grasp the idea of playing in the NFL, and youthful mistakes, but this is game number 11 and the defense gets worse every week–no sign of improvement. Not even Bob Gretz can see any good with his red colored glasses on that side of the ball. If he does, then he has lost all credibility with me. Sure the Chiefs turned the ball over 5 times, that’s not good obviously, but I would like the defense at this point in the season could put the team on its back and not allow the other team to score at will when it happens. This Swiss cheese defense is not going to be able to do that, much to my chagrin
I’m not jumping off the Tyler Thigpen bandwagon just because of a couple picks, I still think he is going to be ok. I also want to throw in here, that the fumble he had–the ground cannot cause a fumble. I guess the rule book got thrown out the window on that particular play however. Chan Gailey has proven he is a legit coordinator in this league once again. Hopefully, no matter what happens to Carl and Herm at the end of the year, Gailey can stick around.
Larry Johnson was ripping the Bills defense apart early on and the Chiefs quit giving him the ball. Why?
Benard Pollard has to go, and then Jarrad Page. Pollard hitting people and bouncing off of them and letting them get some more yards…it has gotten really old. Page took several horrible angles today (as usual) and allowed the running back to just run right around him. The sooner the Chiefs get rid of these two, the better off the defense will be.
Tamba Hali–what can I say? He got burned by a pocket passing quarterback not once, oh no, but twice. Thanks for all you’ve done for us this year Tamba. Obviously the rest of the defense didn’t want to rush the passer either as they have a penchant to do week in and week out. I don’t know the answer, I know firing Gunther isn’t going to do anything right now, but he obviously can’t get them fired up and hasn’t figured out the problem(s). Either he needs to go, or the players need to go, maybe both, but something has to give. The Chiefs will not win another game with this defense, it won’t happen…it can’t happen. They have zero fire, zero heart, and no pride whatsoever. It pains me as a fan to have to watch this crap they parade out there every week.
The Chiefs scored 31 points and not only lost, but still got blown out. It’s embarrassing, it’s uncalled for, and there is no reason for it. The Chiefs have been bad on the defensive side of the ball every since Dick Vermeil was hired. Now we have Dick’s pupil running the show and they still can’t play defense. Culture needs changed, house needs cleaned and any other football analogy you can think of can be used in this sentence.
Did I mention how pissed off I am?
I tell you what, every team on the schedule playing against the Chiefs should be licking their collective chops. I mean to get the opportunity to play against a defense this bad has got to be pretty exciting.
Seriously, does it matter? I’m not sure whoever gets drafted will be worth a crap anyway. Now, instead of getting pumped up about the draft, I will most likely be dreading it. Unfortunate? You bet ya. Sad? Yep. True? Yes.