O Come All Ye Faithful

As I sat Sunday at the construction site formerly known as Arrowhead, I thought of this Christmas Carol.

O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant!

Hardly the case yesterday as a few brave soles bore the arctic conditions to watch another second-half collapse by our darlings in red. The media in Kansas City seems totally mystified by why this happens. They are at a loss to explain this in the same manner that the coach fails to explain the team’s collapse.

It doesn’t seem that complex to me!! Teams make adjustments to Thigpen’s unorthodox style at halftime and begin double covering Tony G. In addition, they increase their pass rushers and ignore the run. At the same time their own offenses play ball control and attempt to keep the Chiefs offense off the field. The failure of the defense to get the other teams offense off the field in the second half of games has plagued this team since the first game.

But what about “O come all ye faithful?” We are lucky in K.C to have such FAITHFUL fans to endure back-to-back hideous seasons. JOYFUL that the cronieism of the Carl Peterson-Dick Vermeil-Herman Edwards regime is grinding to a halt next Sunday. TRIUMPHANT that a 96-year-old man named Tony DiPardo can revive himself from an illness last spring to return for one more season.

As for me, I had my Christmas Sunday. Going to the Chiefs game with my sons, Adam and Zach, was a special treat for an OLD CHIEF.

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