(On behalf of all the AA staff and addicts, I want to thank Steven for what seems like about a year of quality, passionate Chiefs content each and every Monday. You will be missed, Steven! Thanks for everything you’ve brought to AA. – Adam)
Getting ready to set back and relax to watch the Super Bowl, it gives me a second to reflect on this past Chiefs season now that all the emotion has left me. This will be my final post for a while, I’m getting out of the “bloggin’ business“. I want to thank you guys for taking the time out of your busy lives to read my stuff and leave comments. Good or bad it doesn’t matter, they were heart felt and that’s what matters the most. Passionate fans-Chiefs Fans.
I wonder if Scott Pioli is shaking his head yet wondering why Carl Peterson decided to get rid of one of the best, if not the best, pass rushers in the game in Jared Allen? I wonder how secure he feels that the players drafted with the picks the Chiefs got for Allen will live up to the hype, or at least Allen’s production?
Who will be the next coach of the Kansas City Chiefs? Many have already given the title to Arizona Cardinals (why won’t they change their name? Are there even any cardinals in Arizona? How about the “Arizona Phoenix” or “Arizona Heat”, something, anything but “Cardinals“) offensive coordinator Todd Haley. As Lee Corso would say “not so fast my friend“. Don’t be so sure that Pioli isn’t just focusing on Haley, but also on offensive line coach Russ Grimm. Grimm has been interviewed for head coaching positions before including the vacant Pittsburgh Steelers job before it was awarded to Mike Tomlin.
Grimm is a no-nonsense kind of coach that will not take any guff from the divas the Chiefs may or may not have on the team. Also, speaking of Tomlin, don’t rule out linebackers coach for the Green Bay Packers-Winston Moss. What if Moss is the next Mike Tomlin? Do you think Pioli wants to kick himself in the pants if Moss goes somewhere else next year and turns out to be the real deal? I don’t think so. I expect Pioli will do what he has done up until now-make well educated decisions, not guesses. The best man will get the job, of that I have no doubt.
Derrick Thomas getting into the Hall Of Fame. Wow. I saw the crawler at the bottom of the screen Saturday, I think it was on NFL Network. I saw the names of the former players who got in, and then I saw “Derrick Thomas, LB-Kansas City” roll across the bottom. I ain’t going to lie to you, I almost cried. I jumped out of my chair and pumped my fist in the air and I said “yeah, Derrick made it“. Derrick Thomas was, like many of you, my favorite player when he played, I often think how much more he could have accomplished not only on the field, but off of it as well if he had not had the unfortunate accident on I-70. Now fans and people from around the world who might not of known who Derrick Thomas was can travel to Canton and read all about him. A wonderful time for Chiefs fans-to me, it makes up for a horrid season, and it gives me reason to hope.
Have a great off season Chiefs fans, I’ll still be active leaving comments and such. Watching the Super Bowl gave us all something to hope for come next season. GO CHIEFS!