Hail to the Redskins, Hail to the Redskins — on to Victory!!
Or so the Redskins theme song plays at FedEx Field. Fortunately, our Chiefs were the beneficiaries of another bailout from our Nation’s capitol. In doing so, our boys in red avoided setting a new record for Chief futility. In 1977, the Chiefs began their season 0-5, defeated the Chargers and then got blowout by the Browns 44-10. That 1-6 start was enough for a middle-aged Lamar Hunt, who promptly fired head coach Paul Wiggins. He was replaced by his defensive coordinator, Tom Bettis, who led the Chiefs to victory the next weekend over the Packers before finishing the season with consecutive losses.
Just like the stock market bottoming out to the 6700′s, the Chief’s perhaps have bottomed out with three wins out of the last 31 games. Particularly encouraging was the play of Tamba Hali, Glenn Dorsey and the defense as a whole. The makeshift O-line with two journeymen offensive tackles — Wade Smith (left) and Ryan O’Callaghan (right) — did a credible performance against the strength of the Redskins — Albert Haynesworth and company. Matt Cassel continues to demonstrate poise and leadership, both of which have been lacking in K.C for years.
As for the Redskins, perhaps they should adopt the old adage previously reserved for the old Washington Senators.
Washington: first in war, first in peace and last in the NFC East!
Congrats to Scott Pioli, Todd Haley, the Chiefs and ALL YOU ADDICTS!