Morning Addicts. I tried to find something out there that was actually positive about the Chiefs this morning. You wouldn’t believe how hard articles like that are to find these days. I guess I’ll just have to be the guy that looks at the bright side. We had a really busy day around here yesterday with the Chiefs making some interesting roster moves. Hopefully you didn’t miss the action.
Here is your Morning Fix:
Two of the worst run defense performances in this decade were turned in by the Chiefs. There was the performance against the Browns, and then last year they gave up 332 yards to the Tennessee Titans.
If that weren’t bad enough — the Chiefs had 10 drops in Sunday’s embarrassing loss to Cleveland — the more destructive fallout is that the wideouts’ confidence is bruised, quarterback Matt Cassel can’t count on his wingmen, and the Chiefs’ already imperfect offense is held back.
Chiefs TE Brad Cottam’s season defined individual progress in 2009. He was a calendar boy for fighting adversity by responding to coaching. Cottam failed before he began to succeed. His rise over the past two weeks had many wanting to believe that the untapped potential had finally been tapped. Maybe we were seeing just the tip of the iceberg.
For all the nicks and bruises that sidelined him with the Bears, a league source said Bradley didn’t miss a day of practice in Kansas City this season. Someone, apparently, had to pay for the drops, though. Chiefs coach Todd Haley was the Bears’ wide receivers coach from 2001 to 2003.
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Magee was dominated on nearly every snap of the game. Wrong technique, burst off the snap, and tackling form were all factors in his domination. The worst part is, the Chiefs have seen little to nothing out of any of their eight 2009 draft picks, including No. 3 overall pick Tyson Jackson.
Or maybe the Browns just caught the Pittsburgh Steelers at a good time and then had the good fortune to play a Kansas City Chiefs team that is even worse than they are.