-From Staff Writer This Old Chief
Sunday was supposed to be Fan Appreciation Day at Arrowhead but by
3:15 P.M., it was fan annihilation day! Fans left disgusted after 3 1/2 hours of lackluster defense, special teams and coaching. Throughout
the afternoon the Chiefs P.R. machine blasted the Greatest Fans in the
NFL. Perhaps if they don’t improve the product on the field we should
be labeled the Most Gullible Fans in the NFL.
Let’s dissect the action. Despite giving the Chiefs a gift touchdown
on a muffed punt the Browns maintained a simple game plan; run the Veer behind All-Pro Tackle Joe Thomas. The way he abused Alex Magee and Wallace Gilberry makes me wonder if we shouldn’t use our first pick in the draft to pick the best left tackle available.
As the game wore on Clancy and Company put 8 and 9 players in the box, leaving the corners in one on one coverage. Despite this, the aerial challenged Browns and Brady Quinn could not take advantage of the match ups. Instead they stuck with Harrison, running the Veer over the gap between our DT and Tamba Hali. Repeatedly our backers and safeties could not fill the gap, resulting in runs of 78 and 34 yards. At times, it appeared that the defense was playing with little enthusiasm. On the last drive, they simply gave up.
To avoid more fan apathy, Scott Pioli and Todd Haley have
roughly 9 months to rectify this situation through the draft free
agent signings and player development. If not fan annihilation could
become a full force reality!