The Morning Fix

After watching the Chiefs No. 1 offense put one field goal and less than 100 yards in rushing and passing yardage on the board, their fundamentals aren’t in very good shape either.

And that has turned the tenor of the conversation around the Chiefs from “hey, no problems on offense” to “we have another game and another week to get this fixed before we play Buffalo.”

We are all watching the same games, with the same players, doing the same things. Yet, it is amazing how differently fans interpret the outcome. Logically speaking, it is easy to look at these past few preseason games and just throw your arms up in the air and say, the Kansas City Chiefs are going to be horrible in 2011. After all, in the three games the Chiefs have looked bad. As an optimistic fan, I really have to dig deep to tell you why this team will be successful, especially if I am only using the preseason as my guide.

It could have changed so much. With an extra point, the touchdown would’ve given the Chiefs a three-point lead against the St. Louis Rams with a little more than three minutes to play. And perhaps Palko would’ve maintained a noticeable lead over rookie Ricky Stanzi, whose own touchdown drive in the third quarter made the backup quarterback competition more interesting.