What excites me about the Chiefs these days? Not much actually. Most of the pleasure I derive from being a Chiefs fan has nothing to do with what happens on the field anymore.
Exciting personnel moves usually are limited to firings such as Haley leaving. Nothing ever goes on in free agency, (I may change my position this week). The Peyton Manning situation appears now to never have had a real chance, just another KC Chiefs front office smoke up your butt maneuver.
Kyle Orton’s arrival got me excited. I thought we might have a real competition for the QB position. Orton was instrumental in pulling off one of the biggest upsets in team history, the Packers win, only to be shipped off to Dallas to ride the pine and pave the way for another couple of years of “Adequate Matt” Cassel. And should Matt be injured, we of course are screwed once again as I don’t feel any of our current backups are ready to captain the ship.
The last really exciting move was when Matt came aboard, we needed him desperately and it seemed an incredibly awesome move on the part of the K.C. Chiefs front office. Now it just looks like another career backup promoted to starter in good old Kansas City.
Sure we have had some exciting draft additions recently. But how strategically difficult is that? Your turn to pick arrives, you make your pick, negotiate a contract and move on.
Two years ago we had the two most exciting and talented coordinators in the business in my opinion. One moves on, the other is elevated to the head coach position after, yep, another head coach firing. Casual fans cannot even tell you who runs the offense or defense now without 0nline research.
The most exciting times of the year for me are season ticket upgrade day, and the announcement of the new schedule so I can coordinate who the lucky person is that gets to accompany your Arrowhead Adventurer to the stadium for some best in the NFL tailgating and lukewarm on field performances.
The draft doesn’t even do it for me anymore. There used to be the draft day party at Arrowhead, an awesome time. Now the draft moved from Saturday to a weekday night, so I don’t get to go anymore.
We are just good enough to get a top 20 draft pick, but not bad enough to get a shot at an Andrew Luck or RG3.
I hate feeling like this Addicts! I am a diehard Chiefs fan and always will be. I just need help. Help me out here!
What is there to be excited about in the Kansas City Chiefs world these days?