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Chiefs Humiliated By Bills


The Kansas City Chiefs, for the second straight season, were humiliated by the Buffalo Bills 35-17.

Kansas City is now 0-2 on the season.

There really isn’t a whole lot to say about this game. The 2012 Chiefs look and awful lot like the early 2011 Chiefs, minus the horrifying injuries. The horrifying play, however, is alive and well.

The Chiefs were outplayed in every aspect of the game. They consistently got burned on the defensive side of the ball, both in the air and on the ground. Pretty much the only played who did anything was Justin Houston. KC’s other star players like Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson, Brandon Flowers and Tamba Hali were non-factors.

On offense, Cassel and company struggled out of the gate. Jamaal Charles received only six carries for three yards. The offensive line had a hard time opening up any holes and the passing game sputtered as well.

Things don’t get any easier for the Chiefs from here. They have to travel to New Orleans to take on the Saints before returning to Arrowhead to face the Chargers.

If you are looking for any shred of hope, I can only point to last season as an example that the team could turn things around. KC was blown out twice last year in their first two games. Their third game was against a Chargers team that was looking like the cream of the AFC West to that point. Everyone expected another blowout but the Chiefs were able to hang with San Diego before eventually losing. After their 0-3 start, the Chiefs rattled off four straight wins and they competed in the AFC West for the rest of the season.

Still, what could happen down the line is irrelevant. Right now, the Chiefs are one of the worst teams in the NFL. Romeo Crennel and his staff are going to have to find a way to snap their players out of this funk because the roster has talent. If they can’t turn it around, it could be a long season in KC.

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  • Danny W

    We have to compete at some point. We have too much talent to get blown out of every game. Way more talent than last year I’m just beginning to wonder if the players are buying in.

    • Mr. Telescope

      I don’t get this logic. Why does KC have to compete as some point, as though they are due? The franchise has 3 playoff wins since 1970 (The Raiders have 22). Looking at trends shows KC will continue to be horrible as a franchise overall.

      • Danny W

        Good comment Tedd
        I was trying to convey in relation to Paddy’s article that I think we will compete in some games this year. NOT for the playoffs this year or two years from now unless our QB has changed. The way the draft works though it is setup for teams to be competitive. We will not get blown out of every game. Could we go 0-16? I think right now thats a higher possibility than going 14-2.

      • Bruce S

        As long as Hunt is in charge they will be horrible. The only line that matters is the bottom line.

        • dongtogolo

          No Bruce, they will remain just good enough to keep butts in the seats, to keep dollars flowing into the coffers and for Klark to slide a few mil into his pocket. Horrible doesn’t pay the bills.

      • dongtogolo

        Because we have too much talent. Something will happen to make them wake up from this nightmare and start ballin’. It always does and there’s too much talent not to.

  • Chiefswatch

    I dont see any hope Paddy. We will not beat NO..we gave up 35 to the Bills. Rivers will pick apart our secondary in much the same fashion as Ryan did and expect they will have a completely healthy Matthews. After that we take on Baltimore which I need not even comment on. That’s 0-4 before we take on TB which is not a slouch of a team. We don’t have a soft spot in the schedule to reel off 4 wins. After the Raiders its Steelers, Bengals, Broncos, Panthers.

    • Danny W

      It’s not going to get any easier that’s for sure.

  • big chief

    I stand by my comments. Romeo is a HORRIBLE head coach. The defense is embarrasing. There were a couple terrible coaching calls at the end. You don’t punt from within field goal range when you’re down by 32 and you don’t kick deep down by 25 in the fourth quarter. Man this is frustrating.

    • Mr. Telescope

      Yep — Welcome to KC Sports.

    • Bruce S

      Yes, but he has what is most important to Hunt – he works cheap.

  • PGA GM

    Total Team loss! All the Cassels haters will blame him but, of u watched the game it was everyone! They need to pick it up as u said its going to be a very long year.

    • http://twitter.com/taylonr Nate Taylor

      Very true. The first loss was a total team loss as well. I will say that includes Cassel as well. So saying it was a team loss doesn’t excuse Cassel. It’s not as if he played awesome and everyone else failed him.

      Personally, I think Bowe, Houston and Colquit played OK. I’d say Droughn did as well, but he didn’t get in until the game was over.

      OL couldn’t block, DL couldn’t stop. LBs out of position & didn’t tackle. DBs missing routes. QB making bad throws, coaches not adjusting. True definition of a team loss

      • Danny W

        DJ is just playing like an idiot this year. How do you go from probowl and comparisons to Ray Lewis then looking like you need cut.

  • ArrowFan

    We just suck

    • Chief Hokie

      Couldn’t have said it any better myself.

  • big chief

    Is anyone else having problems with this stupid Wendy’s ad? It makes my phone screen jump around so I can’t scroll and it’s nearly impossible to comment. If Fansided doesn’t make an effort to get these damn things under control I’ll have to look for a different Chiefs site. I’ve mentioned it being a problem multiple times with no response, not even a kiss my ass.

    • Danny W

      Not have that problem man maybe you need to update your antivirus or pop up blocker.

    • Chiefswatch

      Only site I frequent that I get pop ups. The only site ever to give me pop ups on mobile. Fan Sided runs a shitty network of sites. The only reason I come here is because the writers dont have much to do with how annoying the site is.

      • big chief

        Me too. Definately not a problem with my phone.

      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

        FanSided has a great network of sports sites. Are you using the AA app or just coming to the mobile landing page?

        • Chiefswatch

          No offense meant to you Patrick. I appreciate all you guys do. I use the AA app both Iphone and Android but cannot comment via it. any longer. So i need to link to the mobile site to comment which results in the pop up i need to dismiss. Usually that is followed by a need to refresh the page. And I am not lying. AA and other fansided pages are the only ones in which i need to deal with pop ups.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Big Chiefs. Sorry if you haven’t gotten a response until now. We get a lot of comments and I do my best to keep up with them all.

      Are you visiting on an iphone or a droid? Are you coming straight to arrowheadaddict.com or are you using the AA app?

      Unfortunately I don’t have muck control over what kinds of ads go on the site though I can assure you the network does listen to complaints and they do try to chose ads that are unobtrusive.

      I can also tell you that starting next week, as long as all goes well, there will be a new FanSided IOS app available for download. It will enable readers to select their favorite FanSided blogs and follow their content.

      • big chief

        I have a droid and don’t use the app. I know it’s not anything you personally can control. You and the other writers are great. There’s good content and good usually friendly debates about the team we all have the pain of loving. It’s just frustrating fighting all the constant glitches.

  • jimfromkc

    Well it is too early to say I told you so, but it is getting pretty close to that time. If there was anyone on the offensive line that was holding their own today, I never saw it. The pressure was coming from all angles. I have stated many times that an offensive line has to have playing time together to really become what most on here have thought they were. I will say it again. You have Albert at LT who is just above average at that position, you have Lilja at LG who is small and getting older and had a poor year last year. At center you have Hudson who hasn’t played the position since high school, at RG you have Asamoah who graded out fair in run block and poor in pass blocking and at Rt you have Winston who has been a great run blocker, but just average or a little below in pass blocking and is playing with this group for the first time. That is a recipe for what you witnessed last week and this week. I think they might have a chance to jell by mid season if they all stay healthy. But by then all we will have to look forward to is next year. New Orleans are playing pretty poorly without their head coach and all the turmoil. We may be just lucky enough to steal a win there. But the rest of the schedule looks pretty dim.

    • Danny W

      I think Cassel had some time at points in the game for sure. He had some protection and was able to make some throws. When you go down by 21 points at the drop of a hat the defense knows you have to throw so they blitz with out worry of being burned.

  • micah stephenson

    Sarcastically speaking. Its ALL Cassels fualt. Bills 200 yrds rushing/J.Charles 3 yrds rushn. Cassels fualt. Bills QB sacked ZERO times. Cassels fualt. Bills Scored 35 pts Cassels fualt. Chiefs oline giving up 6 sacks, Cassels fualt too. Wrs not creating seperation Cassels fualt. Defense not forcing any turnovers Cassels fualt. Long returns on special teams. Agian Cassel fualt. Hillis’s Fumble Cassel fualt. Not being able to put the team on yo back and will yo team to win despite all the above, Cassels fualt. As long as Cassel is QB every loss is his fualt! Im finally ready for a new QB not cus I dont like Cassel but tired of him being used as a scapegoat. Lets get a 1st rd QB so we can get past blaming Cassel for everything and get down to the fundamentals of y no QB will succed under these conditions.

    • JordanPollock

      Very ignorant of Cassel’s inability to even be a serviceable QB (don’t bring up the 2010 season, we had the easiest schedule in the NFL… I know), I think the biggest reason we are missing as to why this is all his fault is because he does not have the support of teammates. You can see it in their play. Even our offensive line gives up the second we get behind because they know that their is no way in hell we are coming back. I believe psychologically that this team can’t move past these significant struggles until this QB situation is resolved. Also, I am not 100% sure of Coach Crennel and if he can actually take us to where we want to be. I think he is a good defensive coordinator, I think that he is taking on too much trying to be the head coach too. Cassel has no pocket awareness and has fumbled in each of the games this year while trying to get out and run with it. Stupid mistakes change games. Cassel is no good. I’m tired of trying to back his ass up. We need someone our guys can rally around.

      • KCMikeG

        Spare me the psychobabble doctor! Every single one of our players is making big $$$ and is a professional who knows their job and should be doing it. You act like everyone was out there busting his ass but then Cassel screwed up and everyone just threw up their hands and quit. Bull Shit. Some of their failures lead to Cassel’s. Go back and watch the game again to see the folly of your argument. Plenty of players screwing up before Cassel had done anything wrong.

        Speaking of ignorance. Discounting the facts because of the old, lame schedule excuses is the epitome of ignorant. It has repeatedly be proven that our schedule only made two opponents different than a first place schedule and there is no guaranteeing that the two last place teams we play would be as bad as they were the year before.

        If your schedule “logic” makes any sense then how was it that last year we played a “first place” schedule w/o Charles, Berry, Moeaki, Siler and Cassel for 7 games and still almost won our division?

        Your not being 100% sure on RAC is where your focus and concern should be. Add Daboll to your concerns and our ST’s and now you have identified the source of the problem.

        • JordanPollock

          You are ridiculous. Half of this teams problem is Matt Cassel and if you can’t see that then there is no sense in me wasting my time to try to prove to you that it is. He freezes up constantly, he is a non-playmaker, he can’t find open recievers, he has no pocket-awareness. I understand the whole team didn’t play well at first today, but my point is even when we are down 7-0 and Cassel goes out there it feels like we are down 41-0. He can’t play this game and be successful! It’s that simple. We have given him enough time to prove himself. It all starts with the coaching and the quarterback, they both got to go. Robert Griffin, Cam Newton, and Andrew Luck are all making plays out there and winning games. Remember the Colts depleted roster? I don’t think so…

          • micah stephenson

            Well mayby if we go 0-16 we cud get the M.Staffords and A.Lucks of the world. Only problem with that is when u lose that many games u hav a whole lot more problems than just QB. Wen u lose that many games, teammates dont want to resign wit such a losing team nor do free agents.

          • KCMikeG

            Ridiculous is your “feels like” loser mentality 7-0 = 41-0 and lame attempt to hang “half” the blame on Cassel. Thought you weren’t going to waste your time trying to prove your point? Well in reality because you didn’t “prove” anything – just more of your rambling opinions using words like “constantly” and “no awareness” and asserting they have been given “enough” time based on your feelings again and even more ridiculous is RAC and Cassel need to go now because he doesn’t measure up to early 1st round picks. What are we going to do fire our coach and have Quinn start under who? That’s really going to make everything better – wish you had showed up and saved us all this pain with your wisdom a little earlier this year.

          • JordanPollock

            Did I ever say they should be fired on spot? No, I am saying that we need to start evaluating those two positions and hold them accountable for what they can control. I am not saying to fire both of them this week? That’s senseless, you are foolish to even consider that possibility. All you are doing is assuming and making circumstances up. I believe Cassel is not the answer and I believe that Crennel is not the answer. Crennel was rallied around at the end of the year last year with Kyle Orton? What happened to the fire and passion from the end of last season is what I am trying to get at. It’s not there. There has to be a disconnect somewhere. While our owner sits on his millions and twiddles his thumbs, and we have fans like you with their head stuck up Cassel’s ass. We will see where Matt Cassel is 5 years from now. Our offensive line was blown up today, making Jamaal Charles trip up the first few drives. That isn’t Matt’s fault, but throwing over recievers, not finding recievers, and being mediocre is. It’s not a rambling opinion my friend. Tape’s don’t lie. Stats don’t lie. You are dead wrong. Our defense, offensive line, and coaching have to be having a good day in order for Cassel to have an average day. You can’t make an argument for this one little buddy. I’m sorry. Have a wonderful evening.

          • Danny W

            Dude arguing with these two is like arguing with a fence post. You could give facts all day and night and they will not budge from were they sit. Save your breath man you are in the majority they are in the minority.

          • JordanPollock

            Haha, agreed man. Thank you.

      • micah stephenson

        Yea like I said its all Cassels fualt all the time no matter what untill we get a 1st rd QB. We all know a 1st rd QB wud hav got us 150 yrds rushing, 300 yrds passing, 25 catches for 300 yrds, can run block for JC, can pass block for himself, call betters plays than Daboll, get 5 sacks a game, make 20 tackles on defense and special teams and hav the Chiefs sit n a 2-0 right now. All we need is a 1st rd QB.

    • Jesse o

      Fault F.A.U.L.T. ;-)

    • KCMikeG

      THANK YOU MICAH.

    • Derek Jamison

      Are you watching Seattle game? QB is getting pressure but is still making plays. Half Cassels sacks could probably be avoided or the ball thrown away. Most of the time he sees heat coming and just freezes up and takes the sack.

      If he would be making plays, I guarantee it wouild lift up the rest of the team, look at RG3 and Newton. When the heart of your offense sucks, im sure it’s hard to get anyone going.

      • micah stephenson

        Im sure seattle giving up pressure is Cassels fualt too! Lol. Mayby if we had a 1st rd QB he cud throw the ball away better than Cassel can. Its still not the olines fualt for not pass blocking or the wrs fualt for not get n open and making catches but all Cassels fualt for not throwing the ball away fast enough.

    • bud

      Weird thing to me is… i can remember Cassel making some clutch 3rd down plays. I just cant bring myself to believe he could ever be the quarterback that leads this team to the big time. He looks way to weak in between the decent throws.

  • 44WinMag

    The Defense is horrible especially the down 3. Dorsey and Jackson are looking like huge busts.

    • tm1946

      It is temporarily burnt in my mind. Bills drop back for a passing play. OLB rushes to the left of Jackson….The RT hits Jackson and moves him offballance to left, staggering around and has time to hit the OLB and push he behind the QB making the pass. Jackson is the same bust he was when drafted even after he has “learned” to play in the NFL.

  • CrowheartButte

    One of the worst overall showings in history and I have been following the Chiefs since 1966

  • 44WinMag

    Thank goodness I’ll miss next week’s debacle! I’ll be Moose hunting instead.

    • dongtogolo

      Hope the moose shoots first, killer.

      • 44WinMag

        Yummy Moose, I shot one early and I’m back out of the field. I got a nice Bull with a 58″ spread. My freezer is full and so is my tummy. BTW, I still have a Caribou tag to fill. I may go fill it this weekend and DVR the Chiefs.
        And remember PETA means People Eating Tasty Animals.

  • Mr. Telescope

    Great game! Loved seeing the Bills poop on the KC Cheaps yet again.

  • KCMikeG

    There is something seriously wrong with this team and breaking out the simple minded hate on Cassel or Pioli is being oblivious to the heart of the problem. Pioli has made huge strides in bring in more talent and keeping the ones that were here already. Cassel has made some mistakes (more today than last week) but he is NOT what is WRONG with this team. There are plenty of other goats on this team. ST’s giving up another big return PLUS a TD, Hillis giving away a TD at the goal line, Breaston won’t/can’t block and dropped a 1st down ball, Asamoah was owned the entire game, Lilja slid over to “help” Hudson repeatedly for no reason letting his man run free. WTF is Jamal Charles??? I like Draughn and all but WTF give the ball to Charles and block for him just a little. Berry, Hali & Flowers are invisible. DJ looked like a clown out there – running to his right towards 30 yards of wide open field w/o a defender in sight while Flowers and Elam perform a clusterfuck letting fucking lil Stevie to make us look bad again…………… I could go on but hopefully even the slowest of you will get the point by now – sitting around harping about Cassel and Pioli is NOT where our focus should be. The biggest problem is coaching – and execution which goes right back to coaching because if a player doesn’t execute then he shouldn’t be playing. Chan Gailey owns RAC’s ass. RAC has failed to adjust to the offensive strategy he is facing. Hali and Flowers back and we are worse than last week against a much worse team than ATL. Daboll’s offense has shown signs of life but the OL isn’t delivering. So how does this problem get fixed?? I swear I am going to puke if I have to listen to RAC drone on about getting better each day.

    • Bruce S

      Pioli also hires the coach. How did Poe play today?

  • tm1946

    I did notice DJ helped a lot. Third QTR, Bills WR ran uncovered for a td, All the while DJ was running away from the WR asfast as he could toward no one.

  • tm1946

    Well the game is over and done but if you want to see a brighter side to the game, for gosh sakes, go to kcchiefs.com. If you do you will find all the writers are on dope, not dopes but higher than the clouds. Cassel had a great day. Bowe and Baldwin almost pulled out the game, just the two of them and shocked the Bills fans with their ability. Yes, everything is good in Chiefsland. Apparently no one there watched the game I watched. I am surprised the Chiefs have not declared themselves winners and 2-0.
    It is beyond comprehension, make believe is fine, finding good things in a pile of manure is acceptable but if you think Cassel is doing his job in an outstanding manner and the Chiefs were in this game at any point …..just saying, they are nutz.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kyle.brannan.3 Kyle Brannan

    Comon Barkley!!!!! I refuse to support te Chiefs financially any mor!!!! I went to Arrowhead last week when we got blown out. I bought $400 worth of gear I’m th offseason like I always do. I went to the bar today in full Chiefs garb and looked like a fucking moron. I will not watch the game next week as the saints will probably put up 50 against us. I am a lifetime chiefs fan and will alway be but until they put a quality product on the field I am done giving them money. This is just bullshit and I am tired.

    • Bruce S

      But you forgot what’s most important – Hunt is making big money. Lots of money under the cap which he didn’t need to spend since this team is so good.

    • dongtogolo

      Who in their right mind spends hundreds of bucks on Chiefs gear? I bought a ball cap for $25 and put on a red T shirt and I’m good to effin go. I’ve never heard anyone say I don’t get dressed up in enough Chiefs gear. Hell, yesterday I wore a black tee that simply said “Country As Fuck” and my ball cap and everyone loved my attire. That tight fisted, “alleged” son of the adored Lamar Hunt ain’t getting sh*%t for money from me.
      Go You Sorry Assed Chiefs!!!

  • ArrowFan

    Some days it’s just hard being a fan!

  • ArrowFan

    So we go 0 and 16 just to see another 1st round bust.

    • Bruce S

      I’m sure Pioli would screw it up. You mean you don’t think Poe was a good pick? How’d he play today?

  • Chiefswatch

    Everyone knows I am a Cassel anti-fan. That said, He honestly had more than enough time to find open receiver on most of his passes. He is a retard though and only is able to see the check down. Many of the sacks he takes would not be taken by Manning because he would have got the ball out four seconds earlier. So either Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, Moeki, and Boss all suck and cant get separation or Cassel cannot see down field and make a throw. When he does see the completely wide open receiver he is hit or miss. Two throws today he completely whiffed on WIDE OPEN chiefs. Two games, two shitty errors. The fumble today and the interception last week. Add in all the sacks he takes because he takes too long to make a decision and overall you have a terrible QB performance. Now the final stat line will make it look like he had a decent game but lets just count the first three quarters. Now that is said lets say this: everyone else sucks too. The defense can turn it around I know because they have. The oline might be able to allow lanes from which to run through or they might not. But I can assure you of one thing. Cassel will remain the check down QB he has always been. He will make 6 bone headed decisions in every game. He will whiff on over ten yard passes as often as he hits them. We are doomed this year though, the schedule is just too tough.

    • KCMikeG

      If you honestly think Cassel had a well protected pocket to throw from then you have lost your mind. Asamoah was owned all day and Lilja blew assignment after assignment sliding to the right to “help” Hudson when he didn’t need it leaving his man unblocked access to Cassel. Cassel’s TD to Bowe was almost 30 yards in the air and right on the money perfectly timed beyond the DB’s reach. Yes he owns a turnover in each game and everyone of his passes weren’t dead on. But again fans like you let your prejudices against him cloud your ability to focus on the real problems this team faces. Doomed are we? Schedule’s too tough is it? Too bad the team can’t be a quitter like you – NOT!

      • Chiefswatch

        Did I say he was well protected? No not all the time but certainly there were plenty of chances he had more than enough time to make a pass and either fucked it up or checked it down. You have lost your mind if you think he had a good game. I am focused on the real problems the king of which is Cassel. Keep trying to cover for him though be careful that bridge of bullshit you are standing on is starting to crumble.

        • Danny W

          When a team gets down by 21 points the other team tends to blitz. So what if you get burned deep (like Cassel can do that anyway) lets pin our ears back they need three touchdowns. So yes our O line is going to look like crap when were down 21-0

  • EMBARASED CHIEFS FAN

    You know what. There’s a lot of people missing the main point here. Sure it’s not all Cassels fault but I think you’d have to be ignorant not to realize a good portion of it is. However it’s also the O lines fault for not protecting Cassel and being lousy in the run blocking. It’s also the receivers faults for not creating separation and dropping gimmies. It’s also the running backs fault for fumbling on the half yard line. It’s also out d lines fault for getting next to 0 pressure on the qb and being horrendous defending the run and letting a second string running back torch our defense. Oh it’s also the secondaries fault for not even acting like so much as a buffer between opposing qb’s and receivers on their way to the end zone. It’s the offensive coordinators fault for failing to implement a gameplan that shows any sort of success other than against second stringers in the garbage time of a game. It’s romeo’s fault, yup I said it, for A. failing to hire a defensive coordinator to take some of the pressure off himself, B. failing to prepare his players enough to execute when it counts, and C. failing to make it evident to his players that this is not acceptable play, failing to convey any sort of urgency to his players, and demonstrating a general sense of apathy throughout the locker room. It’s scott pioli’s fault for drafting inadequately for the past four years and overestimating talent on a team level. It’s clark hunt’s fault for being perfectly content with mediocrity throughout this organization.But you know what? You know whos fault it is the most? Its ours. The fans. because we keep buying tickets and giving them our hard earned money, even though we know they have 26 million dollars to spend to make this team better. At some point we have to put a stop to this. I’m tired of this being a team just talented enough to fool people into thinking that next year will be better. They’ll just keep going 7-9 and 6-10, winning games they shouldnt and loosing all the games they should win. They’ll never get the top overall pick or close to it and even if they did they still would never draft a qb in the first round to build a fieldable team around for the future. They;ll never attract high profile free agents because after all they want to go to winning teams that actually have a chance to go to a super bowl. WE AS CHIEFS FANS HAVE BECOME SO DELUSIONAL TO THE WAYS AND INEPTITUDE OF THIS ORGANIZATION THAT IT SICKENS ME. I AM EMBARASED TO CALL MYSELF A CHIEFS FAN ANYMORE……SO I WON’T.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    You’re not going to really consider this-coming from a Chargers’ fan, but I read through your comments. As much as this coach and maybe these coordinators might be nice guys, maybe it is a coaching issue. Look at the 9ers. Get the right coaching crew in there, whoever that is. Good coaches bring out the best in the players. And yeah, you do have good players. Nothing that can’t be fixed with good leadership. Something to think about. Another example is the Bucs. The prior coach-good guy, but lost the team.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lostkiara Stefanie Smith

    And everyone thought Alex Smith stunk. Now, look at the guy. This can turn around. How? I have no clue. But it can be done.

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