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Chiefs Identity Unveiled: Soft


Clark Hunt, product of the Goldman Sachs training program, and vocal advocate of its operational principles, espouses a top-down, detail-oriented approach to business. In attempting to grasp why the Kansas City Chiefs, as an NFL football team, are failing, it is fitting to start at the top. After all, it is Clark Hunt who takes it upon himself to define and instill the identity of the Kansas City Chiefs, right down to the last detail.

The business goal of Goldman Sachs is to be successful at making money both for its clients and for itself. If, like Goldman Sachs, making money is the primary standard by which Clark Hunt measures success and worth, then I guess I must admit that his leadership style is certainly effective toward that end. What Clark Hunt may not do is stand shoulder-to-shoulder with other NFL owners, look them in the eye with pride and confidence on the grounds that he also oversees a successful football organization, from top to bottom.

Perhaps it is because Clark Hunt was born into so much money that he knows no other definition for success other than maximizing the accumulation of it. If not attributable to his privileged upbringing, then perhaps it is simply because Mr. Hunt is a true believer of the Goldman Sachs way, perhaps willfully blind to any other. Whatever the case, when it comes to being a winner on Sunday afternoons, Clark Hunt has yet to demonstrate competence at instilling a culture that adheres to what is sometimes called the warrior way. By that, I mean an organizational commitment to technical mastery, loyalty, and honor unto death.

A culture that emphasizes secrecy and surveillance is, by definition, an insecure organization. Insecurity implies distrust. Distrust breeds fear and resentment. The legacy of fear and resentment is disloyalty.

There was once a time when secrecy was not essential to Chiefs football. There once was a time when everyone in the world knew exactly what the Chiefs were planning to do on the very next play. There once was a time when any and all such foreknowledge could not prevent the Chiefs from doing exactly what they intended. That time, that mastery, that loyalty, such honor, is no more.

Scott Pioli, for his part (if reports are to be believed), seems to care about finding candy wrappers just as much as he cares about finding “the right 53.” Again, if reports are to be believed, the type of loyalty that Pioli commands to himself seems to be hewn as much from fear of retaliation as it is from the respect and belief that his approach will result in team success on Sundays.  Truthfully, can it be said that Scott Pioli cultivates technical mastery, loyalty, and honor into this team? If so, where lies the proof?

Romeo Crennel, the “players’” coach, with his victory over the undefeated Packers last season, was a great story for a minute.  The team that he fielded that day was one which appeared to exemplify appreciation for and loyalty to his, shall we say, less emotional approach to coaching. In the players’ minds, Crennel had once been in their shoes, understood what they were going through, and so they relate to him at that level.

It seems increasingly clear now that Crennel’s approach to coaching, while perhaps long on loyalty, seems to be failing miserably in its emphasis on technical mastery and from all appearances, is woefully devoid of “honor unto death.”  Yes, Romeo loves his players and they love him back, but where does the love end, and the toughness begin? Where is the honor in constant  humiliation?

Put simply, Crennel is failing to get his players to execute at the level of which they are capable and more broadly, failing to motivate them. With the harsh days of Haley now past, Crennel has gone the other direction, perhaps more comfortable with the thought of being liked by his team, than pushing the right buttons without regard to whether the players like him or not.

As for the players themselves, the Chiefs field one of the most talented collection of players in the league. For example, when surrounded by the right pieces, Matt Cassel, while perhaps not an “elite” quarterback, has at least demonstrated that he can lead a team to at least 10 or 11 regular season wins. On paper, there is not a backfield in the league that is better than what the Chiefs currently possess.

The Chiefs also lay claim to two first-round wide receivers, a first-round veteran left tackle, and a highly rated right tackle.  Second-round pick Dexter McCluster shows flashes of being a dynamic slot receiver. When effectively used, Steve Breaston can move the chains and occasionally get you chunks of yards. Our two leading tight ends can both catch, block, and get YAC. The Chiefs offense is long on talent and yet lacking in intensity.

The Chiefs defense, same story. They boast six first-round picks, five of whom line up as part of the front seven. Their three best cornerbacks are all second-round picks. Like the offense, they are loaded with talent yet again, lacking in intensity.  When a veteran defenseman plays out of position, that is not a talent issue, that is mental softness issue, a lack of commitment to technical mastery.

On both sides of the line, the Chiefs are being dominated. Crushed. They, like the rest of the team, do not inflict any pain, they are its flaccid victims.

A rally win in New Orleans will not right this ship. Playing the Indian War Chant over the loudspeakers of Arrowhead does not make this a team of warriors. What is required of this organization is a behavioral revolution, one that embraces and embodies the warrior spirit.

Tags: Kansas City Chiefs

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffreyswiggins Jeffrey Wiggins

    I have been saying for weeks that they seem to be playing with no heart for the win… like the just want to earn a “we showed up and participated” ribbon.

  • Adrian

    man, thank you for writing this i left a comment on the kc star similiar to this. the chiefs need a personality change something like the niners had. the players are soft,talented,but soft as tissue we need a trash talker a nasty player that will instill a nasty mentality on the field,these guys look like they should be in suites.

  • Chief Hokie

    Good article DD. I pretty much agree with everything except one point of your argument. You are correct in saying that the players are not living up to their potential. You are also correct in saying that the players love Romeo and he loves them back. However, the weak point of your argument lies in the premise that Romeo’s soft approach is the reason for the lackluster effort of the players, and ultimately, the reason our team isn’t reaching its full potential. This conclusion is a stretch, as it hinges on 2 assumptions:

    1) Because the players like Romeo, this must mean that Romeo is too nice and not tough enough in what he demands from his players.

    Just because the players like him doesn’t mean he’s not tough enough or demanding enough. For all we know, Romeo could be a brutal, demanding coach, and the players just respect him because of his past accomplishments as a DC. Or they might like him because he’s slightly less of a douche than Haley. Either way, the media seems to be perpetuating this idea of Romeo as being too friendly as if it’s a fact, when really, it’s just an assumption. Just because you’re nicer than Haley doesn’t mean you’re nice.

    2) Romeo’s motivational efforts have a direct effect on how the players play

    I agree with this to some extent, but at the end of the day Romeo can only encourage his team so much and it is up to the players to play up to their potential. It is one thing for a player to be motivated by his coach and it is another for the player to take the next step and actually motivate himself. For all we know, Romeo is the greatest motivational speaker of all time, but the players just aren’t taking the initiative themselves. How many times have you been told to do something, known in your heart that you need to do it, and yet you still chose not to do it?

    You might be completely right DD, Romeo just might be what is holding this team back. But for we all know, the fault might lie more in the players themselves. Most likely, it is a combination of the two.

    • DoubleD

      Look, here’s my point – the problem is not just with Romeo, it’s systemic. We fans are bearing witness to a culture of ineffective leadership.

      • Chiefswatch

        Perfectly said

    • DoubleD

      Also, if Crennel is doing his job correctly, where lies the proof? My response to that? Scoreboard.

  • KCinTX

    I agree fully with the above. I do not see this going away. Clark is not emotionally invested in this team. He sees it as a business and has forgotten that he is selling a winning team. I refer to the salary cap as an example. As an owner the most powerful employee motivation he has is the payroll. 5 years in a row he has not spent his allocated expense in this category. What does this say to the employees.
    Being that this is a business that is selling the hope of a winning team. As a consumer I now question if he is committed to winning. I understand you cant buy a supper bowl. But a team with a losing record 5 out of the last 7 years definitely needs upgrading. I think not spending everything on the players is equivalent to not upgrading the motor in a race car. You cant realistically think you are improving your odds with the same motor.
    In essence he is selling me a race car. Telling me it is fast and needing nothing but a good driver. Slowly I’m finding out it is a race car with a stock motor. It is fast enough to qualify but not near what I need to take the pole.

    • Chief Hokie

      Yea the fact that Peyton wouldn’t even take Clark’s calls makes you wonder if Peyton thinks the same thing – that Clark isn’t in it to win it.

      • KCinTX

        Building through the draft? Remember that sails pitch.
        Jarid Allen – Traded
        Bryan Waters – Let walk
        Tony Gonzales – Traded
        Brandon Carr – Let walk
        3 pro bowl players and one with tremendous upside. Next year we stand to loose one or all of the following
        D. Bowe,
        Brandon Albert
        Glynn Dorsey
        Understandable if someone is accused of doing a bad job. Disheartening when someone is accused of not trying to do the best they can. Especially when you cant defend the accused.

        • KCMikeG

          I’ll do some defending. First it’s a sales not sails pitch unless you were referring to a boat? Just kidding. Dor some reason it is so easy – almost comfortable for fans to wallow in the negative so deep they can’t even see reality. Allen had just had TWO DWI and was arrogant and unapologetic demanding a long term big money deal. Huge risk and the only way he would have been successful is if we had stayed in a 4-3. Besides the fact you are overlooking that we got Charles AND Albert for him. Waters was nearing the end of his career and couldn’t adjust to the new regime and didn’t even show up this year leaving the Pats wondering right up to the last minute. Gonzo wanted out period. I think it showed huge respect to let him go. Carr has dreamed his whole life of being a Cowboy and no way is he worth more than Flowers. Reality check Carr 3 tackles 1 PD < Elam 15 tackles – way more bang for the buck! Dorsey needs to go if we stay in 3-4. Bowe is already gone and is too unreliable for a #1. I believe they will pay Albert.

          • DoubleD

            Michael. Scoreboard. Indefensible.

          • KCMikeG

            Wasn’t defending the scoreboard so try staying on topic.

          • DoubleD

            How about you try a respectul tone for a change? My response was exactly on topic and it doesn’t require any explanation on my part; all that’s required is connecting the dots.

          • KCMikeG

            I actually extended an apology to you. It would be great if you would share your promotion of respectful comments with a some of the others too.

          • Danny W

            Jared Allen deserved a big contract Mike and has not had any trouble since he left KC. He had 20 plus sacks last year. That was more than Tambi and Houston combined. I personally don’t regret trading Allen (which was a Carl move btw). The fact that Carr has three tackles and 1 pd tells me quarterbacks are throwing away from him. Abe Elam is no where near the DB Brandon Carr is. I seriously doubt if we were proactive enough before his contract year Carr would have walked.

          • Chiefswatch

            I never thought Carr was all that great and certainly not worth the paycheck he got. Over the years I watched many a receiver abuse him.

          • KCMikeG

            Never said in hindsight we should have traded him. I said that he was a huge risk at the time as he had a drinking problem, a shitty attitude and was out of control and that he would not have performed as well in a 3-4. I also was making the point that we got major returns on the trade. Tackles have nothing to do with where the passing attack is targeted. No one on the Dallas defense has more than one PD and NO int’s so wrong on the QB’s going elsewhere cuz Carr’s so good idea also. I’ll take 15 tackles over 3 for $850k vs $10 Million. You are obviously oblivious to the FACT that Carr himself has stated publicly that he has always dreamed of being a Cowboy since he was a child.

          • Jim Harper

            Mike is right on target as usual. All those statements are true. Tony G asked to be traded to a team that had a chance to go to the playoffs. The Chiefs at that time were smack dab in the middle of rebuilding and no chance of that happening. The Chiefs felt they owed Tony that for all that he had given to the Chiefs and they were right. Nobody is more disappointed than myself and Mike too for that matter, but it is way too early to jump ship. Still a lot of football to be played.

          • DoubleD

            Tony G would have stayed if the new regime wanted him. He just wasn’t right 53 material. Maybe he wasn’t very good when it came to picking up candy wrappers though…

          • KCMikeG

            That’s ridiculous. Tony wanted out for years. He is exactly the right 53 material. Candy bar wrappers? Really? Try to focus on the discussion at hand. But since you want to talk about it the point of the candy bar scandal wasn’t about litter in the stairwell. It was used as a symbol of the lazy, sloppy, half ass effort far too many were making to improve the team from top to bottom. In major corporations symbols are frequently used to spread organizational directives.

          • DoubleD

            What’s ridiculous is the notion that a professional football player of Tony G’s caliber would not continue to give it his all regardless of which team he played for.

          • KCMikeG

            I agree. I don’t think we would have gotten anything but his best if he had stayed and what a different he would have made for Cassel. Look what Cassel did with Moeaki in his one healthy year in 2010. Add Gonzo back in and we would be as good as the Pats at TE. I just don’t think Pioli “lost” him. He had wanted to go for a year or two before. Yes it hurt our team. But I think it showed the ultimate respect to the Greatest TE EVER!

          • DoubleD

            Mike, having spent the better part of my adult working within them, I got an even bigger truth for you about major corporations – perception is reality. You seem like an above average intelligence guy, I’ll let you fill in the blanks on that one.

          • KCMikeG

            I totally agree on perception is reality and have seen it too. I spent half of my career with corporations but I was also lucky to have had a different experience too seeing symbols like the candy bar used to communicate a message successfully. The one I spent the lions share of my corporate life was recognized internationally for it’s sales training and they really did it right. What a I learned in college was a great overall experience but the company X made the difference for me.
            Thanks for your comment – helped me take my frustration down a few notches! I should show you more respect in my difference of opinion and will in the future.

          • Chiefswatch

            Yea the only free agent let go that I had any problem with was Pollard. Charles > Allen any day. Draft wise I just dont believe this regime is any good at scourting for the D LIne.

        • DoubleD

          You forgot about Bernard Pollard. Vocal leader and better than Lewis.

          • Chiefswatch

            And mean as hell. He was simply cut too and was replaced with what was his name? Brown? We had the shittiest secondary possible that year. All because Pioli was still butt hurt about Brady.

          • KCMikeG

            If Pollard is so great then why did Houston get rid of him? His tackling stats are declining and this was already an area of concern. He has had 2 picks since 2009. being a loud mouth doesn’t make you a leader. Ray lewis is the leader of the Ravens.

          • Chiefswatch

            He was WAY better than what he was replaced with. He had a great year in Houston too and I just watched him tearing shit up with Baltimore week one. The point is we did not have anything to replace him and even less to explain why he was cut. Where he is today does not really matter.

  • KCMikeG

    I don’t doubt that all involved have responsibility. I am becoming tired of the psychoanalysis that many seem to provide like it is the cold, hard facts. Amazing how these insights achieved in to the thoughts, desires and motivations of people none of the writers know. Assumptions abound. Bottom line is while everyone should be doing everything to make our team a winner but throwing money after questionable FA’s has historically failed, our coaching needs to adjust to opponent based on player skills and finally – most importantly – the players must execute. Saw Cam Newtons presser ” I’ve said it before – it’s ALL about execution”.

    • tm1946

      OK by me, who do we execute first?
      We have to do something to vent a fans feelings. Guess we could go to a game and throw stuff at the team to toughen them up but not our style.
      As for the bottom line, I would suggest the last 4 season it is about a solid bottom line of profitability and the sports side comes somewhere behind that. Can this team be more than a money cow for its owner? Not so sure but if we win sunday in NO, maybe, just maybe.

      • Danny W

        It’s hard to see any silver lining when you get blown up five times in a row. I know preseason doesn’t count on the record but it counts all the same when it comes to spending the money on a ticket.

        • Chiefswatch

          Really these Cassel lead Chiefs have been uninspiring since what Week 17 of the 2010?

        • tm1946

          Sorry Danny, but it is just boring. If the Chiefs win on sunday, i do not want to read all the crap about turning a corner or the playoffs are coming or any more crap from Gooding.

          The simple fact is the Hunt Chiefs make the Hunt family happy. All the balls are in their court, we got nothing on our side but stupid posts no one but us care about.

          I am just bored

          • Danny W

            Well bored or not it’s fun to talk about TM. One day we can just get the palm palms out and just cheer the boys on (hopefully) but while they keep getting blown out and pinching pennies, at the same time I’m going to vent on AA, AP, Gretz, Bleacher Report, Yahoo sports, and Warpaint. I’m not bored yet still addicted but if I get bored I will quit watching and paying money to go. I will were the brown bag first then quit going.

    • Danny W

      I would say that three nationally acclaimed media types would have some credibility when it comes to judging Hunt and Pioli. They have all done interviews and know people behind the curtain so the psychoanalyses here is probably closer to hard fact than some hippie telling you your problems while you lay on his leather sofa. Some currently writing have admitted to once being fans of the hire of Pioli only to later get calls from other GM’s and front office brass saying that Scott Pioli has been a fraud all along. The free agents we signed this year were great but they were also cheap by NFL standards. We have some cap room left. Here are some articles and radio interviews Mike that further discuss the disconnect between ownership and fan. Listen to the Whitlock interview. You may not like him but you can tell the guy isn’t just making stuff up.

      http://www.610sports.com/pages/10085999.php?

      http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/16/3818676/chiefs-will-never-win-big-with.html

      http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/17/3820542/disastrous-start-exposes-disconnect.html

      http://www.kansascity.com/2012/09/16/3818868/sam-mellinger-hunt-needs-to-make.html

      • KCMikeG

        Speaks volumes that you would quote Whitlock and use nationally acclaimed media types with an axe to grind because they aren’t getting the access they were accustomed to. None of them “know” Pioli nor have the education or skill to psychoanalysis anyone like the hippie with the leather couch does. getting calls from other GM’s and front offices saying Pioli is a fraud. Really? You actually believe that other GM’s are going to take the time and focus away from doing their own jobs to call the hater media to disparage Pioli? You got some screws loose if you believe that crap. The “nationally acclaimed” media is a bunch of spoiled brats capitalizing on the struggles of our team to grab more of that “national acclaim” for themselves without providing ANY quotable, unbiased sources.

        Mellinger: The last drops of reasonable belief that the Chiefs aren’t wasting their fans’ time and money are now dead, kaput, ashes from a fire of fail burning so white-hot it needed just two games to turn a hopeful season into a lost one.
        FAIR WEATHER FAN! PERIOD!
        We got whopped by 89-10 last year, lost Charles, Moeaki & Berry in the first 3 weeks while Haley melted down and still came back to almost win the division. Fescoe rants that EVERY player has stunk for all 8 quarters WRONG and irresponsible. He’s not some drunk fair weather fan – he is a journalist. We played toe-to-toe with a potential Super Bowl team into the 3rd quarter and then stunk one up on the road. Our offense has scored 41 points vs 10 last year. And don’t give me this garbage time points crap because 1) why didn’t they put up garbage points last year and 2) ONLY half of those points were scored in the 4th quarter. Being Premature is Never a good thing.

    • DoubleD

      Michael, this is not about psychoanalysis, it’s about commitment, attitude, and war.

      • KCMikeG

        When you make assumptions and base accusations on what YOU believe someone is thinking and what you think motivates them then spinning it into the “truth” you have over stepped your bounds.

        • DoubleD

          Mike, I guess I forgot that we’re not supposed to speculate around here. But hey, instead of loading up this comment board with long winded excuses for the crap we’re having to endure and being the Apologist-in-Chief for a failing organization, how about you giish us your opinion (read speculation)on how this thing gets fixed instead? If the solution isn’t about a comitment to excellence and basic toughening up then what is it? Yes, this absolutely an opinion piece. That’s what we do here and my opinion falls under the heading of “by their fruits ye shall know them.” I don’t where you get this psychoanalysis angle from my post but I can tell you this much, the fact is that whatever this organization is supposedly doing isnt working, now is it? These Chiefs are getting crushed, and for that they are lacking in honor as that is defined on the field of play. They are not beating or beating up on anyone. They are embodying the warrior way and with that only a fool would disagree.

          • DoubleD

            Meant to say “not embodying.” Obviously.

        • DoubleD

          Oh by the way, as far as my making assumptions and basing accusations on what I believe someone is thinking and what I think motivates them “then spinning it into the ‘truth,’” I feel it is worth noting that you do exactly the same thing. For example, you said “the point of the candy bar scandal wasn’t about litter in the stairwell. It was used as a symbol of the lazy, sloppy, half ass effort far too many were making to improve the team from top to bottom.” Oh really? Did you personally assist Scott Pioli with the crafting of that symbolic message? If not, then can you possibly know you what Scott Pioli’s thought process was? Sure sounds a lot like psychoanalysis to me, either that or your apparent willingness to believe front office PR. Which is it?

  • Danny W

    Soft and quitters. They get down and just give up. When you get paid millions to play a sport your supposed to have a little more faith in the system than that or something is fundamentally wrong.

    • Chiefswatch

      That was painfully obvious in the Bills game. They all just gave the hell up, everyone except Cassel. He is slightly retarded though so he really does not count.

  • Sexymama

    Right on…amen…

  • Chiefswatch

    “Matt Cassel, while perhaps not an “elite” quarterback, has at least
    demonstrated that he can lead a team to at least 10 or 11 regular season
    wins.” as if the debate is whether or not he is elite. Also it is hilarious that when one refers to the 2010 (cush schedule) season he lead the team. But when we get 2 wins or or he has a shit year like he did last year prior to breaking his hand its not him leading the charge to the losses, its the people around him not giving him the support he needs. Perhaps we should focus on getting a QB that needs a little less than perfect around him.

    • Danny W

      Dude it’s comments like yours that keep me coming back to places like this.

      • KCMikeG

        Chiefswatch – please knock that shit off so Downer Danny won’t come back any more.

        • Danny W

          You seem pretty tough on the internet. You go to a lot of Chiefs games don’t you MIKe? Well so do I, what do you say we meet up and fix our little problem like a couple of gentlemen? You game for something a little more real?

          • KCMikeG

            What was so tough? Looks like you’re the tough guy making physical threats to another fan of your team. Just what I would expect from you. It was supposed to be a joke because I disagree with just about everything you say but you can’t have a little lively debate without a lame threat. You sure can dish it but obviously can’t take it. You obviously don’t understand anything about how gentlemen settle disagreements either.

          • Danny W

            Oh come on Mike your gonna talk that kind of shit to me in a bar?! Enlighten me on how gentlemen settle things big man! Your an internet bully whose to big of a pussy to meet up and shake this beef we’ve had for the better part of year. Stay tough at home behind your computer. I’m making no threat homeboy I’m not threading you at all I’m talking about you and me at the I70 bridge before a game.

          • KCMikeG

            I’m the bully? Not. Seems you’re the one make threats which makes you the bully. And no I wouldn’t be in a bar with the likes of you. Name calling is a sign of a weak mind. And if you’re not threatening me then what are we we do at the bridge? How do we meet up and “shake this beef”? Those are obvious threats and you should choose your words very carefully before you get kicked off AA. Gentlemen can agree to disagree without having to beat each other up. Grow up.

          • Danny W

            The likes of me? See it’s that tough guy talk that makes you an internet bully Mike. When you say things on the internet and you don’t have the onions to meet before a Chiefs game (we are both going to be at) and say to my face the things you type on AA it makes you a little scared loser who types attacks behind your computer. “Obvious threats” did I say I wanted to fight at any time? You want to try and get me kicked off of here for wanting to meet? I just wanted to psychoanalyze things with you Mike! Like how I know when Pioli gets fired you will flip on him just like you did Todd Haley. You will defend him for about a week then come at him with some lame attack. Gentlemen can disagree with out the tone you use on the internet towards other’s you don’t like or disagree with.Your tone is defamatory and slanderous and I can tell with out meeting you your not like that unless your on the internet tough guy! Beating each other up? We can just psychoanalyze man to one of us goes to sleep for five minutes or so…….You know from hypnosis or something?

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

            Everybody chill out. I don’t want to have to shut down this thread. We’re all on the same side here. Debate one another with respect please. That goes for everyone.

          • Chiefswatch

            You talk down to most anyone that disagrees about your high opinion of Matt shit for brains Cassel. Its not a light hearted joking affair with you.

          • Chiefswatch

            Go to games eh? I live in Cali now but try to come out once a year was going to go to opening day but had some family trouble and missed. If I come to a game later in the year we need to meet up in the parking lot brother.

          • Danny W

            Let me know which section and I would love to. I usually save on parking prices and park across the bridge in that guys yard for five bucks then walk across.

  • KCMikeG

    The quitters around the Chiefs are the fans and the media – not the players. The players and the coaches need to get their collective shit together and play up to this team’s potential and talent level.

    • Danny W

      You seem pretty tough on the internet. You go to a lot of Chiefs games don’t you MIKe? Well so do I, what do you say we meet up and fix our little problem like a couple of gentlemen? You game for something a little more real?

    • tm1946

      Mike sorry but you bore me. How little you “know” about fans and pro football is amazing. Post what you like, you are just boring.

      • KCMikeG

        Then instead of criticizing me why don’t you educate me oh great fountain of football knowledge? Or since I bore you so much why don’t you stop wasting your time responding?

  • Krans

    Hey Double D,

    Sorry if this has been repeated earlier, I read some of the comments but not all.

    My only problem with your assessment here is you are correlating talent to the round draft picks were chosen in. Maybe the problem is in coaching, maybe it is systematic, I’m not sure. Keep in mind it’s a new head coach and a new offensive coordinator, stability and the right system does wonders (Alex Smith anyone?)

    I agree that we do have talent on this team, but “The Chiefs field one of the most talented rosters in the league”? You can’t be serious. I would say we’re above average but not in the top five. I think our huge problem is depth. Last year we were killed by injuries and it’s already biting us this year. Charles basically had to sit the entire last game, Berry doesn’t look like himself, Moeaki is slow coming back, Lewis is out, I’m not making excuses but just saying our depth is horrendous.

    Our corners behind Flowers and Routt appear useless or perhaps too inexperienced, we don’t have any eliteness or depth on the defensive line, god forbid Albert or Winston get injured who steps in at tackle?

    In my humble opinion, depth depth depth, is the weakness of this team.

  • ArrowFan

    All I can say is as Chiefs Nation we are coming apart and we need a but stomping win.