You remember the days. At Arrowhead Stadium it did not matter who was injured and who was healthy. It did not matter who we picked up in the draft and subsequent free agency.
It did not matter who sat in the front office, or who called the plays, or even who coached the entire team.
If the game was at Arrowhead the Kansas City Chiefs could win.
“The Arrowhead Advantage”, they called it.
We certainly had it through “Marty Ball”. We still claimed it during the Vermiel era. But along came Herm Edwards and things changed.
It didn’t get any better with Haley, and it’s not back with Crennel.
Most of the time, there is no Arrowhead Advantage anymore.
There are empty seats in almost every game except special ones , like Monday Night Football.
We do not hold the sell out record. We do not have the highest winning home game percentage anymore.
If you can get what you paid for a ticket on the secondary market your lucky. Time was you could easily get three times face value.
But you never sold.
People go to games looking for the most exciting tailgating in the NFL. Quite a few times they come home disappointed.
“The Loudest Stadium in The NFL” title is no longer a slam dunk.
It happened on the field too.
I don’t see the fight I used to see in the players eyes anymore.
I don’t see long passes for touchdowns when we are behind. I don’t see running backs plow their way to a first down.
I don’t see gourd rattling nut busting sacks.
If the Chiefs are behind at the end of the third quarter, fans go home. And sadly I do not blame them. My Chiefs don’t fight for a win like they used too.
The departing fans are right, the game is likely over.
Now don’t get me wrong. My blood the nurse drew for my yearly checkup yesterday was red and gold.
It always will be.
We have a Superbowl Championship that nobody can take away.
I believe in the Kansas City Chiefs.
I just do not expect them to win anymore.
What about you ?
And what has to happen before we can believe they can win again?