Tamba Hali Says Chiefs Have A 'Different Attitude'

The Kansas City Chiefs are returning from their Bye Week with a new QB and according to starting OLB Tamba Hali, they’re also returning with a new attitude.

“Guys are ready to go,” said Hali in comments released by the team.  “We’ve got our feet under us. We’re coming back with a different attitude. Guys have shaken off all the negative off of them and I think we’re ready to go. We just have to execute in the game and stay positive. Things are not [always] going to go well. The things that go well we’ve got to build on them and that’s part of it. So we’ve got to treat it as the next play and go to the next play.”

The Chiefs have been swamped with negativity this season, though to be fair, most of that bad mojo is their own doing. KC entered the season as a trendy pick to win the AFC West. They were getting a bunch of injured players back and GM Scott Pioli had added depth with some strong free agent acquisitions.

Only things didn’t go as planned.

Once the team started losing, the frustration set in. Fans began calling for the jobs of QB Matt Cassel, head coach Romeo Crennel and Pioli. Then the whole incident with some fans cheering when Matt Cassel got hurt went down, and it seemed like the bad vibes were here to stay.

But the Chiefs still have ten games to play. They entered the Bye Week at what could be considered rock bottom. Sunday’s game against the Raiders is likely the Chiefs’ last chance to make something of their season. Even at 1-5, they’re only two games out of first place in the AFC West. They have a new QB in Brady Quinn. If they can start playing to their talent level, there is a chance they could turn things around.

Hali is right. It all starts with attitude.

Sunday, we’ll find out if the change in perspective ends in wins.

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  • Priest4Prez

    Go Get Em’ Tamba!!! Lets Have a win in Arrowhead for once!! We need to take our home turf back from those Raiders! Go Chiefs!

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  • tm1946

    Well, seeing is believing. Chief’s ownership and management have said and will say all kinds of crap to keep the PR at a reasonable level. Guess players can too.
    It has been about 5 years since we have taken it to the raiders at Arrowhead, we are due.

  • chiefridgy

    That’s what I like to hear! Let’s smash these faiders in the face!

    • KCMikeG

      YES! Is it just me or has anyone else noticed our defense pulling up on hits? Time and again I see arm tackling, rarely ever a guy flying into a pile. Instead they just put his arms out to push a guy who is going down instead of accelerating and lowering the shoulder to inflict some pain – cause a turnover or if nothing else it lets our opponents know we are in this thing to win it.

  • ArrowFan

    Red Friday baby


    The Raiders have owned our Chiefs in Arrowhead since 2007. That’s 5 years running. The Raiders are a horrible team….flat out bad. But, if they win again against us in our own stadium, what does that make us? Hali and the rest of this team had better get it together. Our recent history, i.e. 2012, has shown that we have not led in any game this year. Without looking it up, that has to be the worst in the league. So now, if the Chiefs can talk the talk, let’s see if they can walk the walk.

    • AKChieffan

      Doesn’t make us any thing, but it will deflate us and the team probably won’t recover until the needed changes happen. I hate the Raiders, and hope we kick their butts. Go Chiefs

    • KCMikeG

      Strange Streaks – We had won the previous FIVE! The really strange thing is in chokeland it should be called the Red Hole – ouch that’s gotta hurt! We own the faiders EIGHT out of the last 9. I believe there is going to be some walking on Sunday!

  • 44WinMag

    Omaha, Omaha, Omaha!

  • Jim Harper

    Way to go Tamba! Get these guys fired up. If we don’t win another game this season we need to beat the Raiders at Arrowhead! Go Chiefs! Go Quinn!

    • KCMikeG

      YES, followed by my #2 must win MNF vs Steelers/Haley. Hell I could go for a three game run with some help from Phyllis on Thursday in SD. Suddenly 4-5 with 7 games to goo is looking pretty good from where we have been.

  • Danny W

    It was the sign man.