Morning Addicts. We’ve got your KC Chiefs news links below. I’ll be doing my best to keep you updated on the usual Chiefs stuff throughout the day. Unfortunately, the Arrowhead Addict are in the direct path of Hurricane Sandy/Frankenstorm so there is a chance we may lose power.
But until then, here is your Morning Fix!
The picture of the Chiefs’ now historical level of “professional” football incompetence is their overmatched head coach, asked a simple question about why his star running back only got five carries in another blowout loss, saying “I’m not exactly sure.”
The Chiefs are beyond disappointment, beyond even the kind of stink that makes your eyes water, and are now neck-deep in the all-time pool of pathetic with Matt Millen’s Lions, Turner Gill’s Jayhawks and Buddy Bell’s Royals.
Keep in mind, the Raiders stink, too. They won only two games this season before beating the Chiefs 26-16, a sort-of-close final score that makes it seem like the Chiefs had a chance.
Lakey, the coupon clipper, says he and his wife spent about two hours in Clark Hunt’s office. Lakey had wanted the letter to be noticed, which is why he made a candy-wrapper joke, but he couldn’t be sure if he went too far by essentially mocking Hunt and talking of giving up season tickets for yardwork.
Jim didn’t think he’d be invited to Hunt’s office, and certainly didn’t think the owner would go through various draft classes, pick by pick, voicing disappointment in some and pride in others.
“He was very nice, very cordial,” Jim says.
Jim liked that Hunt listened, that he asked questions. Hunt treated Jim like he mattered, which is essentially what all fans want. Jim had his chance to criticize spending, personnel decisions and what he saw as a detached way of operating.
“I came out of there believing the guy cares,” Jim says. “I think he’s genuinely concerned that he has a perception problem. I think he understands this.”
“I haven’t been through a season like this,” said Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, who completed 20 of 30 throws in relief of the injured Brady Quinn. “I haven’t been a part of a season either where we have had so many things go wrong. Whether it’s tipped balls or me making a bad decision, whatever the case might be. There (have) been a lot of turnovers this year, and I’ve never been around a team that has had this many things go the wrong direction, and at some point, the luck has to change and go in our direction.”
Good teams make their own luck. Then again, this is not a good team. General manager Scott Pioli promised you Patriots West. He’s given you Jacksonville North.
Succop Kicks Season Long, Continues Streak: K Ryan Succop connected on all three of his field goals in today’s contest, pushing his consecutive made field goal streak to 13. He also made a 52-yard field goal to mark his season long for 2012. He now has seven career field goals of 50+ yards to rank third in team history.
Johnson Breaks Tackle Plateau: LB Derrick Johnson recorded 10 solo tackles in the game, including three for loss. His 10 tackles today gives him 809 career tackles to rank sixth in club history. He became just the sixth Chiefs player to record more than 800 career tackles. It was his second consecutive double-digit tackle performance as he recorded 12 tackles (10 solo) at Tampa Bay (10/14).
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen