1-10 Kansas City Chiefs Are On The Clock...For Now

Following their loss to the Denver Broncos, the Kansas City Chiefs are in the driver’s seat to have the #1 overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

The Chiefs are now 1-10 following yet another loss at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday.

But while the Chiefs were continuing to demonstrate their futility, the NFL’s other bottom-feeders were busy winning.

In Cleveland, the Browns were able to take advantage of eight Steelers turnovers and third-string QB Charlie Batch to secure their third win of the season. Now, when the Chiefs play the Browns in December, even if KC wins, the Browns would still need help in order to leap them in the draft.

In Jacksonville, QB Chad Henne, who is filling in for injured starter Blain Gabbert, continued to energize his team. The Jags downed the Tennessee Titans 24-19, snagging their second win of the season. Jacksonville looked to be KC’s #1 competition when it came to landing the first overall pick in the draft. Now, with two wins and playing better, the Jags appear to be out of the running.

The next three weeks will likely tell the tale for the Chiefs. They play the Panthers (2-8), Browns (3-8) and Raiders (3-8). If KC is going to pick up another win or two this season, it will probably come against one of those three teams. After that, the Chiefs finish off the year against the Colts and Broncos.

You can never say never in the NFL but as of now, the Kansas City Chiefs are on the clock.

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    Gosh, how exciting! First time ever for a chance at the #1 pick. We can only hope that their main challengers for the right to get that pick keep playing with determination and fire, something that the Chiefs have lost long ago. Even when it looks like the Chiefs are just a play away from a win, they somehow seem to figure a way to screw it up. A pick here, a fumble there. Maybe a yard short on third and two. But mostly, a really bad game plan by our coaching staff. How does a team at 1-9 not go for the win? It has been a common theme with our Chiefs. As we have seen on almost every blog we read. Arrowhead Addict, Bleacher Report, KC Star etc., the fans are just tired of seeing and reading the same old crap. I am a die-hard Chiefs fan since they were in KC, and this is the first year that I have truly given up on the team. I don’t see a commitment by the team, the coaching staff, the GM or the owner to show that they give a damn about the people who pay the bills. In all phases of sports, it is always the fans who suffer the most when their teams lose. Yeah, I know that there are many players who live and die with their team. But for every 53 man roster, there are thousands of fans who can talk of little else on Monday than how their team lost. Now, we just don’t care. And that is the saddest testimony that a fan can give. And, what do we get from ownership and management? Zip, nada, zero, zilch. No comments at all. Oh, we get the normal Crennel drivel, “Well, i’ll have to look at the film. No, I can’t say why Charles only got five carries. No. really don’t know why we aren’t playing well….blah, blah, blah.” If Hunt has given up on his team, how does he expect the fans not to do the same?

  • Doc

    On a positive note, that is great that we will get the #1 pick. What worries me is that with the current management structure, they will manage to screw it up and move our Chiefs another step backwards.

  • adrian

    can anybody tell me what the chiefs should do with the number 1 pick??? if they get it… i dont think Matt Barkley or Geno smith are franchise saviors it would upset me if we wasted a top pick on them… for one we need to get Travis Daniels jalil brown Terrance copper Steve maneri and newsome off the team i cant believe newsome caught more passes than Baldwin and Bowe… so we need to fill those spots but our main concern should be to get a good corner and then pick up a qb later in the 1st or 2nd wherever we can get 1… nobody said franchise qb come in the first round only…. get rid of lilja he is too small and scared(watch Oakland game),,, start Stephenson Albert Hudson Allen Winston… maybe go after Giovanni Bernard from north Carolina to give Jamaal Charles a real complimentary back who is just as explosive as Charles… let me know what you think

    • big chief

      Manti Te’o

  • Lyle Graversen

    I REALLY hope that Geno Smith looks like the real deal at the senior bowl, combine, workouts, etc. I think he is the only QB that could currently be considered for the #1 overall pick. Barkley’s mediocre arm, poor senior season, and recent injury take him out of the running, in my opinion. If Smith doesn’t look the part in the lead up to the draft I think KC fans better be prepared for KC to go Best Player Available at #1 and then take a Tyler Wilson, Mike Glennon, EJ Manuel type player in the 2nd. I don’t like it, but if Smith fizzles they may not have a choice. That’s why I’m really pulling for Geno, but he just didn’t impress in the 2nd half of the season. I’ll admit, Glennon does intrigue me (kind of Flacco-esqe), but I’m no scout. I’ve watched him twice and thought he looked pretty good despite horrible WRs (tons of drops). I kept thinking “How good would this guy look if he had USC or West Virginia’s weapons?”

    • big chief

      I don’t think they could use a number 1 on a guy that MIGHT be great, and Geno might be but number one’s are for fairly sure things. I think this is a bad draft for having the first pick.

      • Lyle Graversen

        If they feel like Geno has star QB upside but is probably a solid NFL starter, then I’m good with it. If they feel like he’s 50/50 to hit or big time bust then I’d trade back or wait till the second round. Geno is still my first choice, but that’s more hope than belief in him. I wouldn’t hate taking the Star kid out of Utah #1 and then taking Glennon in the 2nd. I know people would HATE taking another 1st round DL, but I think he’s going to be the most dominant defensive player in this draft (followed by Te’o, who I’d be okay with too) and with Poe showing flashes I think putting Star and Poe in front of a LB core with DJ, Hali, and Houston would make our front 7 unstoppable. I also admittedly have a Glennon fascination.

    • Cha-iefs

      Geno didn’t impress the 2nd half of the season BECAUSE he played weak to avg [at best] DEF in the 1st half of the season. He has some padded numbers to say the least! I counted 4 picks in 1 game that he SHOULD of thrown but for the DBs dropped the ball or made poor plays on the ball [DBL CVR etc]. WVU WRs taking endarounds to the house 60yards & having them credit Geno with the 60 yrd pass. Geno launching the ball up in a hailmary style throw everytime he goes deep. WATCH THOSE THROWS. MOST of the time theyre UNDERTHROWN. Thats called OVER-HYPED. I’m tellin’ ya’ll this dude is another vince young! Write it down,save this comment,whatever it takes,but i’m telling you now. GENO SMITH isn’t what you Geno-lovers think he is. His numbers arn’t what they look like. Thats a high powered WVU offense. Much like “Tebow” has over there in Kstate – Klein’s WR makes him look better then he is too. [Geno] He’ll probably win the H-man and go onto be a high draft pick but he will struggle in the NFL.
      This is a horrible draft for a early pick on a QB. I do not want Geno 1st ovr all.

  • NicholasAlanClayton

    With teams no longer saddled by big contracts due to the new rookie pay scale and KC staring down the #1 pick, the Chiefs have no excuse not to get whatever quarterback they judge to be the best in the draft. I honestly don’t care if they reach. It will be an upgrade at the position, and we’re still picking #33 and can grab whatever other good falling fruit there may be. The only thing they can not afford to do is move back and miss out. If some other team moves ahead of them and grabs Geno, are they going to point fingers and say “But, but that’s high for Geno, you’re not supposed to do that!” No. I even wouldn’t be opposed to picking two QB’s high this year. Depending on what happens with free agency, there aren’t many gapping holes on this roster. The one thing we absolutely need though is to figure out the most important position on the field, and I’d be happy with them going for two rolls of the dice.

  • PunjabiPete

    So I was sick over the entire holiday (whoopee), and I saw the pregame for the first time in a LONG time. The thing that stuck in my craw was Scott Pioli, when asked why Manning didn’t even consider KC, saying “I never thought to ask”… Are you kidding me? Seriously. Are you fucking kidding me? So, here is how the conversation went, as far as I know:

    SP = Pioli
    PM = Manning
    RC = Romeo Crennel

    *ring ring*
    PM: Hello?
    SP: Why don’t you tell me why you want to play in Kansas City and what you THINK you bring to this franchise, dirtbag.
    RC: Hamburger with Mayo!!!!!
    PM: Um… I am looking at a lot of differe-
    SP: Shut up. You belong to me. You don’t speak unless spoken to. It puts the lotion on it’s skin, else it gets the chain again. Since you begged to interview to be a backup to Matt Cassel, here is question 1: If you were walking up the back stairs at the stadium, and you saw a candy wrappe-
    RC: Denny’s is delicious!
    SP: Yeah yeah, I know, Dennys. Delicious. Got it. Anyway, you see a can-
    RC: I have no idea what I am doing. I have people asking me questions and the only thing that keeps popping into my head is pictures of ribs. Delicious, delicious ribs. Slathered in mayonnaise. And barbecue sauce. That’s what I am thinking when I write my playbooks. They are written in mayonnaise. On white paper. Making them tough to read, but delicious.
    PM: *stunned silence*
    PM: Sign me up, let’s do this

    I dare someone to tell me that’s not exactly what happened.

    • PunjabiPete

      Edit: I am not proud of making fun of Crennel’s weight, as it is an issue and is nothing to make fun of; I’m just so annoyed with all of those guys I took a cheap shot and I’m sorry for that.