From Chiefs Chants, Cheap Rants, Shoulds & Shants To Hot Pants

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From Chiefs chants, cheap rants, shoulds & shants to hot pants…

it’s all things Kansas City Chiefs & a bit of Sriracha sauce on the side.

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One big reason the Chiefs are a legitimate contender this season is the superior play of their cornerbacks. Who knew? Who knew that Sean Smith was capable of this kind of Liquid Nails coverage? Who knew? Really now, who knew that Marcus Cooper (The Coop!) would scare more WRs than he would be scared by. Cooper is the future of the cornerback position for the Chiefs for years to come and I hope GM John Dorsey locks him up to a multi-year deal asap. PFF thinks Cooper may be a “star in the making.”

The CB situation for the Chiefs has perhaps never been better in the history of the franchise. Although, I loved the CB tandem of James Hasty and Dale Carter the Chiefs may never have had three CBs on the same roster who are this skillful. That brings us to the question of the day: when Brandon Flowers returns to the field, who do you sit? The Chiefs will certainly need all three on the field to beat Denver. However, most teams aren’t Denver. I want all three of them on the field all the time but to do that do you sit one of the Safeties. Should the Chiefs sit a Safety to keep the Three Musketeers on the battlefield? Why not? Reid has often said, “I want the best guys out there.”

You’ve probably heard about how some problems are good problems to have? This, is that.

 

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Sitting at home and watching a Kansas City Chiefs football game is no match for the livewire experience of Arrowhead. If you haven’t read Jason Seibel’s account of his first trip to Arrowhead last weekend, with his wife, you should check it out.  But, I have to admit that as I sat in my living room and watched I was ½ interested in the game and ½ anticipating a world record for decibels noise.

For me, it was personal.

I hate to break it to many of you who believe the decibel record was set purely because K.C. has the best fans in the world… which they do… but, the shape of Arrowhead has as much to do with it as anything else. Some will say the stadium in Seattle’s CenturyLink Field has an advantage because of the extra reverberation that comes from a facade across the top of their structure but, that will never be a match for the enclosed oval and steep seating rake at Arrowhead. My father, Bonard E. Morse, was an acoustical engineer and worked on projects around the world, including the world of sports. In 1976, when the old Yankees stadium needed refurbishing, my father designed the sound system that remained there until 2008. When I was young I used to travel with my father and watch as he’d problem-shoot sound difficulties for some of the largest indoor and outdoor structures in the world. He would often say the most difficult sound problems to solve were, 1) circular and 2) oval… especially if they were completely enclosed.

Arrowhead is not only completely enclosed but the rake (angle) of the seating assists with the echo created by the architecture. CentruyLink Field does not provide these advantages. It’s open ended and that’s the main reason Seattle will likely be fighting a losing battle with fans in Kansas City. You see, we’ll always have the best 12th man… and… we’ll always have the best 13th man (or entity): Arrowhead Stadium.

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  • Anabel Villa Seibel

    im originally from Washington state. .I looove the city of Seattle. Unfortunately I never got to visit century link field myself but I have lots of friends who have. The experiences they described having there with the “12″ man were all so awesome but I couldn’t truly relate until now having attended my first game at Arrowhead. . all I can say is AMAZING!! Great article!

    • ladner morse

      Wow… we’re honored to have you post about your experience too. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lyle Graversen

    Great read Laddie, and I’m going to say probably the greatest title of an AA article in the history of the sight.

    • Andrew Kulha

      Agreed.

      • ladner morse

        Thanks L & A….. my original title was 200 words longs but I had to cut it down because I knew Andrew would try to get me to turn it into a whole post.

        :)

  • jacati

    As always Laddie, great read. Have very fond memories of Hasty and Carter as well but my personal favorite tandem has to be Albert Lewis and Kevin Ross. Mad love for the swagger they brought every Sunday. As far as defensive improvement goes the only soft spots that I see would be right corner back and Left inside linebacker. Sean Smith is playing lights out this year but if he were to go down we’re left with Dunta ( smart but getting a bit long in the tooth. Also some speed issues which became evident during the Giants game. ) and Ron Parker, who I’m pretty high on right now but hasn’t played enough snaps to see if he will be consistent. As far as the LILB spot I don’t have any grades on Akeem Jordan. Your input here would be quite awesome. It’s not that I don’t think he’s a good player, It’s almost as if he’s invisible during games. Rarely hear his name called. It’s nice that he’s not hurting us but would like to see more production out of that position. Not getting to see Nico play ( what’s going on with him by the way? ) leaves me a little uneasy as well were something to happen to Jordan. As great as our line backing corp is, I believe we are one line backer away from having an elite line backing group. I can’t even start to predict anything for next year as I am still trying to wrap my mind around this 2013 Chiefs squad. Am just enjoying the moment.

    • jacati

      Oh yeah, and God bless the cheerleaders>>>>>>>

      • ladner morse

        Yes… and they don’t get enough credit do they. Since we now hold the loudest open air stadium crowd noise Guinness World record — then I suppose it’s appropriate to say — the Chiefs also have the best “Cheer” Leaders in the world!

        Just seems fair to me. Just sayin’.

        • jacati

          Hey Ladner, what’s the word on Nico Johnson? I can’t find anything about him. Do you know if he’s injured or something?

          • ladner morse

            No, I haven’t heard anything about Nico.

    • BigGil

      Read an article earlier this week on Chiefs unheralded players where the author states that, according to PFF, Akeem Jordan grades out as the fourth best (3-4) ILB in the league, right behind DJ who’s at three. On the one hand it was a Bleacher Report article, and their analysis leaves much to be desired. On the other hand, reporting PFF’s analysis isn’t really doing your own analysis, so it’s probably a credible claim. But if taken as true, it’s pretty impressive for a guy who only ever played in a 4-3 scheme to come in and do that well that quick at a brand new position.

      I guess that, on top of doing the standard thumper duties at a high level, he’s grading out very well in coverage. So basically what we had but with much better coverage skills, which is what I know a lot of people on here wanted to see.

      *The author didn’t say who the first best and second best were right now. I’d imagine NaVorro Bowman, and Brian Cushing (Cushing instead of Patrick Willis due to Willis missing some time due to injury).

      • jacati

        Wow. Sweeeet. I wouldn’t have guessed. Thanks for the info.

  • RepOurChiefs

    GREAT GREAT GREAT!!! Great article Laddie…you never disappoint.