By now you’re probably tired of hearing about how even though it may not be pretty, the 8-0 Kansas City Chiefs are getting the job done.
That’s the default answer to many of the Chiefs’ critics in 2013, who basically say that even though the Chiefs are undefeated, they’re really not all that good of a team.
Sure, Kansas City’s offense may not be prolific and yes, the schedule hasn’t been all that hard, but you can only play who the NFL has scheduled you to play, and in this league—a win is a win no matter what.
Who cares if it’s ugly? At the end of the day, I’d rather take an ugly win over a beautiful and epic loss, and I dare say most of Chiefs’ Kingdom and the Chiefs themselves share that sentiment.
In fact, according to the AP via SI.com, Dexter McCluster said that the team isn’t trying to win a beauty pageant, but instead win football games. What a novel concept.
”We’re not trying to be beauty queens. A win is a win,” Chiefs wide receiver Dexter McCluster said. ”We know we’re going to have to fight. This is the NFL. Teams are going to be good, going to play well. All we worry about is that we win.”
Andy Reid was asked if he’d rather have a “beauty pageant” type of game by the media, and he was blunt and to the point with his answer:
“I don’t care about all of that,” Reid said. “I’ve told you the stats you care most about are obviously points and turnovers and they kind of go hand in hand. As long as you come out of that point category ahead I don’t care. We’ll work on the stuff that we’re not good at. We’re going to keep doing that no matter what and the record and all of that doesn’t matter. We’re all in it to win games. That’s not a secret, that’s most important.”
If it sounds like the Chiefs are oversimplifying the situation, it’s probably because they are.
Frankly, good for them.
The NFL has become a hype driven league fueled by the media, and it appears as if everybody is trying to find something to nitpick or critique about this team’s 8-0 start.
In a world full of hype-men and critics, the Chiefs don’t appear to be reading their own press clippings or getting too down on their shortcomings.
They’re simply focused on getting better and winning games.
I dare say that’s the reason this team is 8-0.