Chiefs Look Like Amateurs Against Likely Playoff Opponent Indianapolis Colts

Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Bjoern Werner (92) during the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Maybe everybody is right. Maybe all these pundits from Pete Prisco to anyone working for NFL Network know what they’re talking about when they say the Chiefs are a fraud and can only beat the bottom feeders of the NFL. Maybe Patrick Allen was right on the money when he wrote his piece last week, saying the Chiefs may not win another game. Maybe.

Any of you who read my posts here at Arrowhead Addict know that I’m one of the biggest “Kool-Aid Drinkers” on this site. I’ve been a believer even when most have not. My faith has been shaken today.

The Chiefs looked like a team who couldn’t beat an 8th Grade “B” Team today in Arrowhead Stadium against the Indianapolis Colts. For a team who lit up the high light reel last the last two weeks against the Oakland Raiders and the Washington Redskins, the only high lights we’ll see of the Chiefs this week are when the Colts are scoring points. With the exception of the opening drive where Jamaal Charles broke a 31 yard run for a touchdown, the Chiefs offense looked like it decided to take the game off.

Whether it was fumbles — Knile Davis dropped two and lost one, Dexter McCluster dropped one and Alex Smith had two as well, one which he lost in the last four minutes to seal the loss — or Smith’s two interceptions, the Chiefs were happy to give the ball to the Colts today. The thing is, the Chiefs defense that is usually so good at creating takeaways, got none. Not only did the Chiefs offense give the ball away, they allowed the Colts to capitalize on those miscues and score points.

All of this would have been fine, if the Chiefs offense was playing ball. But they weren’t. In fact, the Chiefs didn’t find themselves in the red zone — the first TD doesn’t count because it was scored outside of the red zone — until the third quarter. But, instead of scoring, Smith threw a bad pass to tight end Anthony Fasano that resulted in an interception.

The offense was absolutely dismal today. Going down in the first half, Andy Reid was forced to get away from the running game which mostly negated Charles. Even the screen game — which the Chiefs excelled at last week — was covered with precision by the Colts.

It’s a good thing the Chiefs were able to clinch their spot in the playoffs last week, because they flat out sucked this week.

This is not good news. While winning the AFC West was a longshot to win, there was a possibility until today. Now, that is out of reach as well. With the Denver Broncos dispatching the hapless Houston Texans, the AFC West belongs to the team from the Mile High City. And the Chiefs still have to play the Chargers next week.

I know that there were some bad calls by the officials today. The pass interference call that wasn’t called against Dwayne Bowe where his jersey was physically being pulled away from his body comes to mind. But, good teams find a way to overcome those bad calls and today, the Chiefs weren’t a good team.

So, where does that leave this team moving forward?

As I said earlier, the Chiefs have already punched their ticket to the post season. And luckily (hopefully?) they’ll have the chance at revenge against this Colts team in two weeks. Let’s be honest, the chance of the Colts getting the #2 Seed is slim.

This Chiefs team must find some consistency. Many have asked what the team would like if the defense from the first nine games and the offense from the last four games showed up. Today, we found out what the team would look like if the defense from the last seven weeks and the offense from the first nine weeks showed up. It’s ugly, and today I’m embarrassed to be a Chiefs fan.

You need to get better, Kansas City Chiefs. This fan base is counting on you, Chiefs. Don’t let us down.

All I want for Christmas is a playoff win. After that, we’ll see.

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  • calciomoti

    They looked like they didn’t want to play and the colts should just give them the win…

    • kcpauly

      maybe they didn’t want the win, maybe we are scared of the 13-3 curse LOL
      Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 2dogs

    Unless you’re playing for something it’s hard to get up for a game like today’s. Picturing Denver losing was hard to imagine and I think that’s why you saw a flat looking Chiefs team today. Next week most likely will be worse. With Albert and Houston 100% and emotions high I see completely different result in Indy.

    • micah stephenson

      What more do you need to play for besides to win. That’s what they practice for and are paid millions to do!

    • SM

      To some extent – I would agree… However – when you are an athlete who claims to want to do their best, every time they take the field and to win the games they play – it does not matter whether you are 0-14 or 11-3, playing for a playoff spot or not. Who does not want to win every game – unless you’re only in it for the money…? Those are only excuses and everyone has them… It’s about heart and/or pride and at times they do not seem to have either. It’s not the loss that makes me upset – it’s the lack of any effort. I know there is another team that you are playing against that wants to win too – but not giving 100% effort – not acceptable – unless it is physically impossible… I’m glad they are in the playoffs but I am not expecting too much after today’s showing…

      • 2dogs

        I know everybody would like to win every game. Teams/players do not play with the same intensity every game. These guys are not robots. They have to build up their adrenaline up every game. By the 16th week they’ve heard every speech and know that the real prize is in the playoffs. I never played football but did play hockey at a high level. Being flat for less important games happen but not on purpose.

  • Nicholas Abuhl

    Good job chiefs .. Way to make a statement. We’ve now lost to every team that’s anybody. Unless something magical happens I don’t see a play off run.

  • phantomebb

    Defense played horrible like the last month, play calling on both sides was horrible worst of the year. Offense couldnt get it going, it was either pentalties turnovers or dropped passes.

  • SM

    How disheartening today was… Just when you think we might at least have an offense to keep us in games – we cannot even get first downs. How many three and outs did we have today? – it sure felt like a lot… Like you stated – I am sure glad we won last week or I do not think we would even be in the playoffs. Maybe it is good that or playoff games will be on the road – as it seems that we play more focused or maybe it’s just the fact that we have played some weak teams on the road. I guess the fact that we are at least in the playoffs gives us a chance – and from there anything can happen (2007 Giants).

  • KCMikeG

    Bowe and Lewis need to be benched. Neither one of them have their head in the game or make the plays they should if they happen by chance to be in the right spot. Lewis had a hand in both TD’s given up by missing at least 6 tackles today and is constantly out of position. Bowe dropped three passes and didn’t even raise his other arm on what should have been a TD catch right before the INT to Fasano.
    That TOTAL FUCKING BS CALL against Poe for taunting was the straw that broke their back. The Colt player was talking up a storm and because Poe responds he gets a penalty? WTH?? There were plenty of plays where guys were shoving and fighting physically after the whistle that got no flags. We had just stopped them on 3rd down and the BS penalty was well after the play was over.
    I’m disgusted and embarrassed. Losing three in a row at HOME! This was our worst game played all year. FOUR turnovers with none back and only one sack. Justin Houston better bring so much heat that he can change the dynamics of this defense or we will be a one and done in the playoffs. As sick as I am over the lack of performance today the reality is that we have been a play or two or three from winning all of our games, we are in the playoffs which 20 other teams aren’t, we have come a long way in one year and things will only get better with Dorsey & Reid.

    • toperspective

      Lewis is an embarrassment. He has no value whatsoever.

    • micah stephenson

      Who on the bench is better than Bowe or Lewis?

      • Davé

        agreed. The true shit on this team that plays significant minutes is : Cooper, Robinson, Sean Smith, Zombo, and Avery

        • micah stephenson

          Huh? I like S.Smith. Cooper is a rookie so lets give him this yr and off season before we judge him. Robinson is cool for depth untill Cooper develops. I like Parker too! He is young, fast and tall. And we still got to see what the rookie Commings do. I like our secondary. Lewis can b upgraded. Its our pass rush that makes or breaks our secondary. 91 & 50 bring it. Poe has potential to do it some frome the nose. Devito and Jackson ain’t gone do it. They good run stoppers and control the los but they can’t help pass rush and that’s what we need on d.

      • KCMikeG

        Anybody is better than Lewis hands down. He practically refuses to tackle and when he actually does try to it is so weak I almost wish he wouldn’t try to save the embarrassment. I wonder how many of the WR’s left wide open by 10-15 yards were due to his “QBing” the defense? I’ll take Abdullah or Parker, both have made some big plays when given some time.

        Hemingway would catch more balls than Bowe does if given the reps. There’s no denying his lack of effort. He is going to the ground most of the time before he gets hit. He’s not fighting for the ball or position. He only raised one hand in the end zone today! I know we can’t bench $56M Bowe so let’s just demote him to 2nd WR because Hemingway will at least make the effort and maybe even shame Bowe into trying to earn his big checks.

        • Troy Utt

          Hey Mike, How was your trip? I have to agree with you on Bowe & Lewis! I find it hard to fully express how disappointed I have been in our $56mil investment to which we were so desperately counting on for this season. I’ve watched every game, reviewed every clip, & come out feeling all the more duped for having believed! I have heard many make the justification “he was blocking down-field,” & others state he draws coverage away from Avery, McGrath, & Charles… I have tried hard to continue making these same justifications week in, week out, and always wind back in the same place. Asking myself WHY? I look at the list of available FA WR’s, Cunningham already in our stable & wonder if KC made the right decision? If it was a blocker we needed a TE is a much cheaper option, order 2 the well is dry. No one would even mention this had Bowe put any level of effort into his game on a regular basis this season. But to honestly admit, we know that simply is not the case! I’ll not even bother to start on Lewis…
          Let none of us be surprised tho if both run onto the field next week & have revisions (name-changes) to their jerseys…
          #NOSHOWBOWE #KLEWLESS #WARCHIEFS!!!

          • micah stephenson

            Lol. That #KLEWLESS# is funny and clever.

        • micah stephenson

          I hate how most the time, the players falls forward 3 or 4 yards when Lewis tackle. it could be 3rd and 1, and lewis will make a tackle behind the line of scrimmage but then let the guy fall forward 3 or 4 yards.

    • Jim Harper

      Easy Mike. You are writing based on raw emotion right now. Calm down and take another look at it tomorrow. You are right about Lewis though. He used to be one of my favorites especially after he stepped up big time after we lost Berry but this year his tackling is in the toilet. Last year I had a special order Lewis jersey made for me. Now he almost seems afraid to tackle anyone head on. I have every confidence that there will be a different outcome in Indy. Merry Christmas Mike!

  • paul pace

    I am a die hard Chiefs fan and have been since 1966, but I must say that this loss was very disappointing! It is not the fact that they lost the game but it is how they lost it, which was a total embarrassment not only to themselves but to the their fans as well. The Chiefs, except for their first drive when they scored, looked like they were just going through the motions but not really wanting to be on the field of play. Sure, the officiating was atrocious but, as the author stated above, good teams find ways to win no matter how many bad/missed calls are made by the officials. They will probably be seeing this team again so they better get their s@@t together before they travel up to Indianapolis in two weeks!

  • Jason Seibel

    Oh,the optimism of a three year old. When she asked me why I’m sad, I said because the Kansas City Chiefs lost. She said “don’t worry daddy, they’ll try again.” Let’s hope in two weeks when they “try again” the results are better than today.

    • micah stephenson

      You always kissing Alex’s ***, make sure you write up a story on how he sucked today! Wait let me guess, you will dig deep, look for some stats you can misrepresent, so you can blame anyone but Alex.

      • Jason Seibel

        If you think this was solely Smith’s fault, you really aren’t as smart as you think you are. I just wrote the article. I talked about how everybody sucked. Smith included. It seems you’re the one blaming people who don’t solely own the blame.

        • micah stephenson

          I never said this is ALL Smiths fault. But he can’t win a game for us like other QBs. Wen we HAVE to pass he is not very good. When he can hand off to charles and check down all game he is ok. When we get down by 2 scores Alex can’t bring us back to win on a normal basis.

          • Davé

            All other? I would say maybe six others are playing better than him this year man, maybe three after the bye. You need to let it go.

          • micah stephenson

            Lol.lol.lol. only 6 QBs better than Alex???? By who’s standards? Lol

      • Jason Seibel

        In fact, the only person who doesn’t deserve the blame today would probably be Jamaal Charles. He’s the only guy who had any production on offense, not to mention the hit he had on the first Smith interception. Go troll someplace else, Micah. Give it a rest. Real talk.

        • micah stephenson

          When I dont like Alex im a troll, but when yall don’t like K.Lewis, Avery, J.Allen and others yall ain’t trolls?

          • Davé

            a troll is a poster who repeatedly says the same shit over and over and over and is annoying as hell. Sound familiar?

          • micah stephenson

            O. So when everybody was calling for Cassel’s head on a plater, they were all trolls. I get it now.

          • Davé

            the difference is Cassel truly was horrid. Alex is a good but not great QB

        • micah stephenson

          Where was Smiths Leadership? Why he couldnt game manage us to a victory? You said Smith is better than Luck. I couldn’t tell today. Next yr Chiefs will b n 3rd place in the afc west. Manning and Rivers are better so untill we upgrade QB that’s where we will b.

      • Curtis

        lol, I watched… the line sucked today. If Alex isn’t given any time at all, he can’t play. Talk about Bowe dropping a few passes. Some non PI calls that should have been called against the Colts. There were several factors today. Micah, learn about football or go away.

        • micah stephenson

          I know, I know. Its the olines fualt! With a QB like smith you can’t give up any sacks and not only that you have to give him all day and night in the pocket. We gave up more than 0 sacks (4) so its the olines fualt. Also the wrs might have droped a pass or 2 so its the wrs fualt too. Of corse Alex has nothing to do with the losses, only the wins.

          • Curtis

            He didn’t have time to throw all day! C’mon man, if you coached it, you should have seen that. You can’t expect him to have Manning’s ungodly release time.

          • micah stephenson

            I tell the QB to make something happen! Run for it with yo legs! Extend the play, scramble and buy the wrs a lil time. Be playmaker. Prove all the people talking s**t about you wrong and go out and do something!!!

          • Curtis

            And I didn’t say it wasn’t his fault at all… I said he wasn’t the primary problem today.

        • micah stephenson

          I’ve played and coached football so I know football. Its not rocket science

      • Jason Seibel

        And I know I’m just feeding the troll at this point, but I’ve never misrepresented stats.

  • chris

    I’ve never been so frustrated at a football game in my life, all around bad game, I hope the Colts are the#4 seed and we play them again in a couple weeks I think we could easily near them, the play calling was terrible and Lewis needs to learn to tackle Anna when the geek did we start turning the ball over and not getting them ourselves

  • DTVTechGuy

    Next week is meaningless. We better not put anyone in harm’s way for literally NOTHING to gain

    • Davé

      today was meaningless if you think about it. Its no wonder they kept Houston out

  • KCinTX

    I woke up this morning and told my wife this was going to be a bad day for the team. We don’t play well when we are favored. I cant say why but over the last 10 years that has been the case more often than not.

    At the beginning of the season I wrote my wishes for this team down and sealed the envelope. My wish was simple, Games that matter in December. The Chiefs have already delivered my Christmas wish. Everything else this team gives me is stocking suffer.

  • micah stephenson

    I don’t feel as good as I did about the team now. I was real optimistic after the raiders/reds game but now I feel like we only beat the scrubby teams and lost to the ones that are at least halfway decent.

    • sidibeke

      I’m not going to abandon all hope any more than I see a Lombardi trophy after beating Oak and Wash. Bad games happen, and KC hasn’t looked this atrocious all season (-4 turnover ratio, taunting). I’ll chalk it up to a postseason clinch hangover until I see how they come out next week.

      • micah stephenson

        Yea but lose to the team you play 1st and to lose like this! Indy spose to b the “easy” win in the playoffs. Now I’m wondering if we can we beat any playoff team.

        • sidibeke

          Fair enough, but I kind of like that it was against Indy. KC has the chance to turn around and get that taste out of their mouths quickly. Here’s hoping they do.

      • Jim bernard

        Me 2, I agree

    • Curtis

      My happiness isn’t going to be squelched at this point. We won 2 games last year and we’re in the playoffs this year. That kind of stuff isn’t supposed to happen. We also have a pretty young team. We’re going to come back stronger and better next year. I still haven’t ruled out a possible playoff win this year.

      • micah stephenson

        Our talent level on the field was not a 2-14 team. Romeo’s coaching was 2-14 bad. With Andy Ried our team is where they shud b for they talent level. We just need a few more pcs, which in my opinion is quarterback, wr, te. Oline is cool. Charles is cool. Bowe is cool. Alex is avg on his best day. Avery needs to b bumped down to 3rd string. Not a Fasano fan. Was hoping Kelce developed but he is injured. We need a QB, Wr, TE on offense. And a safety, CB(all teams always need cb), and pass rushing DE to help 91 & 50 rush the QB is what we need on defense.

  • ipaking

    Well looks like I’m going on year 5 without buying any merchandise from the chiefs again ……i vowed not to buy another thing until we one just one playoff game. It’s not like I need any more stuff believe me but dam I Love my team and it’s been hard

  • Doc

    The whole team was not there mentally. They came out flat and stayed flat. The fans were a surprise today – after the first scoring drive, they were a non-factor. Was it because of the cold? Was it flashbacks to last year’s losing season? The fans let the team down today too. Next week should see all second string and third string starting. There is no sense risking an injury to the starter before the playoffs begin. There is nothing to gain by playing the starters. Don’t give me any of the ‘competitor’ stuff, or that they will get rusty. Don’t know what game you were watching today but this team is not ready for quality teams. Sure the winning record is nice but because we did not want to hold our team accountable for multiple 300-400 yards given up -despite coming out with the ‘W” is going to be frustrating and ultimately a one and done playoff. We are still rebuilding and young. A good turn around year, but this team is not ready. Don’t get me wrong, I am die hard Chiefs fan and was driving the fan wagon last year even when the horses were dead, the wheels gone, and buckboard broken. I am still a fan even when they play flat. But I will not get a false sense of pride just because they won a game, especially not after looking at the stats. Until the Chiefs Nation is ready to hold the team accountable, even in wins, we will never be a dynasty team, or be taken seriously. We will be just good enough to get a few wins so we feel good about ourselves, but never go to the big dance and win it all because we don’t want to hold our Chiefs accountable for their performance on the field on all three sides of the ball. Still, it is D&R’s first year. Next year will be the acids test.

  • sidibeke

    I’m rooting for the Bengals now. I like KC’s chances in a rematch against Indy better than at Cincy, but they were horrible today.

    • toperspective

      Too bad they can’t play Washington or the Raiders in the playoffs.

  • Brian Varvel

    Does this Chiefs for sure go to Indianapolis? Does anybody know?

    • Jason Seibel

      It’s not for sure, but likely. It depends on how the Pats/Ravens game shakes out today, as well as Ravens/Bengals next week and of course, what the Pats do.

      • Brian Varvel

        Cool man. I live close to indy so I wanna get seats asap if they go there! Looked pretty bad today but with Houston and Albert back I know they’ll play better if we see em again

  • Barry White

    As disheartening as today’s loss is, we need to remember where this team was last year and the total disgust for those in charge. Whether people want to say that we can only beat scrub teams is unfair. 11 wins from 2 and I am very proud to be a Chiefs fan up here in the Northwest where everything is Seahawks. As fans we’ve endured a lot of disappointments over the years, so let’s enjoy what these guys have given us this year. Merry Christmas everyone.

    • Jason Seibel

      Barry, that’s an outlook I would normally have, but I’ve just gotten to the point where I expect more out of this team. But, Merry Christmas to you and your family!

      • Barry White

        I expect more as well, but in all honesty it has been very exciting to watch the complete change in this team and actually having a hope and confidence that they will win compared to past years. Remember fans, it ain’t done till those 60 minutes are over in 2 weeks. Go Chiefs!! BTW my Christmas wish is a Chiefs/Seahawks Superbowl..

        • Jason Seibel

          Chiefs/49ers! That’s what I’m hoping for.

    • toperspective

      How is it unfair? The truth hurts sometimes.

  • Auburn78

    Ok first. … there are some holds again. …but refs didn’t call some obvious holds on Mathis either. The taunting call was directly in line with nfl rulebook. As soon as Poe made that stupid gesture with his arm it was officially taunting.
    The REAL problem yet again is Charles averaging 8 ypc but only getting 13 carries. Chiefs don’t have the talent to be a damn passing team but we sure as hell are intent on shoving that square peg in a round hole. Defense is below average in pass defense this year. Flowers has regressed and Lewis has no business starting. I love the Chiefs….. but sadly I don’t expect another win this year. Any team with talent we apparently can’t contend with.

  • berttheclock

    Attention, Mr Sutton, would you please study the game tape and watch the excellent work by Greg Manusky, the DC for the Colts. He schooled you, today.

  • Danny W

    The Colts are a dangerous team. They’ve been toppling some quality opponents this year and lost a few they shouldn’t have but they’re a good club. I think Andy Reid was out coached today but Pagano as well. Some of those play calls are just too cute for me. Passing on second and two with a play action that fools no one and ends’ up getting Smith sacked. We have to be better than that. Maybe plays some more ball control.

  • GDL40

    Hope I’m wrong, but we need to admit we will probably not see another win until next season Smith needs a lot of improvement…..i see the chiefs making it a better game at Indianapolis in the playoffs, but don’t see them winning……BUT….this time, seriously I can say this with excitement…..”Can’t wait till next season!” …… It was a great season, we’re only gonna get better, and next year for sure we’ll win a playoff game…..and who knows we might get an awesome surprise in two weeks….. GO CHIEFS !

    • micah stephenson

      “WAIT TILL NEXT YR”

      • Jim Harper

        Good news? You’re moving? Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • micah stephenson

          YES! I just bought a house right next door to you. paid cash, closed escrow! I can’t wait for us to become best friends and hang out! YES PRAISE THE LORD!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! LOL :-);-)

  • John Palmer

    Whoa, hold up Chiefs Kingdom! Jason, I dont dispute the facts that you presented, however, i see things just a little bit differently. Now….Im going to attempt to convey what I see from a totality standpoint. 1) We all expected Denver to win the west with a head to head over us. True, we had an outside shot at it but it was/is mostly written in stone that we would/will face the Colts in 2 weeks. 2) the offensive playcalling that we’ve seen with shots down the field was not called, which leads me to believe they attempted to beat the Colts with a vanilla game plan offensively. What did we learn? That we cannot beat anybody with the bull we saw today, however, JC can run on them. 3) It doesnt matter what your offensive game plan is, 4 turnovers on the day will get you beat everyday of the week. 4) Justin Houston will help the D, but he will not be our savior. Kendrick Lewis consistenly misses tackles and is late over the top in single high safety formation and Bob Sutton has not gotten creative defensively, thus hurting our D. 5) Special Teams put the O in favorable position a few times today with no points whatsoever. Now, does it really matter what the national media says about our team?? I think not. We have lost to a top tier team twice and a very good qb having the best season of his career. The rest of the teams rounding out the AFC playoff has gotten beat by bad teams and good teams alike. Have faith KC…all was not lost by this game and believe A.Reid knows the score-execute and try to win w/o showing what you’re going to have in 2 weeks. If we dont win at least one playoff game, i will be pissed. I will not, however, be in the camp of we won 9 more games than last year. Stay Positive my Addicts….the season gets real at the end of next week.

    • Bdiddy

      I agree that it was a vanilla game plan and had it not been for the terrible officiating and bad luck in the turnover game, we actually could have been in it. I just hope the check Reid writes to the officiating crew is bigger than Pagano’s when we next meet, or we will be doomed again!

      • John Palmer

        LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Right on Bdiddy-The Clarks better pony up to pay the refs in two weeks so we get a mo’betta called game. I really dont know how Tamba doesnt get flags for being mugged. Me and my brother were just saying its a wonder C.Hunt hasnt took to the media to address it, take the fine, and maybe, just maybe the refs/league would start calling it. And 1 more point I wanted to make to simply say hold on-the skys not falling is this….Justin Houston practiced all week and took 1streps, yet he was ruled out. Come back off the ledge Addicts

      • DieHard_ChiefsFan

        I agree with you, the Game Plan was not great and the Refs just flat out sucked all game, love the hold call we got on O but Hali gets held almost every play. A couple of other things i noticed. It seems we have been a more aggressive team on the road than at home so i really like our chances on the road. Now on to the D… When in the heck is Bob Sutton going to wake up and bench Kendrick Lewis. His bad play is now in the spot light with less pressure on the QB. If we play 1-hand touch he would be great at that position but in the last 13-14 games he has been flat out burned. Don’t even get me started on how many times he whiffed on the tackle and how many times he has been out of position for the deep ball. Sutton needs to wake up and put a Safety out there that can play ball and help with the down field throws. Also if the edge Blitz is not working, stay with the middle blitz as that has been working. Thats my rant. The Chiefs have way surpassed my expectations in the beginning of the season so I’m stoked we are moving into the playoffs. GO CHIEFS !!!

  • micah stephenson

    I said when the season starts I will give Smith a chance. After 15 games I’m not impressed!!! He had 2 or 3 games where he made 2 or 3 deep passes, but that ain’t enough to convince me. Playoff wins and superbowl wins is all that matter. I don’t think he can do it.

    • Davé

      What free agent signing QB of last year is playing better than Alex Smith? Tell me Micah, who should have the Chiefs pursued?

      • micah stephenson

        Ain’t nobody gone let a good QB go. Harbauge knew wat he was do n. You have to draft and and develop one.

        • Davé

          My point is they had nothing better at hand. Not one QB signed from the draft is going to amount to a hill of beans. At least we are competitive versus 2-14 with the same roster and Matt fuck tard Cassel at QB

          • micah stephenson

            You don’t know if EJ or Geno will amount to nothing. With Ried vs Romeo I think we wud hav been competitive no matter who was QB.

          • Davé

            yes I do. Neither one is close to the QB Cam Newton, RG3, Luck or Russel Wilson was. If they were I would have seen it in their college days, the combine, or at least heard it in a pre draft interview. Your obsession is clouding your vision. Alex has had a decent year, we would not have made it near as far with any other QB (that was available). And I am not a Alex Smith homer; i can just acknowledge when he has outplayed my expectations let alone yours.

          • micah stephenson

            Ok. I agree with all that except the outplayed my expectations. I’ve always said we would win more with Alex over a rookie but what do that matter if you can’t win in the playoffs? I rather lose a few more games this yr to get the QBOF ready and be ready to play next yr. Geno will b better bext yr. EJ will b better next yr. I guarantee it! Will Alex? He seem like he is what he is and ain’t gone get no better.

          • Davé

            He has already improved greatly over the first half of the season where he really did only dink and dunk his way to nine wins. If you don’t acknowledge that than I don’t know I should try with you. Neither Geno or EJ will be better than Alex at any point in their careers. Personally I am stoked we did not put all our chips into either one of those. I think Tyler Bray is going to end up a much better QB in the long run. If you are looking for a QBOTF I think he is already on the roster. He just needs to sit for a while behind someone like Alex Smith and grow up a bit. He is tall, has a hell of an arm and is accurate. Under Reid he will work on his mechanics (which are a bit sloppy) and learn to be a pro.

          • micah stephenson

            Matt Cassel also went 10-6 with almost the same roster. Only difference is that is the only yr he got play under a real coordinator.

          • Davé

            If you cannot differentiate the play of the two than you have a terrible memory. And the roster is completely different. Not to mention we played the absolute easiest schedule in the league and in those games that were not so easy we were not even competitive. Cassel and Smith are worlds apart bro.

    • Brandon Mecham

      I don’t think you’ve made a single post that I don’t agree with Micah. People hate the truth.

      • Davé

        its not his opinion people hate. Its the 2000 comments that all say the same thing : he does not like alex smith. Which is just 15 weeks and an entire preseason of frustration that they did not draft that loser Geno Smith

        • micah stephenson

          They didn’t draft Geno or any other QB. They have not drafted a QB in the 1st rd for 30 yrs.

        • micah stephenson

          Geno had a better game than Alex sunday, so wat do that make Alex? Lol

          • Davé

            You put too much into the meaningless game that was Sunday. It is not vindication for your crazy obsession with hating on what amounts to be a solid QB

          • micah stephenson

            Ok mayby I shud quit hating on Alex and just focus on upgrading the QB. Mayby ill find ways to talk about upgrading QB without throwing alex under the bus.

        • micah stephenson

          2000!!! Cmon dude! Mayby 1,989. But 2000 is a bit of an exaggeration don’t you think. ;-)

      • micah stephenson

        A lot of people b thinking it. I just say it.

  • micah stephenson

    Im mad. But I take back what I said. It aint Smiths fualt. Its the defenses fualt. They shud have held indy to 17 pts or less and scored a td or 2 themselves. Its the olines fualt because 4 sacks is too many with Alex at QB. The oline shud have gave Alex all day and night in the pocket regardless if we was playing the lgs best pass rusher. Its the wrs fualt. They know they got to get WIDE OPEN to give alex a chance. They know they can’t drop any passes at all what so ever like other wrs do. So its not Alexs fualt. It will never will b. Its the oline, wrs, mayby Rieds, anybody but not Alex. My bad sorry Alex. You are the greatest QB ever. The rest of the offense(-Charles) sucks but that ain’t yo fualt.

    • Bdiddy

      Are you like…6 years old or something?

      • micah stephenson

        Knaw I just keep it real!

        • aelder027

          Knaw you sound like an Idiot that knows nothing about football

          • berttheclock

            Nor does he know anything about using the English language correctly. He truly believes his so-called style is creative and sets him apart. He truly does not understand he comes off as just being extremely ignorant. Geez, micah, if you believe I have just “dissed” you, you, for once, are very correct.

          • micah stephenson

            Do I strike you as person who gives a f*** what you think? You don’t know enough about me to call me ignorant, just like I don’t know enough about you to call you ignorant.

          • micah stephenson

            Watch yo mouth dog. I’m trying to b a good boy! But I will get gansta!!!!

  • Bdiddy

    Albeit, it was certainly not the way I would have envisioned…but this was the best outcome we could have hoped for. Without Denver playing along and getting beat by the Texans, a win today could only have served to continue to inflate the team’s ego. There was absolutely nothing to be gained but a better record. Honestly, you have to ask yourself what the odds are of Oakland beating Denver next week! It could happen, but then again, that’s what I said when I bought that MegaMillions ticket last week. Spoiler alert…it didn’t happen.

    Looking at the bright side? Our place in the playoffs has been secured. We can gain nothing with a win next week, and we can lose nothing with a loss. We have a week to rest our starters. This is not true with the Broncos. They still have to fight for the #1 seed and the home field advantage that comes with that title. Bad things can happen in these situations, and often times do. Also, we should have Justin Houston back with fresh legs for the playoffs…Von Miller may be out for the playoffs with an torn ACL.

  • Davé

    Well I have decided to not really care about this loss as I thought more and more about it.

    Considering how conservative they played on offense I would not be surprised to learn it was a loss by design. Kind of like a preseason game where you simply do not show your cards and you try to win by playing only fundamental football. We are locked into the five position and chances are we go to the Colts. Let them believe they are a better team, let them think we played our best football. Denver wasn’t going to lose and nobody is going to catch us regardless.

    We will walk into Indy and they will see a much different ball club. We will open the playbook like you had seen against San Diego, Denver, Raiders, and Washington. Houston will be back and at full strength (really why even play him today?)

    Next week we do not even have to play starters. Indy has no idea what is coming in Wild Card weekend is my guess.

    • 2dogs

      Agree!

    • micah stephenson

      I hope your right!

    • kcpauly

      Dave’
      I thought the exact same thing, while watching and listening to the game, everybody knows Denver isn’t going to lose to Houst. or Oak. so to me the game looked like we were running practice to stay fresh, but this team did not put forth the effort that they have all season, when Pat wrote the Chiefs may not win another game this season, I believe it they don’t have to, the post season is what counts…..keep at em Micah, it’s too funny LOL ;~))
      Go Chiefs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ……ChiefsFan……

    This comment is for Micah, and Micah only.

    With all the negativity you bring to every Chiefs comment board (win or loss), you have to be missing out on something in life. No matter how good/bad Alex Smith plays, you are consistent with your negative comments. They were comical for a while, but now they are just plain rediculous.

    I have refrained from posting on these boards for a few weeks now, mainly because they have become the “Micah” show with constant complaining about something you seemingly know nothing about. I for one would rather have Alex as the Chiefs QB than any other QB in the league right now. Not because he is the best QB in the league, but because he is EXACTLY what this team needs right now. He brings leadership qualities the likes this team hasn’t seen in MANY years.

    Alex is the Chiefs QB, he is MY TEAM’S QB and i SUPPORT, and RESPECT him for everything he has done for this team. If you cant get on board with what he has/is doing for this team… I hear there is plenty of room for you on the Bronco’s bandwagon.

    Nice post Jason, I will keep reading, but I’m afraid this will probably be my last post.

    GO CHIEFS!!

    • micah stephenson

      Good for you!

      • Davé

        lol

      • aelder027

        I’ve watched Alex Smith play since he was in college at Utah and if you think he cant run a “fast break” Offense go look at the highlights of the 04 Utah Utes he ran Urban Meyers fast break Offense to perfection. I’m sick of reading all of your Alex bashing he is just what this team needs to win. Every QB has a bad game but it is because of him we’ve won 11 games not despite him……

        • micah stephenson

          College??? You want to go all the way back to college, where they dont play defense? If Alex is yo guy he is yo guy, he’s just not mine.

      • toperspective

        It’s not just Smith although I would like a long-term upgrade at QB. Other than Charles this team has no offensive weapons. The receiving group has to be among the worst in the league.

        • micah stephenson

          I agree. He don’t have much. But the QB is the most absolute important position. until you have that solidified you shouldn’t be thinking about anything else!!! you’d be surprised how much better receivers look with a better quarterback(see Denvers wrs with Tebow vs Manning)!!! Once you get a QB you can get wrs easily.

          • toperspective

            I agree re the QB position but I disagree re the Denver’s receivers. They’ve given Manning a lot of weapons. Decker, Thomas and Welker are better than anything the Chiefs have.

          • micah stephenson

            What if Manning had Charles, Bowe, Avery, Mcluster, Jenkins, Hemmingway? What you think all they yards would b with Manning? Would people b like Manning is loaded with weapons or saying he hardly has any?

    • Jim Harper

      Ditto!

      • Davé

        regardless of how you feel about micah the above post is retarded. Personally I am glad the idiot refuses to comment

    • micah stephenson

      Kc is complacent. Just having alex and making the playoffs is cool. Yall don’t care about winning playoff games or superbowls. Just being mediocor is cool. We hav an avg QB. Very avg offense. Bowe is good. Avery was good with Luck throwing him the ball. Charles is the best. I’m not a Fasano fan. This offense outside of Charles and Bowe is ugh!

      • berttheclock

        Geez, micah, I thought “just being mediocor (SP) is cool” was your mantra.

    • micah stephenson

      Get out of here with that leadership crap. All the players were leaders where they came from. Can we win 3 games n a row against playoff teams with Alex?

      • toperspective

        One?

    • micah stephenson

       I for one would rather have Alex as the Chiefs QB than any other QB in the league right now…..why keep reading after a statement like that?

      • ……ChiefsFan……

        I’m not an idiot Micah, i know Alex has his limitations. He is by far not the best QB in the league, heck he may not even be top 15.

        The reason I say I would rather have Alex than any other QB in the league right now is because of the intangibles he brings along with him. This team is going through a culture change right now, from a losing culture to a winning culture. This team needed someone like Alex to assist in that change. He has been through a similar change in San Fran.

        Regardless of what you may think, Alex is a big reason for the turnaround this year. So what if he’s not the best QB in the league, he has proven himself to me, and he has the respect of his teammates. Alex is a lunch pale type of guy, a blue collar type of guy. He shows up to work every day trying to make this team better.

        There is a MAJOR culture shift going on in KC right now, and THAT is why I say he is the best QB for this team right now.

        • micah stephenson

          I nevered call you an idiot. I don’t disrepect people like that untill disrespected 1st. Yo description of Alex sounds just like the description of Matt Cassel.

        • micah stephenson

          Ok. Culture has been changed. We are a winning team now. Now that that’s out the way lets get to trying to win playoff games and the superbowl. Which means some way some how after 9 season Alex turns into a different QB or we trade for or draft and develope one.

  • Bdiddy

    We NEED to meet the Colts in their house for the wildcard weekend and win. Either we prove we belong by beating a team that beat us or we go home licking our wounds, with the playoff monkey still firmly attached. Then…we NEED for Cincy to beat the #6 seed so we will be the ones to meet the Broncos the very next week in their house. Once again, either we prove we belong…or not.

    I can accept that we are not ready for the SB yet, I can even accept that we are not ready for the AFC Championship game yet, but we need to end the playoff drought!

  • Jim Harper

    I have to agree with Barry and I am a little surprised at some of your comments Jason. Nobody and I mean nobody is a bigger fan or was more disappointed than me today. I am more of the mindset that the Chiefs just had a bad day fueled by Davis again. Just when you think you can trust the guy again he coughs it up. But one thing needs to be said. The Colts are a very good team. Did anyone call the Broncos, 49ers, or the Seahawks amateurs? Because the Colts beat them too. No doubt the Chiefs did not play their best football today but things are going to be different in 2 weeks in Indy, under the dome, with everyone healthy again and Houston back. Reid is a great coach and he will have them ready. AS11 made one bad throw in the end zone to Fasano, but the other pick was a result of Mathis batting the ball out of his hand under the throw. The only thing I am certain of is Davis cannot be trusted to take care of the football.

    • tm1946

      Davis’ MO is he fumbles. He did it in college and this last game. He has to play if Charles needs a blow or worse.
      For whatever reason, this game repeated something we have seen this year, Sutton has no ability to change on the fly. Or he does not have the talent. I am concerned about this. It makes no sense to me.

  • LGB

    So I glad I drove from St louis to freeze in watch that horrible game. At least I had a good time tailgating. But at least play decent at home. Marty could never win a big game but he protected our house for many years. Even with him literally running onto fields to find a way to lose a game

  • tomflex

    Well Jason..I have to say I agree with you completely. I love this team but I just can’t rationalize letting a team like the Colts come in here and punch us in the face like they did. What is so bad about it is this team just rolled over and handed the game to them. Many players said they just weren’t focused as they usually are. All I can say to that is ..What exactly turns the focus switch off and on… or do we just hope this week it’s on?
    We had linemen being thrown around like dish rags, we had receivers lose battle after battle for passes, we had players who couldn’t hold on to the ball even when it was firmly in their hands, we refused to allow the Colts to punt the ball to us because of stupid penalties and we have a safety or two who not only can’t tackle but watch uncovered receiver run past them while they run up to cover a player that already has two on him already…..You can’t teach that.
    I want to feel good about this teams chances but I’m not going to fictionalize in order to do it.

  • tjw

    Wow! that Mikcaa fellow sure prays for a loss to bash the Qb. Pretty messed up. great thread Jason, sorry about the grammer had a couple rum and cokes after that game. and during. I’m glad the chiefs have had such a great turn around and in the playoffs! And I hope they do something positive in the playoffs and piss ole mickaa the h”l off.

    • micah stephenson

      I never ever ever ever want the Chiefs too lose. EVER!!! I’m more mad about this loss than anybody!!!!

  • John Bartram

    Have to agree with almost every word, sad to say. There are teams that expect to be in the playoffs year in and year out. Yes, the turnaround has been great, and all year long I’ve been “happy enough”. I’m in the camp that says that’s not good enough. Raise the bar.

  • toperspective

    Good write-up Jason. Calling it like it is.

  • Calchiefsfan

    I’m chalking this one up to just a bad day. The Chiefs were flat on both sides of the ball. They had no enthusiasm, poor execution, bad tackling, you name it. It was bad all the way around. We’ve all seen them perform at a much higher level, even the two losses to Denver they played much better than yesterday. Let’s hope this was the exception, not the norm going into SD and then the playoffs.

  • cecilhirvi

    Chiefs should do what the Niners did last year. Bench Alice Smith and let Daniels lead them to the Superbowl.

    Nuff said

    • Jason Seibel

      I remember that one time I got drunk and trolled the Chiefs too…

      • cecilhirvi

        One doesn’t need to get drunk (or be drunk) to make a good suggestion that’s worked in the past.

        I forgot to add that the Chiefs could then trade Alice to the Bills for a 3rd rounder. See? It’s a Win-Win.

        Have another Bud on me.

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