Nov 24, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans show their support during the game against the San Diego Chargers at Arrowhead Stadium. The Chargers won 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Great Debate: How Should Kansas City Fans Feel About The 2013 Chiefs?


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The Kansas City Chiefs got absolutely dominated on Sunday as they fell to the Indianapolis Colts by a final score of 23-7. It was a demoralizing loss, especially since it came against the team that KC will likely face in the playoffs in a couple weeks. After the game I was incredibly frustrated. The offense reverted back to their early season ways while the defense continued to struggle. There simply was very little from that game for KC fans to feel good about. So my initial thought was that my piece this week would be more of a rant, a chance to voice my frustrations and concerns with this team as the regular season is about to wind down.

As this idea was floating around my head, a voice spoke up and said: “So, your piece this week is going to be an angry rant directed at an 11-4 playoff team that was just 2-14 last season? That’s real level headed of you!”

This voice wasn’t from some friend or family member, but the positive KC fan side of my own demented mind. If I’m being honest here, I can be a bit of a schizophrenic Chiefs fan. During the week I often lean towards the “Homer” side of the fan spectrum. I don’t like focusing on the negative. I just spend too much time thinking about, talking about, and writing about this team to only focus on the negative. If I did, I think I’d give myself an ulcer. However, I’m not so far off in the land of puppy dogs and rainbows that I can’t see the problems that this team clearly has.

While the game is on, it’s another story though. I’m so emotionally invested in this team that when things are going as bad as they did on Sunday I tend to lose all rational thought. The puppy dogs and rainbows fade away as I’m cursing Kendrick Lewis and scaring the dog as I repeatedly smack the couch cushions after a bad play.

It’s these two sides of the Chiefs fan in me that couldn’t agree on what angle my piece this week should take. Reassure KC fans that things will be okay and there is still a lot to feel good about? Voice my frustrations on all the problems that this team seems to have? I just didn’t feel 100% comfortable with taking either side. So instead I decided to let you all get a glimpse into the warped mind of this writer and let you decide which side of the argument is right.

For the sake of letting you know which side of my split Chiefs fan personality is talking, I’ll refer to the positive fan in me as “Homer” and the more critical fan in me as “Hater”. I know that sounds a little weird, but hang with me here. This could be creative genius (or a sign that I need medication). Regardless, let’s get this debate started.

Homer: Kansas City Chiefs fans shouldn’t be too down after this loss. The Chiefs had an off day. Is that disappointing? Sure it is, but it doesn’t discount all the good things that they’ve accomplished and shown that they can do. This team’s offense and defense have both shown that they can play really well at times. Have they been consistent? No, but they were 2-14 last year for crying out loud. It’s not realistic to think that they’ll be elite on both sides of the ball every single week just one year removed from being the laughing stock of the NFL. I would have much preferred that they be firing on all cylinders as they prepare for the playoffs, but a bad week in week 16 doesn’t mean that they can’t get it done in the playoffs.

Hater: ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!? How can you not be concerned after watching that pitiful display. The Chiefs have lost their last three home games. The Chiefs are 2-4 in their last six games. The Chiefs have played a grand total of six teams that don’t currently have a losing record and are just 2-4 in those games. The combined record of the teams they have gotten their 11 wins against is just 50-97. The offense has struggled against any defense that isn’t terrible and now the defense is getting beat week in and week out. I give the Chiefs a lot of credit for being a lot better than they were last season, but if you aren’t pessimistic about KC’s chances in the playoffs, then you haven’t been paying attention.

Homer: So where was all this pessimism a week ago? The Chiefs did what good teams do against the Redskins and Raiders and took care of business. Look at teams like the Lions and Dolphins that were playing for their playoff lives against teams with bad records and couldn’t get a win, let alone dominate like KC did. Consistently beating bad teams is a sign of being a good team. KC isn’t elite yet, I’ll give you that, but KC fans don’t have anything to hang their heads about. KC is a top ten team in the NFL this season. They may not be one of the elite teams, but given that Andy Reid and John Dorsey have taken them from the worst team in the NFL to a top ten team in one year makes me feel great. Plus, KC played one of their worst games of the year and lost to a playoff bound division winner by 16. If they play up to their ability I 100% believe they could beat that Colts team in the playoffs.

Hater: So your goal for success is being better than the Lions and Dolphins? Come on now. I want to compete for division titles and Super Bowls! The Chiefs aren’t a bad team, but good teams don’t lose three straight home games to end the season. Good teams can score more than seven points against a team that gives up 22 points per game. Good teams can convert more than one of eight third downs. In fact, did you know that KC is rated 29th in the NFL in third down conversions on offense? Meanwhile, the defense isn’t applying hardly any pressure and the secondary is getting exposed. Seriously, have you watched Kendrick Lewis play? The guy can’t tackle, takes horrible angles, and can’t cover anyone. If that guy is your starting free safety, you don’t have a great defense.

Homer: You want to talk third down percentage? How about the fact that KC’s defense is still rated number three in the NFL in third down percentage allowed? How about the fact that despite the fact that the KC secondary has been “exposed” and “picked apart” since the bye week the Chiefs are still number two in the entire NFL in opposing teams completion percentage? This defense still has 35 turnovers on the season. That’s more than two per game. If they get Justin Houston back healthy and can get just a little more pressure on Luck, they can absolutely slow down that offense in Indy. In fact, you can make an argument that being inside on turf will help Hali and Houston more than it will help the offensive line and should only help the pass rush. Plus, the most explosive player on either team is Jamaal Charles. Would you want to face JC on turf where he’ll be even faster?

Hater: Yes, JC is amazing. Yes, getting Houston back can only help, but placing all the blame for KC’s loses since the bye on Houston being hurt and just having “off weeks” is foolish. The offense has struggled against good defenses. Period. The defense has not been able to stop good QBs. Period. Alex Smith has limitations. The wide receivers and tight ends are below average (at best). There has been little to no pass rush dating all the way back to the Cleveland game, NOT when Houston got hurt. Despite the completion percentage number, the secondary has looked really bad against good QBs. Like I said, Kendrick Lewis is TERRIBLE. Sean Smith and Brandon Flowers are solid starters, but not elite. Marcus Cooper has been exposed as a rookie that needs more time to develop and Dunta Robinson’s best hit of the game was on Derrick Johnson when DJ had the ball carrier stopped and then lost him because of Robinson’s hit. Could this KC team beat Indy in the playoffs? Yes, but I’d put the odds in Indy’s favor. However, before the playoffs even get here I’m scared of what Phillip Rivers may do to this team in San Diego.

Homer: In closing, I think KC fans should let the Indy game go and sit back during this holiday week and enjoy the fact that your favorite football team is 11-4. They’ve come so far and have accomplished so much this season. You should feel good about that. There are signs of life on both sides of the ball and there is no reason to take a “doom and gloom” approach as the season prepares to wrap up. The Chiefs may or may not even go all out against the Chargers since the game means nothing to them. They have the weapons to beat Indy in the playoffs and a playoff win would be icing on the cake of what has already been an amazing season. The Chiefs are relevant in the NFL again, and that’s the best present a die hard Chiefs fan could have asked for this year.

Hater: Well wasn’t that special? I like how you put a holiday twist on it to make everyone feel all warm and fuzzy! You can sugar coat things all you like, but if this team gets dismantled by Phillip Rivers next week and loses in the first round of the playoffs, the Chiefs will have finished the year 2-6 after their 9-0 start and gone just 2-6 against teams that didn’t finish the year with a losing record. Yes, the Chiefs have improved over last season and that is a good thing, but if they end the season on that kind of slump I’m going to be disappointed. It will still be progress over last season, but starting 9-0 raised the bar. The Chiefs need to regroup and pull off another win or two before I’ll be satisfied. So stick that in your stocking sunshine!

 

Okay Addicts, time for you to be the jury for this debate. Which side do you agree with? Do you think “Homer” has the right outlook? Is “Hater” more realistic? Do I need see a therapist to address my multiple personality fanhood? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Also, I just want to take a second to thank all of you that take the time to read my ramblings every week. I appreciate you all and hope that whatever your personal beliefs are, you have a wonderful holiday season full of faith, family, food, and football.

Merry Christmas Addicts and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • CHIEFFANINAZ

    Great article as usual Lyle, I tend to think of this team pretty much the same as you, depending on which half of my brain I use.

  • berttheclock

    Sutton did not have an “off day”. He had a horrible day. I have never seen a defense of the Chiefs in such disarray. Players were out of position. No wide outs were ever bumped at the line of scrimmage. Running backs and even receivers were left completely alone to roam as no defensive player had been assigned to watch out for them. On a couple of series, our linebacker who calls the defensive players was jumping around trying to frantically get players into positions and he was still looking around and waving his arms when the ball was snapped. Yes, Houston is still out, but, Bob Sutton has become lost at sea. He is beginning to remind me of why he was fired at West Point in such an unseemly fashion. I began to lose faith in him watching receivers run amok by both Denver and San Diego. Sutton appears to believe the only legitimate pass defense is to rush the passer and let his defensive backs try to run wind sprints against the receivers.
    Greg Manusky was a line backer for several years with the Chiefs. He, now, a DC, is showing he learned much from playing under Marty. He was maligned in the Bay working under Singletary, but, his work with the Colts showed Harbaugh made a huge mistake in letting him seek work elsewhere. Grigson was very smart to scoop him up and, yesterday, he truly schooled Sutton in how to call defensive schemes.
    Place the blame on Bob, boys, place the blame on Bob. With apologies to “Mame” Geez, if only Rita was still with us to sing the refrain.

    • Kansas City Rob

      I have to agree, this defence seems like it’s a one trick pony. Now teams have figured it out and are taking advantage. I firmly believe the level of talent this defence has it right at the top of the league and should be able hang with anybody.

    • freshmeat62

      It looked to me that the Chiefs were trying to pressure Luck, but they just couldn’t get thru that Colt’s o-line that the announcers kept pointing out was from the scrap heap. Is it the scheme? Do they need to do more stunts? Are they just that predicable w/ their attack? Yeah, I’m not sold on Sutton at all. And the number of times Colt’s receivers were so wide open there wasn’t anyone else on the TV screen when they caught the ball, good grief! I won’t even start on Lewis!!!

      • Mike Brennan

        Lewis is gone! Should have left with everyone that got kicked out last year!

        • berttheclock

          Now, if only we can find a Bethea clone in the draft. Geez, can that guy hit. Every safety in the league should study the game film of his hit on Bowe, which was perfectly legal. He knows how to tackle.

          • toperspective

            I just hope the 2014 draft is more successful than 2013.

    • tm1946

      Sutton has pulled this in several games. His game plan is it, no adjustments.

    • KCMikeG

      I agree that Sutton should own a big chunk of the responsibility but he can’t make tackles – players have to tackle. Players are also making calls on the field and I think much of this falls on Lewis or QB of the defense. he’s making the coverage calls on the field, can’t make a tackle to save his life, is out of position and never provides over the top coverage. I saw the same thing you did Bert – they looked dazed & confused before many snaps. I saw three guys guarding one WR while another receiver was left open by 15 yards – WTH? How on earth can they not know what they are doing in week #16? Getting Houston back will help but you are dead on about Sutton’s pressure only approach. He tried to change it in week #7 to getting the pressure with only rushing four. I believe he did this to try to prepare for Manning’s quick release – which obviously didn’t work. all it did was expose the weaknesses in our DB’s. I’m not sure what we will see in the next two weeks but I am cautiously optimistic.

    • Calchiefsfan

      Great reference to Rita Hayworth and Mame. I just had to pull it up on you tube and watch it again. One of the great beauties of the 40′s.

  • berttheclock

    Then, of course, is the 3rd possibility of intentionally tanking, thus, not showing our hand against the Colts of whom we will have to face in the playoffs. Nah, eh?

    • Mike Brennan

      That was classic Andy Reid football. Prove you can run all over them and then just stop running the ball. It didn’t help that every time our D stopped them on 3rd down there was a flag on the field for some dumb, stupid, and needless penalty. And that’s not blaming the refs, all those flags were well deserved.

      • KCMikeG

        I agree we should have kept running the ball or used the screen/wheel route with Charles more.
        The Poe taunting flag was total BS. There was another PI call that both announcers said they couldn’t believe that it had been called. They called holding on Stephenson for having his arm across the chest of rusher which was nothing compared to the choke holds applied to Hali every game. Both the defensive ones were on critical 3rd downs where our D had stopped them. The Poe one was a back breaker and ridiculous being their player was running his mouth just as much and started the exchange. There were plenty of times guys were pushing and fighting after the whistle with no flags yet all Poe has to do is respond while pointing at the guy and that is worth 15 yards and a first down? Total BS. The NFL needs to invest in improving the officiating across the board.

        • berttheclock

          The one I loved was the non-call on Vontae Davis for pulling Bowe’s jersey while Bowe tried to elevate for the ball. Earlier, across the field, Smith was flagged for breathing on a Colt receiver.

          Funny thing about both Davis and Smith is when Vontae was traded away to the Colts by Ireland and Smith signed with KC as a FA, fans in Miami tried to say, “Good riddance, they take plays off”.

          • KCMikeG

            The jersey grab & stretch was the one I mentioned. So obvious yet no flag. The momentum of a game can be influenced buy a drive killing penalty just as easily as a turnover. We had plenty of both yesterday.

          • TAZMOSIS

            In Tex Hold’em, that kind of play can put a guy on “tilt”. You get pocket aces cracked by some dude calling an all-in with a three-four off suite and he hits a straight. It’s all down hill from there and you go busted. That pass interference non-call on Vontae Davis is just the type of play that can completely change the course of a game. Did it? We can’t know that, but it very well might have.What we do know is that it was all down hill from there.

    • Chris Tarrants

      Would t that be the cats meow! Two weeks from now we stroll into the house that Peyton built lol and uncork all three facets of football and completely steam roll an unprepared colts team, ahh my Monday day dream is over now

  • Tristian Shelley

    Im disappointed but again im gonna say it. This still sets up nicely for the Chiefs. Having now played indy and gotten blown out Reid will make the adjustments necessary to win just like I believe the san diego game Reid should play his starters regardless of being locked into the 5 seed. San Diego can still make the playoffs so that essentially is a playoff game against a very good qb on the road who by the way have a better offense than the colts. They can be balanced but last time they opened it up against the chiefs after the Houston injury. If you ask me its a must win for the chiefs from a confidence standpoint because a good QB they still haven’t beaten. Going into the playoffs Luck then manning more than likely…these next 2 weeks would be a great vtest for the defense. The offense I worry very little about especially considering the caliber of defenses that are up next. Bad game? Yeah. But unlike the defense the offense has shown it can move the ball against those potent offensive led teams. We havent even played well against a good qb yet. No interceptions or barely any sacks. Highly highly concerning

  • freshmeat62

    If in September we’d have thought that we’d be having this argument about if the Chiefs are SB contenders or not this year, we’d probably be looking for the guys in the white coats.

    • berttheclock

      Yeah, strange this new parity in the league. In Houston, those who were trying in September to figure a way to buy their SB tickets are, now, trying to figure out who the Texans should take with their top of the 1st round pick in the 2014 draft.

      • micah stephenson

        I got family in Houston. They said fans went to the QB Matt’s house and burned his jersey on the front yard. At the grocery store they have a display with a tombstone saying RIP Texans. Lol. They are pissed in Houston.

        • KCMikeG

          That’s just wrong. “Fans” need to get control over themselves. Totally unacceptable to go to a guys house! People were booing Cassel while he’s donating time to charity – really? If you can’t get it out of your system at the game or on a website ranting then you need to get some help. Crazy idiots beating each other up, stabbing and shooting each other. I’m a fanatic but that shit is just crazy.

      • KCMikeG

        And who their new #1 RB & Head Coach will be.

  • freshmeat62

    Did I hear right yesterday that Dierdorf isn’t coming back to Arrowhead again? Is he retiring?

    I say good. I have never liked him. I think he is the most pompous, self-righteous announcer (just to be civil, I use that noun instead of some others I’d rather use) on the air. This guy just loves laying out players who might commit some penalty, yet w/ the Cardinals, he played next to, who many consider one of the dirtiest players to ever play the game – Conrad Dobler. I wonder how many times he reprimanded Dobler for his eye gouging, groin kicking, kidney punching antics. I think the guy is a hypocrite.

    • TAZMOSIS

      Amen to that! I cannot stand to listen to this pompous ass who thinks that he knows everything about football and its fans.Listening to his play by play was just painful. If he never steps foot in Arrowhead again, good riddance!

  • CalifChiefsFan

    Article sums up my thoughts exactly. Therapist for two! The defense has struggled during wins and with Houston playing. Lots of big plays given up. Turnovers hurt us yesterday. Alex’s are unusual but still hurt. Must watch the game again but that feels painful at the moment.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Good work, Graversen!

    Valid points on either side of the debate. I will say this: I think the Chiefs just didn’t show up to play yesterday. They hadn’t done that all year. They made mistakes they hadn’t made all year on Sunday. I think that day comes once a year for EVERY team though. Had we lost that way, having played well, I’d be ready to jump out of a window. As it stands, I’m concerned, but I’m not ready to mail it in. This team can still win in the postseason. They need to get one in Sandy this week though to head into the tournament with some momentum.

    • DTVTechGuy

      Agree they didn’t show up yesterday. After sleeping on it though, anyone wonder if Reid closed down most of the playbook to avoid giving the Colts a look at what the Chiefs can do knowing it was HIGHLY unlikely Denver loses to Houston or Oakland? What say you..

      • Stacy D. Smith

        I just don’t see any benefit of shrinking the playbook and potentially losing a game so you can later surprise a team. Furthermore, the offensive struggles I saw had nothing to do with scheming/playcalling. It was a problem with execution. We struggled in pass protection, dropped passes, and turned the ball over.

  • ladner morse

    Merry Christmas back at ya … to my favorite writer on AA!
    Fun piece… nothing like having an argument with yourself to kick off the holidays!!!!!

  • tm1946

    “Well, wasn’t that special” – OJ all over the table. Sometimes our minds have similar thoughts, not a good thing.
    Got to trust Reid has some kind of plan that does not include a repeat of Sunday.
    On yeah, Merry Christmas to all.

  • Mike Brennan

    Feel great Chief nation. It’s year one of the Andy Reid reign. We know who are chiefs are. They are a top ten team. a true five seed. better than the middle of the pack teams. Just not better than most playoff teams.
    Our boys will get better every year for the next 3 years and level out for two years after that maybe 3. So we got a five year window maybe six. A seven year playoff run sounds great to me! I think we win 10-12 playoff games in the next 7 years.

  • Mike Brennan

    No one plays next week, right? Use it as a bye week. Rest everyone, get them all healthy. See you in Indy!

  • Chris Tarrants

    Next week should be used as a week 17 bye week.give Daniel the starting role. Keep a decent oline out there just so they can gel a little more, that’s it. Lets JC, Hali, Houston, Berry, smith, Bowe, and Fasano rest! Make Avery run 20 yard wind sprints all game until he catches three passes in a row and then let him sit. Same goes for Davis, if he fumbles once make him run WR go routes all game long

    • micah stephenson

      Yea. I’d rest my good players. Charles wouldn’t get 1 play at all.

  • Mike Brennan

    You rule by the way! Happy holidays!

  • micah stephenson

    I love it! Best article on here in a while!
    HOMER: 11-5 is better than the 9-7 I’d thought they would b.
    HATER: What do go n 11-5 matter if you just get yo ass kicked 1st rd of the playoffs?
    HOMER:John Dorsey has turned this team around fast! 2-14 to 11-5 in one season! Wow!
    HATER:Are you serious? The team was already pretty good, they just needed a coach that actually knew how to coach. Yall lucky Hunt hired Ried 1st then told Dorsey to hold his jock strap.
    HOMER:Ried is one of the best coaches in the NFL and I’m so glad we got him. We will win a superbowl sooon or later with him.
    HATER.Why did it take him till the bye week team evaluation for him to discovery the offense sucks and he needs to open it up more? Now he realizes he can’t cus he has no QB or wrs! Lol! Did he really think Alex to Fasano, Bowe, and Avery was gone work? Baaaah haaa haa haaaaaa! LMAO!!!
    HOMER:Alex Smith is the main reason we won 11 games. He has such wonderfull leadership skills, he has awsome game management, And he’s just so smart, he picks its up just like that. He wont lose a game for us. He has blond hair, and blue eyes, He is just such a wonderfull guy.
    HATER:Has a weak arm, can’t throw deep, ain’t accurate, takes off a runs cus he know he can’t throw, slow at reading defenses, despite wat people say about him going through his progressions I see him locking on to one wr now, won’t win the game for you. If you get in 3rd and long with him you might as well get the punt team ready. If you get down by 2 possesions, he is not gon you bring you back. Will be 30 soon
    Will have the nerve to want a raise! Yall need 2 Calvin Johnsons at wr and the best TE in the NFL for him to have a chance to b good! Cassel 2.0. He is 3rd best QB in the AfC west and if the raiders draft a guy he cud soon b last.
    HOMER:J.Charles is the Greatest
    HATER:He aight.
    HOMER:D.BOWE is a top 15 wr, he tall, fast, strong. He gets 1000 yards with QBs like Huard, Thigpen, Croyle, Cassel, Orton, Palko, ect. The 1st guy rarely tackles him. His run blocking is crazy good!
    HATER:IDK man. He drops a lot of passes. He don’t seem that fast to me. I’m not sure if he is relaxing after getting the big pay day. Idk man something just ain’t right, idk if he is getting doubled or mayby he ain’t gone have alot of yards with this QB but he looks like a #2 wr now.
    HOMER:The defense is good! We are near the top in a lot of rankings. Only gave up over 17pts one time in our 11 wins. Was tied for 1 in ints. They score tds. Give Alex good field position. stop the run and pass!
    HATER:Yea yall look good against the Blain Gabberts, Jeff Tuel, Case Keenums, T.Pryors, but when yall play real QBs like Manning, Rivers, and Luck, yall SUCK! Even some of those no names QBs put up hella yards on yall! Without Hali and Houston in at the same time yall ain’t s**t!

  • micah stephenson

    Relax everybody. We lost cus we didint run our “real” offense. We didn’t want to show indy our super ultra secret unstopable plays before the playoffs start. Once the playoffs start “ITS BOMBS OVER BAGDAD” :-);-):-);-)

    • Calchiefsfan

      I knew it! Reid’s been holding Bowe back all season so he could pull him out as his secret weapon for the playoffs. Brilliant!! Super Bowl here we come,lol.

  • TAZMOSIS

    Look, I did not like the Chiefs losing, but losing is a part of football. What I did mind was the way they lost. If Andy Reid is going to play his starters, I want to see them play like starters. I saw a really weak effort, stupid play calling, dumb penalties, weak protection of the football and absolutely no fire. Reid should have played backups that we may need going forth. And to give Charles, the best player on the team, a lousy 13 carries? What the hell is Andy thinking. And this isn’t the first time this year. In a nutshell, this was a horrible display of football, and worse, it was at home. Who the hell wants to sit in 10 degree weather and get disappointed like this?
    Next week we go to San Diego. The early line is the Chargers by ten. I don’t think it will be that close. The Chiefs have nothing to play for, and a Charger win could put them in the playoffs. Had the Chiefs beaten the Colts, or at least given them a competitive game, I wouldn’t nearly as upset about the outcome. Reid had better give his starters some rest next week. They are going to need it.

    • micah stephenson

      They took Charles out the game early by getting a 2 possesion lead. I hated to see the game shift from being in JCs hands to being in Alex’s hands. Indy had dam near 40 mins of ball control leaving our offense 20 mins with the ball.

  • Danny W

    I think you should rename your hater personality into realist..:-) Unless Andy Reid can just help himself in these games with good quarterbacks and try and control the clock instead of throwing every down then we won’t win. We can’t beat good quarterbacks in shoot outs. How about using Charles who is once again the best to second best running back in the game to milk the clock. Or one of the nine full backs we picked up in the off season. These losses have to be placed on the coaching thus far. The Chargers should absolutely annihilate the Chiefs next week. I mean beat the brakes off of us. But with nothing to play for we should be seeing what we have in Tyler Bray. At least that’s what I’d do any way.

  • berttheclock

    However, credit due to some of the players for the Colts. Freeman’s defense on Fasano going into the end zone in perfect position to intercept the pass, was text book on how to defend against a TE. Later, Freeman had a great pass rush. In addition, Bethea showed how safeties are supposed to hit. This is not a knock on Berry who does know how to hit, but, it is very much against the passive play of Lewis.

  • vbchief

    Hope the Chiefs are not just locked in on a rematch with the colts. there are still many scenarios that can change the outcome of the number four seed. could end up playing the Pats or even the Ravens

  • Mauricio Isaak

    I like both perpectives, and feel pretty much like you, i am proud of the chiefs, but frustated because we lose games not for what others teams do, but what the chiefs stop doing, this a capabable, talented team, and some times i feel like de OC an the DC make inocent plays, like yesterday before de interception in the end zone, !!!RUN THE FOOTBALL!!!, or the TD were Cooper follows a player who went to the LB zone and leaves unprotected the receiver that ran 30+yards for a TD. They want to surprise the rival and the only ones that get surprised are thee coordinators

  • KCMikeG

    Great work Lyle. I have been back and forth from one side of my brain to the other over the last 24 hours so much I am getting dizzy! Therapy may be required if this level of performance continues.

  • micah stephenson

    Is Andy Ried still coach of the year?

  • Calchiefsfan

    Next week might give us an indication of which side is more correct, homer or hater. I’m currently leaning towards it was just one of those games where nothing seemed to go right. Though I am genuinely concerned about Sutton and our D. I’m kinda thinking KC Rob might be right and Sutton is just a one trick pony. If Sutton can’t make the necessary adjustments with the kind of talent he has to work with then something is definitely wrong.