Dec 23, 2012; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers (24) signs autographs after the game against the Indianapolis Colts at Arrowhead Stadium. The Colts won the game 20-13. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
The second story I wanted to briefly talk about while sitting in my hometown is the release of Kansas City Chiefs Pro-Bowl corner Brandon Flowers. Now since I am old school and probably a cheap skate, I do not own a smart phone. So when I finally got to a computer and saw what had happened my first response was anger. Though Flowers struggled at times during the year, he still had a lot to offer a Chiefs defense. He has leadership and was a veteran that the young players coming in could learn a great deal from.
At the same time I understand the reasoning behind the release. He was not the best fit for defensive coordinator Bob Sutton press style defense. He was undersized; however he still had a useful skill set to offer the Chiefs. Fiscally it made sense, since a more pressing need is to sign quarterback Alex Smith and linebacker Justin Houston and the $15 million in cap space over the next two years will come in handy in order to do that. As a fan I am disappointed, but as someone who understands that we simply cannot keep everyone, it was a hard but rational decision.
Well it was nice to be able to write this back in my hometown and for once not to see Donkey gear everywhere. I will leave you with this: I was driving back and I saw a bumper sticker that stated: “If God’s not a Bronco fan, then why are sunsets orange?”
Rage away, friends, rage away.
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