To Panic or Not to Panic: 2014 Kansas City Chiefs

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First reason to panic in 2014…

The Offense Will Not Be Able To Put Points On The Board

Sep 7, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Tennessee Titans cornerback Blidi Wreh-Wilson (25) breaks up a pass intended for Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. The Titans won 26-10. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Now the fact that the offense was only able to put up 10 points on a Tennessee team that has a questionable defense is shocking.

The one thing this team does and did not do, was give the ball to their best player, Jamaal Charles. Now Head Coach Andy Reid came forward and said he knows he should have used Jamaal more in the game, and for whatever reason he chose to not use him as much as he should.

The Chiefs are a ground and pound team. They put the ball in Charles’ very capable hands and let him make plays. This is not a team that can really air out the ball and come back from behind. So the fact that this team’s offense was horrible on Sunday is very much a reason to start to panic.

First Reason Not To Panic…

The Offense Was Without Key Starters

Dec 22, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) escapes the grasp of Indianapolis Colts strong safety Antoine Bethea (41) in the first half at Arrowhead Stadium. Indianapolis won the game 23-7. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

Now this may sound like making excuses but the fact of the matter is the Chiefs were without a starting offensive lineman, and without wide receiver Dwayne Bowe.

Now the argument can be made the Bowe was not a huge part of the offense last year, and its true. But without him on the field the teams know that there is no major down the field threat. The pure and simple fact is that unless the Chiefs get another viable wide receiving threat teams will continue to focus on Bowe, when he returns.

Now the Chiefs do have some young wide receivers that have gone untested and from Sunday un-targeted. Tight End Travis Kelce showed signs during the game as a top threat and the fact that he was not involved as he should was a tragedy. As the Chiefs travel to Denver I will look for the offensive to improve as it has to in order to face Denver in week 2, otherwise the Chiefs may go 0-2 to start the 2014 Season.