Kansas City Chiefs: 5 Takeaways from Week 2 Loss to Broncos
By Brett Gering
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5. Cairo Santos Is Blinded by the Bright Lights
Aug 28, 2014; Green Bay, WI, USA; Kansas City Chiefs kicker Cairo Santos (5) during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports
Picked as the final selection in the 2009 draft, Ryan Succop was deemed “Mr. Irrelevant.” The first syllable of his last name is pronounced “suck.” He was facing off against an ex-soccer-playing Brazilian. In a kicking contest.
As NashvillePost.com’s David Boclair points out, he was also Kansas City’s all-time leader in field-goal percentage (80.9).
Two weeks into the 2014 season, his successor, Santos, has misfired on two of his four attempts.
Thus far, the Chiefs are getting what they paid for.