The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t broken

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The Kansas City Chiefs’ loss to the Denver Broncos last Thursday was brutal. I know, you don’t need me to tell you that. I was originally going to try to avoid talking about last week’s game at all and just focus on moving forward. However, in order for my vision of this team going forward to make any sense I have to put it in context with the Thursday night debacle. That’s about the best word I can come up with. When looking up the meaning of the word debacle I came across the following definition:

"A total, often ludicrous failure"

That sounds like the perfect description of Thursday night to me. The game certainly was a failure and it certainly was ludicrous. It’s not surprising that a game like that would work fans into a collective hot mess of negativity.

“I’m done with this team forever!”

“Andy Reid should be fired…TONIGHT!!”

“This team will NEVER win games with Alex Smith at quarterback!!!”

Look, I’m not going to sit here and say that being a Chiefs fan hasn’t been exasperating at times over the years. I’m not going to sit here and tell you Andy Reid and his coaching staff didn’t make some stupid mistakes in that game. I’m not even going to sit here and tell you that Alex Smith is a great quarterback. He’s not, he has his limitations.

That having been said, I am going to sit here and tell you that the 2015 Kansas City Chiefs aren’t broken. They aren’t a fatally flawed team that can’t make the playoffs. I just don’t believe that what we have seen through two games this season has shown that.

In fact, I actually believe it has shown the opposite. The Chiefs have what it takes to be a force in the AFC this season if they can clean up the mistakes.

“but, but, but Lyle! Andy Reid’s play calling is a disaster!”

Next: Was Reid the reason for the loss?