The ‘15 Chiefs Potpourri: A realm of aromas

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“No matter how much you’ve won, no matter how many games, no matter how many championships, no matter how many Super Bowls… you’re not winning now, so you stink.” ~Bill Parcells

Four Year Old Spice Roll-on

Wow, what a difference four years makes. Romeo Crennel led team, a team he was serving his first game as interim manager for, found a way to put a 19-14 whippin’ on the superhuman-organism known to mere mortals as Aaron Rodgers. How exasperating is it when you get the epiphany that the 2011 Chiefs squad was nowhere near as talented as the ‘15 Chiefs are, a team that Aaron Rodgers made look like a college team… a contused and confused college team.

Four years ago and I still remember exactly where I was and who I saw that game with (check out my post called, “Honey, I Shrunk the Packers” for a fun read). What strikes me about that game is… the Chiefs players all looked like they wanted to kick some ass… take no prisoners… and go all out on every single down… plus it had a coach with a plan. Kyle Orton was the Chiefs quarterback that day and I recall him throwing passes in the flat with a speed I hadn’t seen since Joe Montana was in town.

The point is… this past Monday evening in Green Bay, I saw no such speed, or players going all out, nor a coach with an effective plan. Not on the Chiefs side of the field. It stinks. I hate feeling like there’s something rotten in Denmark but that’s exactly how I feel right now. Like there’s some underlying reason for an abysmal collapse.

No matter how players or coaches dress that one up, it’s always going have a stench about it that was never addressed. When I hear a coach say, “we’ve moved on to the next game” when the game they’ve just lost is less than hour old, what are fans supposed to think? That the pain of that loss is so great that the coach can’t bare to talk about it? That the coach is unwilling to do his due diligence in terms of reflecting on the game (which is required by any “good coaching” standard).

If coach Reid was simply… and once again… attempting to shield his players from ridicule by the press, it came across as a juvenile attempt. It’s well known that experience is wasted without reflection. So, obviously something was missing.

By the way, the 2011 Chiefs finished 7-9 and went on to a 2-14 record the next season. Hopefully this year’s team is better than that. We’ll see. Right now fans are stuck in the same spot they’ve been in with these Chiefs since December of 2014… in the recurring nightmare called… “We’ll see.”

Nothing about that smells good either. You can use all the old roll-on you wish to use, but it covers nothing.

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