Kansas City Chiefs: An airing of grievances

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Sep 13, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Kansas City Chiefs defensive coordinator Bob Sutton during the game against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Bob, I’m not going to sugar coat this…I think you have done a horrible job this season.

From what I know of you, you seem to be a well read, educated man. So I’m going to assume that you know what the definition of insanity is……you know, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.

That’s you Bob.

You have literally stolen away the term “insanity defense” from the legal system. No longer does it refer to a defendant that is claiming he’s not guilty by reason of insanity. Nooooooooooo, no, no!

Now “insanity defense” is known as the Chiefs defensive playbook. If something isn’t working and you’re getting beat out there…it’s fine! Just keep doing the same thing OVER and OVER and OVER again and surely eventually things will turn around, right? I mean even a blind squirrel finds a nut every now and then and you sir are definitely due to find a nut at this point.

I also feel it’s necessary to share a tidbit of information with you that could be useful.

Lean in close Bob, I don’t want anyone else to hear this earth shattering NFL secret.

(whispers) You can make in-game adjustments in the NFL Bob.

I know, I know, it’s a game changer Bob! I mean think about how helpful it would be to observe what an offense is doing and then adapt your defensive game plan to stop those exact things. For instance, you know how your four man pass rush didn’t touch Andy Dalton at all and he had plenty of time to find a wideout who beat your single coverage….all day long? Well, you could have noticed this and decided to send extra guys called “blitzers” after him. See Andy Dalton has a history of making mistakes so even if these “blitzers” don’t get to him they could hurry him enough that he makes a mistake or at very least has to throw before a wideout has exposed your single coverage.

Come to think of it Bob, maybe in-game adjustments are a little too much to ask for to start. How about just adjustments from game to game? I mean, Peyton Manning basically exposed your defense in week two and then Aaron Rodgers and Andy Dalton have basically followed that same blueprint and you haven’t had an answer for three weeks! You’ve got the players to win Bob, you just have to figure out how.

Finally Bob, let’s talk leadership. When a team has a ton of talent on defense and they let an offense march right down the field on them the defensive coordinator usually let’s them hear about it. A fired up defensive coordinator is as common in the NFL as a single high safety is in your “insanity defense” and yet you usually look about as fired up as a tax attorney (no offense to tax attorneys out there).

My fear Bob, is that you don’t feel like you have a right to yell at them because your scheme is more to blame than their play and if that’s the case you shouldn’t be a NFL defensive coordinator anymore. Period.

Next up, a few words for the man that put this team together, John Dorsey.

Next: My John Dorsey Grievance