The Chiefs problems Pt 3: The Leadership

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Summing it all up

It’s hard not to get down on this team when you look at the talent they have versus the results. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

When you have as many on the field failures as the Chiefs are seeing right now, it is a clear indication that the coaching staff needs to step it up.  Players have to go out there and execute, but coaches are the ones that have to hold them accountable for doing their jobs.  There is no other way about it.  And if the coaching staff is unable to correct these problems, then it is time for the General Manager to step in and either replace the ineffective player or the ineffective coach.  It does no good to stock a team with people who either can’t or won’t do their jobs the way they need to be done.

It is showing up all over this team.  The multitude of problems, some coming from some very well-paid players, shows us that the current approach isn’t working.  It falls on the leadership of this team to fix that.  It’s why Clark Hunt brought in Andy Reid and John Dorsey.  And let’s not forget that Hunt told us all that both Reid and Dorsey would be accountable to him.  And, unfortunately, it is looking like we might be approaching the point where he needs to have a long discussion with those two men to decide what the future of football in Kansas City is going to look like.

We need a major change on this team.  Hopefully it can come at the player level, in the form of developing mental toughness and simply executing better.  If not, then we need to take a serious look at the leadership of this team and make some sweeping changes on the coaching staff and in the front office.  But whatever the solution is, don’t be naive enough to think that it will come from just benching or firing one person.