When will they ever learn? The apparent answer? Let me think about that now… give me a minute… maybe two. No? You say time has run out. Damn, I hate it when that happens.
When will Andy Reid learn to manage the clock? Never: seems the most accurate answer.
How can one hope to ever expect a demon seed child who has committed the same evil sin since childbirth to ever change their ways? Why even hope? There is no parochial school or rehabilitation center for learning to change that.
Now, admittedly, that way of thinking is the problem here. Yes, it is exactly the problem.
Do I believe that owner Clark Hunt will continue to fully support his head coach and general manager? Oh my God yes!
Do I believe that general manager John Dorsey will continue to bring in good players? Oh my God yes!
Do I believe that head coach Andy Reid is highly intelligent and relates well personally to his players? Oh my God yes!
Do I believe the Chiefs are in great shape for future success in the playoffs? Hell no!!!!
This is where I would normally insert some whimsical or poignant musical tune… like… say… “Where Have All the Flowers Gone” by Pete Seeger which features the ever repeated line, “When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?”
But, I’m not going to do that. I’m too frustrated to be even be slightly amused by such ethereal connections. You know why I’m frustrated? It’s like Pete Seeger states himself before singing that song live, “It’s an old song.”
That’s right. The “Chiefs School of Rock Hard Headedness” is an old tune that we’ve all heard before.
What’s more frustrating is that there appears to be no school one can attend to learn how not to be stuck with that horrendous habit. The report card has had an “F” on it many time before for this very thing and now, again, the “F” appears but what is unappreciated is, that Chiefs fans are the ones literally paying to get F-ed in the end.
Part of the problem here is that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Andy Reid’s players showed poor clock management and he obviously didn’t prepare his players in that department either: eg, Alex Smith before half time, Chris Conley not going out of bounds with 5:45 left in the game, and Albert Wilson not stepping out when he saw he couldn’t score with 2 and a half minutes left. And those are only a few examples.
Next: Who else is responsible for this loss?