Chiefs need more fire as target in Houston
By Ryan Tracy
The Kansas City Chiefs were late to their own party week one at home in Arrowhead against the San Diego Chargers.
San Diego walked into the Chiefs’ house motivated. They had a plan on how to target Kansas City and knock off a division contender and playoff winner right off the bat. The Chiefs nearly helped them do it.
The effort shown in the first half was disheartening and surprising for a team coming off a playoff season. Generally, that signals that the coaching staff was not able to get the team prepared. Andy Reid has a track record of starting slow early in the season. That is not anything new, but It’s on the players as well. They got themselves turned around, but needed overtime to figure themselves out.
Maybe they needed a slap in the face. A 21-3 halftime drubbing will do that. The team came out for the second half with more fire and a professional demeanor. We talked with Matt Derrick from Chiefs Digest this week on the Locked on Podcast. Here’s the show:
They settled down and started to correct their issues. They brought more effort and energy. In the end it paid off and their escaped with the win they should have had all along.
They don’t have the luxury to repeat that kind of false start again. Its imperative that the team come out and pick up against the Texans where they left off versus the Chargers. They need that fire the ended week 1 with.
Houston has a target on Kansas City. The Texans were embarrassed in last season’s playoff loss and should be eager to redeem themselves. The Texans have much more team speed on offense in 2016 than when the Chiefs beat them in the playoffs. That could be the difference to watch. Kansas City needs to start fast and get out to a lead.
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