Chiefs have more questions than answers again
By John McCarty
The most disturbing or troubling aspect of the Chiefs, is that quite simply, they don’t appear to be good enough to win, and do so consistently. As the numbers show, they are simply average, or below.
The question iswhat and how do the Chiefs turn around their season? I have no idea. Obviously this team needs to run the ball better. This is a team that loves screen passes far too much. When Cris Collinsworth is talking about your love of all thing screen pass, you can rest assured the rest of the league knows that as well.
Defensively, the front seven -outside of Derrick Johnson – has to step up. Tamba Hali is looking, at least when asked to play significant snaps, like the aging and declining player many viewed him to be at the end of last season. Surprising also is how bad the defensive line has performed. It should be noted the line has not performed or looked good at any point of this year, and that includes training camp and preseason games. They simply have not be up to the task. In the defensive backfield, knowing assignments and staying in coverage would be a welcome change.
With the bye week, hopefully we see some things turn around and see some changes. With high-powered offenses Oakland and New Orleans looming, the Chiefs have the opportunity to make up some ground, or bury their season early. We’ll see what happens.