Chiefs will provide offseason thrills in 2017
The season we all imagined would go out with a bang ended with a whimper. However, it’s time to move on. Lets wash out the sour taste with some offseason hype!
These recent days have been longer ones haven’t they? The sun doesn’t shine as bright. Gloomy weather has taken over our lives. The time for negativity is over though. There are good things to take from the game. Also, the offseason is almost here! The thrill of the draft and free agency are some of my favorites. I get to daydream about our big score pickups taking it to the house or crushing an opposing QB into the turf. Isn’t it great?
Alright, I will step back into reality for just a bit. Let’s look at the good things to come from the playoff game, and how the weaknesses on display get patched up. The main focus for fixes will be found in the draft, but I will mix in a few free agents as well.
The positive takeaways
We will start on the defense. Did our defense play strong or what? We held the Steelers offense to zero touchdowns. Never once did they hit pay dirt. Yes they beat us on field goals (I threw up a little when that reality sank in), but we kept their big play men out of the game. Can we also mention Dee Ford? Seen as one of the weaker defenders on the Chiefs, understandably so, this man was the only one to get a sack for us.
Le’Veon Bell, for all his immense talent and almost 200 yards, never came close to scoring. The only time Antonio Brown made any real impact was on the time he was being covered by Justin Houston (What’s up with that?), and the garbage time catch where we stacked the end zone.
Despite a couple of head-scratchers, the defense played pretty well. Another positive we can take away is the resilience of the team overall. In the face of all the holdings never called. Despite getting pass interference all the time. It didn’t matter to the Chiefs that they were getting thrashed, they kept on fighting. I feel like they tried to give their best, but their best was not enough.