The Kansas City Chiefs have lost four of their last five games and are in desperate need of someone to stand up and take charge.
I started writing this during the game on Sunday, and I was struggling to find a way to coherently convey my emotions to the Kansas City Chiefs. How in the world did this team lose to the New York Giants? I understand the adage of any given Sunday, but this is ridiculous.
The Chiefs started this season red hot, knocking off last year’s Super Bowl champions in spectacular fashion, in primetime, on their turf. We then continued to roll showing the NFL that the Chiefs were the real deal this season.
Slowly as the season wore on the cracks began to show, and other teams quickly started picking up on it. That shovel pass that was a staple the first four games this season? That has all but disappeared, and when it showed up Sunday, it was intercepted by a defensive lineman. Was it a fluke? Maybe, but the defense recognized what was about to happen and made a play. Fellow Chiefs fan Matt Verderame summed up the Chiefs in this tweet:
The Chiefs are missing leadership right now, from top to bottom, and it is now showing up with the continuous sloppy play that we are now seeing week in and out from this team. From a fan’s perspective, no one is holding each other accountable for missing assignments, poor blocking, poor tackling, etc. The list of fundamentals that the Chiefs seem to be lacking on any given Sunday is just appalling at this point. This team seems to have already given up on the season with their lackadaisical play. Fans have been letting the players know how they feel and players have been responding:
I like Charcandrick West and think he has been a good third down back so far, this season. However, calling upset fans “haters” for having standards and expectations that this team set themselves over the first five weeks of the season is just baffling. The Chiefs at one point were the best offense in league with a young running back that was breaking NFL records on a weekly basis. Since then Alex Smith has been rated the 26th worst QB in the league since week six and is continuing to regress at an alarming rate.
The fact that Travis Kelce has openly admitted that the team cannot beat simple cover two defense is a statement to where this team is sitting. The offensive line isn’t blocking, the defense is acting like it is a piece of swiss cheese, and our quarterback consistently sees ghosts out on the field on a weekly basis.
At this point all, we as fans want is for someone, anyone to stand up in that locker room and take charge. It could be the water boy for all I care. However, it needs to happen now, because if the Chiefs continue to play the way they have, it won’t matter if they make the playoffs. They will be out in the first round again this season.