The Curse of Frank Clark
This is something I just made up, and will probably be nothing to worry about, but I'm going to rest on my superstitious laurels again as I walk you through this. As we all know by now, the Chiefs let Frank Clark walk last week when he signed a 1-year, $7.5 million deal with the Denver Broncos. The "Hollywood Hogan" of the AFC West may be joining a hopeless franchise, but perhaps the bigger threat to the Chiefs in this whole equation is more supernatural than what we all expect.
The Boston Red Sox didn't win a World Series for 86 years after trading Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for a pack of Lucky Strikes. The Chicago Cubs went 71 years without a ring because they told a goat to scram because it was bothering drunk Chicagoans at baseball games. Could the Chiefs letting Frank Clark go to the Broncos be the curse that keeps the Lombardi away from Kansas City for another 50 years?
No, it won't. But, there is a chance that the Chiefs lose a little of their edge on the edge, especially when the playoffs roll around. Clark was average at best in the regular season a year ago, but in the playoffs he accumulated another 2.5 sacks pushing his career total to 13.5, second only to Willie McGinest all time. Time and time again Clark has come up big in huge moments for the Chiefs on their playoff runs over the last 5 seasons.
f George Karlaftis, Charles Omenihu, and rookie Felix Anudike-Uzoma are unable to come up with big plays in big moments, the Chiefs could miss The Shark a lot more than we're anticipating.