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February 28th, 2009 | 1 Comment | Posted in » In the News..., KC Chiefs
Wow. What a blockbuster trade by the Kansas City Chiefs today… picking up both Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel from the Patriots for a second round draft pick?
Are you kidding me?
Cassel was tagged as a franchise player for the Patriots, guaranteeing him top 5 NFL QB money. The Patriots had the right to trade him, of course… but franchise players almost always command such a high price that trades are so prohibitively expensive they just don’t happen. So… a first-rounder was pretty much a guarantee, and a trade for him was likely to include a first-rounder and another pick.
Yet the Chiefs got him… AND Vrabel… for a second-round pick.
This move is such a great deal for the Chiefs, I can’t believe it’s actually happening. In fact, I can only think of about one reason that it could possibly come together (at such an unbelievable price, that is)… Belicheck WANTED to do this.
That’s right. You see, I don’t think the Chiefs could have made this kind of deal with any other team in the NFL. It’s THAT good of a trade.
But the Pioli / Belicheck connection? It makes all the difference. The two have a history… they’ve worked together for years… they’re friends. You see, I think it’s quite possible that Belicheck wanted to help out Pioli to get off on the right foot.
I just can’t see any other explanation, especially with Tom Brady’s status being a bit uncertain. It just doesn’t add up unless there’s something going on outside of a pure trade value analysis.
Of course, it remains to be seen just how this pans out in the end. Cassel may be a bust, and Vrabel may be washed up. If that’s the case, Belicheck wins big.
Somehow, I just don’t see that happening, though. This may turn out to be one of the best trades in Chiefs history!
November 2nd, 2008 | 2 Comments | Posted in » KC Chiefs
Picture this… your favorite team jumps out to a 21 point lead at the direction of a hot-handed quarterback, a solid running game, a stout defense, and some creative play-calling. Leading 24-3, things look good… it looks to be your team’s day.
Not if your a Chiefs fan. We should know better by now, right?
Talk about a frustrating day to be a Chiefs fan. This is two weeks in a row we’ve had a great chance to pull out a win, only to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
At least the young guys do seem to be stepping up a bit. Thigpen looks to be developing… Jamal Charles looked great today (we really ought to just ditch LJ!)… the defense even managed to have a decent day stopping the run, with some of the young guys making key plays.
Who knows… perhaps it’s a bit of a negative tack on things, but the Chiefs are definitely still in the running for the #1 overall draft pick. If we can grab some more talent in the draft and add a few free agents that fit, perhaps we’ll be competitive again next year.
October 26th, 2008 | 3 Comments | Posted in » KC Chiefs
What a difference a week makes! After an embarrassing loss to Tennessee at home, where the Chiefs gave up a franchise record 332 yards rushing, the Chiefs made a game of it today on the road versus the Jets behind the strong play of third string quarterback Tyler Thigpen.
Amazing, isn’t it?
It’s hard to believe, but Brett Favre wasn’t the best #4 on the field today. While he did come through on the last drive when he needed it most, Favre kept the Chiefs in the game all day with his miscues (he threw three interceptions on the day, directly leading to 14 of the Chiefs points). In just his second NFL start, Thigpen played smart football most of the day, ending up 25 of 36 with 2 TDs and no interceptions.
I can’t help but point the finger at Herm for this loss though… in the 4th quarter, holding a three point lead, the Chiefs coaching staff chose to try sitting on the lead by keeping the ball on the ground for three straight plays (after having very little success doing so all day). Held short of the first down on a predictable 3rd and 3 call, the Chiefs punt away, blow coverage, give up good field position, and six plays later the game is pretty much over courtesy of Favre’s game winning pass.
For the most part, the Chiefs put in an NFL quality effort today. It’s a shame they came up short.
The interesting thing? Thigpen looked GOOD today. I guess it’s possible the Chiefs QB for the future is now their starter. Time will tell.
October 19th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » KC Chiefs
The story of the day? Not the fact that the Chiefs got crushed (that should have been expected)…
It’s that the Brodie Croyle era in Kansas City is over, before it ever really got started.
After starting the game with 8 of 9 passing, Brodie delivered a beautiful strike deep down the middle to Dwayne Bowe, complete to make him 9 of 10. After delivering the ball, though, he was taken down hard by two Tennessee defenders… and injured with some sort of knee injury. Worse? He’s out for the season after playing part of two games this year (and being injured in the 2nd quarter of both).
Does this guy have to worst bad luck streak in the history of football, or what? Eight games started… four injuries. Here’s hoping Brodie retires (for his own good), and focuses on the family ministry at Big Oak Ranch. You’ve gotta feel for the guy, but there are bigger things he can accomplish in life than being Chiefs quarterback!
Where does this leave the Chiefs? Essentially, without a quarterback. Huard is old and has feet encased in stone (not to mention that he TOO was injured during the game!). Thigpen is very young and inexperienced. And the new third QB? Well… let’s just say there aren’t many quality starters sitting 3rd string in the NFL.
The good news? If there is any, it’s rooted in the bottom line of the bad… we ought to be able to pick whoever we want in the draft, as we’re pushing HARD for worst record in the NFL and the overall #1 pick.
The rest of the season? It’s a VERY, VERY, VERY long ways away, and it can’t get over soon enough. They ought to let Thigpen see what he can do the rest of the year, so at least we can see what we’ve got in him.
Whatever the case, it sure looks like this year will go down as a complete waste for the Chiefs, though… possibly their worst season ever. It’s time for ownership to clean house… coaches, GM… everybody.
We’ll see if it happens.
October 5th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » KC Chiefs
Chiefs lose… 34-0. Huard had four turnovers. A total of 127 yards.
Pretty obvious this was yet another step in the wrong direction for the Chiefs.
At least we’ve got the Mizzou Tigers!!!
September 28th, 2008 | Comments Off | Posted in » KC Chiefs, My Life / Family
Wow. What a difference a week can make. After looking absolutely HORRIBLE in an 0-3 start, my Chiefs actually looked like an NFL team today, taking their previously undefeated division rival behind the woodshed for a 33-19 whipping.
And my family and I were able to see it all from Row 26 of section 119…
Turns out the advice my buddy Tom and I gave the team in week 2 finally paid off!
Hard to believe, isn’t it? The 0-3 Chiefs beat the 3-0 Broncos, and somewhat soundly?
I won’t bother with analysis of any sort… after a 12 game regular season losing streak, it’s nice to just be able to enjoy a win for a change.
Hopefully this is a momentum builder. We’ll see next week.
Anyway, photos from the game will be forthcoming later. My 6 year old, Jeffrey, was behind the camera most of the day, and it will be VERY interesting to see what he found worth shooting! There’s no small selection to choose from, he’s a prolific photographer… 344 photos!
September 21st, 2008 | 4 Comments | Posted in » KC Chiefs
After seeing last week’s debacle versus the Raiders, I didn’t think it could get much worse.
Then I watched the first half of this weeks’ game against the Falcons. The Chiefs were almost totally inept offensively, and our defense couldn’t seem to tackle or stop big plays. Ugly football, no matter how you look at it.
Thankfully, the second half wasn’t quite so bad. We moved the ball a bit… LJ got into a bit of a groove, and Thigpen figured out how to throw to the white jersies (I’m guessing he still thought we were in red). Even the defense improved… well, maybe a bit.
Notable from the game? Tony Gonzalez. What can you say, but the guy is awesome. Today, he hit 10,000 yards for the career… he’ll surely break the TE yardage record next week at home versus the Broncos. And how about LJ? A 100 yard game… running with emotion and power. Where’d that come from?
I’m still not sure what to think of this team though. Yeah, they’re young… I expect the offense to be bad with a very green offensive line and a third string starting QB. And the defense? Sure… you’d expect problems at times, but giving up so many big plays?
I’m just not so sure youth can really explain how bad this team looks at times.
Anyway, after a second horrific performance, I’m wondering how in the world we’ll find a win this year. We couldn’t beat the Raiders at home, and the Dolphins? Well, they just beat the snot out of the Patriots… IN FOXBORO.
It’s gonna be a LONG year.