Monday, October 18, 2004

Dear Charlie:

I still can't figure it. I can't figure how some of the best defensive players in the league combined with one of the best defensive coordinators in history produce a 1-4 team.

It's driving me insane.

We should be kicking ass and taking names! My poor boys should be 5-0, even with a tough schedule! The Chiefs should reign supreme with a juggernaut offense and a brutal, larcenous defense!

But we're not. And I don't understand it. And the discrepancy is killing me!

What's the deal? And why can't we fix it? And why did we play like an unbeaten force to be reckoned with against Baltimore and like the Arizona Cardinals against Jacksonville!?

*hugs Chiefs* It can only get better, right?


At 5:21 PM, Blogger BG said...

I don't understand KC at all actually. They've been horribly neglectful of their defensive liabilities, and don't have a whole lot of young talent behind they're grooming. I like Sims to contribute as a slightly above average DT, I like Dexter McCleon as a solid #2 CB, and I think that Junior Siavii has potential in their DT rotation. There's not another guy on that defense that impresses me.

In my opinion, if you were to replace Priest, Shields, and Gonzalez with average players in the league at those positions, KC would have an impossible time winning six games a year.

And what's strange is that they aren't really getting any younger.

They're like pretty girls in Utah. You can fall in love with them from afar, but they aren't going home with you. That's what last season was all about - creating that hope. Then this year is the one where you think you're getting them into bed, taking that next step, and you find the lock on the chastity belt is wired to a bomb, and you can't figure out what wire to cut (it's not always the red wire, trust me).

If that makes any sense at all, more power to me.

Go Lions.

At 5:40 PM, Blogger GutterBall said...

Ha! That's the best metaphor I've read all day! BG, you slay me!

Unfortunately, you're right, to an extent. If you add Fujita, Wesley, and Woods to your defensive list, you're closer to the money. Those three can make plays happen. Of course, I'm probably really REALLY biased, here, because I've been watching this defense develop for some time and have my favorites.

And I'm really missing Maslowski.

But, you're definitely right that the O-line ain't gettin any younger. It's bizarre. And I think that's what bugs me the most. Trent Green is usually one of the best-protected QBs in the league, but he was sacked, what, 5 times? 6 times? In ONE FRICKIN GAME? What's up with that?

And he was SCRAMBLING, too. He didn't just stand there and take it, and I only remember him getting caught broad-side once. The rest, he just didn't have any help and was taken down almost by default. Where was my much-vaunted O-line??


I know more about the abilities of the Chiefs' offensive and defensive starters than I know about my own family, for the most part, and I just can't figure out how so much raw ability hasn't been channeled into a 4-1 streak, at the very least.

And yes, for the record and since KC doesn't play them this year, go Lions! Like I said before, they have every right to rejoice in someone else's turn in the barrel.

Unfortunately, it's KC's.

At 7:50 AM, Blogger Sean said...

That's what you get for dealing with Vermeil. The whole Philadelphia area thanks you for that. That, and the fact that Trent Green is overrated with a capital O.

Just look at it this way. Keep losing and get Matt Leinart in the draft.

At 9:39 AM, Blogger GutterBall said...

Ack! I was looking at it as "keep losing and get an easier schedule next year"!

See? When it all comes down, I really AM an optimist. I'm just a cynical one. *grin*


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