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hermhater
09-26-2007, 06:40 PM
As Different As Chalk And Cheese
-- Orion Berridge, Kansas City Chiefs

http://www.seahawkshuddle.com/v1/images/smiles/chiefs_40.gif Walking thru the locker room at Arrowhead on Sunday morning must have been a different experience than it has been before other home games for the Chiefs. From what it sounds like, the intensity reached new highs. The problem was that intensity was motivated by fear rather than true excitement to perform and win. The Chiefs came out tight as could be.

As Tony Gonzalez said to ESPN, “Seven games to lose in a row, we can't tolerate that,” commenting on the Chiefs’ seven game slide which started in the playoffs last year and carried through preseason and into the regular season. "Everybody was frustrated at halftime. Guys were wanting to make plays. We were maybe trying too hard." Gonzalez said.

I have had the pleasure of playing on a championship team and the misfortune of playing on a nearly winless team. The chemistry of the two teams was as different as chalk and cheese. What happens is when you’re in a losing pattern you have a hard time visualizing the win. You start to reach for it and then, losing confidence, you overcompensate by being physical and tight. In reality, you should continue to play loose and free relying on your training and development in the system. But a loosing team doesn’t see anything but the losses stacking up and, as a group, begins to reach.

http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa221/TheHuddleNetwork/Kansas%20City%20Chiefs/OrionBerridge-HermEdwards-APCharlie.jpgWhat amazed me Sunday was how Herm Edwards was able to go into half-time and change the paradigm of the team. I don’t know what happened in that room, but it was something substantial. Herm left with a different team, a different coaching staff and possibly a different outcome to what was looking to be an unfortunate season.

The game itself was a defensive struggle, a battle of field position (or the lack there of). Both teams tried to establish a running game with the Vikings alone being successful. The Chiefs’ much improved defense ranked 4th in the NFL, a ranking anyone would have been surprised by at the beginning of the season. Jared Allen’s presence was felt. With so much attention going to him, Tamba Hali and the rest of the unit were able to operate man to man and, in some cases, uncovered. They created pocket pressure and the secondary only had to cover the route and not secondary routes like they did the last several seasons.

The Vikings’ defense was also great. They shut down Larry Johnson despite the Chiefs’ best efforts. “We wanted to run the ball down their throat. That was the game plan," said Dwayne Bowe as reported by ESPN. Thankfully, and to my utter joy and excitement, we switched game plans at halftime and came out throwing and establishing drives. The personal performances by Dwayne Bowe and Tony Gonzalez may have just saved the Chiefs’ season.

The team will need to get more creative. If Eddie Kennison can return while Dwayne Bowe is emerging, Kansas City’s passing offense will be too potent for opposing coordinators to stack the box. When Mike Solari stretches the field, Larry can get rolling. Until that happens, there’s no reason for opposing defenses to do anything but to dare Damon Huard to beat them with his arm. It’s something I have been preaching since the preseason and it looks like the coaches have started to figure it out.

This week Kansas City will be playing in San Diego against the Super Chargers who don’t seem to be Super at all, and who’s team unity may be dissolving. It’s a perfect time for Herm to let our guys off the hook and play that “we are over the hump” card. Carpe Diem boys. Play fast, play loose and throw in a “play to win the game” line since you’re Herman Edwards. Win this game and we have a season men.

Can you see where I’m going Herm? Because if you loose this game and don’t improve your team, it’s curtains. It doesn’t matter if you hold a team to 12 points if you can’t score the football.

Hats off to the coaching staff, Dwayne Bowe, Tony Gonzalez, and the whole Chiefs’ defense. Their ability to play free and loose shows why they rank above their peers at their respective positions. The next two games, at San Diego and home against the Jaguars, may define the season. But if we continue to see the kind of improvement we saw in the second half of Sunday’s game against Minnesota we might just have a contender for the AFC West. Let’s hope the second-half Chiefs show up rather than the first-half, because the two are as different as chalk and cheese.

m0ef0e
09-26-2007, 06:43 PM
Good article.

stlchief
09-26-2007, 07:05 PM
This is plagarism and ticks me off. All this guy did is read the posts on this site for the last 4 or 5 weeks about what needs to be done to be a contender.

When do we get our cut of his weekly salary?

He is probably m0ef0e trying to make some $ on the side. Orion Berridge - my a$$....

m0ef0e
09-26-2007, 07:06 PM
This is plagarism and ticks me off. All this guy did is read the posts on this site for the last 4 or 5 weeks about what needs to be done to be a contender.

When do we get our cut of his weekly salary?

He is probably m0ef0e trying to make some $ on the side. Orion Berridge - my a$$....

:lol: :lol: :lol: SSHHH!!! Don't blow my cover!

anaeelbackwards
09-26-2007, 07:35 PM
The next two games, at San Diego and home against the Jaguars, may define the season. But if we continue to see the kind of improvement we saw in the second half of Sunday’s game against Minnesota we might just have a contender for the AFC West. Let’s hope the second-half Chiefs show up rather than the first-half, because the two are as different as chalk and cheese.

EXACTLY!

Chiefster
09-27-2007, 12:13 AM
Good article.


This is plagarism and ticks me off. All this guy did is read the posts on this site for the last 4 or 5 weeks about what needs to be done to be a contender.

When do we get our cut of his weekly salary?

He is probably m0ef0e trying to make some $ on the side. Orion Berridge - my a$$....


It is a good article, but agree it does read like a bunch of comments fitted together to form the article.

Coach
09-27-2007, 12:25 AM
Average writing in my opinion. But he does raise several good points that as stlchief mentions, have been brought up by nearly every Chief fan this season.

Chiefster
09-27-2007, 02:33 AM
Average writing in my opinion. But he does raise several good points that as stlchief mentions, have been brought up by nearly every Chief fan this season.

It does state the obvious.

hermhater
09-27-2007, 03:50 AM
It does state the obvious.

Aren't we all?

McLovin
09-27-2007, 09:25 AM
Hopefully obvious to Sp ... i mean Herm.

bryonc

Chiefster
09-27-2007, 06:25 PM
Aren't we all?

Yes, but as the Resident Post Whore and honorary "Captain Obvious" I am merely doing what is expected of me. :p

rbedgood
09-27-2007, 06:38 PM
Yes, but as the Resident Post Whore and honorary "Captain Obvious" I am merely doing what is expected of me. :p

The odds of that title being stripped from you are about the same as the odds of Canada switching to Diet Coke...

hermhater
09-27-2007, 06:41 PM
Yes, but as the Resident Post Whore and honorary "Captain Obvious" I am merely doing what is expected of me. :p


Does admin not have an auto congrats for whoring your 8000th post?

I don't remember seeing it!:lol:

timsatt1
09-27-2007, 07:58 PM
yeah it was an average article with very little really being said.

the write basically left it open, that the chiefs can do real good or real bad, and either way, it wont hurt his prediction, because he left room in the article to blame herm if it doesnt go well.

there was nothing bold in the article, like saying the chiefs are going to beat san diego.

like someone said, he just stated the obvious.

basically anyone and everyone knows that the next two games....if go wrong, could end our season, and if they go right...will keep our playoff hopes alive. duh.

m0ef0e
09-27-2007, 07:59 PM
I'll say it:

THE CHIEFS ARE GOING TO BEAT SANDY EGGO ON SUNDAY!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!! GO CHIEFS!!!

timsatt1
09-27-2007, 08:00 PM
I'll say it:

THE CHIEFS ARE GOING TO BEAT SANDY EGGO ON SUNDAY!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!! GO CHIEFS!!!


ill second that.

m0ef0e
09-27-2007, 08:43 PM
ill second that.

All in favor say "aye".

hermhater
09-27-2007, 08:45 PM
All in favor say "aye".

aye!

Chiefster
09-27-2007, 09:47 PM
Does admin not have an auto congrats for whoring your 8000th post?

I don't remember seeing it!:lol:


Nah; unnecessary at this point. :D

Chiefster
09-27-2007, 09:49 PM
The odds of that title being stripped from you are about the same as the odds of Canada switching to Diet Coke...


1/1000000000000000000000000000000000000000 are too low. :D

Chiefster
09-27-2007, 09:52 PM
I'll say it:

THE CHIEFS ARE GOING TO BEAT SANDY EGGO ON SUNDAY!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!! GO CHIEFS!!!


ill second that.


All in favor say "aye".


aye!

Motion carries! Next....

You really should wait for the chairman to enter the town hall in order to begin making and voting on motions!****Slams gavel on desk****:11:

m0ef0e
09-27-2007, 11:00 PM
Motion carries! Next....

You really should wait for the chairman to enter the town hall in order to begin making and voting on motions!****Slams gavel on desk****:11:

My bad, I thought the call was obvious. :sign0153:

Chiefster
09-29-2007, 08:30 PM
My bad, I thought the call was obvious. :sign0153:


Well I'm willing to forgive you this time! :p

sling58
09-30-2007, 09:19 AM
Well I'm willing to forgive you this time! :p

Just this once!