As to the Super Bowl. Wait....not yet....first let's remember that the real goal at this point is to get a playoff win. In a way, that may be harder than getting to the Super Bowl. This Chiefs team doesn't have much experience in the playoffs and of course there is all the bad karma of going 1 and out so many years. So getting that 1st playoff win in forever will be almost as difficult as getting to and winning the Super Bowl.
And now back to the Superbowl.....IF we can win that first wildcard matchup then the Super Bowl is certainly a very realistic possibility. As brdempsey has predicted might happen, we could well find ourselves playing Denver with the winner going to the Super Bowl. And after these two games against Denver I like our chances if that matchup happens. These damned donkeys haven't beaten us yet this year. We've beaten ourselves and the damned zebras have given us a helping hand in beating ourselves. But if we get a 3rd shot at the donkeys, I say we will win it.
No...the Super Bowl is not out of the question by a long shot. There is certainly no team in the AFC that we can't beat. And I am not talking the "any given Sunday" thing....I mean there is absolutely no team in the AFC that is so much better than us that they can beat us time and time again. If we can win that first playoff game then we have a very good chance of going to the Super Bowl.
Defensively, the biggest problem was giving up big plays when they had the Donkeys pinned back in 2nd and long and 3rd an long and it must have happened at least a half-dozen times. Do the Chiefs have any zone pass defensive schemes in their playbook?
As for the Donkeys defense, they've made a living off of opposing Offenses shooting themselves in the foot & like you said, holding other teams receivers and getting away with it -- nothing more. They are not championship caliber by any stretch of the imagination.
Let's not forget the Donkeys O-Line only got called for holding once in each of the 2 games against the Chiefs, but I've seen the visual evidence that there should have been many more & if it were the Chiefs O-Line, they would have got called. This isn't football, this is politics.
On the Chiefs last Offensive series, they had to pick up that 1st down and didn't. Something else has to happen on that 4th down play other than throwing to Bowe in the end zone. Total botch job.
We know that Manning and his receivers are good, but on a level playing field, are the Donkeys really anything more than an average team, even with Manning? I don't think so. He would have been KO'd already, if his O-Line wasn't allowed to hold and get away with it. Admittedly, Manning seems to have the Chiefs number, but Tom Brady and the Pats have Mannings number. And it just so happens, the Pats are leading their division & will probably get the #2 seed in the post-season.
Not sure how the Chiefs season will end up, but my biggest hope is that the Donkeys get knocked out of playoffs by someone and don't reach the SB. Besides the Chiefs have already showed vast improvement over last season, so whatever happens, the 2013 season was not a total loss for the Chiefs by any means.
Have no idea why Reid doesn't make a more balanced use of JC.
Agreed. Outside of their QB & recievers, saw nothing spectacular about the Broncos. KC still must beat teams consistently within it's division. We get another crack at the Raiders and Chargers. We need to go into Washingtion, Oakland and SD with an attitude.Quote:
One thing that looks promising is there were no sacks given up by the Chiefs O-Line today. Even a less than 100% Eric Fisher was able to handle Von Miller when he got thrust into action. The Chiefs have, at least going forward after this year, two very athletic and young bookend Tackles ( we may have seen the last of Albert, today ).
rodu is right about Donnie Avery. He drops too many passes. Let the youngsters Jenkins and Hemingway have their chance.
Maybe next week the Chiefs can get a win against the Redskins and I'm looking forward to that game.
Any team that gets away with this sort of thing CANNOT be considered a true champion, as was the case with the '97 and '98 Donkeys.