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    I don't mind admitting that these 3 losses have hit me like a 10,000 pound sh!t-hammer. It took me 3 days to recover from that first loss.

    The loss against San Diego was almost as bad.

    And of course this second loss to the donkeys in Arrowhead hurts like hell...especially since we had the bastids by the balls and let them get away.

    But being mindful of coach's advice in another thread to not get too high on the wins, I'm not going to get too low on the losses. So I've looked at these three losses and while there are certainly reasons for deep concern, I also see lots of reasons to be "almost" pleased with these last 3 games.

    Let's face facts....

    When we were 9-0 there was not a sane Chiefs fan anywhere that thought we were going to win the Superbowl in an undefeated season.

    Many of us were worried that the pundits were right and our Chiefs were simply a "paper tiger".

    A common theme in threads through the first 9 games was "Is our Offense EVER going to get their sh!t together?"

    Well boys, our offense has gotten their sh!t together in the last 3 weeks. Our Defense has looked weak, but then, for 3 games they have been playing quarterbacks that are simply pretty damned good. Neither forehead nor rivers are anything to laugh at.

    So where are we???????

    Our Offense has shown they can light up the scoreboard just like the "big boys" do.

    Our Defense has shown they aren't quite as good as we thought (and the injuries have not helped), but if they can get their mojo back they can keep us in the fight against any team in the NFL today. BAR NONE!

    We are competitive with any team in the NFL so long as either our Defense or Offense is playing their "A-game".

    If both our Offense AND our Defense can bring their "A-game" on the same day then we will win....NO MATTER WHO WE ARE PLAYING.

    Our Chiefs have 3 tough tasks ahead of them......

    1) They have to get out there and get the required wins to make the playoffs. Should be easy, but it won't be. We're dinged up and we are facing our first serious adversity this season.

    2) We need to finish the season STRONG. Beating the colts and the dolts in the last 2 weeks would be HUGE!!!!

    3) Assuming we make the playoffs we have to BURY that 1 and out problem we have had in the playoffs! If we make the playoffs, we need to win that first round game in a blowout!

    If we can do those 3 things we will have an honest shot at the Super Bowl.

    Call me a "homer"....I guess I am.....but this is a very good Chiefs team. All the pieces are there. They just have to get to the playoffs and then put all those pieces together at the same time.

    GO CHIEFS!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcvet View Post
    the chargers game was the hardest one for me to swallow. Rivers sliced and diced our D and took only 58 secs to do it. same ole story. D wins games and SB's
    Our D has all the tools, honestly (in our losses) I think the chiefs are learning and putting things together just at the right pace. We haven't seen our same weaknesses exposed 2 games in a row. Each game we've had a problem and corrected it by the next game. That right there says it's just a matter of time before the opposition doesn't have a problem we can't solve and to me that is very encouraging

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchiefsfan View Post
    Good on you Justin!!!! Know a good online betting site? Vegas is a long way to go for a $100 bet, but if the odds were right I'd certainly put a little money on a playoff win and a Super Bowl appearance.
    I don't see myself going to vegas before the end of this season, but next time I go I'll let you know and you can wire me your money and I'll put it down for you and send you your winnings(if you trust me)

    isnt there an atlantic city near you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin5772002 View Post
    I don't see myself going to vegas before the end of this season, but next time I go I'll let you know and you can wire me your money and I'll put it down for you and send you your winnings(if you trust me)

    isnt there an atlantic city near you?
    HELL! I never thought of Atlantic City! And there are also the 2 Indian Casino's in Southeastern Connecticut! I'll make the run to the Indian Casinos and put a little money on the Chiefs to win a Playoff game and the Super Bowl. I KNOW I'll win one of the two bets.....maybe both! Thanks for making me think. Neither AC or the Indian Casinos in Ct even occurred to be. Getting old and forgetful! :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctchiefsfan View Post
    HELL! I never thought of Atlantic City! And there are also the 2 Indian Casino's in Southeastern Connecticut! I'll make the run to the Indian Casinos and put a little money on the Chiefs to win a Playoff game and the Super Bowl. I KNOW I'll win one of the two bets.....maybe both! Thanks for making me think. Neither AC or the Indian Casinos in Ct even occurred to be. Getting old and forgetful! :(
    Can't forget to have fun in this life I'm sure there's plenty of fun in AC your missing out on

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    KC lost to the 2 best QBs (stat wise, people forget Rivers is having an amazing year because peyton's year is better and they only have like 4 or 5 wins)

    D gave up more points because the rush isn't there and because they continue to let big plays happen

    Offense is finally starting to open the playbook

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    Can I speak freely? Sure I can. Our defense is in disarray and it started before the 2 key injuries. It's almost like the line and secondary are on different playbooks. It is so bad that ANY decent QB could slice right through our D. I never once thought we were SB material, but thought this season could be a huge building block for the next few years. We have a young enough team, with little free agency concerns coming up soon, BUT I am concerned this defensive collapse is so systemic, we will have to rebuild in the off-season. Anyone who remembers me(I haven't had regular internet access for a little over a year) knows I am as optimistic as a guy gets, but looking at this melt-down realistically will reveal much bigger issues than a little coaching can fix. We have a few great players(on defense) and a whole lot of mediocre-bad players. Our offense is on fire! So, I haven't completely lost faith.

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    I remember you Arizona. Hope we will see more of you. Meanwhile, I am not ready to dial 911 for our Defense yet because they have been up against a couple of gunslinger QBs the last 3 weeks. We'll learn more in these next weeks.

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    On one hand, we played against 2 of the best QBs (statistically) in the league. On the other hand, we were torched by them, and didnt do great the game before them. we have the Colts coming up soon. They have a retty good offense and QB, but not as explosive as Denver. Ill wait to see how we perform against the Colts before I label the D a bust. I also think it is more coaching than players. I don't really see anyone I would want to replace in our front 7. There may be better guys to get in the secondary, but they may cost more than we would have available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coach View Post
    That's a positive outlook for sure. Looking back on some of the former superboel winners like the giants, steelers, saints. They weren't always dominant during the regular season, but they had the pieces in place and played their best football at the right time. If this team can improve the pass rush, their secondary suddenly is better. When we were getting sacks and pressure on the QB, our secondary looked great. Now that we can't sniff theqb, our secondary looks awful. Our offense is finally moving the ball. We need all 3 phases to click and we could beat any team, on any field.
    ...Absolutely! Although, today I think we did get a coverage sack or two.


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    Quote Originally Posted by azchiefsfan View Post
    Can I speak freely? Sure I can. Our defense is in disarray and it started before the 2 key injuries. It's almost like the line and secondary are on different playbooks. It is so bad that ANY decent QB could slice right through our D. I never once thought we were SB material, but thought this season could be a huge building block for the next few years. We have a young enough team, with little free agency concerns coming up soon, BUT I am concerned this defensive collapse is so systemic, we will have to rebuild in the off-season. Anyone who remembers me(I haven't had regular internet access for a little over a year) knows I am as optimistic as a guy gets, but looking at this melt-down realistically will reveal much bigger issues than a little coaching can fix. We have a few great players(on defense) and a whole lot of mediocre-bad players. Our offense is on fire! So, I haven't completely lost faith.
    We were missing DeVito for 3 games and Tyson Jackdon wasn't healthy or anywhere near 100% there went our pass rush cause our line wasn't dominant. There's only so many people Poe can take on by himself

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