Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: should we be worried?

  1. #1
    Member Since
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    6
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    history is against us this saturday, and much of our future as a team is in the balance. chiefs have had bad luck against the colts in the past, and coincidentially when we went 9-0 they came to our house and won... will we do the same to them? can we get pressure on manning or keep him off the field? if we win this weekend it may keep TG & LJ here in kc.


    http://www.superbowl.com/news/story/9906057


    JASON WHITLOCK
    The Kansas City Star

    Well, Chiefs fans finally got their you-play-to-win-the-game moment from Herm Edwards, who always preaches with a purpose.

    Less than 24 hours after qualifying for the playoffs, Edwards opened his New Year’s Day news conference ranting about how his Chiefs didn’t luck into or back into the playoffs.

    “Let’s not get this thing twisted and think we backed into this deal,” Edwards preached with the necessary emotion to catch the eye of ESPN producers. “We didn’t lose, we won. Every team that played this weekend played at home and had an opportunity to get into the playoffs just like us. We just happened to win. What’s wrong with that? So, let’s not get it twisted and say, ‘Well, they’re lucky.’ We didn’t get lucky. We won.”

    Why the unprovoked rant? Edwards said he wanted to transfer his attitude to his players and he could sense that some people thought the Chiefs were lucky.

    “I’m not irritated,” Edwards said. “I’m just making a point. It’s playoff time now. I’m in a different mode, I think a real different mode all of a sudden. I’m in a different frame of mind.”

    Hmm. That’s one way to look at it. There’s also another way to view Herm’s tirade.

    Maybe Herm thought it was important to convince his players, the local and national media and Kansas City football fans that the Chiefs weren’t lucky because he knows Carl Peterson sent the clear message he didn’t think the Chiefs would qualify for postseason play when he placed Jason Dunn and Kyle Turley on injured reserve before the Jacksonville game.

    Marinate on that for a moment.

    The Chiefs won’t have the services of one of the league’s top run-blocking tight ends in a playoff game that likely will hinge on KC’s ability to control the clock with Larry Johnson.

    Peterson, in my opinion, made a gigantic tactical error.

    He placed Dunn, Turley and Rich Scanlon on injured reserve so the Chiefs could elevate practice-squaders Casey Printers, Chris Hannon and William Kershaw to the 53-man roster. By placing Printers, Hannon and Kershaw on the final 53-man roster it protects the Chiefs from an opposing team poaching one of the three players from KC’s practice squad this offseason.

    Teams are justifiably paranoid about losing their practice-squad players. A couple of years ago, the Chiefs cut guard Ryan Lilja with the hopes they could place him on their practice squad. The Colts scooped up Lilja, and he’s been a regular starter in Indy for two years.

    The Chiefs said they placed Dunn on IR because doctors won’t clear him to play now that they miraculously discovered he has a herniated disk in his back in week 16.

    Dunn told me Monday that he’s played with the injury for six weeks. When he entered Arrowhead Stadium on Monday for a brief team meeting, Dunn told me he hoped the Chiefs could reverse the decision. When Dunn left Arrowhead, he told me that assistant general manager Denny Thum told him that the Chiefs regretted placing Dunn on IR and they wouldn’t have done it if they thought they were going to qualify for the playoffs.

    Dunn was visibly disappointed.

    “I could play four more games,” said Dunn, who admitted he’ll undergo surgery this offseason. “I’ve been playing with it.”

    Dunn’s absence Saturday will place more pressure on Tony Gonzalez and Kris Wilson. Gonzalez will have more blocking responsibility.

    Wilson will pull double duty between fullback and tight end. Linemen John Welbourn and Chris Bober will get some time at tight end.

    Dunn’s absence hamstrings the offensive coaching staff. Dunn has never been a big part of KC’s passing game, but he’s always been a threat in KC’s pass offense. And blocking on the edge against outside linebackers and working up to safeties requires a combination of strength and athletic ability that few offensive linemen possess.

    Dunn’s absence is big. But that probably won’t get talked about on ESPN this week because Herm created a nice little distraction. Herm is smart, and he’s a team player. He fell on Carl Peterson’s grenade."






  2. #2
    Member Since
    Jun 2006
    Location
    betwwen lost and nowhere,southcentral ks.
    Posts
    1,258
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    every game against anyone,nomatter how good or bad, if its on the road its time to worry.

  3. #3
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Location
    SE Kansas
    Posts
    27,898
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 227
    Given: 402

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    Meh, why worry? I didn't expect us to get this far.


  4. #4
    Member Since
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,353
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    I wonder how we can get Peterson to fall on his own grenade? (grin) We could call it assisted suicide.

    GO Allen :hammer: Peyton!!

    8-) :pint:
    Go Chiefs Eleven, win
    in 2007!!:fighting0068:

  5. #5
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Location
    SE Kansas
    Posts
    27,898
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 227
    Given: 402

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    kenny1937 wrote:
    I wonder how we can get Peterson to fall on his own grenade? (grin) We could call it assisted suicide.

    GO Allen :hammer: Peyton!!

    8-) :pint:
    Calling Dr. Jack!!!


  6. #6
    Member Since
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,353
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    Dr. Jack says "Not to worry, I have the :hammer: "
    (grin)

    GO ALLEN AND DEFENSE :hammer: and Plant Manning!!

    8-) :pint:
    Go Chiefs Eleven, win
    in 2007!!:fighting0068:

  7. #7
    Member Since
    Jun 2006
    Location
    betwwen lost and nowhere,southcentral ks.
    Posts
    1,258
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    if they get out to a 14 pt lead,i`ll start worring. if LJ racks up huge yardage but we don`t get 7 or more points, i`ll worry. if i run out of beer,i`ll worry. :-D

  8. #8
    Member Since
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    1,353
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    I hopr the Colts run out of gas, and return to the stables, worn out and beaten!

    GO CHIEFS :hammer: The Colts!!

    8-) :pint:
    Go Chiefs Eleven, win
    in 2007!!:fighting0068:

  9. #9
    Member Since
    May 2006
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    9,106
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 20
    Given: 26

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    My official prediction, for todays game, is......

    Chiefs - 17.......Colts - 34.

    I hate to do that, but I honestly believe that the Colts are a better football team, right now. Sure do hope that I'm wrong.

  10. #10
    Member Since
    Sep 2005
    Location
    SE Kansas
    Posts
    27,898
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 227
    Given: 402

    Default Re: should we be worried?


    0 Not allowed!
    chief31 wrote:
    My official prediction, for todays game, is......

    Chiefs - 17.......Colts - 34.

    I hate to do that, but I honestly believe that the Colts are a better football team, right now. Sure do hope that I'm wrong.
    They are better right now, the fact that we actually backed into the playoffs was far and above what I was anticipating.


Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •