It is easy to pick out a single player and focus everything on him. It is the weak thing to do – the easy way out. The QB can’t get a pass off. The receivers are running bad routes and dropping easy passes. The special teams unit is muffing punts. The whole thing is bad, bad, bad… Stinks of bad coaching – which starts with bad management – which stems from disinterested ownership…
This is not a team that doesn’t have the talent to compete. Brandon Carr was this teams biggest loss. This was a team who despite losing 3 key players early in the season last year with this talent managed to stay in the playoff hunt in the AFC west till week 16.
Yet here we are not even halfway through the season and it’s clear to every one that this team is going to be no where close to being a playoff team. So If the talent is mostly there from a year ago why is that.
This team had an extra week to get ready for the Oakland Raiders. Yet it was Oakland that came out CLEARLY the team that was more ready to play the game of football.
What did the Chiefs look like. They looked the same as they have at any other point this season. They turned the ball over. They didn’t show anything to make the Raiders think they had to worry about the Chiefs taking the ball and scoring anything but a few field goals.
Much has been made about the poor QB play that has been seen with the Chiefs this year. Many have piled on Matt Cassel. But the truth is that with this coaching staff Cassel really doesn’t have much of a shot to be a good QB. No QB would look great with the coaching staff that has been put in place in KC.
That’s not to say Cassel has done anything at all the fact is that he hasn’t and is just as much to do with why this team is where they are as anyother other player. If not more so.
But when your head coach decides that instead of taking a shot and trying to make something happen right before the half that you’re just going to take a knee and play just to stay close. You’re not going to win many games in the NFL. That’s been proven over the years. The NFL has changed from a just grind it out game. With all the rules changes in favor of the offense. Those days are for the most part over.
The Chiefs made a mistake giving the job to Todd Haley they fired him. They made a mistake again by having Romeo Crennel as his replacement. That’s clear by the 1-6 mark.
The Chiefs made a mistake by giving Matt Cassel the keys to the offense. But they have made even bigger ones with the head coaches that they have chosen to lead this team.
And for that Scott Pioli should be worried for his job. He’s now 0-2 when it comes to picking head coaches. That’s just not simply going to be enough. If he is able to stick around this it a MUST GET IT RIGHT head coach hireing. He’s down in the count 0-2 he can no longer afford to swing and miss on anther head coach hire. If he does get that chance he has lost the right to be wrong and keep his job. Pioli’s seat needs to be REAL hot right now. This is just not an acceptable product on the field for him to go on to much longer. Scoot Pioli is the one that is responsable for this mess. Right now I don’t think many fans care to see him get a shot to work this team out of it.
This game showed that most of those players on Red and Gold don’t deserve US!
They got a week to show improvement and there where NO at all.
Hard Workin’ people form KC that spends money and time supporting CHIEFS deserve better!
Chiefs fans around the world deserve better!
In any company around the world if you don’t deliver it you got fired isn’t?
This isn’t anymore about just "FIRE PIOLI-BECH CASSEL" …
Today Im the ONE who feels sick and disgusting
They are NOT at least a competitive team.
Chiefs owns one of the best and most loyal fans around the NFL.
In exchange season after season we get a LAME product.
This is not anymore Loyal Fans vs Save Our Chiefs fans
We need to make a common union as ONE .. and show Owner that WE DEMAND a BETTER PRODUCT!
And YES fire EGOLI … he’s the apple who rotten the whole others!
Oakland Raiders (2-4)
Sunday, October 28, 3:05PM Central Time
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Watch online: Kansas City Chiefs vs Oakland Raiders Live Stream Online
NFL owners have navigated through years of labor battles and escaped without having to fully guarantee contracts. Instead, teams offer huge signing bonuses and partial base salary guarantees to compete.
To appease fan bases and promote ticket sales, teams will venture into bad contracts. Many will rush to judgment on the Buffalo Bills signing Mario Williams to a six-year, $96 million contract. Through seven games, Williams has 3.5 sacks and 16 tackles.
But seven games don’t define a signing. Julius Peppers had two sacks and 16 tackles in the first seven games of his six-year, $84 million contract with the Bears, and no one is questioning that deal in Chicago.
Here is my list of the 10 worst current NFL contracts:
Chris Johnson is set to make $10 million next season, a price John Clayton feels is too steep for a running back who’s not among the league leaders.
1. Chris Johnson, RB, Tennessee Titans (six years, $80.96 million): This might be tough to justify after Johnson’s 195-yard effort against Buffalo, but the Bills’ defense has been making a lot of money for opposing players. Before Sunday’s game, Johnson averaged 50.2 yards over the first six weeks. But in the first year of Johnson’s contract, CJ2K was CJ1K, rushing for 1,047 yards and averaging a modest 4.0 yards per carry. Johnson’s salary goes from $8 million to $10 million next year. The Titans view the contract as a four-year, $56 million extension, but in a quarterback-driven league, it’s tough to pay a running back like a quarterback unless he’s among the league leaders.
2. Michael Vick, QB, Philadelphia Eagles (six years, $100 million): The Eagles are coming off a bye week in which Andy Reid fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo, and he is evaluating every position. Vick is the quarterback for now, but after the so-called "Dream Team" didn’t make the playoffs last season, the 3-3 start has everything under review. Reid could be in trouble if the Eagles don’t make the playoffs, and that would affect Vick. He has $47.5 million coming to him in 2013-15, but the Eagles might try to get out of the deal if Reid is gone.
3. Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets (three years, $40.4 million): The Jets aren’t "Tebowing" about this contract. Four years into his career, Sanchez is at a career-low 53.2 completion percentage and Rex Ryan has to explain weekly why he doesn’t replace Sanchez with Tim Tebow. Though he was part of an AFC Championship Game participant his first two seasons, Sanchez’s performance has declined with the shrinking offensive talent around him. The problem is twofold. The Jets are more than $7 million over next year’s cap, and Sanchez has a $10 million guarantee in 2013. It would be hard to get rid of him.
4. Kevin Kolb, QB, Arizona Cardinals (six years, $62.1 million): The Cardinals felt so good about this deal that they stalked Peyton Manning with the idea of upgrading at quarterback. Kolb has looked no better than a backup. He’s battled enough injuries that players question his toughness. John Skelton beat out Kolb for the starting job, and even though Kolb was 3-2 filling in for him, Skelton seems to be the better option for the Cardinals.
5. Matt Cassel, QB, Kansas City Chiefs (six years, $58 million): A good portion of the Kansas City crowd cheered when Cassel suffered a concussion. Cassel has recovered, but he has lost his job to Brady Quinn. This is Cassel’s fourth and, most likely, last season in Kansas City. His salaries go to $7.5 million and $9 million in the final two years of his contract, but he’s never completed better than 59.5 percent of his passes for better than 6.9 yards an attempt.
6. DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers (five years, $43 million): The coaching staff thought so much of the $8.6 million-a-year running back that he was on the field for five plays Sunday against Dallas even though he’s healthy. He has 50 carries for 177 yards, which puts him on pace for a 472-yard season. The Panthers have sizable investments in two other running backs, Jonathan Stewart at $36.5 million for five years and Mike Tolbert at $10 million for four years. Oh, and by the way, Williams turns 30 next April, making him a target for release.
7. Tyson Jackson, DE, Kansas City Chiefs (five years, $56.2 million): Scott Pioli drafted Jackson with the third pick of the 2009 draft to be a mainstay in the Chiefs’ 3-4 defense. The problem is that Jackson and Glenn Dorsey come off the field when opponents go to three- and four-receiver sets. In only one game this season has Jackson been on the field for more than 40 plays. He has two sacks and 139 tackles in four seasons and his salary goes to $14.72 million next year, the final year of his contract.
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