The Chiefs finally won a game, WOO HOO! (and there was much rejoicing), more Hermisms, the NFL, and plenty of useless ramblings.
Vikings 10, Chiefs 13
Damon Huard and Larry Johnson get game balls from me and not for what you think, more on that in a minute.
Early in the game, Kansas City goes on a 10 play 30 yard drive resulting in a turnover. 10 FREAKIN PLAYS TO GO 30 F’N YARDS?!
LJ was getting hit in the backfield on almost every play, even on the bench. After the 47th run for negative yardage, LJ spikes the ball and starts yelling at the sidelines. Damon Huard also gets in a shouting match with Big Brother Dick Curl, which led the Chiefs to a productive halftime locker room meeting.
After scoring only three touchdowns in seven straight losses, with tons of upset vocal fans and media, finally, someone decided enough of Herm/Curl/Solari’s bulls**t. And those someone’s were the Chiefs players. Herm’s offensive philosophy doesn’t work and a change was needed.
Game balls for Damon and LJ for speaking up. I know it’s hard to believe, but you actually have to throw the ball to your wide receivers and put points on the board to win. Who knew?
Kansas City finally starts throwing the ball, and surprise, they started to move downfield. Of course, Mike Solari being who he is, tries calling a fancy trick play which almost lost 20 yards and he followed that up with an ill-timed screen, and yet another two yard pass out in the flat, which should’ve led to another punt if it wasn’t for Samie Parker’s running ability. Kudos to Sami Parker.
It’s funny how the announcer said the same thing I have been saying, that three or four wide receiver sets stretch out the defense and opens up the running lanes for LJ. Maybe I do know what I’m talking about.
The Chiefs defense has been playing great, and finally they have a win to show for it. Although, they dodged a couple of bullets thanks to the Vikings quarterback overthrowing a wide, wide, WIDE open receiver in the end zone.
I wrote last week about Dwayne Bowe and I think he has the potential to be a great wide receiver, provided the Chiefs coaching staff (minus Gunther) doesn’t screw it up.
“Mike (Solari) found a weakness in the defense, and we made some changes,” Bowe said.
Yah, it’s called passing the ball downfield.
Big Middle Fingers Up to Fox for not switching away from the 3rd quarter Philadelphia/Detroit 56-21 blowout to a more competitive game like Arizona/Baltimore or Minnesota/Kansas City.
“Whoa, that’s a lot of points. That isn’t even a football game. That’s Arena Football.”
You know what else it is Herm? It’s a win.
I didn’t know Solari had a relative calling plays for Green Bay. Down by four with five minutes left, the Packers had 4th and goal from the three inch line and they called a shotgun formation with no backs in the backfield. WTF? Luckily for Green Bay, the Chargers, led by the great Norv Turner, gave them another chance, and somewhere Marty is smiling.
Wearing White Jerseys at Home
Everytime I think Herm has said the dumbest thing ever, HE KEEPS TALKING!
QUESTION: Are you going to wear the white jersey ’cause it’s hot?
EDWARDS: “We’re going to wear white.”
QUESTION: Do you have to tell the opposition?
JD: Hold on, what kind of stupid question is this? In the entire history of the NFL, do you think it’s just dumb luck that one team has always worn a dark jersey and one team has always worn a white jersey? I think maybe, just maybe, all the teams communicate their attire arrangements.
EDWARDS: “You have to tell them ahead of time. You declare what you wear. You can wear white. It helps you.”
JD: Really? How does it help you? Did it help you in ’06 vs. the Bengals, a team Vermeil beat 37-3? Just checking.
EDWARDS: “That’s why I always wear a sweatshirt that’s generally white. There’s a trick to it. If you go to the Middle East what do they wear? Figure it out. It’s 100 degrees there.”
JD: Uh, yah, I didn’t know the Middle East had a football team. They don’t? Well, good thing Herm wants to emulate them. They also sh*t in a hole standing up and wear sandles, maybe we should do that to?
I’m pretty sure Oakland and Pittsburgh have won home games in September. The color of your jersey doesn’t mean squat, it’s just yet another desperate act by a desperate man who is in over his head. Why should he care about Chiefs tradition anyway? He might as well change the arrowhead logo while he’s at it.
Wearing white at Arrowhead is bad enough, but at least we’re not in Philadelphia. What in the hell where they wearing?
Since the Chiefs wore red, what happened? Have you noticed that all of Herm’s big decisions keep getting overturned?
Brodie Croyle is our starter. – No he’s not.
Justin Medlock is our kicker. – No he’s not.
We’re wearing white at home. – No you’re not.
I want to run an impotent offense vs. the Vikings. – No you’re not.
Why is he still the in charge when he keeps making the wrong choices?
Game Four at San Diego
The Chiefs cannot go into San Diego like they did in the first half against the Vikings, and they can’t go in there like they did last year in San Diego. The Chargers are upset, angry, frustrated and desperate, just like the Eagles were before they played Detroit. In case you missed it, Philadelphia ran up 56 points. The Chiefs cannot start the game down 10 points yet again. We can beat the Chargers, and we should’ve beat the Bears, but we have to take off the Hermcuffs.
I love that term, Hermcuffs. I wish I would’ve thought of that.
Last week I thought Herm explaining his decision to not give Medlock competition was a dizzying experience. And then I heard him try to explain his 21 points comment.
EDWARDS: “Would I like to have an offense that scores 30 points a game? I sure would. I would love it.”
JD: Really? Because I’m pretty sure you said, “Thirty points? That isn’t even a football game. That’s Arena Football.” That doesn’t sound to me like you love 30 points a game.
QUESTION: But you said that’s Arena football last week?
EDWARDS: “I would like to have an offense that scores 30 points a game but most offenses don’t do that. My goal is if we could score 24 points a game we could win a lot of football games. If you look at all the games and you score 24 points a game you can win a lot of games in this league. I’m not saying that I don’t want to score points because if I can score points do you know what that does?”
JD: It wins you the game?
EDWARDS: “It helps my defense because then my defense can unleash on them. We can knock the quarterback down and take the ball away.”
JD: Really? Because I’m pretty sure you said, “If we score 21 points, I’ll say, ‘Whoa, we scored a lot of points.’ Twenty-one points – that’s a lot of points.” That doesn’t sound like someone who has a goal of 24. That sounds to me like someone who would rather have 17, or even….. 13 points a game.
EDWARDS: “But the defense has to take the ball away and give your offense a short field. When you look at the games we won last year. When you look at the turnovers this team was 6-1 when we took the ball away one or more times – when we gave them a short field. The San Diego Chargers came in here and we took the ball away three or four times in the first half. We scored points on a short field. The 49ers, we took the ball away three or four times in the first half. They’re down at halftime before they can wake up. We’ve taken the ball away. They can’t catch you.”
JD: Doesn’t this sound like someone who thinks the offense is a hindrance?
EDWARDS: “But then when we take it away the offense has to score. We took it away twice last week and kicked a field goal.”
JD: And who’s fault is that? If all you throw are passes in the flat, you’ll be lucky to even get field goals.
EDWARDS: “We turned the ball over twice and they scored twice. If you turn the ball over it doesn’t matter how good you are. You’re giving the offense a short field. All offenses are not going to go 80 yards every [series.]”
JD: Why not? Maybe you should have that as a goal? You might even win the time of possession if you have continuous 80 yard drives, and who knows, you might even win a game or two.