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The Young & The Restless
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On August 11, 2011 @ 6:50 pm In Commentary | Comments Disabled
I’ve been a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs since 1988-89, about the same time that Marty Schottenheimer and Derrick Thomas arrived. Since then, I have never looked at another NFL franchise. I remain a true Chiefs fan. A few weeks ago I went on a rant about how unhappy I was with the Kansas City Chiefs not acquiring any “brand named” free agents during the free agent frenzy that took place shortly after the 2011 NFL lockout (which lasted 18 weeks and 4 days). But after a continuous dialogue with a fellow Chiefs fan, Jay Brickman, I soon recanted all of my previous statements.
My glass is now half-full again.
Jay Brickman, of Colorado Springs, is the most enthusiastic and optimistic Chiefs’ fan that I have ever met, and I am happy to have him as a member of Chiefs Nation. Chiefs’ fans across the country want a championship as soon as possible. Every year for 22 years I have gotten excited about the new NFL year, only to be disappointed because we didn’t win a championship. The Chiefs have the 2nd best record in the NFL during the regular season from 1990-1999, just below the Buffalo Bills. It’s been 40 years in the making for the Chiefs to win a championship of the modern era. I’m tired Chiefs Nation, as I expressed to Jay Brickman, however the fight must go on!
Chop it up!
I created a moniker for the Chiefs wide receivers during the Brickman negotiations, and I call them the “Killer Bees.” Although Jerheme (pronounced JEREMY) Urban is listed as the starting receiver opposite D. Bowe, I still believe that by mid-season Steve Breaston, Bowe, and Jonathan Baldwin – the “killer bees” – will be in full swing. That is something for Chiefs fans to be excited about. They are young and talented.
Among the other young and talented 2011 Kansas City Chiefs are the following: Rodney Hudson, C, Florida State; Cameron Sheffield, LB, Troy; Brandon Carr, CB, Grand Valley State; Brandon Flowers, CB, Virginia Tech; Eric Berry, S, Tennessee; Tyson Jackson, DE, LSU; Glen Dorsey, DE, LSU; Dexter McCluster, OW (offensive weapon), Mississippi; Justin Houston, LB, Georgia; Kendrick Lewis, S, Mississippi; Allen Bailey, DE, Miami; Javier Arenas, DB, Alabama; Ricky Stanzi, QB, Iowa; Wallace Gillberry, DE, Alabama. These fine young athletes have 4 years or less experience in the NFL, and are the future of the Kansas City Chiefs.
We must expect that the Chiefs will re-sign Brandon Flowers before the start of next season, but we know how stubborn Scott Pioli can be when dealing with defensive backs. Just tap into your memory bank of Ty Law and Asante Samuel debacle.
Chiefs Nation has a lot to be excited about in the building and structuring of a young foundation of talent that will eventually reach that ultimate goal of an NFL Championship.
Although we lost a daughter in Brian Waters on the O line, we gained a son in Rodney Hudson. The offensive line is being reconstructed; no longer do we have the comfort of Will Shields and Willie Roaf. Now we have, Barry Richardson, Ryan Lilja, Casey “The Truth” Wiegmann, Branden Albert, newly acquired Jared Gaither formerly of the Baltimore Ravens, Jon Asamoah, and company. Le’Ron McClain with bring depth at running back, in addition to this we have Tony Moeaki returning after a breakout rookie campaign that kind of superseded Tony Gonzalez’ rookie season stats.
Critics all across the country say that our division title and playoff appearance was a scheduling error, so they made sure that there would be no scheduling error this season. The Chiefs have one of the toughest schedules in the NFL against teams such as Super Bowl contenders, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Green Bay Packers. We play the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, and the Chicago Bears, notwithstanding San Diego, Oakland (who swept the Chiefs in 2010), and the Denver Broncos. The Chiefs youth definitely have their work cut out for them in 2011.
As long as we have fans like Jay Brickman, Nathan Kent, C.J. Korf, and all of the followers of Chiefswarpath.com, and many other fans around the world to represent the very fabric of Chiefs Nation, the Chiefs organization will always have the support needed to win that evasive championship. We may be “restless” at times, but we are warriors. The Chiefs are “young” and talented and possess the necessary skills needed to win games. We have a lot to look forward to in the near future. Go Chiefs!!!!
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