Shocked? The above title couldn’t be coming from the head of Koolaid affairs here at HomeoftheCHIEFS could it? Maybe I just feel like shocking you today, or maybe I just want this newest installment to turn a few heads around here. Allow me to explain,…
The last blog I wrote was on June 19th. I have taken the last month off from writing the blog to take a few deep breaths, and collect myself as we prepare for the upcoming Season. As most if you know, my heart has been broken for the last year, I recently quit smoking and I recently started a company, and quite frankly, It is very hard to be the messenger of optimism when so many of my peers have already cashed in their chips after arguably one of the best off-season’s in Kansas City Chiefs history. I am the 12th man. I am what I am.
Here we are less than two weeks away from camp, and I find myself taking measure of everything that has come to pass at good ole’ #1 Arrowhead Drive over the last few months. King Carl Peterson has left the building, and our new favorite buddy with the broad shoulders has taken the reigns. He locked down the stadium, shoved a sock down the collective media’s throat, and got down to business. I loved it when he drafted Tyson Jackson too. People thought I was nuts. They still do, and I’m ok with that.
Now, here we are. New Head coach, a new franchise quarterback, (yes, for 63 million, and 28 guaranteed he IS our franchise quarterback ) a new staff, new schemes, new practice facilities, A stadium that should be done by next season, a 50 year anniversary to tend too, and yes a few new names on the roster. Oh, and let’s also not forget that we have number 58 being inducted into the hall of fame as well. Sure some have made very strong arguments to other off-season’s of the past as being better, but c’mon? It’s at least top three, and still number one in my book. My argument is simple. Derrick Thomas to the Hall of Fame, 50th anniversary, new Staff, new GM, new players, and new direction.
Ahhh, but the CHIEFS have only won 6 games in the last two seasons. I have said it before, and I will say it again. CHIEFSNATION has been demoralized over the past two years. So DOOM and GLOOM it is! Things just can’t turn around in one year can they? I mean, the Miami Dolphins won 1 game in 2007. They won their division in 2008. Then you have the Falcons, who only won four. I seem to remember seeing them in the playoffs in 2008 as well? Funny thing is, BOTH of these franchises were going through management changes all the way to the top. Just like your CHIEFS have gone through during this long offseason. Oh,and the Falcons will not be SuperBowl contenders this year, you can write that down. Tony made a bad choice. I would say it to his face. He could have stayed. Sorry, back on point.
Sure they are deeper at quarterback right now than they have been in years. Same goes for the secondary. Sure they have many capable bodies at tailback. Of course they are little thin on the right side. Yes, I know they need some help in the return game, and YES now that Tony Gonzalez is gone the world has come to an end. I know. I have started my food storage, and began the purchase of batteries.
The odds are against us. The numbers say Doom and Gloom. The experts say to be patient. The know it all’s say I’m crazy.
I am crazy but I am no expert. I am a fan. The sooner everyone understands this very simple concept, the better. I am a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs. I keep one side of my closet for Chiefs apparel, I sleep with three Chiefs blankets, I use only red pens, I drink a shite load of red Koolaid, and I make no excuses about it. Call it pathetic, I call it unique. I love my football team, and I will never call them losers before camp. Not on my watch. Never. You may know the stats. You may prove me wrong on a daily basis, and you may have all the right answers, and you may get paid boat loads of money to report about the Chiefs, but guess What? You’re not unique.
So go ahead, and call your 5 and 6 wins. Go ahead and try to convince me that you know more about football than I do, and go ahead cash your chips in before camp. Go ahead and try and convince me that Mike Vrabel isn’t happy to be a Chief. Go ahead and try and get me to believe that Brian Waters is going to be traded, and that Matt Cassel is going to be sacked more than 50 times in 2009. Go ahead and let yourself believe that players like Bobby Engram, and Zach Thomas are too old to play in the NFL, and that now that Tony is gone, there is no hope. Feel free to blow off signings like Mike Goff, and Mike Brown. Sure Tamba Hali won’t be a better player at his natural weight at outside linebacker. Go ahead and believe that Dwayne Bowe will keep dropping passes. While you’re at it, go ahead and let yourself believe that Larry Johnson won’t have comeback year as well. Let yourself think that Todd Haley might not be a great coach. Go ahead and question Scott Pioli, He didn’t win enough Super Bowls right?
As most of you know, I frequent many Chiefs boards on the internet. I do this for many reasons, but I want to point out that the attitude is the same everywhere. Everyone is scared to stand up and say that they think the CHIEFS can win in 2009. Nobody wants to be ridiculed. Everyone else has a better answer than you right? Allow me…..
THE CHIEFS CAN WIN IN 2009! The AFC WEST IS WIDE OPEN!
See? That’s not so hard now is it? Now be a fan, and get ready for another great season of Kansas City Chiefs football.