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Posted by: asskickingboots
10-30-2019, 07:29 AM
Forum: HG Memorial Chiefs Talk
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I thought maybe I lost my job since the Chiefs lost, but I guess people are happy enough with the performance of the team against an NFC contender without several starters including obviously our MVP QB, but also several Pro Bowl caliber players that I get to continue my dream job here.

Problem with that moral victory? We now get to face a different NFC contender while missing several Pro Bowl caliber players and our MVP QB... presumably. Besides, moral victories are for losers.

But we might see the final game of the Matt Moore era this Sunday. Even if he's healthy and Mahomes isn't after this week they may opt to start Chad Henne over Moore. In years past Moore's performance, which was okay-ish, would have had fans screaming into talk radio to beg for him to start and he absolutely would have over some of the garbage we called QBs. Now we have a guy who is truly the unquestioned leader of our team, and it feels so good.

I've already said this about this game, but we can afford to lose it. It's an NFC opponent, the rest of the AFC WEST is playing down with the possible exception of the Raiders, whom we already slaughtered on their home turf. I think it's clear they don't believe in themselves either seeing as they shipped away a starting CB in Gareon Conley with a classic bullshit Gruden excuse that it was to play younger players. Conley is 24. Gruden is an idiot.

But most importantly there seemed to be some legitimacy to our defense. Not that they're suddenly amazing, but they're getting to the QB and just generally playing better over the last couple weeks. Cousins isn't going to throw world class off platform throws to beat us like Rodgers. This game is absolutely winnable for us if our defense shows up.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
10-21-2019, 10:15 AM
Forum: HG Memorial Chiefs Talk
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Well, since they won I guess I get to keep my job here.

It's felt like forever since I would need to concede something I've had to concede most of my life as a Chiefs fan. That the opposing team we're about to face had the superior QB. Healthy I'll take Mahomes every day and twice on Sunday over Rodgers, quadrupibly (don't care if that's a word) so if we're talking about building a team from scratch.

I watched mostly in joy as Rodgers devastated the Raiders with a perfect passer rating, but the thought kept crossing my mind that we don't get to face Joe Flacco 9 more times this season. We have to face THAT next week on national TV. Also, that at some point I have to face him in fantasy.

But here's the thing. The Raiders are hilariously inept at rushing the passer. We literally had 1 less sack last week than they've had through 6 games (10 vs. 9). Obviously the counter is that we weren't great either going in to last Thursday, but if our defense is going to take another step forward, prove that the Broncos game was no fluke, it will be at the line of scrimmage.

It feels really weird that I think the defense is the x-factor that can win us the game. It looked like Spags remembered what a blitz was and when to use them.

I don't imagine Matt Moore will be throwing 57 yard bombs left and right, but he's never had these kinds of weapons before either. You could see the look on his face when he nailed that pass to Tyreek in stride, "That was easy! This is incredible". We might be pleasantly surprised.

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Posted by: NOLA
10-20-2019, 08:49 AM
Forum: HG Memorial Chiefs Talk
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This is pretty funny.

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Posted by: tyecopeland
10-15-2019, 05:03 PM
Forum: HG Memorial Chiefs Talk
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Peters is traded again. This time to the ravens for some dude I've not heard of and a 5th rounder.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
10-14-2019, 10:37 AM
Forum: HG Memorial Chiefs Talk
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Fuck losing. I hate losing. Strange feeling that winning makes losing worse. When you go 2-14 losses become numb while even ugly wins become sweet. When you go 12-4 wins become routine and a 2 game skid in one score games is devastating.

The Broncos started out living in a self-diagnosed world of suck. They had modest expectations going into the season that got crushed by starting 0-4. They have since righted their ship and won 2 games against a fellow flailing 2-14 teams, the Chargers and Titans. Now they're feeling pretty good, like they could have been 4-2 instead of 2-4, even though their schedule really hasn't been great.

But you know what? Fuck all that.

If there's one thing the Chiefs have enjoyed doing to the AFC West the past several years it's been crushing their hopes. It can be spelled out in one powerful word. Domination.

Oh, they might keep it close. Oh they might get moral victories. Oh they might as a whole sneak in one win a year. But despite the fact that the AFC West has not been as hapless as the AFC East, our domination of them has been on par with what the Patriots do to their garbage division.

I don't care if the Broncos rushing game is legit and attacks a weakness of ours. The fact that they have hope is exactly why we will beat them.

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Posted by: tyecopeland
10-09-2019, 01:45 PM
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Now former db for the cardinals.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
10-07-2019, 11:39 PM
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This is a thread for a game. That is all.

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Posted by: DallasChief
10-01-2019, 03:27 PM
Forum: HG Memorial Chiefs Talk
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You guys really disappoint me.

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Posted by: Chi-town_Chief
09-30-2019, 11:01 AM
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Banned for head hunting. Shocking. I know.

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Posted by: asskickingboots
09-24-2019, 10:33 PM
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I think we all knew the moment that the Lions were able to force a tie against the Cardinals in week one that they'd be able to handily defeat the Chargers and the Eagles. Wait, what?

They tied in a game they had a 98.3% chance of winning with 8 minutes left against what most people are assuming will be a bad team, yet managed to win a couple games they shouldn't have.

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The Lions are a team steeped in mediocrity. They don't fail bad enough to get high draft picks, instead consistently going 6-10 to 9-7 and never win a damn playoff game. They exist to clarify obscure NFL rules and waste HOF talent at skill positions (Billy Sims, Barry Sanders, Calvin Johnson).

It is depressing to look at their team history. Matt Patricia took a 9-7 team and turned them into a 6-10 juggernaut. But they're still dangerous. This is the same team that somehow beat... actually manhandled, the Patriots last year (10-26).

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Still, nobody is taking the Lions seriously, nor should they. Are they a decent team? Probably. But even if they weren't in a tough division, which they are, they don't have the look of a playoff team. But they beat two potential playoff teams, arguably the most overrated ones, but still impressive for them. They didn't win by overwhelming talent or disciplined football (5th most penalized team so far), they just kinda got lucky.

When it comes down to it, I just don't see how this will be competitive. A decent offense, sure, but a below average defense, there's just no reason to think they can keep up.

I could just point out Mahomes has 217 more passing yards than anyone else through 3 games, which is as many yards as several teams throw in a game on average including exactly the Raiders average so far, but I think we all get that. We became spoiled seemingly overnight.

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