Dorsey & The Chiefs Part Ways

I know the Chiefs Kingdom isn’t happy about this. I for one am not phased about the decision made by Clark Hunt. I fully support the decision made by Mr. Hunt. Why? In this article, I will outline why.

The Cap

Dorsey did a real number with managing the cap. Lots of dead money. This money could have been used to retain Poe or even Maclin. While I’ve said in previous posts that the Chiefs will be fine without him, and I still believe so, the Chiefs could have retained him if they had the cap space. This terrible mismanagement of the cap will make things hard for the Chiefs this season and possibly next.

Player Contracts

Houston, Berry, Poe, Maclin. All up for contract renewal this season. The Chiefs managed to retain only Houston and Berry (the two most important in my opinion). There was a long lag in getting both Houston and Berry signed to new contracts,. Which was the responsibility of Dorsey. That was an unnecessary risk. The Chiefs ran the risk of losing two very important players.  Two players which in my opinion that they couldn’t afford to lose.

Andy Reid

Coach Reid will be fine without Dorsey. He turned the Chiefs into winners from being losers. The Chiefs will be fine, they will still make the playoffs as usual. I just don’t guarantee a Super Bowl appearance although.


The Chiefs will be OK without Dorsey. They will find someone to replace him and it will be business as normal.

Alex Smith Holding Back The Chiefs?

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Ever since that made headlines yesterday, it’s left a real salty taste in my mouth. While yes Alex contributed to the loss of the Chiefs, it wasn’t the only reason why. Let’s look at this a little closer, shall we?

The Difference Maker

Alex admitted that throwing that interception was the difference maker. I couldn’t agree more. While this interception did was a big part of the loss, I feel that it wasn’t the only reason why. It does take more than one play to lose a game.

Play Calling

Head Coach Andy Reid admitted that he was the one that called the disastrous play which caused the turnover. Alex couldn’t call an audible to get out of the situation, and it ended badly. I have no Idea what Reid was thinking when he called this play, but I agree it was bad. This is another thing that cost the Chiefs the game.

The Offense

Where do I start? I’ve seen other Chiefs games, and it’s always the same: the offense doesn’t perform as well as the defense. Why? Part of the reason is Alex Smith (I like Alex, and it kills me to say this), he’s mediocre at best as a quarterback. Jamaal Charles is still out (which adds to the problem), and the rest of the offensive line isn’t much better. In my opinion, we need to do a weed, seed, and develop on the offensive line.

The Defense

I don’t feel that the defense is apart of the problem. The Chiefs defense is Super Bowl Quality, hands down. The defensive line just has to keep up the good work.

Injuries

Dee Ford, Charcandrick West, Marcus Peters, Justin Houstin, Jeremy Maclin, Derrick Johnson, Marcus Peters, Dontari Poe, and Tamba Hali. These are just some of the injuries that the Chiefs had for the week 11 game. Another contributing factor in the loss of the week 11 game.

Conclusion

In conclusion, it just wasn’t one thing or person that caused the loss of the week 11 game. It wasn’t just Alex Smith.

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My 2016 AFC West Predictions

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OK, Since free agency is done, and rookies usually don’t make that much of an impact when coming straight from the NFL Draft, I’ve decided to post my predictions for the AFC West in 2016.  Since Peyton Manning retired, and the Broncos lost Brock Osweiler, this year the Lamar Hunt Trophee is going to the Kansas City Chiefs.  The Broncos didn’t even try for Kaepernick or RG3, and instead went for Mark Sanchez (which is a very befuddling move), I just don’t see a winning season this year for the Broncos.

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Seriously?

Yes, a very strange move indeed by one of the most successful teams in the AFC West.  To put things bluntly, Sanchez sucks and doesn’t have much field time, and I don’t think that any amount of field time will help him any.  Now the Raiders, while they have gotten better, I just don’t think that they’ve gotten good enough to take on the Chiefs defense and come out winning.  The Chargers?  Never a question, they suck.  So, without any further ado, I shall post my predictions below.

1. Kansas City Chiefs (12-4)
2. Oakland Raiders (8-8)
3. San Diego Chargers (6-10)
4. Denver Broncos (4-12)

OK, before you complain… These are my thoughts, and quite frankly, I really don’t care what you think your team is capable of.  Post it in your own blog.  Thanks for reading! 🙂

Chiefs Release Succop?

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Making the headlines in the Chiefs Kingdom is the announced release of Ryan Succop in favor of the non-draft rookie Cairo Santos.  I haven’t really questioned the moves made by the “flag ranking” admins of the Chiefs, but this one is a real mind bender. Succop is established, has a great record, and is very consistent in his performance.  To trade him for a rookie is baffling to say the least.

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(AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman)

Succop has a 81% accuracy in his career with the Chiefs, with 17 field goals of 50 yards.  In Chiefs history he’s been the most accurate kicker to date.  He’s 6’2″ so he does have the height advantage there.   Where as Cairo Santos has no professional experience except for the preseason as of writing this post, he has made 61 of 78 filed goals while playing at Tulane; and stands at 5’8″.

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You can see the big difference there, and playing in preseason is nothing like playing in the regular season.  With Succop, you know his capabilities, and know what results to expect.  Whereas with the rookie, you don’t know how he’ll perform, and he’ll need time to adjust to the professional league, and his new teammates.  That’s not even including the time needed to train as well.  I just don’t understand it.

I just hope that the Chiefs staff know what they’re doing, I just want the chiefs to win a Super Bowl before I die.  The last one that they won was before I was born.  I suppose that there is an up side to all of this.  With all the people that they’re releasing, that’s more money they can offer Alex Smith so they can finally get a contract hammered out.  I hope that they re-sign him soon.

Go Chiefs!

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