The Chiefs are an ascending team!
Not what you thought you would read in the first line, was it? I can say this after the biggest lopsided lose in Chiefs history for one reason, and one reason only; Chan! Besides TO's today, the Chiefs offense continues to prove it is the only part of this team getting better.
The Chiefs are obviously a faltering team when it comes to defense, special teams, and head coaching. I will break all three down.
1) Defense - the defense, without injury, was making progress this season. In the first few games, the D was getting gashed against the run. A game or so before the rash of injuries, the Chiefs started to shut down the run. During injury, the D has been decent. Only the past few games has it been shown that the Chiefs need a few players (LB, DE, DE, SS). DE is and should be the #1 pick of the 2009 Kansas City Chiefs.
2) Special Teams - Because of player turnover, this section is awfully weak. How strong would the kick coverage be with players in the line up week in and week out? But recent weeks have shown that PR and KR continue to be a major problem for the Chiefs. Addition is needed in terms of a game breaking PR/KR.
3) Head Coach - It was sealed today. Not only did Herm fail to get his players prepared, he continues to show why he is a failure at game calling. Why, why in the 2nd half are you challenging a clear fumble by TT? If the game was close, which it was not, that would have cost the team a time out and the ability to challenge the rest of the game. Now I know in that position the Chiefs are down by a bunch, but it gains nothing by challenging.
Besides those three areas, the Chiefs are obviously better on offense (besides the TO's today - which happen to young teams).
Here is hoping Herm, Clark, and that GM guy get it right in the offseason. One or two more quality defensive draft picks and a FA or two and this team starts winning more then they lose.
Chiefs fan in NY.