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What does 1999 and 2008 have in common? You would never guess!

 

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Please be seated before reading.    

So everyone says we are in a situation like no other here in Kansas City.  This will prove you wrong.  Our Chiefs are in a situation like the New England Patriots of 1999.

These facts will show the striking resemblence in many ways between the Chiefs 2008 season and the Patriots 1999 season.  Including personnel changes as well.

If you don't already know, Pioli was hired as Director of Player Personnel for the Patriots after their 1999 season. 

After Pioli was hired the Head Coach, Defensive Coordinator, and Offensive Coordinator all were fired.  No joke!

 

60% of the 1999 Patriots losses came by less than 7 pts

50% of the 2008 Chiefs losses came by less than 7 pts

 

2008 Chiefs had two pro bowlers - Waters/TG

1999 Patriots had two pro bowlers - Lawyer Milloy/Terry Glenn

 

Both the 1999 Patriots and the 2008 Chiefs finished last in their division.

 

Chiefs got nothing out of draft for multiple years under Carl Peterson and 

Patriots got nothing out of draft from Grier for multiple seasons as well...Both fired/resigned

 

Pete Carroll lasted 3 seasons, then fired Pioli's first year with Patriots (1999) 

Herm lasted 3 seasons, then fired Pioli's first year (2008)

Check out this article:

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/nfl/news/2000/01/03/patriots_carroll_ap/

 

1999 Patriots scored 299 points total - avg. 18.7 points per game

2008 Chiefs scored 291 points total  - avg. 18.2 points per game

 

NE 1999 leading receiver had 1147 yds (Terry Glenn)

KC 2008 leading receiver had 1058 yds (TG)

 

NE 1999 leading rusher had 896 yds (Terry Allen)

KC 2008 leading rusher had 874 yds (LJ)

 

1999 NE - INT 14

2008 KC - INT 16

 

KC 2008 - 9 rshTDs - 23 recTDs

NE 1999 - 9 rshTDs - 19 recTDs

 

and my favorite similarity was this...

1999 NE Patriots avg age was 26.9

2008 KC Chiefs avg age was 25.9

 

and if you didn't know...

Tom Brady was drafted Pioli's first year, and Pioli will find our QB as well.  Just who will it be?

So what is your favorite similarity?

 

Thanks to www.pro-football-reference.com

 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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