This draft has really tested my faith as a Chiefs fan. Ive lived in Austin Texas my whole life up until going to Texas Tech University. For some reason I nor my parents could explain, Ive loved the Chiefs since I was 5. I can still vaguely remember my favorite player Joe Montana taking the field in red and gold.
I was 11 when Dick Vermeil took over the helm of the Chiefs organization. He had just won a superbowl with the Rams and was installing a high powered offense in Kansas City. With that came Trent Green and a back up running back from the Ravens who would eventually set the record for most rushing touchdowns in a season. This is really the period of my life that I became a HUGE Chiefs fan. and by huge I mean getting the NFL Sunday Ticket with my own money (which was alot when you were 13), reading everything I could about the draft and re watching games in the thought that I could better my understanding of this team Ive loved since I can remember.
Ive also been unwavering in my support of the Chiefs through the hard times of the past 15 years. When Clinton Portis had 5 rushing touchdowns. When F****** Jake Plummer would pass all over Eric Warfield and Jerome Woods. Also, who can forget the consecutive playoff losses to the Colts. The one in 2003 was easily the worst loss Ive ever experienced. we started the season 9-0. but all I can really remember is the loss to the Vikings in Minnesota when we were completely exposed as a defense. We then played the Colts at Arrowhead and couldnt stop Peyton Manning. I use the term stop loosely, since I mean we couldnt force him to get off the field the entire game. If I remember right there wasnt a punt in the entire game.
My point to this post is that Ive never felt more strongly towards a player as I have to Aaron Curry. He is a BEAST, he can play any postion on the field. I saw greatness, which is rare. And we pass on him, my favorite player to ever come through the draft. For Tyson Jackson, a guy that's supposed to be Marcus Spears. Thats terrible. TERRIBLE. I like Scott Pioli, but he failed me and all Chiefs fans this weekend.