So I was listening to NFL radio this morning and they were talking about the Dallas Cowboys and how the face of their franchise is the Owner Jerry Jones. They continued to discuss how this is the biggest problem with the Cowboys, the owner should never be the face of the franchise it should be a coach (Bill Parcells, Jimmy Jones, Bill Cowher) it should be a quarterback (Joe Montana, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady) even a line backer (Ray Lewis, Brian Urlacher). The options can go on but it should never be an owner, he/she is not on the field. So this got me thinking of our beloved Chiefs. If someone asked me who the face of our franchise is, what would be my answer?
Feel free to jump with me...
Can it actually be Dwayne Bowe? 4 game suspension for banned substance use, constant abuse from the media, too many dropped balls. Or our number one receiver with 6 TD's in 7 games???
Can it be a rookie 1st round safety who has blown numerous coverages for TD's in the first few games. Or who now has 2 ints and at least one forced fumble in the last two games?
Can it be our quarterback who has yet to win over much of Chiefs Nation with his throwing prowess and who had a dreadful first year. Or who now has thrown for 10 tds and only 3 ints, and has only been sacked 5 times I think?
How about our star running back(s) who never say much in the media and just rack up hundreds of yards.
What about our 2nd year coach who inherited a weak team and is starting to turn it all around?
What about our GM where in Pioli we Trust. He has made some great trades and draft picks and missed on a couple but still a solid performance all around.
I look at these options and I see many good faces for sure but do I see a sole, singular face of the franchise staring back at me? I personally say no. What I see is a whole damn team staring back at me. I think the face of the franchise is a team photo, or better yet it is the Arrowhead Logo on their helmets.
So I have to then ask myself, is this a good thing or a bad thing? Should we have a face of the franchise? Should someone step up and take that role? Should we nominate someone? Is it already there and I just don't see it? To be honest with you I do not know the answer and that is why I am putting it out here. I personally think it is a good thing. I think it means we aren't relying on one person to put our team on his shoulders. I think it is a good thing because we don't need any one person at any time.
So I thought it was time I tried my first ever poll on AP because I am really curious to see what everyone else thinks?