Full Potential...

This post is basically to stir up a conversation on how do we continue to get the full potential out of our players...

Good evening A.P, I am hard at work and.... ok well im bored as sh*t and was thinking of course about our Chiefs, and just how good we ARE compared to how good we can be...

Last season had shown me a lot of different things throughout our 16 games played.  The first thing I think about when it comes to our team, is the amount of resilience and heart they have.  No that doesnt always win games but it does indeed give you a better chance.   I cant count how many times Jamaal Charles alone stepped his game up to make the score a little less embarassing, or at least the stats (Jacksonville).  Or how many times we went down on a late game scoring drive and saw Matt Cassel fired up like he just threw a "Ben Roethlisberger/Santonio Holmes" pass for the BIG WIN (Dallas, Oakland etc).  I mean that lil man was head buttin o-lineman cause he was so happy and amped, and maybe a lil crazy. I LOVE that.

However, that is not the only thing I noticed.  I noticed when this team wants to, it definitely can be put up against some of the best teams in the league, at their most desperate times and compete, if not dominate.   Yes we won 4 games, but those 4 games came at really trying times, not only for the team, but for the fans.The Kansas City Chiefs showed their true potential... 

Yes the Washington game was a field goal fest, but regardless of how the team got the win, they got it, our first win of the season and I think our first game that proved Succop was our kicker.  I feel if we lost that game, that this team would be going nowhere fast and continue in a horrible slump, or downward spiral, but they didnt.  That is what I mean by resilience and heart.

The second Oakland game, I dont know about you guys, but that first game against Oakland AT home, left a horrible taste in my mouth, maybe because I lost 50$ and I was AT the game, but nonetheless a bad taste.  A chance to win at the end with 2:30 to go or so and the greatest QB of all, Jamarcus Russel (Sarcasm font needed lol) led his team on a scoring drive for the game, leaving us basically no time at all to come back. But we came back, we got them the second time, and we played our guts out to get that win. It may have been sloppy but we got our first division rival win, and I thought we showed plenty of heart.

I think we all remember the Pittsburgh and Donkeys game in the second half of the season, those two teams were viable playoff contenders playing against a "bottom rung" team but BOTH got dominated the entire game. Why? Cause we had our team all on the same page, we had a great game plan and we executed it to the fullest.  

This is what I am asking... What is it goin to take to get those 4 games to be the "regular" for this team?  Denver to me, yes could be a fluke team with that 6-0 start, and ended up 8-8 or whatever, but 24-44? You got demolished with no answer to Jamaal at all, and I thought our defense played pretty decent that game as well.  But Pittsburgh there was no excuse, they were a playoff caliber team and straight up down the middle, side, back, and front got molested.  They didnt have an off game, we were just the better team.

So why cant that happen every single game we play? Why cant Jamaal always rush for 100+? Why cant our defense constantly hold a team to 6 points and just field goals?  Why cant Matt Cassel always come through when we need a game scoring drive? That is the mentality I think our players have, but the question is, what is it gonna honestly take to turn that mentality into a reality?  Hopefully after this draft and FA we will find out... I think this Kansas City Chiefs team and staff is ready to shock the world and answer just that.

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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