To be successful in the NFL, you need to have a short memory - especially when it comes to negative plays. As fans, shouldn't we also be expected to react in this manner? At the end of the day, I hope we all come together as Chief's Fans and acknowledge our common bond.
The game against Atlanta represented the first time we've had a chance to see our beloved Chiefs play in a true game time environment since last season. We had a very positive off season, and the excitement level after so many months of no football had reached its pinnacle - we would wait no more!
I won't bore you with my opinions of the outcome of the game, as I have already made my points in various threads since the dust settled. One preseason game is not necessarily an indicator of things to come, but there is also no guarantee that problems will be corrected. This is why it becomes important to have a short memory. That said, understand there will be those, like myself, who don't quite have the aptitude for this. As I often say, there is a reason I'm not an NFL player or coach; I'm simply a fan.
I confess I need to learn to let things go better (my wife insists this is the German in me, but that's another story), and I also understand I can come across as arrogant and downright hostile at times - I think we all can . At the end of the day, we are all Chiefs fans. I will say things you disagree with. I will say things that are simply incorrect. That said, I would hope this is a community of understanding, and most importantly, one that embraces the camaraderie that brings us together.
I humbly submit my sincere and heartfelt apology to anyone I have offended by my tendency to dwell on the negatives. I often have difficulty conveying my tone in this format of communication, but understand I'm not out to attack anyone or take pot shots at this team. I've supported them for 30 years, and will continue to do so.
I hope we can all remember we're ultimately here for the same purpose. If someone offends you, or you manage to do the same, I would urge you to try and make it right; at the very least, try to take the high road. I hope we can all learn to have a short memory.