(Before I begin, thanks to AP member worc for first posting these names in the FanShot section. You're a sick puppy)
Ok... Shaun Smith is making news for all the wrong reasons. I don't condone latching on to the wedding tackle, but it's creating a few unintended consequences:
- Creating news: Granted, it's news that I can't believe is going over very well in the front office. But we're always bitching about a lack of Chiefs coverage. Well, we've got some. YouTube, Blogs, mainstream media. they're all talking about it. At least they're not making fun of us for our poor play anymore.
- Creating mystery: I guarantee that opposition O-line meetings (or at least conversation for the rest of the season) will include a mention of Smith's interesting "handwork." What this does is create a distraction. If they're talking about this, that's one less conversation that will focus on Hali's swim move or how to double team Dorsey.
- Creating swagger: For years (since Martyball of the 90's), we've had some pretty putrid defenses. May be stretching it here, but could it instill a little fear in opposing offenses?
Anyway, worc (h/t) had a pretty funny FanShot in which he listed some new nicknames for SS as suggested on the Dan Patrick radio show. It was just SCREAMING for an AP poll. So here you go (hey, it's a bye week):