There is not a Chief's fan alive that was anymore pissed about our team's play, or lack of, this past Sunday. I waited until now to write a post, to allow my emotions to settle somewhat. I have no idea of what is going to happen in Detroit, this Sunday. We are a major underdog, as we well should be, after last week's performance. All I know is that I am not going to allow the outcome of the game to cause me to take a total 180, and all of a sudden have a hatred for Todd Haley, Matt Cassel, Scott Pioli or even Andy Studebaker.
The Chief's were predicted to win approximately 5 to 7 games in 2010, by most experts, and I thnk the majority of those who post on this site. A few of us were a little more optimistic, but I didn't predict a 10 win season, without some reservation. I was confident, but not even totally sold on my own judgment. All I know is that the team gave us more joy and hope than any team we have had since Dick Vermeil's team, early in past decade. I for one, am not willng to just throw that season away, and call it all luck, and just benefiting from an easy schedule, as I am hearing more and more from the pundits, and many on here. I still look at last season as a very important stage in our development, even if we do backslide this season.
i think the general consensus on this site, during the lockout and after what most of us considered a pretty good draft, was that Scott Pioli and Todd Haley were stockpilng alot of talent on the team. Most of us were pleased with the Breaston, Kelly Gregg and McClain signings. The polls that are posted on here displayed alot of love for our leadership. With a very lackluster preseason, and questioning Coach Haley's "plan", some of the optimism began to wane. The criticism (even some by myself) began to build. By this past Sunday evening, all Hell broke lose!
As I stated to start this post, I have no idea of what to expect this weekend, or this season, for that matter. I do, and have, questioned how Todd Haley handled the Preseason, but I also can see his reasoning for it. Did it come back and bite him in the ass? Yeah, kinda looks like it, but regardless of how this season plays out, I am not going to spew hate towards him, or the organization, in general. I will criticize, like everybody, over certain decisions, the team's overall play, etc.,but I will still appreciate the hope that Scott Pioili and Todd Haley have given us, after so many dismal years, and I am sticking with my 2012 Superbowl predicition.
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