That is Randy Quaid in the movie Major League 2. His character right now is a happy, hopefulfan who is very diehard for his team. He really believes this is the year. The team has talent, signed a excellent player in the offseason, and is primed and ready for a title run.
This is that same character when he has finally turned on his team for sucking, and not living up to potential. He still goes to the games out of loyalty(as will I)...and to berate the players and coaches for utterly being an embarrassment(I will try not to, but can't help it if I do).
This is where we are at Chiefs fans. This is what it has come to. There really isn't anything new to say or to complain about. That in itself is saying something. That we have gotten so tired and so use to the failure and disappointment that giving up on hope is the only way not to run your head into a wall.
Because of this is why I say we all need to accept that the times have changed. The winning days of the 90's is long gone. The 'Arrowhead Magic' is gone. Home field advantage is gone. Welcome to the new age. An age of losing, and losing badly. An age of just hoping the team plays competitive so the loss isn't so embarrassing. We all know what the problems are. But that isn't the question. The question is why are we having these problems? Shouldn't we have gotten past this in 4 years? Shouldn't Cassel have gotten better in that time? Shouldn't Crennel have learned from mistakes past and present and adjusted? Are we the new Browns, Bengals, Lions, Buccaneers...Raiders?
You know why the stadium isn't always sold out like it was in the 90's? Because when the product/team is not good for brief or extended periods of time the fans don't feel the need to go to the stadium to watch. They can watch from home or a bar and get the same experience of losing. At least at home you can change the channel or get up and do something productive. At a bar you can drown your sorrows in some nice cold beer and watch other teams play good football. It will be a long time of the stadium not always being full. If we can't get this thing turned around, and win for a few years then the Arrowhead we all knew and made famous will become a newly renovated, expensive, and mostly empty eyesore on Sundays in the fall.
To turn this thing around is actually quite simple. Get rid of this guy.
"Vile thing, you make my butt sting! I detest you!"
I know. I know. I knooooow. We have been over this guy too many times to even bother going over it again. Matt is a great guy, who made a great commercial, and saved some people from burning. But this guy can't lead a team. We have all been over his physical limitations of arm strength and accuracy. I more or less want to get rid of him because of his mental limitations. He still stares down his receivers. Or as Matt likes to call it "looking at my favorite matchup". He turns it over and creates sacks. Sure not ALL of the interceptions have been his fault...right? Some glanced of hands and were popped up. That isn't the point. The point is that most if not all of these throws should not have been thrown to that person. Because Cassel has zero accuracy down field he throws to guys who are covered in mid to short range. So Matty Nice tries to thread the needle in tight coverage and the pass gets broken up or, in most cases involving a Matt Cassel throw, tipped and intercepted. That is just bad decision making, because even Matt is trying to hide his limitations. This team is all under performing, but I whole heartedly believe if we had even a top half of the league QB we would be playing alot better. I use to get nervous when our kicker went out to kick field goals. Now I get that feeling when Cassel steps back to throw. Is Matt going to panic and throw one of his several bad types of passes (you know the ones. high, low, behind, out of bounds, intercepted). Or will he freak out and take a sack he shouldn't have. Watching Cassel be consistent at being inconsistent makes me want to do this...
Firing Pioli solves nothing. Despite how we all feel now, Pioli really has done a good job of getting talent, keeping talent, and managing the financial side of things. Tamba, DJ, Charles, Flowers, Succop, Winston are all sticking around for awhile. He has brought in young talent ready to bloom in Berry, Asamoah, Houston, Hudson, Baldwin, Poe, McCluster...and even Stanzi (I don't know why everyone is giving up on the guy so quickly). In filling this team to the brim with talent, and having enough money left over to retain our guys is amazing. My only gripe with Pioli is the influence I am sure he has with not getting the talent necessary at QB. He loves Cassel, and I am sure has a heavy word with how Cassel is managed and placed as starter. Although this week we are seeing some cracks, and light shining through. Maybe Pioli is starting to see the restless fan base and, despite numbers, that Cassel isn't the guy to lead the team anywhere.
Crennel is my biggest problem other than Cassel. I don't know how the players follow him. He instills no confidence is me. When your team obviously has a problem, and you are asked what went wrong or how are you going to fix it and you answer "I don't know"...WOW! To me that says you are in over your head as a head coach. When you get blown out at the beginning of every game, it says to me you can't build a gameplan. When your team struggles to score or stop opposing teams it says you can't make adjustments in game. Maybe it is too much to do both DC and HC. DaBoll obviously isn't great at gameplanning either so maybe Zorn and Carthon should do that.
Sorry for a long post, but I am just tired of driving 6 hours round trip to each game to watch...whatever that is on the field. When I went as a kid in the 90's I never left early even if they were losing. Now as a 28 year old adult I have seen too many losing seasons in the last 12 years or so to stick around til the end. Especially when watching games like last week just seem like deja vu. I always feel like i've seen this before, and like any TV rerun iveseen I change the channel. I've got a long drive home and as I said earlier the 90's are over. The team has lost the faith of its fans. And only a miracle (new and competent QB) can turn this ship around. Welcome to the new age.
"You're all garbage, all of ya! Back up the truck, back it up! Tear this place down, and turn it into a parking lot"