CAPTION: OCT 26, 2008; East Rutherford, NJ,USA: Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards walks off the field at half time. The New York Jets host the Kansas City Chiefs at Giants Stadium. Mandatory Credit: JOE EPSTEIN/THE STAR-LEDGER via US PRESSWIRE
This is what it has come to, folks. Herm Edwards, writing on ESPN.com, diagnoses the Kansas City Chiefs problems and says all their issues are fixable.
Herm Edwards! It's like we've come full circle.
The start to the ESPN Insider piece is the most Herm Edwards lede ever: "We all know why you play the games. And right now, the Kansas City Chiefs aren't doing a lot of winning."
That said, his diagnosis isn't too bad. In fact, if you're a Chiefs fan, it's better to take Herm's word -- that the Chiefs lack focus right now -- than assuming the team just sucks and doesn't have any talent.
He takes it back to a few plays that are the Chiefs problems, plays we've all talked about around here.
The missed field goal against Atlanta, which led to a Falcons touchdown. Followed by a Chiefs fumble, which led to a Falcons touchdown. Then the Chiefs pick, which led to a Falcons field goal.
In Buffalo, it was giving up an 11-play touchdown drive, only to see the offense respond with a three-and-out, holding the ball for only 1:25. The Bills then scored a touchdown. Then the Peyton Hillis fumble which "screams lack of focus and discipline."
Herm has done this before -- going to the playoffs after an 0-2 start with the Chiefs in 2006 and after a 1-4 start in 2002 with the New York Jets.
I'd rather Herm be right, that the Chiefs issues can boil down to letting a bad play turn into a bad series, than thinking this is just a bad team.
For more informative postgame analysis, check out BJ Kissel's take following the Chiefs-Bills game on the Arrowhead Pride YouTube channel.