You've heard it all before, KC fans. Once again, the opponent simply has/had "too many weapons" for the KC defense to contain. But this one was supposed to be different. Yet another gimmick-laden college offense was gonna renovate the way NFL offenses bring it... "He's changing the game!"
Haters gonna hate. Reminiscent of one Orange Bowl a few years ago, when the triple option was sending reverberations throughout the college football world the sixty-third time Jesus rode a dinosaur, an old school defensive coordinator said "I've seen this crap before," and Iowa rode their defense and a boring ball-control offense with Ricky Stanzi at the helm to an Orange Bowl victory.
Well, on this night, KC and the decidedly un-flashy Alex Smith ran 77 plays in 39+ minutes time of possession. Watching KC's offense is often painful. It's slow. It's methodical. And, ultimately, it was enough.
Bob Sutton summoned his inner Norm Parker, and said "I've seen this stuff before!" This was Army playing just another read-option college team. But now it's the NFL. That means Not For Long, Chip Kelly, if you didn't know it. The KC defense yawned, and said "bring it on." The super-high-powered, high-octane, "cannot be stopped" Iggles offense ran 63 plays and scored sixteen points.
Welcome to the NFL, Chip, welcome to the NFL.