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Response to Jason Whitlock's Sunday Article

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In Jason Whitlock's Sunday article, he explains why Chiefs fans should prepare for a long season. Whitlock is essentially raising the white flag now, right after the second preseason game.

If the Chiefs reach December with a 5-6 record, they conceivably could finish 9-7 or 10-6 and be a dangerous wild-card playoff team. Right now, with no Willie Roaf and with Will Shields hobbled by an ankle injury, I just don?t see the Chiefs being consistent or strong the first half of the season.

Whitlock makes some excellent points in his article. He believes that the organization and the city itself is underestimating the loss of Willie Roaf, Tony Richardson and the Saturday ankle injury to Will Shields. I know Chiefs fans may not want to admit this but the loss of those two and the potential for Will Shields injuries are potentially devastating to the offense. Those are three Pro Bowl players, two of which anchor(ed) one of the best offensive lines in football in recent years. What is Whitlock's solution? Field control.

You?re not going to like my game plan, but it?s the only thing that makes sense at this point. Kansas City?s best player right now is punter Dustin Colquitt, and Edwards should call his number as often as Larry Johnson?s.

Whitlock may be right. We may need to use a much more conservative offense than what we're used to. But what I disagree with is what I perceive as basically throwing in the offensive towl so early. Its August, not November. Doesn't the Chiefs offense warrant a chance to shine like it has? I think the quality of players we have now is still of the highest caliber. Whitlock ends on an optimistic note (kidding).

The Chiefs were dealt a major curveball when Roaf retired. A veteran team that was trying to make one last run at a Super Bowl became an old offensive team in need of rebuilding once Big Willie decided he?d rather eat chili.

I actually feel sorry for Carl Peterson. Seriously.

Good 'ole Jason Whitlock. Instead of looking at the bright spots on the team, he chooses to incredibly magnify our potential for losing, despite the fact that the season hasn't even started.

I agree with a lot of what he says, just not the tone and the "Sky is falling" mentality he always seems to have. Jason, wait until the regular season and we can talk about a rebuilding year.