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Carl Peterson Talks About The Chiefs Blackout

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As we've mentioned this week, former Chiefs GM Carl Peterson was down in Orlando, FL during the owners' meetings. We later found out via Mr. Gretz that Peterson was there helping Dolphins owner Steve Ross with a new hand-held gameday device he's pitching to the 31 other teams.

Peterson spoke for a few minutes and touched on a sensitive subject with fans around the Kansas City area.

Blackouts.

"It hurt to see they had a blackout,’’ Peterson told the Kansas City Star of the Chiefs first blackout in over 150 games last December. "We had a long time without allowing that to happen. We worked hard to not let that happen. It’s a great, great fan base and they love their football.

"But there’s nothing I can do about it. It’s no longer my watch.’’

There's just something about those words that rub me the wrong way. "We worked hard to not let that happen" seems to insinuate that GM Scott Pioli and President Denny Thum didn't work hard to stop it. Those words combined with "there's nothing I can do about it" insinuate, to me at least, that if he were there he could have stopped it.

Maybe I'm reading too much into it but it just rubbed me the wrong way.