I've never been so embarrassed to root for a sports team in my entire life.
The 2012 Kansas City Chiefs have brought being awful to an entirely different level, which is pretty hard to do considering the franchise's history. I've lived through the 2-14 season of 2008. I'm also a New York Knicks fan, and for anyone who's familiar with them knows that's been no picnic.
However, no team is more pathetic than the one in uniform this season for Kansas City.
Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE
The team has totally imploded. On one kickoff return in the second quarter, Allen Bailey literally stood there and watched his kick returned get slammed by his man. Another time, Edgar Jones and Javier Arenas took two personal fouls exhibiting an appalling lack of discipline.
Philip Rivers started Thursday night's damn game 13-of-13. How is that even possible? Did Brandon Flowers and Eric Berry just completely forget how to play football? How about Arenas, Travis Daniels and the linebackers? It's not even bad, it's a total joke at this point.
Offensively, I would imagine the emphasis would be on ball security after turning it over 8,765,908 times in the first seven games. What do the Chiefs do? Fumble the ball like it's a ticking time-bomb on the first possession...after having the kickoff bounce off Shaun Droughn's shoulder pads.
Then another fumble effectively ends the game when Matt Cassel scrambled instead of throwing it away, giving up a touchdown. Don't worry though, Cassel then put a throw on Dexter McCluster who couldn't hold on, giving Demorrio Williams an easy interception which was returned for six points.
Of course, it's not just about Thursday. This team has scored two offensive touchdowns since the end of September, both in garbage time. They haven't held a lead all season long. Jamaal Charles was wildly underused...again. This group clearly has an allergic reaction to that painted portion of the field.
The offense has been given nine turnovers this season, and scored 16 points off of them. Yet nothing seems to ever change. No new scheme, no gadget plays, nothing. I don't like gimmicks, but this unit needs all the help it can get. Instead, Brian Daboll has proven to have the creativity of someone repainting a white room with a creme color.
I don't want to hear any excuses this week from the team. I want some answers, now. Even if it doesn't save this calamity of a year, at least show me you're trying to fix this mess.
Cassel is a problem and needs to go immediately, but he's far from the only one. I can't stand watching Romeo Crennel "coach" this team. My God, show a little bit of fire and try to make some adjustments.
I don't believe I've ever seen a team go into halftime losing, and come out doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING different every week. Why the hell is Crennel kicking a field goal on 4th and a foot down 10-0 with a 1-6 record? Daboll is mostly an incompetent clown of a coordinator, but even he was furious they didn't go for it.
The only reason I watch anymore is because I know these imposters are going to be handed a pink slip. Maybe not tomorrow, maybe not next week, but certainly at the end of the season along with Scott Pioli. Even if Clark Hunt doesn't want to say goodbye, he'll have no choice.
The other silver lining, and the bigger one, is the Chiefs will finally draft a first round quarterback. Kansas City will have no other option than to bring in Matt Barkley or Geno Smith to revive what has become a dreadful and lifeless organization.
The Chiefs are going to have a brand new coach/quarterback combo in 2013.
Then again, it's Kansas City. I don't know why I even bother caring, of course this team will screw it up.