That’s why Reid is putting every ounce of energy into beating the Bengals. It’s another chance for the Chiefs to go on the road and measure themselves against another top-level NFL opponent. It’s also more than that. The Chiefs appear to be heading into what will be remembered as a defining time in the Andy Reid era. They’ll either emerge as the team Reid and others in the organization envisioned when the season began or as something entirely different, which the Chiefs would prefer not to contemplate.
Eric Bieniemy lives life to the fullest, not in a Hallmark card kind of way, but with a love and passion for everything he’s doing that’s ultimately developed a long history of respect from those who have been lucky enough to cross paths with him. He’s currently the running backs coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, and for anyone who has ever been to a practice before, you’ve undoubtedly heard him shouting "SCORE! SCORE! SCORE!" or "FINISH! FINISH!" to his running backs as they race towards the end zone. Yes, that’s Eric Bieniemy.
The Kansas City Chiefs (1-2) travel this week to take on the Cincinnati Bengals (3-0) for the 28th all-time meeting between these two teams. The Bengals hold a 14-13 advantage in the all-time series and the Chiefs will look to even that up and get back on the winning track after dropping two straight games with losses to the Denver Broncos and Green Bay Packers.
Smith said he used the time away from working out on the field with teammates to stay busy and in shape. "I was able to come here, work out and go to meetings and things like that," Smith said. "Make sure I’m physically able to go out there and perform. And at the same time, I have to keep the guys sharp mentally, especially the young guys."
It also would please the former Bulldogs in the Chiefs’ locker room. At the moment, there are no former members of the Crimson Tide on the roster, although two others from that game, linebacker Nico Johnson (Alabama) and Sanders Commings (Georgia) are former Chiefs’ draft selections. "That game, I’m still trying to get over it, that’s how much emotion we poured into it," Murray said. "I still have nightmares about it."
"It was a good moment, I wouldn’t say momentous moment," Conley said. "You play the game to win, and we didn’t it done." Conley didn’t keep the ball, but he talked to his family afterwards, "They were proud of the moment, as was I," he said. "But there’s no time to dwell, even on the good things."
But perhaps more than anything, Smith's confidence seems shot. He was sacked a career-high 45 times last season, and things are going even worse for him this season. "You can't ignore everything. You can't live in a hole. It's impossible these days," Smith said of the mounting criticism. "You do hear some of it. But like I've said, I think the older you get, the better you are at handling it."
I take a look at the comments on Arrowhead Pride for some answers. Overall, the outlook from Chiefs fans is negative. I can understand the feeling, they were beat by division rival, Denver, in a game that they basically gifted to them. Before that, they played with by a very good Green Bay team. I don't think Kansas City is as bad as some of their fans would lead you to believe.