Kansas city, Mo.
I have been a chief's fan ever since they came to KC. Have enjoyed the good years, while enduring the bad years.
@LyleGraversen Lyle, I expect Cassel to play just good enough to keep the koolaiders thinking he just needs one more year.What I would love to see is the chiefs drafting big armed QB's with good size. You just can't coach arm strength and coach a couple more inches of height. God only gives those gifts. Go to some Brown's sites and see how excited they are to finally get a QB who the defence has to respect on the whole field. That is what I would like to see in KC. Cassel will never be able to keep the defences from loading up the boxes on him.
2 years, 8 months ago on KC Chiefs Fans: Tell Me I'm Wrong!
@MicahStephenson @jimfromkc Micah, I waswas not comparing stats, only their talents. They both have understrength arms and are no threats deep. I think most have come to the same conclusion as I have and that Cassel will never take the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. The Browns FO came to the same conclusion with Colt. Our FO doesn't have the balls to make a decision and it will probably be too late for this group of players when they do. Windows of opportunity are few and far between, and we have seen the chiefs miss some already, and I think they have missed another one.
2 years, 8 months ago on Matt "The Chameleon" Cassel Will Thrive In 2012
what do you base that assumption on? the three players who are coming back from acl injuries haven't even been on the field yet.
2 years, 8 months ago on 5 Underhanded Ways The Chiefs COULD Win In 2012
Thanks for the walk down memory lane. One of the things i have noticed is the fact that the media creates the stars for the Chiefs and then when they turn out to be average instead of the all star that you were led to believe they were. We get bent all out of shape and want to blame it on the player. Cassel is a good example. He was brought in and given a big salary and got the fan base all hepped up and when he turned out to be just average, everyone wants to run him out of town. I said from the git go that there was a reason why he had been a back up in college and the pros, and it turns out he doesn't have an NFL arm. Not his failt, just the luck of the draw.
2 years, 8 months ago on When You Wish Upon A Star…
I read on another site that he is around 6'2" tall. Looking at his body, I would guess his weight at the most 210 lbs. He is also quoted by the media as having an 80 plus percentage of completion over his college career. When it was gone over the stats for one of his years were reversed as to attempts and completions and it showed 150% completion for that year. when properly done it showed him with a 60% completion record. think he just has too many negatives for a GM who doesn't have an ego to waste a roster spot on him. Of course most of us are aware of Pioli's egomania.
2 years, 9 months ago on Chiefs Sign Alex Tanney: The Trick Shot QB
There are several ifs to consider befor making a judgement on this young man. He obviously has more natural talent than any QB on the roster. But what is his size and weight. How is his IQ, Is he tough both physically and mentally. Is he athletic enough to make the proper drops without tripping over his own feet? And most important of all, is he a meglamaniac who likes to show off more than becoming a humble team mate who will understand his team mates desire to excell also. All in all, I like the fact that Pioli is finally bringing in a guy who has superior talent, tho raw to really compete. let's hope it is not just some more smoke and mirrors to keep the fans happy and their pocket books open.
Gil, the difference I see between what the browns did and what we did is that they recognized that Colt was never going to take them where any true fan would want to go, and that is the super bowl. Colt and cassel, both have similar short comings. They don't have an arm that makes the defence protect all the field. Weeden, with just the arm strength he has and the accuracy that he has shown in the past will keep defences honest. The chiefs and by the Chiefs I mean Pioli, has not been able to come to grips with Cassel's short comings and is trying to go to a super bowl the hardest way possible. I really think Weeden will surprise a lot of people this year. He will make the players around him better while the players around Cassel will have to make him better. We will have to wait and see which works best.
2 years, 9 months ago on Matt "The Chameleon" Cassel Will Thrive In 2012
I don't consider myself a Cassel hater or any other kind of hater, but I do consider myself to be realistic. And that tells me that I can't call Cassel a chameleon. That indicates he is hiding what he really is. I think with Cassel I would call him more a tease than a chameleon. He will give you just enough to convince the koolaid drinkers, who are always looking for excuses to give him one more year and he will suddenly morph into this franchise QB who will lead the Chiefs to the super bowl. I still contend we have seen Cassel at his absolute best and worst and he just is not going to be what everyone wants him to be. I still think Pioli made a terrible mistake in not drafting Weeden. If he manages to take the Browns to an 8 and 8 season in the toughest division in the AFC. Pioli should be run out of town on a rail covered with feathers. None of the QB's in the 2013 draft are as good as the QB's in this last draft. In other words, none will be ready to play right out of the box and our core players aren't getting any younger. The window of opportunity is a narrow one at best when it comes to playing in the super bowl and I am afraid we are pretty close to losing this one.
@Ark_chiefs Wilson had speed to burn in his receivers and when all three were on the field, there was no team in the country that had the talent and speed in their backfield to cover them. I don't think Wilson could compete with Luck, Griffin and Weeden. Probably Tannehill as well if he developes.
2 years, 9 months ago on QB Prospects In The 2013 NFL Draft
Sorry, I can't agree that this class is as good as the 2012 class. There is just one QB who compares favorably with luck, Griffin and Weeden. That would be Barkley, and Luck beat him head to head, and i watched the game and thought USC had a better defence than Stanford. As for the kid from Arkansas, Having three of his receivers drafted tells me that it was the receivers who made him look good. Landrey is not a first rd talent in my opinion. So If I had my druthers I would pick any of the 3 QB's mentiond above over any of the 2013 QB's.
I think there are too many reasons to call the Hunts cheap then the reasons to say they aren't. As for the last few years they have been way below the cap, and that is being cheap and miserly. As for the spending this year, can you say that they have spent one dime more than the amount mandated by the new CBA? As for the refurbishment of the stadium, most of that money was spent on luxury suites that enhance revenue. As I see it, now that they have to spend more of the cap money, they have found another way to increase profits and that is to double up duties of the coaching staff. Last year it was Muir who was the OC and off line coach. This year it is Romeo as HC and DC. If these aren't signs of cheap, tell me what your signs would be. And the draft this year, Do you think that any of these guys will ever become a super star that will demand and get super star comntracts? Nother way to keep the bottom line as low as possible?
2 years, 9 months ago on Is The Hunt Family Cheap? I Say No!
I just happen to go back farther than most of you, and still remember the old AFC days when it was us, including the Raiders, Broncos and the Chargers and the seahawks against the old NFL. We played each other tough, but it made us all stronger for it and we didn't hate anyone. You guys seem to have forgotten it is still only a game, and not life or death.
2 years, 9 months ago on Broncos, GM Part Ways: What Does It Mean For The AFC West?
@KC MikeG What has Elway done to cause you such hate? Could it be because he beat the Chiefs on a pretty steady basis while playing? or could it be that he won 2 super bowls which is twice as many as the Chiefs have ever won. I am not a Denver fan, but I am also not a Chief's koolaider either. At least you could admit that the Denver ownership is trying to win a super bowl by spending money and taking chances, can you really say the same about the Chiefs?
If Manning is close to what he was before the surgeries. Common sense would have to favor the Champions from the previous year to win the division. After all they won the division and beat the Chiefs with Tebow at QB. If the best QB who has played the game can't be a huge improvement over Tebow, than you guys ought to admit to ignorance run rampant.
2 years, 10 months ago on Broncos, GM Part Ways: What Does It Mean For The AFC West?
I predicted that either the Browns or the Broncos would take Weeden in the first rd. the Broncos took him and that left Osweiler for the Broncos. Elway knew he could get Osweiler lower and thus the trade out of the 1st rd. When you get Manning for your QB after coming off of a season ending injury, you have to draft for insurance and that is what they did, and I for one don't see the draft as any worse than what Pioli has done. In fact if I could trade Pioli for Elway it would be done in nano seconds, not a New York minute.
What keeps coming to mind when I think of the Poe pick is what a great goal line we would have with Jackson, Powe, Poe and Dorsey all shoulder to shoulder with Hali and Houston on each end to close the outside and Jphnson and Study or Bailey ready to meet anything over the top. That is a whole lot of beef for any off line to make a dent in.
2 years, 10 months ago on Big Matt's Post-Draft Chat
@tm1946 the best way to teach a child from buring their hands on a stove is to let them touch it before it is hot enough to hurt them. You can never be around them at all times and you can't protect them from all harm. But you can make them aware of what surrounds them and is likely to do them harm. After that you have to instill in them to make good decisions in their lives and one good way to do that is to make good decisions yourself. Kids usually mirror what their parents do rather than what they say.
2 years, 10 months ago on Are You Not Entertained?!?!
Good article, but I think that the only thing that will change the mindset of owners of the NFL is to dig into their pockets. As long as football is the humongus money generator it is, it is not going to change. Most folks who are fans, are just lioke you, they love the blood and gore, but unlike you they will never admit it. I have worked with a lot of guys who were auto racing fans and they will never admit that they go to the races to see the crashs, but if there is a big crash in a race, that is all they can talk about for weeks after. I like action movies and football and other contact sports and played a lot of them while I was growing up. But now looking back and watching others who are fans, I can almost bet you if they started promoting a game to the death today, there would be no lack of paying spectators. People aren't much different today than in Roman times.
I really can't complain about this draft because I have been ranting about not having a NT ever since we went to the 34. And have also been wanting to get bigger and stronger on the off line. But the #1 position that bugs me is the QB position. I will never say never when it comes to winning a super bowl with the QB's we have on the roster, but I will venture to say that it is highly unlikely and would take a lot of breaks going our way. The thing that I think will make this draft a failure is if Weeden takes the Browns to a super bowl. I was a proponent of picking him, even if we had to pick him at 11. I hope I was wrong, for the Chief's sake, because Pioli has put us into a position where we are not going to have a high pick in the foreseeable future to get a franchise QB without giving up a bunch of picks or players. Having said that, I would also like to see Romeo pick someone he trusts to be the def coordinator and relieve himself of that job. I think he is overloading himself by trying to be head coach, def coordinator and personal trainer for Poe. A recipe for disaster in my opinion.
2 years, 10 months ago on Stuck In The Middle With You
@laddiemorse Laddie, I don't feel like we want it now, we would just like to see another super bowl appearance before another 40 years slip by. At 78, I don't have that 40 years.
2 years, 10 months ago on Dontari Poe Tape
@knowitall3 I believe that we should have taken Weeden with pick 11. Every thing I have read affirms what my eyes have been telling me all through the past season. They say he has first rd talent and that the only thing that was holding him from being a top 10 pick was his age. He has a rocket arm and accuracy that is rare even for a pro QB, and would have brought a winning tradition to the Chiefs. His 2 years as a starter was some of the most exciting football that I have seen in a long time. And Quinn had his chance in Cleveland under Crennel and was not able to do anything and then Tebow beat him out in Denver, so I seriously doubt he is even going to beat out someone as hapless as Cassel. There is something strange going on with Stanzi, there is no reason in hell that he shouldn't have gotten some snaps in some of the games last year that we were totally out of.
@kcintx @Drew3774 The reason Cassel doesn't air it out downfield is that it isn't one of his strengths and the coaching staff knows it. They are always going to go with what they think he might be able to do and stay away from what they think he can't do. Holmgren has had very good gunslinger type of QB's at Greenbay and Seattle and he took a guy with the arm to make those kinds of throws that you want Cassel to do, But Cassel will never be able to make those throws. You can't coach a noodle armed QB to be a gun slinger.
2 years, 10 months ago on Scott Pioli Breaks Down The Chiefs' Draft
I would have to rate this draft a D, and the only thing that keeps it from being an F is the slim possibility that Poe can keep improving and become a disruptive force. When you are coming off a season where you have huge QB questions and make no effort to address them, it just seems to me that we have a head case as GM who is bound and determined to buck the trend of the NFL and build a team without a franchise QB. Will it work? You can never say never, but you can say that the odds are astronomically against you. With the QB question not being addressed this year and no impact players either, we are put in a position of having to go the Redskin way next year and having to give up a bunch of picks to move up for a QB who may not be a franchise QB in the end. A lot of folks are high on Barkley from USC, but I have serious doubts about the toughness of USC QB's. They just haven't done very well in the last few years. So if we are forced into sellking the farm next year for a QB, by the time he is ready, our core players will be past their prime and we are in the same old boat we have endured for 40 years. Not being able to field a team that isn't weak on one side or the other. Flipping back and forth from Off to Def.
what bugs the crap out of me is the fact that some fans put so much faith in Romeo and I happen to think he is going to fall into the same trap that Haley fell into. Trying to do too much. He is head coach, defensive coordinator, and now personal mentor to a player. Is he going to be able to handle it? I seriously doubt it at his age. And his obesity is working against him too. I wouldn't be at all surprised if he has a sugar problem. As for the draft, I think it sucks big time and is typically Pioli. going after no names hoping for the next Brady. So far I don't think he has come close.
2 years, 10 months ago on 2012 NFL Draft: Romeo Crennel On Day 2
I see from the vote that the koolaid drinkers are falling in line like lemmings on a cliff. i voted jackson because i don't think he will be a complete loss. What i can't understand is the hypocrisy in that most didn't want to draft Weeden because they didn't know how good stanzi would be, but they are all in on Poe, when we have Powe who hasn't been given a chance either.
2 years, 10 months ago on Who Is Dontari Poe?
My first choice would be to trade bowe to the Rams for their pick 33 this year and their first 1st rd pick in 2013. Then I would pick weeden at pick 11 insuring we have our franchise QB. At pick 33 and 37 we should be able to get 2 more starters and still have 6 more picks to get some quality backups.
2 years, 10 months ago on Browns Interested In Weeden, Says La Canfora
@tm1946 tm, you probably explained it all in your post. It really isn't about the Chiefs and winning a super bowl. It's all about filling the seats at Arrowhead and enhancing Pioli's oversized ego.
2 years, 10 months ago on Brandon Weeden Hits Freaking Clay Pigeons With Footballs
@cidiboi You sound like a guy who is always shopping in the bargan basement looking for the big buy that never seems to show up. I would rather have one pair of jeans in my closet than a dozen that I don't like. If you are willing to settle for less than the best, than you will fit right in with the homers who have been living with mediocrity for 40 years and spend the off season thinking things will be better the next year.
If you watch his game film, it is amazing how many of his passes are right in his receivers hands and are dropped. Having seen those clips it is even more amazing that 70% of his passes were caught. Taking into account the passes he threw away to avoid sacks and I would venture to say he is throwing something like 80 or 85% of his passes that are catchable. With the receiving corps we have, I think we are looking at a super bowl in 2013 if we pick this guy. Some would say that at 29 he has reached his peak, well I would say that his peak is already better than any of the QB's that are available to the Chiefs and tons better than the three QB's we have on the roster.
@Ehud @fca216 National football has Decastro at 8.5 and Kuechly at 7.5
2 years, 10 months ago on Hindsight is … Complicated: Part I
where are all the guys who were tooting the tin man's horn? Now if Pioli would rectify his biggest screw up and take a QB who can play on the whole field.
2 years, 10 months ago on Tyson Jackson, Chiefs, Restructure Deal
Someone put the video's of Powe in his limited play time, either here or on another site. But i was pleasantly surprised, he has a bull rush that moves people and collapses the pocket. I would like to see him play obvious passing plays and see if he can do the same with any team we play. Of course you have to activate him first. I have been very vocal about the Chiefs and their management of the team. There is no reason they should be going into this draft not knowing what they have in Stanzi and Powe. If you aren't going to play them, get them off the payroll and get someone who can play.
2 years, 10 months ago on Nose Tackle May Not Be A Priority For Chiefs
If you do something, they will talk. We haven't really done anything exceptional since vermiel left. And i seriously doubt that we will do much this year if Cassel is the QB. If Pioli has his usual draft, we will end up with 1 or possibly 2 starters and some other guys who will be contributers. but we are still going to be short of quality backups at some positions and it will show up if we have injuries to those positions. Laddie, I see a possible 1 and 5 start efore the break. Also by playing both denver games later in the season gives peyton just that much more time to get into his groove. Again if Cassel is the starter we might be looking at a 4 or 5 win season.
2 years, 10 months ago on The Chiefs 2012 Schedule: A Win-Win Situation
@chiefsfan3131 for starters, there is no Lucks or Griffins in next years draft neither, and we would in all likelyhood be drafting at aneven lower position. So I make no bones about wanting weeden this year. He has the talent and the arm and the very real possibility of starting right out of the gate. Cassel is an abject failure, and the chiefs went to the playoffs in 2010 in spite of his play, not because of it.
2 years, 10 months ago on Chiefs Work Out Iowa State Tackle Kelechi Osemele
Most of what I have read, he is projected as a guard in the pros and possibly with work a tackle. I guess most of you are inclined to keep giving Cassel one more year until he dies of old age. We need a QB in the worst way, and one who will be able to lead this team NOW, not 2 or 3 years down the line.
Just looking at the draft and how it might go, I think the Browns may be in a position to make a big move up. They have some pretty decent players on the roster and a bunch of picks in this draft, including two in the 1st round. They could get a couple of impact players there and get some pretty good players in the rest of the draft. If they go richardson with the first pick and Weeden with their 2nd fist rounder, they still can get a bookend for Thomas in the second. They may not be able to push the Bengals this year, but they are headed in the right direction.
2 years, 10 months ago on Most Improved Team 2012 - Who Will It Be?
I would like to remind everyone that there is no Luck or griffin in the 2013 draft and we will probably drafting farther down than this year. that means either giving up high picks to move up for a QB and taking a much bigger risk if he busts. With weeden, if he did happen to bust, you are out a 1st or 2nd rd pick and it is not much of a risk at all. The dividend if he takes us deep into the playoffs this year and to a super bowl in 2013 would be fantastic. I would say when you figure risk versus reward, Weeden is the best wager.
2 years, 10 months ago on Chiefs 2012 NFL Draft: Trade Up/Trade Down
@JohnMorrow @kcfaninsdusmc @merlin_AA Let's see, Lot to bills 41 to 7, lost to the Lions 48 to 3, lost to Miami 31 to 3, lost to the Pats 34 to 3 and lost to the Jets 37 to 10 and a win over the Raiders 28 to 0, and we couldn't find a series or two to see what Stanzi is made of. This seems to me that you have no argument.
@kcfaninsdusmc @merlin_AA As far as Stanzi is concerned, I grew up in Iowa and am not prejudiced against Stanzi in any way, actually if I was, it would favor Stanzi. But there has to be reasons why he has never taken a snap yet. They must feel like he isn't anywhere near ready to play, and I accept that. If I were running things, I would have thrown him in for a series here and there to get a first hand look to see how he was progressing. As that never happened, I guess I would conclude that they really havee no confidence in him at all, no matter what they might say in public.
@sidibeke @merlin_AA the first thing I would ask you is who establishes value? I would also suggest to you that the reason that a team hires a GM is to analyze the team and place values on the players needed to win. Not to go into a draft based on someone elses value system. When you need a franchise QB as the Chiefs evidently do, You sure don't place a higher value on a position that can be filled by another player who has played at a high level for a team that is noted as one of the very best at developing offensive linemen. At least it seems logical to me.
@merlin_AA Merlin,when it comes to a need like we have for a QB. If you like him in Rd#2 you should like him in Rd#1. We need a franchise QB a whole lot more than an OG. As far as I am concerned there are no franchise QB's available after Weeden, but there are other OG's available in the later rounds.
Merlin, the one thing I would like to see come out of this draft is a franchise QB. If you take a look at how our team is structured, I think you might agree with me that waiting until 2013 to draft a QB might be a killer when it comes to this group of players. It might be 20 15 0r 16 before you have a QB who is ready, and by that time this group of players will be past their prime. That is why I put such emphasis on Weeden. Here is what I would do in the draft:
Rd#1 Weeden if it looks like he will not be there for our 2nd rd pick, Decastro if it does.
Rd#2 Weeden if available, if not Osemele Ia. St. 6'6" 333. A guy who is a great OG and the potential of playing LT with work. If Albert doesn't sign may be able to slide over.
Rd#3 Ben Jones OC and can play OG. I am still not sold on Hudson. Wish he was bigger.
Rd#4 Wolfe Cincy DE 6'5" who might be able to fill dorsey's position.
Rd#5 Jean-Baptiste Baylor NT 6'2" 335. He and Powe might very well give us the NT insurance we need.
Rd#6 Franklin SILB Arkansas 6'1" 245. A SEC thumper who set the all time Ark tackle record.
Rd#7 Hanna TE Oklahoma 6'4" 252
Rd#7 Fuller WR Texas A&M 6'4' 223, He was plagued with injuries in 2011, but was great in 2010, If he gets healthy he could be an asset. Can't expect too much in 7th rd.
I would respectfully disagree. Our analysis of the Chiefs at this time differ. I still think the chiefs may be poised for a super bowl run in 2013 if certain criteria are met. And that is to get better at LT, NT and quality backups. But a Quality QB who can make the whole field his domain is essential, and Weeden, in my opinion is the only QB on the horizon who has the tools to make this happen. Any of the rest of the QB's available to the Chiefs either come up short talentwise or are like tannehill 2 and possibly 3 years away from being ready. I know many who think 29 is just too old, but Weeden has no history of concussion or other serious injury from playing football. The injuries from baseball have never required surgery and hasn't kept him from playing at a very high level. So why is so many afraid to take a chance on him, when at the same time admitting that he has first round talent? The draft is a crap shoot and even the best players bust from time to time. When you haven't had a franchise QB since Lennie, isn't it time to try? Zeigler, at least on tape doesn't seem to be a huge drop off from Decastro, and all the talk about Steve Hutchison, makes one wonder how many super bowls has he played in. My take is a guard will never win you a game on his own, but there is a possibility he could lose you one. QB's win games on their own all the time. So there is no comparison in the two positions.
I think Baldwins shine or bust depends on what the chiefs do at QB. If Cassel is the QB Baldwins main strength will be compromised. He is a go deep and red zone type of receiver and Cassel will never be a QB that will make Baldwin shine. If Weeden is the QB I believe Baldwin will shine because he will have a QB that can put the ball where he can make plays. A WR loves a QB that makes him look good and weeden has the arm and accuracy to make Baldwin, Bowe and Moeaki all look their very best. I think Hudson will always be pedstrian because he will have trouble when playing regularly keeping his wt over 300. I think Bailey will be better than Dorsey, but never a pro bowler.
2 years, 10 months ago on Sophomore Year
I have never been as big a fan of bowe as some are, but I don't know if it is Pioli not wanting players he hasn't drafted being the #1 player at a position or not. Would like to know what Bowe has been offered. It has made me put 2 WR's in my latest mock.
2 years, 10 months ago on Dwayne Bowe Expected To Sit Out Voluntary Workouts
Someone on one of the sites posted some video clips of Powe in his few snaps that he got to play last year. I must say I was impressed. And also wonder why he didn't get any more snaps than he did. He was overpowering the man across from him and collapseing the pocket. I think we might have our NT on the squad already. I wouldn't waste any of the first 3 or 4 picks on a NT at this time. My take would be to trade down to 21 or 22 and take Weeden, We would more than likely pick up an additional 2nd rd pick for the trade. We could pick up Zeitler and possibly ben Jones in the second. That should fix our offence, and we could use the rest of the draft on defence and Backups.
2 years, 10 months ago on Random Thoughts
It is nice to see more and more people seeing the wisdom of getting a QB who is ready to win now while our core players are going to be at their peak. We just can't wait 2 or 3 years for a QB to develop. Weeden, if given a fair competition will be the starter from day one. None of the three guys we have have ever shown themselves to be a winner like Weeden has. Can you believe that some of the arguments made about his success is that he is older and more mature and isn't fair competition for these younger QB's. Can you think of a sillier argument? I hope that Pioli can put his ego aside and pick weeden. I think he is worth the 11th pick if it looks like that he won't be available in the second. If we don't take him with the 11th, I am afraid Denver will take him in the first for insurance in case Peyton goes down. When your GM, Head coach and another high ranking member of the Broncos were in OK city for Weeden's pro day, that tells me that there was a whole lot of interest.
2 years, 10 months ago on Ryan Tannehill, The Alternate Route, And "Moneyball": How To Fix The Chiefs In Two Drafts
@KC MikeG No I am not related to him and have never lived in Oklahoma. But I do use my eyes and I watch Big 12 football, and I also saw Weeden beat every QB that is rated in this draft. If he has all of those weaknesses that Cosell is talking about, give me the game and the video where it shows. I think that too many of you guys seem to take to heart what some of these supposed gurus say, I would rather believe my eyes. I am 78 and have watched one helluva lot of football over the years and I can tell when a player is not doing his job, and Weeden has been playing top notch competition at a very high level and anyone who can't see it is either blind or has a closed mind.
2 years, 11 months ago on Drafting For The AFC West
@chiefswatch Evidently you haven't taken the time to read any of my posts. I have been against Pioli and the Patriot way ever since they brought him to town. I don't like the Patriots and never have. Not with the same intencity that some dislike the Raiders or Broncos, but close. I spoke out against the Cassel trade from the first and have thought he was mediocre from the start. I have been very vocal about how they have been building the team. I wanted Oher instead of Jackson, I wanted Okung instead of Berry and Taylor instead of Baldwin, And Allen instead of McCluster. And there were others who I disagreed with. But I try to not make any players look bad on a personal level, I take it for granted that they are doing their best. Sometimes on this level, their best isn't good enough. Cassel gives 100% and his best is mediocre when compared with a franchise QB. The reason I gave my opinion on the difference between a fan and a homer was my excuse for how so many still think Cassel will take us to a super bowl when it is obvious to most everyone that he can't.
2 years, 11 months ago on The 2012 K.C. Chiefs: When To Win?
does anyone understand the difference between a fan and a homer? Well, my thinking is that a fan loves the team, but holds those who are in positions of leadership responsible for the health and groth of the franchise. A homer is enamored with the idea that he or she is somehow connected to the team and part of a family and can not ever admit that it is a business and decisions are made for other reasons than to improve or win. They can not find it in their heart to critisize anything about their family ie the team and are constantly coming up with excuses for sub par play and mistakes by those who are in charge. That describes my opinion on the differences. I have always been a fan, but I also try to look at the team as business venture and hold ownership and management responsible when they do something I think is detrimental to the team winning and bringing honor and championships to the city and it's fans.