Fault: A Fanpost

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A Fanpost by flchiefs:

It’s Bob Sutton’s fault.  It’s Brett Veach’s fault.  It’s Andy Reid’s fault.  It’s Dee Ford’s fault.  It’s the offense in the 1st half.  It’s the defense all game/season.  It’s my fault for not publicly picking the Pats ( thus applying the kiss of death) or for watching any part of the game when I normally can’t (for the record, it was the first 7 ½ minutes before my youngest daughter came in and wanted to watch Cartoon Network).

I’m not the film review guy.  I’m not the X and O guy – those articles are coming and I can’t wait because I’d like to know what the trained eye saw and to finally understand WHY we lost).  I’m just a fan of a really good football team that had a historic season and shows so much promise for the years to come.  The future looks so good, if we can just get past the sucker punch to the gut we received last night.

It is doubtful that anyone here in AG are questioning the heart of this team.  We all have our opinions and, as a very intelligent and committed community, we express it, debate it and defend it passionately.  I’m not going to call out anyone for an opinion I don’t agree with, at least not at this point.  The pain from last night’s loss hasn’t quite left yet so even the slightest conflicting viewpoint might feel personal. 

Here’s what I do know.  There was a lunar eclipse last night which I witnessed with my two daughters in arctic conditions (OK, it was like 49 degrees at 10:40pm last night, but it’s arctic to me being 10 years living in FL).  The sun came up this morning and I realized just how much more my family, including all my AG family, means to me.  I will defend my team and my family and my AG family, even if we have differing opinions.

So, let’s fire Bob Sutton…or fire Andy Reid…or fire Brett Veach…or dump Dee Ford (or teach him where the line of scrimmage is)…or force those with superstitions to keep doing what they had been doing.  Mostly, let’s heal as each of us knows how to – it’s ok to call me names, I get it because this sucks – , reflect on a fantastic season and get ready for the offseason filled with 263 versions of mock drafts, the debate over who we should draft, the outrage over who we do draft and the excitement of OTA’s, mini-camps and training camp.

Time’s yours.

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sydenham
sydenham

For me it sucked because it was right there in the palms of our hands. Sure, I’m a little late to this party/requiem, but even now it still hurts a bit. But on to the new season…

Falco16
Falco16

Andy got out coached in the first half. The lack of screens to beat that pass rush was a joke.

Bob’s defense technically did enough save for the off sides, but the first half lack of adjustments to stop the run and the 3rd down collapsing was him being out coached the whole game.

FANOFTHERED
FANOFTHERED

Sometimes the other team just has more than you.More luck,more experience ,more balance,more drive.

One of our biggest failures as fans is not taking the other team into account when we evaluate what our team will or can do.Then when our team comes up short we are taken by surprise by the fact that their opponent had more on that day and we believe the fault is with our team when it may well be because the other team fielded more on that particular day.

When we drafted Mahomes fans swore he would overcome all the road blocks to the SB that Alex had been unable to and he may yet do that but I notice that the complaints are the same,defense not good enough,oline not protecting well enough. The only difference is almost everyone seems to be tip toeing around the fact we had o points going into the third quarter even though there were missed opportunities.

The strangest thing to me is the fact that NE used the kind of offense to keep us out of the SB that our fans had been complaining about since Reid/Alex came to town time consuming ball control,keep the ball away from the hot handed QB and it worked like a charm.

I’m thinking we could have used a bit of that in one of those last two go ahead drives of the 4th quarter.

Having said all that we have the most exciting QB in the league and an unknown quantity at DC so hopefully the future looks bright as can be.

FANOFTHERED
FANOFTHERED

I guess I need bigger breaks in between paragraphs, sorry for the big block of words.

FANOFTHERED
FANOFTHERED

Ok now Im confused it looks ok now.

ProfChesterTQ
ProfChesterTQ

Blame the Patriots for not laying down like the Raiders, Cardinals, Bucs or Jets

steve0333
steve0333

We knew this defense was terrible from the beginning and that it was going to cost us in the playoffs. Many had said it after the Steeler game where Mahomes threw for 6 TDs and had a 80% completion rating and yet Chiefs won by less than a TD. Then the patriots game happened, then the rams game, then the chargers… and we all knew. We all knew this was going to happen. We didn’t want to believe it but we knew. The defense had been the weak link the entire season. If the defense had been strong up until the patriots game then I could forgive that. They we’re playing Tom Brady in the playoffs, he’s good. He’s hard to defend against. I get that. But it’s their performance in the regular season that really drives the nail in the coffin for Bob Sutton. It’s impossible to just blame Tom Brady for being superman when this team allowed Goff, Wilson and Rivers to do the same thing.

upamtn

me, I hate playing the “blame game” … if anything, blame the players (they’re the ones on the field, after all) which means “fire ’em all and start over” obviously (or maybe not so obvious)

the other option (my strong preference) is realize that sometimes you do can everything you can and STILL lose … it happens, and guess what: it is NOT the end of the Universe … you suck it up and go on

remember, it’s a GAME … it’s ENTERTAINMENt (and hoo boy were we entertained!)

stop pretending the Chiefs are like something more important than life and death (that’s my 2 cents, adjusted for inflation)

optional
optional

Thanks for the feedback.

SPI Chief
SPI Chief

Thank’s for the content! And yes, it will be a long off-season of hirings and firings, draft picks, and news…..but as long as we here at AG are strong we will be fine.

SPI Chief
SPI Chief

Ups….always the voice of reason. Keep up the good work!

upamtn

thanks, Brother

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Well yeah Ups, I’m always entertained by my heart in a puddle of blood on the floor. Sunday reminded me of the scene in the Last of the Mohicans when the general met his demise leaving thr fort. Very entertaining 🤯

ChiefJerky
ChiefJerky

Sutton’s been fired. Time to start hunting for a DC. This should be fun.

optional
optional

Guess it was Sutton’s fault.

mgrafton
mgrafton

Who are the notable DC candidates that are available?

optional
optional

Gunther Cunningham. Anyone?

upamtn

you forgot to use the sarcasm font

Fire_FG_the_moron
Fire_FG_the_moron

Sutton relieved of DC duties per mothership

NorCal_Chief
NorCal_Chief
NorCal_Chief
NorCal_Chief

Tony…..check interweb….it’s just been reported that the Chiefs have fired Sutton!!!!! Let the rejoicing begin

upamtn

rejoice? why? the team will hire someone else who has the same thought processes and ideas as Reid … just like Sutton did … the clipboard holder will change, but the players and likely the scheme will be basically the same … so what’s to rejoice?

either the players win the game or they don’t …

and let’s face it, the Offense (Reid & Mahomes) did NOTHING in the entire first half … zip, zero, nada, nil, the empty set … we gonna fire them too?

after all, fair is fair

Boondocks
Boondocks

Yes! Bring Back Tyler Bray!

SPI Chief
SPI Chief

Now that is the real question isn’t it. Do you disagree with the style of defense….aggressive press man, or would you prefer some kind of zone scheme? Curios?

upamtn

my personal preference would be aggressive as hell … man-to-man