The Blame Game: Week 6 Texans

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We list the five people most deserving of the blame for this week’s loss to the Texans.

Every week we either play The Blame Game or post the Credit List, depending on the outcome of the game. Following the Chiefs’ defeat at the hands of the lowly Colts, it’s time to dust off the Blame Game for the first time in the 2019 season.

It’s pretty easy how this works. We list the five people most deserving of blame for this loss. As always, readers are encouraged to play along, but you must follow the rules (we have rules here?). You get to choose five, and only five, people who deserve the most blame for the loss and must list them in order. I will list them in order from least to most blame, finishing last with the single person I believe is most responsible for the result of the game. Jump to the comments and do the same. Just remember: rules.

I guess we got to do this thing…

Steve Spagnuolo:

We were told all offseason how Steve Spagnuolo was going to scheme pressure, stop the run, and improve tackling. Whelp…

Andy Reid:

Andy Reid makes his first appearance in the blame game. I gave him a pass for the loss to the Colts due to injuries scrapping the game plan. This week he gets no such reprieve. With Tyreek Hill’s return Andy was still unprepared for the Texans and got outcoached by Bill Frickin’ O’Brien’s halftime adjustments.

Sammy Watkins:

The highest paid player on offense is once again missing time to injury. While I typically don’t blame a player for injury, it has been a constant in Watkins career.

Frank Clark:

Frank Clark had Deshaun Watson one-on-one, unblocked, and got ran over on Watson’s way to the endzone. His fumble recovery was a heads up play, unfortunately he finished the game with one whole tackle.

Brett Veach:

With the NFL’s reigning MVP, putting together a winning roster shouldn’t be complicated. Protect Mahomes and improve the defense, even slightly, was the goal this year. Veach invested significant resources into building this roster in his image and it has thus far fallen short.

Now it’s your turn to throw daggers. Who needs to fall on this sword?

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Armychiefj
Armychiefj

#1 everyone who has anything to do with personnel, coaching, or playing not named Hill or Mahomes.

#2 Mahomes. Not as much blame as above, but still not up to snuff.

#3 Probably everyone else involved in the organization including the parking lot peeps and definitely the overpriced beer sellers.

CJ_Spiller
CJ_Spiller

Pretty much spot on

upamtn

Reid got outcoached

the Defense got humiliated – I’d call it a “run defense” but it’s not at all a defense against the run, and not much against the pass

the Offensive line was, in a word, offensive

Mahomes was off – look, I know full well his ankle hurts AND the O-Line gave him less than 1.27s to throw, but he was wildly inaccurate on a majority of his throws … if he’s too hurt to play, put in Henne or whoever we have to hand it off to the RBs who apparently can’t run

anyone expecting the Broncos to roll over and play dead is going to be disappointed … this is a dangerous game for KC, and the Chiefs need to step up their game on every level

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

I think KC loses. Reid has an atrocious record on TNF vs the AFCW and the team is in a SERIOUS funk. I think Denver runs for over 200 and KC is humiliated again.

CJ_Spiller
CJ_Spiller

bANdwAGonnER! Lmao. No, this wouldn’t surprise me. TNF road games are already bad, and really bad for KC recently.

zulu trader
zulu trader

fuck a bunch of rules — i’m not playing

Straybrit
Straybrit

In my continuing educational efforts I discovered a couple of amazing things over the weekend.

You know the 5 guys that just stand around as a listless bunch in front of the quarterback? Well apparently some teams are experimenting with having them actually stopping the opposition getting to the QB.

Also – it seems that there is extensive flaunting of the rules going on – I think I saw some people actually tackling opponents as opposed to falling over when breathed on which is the accepted methodology. This outrage must be stopped.

Tyrone

Very good

MidKan Chiefs Lifer
MidKan Chiefs Lifer

I was four rows off the field directly behind Frank clark letting Watson truck over him for a td. As I said last night, I taught the 7 or 8 guys in front of me from Montreal (all with signed LDT jerseys on) the versatility of the word fuck.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

Ugh…listening to that presser just made me really frustrated with the coaching staff. Not nearly enough urgency there.

APtransplant25
APtransplant25

But but PFF says Frank had one of the best games of his life. ?

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

From the tv broadcast I thought Clark had a solid game.

workingmansdead

Apparently he’s got ED.

tsv0728
tsv0728

Yeah. He is a whipping boy for good reason, but he played an ok game. That is what I expected on a game to game basis with a standout game every few weeks. Hopefully that becomes the case starting now…..

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

Love how they represent Frank’s game as a decent one by using a photo of him getting his ass handed to him in the crunch. Awesome.

CJScoobs

Brett Veach has hilariously botched the defense even worse than I think any of us could possibly imagine. I can’t even blame Spags really for how piss poor this defense is I mean look at the JAGS we have out there. Clark is a thief. Wilson and Lee are just in over their heads as should be expected from. Tyrann Mathiue is the only person I could say played well. The secondary actually as a whole didn’t look awful against a couple really good receivers, but the run D is just a killer and Veach has had 2 seasons to get it right and he has failed miserably both times.

RDD India
RDD India

Oddly enough, I can’t disagree with even one single reason or comment by anyone including TATONY.

RDD India
RDD India

One and only culprit: Brett Veach. He can’t identify talent for shit.
1. He oversold us Ficking Frank Clark, lost draft capital aka KC future.
2. His draft picks suck a$$. Except Thornhill others are backups.
3. His FA robbed us by relegating us to salary cap hell.

venturachief
venturachief

Yep. Veach is really bad. I’m going to wait on Clark but he is a terrible talent evaluator. Hichens and that craptastic 2018 draft will burden this team for years.

Chugach Chief
Chugach Chief

a.) Andy Reid
b.) Brett Veach
c.) Clark, Frank
d.) Darron Lee
e.) Every other KC player & coach involved in this beatdown.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

5. Demarcus Robinson- Let a td catch go off his hands and couldn’t get open against backup CB’s.

4. Darron Lee-He went to Dieon Sanders tackling camp.

3. Referees-It is bad enough to not call pass interference correctly the first time, but to screw it up during challenges is what makes fans think the game is rigged. And because they picked up the flag on Kelce after calling it PI instead of holding shows incompetence.

2. Spags-Same reason as last week. You can’t be passive if you are less talented. Be aggressive and try to force a mistake.

1. Andy-Run on second and 15 deep in our territory down a td is reminiscent of Herm Edwards offensive strategy.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater
Armychiefj
Armychiefj

Holy crap, I agree with Mike Florio about something. That might be the worst thing to come out of this game….

starry1

Oddly, I am 100% on board with Tony’s blame list.

probablyamistake
probablyamistake

Spags. We’re 6 games in and the D is getting worse, they should be getting better. Veach, Hitchens and Clark both appear to be mistakes. Andy hiring Spags, not impressed.

Severely Concussed
Severely Concussed

I would counter that Hitchens might be better than we give him credit for. We really have missed him the last two weeks.

alsi2
alsi2

Reid built this offensive line. And it is offensive. That is squarely on him.

Blame the refs??

If they can’t play defense either, then maybe.

My take on our defense is that we knew it was going to be our weak spot this year and it has not really let us down from our expectations. The defense gave up 19 points a week ago and we lost that game. That wasn’t supposed to happen in Reid’s grand plan to outscore our opponents. We only scored 24 points this week and only lost by one TD plus an additional score (Butker’s missed FG). That wasn’t supposed to happen either. The OLine is the core problem. Not good enough pass protection and no run blocking. Can’t move the ball and can’t score though we have The Weapon.

Reid is at the top of the blame game heap and it comes down to his OLine construction built around Fisher and with Schwartz as the other pinning of the tail…but it is a donkey in the middle and keeps kicking us in the head.

SCKSChief
SCKSChief

Also, has there been a worse “sell the farm” pickup than Frank Clark? I know there has been in the league. I’m just wondering about KC. Cassel sucked, but he didn’t have nearly the cost Clark did.

HawaiiFiveOh
HawaiiFiveOh

The sad part is that KC doesn’t do big FA signings. So the only other big signings I can think of were Joe Montana and Marcus Allen. Those worked out well.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater

If he was a free agent signing it would be bad but not disastrous. The fact that we traded away a first and second for the right to pay him. Oh boy.

DenverDonkeyHater
DenverDonkeyHater

If it was a free agent signing it would be just be Justin Houston signing 2.0 only without of the fuzzy feelings of his past production.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan

This was a trade and an FA signing. Seattle jobbed us and will be laughing about this one for a long time.

ArrowFan
ArrowFan

I agree right now it has to be the worst ever by a KC GM. We are going to be stuck with him for two more seasons as well. Hamstringing our ability to add or retain anyone else because of the $$ we are going to be paying him:(

ArrowFan
ArrowFan

Honey Badger needs to teach the LB’s how to tackle. I have a 5th-grade team with better tackling mechanics than we have seen in the last few weeks.

workingmansdead

Mathieu was definitely the best defensive player on the field yesterday.

Dave B.
Dave B.

I could sense his frustration with the defense as well.

MasterChief
MasterChief

He was damn near in tears in his locker room interview after the game.

TX_CHIEFSfan
TX_CHIEFSfan

Don’t know where to put this. But T32 is one hell of a guy as well as a player.
We drove 12hrs from central TX to see this game. Picked this one in May because my son was off from school Friday and Monday.
After the game my 11 year old son asked to go to the players parking lot to see if we could get any autographs like we did last year. I told him that I doubted that any would sign after a loss.
Non the less he convinced us to go. After waiting a bit I saw T32 headed towards his Bentley. I yelled out “Mathieu”…”Honey Badger”. He waved over to us and chatted with his friends for a bit. Then walked right over and greeted us. Then graciously signed my sons new camo Chiefs hat and the back of my jersey(his #32).
He then signed several of our souvenir cups etc and several other fans items.
Was an incredible bright spot in that gloomy day. He was so easy to talk to and was just one hell of a great down to earth dude!
Easily our favorite Chief right up there with Mahomes, Hill and Kelce

starry1

I’ve said over and over, get Tamba off the couch and have him teach the new line and edges how to handfight. Clark needs a new skill cause that spin shit ain’t working for him.

Eze chief kingdom
Eze chief kingdom

hes got his elbows all braced up. I think his elbows are shot

ArrowFan
ArrowFan

Shitty calls don’t help either but it is hard to blame the Reff’s. Reid is #1, we need to call plays that get the ball out of PM hands quickly, once again where are the screens, quick slants, 3 step drop passing plays? We shouldn’t call another 5 step drop pass play until the Oline is healthy.

Eze chief kingdom
Eze chief kingdom

i think andy should gameplan this Thursday like he has alex smith as the qb.