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Kerberos
10-16-2006, 09:04 AM
Didn't see this posted. He's right ... our DT all SUCK AZZ (Or at least in this game they did)


Oct 16, 2006, 6:21:51 AM by Bob Gretz - FAQ


PITTSBURGH – Based on the outcome of what happened on Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field, I guess it’s a good thing that the Chiefs visit the Steel City only once every 17 years.



Steelers 45, Chiefs 7.

The game wasn’t as close as the score would indicate. This was a butt-whippin’ of major proportions. The last time a Chiefs team was dominated this badly was late in the 2003 season, when the Chiefs went to the Metrodome and got drubbed by the Vikings. That game featured the post-game locker room meltdown involving Eric Hicks and Ryan Sims.

But that was then, and what happened on a beautiful October day in Western Pennsylvania is now. The Chiefs were never part of this game. From the time Ty Law slipped in coverage and gave up a 50-yard completion from Ben Roethlisberger to Santonio Holmes, to the final moments when Brody Croyle’s pass was intercepted in the end zone, this game belonged to the Steelers.

A Super Bowl champion can do that to any opponent. Despite the fact they came in riding a three-game losing streak, the Steelers looked like the best team in the league. Even without LB Joey Porter, the defense was stifling. Roethlisberger regained his form, throwing for a pair of touchdown passes and putting up a near perfect passer rating of 153.8.

The Chiefs problems were many, but can be boiled down to this: they never made the Steelers play the game. They never provided any heat, never had Pittsburgh worried. Bill Cowher’s team ran through the afternoon like it was a practice against their scout team.

Defensively, the Chiefs struggled badly through the first half. After all the progress that was made in the last four weeks with this unit, this was a step backwards to the more recent seasons of bad defense. They gave up big plays. Their tackling was poor. They seemed a step behind the Steelers offense all day. Most glaring was the lack of production on the interior of the defensive line as James Reed and Ron Edwards were invisible. Pittsburgh’s center Jeff Hartings and left guard Alan Faneca are Pro Bowlers, but right guard Chris Kemoeatu was making his first NFL start. It was impossible to tell as they dominated the line of scrimmage.

Offensively, the problems were very familiar. There was absolutely no room for Larry Johnson to run. The Chiefs tried to stay patient with the running game, but when you are down 28 points with six minutes left to go in the second quarter, the ball has to go in the air if there’s any chance to cut the difference.

Here’s the glaring numbers on the offense: the two best playmakers in the attack are Johnson and Tony Gonzalez. Johnson ran 15 times and caught three passes. All that produced 32 yards. Gonzalez caught three passes for 15 yards. Damon Huard didn’t forget the tight end this game. In fact, he was so intent on throwing to Gonzalez that he led All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu to the play time-after-time. When a team’s two best offensive weapons get 21 touches for 47 yards there are not going to be many victories As the Chiefs return to Arrowhead on Monday to pick up the pieces, it will be interesting to watch how the team rebounds from this embarrassment. In the big picture, it was a single Sunday in a schedule of 16 games and there should not be an overreaction to the outcome anymore than there should have been Super Bowl reservations made after the shutout of San Francisco just two weeks ago.

What matters is what the Chiefs do next. This day in the ‘Burgh will be lethal only if they can’t find a way to rebound. They’ve got back-to-back home games on the schedule. They also have two of the league’s best teams rolling into town: San Diego and Seattle.

The Chiefs season was not made or broken by what happened at Heinz Field. But it will be by how they handle the aftermath.

The opinions offered in this column do not necessarily reflect those of the Kansas City Chiefs.

C-Mac
10-16-2006, 09:10 AM
If they continue to run on every first down with 8 in the box.....they will not rebound.

runnercyclist
10-16-2006, 09:19 AM
I love the Chiefs but I also see 2-5 in our near future.

Katie
10-16-2006, 09:21 AM
"The Chiefs season was not made or broken by what happened at Heinz Field. But it will be by how they handle the aftermath."

He hit the nail on the head...how they handle this embarrassment is critical...we'll find out how much character and toughness they have next game.

Did anyone else think Huard's passes yesterday had no zip? Seemed most of his passes were just lobbed through the air...

KCChiefsFan88
10-16-2006, 09:42 AM
Steelers 45, Chiefs 7.

The game wasn’t as close as the score would indicate.

ROFL ROFL ROFL

TrickyNicky
10-16-2006, 10:10 AM
The good news is we can expect "The Chiefs are still trying to tackle _______" comments for the next year, and anytime they talk about Big Ben's turnaround they'll show this game as stock footage. We'll be on ESPN, baby!

siberian khatru
10-16-2006, 10:14 AM
"The Chiefs season was not made or broken by what happened at Heinz Field. But it will be by how they handle the aftermath."

He hit the nail on the head...how they handle this embarrassment is critical...we'll find out how much character and toughness they have next game.



Eric Hicks knows how to handle 2-5.

brent102fire
10-16-2006, 10:20 AM
The Chiefs are going to lose the next 2 games at home...be prepared :deevee:

Kerberos
10-16-2006, 10:20 AM
This brings up a good question:

Is LJ's current FUNK due to not having a decent overal O-Line in front of him? Are all of his yards and runs last season ONLY a product of having HOFWillie Roaf and a decent right tackle in Welbourne in front of him on either side as well as T-Rich to boot. Did we lose sooo much that he can't repeat what he did for us last season?

I can only thing things are not going to get any better, in fact they mght just get worse if this game is a prelude of things to come for this team.

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