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PunkinDrublic
12-17-2006, 09:43 PM
Yeah the refs really screwed us at some points in the game and I'm suprised they didn't penalize us draft picks but we would have had to come out and played absolutely perfect football in order to come out with a victory. The bolts are the real deal and even if the game were closer I think they would have found a way to beat us. All we can do is hope to finish out strong and hope for a good draft as well as good off season moves. Other than giving up a few big plays I was rather impressed with how our defense played tonight. It really showed how good we are capable of playing defense.

We'll all finish this year a little bit older and running out of time to see the Chiefs win a super bowl.

Short Leash Hootie
12-17-2006, 09:45 PM
the Chargers didn't prove anything to me other than the fact LT has GAPING holes to run through and Lorenzo Neal deserves MVP consideration.

Coogs
12-17-2006, 09:49 PM
Yep!

And we lost to a better team last week as well. And the week before? Well, that one might be up for debate.... sad as that seems.

cdcox
12-17-2006, 09:49 PM
The Chargers are clearly a better team this year.

But are we headed in the right direction?

The defense still has some of the same fatal flaws that have been nagging us for 6 years now and the offense is regressing at an alarming rate.

My preseason concerns about the coaching philosophy are not relieved either.

PunkinDrublic
12-17-2006, 09:50 PM
the Chargers didn't prove anything to me other than the fact LT has GAPING holes to run through and Lorenzo Neal deserves MVP consideration.

Yeah but I gotta credit their defense for disrupting whatever offensive gameplan we had. They made big plays when they had to.

ping2000
12-17-2006, 09:52 PM
This team also loses to less talented teams. In short, this team BLOWS.

PunkinDrublic
12-17-2006, 09:56 PM
The Chargers are clearly a better team this year.

But are we headed in the right direction?

The defense still has some of the same fatal flaws that have been nagging us for 6 years now and the offense is regressing at an alarming rate.

My preseason concerns about the coaching philosophy are not relieved either.

Only time will tell. The success of this offseason will definately dictate the direction this franchise is going. I may be in the minority but I think the defense took a step in the right direction this year. Is it where it needs to be? No but I really think it could be on it's way. The offense is a total cluster**** and I don't know what's going to happen. I mean I guess we can start by solidifying the offensive line and getting some playmakers at the reciever position.

LanceHunter
12-17-2006, 10:28 PM
seems every team we lose to "must" be a better football tem , just that we didn't lose as often with Huard lol .

Coogs
12-18-2006, 09:37 AM
seems every team we lose to "must" be a better football tem , just that we didn't lose as often with Huard lol .


My point was this...

San Diego is a better football team. Baltimore is a better football team. And in all reality, we are probably closer to being the Browns class than being in the Chargers and Ravens position. Shoot, we were nearly beaten at home by the Raiders, and will probably have our hands full with them again on Saturday night no matter if it is Green or Huard at the controls.

Chiefnj
12-18-2006, 09:48 AM
My point was this...

San Diego is a better football team. Baltimore is a better football team. And in all reality, we are probably closer to being the Browns class than being in the Chargers and Ravens position. Shoot, we were nearly beaten at home by the Raiders, and will probably have our hands full with them again on Saturday night no matter if it is Green or Huard at the controls.

As sad as it is, there are probably a dozen teams in the AFC that are better than the Chiefs right now.

cdcox
12-18-2006, 10:34 AM
Only time will tell. The success of this offseason will definately dictate the direction this franchise is going. I may be in the minority but I think the defense took a step in the right direction this year. Is it where it needs to be? No but I really think it could be on it's way. The offense is a total cluster**** and I don't know what's going to happen. I mean I guess we can start by solidifying the offensive line and getting some playmakers at the reciever position.

Defensive players that we can build on:

Allen, DJ, Hali - these guys are young and play well enough that we don't really have to consider replacing them.

Defensive players that we need to join that group:

Pollard and Page - if these guys can play at the level of the top 3, then I think the rehab of our defense will be on its way.

Defensive players that are temporarily filling a gap:

Mitchell, Reed, Edwards, Wesley - these guys are good enough to not throw on the scrap heap, but we need better play from at least 2 out of 4 of thes positions to move up to a top level defense. Maybe one of the young safeties can supass Wesley here?

Law and Surtain - these guys play fine, but they are on the back side of their careers. They aren't guys you can build a defense around. CB is a position where we need injection of talented youth. We don't need Champ Baily type corners to play the cover 2, but we can't put Bennie Sapp back there either.

Defensive players that are a priority to be replaced

Bell and Knight - we have to have better play from the safties in general and the ORLB position.


So we have between 3 to 5 of the eleven starters that we need long term. We have some other people that make the defense work in the mean time, but will have to be replaced soon either due to age or the desire to improve. The defense has made strides, but still needs a large injection of young talented personell.

The situation on the offenseive side of the ball is even worse.

Bob Dole
12-18-2006, 10:53 AM
Yeah but I gotta credit their defense for disrupting whatever offensive gameplan we had. They made big plays when they had to.

We once again executed Herm's game plan perfectly. We scored 3 times.