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dirk digler
01-08-2007, 08:15 AM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2007/01/08/gretz_good_news_from_indy/


Thereís nothing more devastating in pro football than losing in the playoffs. The finality of the defeat sticks to the bones for months, and depending on the situation and stakes, sometimes a lifetime.

Len Dawson has said many times that there isnít a week that goes by that at one point or another something doesnít bring his attention back to that legendary Christmas Day game at Municipal Stadium in 1971, where the Dolphins beat the Chiefs in double-overtime. Dawson and his teammates already had a Super Bowl ring at the time, but the way that game came down and ultimately ended left a taste in their mouths thatís never been washed away.

Maybe a team has to know the achievement of a championship to have that feeling. Itís doubtful any of the Chiefs will walk away from their loss in Indianapolis on Saturday with similar pain. This was not a classic post-season game, not with the way the Kansas City offense played against the Colts. And as we know, most of the Chiefs had little or no experience in the post-season to begin with.

By now every Chiefs fans knows the negatives of the teamís performance in the RCA Dome. But in the destruction of the defeat, there is the potential for positive. The pain of losing can help build the attitude that Herm Edwards is trying to create with this club.

It should stab deep into the psyche of every player. It should make the rest of the post-season unwatchable for them. It should lead to great bouts of introspection, moments of reflection on what might have been and what they could have done differently.

The post-game comments coming out of the Chiefs locker room, especially from some of the offensive players, indicate that many of Edwardsí players really havenít been listening to what their head coach has been saying all year. Maybe thatís why one gets the sense that the head coach is ripe to make major alterations to the roster.

The spotlight of blame from the players was directed squarely at the offensive coaching staff, particularly for their game plan, and then their inability to adjust and react to what the Indianapolis was doing. And listen; when a teamís offense performs as poorly as the Chiefs did, nobody can duck some of the blame.

But as usual, the players directed their ire at the coaching staff rather than themselves. So many dropped passes, so many missed blocks, so many poor throws Ö none of that was due to the coaching staff. Again, offensive coordinator Mike Solari and the folks who help him put together the game plan do not walk away without sharing a heaping helping of blame. To single them out, however, is to ignore the fact that the players did not produce. The Chiefs large group of veterans who think they know what it takes to win a championship (see What They Donít Know, January 3, 2007) were not up to the task when presented an opportunity to take a step towards the trophy.

However, whatís important and positive from the game is the experience it presented to guys like Derrick Johnson, Jared Allen, Tamba Hali, Jarrad Page, Bernard Pollard and Jimmy Wilkerson. It gave them a taste of post-season life. These are the cornerstones of the future of the Chiefs defense. The next time they reach the post-season, the speed of the game wonít surprise them anymore, nor will the intensity of the moment.

Little good comes out of losing, other than the pain and the determination to never feel like that again. Thereís hope these young Chiefs will turn that pain into motivation, where they learn to step up in the pressure situations in the playoffs and produce.

Thatís something some of their older teammates have never learned.

KILLER_CLOWN
01-08-2007, 08:17 AM
Memo to Carl, greatest hire in your tenure was Bob Gretz. Knob-slobbing never felt so good eh?

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-08-2007, 08:17 AM
What a stupid f*cking article. Stupid.

Thank you, information minister Gretz.

DMAC
01-08-2007, 08:19 AM
STOP SAYING NEXT YEAR.

Extra Point
01-08-2007, 08:22 AM
The first two series weren't the players' fault.

I thought the good news was that Gretz took a job in Indy....

Reerun_KC
01-08-2007, 08:23 AM
God lord, what kind of shit is that... Gretz, how in the hell can you type when you are taking it in the ass by Carl..

You my friend are patehtic! What a disgrace of an article.

Goes to show you how much Carl cares about the true Fans at Arrowhead each sunday. He cares only about your money, Enjoy paying the higher prices to watch Carls and Herms product next year.

morphius
01-08-2007, 08:39 AM
I almost feel like I should neg rep dirk just for posting that piece of crap, I of course will not, but damn that wasn't even worthy of wiping my ass with.

FringeNC
01-08-2007, 08:40 AM
I'm a little surprised that Carl is allowing Gretz to throw the offensive players under the bus. He has to be talking about Green, Johnson, and Gonzalez. And supposedly, Trent is one of Carl's favorite players ever to have played for him.

I guess Herm's kool-aid is powerful stuff.

Woodrow Call
01-08-2007, 08:42 AM
[url]However, whatís important and positive from the game is the experience it presented to guys like Derrick Johnson, Jared Allen, Tamba Hali, Jarrad Page, Bernard Pollard and Jimmy Wilkerson. It gave them a taste of post-season life. These are the cornerstones of the future of the Chiefs defense. The next time they reach the post-season, the speed of the game wonít surprise them anymore, nor will the intensity of the moment.

Little good comes out of losing, other than the pain and the determination to never feel like that again. Thereís hope these young Chiefs will turn that pain into motivation, where they learn to step up in the pressure situations in the playoffs and produce.

Thatís something some of their older teammates have never learned.

I agree with this.

Fairplay
01-08-2007, 08:47 AM
That article doesn't surprise coming from Gretz.

Hes always bent over and ready to take it for like a whore in heat for upper managment.

louie aguiar
01-08-2007, 08:54 AM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2007/01/08/gretz_good_news_from_indy/


Thereís nothing more devastating in pro football than losing in the playoffs. The finality of the defeat sticks to the bones for months, and depending on the situation and stakes, sometimes a lifetime.

Len Dawson has said many times that there isnít a week that goes by that at one point or another something doesnít bring his attention back to that legendary Christmas Day game at Municipal Stadium in 1971, where the Dolphins beat the Chiefs in double-overtime. Dawson and his teammates already had a Super Bowl ring at the time, but the way that game came down and ultimately ended left a taste in their mouths thatís never been washed away.

Maybe a team has to know the achievement of a championship to have that feeling. Itís doubtful any of the Chiefs will walk away from their loss in Indianapolis on Saturday with similar pain. This was not a classic post-season game, not with the way the Kansas City offense played against the Colts. And as we know, most of the Chiefs had little or no experience in the post-season to begin with.

By now every Chiefs fans knows the negatives of the teamís performance in the RCA Dome. But in the destruction of the defeat, there is the potential for positive. The pain of losing can help build the attitude that Herm Edwards is trying to create with this club.

It should stab deep into the psyche of every player. It should make the rest of the post-season unwatchable for them. It should lead to great bouts of introspection, moments of reflection on what might have been and what they could have done differently.

The post-game comments coming out of the Chiefs locker room, especially from some of the offensive players, indicate that many of Edwardsí players really havenít been listening to what their head coach has been saying all year. Maybe thatís why one gets the sense that the head coach is ripe to make major alterations to the roster.

The spotlight of blame from the players was directed squarely at the offensive coaching staff, particularly for their game plan, and then their inability to adjust and react to what the Indianapolis was doing. And listen; when a teamís offense performs as poorly as the Chiefs did, nobody can duck some of the blame.

But as usual, the players directed their ire at the coaching staff rather than themselves. So many dropped passes, so many missed blocks, so many poor throws Ö none of that was due to the coaching staff. Again, offensive coordinator Mike Solari and the folks who help him put together the game plan do not walk away without sharing a heaping helping of blame. To single them out, however, is to ignore the fact that the players did not produce. The Chiefs large group of veterans who think they know what it takes to win a championship (see What They Donít Know, January 3, 2007) were not up to the task when presented an opportunity to take a step towards the trophy.

However, whatís important and positive from the game is the experience it presented to guys like Derrick Johnson, Jared Allen, Tamba Hali, Jarrad Page, Bernard Pollard and Jimmy Wilkerson. It gave them a taste of post-season life. These are the cornerstones of the future of the Chiefs defense. The next time they reach the post-season, the speed of the game wonít surprise them anymore, nor will the intensity of the moment.

Little good comes out of losing, other than the pain and the determination to never feel like that again. Thereís hope these young Chiefs will turn that pain into motivation, where they learn to step up in the pressure situations in the playoffs and produce.

Thatís something some of their older teammates have never learned.
After reading that article, it seems like LJ might be on his way out. After all, he's been the biggest critic of the offensive play-calling. But we know that Carl and Herm will put up with his attitude as long as he produces.

Extra Point
01-08-2007, 08:55 AM
You play to win what?

4th and Long
01-08-2007, 08:56 AM
STOP SAYING NEXT YEAR.

Chiefnj
01-08-2007, 09:01 AM
"The post-game comments coming out of the Chiefs locker room, especially from some of the offensive players, indicate that many of Edwardsí players really havenít been listening to what their head coach has been saying all year."

Herm never had the respect of the offense. He likely never will with the current group of players. They were spoiled under Vermeil. The best thing Herm and CP can do (other than both leaving KC which isn't going to happen) is to gut the entire offense and get a bunch of players that will buy into Herm's conservative offensive scheme.

HonestChieffan
01-08-2007, 09:03 AM
Gretz is a putz.