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AustinChief
10-03-2000, 06:23 AM
Bob Dole doesn't know about everyone else, but almost all Bob Dole's expectations are being exceeded to this point.

Who expected to see rookies having an impact?

Who expected DA to stop dropping the ball?

Who expected Elvis to throw this many precision strikes?

Who expected to see Elvis be allowed to throw this many precision strikes?

Who expected not to cringe every time our special teams stepped on the field? (Okay...we still cringe when Petie Noodleleg trots out...)

Who would have expected KC to outscore to opposition 33-0 in the 4th quarter the last 3 weeks?

Each facet of the game has improved each week, and Bob Dole is just waiting for all 3 to gel for a full 60 minutes. Not a bad start to what many of us considered a "rebuilding year."

Here's to continued improvement!

(The come-from-behind win last night sure makes that drive home today a lot easier. Golly yeah!)

Luzap
10-03-2000, 06:29 AM
I agree. It has been a very good suprise and overall looking at the schedule prior to the start of the season, it's good to be 3-2 at this point.

Had we not folded up the tents in Adelphia Stadium, we could be 4-1 at this point.

Dante Hall has played his way onto the special teams and the Offense has transformed itself. I cant believe that the philosophy appears to be changing. ie throw to set up the run.

47mack
10-03-2000, 06:35 AM
After the way we ended last season & the horrible offseason & preseason, I think this season is a great surprise(so far). I think we could have ran at will last night on the Seahawks & dare I say it, Elvis looks pretty good. Gonzalez's catch last night may be one of the hardest catches that a tight end has ever made.

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dtforever
10-03-2000, 07:27 AM
Happy with 3-2?? Good God! Peterson has trained you guys to be happy with mediocrity!

j molina
10-03-2000, 07:28 AM
I for one think this years team is better in the second half.(So Far) It could be me, and the beer, but more than one time Anders made me jump out of my seat..And another comment ...CLOUD!!!!

TEX
10-03-2000, 09:27 AM
Senator, who'd a thunk it! It's not that we're just 3-2, its that we have the tiebreaker on Denver, and division rivals have been beaten at Arrowhead. We are not going to win enough to get a WC, we must win the division. Therefore DIVISION games are critical...... come on Oakland..... hoping for a rash of Raider injuries this weekend so we can get another "gift".

KCWolfman
10-03-2000, 09:30 AM
Packfan, go root for the Green Bay Slackers ok? The Chiefs have won 3 straight, finally. How many has Green Bay won? Hmmmmm....

Warrior5
10-03-2000, 09:33 AM
Packfan, the answer to your question, a helluva lot more than Wolf has done for your fans. We are 3-2, 3-0 in our division, lost to two eventual playoff teams, one we should have one. And what has ragarm Favre, and your team done. Oh thats right they beat the Cardinals, WOW.

47mack
10-03-2000, 09:35 AM
I'd rather be 3-2 than 2-3 and have lost 2 in row at home to the Bears.

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flowergirl
10-03-2000, 10:05 AM
I'm still pissed we're not 5-0. All those games were VERY winnable. If we had started the year throwing the ball like we are now...

I just hope the bye week doesn't throw us out of synch and slow us down...

Luzap
10-03-2000, 10:13 AM
Wolf: true those games were winnable and had we played those games like we had played the last 3 (passed the football), we might be talking about a 5-0 team.

Packfan: spare us the nonsense. This was your preseason 'assessment' of KC:

4. Kansas City - Tounge loss will hurt, only one playmaker, poor coaching, aging team, inconsistent QB - The number 4 indicates the finishing order of the team in the division.

Now by your own words versus the way KC has played, you should be suprised as well. Of course, this would require you to be consistent about your rants--They cant be a pathetic team and win 3 straight via 4th quarter comeback--it defeats your original 'assessment'.

Chiefnj
10-03-2000, 10:33 AM
Oxford - Although it is a noble calling to wish for athletes to suffer injuries, you may not get your wish this weekend. Raiders are tuning up for Arrowhead with a short drive across the bridge to SF - just to get a little practice in. Besides, wouldn't you rather beat us when we're at full strength? That would make a victory more meaningful. Don't fear the dogfight - its what the AFC West is all about....

Snapper
10-03-2000, 01:10 PM
I would definitely rather see the destruction of a full strength jpkeland faider team....NO excuses to be made other than who plays better that day....and of course I will predict that it be the CHIEFS.

the passing game has been a nice suprise, especially when THE ELVI throws TDs for ONLY the Chiefs...very nice...the recievers are making unbelievable catches.

The Dline is my biggest suprise so far...they are kicking some @$$.

Chief_Noraa
10-03-2000, 01:34 PM
I am also very satisfied with where we are right now. The biggest thing that I see in this team that I like is that we are hanging around in games and then we are coming back to win. Add to that a very solid looking QB in Elvis and we may just continue to surprise a lot of teams.

I think that the Oakland game is a defining game for this team. With a strong win this team will make a statement to all the nayesayers. What will the experts say if the KC team they picked last,(as usual) beats their favorite AFC West team, the Raiders.

With a win a number of positives come out.

1. Early AFC West Division advantage.
2. More confidence (4 straight)
3. One up on Oakland, Denver, and Seattle.
4. Continued positive growth (Elvis, DA, CAT, Tony, D and hopefully some positive RB action)

5. Rookies gaining valuable experience every game (come from behind wins are like extra credit on EXAMs)

6. Winning is a good habit to have in this league (Hopefully we got the tough losses out of the way)

7. Confidence for big Interstate game.

And in the back of my mind is that St. Louis game. I do not believe that a loss here is the end of the world, but I also believe that KC will give these guys a fight. A win will have all the experts in a tizzy and they may have to give this team credit.

And what a statement a win against St.Louis would be. I for one hope that we are healthy and on a winning streak going into that game. Our best against a down to earth St.Louis team (with at least two major turnovers). All you St. Louis fans that are just itching to talk smack remember, we are the underdogs in this one and on ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, a small band of Chiefs, playing with heart can beat the best of teams.

A KC win against Oakland would make the Rams at least have to be sweating it out in KC. If Oakland can hang with these guys, I am sure that we can too!

Arrowhead will be rocking for this game either way! Can't wait. I think turnovers will be more important in this game than a lot of people would believe. Maybe this will truly be the coming out party for the KC offense. Here is hoping!

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Chief_Noraa
10-03-2000, 01:36 PM
I am also very satisfied with where we are right now. The biggest thing that I see in this team that I like is that we are hanging around in games and then we are coming back to win. Add to that a very solid looking QB in Elvis and we may just continue to surprise a lot of teams.

I think that the Oakland game is a defining game for this team. With a strong win this team will make a statement to all the nayesayers. What will the experts say if the KC team they picked last,(as usual) beats their favorite AFC West team, the Raiders.

With a win a number of positives come out.

1. Early AFC West Division advantage.
2. More confidence (4 straight)
3. One up on Oakland, Denver, and Seattle.
4. Continued positive growth (Elvis, DA, CAT, Tony, D and hopefully some positive RB action)

5. Rookies gaining valuable experience every game (come from behind wins are like extra credit on EXAMs)

6. Winning is a good habit to have in this league (Hopefully we got the tough losses out of the way)

7. Confidence for big Interstate game.

And in the back of my mind is that St. Louis game. I do not believe that a loss here is the end of the world, but I also believe that KC will give these guys a fight. A win will have all the experts in a tizzy and they may have to give this team credit.

And what a statement a win against St.Louis would be. I for one hope that we are healthy and on a winning streak going into that game. Our best against a down to earth St.Louis team (with at least two major turnovers). All you St. Louis fans that are just itching to talk smack remember, we are the underdogs in this one and on ANY GIVEN SUNDAY, a small band of Chiefs, playing with heart can beat the best of teams.

A KC win against Oakland would make the Rams at least have to be sweating it out in KC. If Oakland can hang with these guys, I am sure that we can too!

Arrowhead will be rocking for this game either way! Can't wait. I think turnovers will be more important in this game than a lot of people would believe. Maybe this will truly be the coming out party for the KC offense. Here is hoping!

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aaaaa
10-03-2000, 01:53 PM
I agree with Oregon Fan.

We will beat the Raiders but not because we are a good team, it was due to (you pick)

- the Raiders were missing their whole . first string
- they didn't want to win
- Big Al dictated the players and plays
- Gannon had a bad day or can't throw
- the phase of the moon was wrong
- mini skirt lengths are too high/low

Also the AFC West is terrible so the win doesn't mean anything.

The defining point will be against the Rams. A win is HUGE. A loss...back to square one until later in the season.

I don't expect any respect this whole season no matter what we do. <BR>

Chief_Noraa
10-03-2000, 01:58 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if Grbac went into the game at corner for one play so that he could intercept a pass from Gannon and finally end the controversy. Denise would probably still want Gannon back. I for one do not want him back, I think we have our game in ELVIS GRCOMEBAC.

Had to add this tidbit. I just hope that Elvis has a stellar game and the Chiefs D shuts down the Raider O. A couple of interceptions would be really nice- one to Woods for a TD, and one to Wesley.<P>

Chief_Noraa
10-03-2000, 01:58 PM
Wouldn't it be nice if Grbac went into the game at corner for one play so that he could intercept a pass from Gannon and finally end the controversy. Denise would probably still want Gannon back. I for one do not want him back, I think we have our game in ELVIS GRCOMEBAC.

Had to add this tidbit. I just hope that Elvis has a stellar game and the Chiefs D shuts down the Raider O. A couple of interceptions would be really nice- one to Woods for a TD, and one to Wesley.<P>

Chiefnj
10-03-2000, 02:46 PM
But Oregon....You'd have to assume an Oakland loss at San Francisco to go one up on the Raiders with a win at Arrowhead. Raiders are heavily favored. Still, even with both teams at 4-2, KC would hold the early tiebreaker.

It looks to me that KC has just surged into a 3-way race with Denver and Oaktown. But your uphill battle is steeper than either of those two teams (strength of schedule). If the Chiefs get to the playoffs after surviving the schedule, they will be the only proven commodity. But you don't have the inside track just yet. The West has yet to be won....

TEX
10-03-2000, 03:41 PM
UD; have I mentioned that I despise AD and commitment to mediocrity? Just responding to another comment from someone about all our wins being a gift. You're right, NO ONE wishes anyone to get hurt in ANY sport. Just good clean rock-em-sock-em football. Whatever the venue, AFC West games are a barfight. Kind of like the Black Knight in the Holy Grail!

aaaaa
10-03-2000, 03:49 PM
I don't wish anyone to get hurt either...just lots of "flesh wounds" http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

Even when all are healthy, they'll still blame it on something though.

AustinChief
10-03-2000, 04:11 PM
Bob - We have hit a proverbial high.... but I believe the next 4 weeks after the bye to be pure hell. If we go 2-2 you will see the bandwagon falling over once again. After that there should be the rise in play once again... providing the injury bug does not bite too hard.

Not usually a pessimist, but realizing an uphill climb over the next month.

AustinChief
10-04-2000, 06:35 AM
Don't assume Bob Dole is claiming this is at this point a Super Bowl caliber team--only that Bob Dole is pleasantly surprised at the team's play. As much of a fan as Bob Dole is, the expectations before the Indy game (and after those first 2 series) were pretty low.

And to Bob Dole's dear friend, FudgePackFan: If you'll please re-read the post, there is no mention of excitement over a 3-2 record. None. Nada. Zero. It's simply excitement over player and recent coaching performace above Bob Dole's expectations.

Bob Dole understands your pain, however. It must be disheartening to see no light at the end of your cheese-filled tunnel.

DaKCMan AP
10-04-2000, 07:50 AM
I agree it is nice to see this team start to gell and find a way to come back for the win!I think we will see HIcks do nothing but improve and Morris was an excellent first round pick....everything is looking better http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/smile.gif

Hope you had a great time in K.C. Dole!

AustinChief
10-04-2000, 08:05 AM
Bob Dole had a wunnermuss time back in the old stomping grounds. Got to meet some of the BB folks, cruise around the old neighborhood and see the changes, and got a special scenic tour of Raytown about midnight Monday.

Overall, just a great time.

DoktorSmith
10-04-2000, 08:32 AM
Bob,
What is a "wannermuss" ???
Just curious...

Dave

Baby Lee
10-04-2000, 08:34 AM
I have taken plenty of tours of Raytown after sporting events at the complex. I think it is the only people go to Raytown... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/wink.gif




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KC Jones
10-04-2000, 09:18 AM
Senator, it was good to meet you...and yes I am pleasantly surpriesed with the season...no so much that they are winning, but the way they are winning...

We are no longer a one demensional team...we have a legitimate passing attack that people are going to have to respect...

I also can't wait until they put all phases of their game together for a full 60 minutes...something tells me that the bandwagon is standing room only now... http://www.ChiefsPlanet.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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"The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."
-Joe Theisman, NFL football quarterback and sports analyst

AustinChief
10-04-2000, 09:22 AM
"Wunnermuss" is just Bob Dole's way of saying "wonderful."

"Wonderful" just sounds so Martha Stewart...

LD for KC
10-04-2000, 10:55 AM
I have been one of the more "vocal" detractors of Raye, and of the Chiefs philosophy of letting the rookies "learn" the game by riding the pine. So I am also pleasantly surprised by Raye's calls over the last 3 games. There is still room for improvement, but he's done a much better job than he has since getting the job.
As for the rookies playing, I am more than pleasantly surprised. Shocked. Bt the Chiefs are being rewarded by the rookies with good play, and the game experience will pay dividends as the season progresses, and beyond. For the first time in a long time, I see this team movig forward.

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