Originally Posted by Chris Meck
Hold on now, hear me out.
The players don't choose who plays or not, the coaches do. In the Chiefs case, I think it seems clear that the GM is making that decision at least at QB. What the players DO choose to do is be a TEAM.
Winston is standing up for his teammate. He's circling the wagons. He's trying to inspire his teammates to be 'brawlers', to get physical and kick some ass. I like it.
I wish it were not necessary, and that we could actually have a balanced offense, but I appreciate the backbone the guy is showing. It says that they are playing for each other, which is what you want.
It just sucks that Cassel is so bad at his job. He's clearly a great guy, to inspire this sort of response even after being sooooo bad on the field. Maybe Quinn's lightbulb goes on and we start winning. It's a pretty talented team overall.
You're going to get a lot of shit for this. But I see points where you're right. This team lacks leadership. He could have done it less condescendingly. But I'm not going to get too hung up on a player defending his teammate, no matter how bad that teammate is.
It's just a shame that the front office has forced our players to stoop to this level.