Originally Posted by mdchiefsfan
There are two areas I want to see improved before I declare our talent a bust. I want to see how they perform with a legit HC and I would like to see some team leaders brought in. Hopefully the new QB will come in and take that position with the offense, but we need to bring a guy in defensively that will make these players more accountable and keep them motivated. It is painfully obvious that DJ and Hali are not those guys.
It is also very apparent that this team quit less than half way into the season. That kind of thing just doesn't happen with the two things mentioned above. But this issue means one of two things: we lack all around leadership or we have a team full of pussies. I am inclined to believe the former.
That's why I'm pretty OK with Cowher and, to some extent, Gruden. We need our identity back, Arrowhead needs to be a place the other team fears. I'm not saying bring back Marty-ball, but bring back that buckle your chinstrap attitude. We've tried quick-strike finese, we've tried whatever Herm brought, and then a host of other things and they didn't work. So what did work? You got it, hard-nosed football.