After yet another blowout loss on Thursday Night Football in front of the entire country, Kansas City Chiefs fans may have some ray of hope for their team–after the season.
It’s apparent that the Chiefs, now 1-7, are arguably the worst team in the NFL and are winning the race for the number one overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Unfortunately for them, this year’s crop of players does not include any player like Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, but the Chiefs will almost assuredly be drafting a quarterback in the first round for the first time in a long time.
Romeo Crennel is in peril of losing his job sooner rather than later, and I think wholesale changes will be made in Kansas City. This season has been a complete embarrassment for Chiefs fans, who have yet to see their team hold a lead through the first eight games of the season.
The Chiefs’ lone win came on the road against the New Orleans Saints, who are having problems of their own this season. Kansas City has scored just 12 touchdowns this season compared to the 27 they have allowed, and they have a turnover ratio of -20. Quarterback Matt Cassel alone has accounted for 18 turnovers, and he has been so bad, the team turned to Brady Quinn as the starter, a player who was on the third string in Denver the last two seasons.
This season has been disappointing on numerous levels for the Chiefs, especially after so many experts predicted they would win the AFC West this season. There is no denying the Chiefs have some great skill players, but even the returns of Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, and Tony Moeaki could not save this team. What they have lost is more than just games, they appear to have lost respect for each other.
Case in point: Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe is arguably the Chiefs’ best player, and it’s very clear that he doesn’t want to be part of the team. The overall effort he is giving right now is nowhere near what he is capable of, and he will be one of the players who is on the outside looking in after the season is over. It’s a shame, because he is Matt Cassel’s favorite target and leads the team in all receiving categories.
But, his body language speaks louder than any words he could say to try to cover up his discontentment with the organization. Ever since Bowe came into the league, he has been all about himself, a true diva at the wide receiver position.
Having the top pick could turn out to be a good thing for the Chiefs, and as we saw last year with Miami, the midway point of the season is not the end for any team. However, this Chiefs team looks to be one in serious disarray, so they will either need to figure things out very quickly, or there will be some big changes made sooner rather than later.