I can’t tell you how many times I have sat on the couch watching football games and wondered why the players weren’t playing with their heads. Then I would look at them and wonder how they could’ve missed a tackle or a missed catch. I’d always ask myself the same question, but I didn’t know the answer.
I think the thing that always gets me is watching a game and hearing the team talk about how they wouldve won had they not been too drunk and laid out. They still wouldve won, but it wouldve been different. The reason I mention this is because the Patriots defense and the Chiefs offense were the two best teams in the NFL last season. Both teams came in with almost identical records.
The Patriots were the worst team in the AFC West. They lost seven games in which they were beaten by three points or less. They were even worse against the pass. Their offense was a complete disaster. They had no receivers on offense and their quarterback was basically a backup. The Chiefs offense was awful. The Chiefs were one of the worst teams in the NFL last year. They lost six games in which they were beaten by three points or less. They were even worse against the pass.
The Chiefs have been one of the best teams in the NFL since 2009. They are a good team and I think it’s safe to say that their defense is top notch. They have one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, a good running back, and two solid wide receivers. They also have an offense that can move the ball and score touchdowns.
But their defense is in shambles, the team is still losing games, and their offense is a mess too. And while they have a good quarterback, a good running back, and two receivers, they have no real receiver in the entire NFL. All they have are a collection of players who have good size, but are not good enough to be receivers.
So when the team was introduced in the NFL Draft, I was sure that they would have a wide receiver in the first round, but I was wrong. The team has some great players, but the talent pool is so small that the team doesn’t really have a chance to make the playoffs.
The team does have a chance, though. They did get by with all-purpose running back Ryan Tannehill and quarterback Matt Schaub. Theres also a decent running back in Robert Turbin, an offensive lineman in Brian Winters, and a running back in Michael Bush. The biggest issue is the lack of a true receiver.
Theres also a few potential game-changers, such as quarterback Sam Bradford and running back Tarik Cohen, but thats not even the biggest issue. The biggest issue is the lack of talent on the patriots, and how the coaching staff is unwilling to risk any part of their roster.
The patriots are so bad that the Chiefs are actually willing to risk a few injuries. They’ll even take a quarterback theyre not sure he can play with, because the Chiefs have a clear need at the position right now. The only reason they have any chance is because they’re willing to take the risk and hope the coach can change his mind. I think it’s time for the patriots to take some risks.
The Chiefs are in no position to take risks right now because their quarterback isn’t good enough to make a difference right now. If they keep taking the safe route, they will lose, even if they make the right decisions. The best chance they have to win is to take the risky route and hope that the coach will change his mind.