At 3-3, K.C. Sits At A Crossroad Looking for Answers
A team that was a couple of plays from celebrating a Super Bowl now sits at .500 through six games. This season began with questions following the SB loss. The Owner, GM & Head Coach Chip Kelly were all suspended for the first two games of the season due to violation of MBL bylaws. The team barely had cohesion in the preseason even after signing big name FAs, Von Miller and Davante Adams. All this led to an 0-2 start for the Chiefs. The team had a vigorous 2-a-day practice the week of their game with the Chargers in Week 3 which propelled them to their first win of the season. Then, on the MBL Live stage, they handled the Houston Texans comfortably on the road. The team followed that up with a win over New England in Foxboro, giving them three straight road wins.
Then … Seattle happened.
The Chiefs returned home for a date with the Seahawks in what most of the oddsmakers thought would be a wire to wire win. They were wrong. From the very first play, Seattle set the tone of the game. They were more physical, more focused and showed a lot of effort to send K.C. to their 3rd loss of the year, all at home by the way where they went undefeated last season. The emotions in the locker room led many around the team to feel that they’ve received the wake up call they needed. For a group that's expecting finish what they started almost three seasons ago, to be MBL Champions, they have a lot to turn around before this season gets away from them. With games versus the improving Broncos, Titans and Raiders all looming, Kansas City needs to take a hard look in the proverbial mirror and decide what kind of ball club they want to be or they could be on the outside looking in come playoff time.
Sack maestro Von Miller has been an absolute ghost this season for the Chiefs. He's totaled 11 tackles and a Forced Fumble through the first six games. Even at his age of 33, Von made it clear in the offseason that he was still gonna be the threat off the edge that he's been for the bulk of his career. So far, that hasn't been the case. He's looked slow and outmatched in pass situations and can no longer drop back in the underneath and flat areas in pass coverage. Coach Kelly stated in his weekly press conference that 2nd-yr OLB, Keeshawn McCree will be getting some first-team reps this week in practice to see if they could potentially make a switch at the ROLB position. McCree is still developing but he is a workout warrior and he is consistently active on special teams. The coach also went on to say that they still believe in Von but they have to keep all options open given where they are in the year.
In Addition …
QB Trey McIntyre has done his part to help carry this ball club. Over the past three contests, he's thrown for 625 yds, 5 TDs & 1 INT with a QBR of 128.3. By far, his best stretch in recent memory. This team will need more of this play from TM3 to assist them in getting back to Super Bowl Sunday.
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