An Ugly Replay In Detroit For Chiefs

From Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan

This is bad. This is very bad.

After opening the season about as poorly as possible in getting blown out at home by the Buffalo Bills, the Chiefs went on the road for week No. 2 of the 2011 NFL season and got blasted again, this time 48-3 by the resurgent Detroit Lions.

Combined with that 41-7 loss last week, the Chiefs are now down 89-10 on the young season. And they may have lost another one of their best players. RB Jamaal Charles left the game midway through the first quarter with a left knee injury. How serious his injury is wasn’t known and of course the Chiefs would never let anyone know right after the game. But he left Ford Field on crutches with his left leg in a brace and it was not a pretty sight.

Nothing was pretty for the Chiefs. They turned the ball over six times. They were unable to score a touchdown. The defense allowed six touchdowns and numerous big plays. QB Matt Stafford threw four touchdown passes and WR Calvin Johnson caught two of those. In a matter of eight days the Chiefs have played some of the worst football the red and gold have seen in some time.

24 Responses to “An Ugly Replay In Detroit For Chiefs”

  • September 18, 2011  - Petey says:

    Wow, I mean, just wow. I really wish at this point I could declare myself a free agent fan and find a new team because this is ridiculous. I’m generally pretty level headed about this team and know there are going to be ups and downs, but this fish stinks from the head down. There is no light at the end of the tunnel, which is what we were promised two years ago which makes this so much worse. I can’t believe I have invested so much time and money into this team..I am an idiot.

  • September 18, 2011  - ED J says:

    Bob its just time to say it Chiefs need a QB. If you watched the game Cassel made by plays held on to the ball way too long. Fumble the ball threw picks. I mean he put defense in bad situations with his turnovers and when offense got good field position he didn’t capitilize like Stafford did for the Lions. To me you look at last 4 regular season games teams have figured Chiefs out. Stop the run make Cassel beat you and he just isn’t able to. Cassel is a good backup a guy that can not blow games for you but when asked to win a game he’s incapable of doing so.

    Fans hard reality is we maybe in the Andrew Luck sweepstakes. Hate to say it because I do think Haley is a good coach and if that’s the case Pioli isn’t going to say it was his fault for trading a 2nd rd pick and pay 60mill to backup QB. He’s going to put blame on the head coach and someone else will reap the fruits of Haley’s labor. Sad to say but this is the NFL and that’s how it is.

  • September 18, 2011  - ED J says:

    Petey its cool just hang in there but I feel your pain. We’re better than what score board indicates just not at the most important position which is QB. If this keeps up I’m be ready to see what Stanzi can do.

  • September 18, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Petey, me too. I never thought Herm could be topped as the most inept HC in Chiefs history. I guess Weis really was the reason for last year’s success.
    We may be in ’88 Gansz mode here shortly…showing young Clark empty seats.

  • September 18, 2011  - cychief24 says:

    Stanzi took a Big Ten favorite last year to a 7-5 record. He is a weak armed loser.
    I would like to congratulate Jim Zorn on turning 2010 Pro Bowl QB into a Bill Kenney look a like.

    I’ll also add that our Chiefs are spending at a rate that would make Royals proud.

  • September 18, 2011  - Chuck says:

    I think I can safely say we will be picking in the top 5 in the April draft. Iam not being a fare weather fan as I have stood by my Chiefs ever since Super Bowl number ONE. Outscored by a margin of 89-10 in the first two games. Next week the massacre in San Diego. Just how good is Andrew Luck??? Does anyone know for sure just how good he really is????

  • September 18, 2011  - ED J says:

    Its not Haley fault Cassel just isn’t good Qb. We won last yr because our run game surprise everyone and defenses wasn’t prepared for it. Charlie Weis was same guy that ran offense when we got smoked by the Raiders and Ravens last yr. So Weis didn’t make that big of difference. Teams just figured out that Cassel can’t beat them. Load up to stop the run game force Cassel beat you on 3rd downs which he hasn’t been able to do since he’s been here.

    Most of you haven’t even watched the game who are commenting and wanting the head coach fired. Its not play calling or preparation. WE don’t have QB that can compete with the elite or even good young QBs in this league. Thats the problem.

  • September 18, 2011  - Petey says:

    The problem is Ed, I don’t necessarily think we are better than the scoreboard says…we are an 0-2 team that has only scored what, 10 points this year? I don’t know who I want for a coach but Haley is responsible for having this team so woefully prepared. We made Tyler Thigpen work for a while…this isn’t Cassel per sey.

  • September 18, 2011  - Tim says:

    Its clear to me the biggest loss this offseason was Charlie Weiss. The O is horrible. The D is outmanned in the back end.

  • September 18, 2011  - ED J says:

    Tyler Thigpen benefited from a gimic offense and weak schedule that yr when we played good teams we got creamed. Secondly Haley shouldn’t be to blame with a starting QB that can sustain drives. I mean really!! Weis didn’t stop the onslaught by Ravens and Raiders last yr. Why do I seem like only person who is willing to face reality. Fire the coach you still are handicapped at the QB position so what good did firing the head coach going to do. Defense can’t keep defending off good offenses on their side of the 50 yard line.

  • September 18, 2011  - Petey says:

    Ed, we can argue all day long about what’s wrong with this team, but at the end of the day Pioli and Haley are responsible for this mess and Pioli will get a pass on his first hire. That means that if this ship doesn’t get righted soon than Haely will be gone. I personally hold him 100% responsible for this mess.

  • September 18, 2011  - James says:

    Denial is a terrible thing. We have a bad QB, a bad HC and a bad GM. And I’m not real happy with the owner either.Just hope we don’t have anymore season ending injuries.

  • September 18, 2011  - el cid says:

    Denial is not just a river in Egypt. Listening ED J? If Hunt’s Chiefs had a HOF QB, they have issues throughout the whole roster. Three year of Clark Hunt ownership and what do we have. A team, the whole bunch, is going in the toilet like a guy with diarrehia. Chase Cassel out of town but send Pioli, Haley, McCluster, Crennel, ad nauseum with him. Except for Hali, every good player is ijured and what is left is chum just waiting for a shark to wander by.

  • September 18, 2011  - brainsmasher says:

    Herman Edwards did the Chief’s fans a favor when he cleaned out all of the dead wood from the Dick Vermeil era. The sad part was that he could not convince Carl Peterson to do it in his first year. I am not crying for Herm; but the King got a raw deal. If your team goes 13-3 three times during your tenure you are doing something right.

    I think we Haley doubters have been proven right. He is dead man walking; and the clock is ticking on Pioli. I say this while giving Haley props for the turn around in Dwayne Bowe and Derrick Johnson’s careers.

    I am sick of hearing about the Patriot’s way and the right 53. I expect the Chiefs to be number 32 in the power polls tomorrow. I don’t remember looking at the Chief’s schedule and not being able to see where the next win would come from since the mid 70s.

    This is the first time in my life I am embarrassed to be a Chief’s fan, however I will be sporting my gear proudly next week.

  • September 18, 2011  - ED J says:

    So do the Lions, Bills, Cowboys, Jets. No NFL teams have perfect rosters. Or are without flaws including New England Patriots. Difference is teams I’ve mentioned have better QB situation than we do. Do you guys actually think changing head coach or GM will make difference if Cassel stil the QB. I’m just dealing with reality. All teams in NFL have imperfections good teams have good QB that are able to overcome those alah Colts with and without Peyton Manning. Until we get one of those guys in KC we’re going to struggle. Now without Charles we’re definately going to struggle.

  • September 18, 2011  - Tenand6 says:

    The Chiefs have a quarterback problem. To solve it, we need to get the first pick in the draft. If that happens, the stadium will sell out. Charlie Weis, IMHO, would not have prevented our injuries or turnovers. Pioli isn’t a draft guru. He’ll need a franchise QB just like his head coach needs one. I’ve seen enough NFL football to know Cassel doesn’t have “it.” He’s a great guy and a hard worker, but Cassel isn’t the answer. The Chiefs have to get Luck.

  • September 19, 2011  - Kiowa says:

    See ya next year, this one is a waste. In this pass happy era of football, the Chiefs brass really need to get a franchise QB, but that has never happened and probably wont again next year.

  • September 19, 2011  - ED J says:

    Well something got to change Kiowa. I mean you look out the game their QB could make play ours couldn’t. Last yr you look at schedule how many elite to good QB did we face out of those 10 wins. Maybe four Rivers we beat thanks to weather slowing down their offense, special teams, and solid defensive play. Fitzpatrick still learning Bills offense took to overtime, and Bradford who was a rookie with no receiver weapons.Orton but he blew doors off 1st game and 2nd one we barely pulled it out thanks to run game.

    This season we face Rivers,Brady,Rodgers,Rothisburger,Sanchez,Cutler, and Orton. I mean we ain’t going beat none of these guys. We got some help with Manning being out and not on that list. If Pioli is going turn this around he’s going have find QB that can compete with those names meniton above and rest of the league.

  • September 19, 2011  - ED J says:

    At some point when we get 1/2 way thru season and we’re out of it we going have to see what Stanzi can do. No need of leaving him on inactive list. Kiper was a very high on this guy its time see what he can do if we’re at very bottom at least just to find out whether we got the guy in house or do we need go get the guy.

  • September 19, 2011  - Petey says:

    Completely disagree Ed, no way should we play Stanzi this year unless we are forced to by injuries. (hint, look at his college stats, he wasn’t very good)

  • September 19, 2011  - Niblick says:

    Ever since Haley pulled Cassell in the Jacksonvile game last year and Weiss announced he was leaving, Cassell has not been the same QB. We would have lost all these games anyway, but it’s interesting that he has regressed so much. He has thrown more interceptions in the three regular season games and plyoffs than he threw in the first thirteen last year. I guess I’m in the ‘Suck for Luck’ camp now. However, I will still be there hoping for a few good things and perhaps a win or two. I’ve been there for 45 years and just find it hard to totally give up. I’ve heard nothing from anyone on what we might do to improve the rest of the year. If we change coaches, it would probably have to be from our own staff-Crennell, Carthon, Zorn. I don’t know, he would just be an interim coach.

  • September 19, 2011  - Niblick says:

    I also want to wish Charles, Berry, and Moeaki the best on thier recovery. They are are quality players as well as quality people. Torn ACL’s are bad injuries and often times can afffect their careers. I hope they all recover well and are ready for next year.

  • September 19, 2011  - ED J says:

    Petey said look at his college stats not very good. LMAO 60% compeletion percentage. 25 plus td 6 Int last season. Are you kidding me? NO YOU LOOK AT HIS STATS. IF that isn’t good what is. Besides if we have guy in house and its losing season might as well throw him out there midseason if team is losing and see what he’s about.

  • September 19, 2011  - ED J says:

    Let me correct that 64% compeletion percentage last season.

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