Bounces Go Against Chiefs in Loss to Tampa Bay

From Raymond James Stadium, Tampa

Another game, but it was the same old way to lose for the 2012 Kansas City Chiefs.

Oh they threw some different wrinkles into the mix against the Buccaneers on a hot and humid October afternoon in Florida.

Sadly for them the outcome was the same as it was against Atlanta, Buffalo, San Diego and Baltimore – a loss. This time it was 24-10, moving their record to 1-5 on the season.

Turnovers again killed the Chiefs as they gave the ball away twice, one that was returned 78 yards for a touchdown by the most ancient of Buccaneers, 37-year old CB Ronde Barber.

The Chiefs only TD came from the special teams in one of the more unusual plays of the year as LB Edgar Jones intercepted a pass thrown by Tampa Bay punter Michael Koenen, after Koenen’s punt was blocked by Chiefs RB Shaun Draughn, and ran it in 11 yards for six points.

Brady Quinn made his first start for the Chiefs but the results did not turn out to be much different, as he was tagged with two interceptions, in both cases it was due to his receiver being unable to hold onto the ball.

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6 Responses to “Bounces Go Against Chiefs in Loss to Tampa Bay”

  • October 14, 2012  - R W says:

    But, but, surely Jr. Hunt will continue to get fat Pioli to sign on an extension to his contract? Surely! Afterall, the continual losing must be an abberation but even if it’s not, the TV money will cover many ills. Surely this is the case.

    Losing is good for something? Jr. Hunt wants to pay additional millions for more of it? Question: What does Pioli have on Jr. Hunt? Whatever it is, it must be tabloid tasty.

    Jr. Hunt is a total joke! An embarrassment to NFL fans/owners/players anywhere and everywhere.

  • October 14, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    I agree with R W above. Clark doesn’t know how to pick GM’s any more than the man in the moon. This team has to be really low low low on the plane ride back home. Can’t help but feel sorry for some of the guys that put out 100% but just can’t get the job done by themselves. We looked like a bunch of beaten dogs out there today. No joy in Mudville. Casey (Clark Hunt) has struck out again.

  • October 14, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Both of Quinn’s picks should have caught. If we didn’t have bad luck, we’d have none.

    Just a devastating season so far…..

  • October 15, 2012  - milkman says:

    According to Teicher, the report on CBS about Hunt extending Pioli’s contract is false- for now.

    It is starting to look like our problems are higher than Pioli anyway. As much as we’d all like to think otherwise, our ownership is starting to resemble Mike Brown and Bill Bidwell when it comes to perception. No matter what these guys do, nothing seems to get them to the same elite status as some of the others who seem to make all the right decisions year after year.

    I wonder if it’s because these elite teams have such a “want to win” reputation that all the right people want to work for them? If that’s the case, the same people will surely stay away from teams like the Chiefs for the same reason.

    Firing Pioli will only be half of the equation in getting the right people in here to change the losing culture. Hunt must prove he is one of those owners who truly wants to win. Maybe a good start would be to fire Pioli. But then, he’ll just be started in turning this thing around.

  • October 15, 2012  - Kenny says:

    Starting to think that Romeo has more confidence in his qb that his receivers.

  • October 15, 2012  - txchief says:

    Maybe Clark is hoping that Pioli will bring in the right goalkeeper, striker and midfielders to make the Chiefs a complete football team.

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