Chiefs Shuffle Out of Buffalo After Losing Big

From Orchard Park, New York

In was one of the more important second games of any recent season for the Chiefs. Apparently nobody made them aware of that fact because on a sunny Sunday in western New York they turned in a dreadful performance. The Buffalo Bills ran away with a 35-17 victory that was never in doubt for them or their fans at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Again this was not one part of the Chiefs failing the team in performance – every part of Romeo Crennel’s operation fell to pieces. The offense couldn’t score and turned the ball over. The defense couldn’t stop Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller and the special teams gave up a punt return for a touchdown. This wasn’t just one half of bad football like they had last week; it was four quarters.

The Chiefs are now 0-2 on the season and while it’s too early for anyone to give up on a season with 14 games left the Chiefs engender no confidence that they can turn this thing around any time soon. New Orleans, San Diego and Baltimore are the next three and the Saints game is on the road.

We have a lot of ground to cover from this one:

17 Responses to “Chiefs Shuffle Out of Buffalo After Losing Big”

  • September 16, 2012  - txchief says:

    A disgusting spectacle from every aspect. The team played poorly with no energy and inadequate execution of assignments on both sides of the ball. Chan Gailey was able to outscheme Crennel with his running game, and the Chiefs had no answer. The offense was forced to pass, and the Bills knew that Cassel cannot win a game from behind with his arm. Every weakness and shortcoming on the team exposed! Arrgh!!!

  • September 16, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    Even if we win a few games this certainly is NO PLAYOFF TEAM.

  • September 16, 2012  - R W says:

    Curious to ask how many more ass kickings will it take for the Pioli/Hunt kool aid drinkers to wake the F up? Some will always have a reason/agenda but that does little to mitigate the reality of a bad team/flawed franchise.

  • September 16, 2012  - txchief says:

    RW, the red Kool Aid was diluted with a good portion of Stoli to make it halfway palatable today.

  • September 16, 2012  - ED J says:

    Certainly one of the worst coach games I’ve ever seen. I mean 2 weeks in a row defense looks lost and gameplan not setup to take away what Bills do best. Isn’t that essence of Patriot Way on defense. Take away a team’s strength. Weren’t we told this was gameplan offense but we didn’t attack Buffalo corners on the outside who clearly proved last week against Jets they couldn’t cover in man to man defense.

    Ok Rw eld cid and whoever else let the bashing of Pioli, Romeo, Cassel, etc go on. You guys have the floor.

  • September 16, 2012  - Tenand6 says:

    First of all, the Chiefs simply have to fire Todd Haley. Second….well, second they have to ask Scott Pioli what the hell he was thinking by sticking with Matt Cassel all these years?

    Why not draft Andy Dalton? Russel Wilson? Just for kicks.

    The team lacks leadership and it will never come from Matt Cassel. The kind where players know he will come up big.

    This team lost Brandon Carr and could have signed him for less a few years ago. The same will be repeated with Dwayne Bowe. At this point I’m thinking, “Good for them.”

    Pioli has to bring in a damn good quarterback. And, he’ll have to figure out if he has a strong head coach.

    For all the apparent good Pioli has done with this roster, he has failed to provide the team with a quarterback in a QB-driven league. I hope he understands the depth of his mistake. He has crushed the franchise by his inability to find a franchise QB.

  • September 16, 2012  - ED J says:

    tenand6 so far you’re right coaching wasn’t good today but neither was Cassel. that fumble was inexcusable. I’m not going bash him because like I said in an early post he keeps this up and we’ll be drafting QB in 1st rd anyways so why complain about a guy who want be here after this yr if he continues to fail. Pioli knows it want fly in KC bringing Cassel back if he continues being just as much apart of the problem as the coaching next yr.

  • September 16, 2012  - aPauled says:

    If it weren’t for guys like Bob bearing witness from St. Jo…I would swear that the guys spent the last two training camps sleeping in, flipping cards and sipping beers. When the real games start the Chiefs are totally unprepared while the rest of the league is ready to play.

    How can this team not respond after getting their a$$es kicked last week. Total lack of leadership and preparation by the Chiefs organization. Top to bottom.

  • September 17, 2012  - R W says:

    We all know something is wrong here. Duh. The question is, how does it get fixed? CAN it be fixed under the current leadership? And if it can’t, when will MEANINGFUL change make a house call?

    All those cards are in the greedy little hands of Hunt Jr. Until someone or something causes Hunt Jr. to be bitch slapped upside his well coiffed head, the franchise will continue to spiral downward. Well, that slapping may be about to commence in the way of weak attendance/merchandise/concession sales and the like.

    Until Jr. Hunt feels the pain of a franchise operating in the red, the little dweeb will continue to feed the fans this flawed product and try to spin it as one on the rise. He must, no, he HAS to think the fans are stupid.

    By the way, excellent point by Tenand6. The fascination Pioli has shown in Cassel all these years is yet another reason to put this fat GM on the unemployment line.

  • September 17, 2012  - Niblick says:

    The kool aid I’ve been drinking has a very bitter flavor. The sun did come up today, so I guess it could have been worse. On the serious side, we can all talk about long term solutions. Fire Pioli as a start as many feel that would help. Spend more in free agency and obviously draft better. What do we do in the short term? Do any of you have any short term solutions to try and at least get this team competetive. I think they have enough talent to at least look halfway decent, but maybe I’m wrong.

  • September 17, 2012  - Petey says:

    The ONLY short-term fix I can see are:

    a) Crennel needs to fire himself as coordinator and elevate Emmitt Thomas.

    b) He can NOT be afraid to bench Cassel in favor of Quinn (I think I just threw up in my mouth a little even typing that). I’m not suggesting starting Quin, I’m suggesting after a STUPID turnover, or consecutive 3 and outs putting Quinn in. Just to let him know that this isn’t acceptable and he needs to get his head straight.

    c) Let’s get Charles in the game and quit w/ the Draughn experiment. I realize he picked up some chunks in the fourth quarter, but Buffalo was all-to-willing to let us run at that point.

    By the way, the sun didn’t come up in south dakota this morning…cloudy and rainy, just like my mood.

  • September 17, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Well, the sun did not come up here. When I woke visibilty was 1/4 mile. They’re calling it a heavy fog. But I know better.

    It’s disbelief, disappointment, and total bewilderment. What in the hell happened? There seemed to be no game plan on either side of the ball. Charles had six carries. The defense was left at the airport and the Oline, which I thought was reaaly, really improved became the Hoooline. Hooo as in Hoooly Crap.

    Blame? Put on a blindfold, turn around several times and point a finger. Yep, you nailed it.

  • September 17, 2012  - el cid says:

    No easy answers because this is not the end of the 2011 season, no we are done with the draft, free agency, preseason, and 2 regular season losses. I seriouly doubt there is much that can be done now.

    Might try:

    1. Hunt show up in KC and talk to the fans thru the local media. He needs to say we got on the wrong track, unacceptable, immediate sorry to fans by cutting parking to 10% of current prices. Also all concession will have a immediate 30% reduction in prices. Ask the fans to ride out this mess with him and pledge the Chiefs will be a different team in 2013.

    2. Poili say nothing, I doubt most fans would believe anything he says anyway. Get some vet. help if you can find any. Remember Pioli has said repeatedly talent evaluation is what he does best (can that be the truth?).

    3. Hunt has a meeting with coaches. He know nothing about football but get a coach from outside to listen to the excuses and tell Hunt who the bs guys are and who should get run after this season ends.

    4. Fire a player. Sounds nuts but the “right53″ need a real shakeup. A “name” player not some special teams scrub. Sure he will move on and have a great career elsewheres but the Chiefs look like losers and play like losers.

    5. Hunt should pray this is enough, to silently ride this out is just continuing the disconnect between the Chiefs and KC area. Unless that is ok with the Hunt family (not sure it is not – ok).

  • September 17, 2012  - Niblick says:

    Great posts all of you. I can’t add anything that has not been said. I’m not sure any of them will happen but at least these are good ideas.

  • September 17, 2012  - Niblick says:

    I might add the one thing I think could happen was Petey’s comment that Romeo should step down as DC and promote Thomas to that role. He didn’t rule that out a few weeks ago.

  • September 17, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Well, finally, the sun is out. The sky is blue. The puffy clouds look white.

    I’m ready to look on the brighter side.

    I can still see an 8-8 year. Well, maybe an 7-9. Looking at the schedule maybe a 6-10. There are good points: we punt well. Oh, forgot, a runback for a TD. Well, 5-11 is the worse case. Unless we have some injuries. OK, 2-14 is worse possible!

    Wouldn’t that be funny if Pioli gets a bonus for saving money, Hunt family makes even more money, and traffic lanes getting into and leaving Arrowhead are wide open?

    Whoo-Yhoo, won’t need parking Nazis anymore.

    Crap, it’s getting cloudy again.

  • September 17, 2012  - el cid says:

    Just in Charles has reinjured his leg from last year. That is why Draughns was in at the end of game.

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