Oh déjà vu, how I hate you. Already two weeks into the season and this thing is looking a whole heck of a lot like it did last year.
Week one against the Giants had me a little worried. I wondered how well the team would actually perform if they didn’t have six takeaways to basically hand them the game. Well, without those takeaways it looks like we have a loss.
There were so many things that we can comment on about the Kansas City game, but there truly were just a few things that struck me as problems.
You win some, you lose some, that’s really just how it goes sometimes, so I think we can all take a sigh of relief and just chalk this one up to the fact that the Chiefs were better that day. However, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few things can be improved and discussed.
First off, the defense disappointed me a little bit. It’s true that no drive is more important than the next one and once again the defense proved to be like last year’s. For most of the game they played great, but just like last year, when they needed a stop the most they just couldn’t get it. That last drive was pivotal and the defense was unable to do anything while Jamaal Charles continued to drain the remaining seconds on the board. That was one of my biggest complaints about last year. That has to be fixed as I’m sure many close games are in the near future.
Another thing I found annoying was Dwayne Harris and his near refusal to field punts even though the punter had proven able time and time again to drop the ball within the ten yard line. None hurt more than that last one. Excuse me Dwayne, but taking a big risk on a punt return is kind of necessary when you have less than twenty seconds to work with.
Lastly, and I’m sure people are sick of hearing this, but what the heck kind of play calls were those? I’m sure I can just leave it at that.
Well folks, losses are always disappointing, but I’ve seen enough from the boys so far to have faith that they can still do great things. The season is still young anyways so the potential plus fourteen games means lots of opportunity.