Drew Magary of Deadspin writes a series called Why Your Team Sucks in which he explains why every team in the NFL, well, sucks. It’s the glass-half-empty view, and today, it featured Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs.
You may find yourself nodding your head to this:
Andy Reid. And if Andy Reid chooses a black jacket for winter home games, I will feel beyond cheated. I want that man rocking a bright red puffy coat and looking like a tomato blimp on the sidelines.
Anyway, Andy Reid is an experienced coach with an excellent reputation for building an organization from the ground up and a terrible reputation for freezing up at the exact wrong moment of an important game. It’s a good thing Kansas City has never had a coach like that! I hope you fans enjoy watching Jamaal Charles (already hurt, by the way) inexplicably get fewer than 14 carries a game. Todd Haley certainly approves of that strategy.
It’s a measure of how far the Chiefs have fallen that the combination of Reid and Smith represents a COLOSSAL upgrade for the franchise. With Andy Reid as your coach and Alex Smith as your QB, you know damn well that you’re aren’t ever going to win a Super Bowl. But you won’t completely suck, and that’s about all the Chiefs can ask for at this point. If they win 11 games, get bounced after one round due to a horrendous clock management error and no one dies, they’ll have basically had their finest season of the new century.
Just those reminders of what was makes me hard for Chip Kelly.
H/T to Zak
Philadelphia Eagles tickets for that Chiefs game