Chiefs looking forward to bye after lacking energy against Cowboys

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The Chiefs opened the season with five straight wins, but they’ve come crashing back to Earth over the last four weeks.

Kansas City has lost three games over that span, including Sunday’s 28-17 loss to the Cowboys. That record won’t change this week as the Chiefs have a bye, which is something that coach Andy Reid is looking forward to after finding his team sluggish on Sunday.

“We didn’t have a lot of energy, and we’re going to take a step back here and get some rest during this bye week and kind of regain our thoughts and evaluate ourselves and go forward,” Reid said, via the Kansas City Star.

The Chiefs will return to action in a road game against the Giants in Week 11. If history holds, they’ll have a pretty good chance to win that game as Reid’s teams are 16-2 off of byes in the regular season.

19 responses to “Chiefs looking forward to bye after lacking energy against Cowboys

  1. You’ll still have Mr. Noodle arm as your QB. His arm is already dead from all the throwing he did in September and early October.

  2. Chiefs should Fire Defensive Coordinator and Offensive Line Coach, Find a Safety and Corner that are worth a damn. Start prepping Pat Mahomes to take over. The “New” Alex Smith is no better than the old average Alex Smith.

  3. They lack a lot more than energy. Came out of the gate fast, went 5-0. Now they have lost 3 of the last 4. I guess the opposition has adjusted to what they are doing and the Chiefs are still trying doing the same thing.
    Have to wonder why Hunt only got the ball 9 times yesterday and only 9 times against the Steelers. I think I see a common thread in those two losses. Conversely, he got 22 carries against the Broncos and they won.
    Has to make you wonder why I can see it but Andy can’t.

  4. 1st action to take- replace bob sutton with someone who can instill toughness into the defense
    2nd – Fine Marcus Peters for every tackle he avoids
    3rd – Start giving Mahomes more 1st team reps in practice
    4th – replace the O-Line coach
    5th – fine every defensive player who attempts an arm or shoulder tackle, instead of wrapping up

  5. An Andy Reid team lacking energy? Go figure. That was always the problem with his desire to keep his teams at an even keel, so they can run like clockwork. That approach has its advantages, but sometimes, you a coach needs to get his guys juiced. That doesn’t happen on Andy Reid teams.

    The other problem is that Andy still doesn’t know value the concept of wearing down opposing defenses with a grind-it-out game plan. The Chiefs looked like the better team yesterday, even with no energy, but their coach didn’t design a game that would help them win.

  6. What’s happened is clear, the Steelers showed everybody that playing Zone takes away the Chiefs big plays and Smith’s running.

    You can’t play Man against them because of mismatches and everyone needs to be looking at the offense.

  7. How ’bout them Cowboys?! Haven’t defeated a winning team, aye?
    Where all them Seahawg fans today? That Legion of Tenacious D couldn’t stop that scout team offensive line the Redskins are forced to use, huh? Like I said last week, they’re not even the best team in their division.

  8. I think these past two seasons have showed how overrated an undefeated start can be. In 2016 the Vikings started 5-0 and finished 8-8. This year the Chiefs started 5-0. And now they are 6-3. Sure these patterns may be an anomaly. But I think it is better to start off slow and find a groove. The Chiefs started off hot and did not face adversity. And now they are struggling in the middle of the season. In contrast the Patriots started off slow (2-2) but now they are 6-2. The Patriots keep getting better every week. The Steelers are also a good example (went from 3-2 to 6-2). The Chiefs on the other hand are regressing. They need to win 2 games in a row to snap out of this funk.

  9. You can’t run the ball when your defense can’t stop anyone. It’s 2003 all over again, but without as high powered of an offense.

  10. therealtrenches says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:57 am
    An Andy Reid team lacking energy? Go figure. That was always the problem with his desire to keep his teams at an even keel, so they can run like clockwork. That approach has its advantages, but sometimes, you a coach needs to get his guys juiced. That doesn’t happen on Andy Reid teams.

    The other problem is that Andy still doesn’t know value the concept of wearing down opposing defenses with a grind-it-out game plan. The Chiefs looked like the better team yesterday, even with no energy, but their coach didn’t design a game that would help them win.
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    What game were you watching?

    Dallas won every aspect of the game. Especially when you consider half of their TD’s were on luck.

  11. You ever go to one of those Brazilian Churascuria all you can eat Meat Buffets?

    You start off with some appetizers, then they start bringing out Sausages, a little bit of roast Duck, some brisket, some smoked turkey, and you are humming right along until they bring out that side of beef? You dig into that side of beef, and when you are done, you start to feel full?

    Then they bring you some dry rub Pork ribs, and you are on your second beer and you have some sirloin tips?

    You are full and you start to get the Meat sweats on your brow. You know what I mean, right? You are full and you keep wiping your brow because you are perspiring.

    Right now the Chiefs are having the Meat Sweats. What was so good at the beginning has turned into a real bad thing with indigestion to follow for a few days.

    Andy Reid knows what I am talking about.

  12. John Henry’s Hammer says:
    November 6, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    What game were you watching?

    Dallas won every aspect of the game. Especially when you consider half of their TD’s were on luck.

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    I respectfully disagree. I had no skin in the game, but it was pretty clear that Dallas’s D was the most suspect group on the field, but Reid’s out-of-whack run-to-pass ratio kept his more talented bunch from exploiting that advantage.

    And that’s an old tale to tell about Andy, but that doesn’t make it any less true.

    Kudos to Dallas for exploiting Andy’s inferior game plan.

  13. ipeefreelyagain says:
    November 6, 2017 at 12:23 pm
    How ’bout them Cowboys?! Haven’t defeated a winning team, aye?
    Where all them Seahawg fans today? That Legion of Tenacious D couldn’t stop that scout team offensive line the Redskins are forced to use, huh? Like I said last week, they’re not even the best team in their division.
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    You do realize that your Cowboys are not even the best team in their division? Pot meet Kettle.

  14. Maybe if the team would practice the play routes and coverage as hard as they practice that stupid potato sack race, then maybe they could win… tired of watching all these celebrations that you know they practice… win a game, win a division, win a Super Bowl and you can celebrate all you want.. until till PLAY THE FREAKIN GAME…. and my opinion Hunt needs to hire Tony Romo for some kind of coach, scout or whatever because that man can call the game…..

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