Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown
There’s no in between, in the NFL “you either get worse, or get better.” Another nugget Dontari Poe said that reminded me of a Marty Schottenheimer led team, but this isn’t Marty’s team.
The Chiefs now belong to Andy Reid; Reid has the Chiefs prepped and ready, more ready than they have been in a decade. Think on it, it’s been 10 seasons since the Chiefs were this relevant.
“That’s the goal, is to always get better,” said Poe after the game. “No matter what I’m doing, whether it’s practicing or in a game, I want to continue to get better. You never stay the same, you either get worse, or get better. It’s my job to get better and help this team the best that I can.”
Something else I like that Poe said, “it’s my job”. Every player is doing their part, everyone.
Donald Stephenson, Geoff Schwartz, Sean McGrath (listed as the Chiefs 3rd string TE), Kevin Brock, Marcus Cooper, Quintin Demps, Allen Bailey, and Ron Parker. All the depth players stood up and made things happen, especially rookie Marcus Cooper.
“We’ve got a long ways to go,” says Poe on reaching 4-0. “We can’t waiver. As a team, we have to keep the pressure on, keep the level of intensity on, and I think we’ll be all right as long as we keep fighting. We need to have a winner’s mentality, but in the back of our minds, we know we have to keep going and keep our heads in it and I think we’ll be all right.”
With the Chiefs 4-0 start the percentage is 83% to make the postseason, but the 1980 Lions also started 4-0 after losing 14-plus the season before finished 9-7 and missed the playoffs. So like Poe says, it’s important to stay hungry… to keep at it.
The Chiefs have to, Denver hasn’t let off the gas either, and if anything the Broncos look better than last year… at least offensively.
Still, there’s a lot to be happy about if you’re a Chiefs’ fan. Dontari Poe says he’s not surprised at Kansas City’s great start, but that’s what hard work earns.
“No. We put a lot of work in during the offseason,” said Poe. “The coaches came in and energized us in a great way. The whole organization has moved in a positive direction, and you can see it coming into fruition now.”
Mondays’ don’t always feel good, but this one does.
Good day, Chiefs fans!