Chief Concerns: Stephen Brown
Last year? Dwayne Bowe doesn’t think about last season, actually, he’s forgot it.
“Actually, I don’t even remember last year,” says Bowe. “We’re doing so good right now. This team is totally in, the coaches, the players, it’s all family right now. We’re a family organization. On all three sides of the ball we’re doing a good job of taking care of the ball, scoring points, taking the ball away, scoring on special teams. We try not to even think about last year. Every day we go day-by-day. Right now we’re 4-0 and the target is on our back, and we have to keep pushing.”
There’s no comparison to last season, none.
Last year the defense gave up 26 per game, after four this season just 10, best in the NFL. Last season the offense scored 13 a game, 32nd in the NFL, today… 25.5 per contest, the Chiefs are top 10 in scoring.
And the offense still has plenty of room to grow.
“The offensive line did a great job of holding up and opening lanes so that he could see to hit me,” said Bowe on the offensive line that allowed just one sack the entire game and three QB hits. “You got to give credit to the New York defense. They were going man and showed us tough coverages, but we fought it out at the end and our offensive line did a great job of holding up. Jamaal [Charles] did a great job of tucking the ball and finding the holes to put us in a good position.
The dancing is happening more often for the Chiefs, celebration that hasn’t been there since the 2010 season, but Kansas City hasn’t started 4-0 since 2003 a year the Chiefs won 9 straight before losing to the Cincinnati Bengals.
The Chiefs 4-0 start marks the third time in franchise history that the team has opened a season with four consecutive wins (1996, 2003). Kansas City becomes just the second team in NFL history to start 4-0 after winning two or fewer games in the previous season, joining the 1980 Detroit Lions.
“I was just having a little fun out there,” said Bowe when asked if he cut loose a little salsa dance. “Just a little bit.. It was a late touchdown, so I gave a little credit to (Victor) Cruz. He’s a great, great athlete. He had one, so I had to show him I could salsa a little bit, too.”
Bowe nicknamed Dexter McCluster’s performance yesterday, “Human Joystick part 2″.
“Human Joystick part 2. We were actually on the sideline moving with him as he was juking and making defenders miss,” said Bowe on Dexter’s touchdown return on special teams. “He’s a heck of a player. He did his thing out there today. We needed that. Our punt return team did a great job holding guys up, and Dex did a great job finding holes. He hit it like he hit it in practice. We told him once he hits like that nobody can stop him, and he did a great job finding the end zone.”
McCluster’s 89-yard touchdown return was the Chiefs 4th longest in team history, McCluster has the longest punt return in team history with a 94-yard touchdown (vs. San Diego, 9/13/10).
Last year, yeah… it seems like a distant memory. Lots of credit to GM John Dorsey. This game Sunday was a “team” win, totally. It was about “we”, depth, and everyone getting it done when they had to for starters that weren’t playing.
Like I said, Dorsey has shown that you can find people “off the street” and win.
Good day, Chiefs fans!