It was mildly refreshing to watch the Chiefs defense last Sunday night. Romeo Crennel flourishes as a defensive coordinator in a league where being well versed on offensive packages pays dividends through and through. This week the Chiefs face a team also being lead by a backup quarterback, and I can’t help but seeing Romeo oh Romeo licking his defensive chops. Now for some random ramblings.
Chicago comes in doubling the Chiefs offensive points per game with 26. Enter Caleb Hanie, pressuring him and forcing him to make mistakes is the key to keeping this one close. The Chiefs offense is so anemic, that its almost as if the defense has to score in order to keep any hopes alive for a victory.
Kyle Orton is now a Chief and is returning to Chicago with a bit of a chip on his shoulder and the thoughts of auditioning for a job next season. If he is only half as bad as Tyler Palko has been, we may have a glimmer of hope. Orton should take advantage of having some quick, talented receivers especially since he hasn’t had any in Denver the past couple of years.
Chiefs coach Todd Haley has been out coached the past four weeks. At some point one has to wonder if maybe he is starting to see the value in what he had in Charlie Weiss. I have seen enough draw plays this year alone to last me a lifetime. The game against Indianapolis was by far the best offensive game called all year. Bill Muir belongs in the trenches without a headset. Haley should become a bit more creative and open it up with the remaining games.
Derrick Johnson and Tamba Hali are alot of fun to watch. These two have developed into defensive nightmares for opposing teams. Both are quick and instinctive with big play capabilities. This tandem will be the key to having a successful defense for years to come.
I was a big fan of watching Travis Daniels seeing some time at safety last week. He had a pick and didnt get beat. This was a good decision that should have come sooner, but better late than never.
Hopefully the Chiefs can march into Soldier Field and put up a fight. The season is most likely lost but a victory would do wonders for morale. Come on Chiefs, its time to grin and Bear it!