It has been a crazy season to be a Chiefs fan, especially as of late. It went from 2 back to back weeks of complete football nirvana, to 2 back to back weeks of complete and utter disappointment. Although the Chiefs are a mere game out of first place in the AFC West, the likely hood of gaining any ground in the race looks very bleak and grim with their up coming opponents. The New England Patriots are playing the role of goliath this week. Now for some random ramblings.
Tyler Palko will make his debut at quarterback in place of the injured Matt Cassel. The southpaw from Pitt will have a fantastic oppurtunity to throw the rock. I can hear it now (Mike you crazy) but the Patriots are 30th overall defensively, and dead last (32nd) against the pass. Palko better pray that the offensive line play WAY better than the last 2 weeks so that at the very least, he can have enough time to attempt some passes. At least it is not Brodie Croyle, right?
The Patriots have 2 very talented tight ends in Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Together they have combined for 1,083 yards, 86 receptions and 13 touchdowns. The Chiefs 3 tight ends whom I won’t bother naming, have 145 yards with 20 receptions and 1 lonely touchdown. P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C.
Jonathan Baldwin is undeniably fun to watch he is starting to show why he was a first round pick. He like Palko went to Pitt so maybe they can have some sort of alumni connection.
Bill Belichick must be thrilled to have an oppurtunity to scheme against a backup quarterback, probabbly not though because he would be doing the exact same thing if Cassel were playing! Yeah I said it…what!?
This game could be an all out slaughter. I can see it now, Belichick looking over the horizon and proclaiming “the red Chiefs are coming, the red Chiefs are coming.” And the Patriot players all laughing in unison. One thing is for sure, watching this game and expecting a loss will be easier than watching the last two games and expecting a win. Who knows, maybe Palko can move the offense better than Cassel.
A shout out to Sterling Brown, I was a guest on his Predator Of The Prarie Podcast. </em>Check it out.