Kansas City’s week 2 match-up against the Detroit Lions ended much like the week 1 match-up against the Buffalo Bills (loss 41-7). The Chiefs were blown out, 48-3, looked as if they were completely unprepared and over-matched, and, more devastatingly important than anything else, lost one of their best and most important players to a season-ending ACL tear.
Rather than join in on the absurd “Suck for Luck” or “14 games for 15 years” campaigns, I am finding other ways to entertain myself while the Chiefs are attempting to play football on Sundays…
First, who will lead the Jamaal Charles-less backfield the remainder of the season? The choices are:
- Thomas Jones – #1 on the depth chart and 2010 team leaded in carries.
- Dexter McCluster – The Chiefs have appeared to abandon the use of McCluster as a WR, so this means more touches with Charles out, right?
- Le’Ron McClain – The 2-time Pro Bowl full back who joined the Chiefs as a free agent in 2011.
Second, who will be the next Chiefs player to suffer a season ending injury?
Ya, Ya… I’m a prick… Picking the next Chiefs player to be seriously injured. I know, but you do notice the trend, right? Three torn ACLs in the last three games… The choices are:
- Dexter McCluster – We saw how fragile he could be in 2010. Will an increased workload boost the propensity for injury?
- Brandon Flowers – If being burnt on the field was equal to real-life third degree burns, Flowers would would be in the ICU. Flowers is getting beat all over the field after signing his new contract. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a nagging injury become a season ending one at some point.
- Matt Cassel – I am not a Cassel supporter, but I also do not put all the blame on him for the team’s performance. That being said, he is getting way too much pressure to survive, right?