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Nick’s Chiefs Briefs: Week 16

If you had told me prior to the season that the last Kansas City Chiefs game of the season was going to be meaningless, I’d have believed you.  If you then told me it was because they had locked up the AFC West Division title, then I’d have told you to shut your crazy hole.  Yet, here we are.  The final game of the season means nothing and the Chiefs will be playing a home playoff game.  Simply unbelievable.  So let’s crack open a Boulevard beer and slip into that new set of Briefs that ole Saint Nick brought us.

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  • We know that the Chiefs will be hosting either the Steelers, Jets or the Ravens, depending on how things play out on Sunday.  My preference is for the Jets.  I just think the Chiefs matchup better with them, but there’s nothing scientific about that.  Who would you rather play?

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  • So Shaun “the Genital Giant” Smith is making waves again.  This time he called Chad Ochocinco a “fag” on Twitter.  Adam Teicher at the Kansas City Star writes that it’d be a double standard not to suspend him.  I agree with his take.  The Chiefs suspended Larry Johnson for a similar outburst, and it’s important to let players know that they shouldn’t say those things.  It reflects extremely poorly on the NFL and on the Kansas City Chiefs.  What shocks me the most is that NFL players still don’t seem to understand that Twitter is the same as saying something on the radio.  This is a good way to enforce that point.

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  • I’m going to be completely honest here.  I haven’t been able to really get hooked on the Chiefs this year.  I know, that sounds crazy on a number of levels, but it’s true.  The wins haven’t gotten me too excited, the losses haven’t gotten me very upset.  Part of that stems from my general disillusionment with the NFL, but that isn’t the full extent.  Frankly, I’m not %100 sure what it’s about.  However, I am starting to get really excited for the upcoming playoff game.  I’m going to try and surround myself with some friends who are going to be quite excited, that usually is contagious.

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  • How bad was that call on Shaun Smith for roughing the passer on Sunday?  He was trying to block a pass and his hand grazed the quarterbacks helmet.  That play negated an interception and led to an eventual Titans touchdown.  It was at that point I was thinking “uh-oh, this is where the whole season goes to crap”.  Fortunately, that wasn’t the case.  Still, that was terrible.

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  • It’ll be interesting to see how Todd Haley uses his players on Sunday.  They have little to play for, and the game really is nothing more than a glorified practice.  I hope he pulls the starters early and gets the 2nd string into the game.  You never know when those guys will be needed in the playoffs, and an injury to a major contributor would be devestating.

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  • I’m beginning to wonder if Jamaal Charles is the best running back in Chiefs history.  I think the only real competition would be Priest Holmes.  Holmes beats him in all of the stat categories other than yards per carry, but he was with the Chiefs for a much longer period of time and in a better offensive scheme.  Another couple of seasons with Charles putting up these kinds of numbers and he’ll be at the top of the list.

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  • At this point in the season, I’d imagine that lots of you out there have some good luck things going on.  Special shirts, hats, positions on the couch, foods or something else.  I’d be interested to hear in the comments what you’ve been doing to help the Chiefs.  I haven’t developed anything yet, but if the Chiefs can win their first playoff game, then I’ll likely stick to that.

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  • My family owns a Chiefs helmet shaped bottle of whiskey from the 1969 season.  Nobody has ever had a drink of that whiskey and it’s been in the bottle since the last time the Chiefs won a Super Bowl.  It’s possible that it’ll make me blind, but I’m popping that cork the next time the Chiefs win it all.  I’d love to be downing shots of that this year.

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  • This weeks Chiefs historical stat of the week: Most rushing yards in a single season…top 5

2006 – Larry Johnson – 1,789

2005 – Larry Johnson – 1,750

2002 – Priest Holmes – 1,615

2001 – Priest Holmes – 1,555

1989 – Christian Okoye – 1,480

4 Comments Say Something
  • I have to wear my Dan Saleamua jersey. I’m afraid to wear a newer one since as soon as I get one, the player either leaves, retires or dies.

  • there is something to play for this week. If we win we lock up the 3 seed which means we likely get the Jets, and then if we win we go to Pittsburg instead of New England. If we lose and the colts win we go down to the 4 seed… I think we play the starters until it is out of reach either way

  • Tell me about it wizscape. I have a Priest Holmes and Bernard Pollard (i know) jersey waiting for some action. I haven’t bought a jersey since

  • your best bet for jerseys is to go old school.

    good point on opponents andy, I hadn’t thought about that.

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