Kansas City Chiefs take 2 steps back and ZERO steps forward with useless win over the Panthers.
Did anyone in the Chiefs head office pay attention to what the Indianapolis Colts did last season? In 2011, the Indianapolis Colts flagrantly and intentionally threw nearly every game in order to get the first pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. This proved to be a stoke of genius as the Colts now hold an 8-4 record and are headed for the Playoffs. The Chiefs, like the Colts in 2011, are in desperate need of a franchise quarterback, and by carelessly winning today they have narrowed their chances of landing that valuable first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Everyone knows that the Colts blatantly threw their 2011 season purposely to attain the first round draft pick in 2012. The media turned a blind eye to it, the fans didn't mention it or throw a fit and protest the team, and look where the Colts are now. Both the Colts management and their fans were intelligent enough to understand exactly what the team needed to do, and they all kept very quiet as they lost almost every game of the 2011 season. This is the difference between a smart football city and a slow, non forward-thinking football city. Kansas City is completely clueless in regards to what it will take to rebuild a struggling football team. Winning 2 or 3 games at this point serves absolutely NO PURPOSE and the team would be better served by losing their remaining games and attaining the first pick of the 2013 NFL Draft.
If the genius of what the Colts did in 2011 isn't enough proof of this fact, then Chiefs management and fans alike are not looking at the big picture. What did the Chiefs possibly gain by winning this pointless game today? We can tell you what they lost; valuable positioning in the 2013 NFL Draft. Winning games at this point is simply ridiculous as the only thing that has any meaning for the dismal Kansas City Chiefs is the possibility of a bright future. With each meaningless win in 2012, the Chiefs lose footing on building a better franchise in 2013 through the highest of draft picks.
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I was thinking the same thing. I though that they would make it look good, once they knew they could win, and then throw it towards the end to maintain good position for the draft. Just shows how out of touch Kansas City is with the correct method of building a good football team.
Hey, it was fun to finally watch a winning game. And consider that the Chiefs are the worst drafting team in the NFL and they probably would have traded their pick for cash anyway to put in their pocket.
Professionals don't throw games no matter what the circumstances are! Some of us have pride...whoever thinks this is a good idea...get some yourself
Might be a little too early to panic, because the Chiefs are still tied for the worst record in the league and would still have the top overall pick if the season ended today based on tiebreaker.
Also, the Jaguars (whom the Chiefs are tied with record-wise) have been much more competitive than the Chiefs this year, having lost a lot of close games. I wouldn't be surprised if they picked up another win before the year ends.
Also, your 2011 Colts example is a good one, but Luck was a sure thing. Anyone who knew football knew Luck was going to be a good (if not great) NFL QB, and Griffin was nearly a sure thing as well. I don't think anyone thinks that about Matt Barkley or Geno Smith, nor is there a big game-changer at OT, DT or DE.
Who knows? The Chiefs could get the second pick, take a pro bowl DE or DT and Barkley could be a flop like most other USC QBs are. 2011 was a better year to tank due to Luck and Griffin.
Well, then you're saying that the Colts are not "professionals" and have no pride. Funny, they're 8 and 4 right now and they seem to be playing with a lot of pride. You sir, are WAY OFF. Nice try, however.
Chris Collinsworth just came out and said that the Kansas City Chiefs are NUMBER 1 on the list of NFL teams that MUST draft a quarterback in the 2013 NFL Draft. Winning games at this point just doesn't make any sense at all.
This is a good point. The Colts tossed all of their games on purpose and look where they are. This point has merit and The Kansas City Chiefs are in need of a fresh starting QB that they can build an offense around.
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