Week Fifteen Reactions-It’s Not Over Yet (2/2)

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Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) runs for a touchdown after catching a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to part two of weekly reactions, it’s basically like the 1st edition of week fifteen reactions except its part two. I know, interesting right? Without further a-do, here’s part two everybody.

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  • Jacob

    The “World’s Loudest Stadium” bit is going to rustle some jimmies over in Seattle. Their STADIUM is louder, but Arrowhead holds the world’s loudest fans.

    • guest

      Bring the guys back for the last home game..bet we take it back!

  • Joseph Bulger

    Nice piece on Eli, but I beg to differ. Eli’s the same Eli. His O-line’s a shadow of what he had in the Super Bowl seasons, and that’s the single biggest cause for their demise. He must have a stout line, because he’s not a scrambler. So he has been sacked and hit and pressured so many times this season that he’s just forcing it when he can. JR saw this coming, and tried to fix it in FA with Baas at Center (former 2nd round 49ers), Beatty at LT, and this year’s 1st round Pugh. What JR didn’t count on was the heart and soul of the line, pro bowler Chris Snee going on IR. John Madden once called Snee one of the best Guards in the league. Add to the IR woes Baas, and backup center Cordle. Diehl has been hurt as well, although he hasn’t been the same for a few years now. Pugh proved Coughlin wrong about rookies sitting, because he has been very good, probably better than every other O-lineman picked in the draft ahead of him. But that doesn’t help the double A gap pressure in Eli’s face. JR had to fix the D line this off season, and did so. This off season he’ll fix the O line, and Eli will have a “comeback” season because he’ll have more than 3 seconds to throw the ball. Of course, this situation can only get worse if Coughlin persists with his “play for respectability” idiocy, as he already got his best receiver Cruz hurt in a meaningless game, and apparently is willing to risk getting Eli hurt as well. The scrubs in front of him can’t even slow down Suh and Fairley. How is it respectable to unnecessarily risk a Theisman injury to your franchise QB with half a dozen years left on him? Additionally, there’s active roster talent on the bench who will be on the team in 2014, and could really benefit from regular season game reps. If Coughlin and Gilbride had their heads on straight, they’d start Eli for a series, and go with Nassib, who’s a much more mobile QB than Eli ever was, so he won’t be a sitting duck back there. Nassib needs these reps, and JR needs to see what he’s got for a QB already on the roster. He’s not 1st round talent and therefore not Eli’s relief? That argument didn’t hold water for Brady, Romo, Foles, etc. who weren’t brought in to ever start, yet they showed what they had on the field. Give Nassib a shot… ya never know. There’s a 6th round pick starting at QB in New England, and an undrafted QB starting in Dallas. Or, continue to risk piling up starter injuries like Cruz in meaningless games for “respectability,” and keep your 4th round QB from getting regular season reps so you can carry 3 QBs next season too.

  • Cheyenne Kid

    You forgot to clarify that the #1 seed can be won, but they are not In control of that destiny. The Broncos are the team in control that can win out and get the #1 seed. K.C. can only get it if the Broncos fail to win their last two games with the Texans and Raiders, both games highly favored for the Broncos to prevail. But any given Sunday things can change as we saw in week 16. Probably not as many upsets as week 15!

    • ……ChiefsFan……

      The broncos only need to lose one game and the chiefs need to win out.

      • sidibeke

        Yes, but Den has to lose to Hou or Oak. Not likely, but still a chance.

        • Cheyenne Kid

          I did say on any given Sunday. I prefer our schedule over yours. As it turned out you have a tougher finish. Could be a couple of shootouts for you guys to end the season!

          • sidibeke

            Agreed on both counts. As for the shootout, I’m actually hoping Justin Houston’s return to the lineup helps settle the D and we don’t give up quite as many points. They ought to both be good games however it goes, though.

          • Cheyenne Kid

            Yeah, we will be getting back Champ this week and Rahim Moore by the playoffs and just signed Jeremy Mincey to help our d-line. Houston’s return should help, but it still should be great to watch. Done with one fantasy league and in championship game in my other so dont have so much to keep track of and decisions made. With the way the league put the schedule together some big games are in these last two weeks! Should be enjoyable to see what happens!

  • John Sucharski

    Eli got 2 Superbowls B the helmet catch was cool but lucky as shit . He’s a Romo average good QB. But not elite Like Payton Brady Rogers

  • John Sucharski

    Not even in the top 8-10 QBs. His brother kicked his what twice now !!!