The Philadelphia Eagles?
The Dallas Cowboys?
The Jacksonville Jaguars?
The Chiefs are really 3-0?
Could it be?
Are the Chiefs really that good? Does Justin Houston really have 7.5 sacks? Come on, the week three Sunday’s games haven’t even taken place yet… and Justin Houston has freaking 7.5 sacks?
That’s ridiculously insane.
The Chiefs beat the Eagles on the night Donovan McNabb retired his jersey in Philly… and with Andy Reid as their head coach.
Did that really just happen?
Yes it did, the Chiefs are 3-0, Andy Reid is here, Justin Houston is a monster. This isn’t a delusional Chiefs dream, this is the reality. The Chiefs are the only 3 win team in the NFL right now.
Eric Berry has been playing like a beast, his pick six is a huge reason the Chiefs beat the Eagles. People were worried about Eric Berry and his coverage form (especially against TE’s), but the athletic ability is still there… watch:
That’s not even mentioning Dontari Poe who has been playing like a beast possessed. Look at him freight train Tony Romo. Remember this is 345lb man here… just a tank:
What a forearm shiver.
Dontari Poe has surprised us at Chiefs Dreams. We never thought he was going to turn into a brutal monster that needs to be double teamed on every play. Sure, we hoped he would be a beast, we thought that he might make an impact next to Mike DeVito and Tyson Jackson… but Dontari Poe has taken it to a different level.
Dontari Poe is a moutain of man. Guards get shoved out of his way with one arm. The ball is hiked, the line explodes forward with hope of moving Mount Poe, but they don’t even budge him. Instead he grabs whatever poor soul happens to be in front of him and breaks their spirits play after play.
Poe doesn’t always get the tackle, he’s too busy being double and triple teamed, he’s too busy making NFL caliber offensive guards, tackles and centers look like helpless rookies that aren’t even going to make the team. He’s too busy throwing would be blockers out of the way to get to the QB.
Don’t be mistaken, Justin Houston is a beast, just an unrecognizable force of nature, but a lot of that is due to Dontari Poe’s dominance. It was fun watch Houston get those free sacks against Philadelphia, there were a couple that could have just as easily went to Dontari Poe. It was as if they were playing meet you at the QB in their backyard.
This isn’t just about Dontari Poe.
Derrick Johnson is playing his heart out, his hit on Michael Vick’s touchdown pass was brutal… He was all over the field in all three wins. New defensive coordinator Bob Sutton has DJ doing everything, it is more then refreshing.
Speaking of Sutton, that’s what we are talking about. It’s not just Poe, Berry or DJ. It’s the coaching staff too, the team is making half-time adjustments. Andy Reid is running the clock-out pounding the ball in the fourth quarter when he has a lead (this is not an Andy Reid trait from Philly.) The offense is scoring points when it has too.
Remember this was an offense that didn’t hold a lead for eight games last season (BUFFALO BISON), this was an offense that couldn’t score in the red zone… at all, ever.
The offense still doesn’t look that great. Alex Smith is as advertised, a game manager QB with an appetite for the check-down option. The Chiefs are still making unnecessary runs up the middle, throwing underneath routes on third and long (luckily Donnie Avery is catching those and getting 141 yards, like against the Eagles), and still can’t seem to keep a healthy option at TE. Though Anthony Fasano did look good when he was playing.
All that said, the team is winning.
The Kansas City Chiefs are 3-0. Andy Reid is our Head Football coach. John Dorsey is our General Manager. Jamaal Charles is our feature running back. Scott Pioli is still fired. Clark Hunt is still the boss. Dave Toub is our Special Teams Coach. Dwayne Bowe still catches the occasional touchdown… only now the passes are thrown by Alex Smith and they are usually on target, if not a little conservative.
Arrowhead Stadium was going absolutely crazy with the way the defense played against Dallas in the second half… Terrowhead has seemed to return.
When the New York Giants come to town at the end of the month, Arrowhead is going to explode. The Chiefs haven’t been undefeated in Arrowhead for a long time.
A Chief hasn’t had 7.5 sacks in three games in a long time as well. Back to the days of Derrick Thomas or perhaps Jared Allen came close to that as well. Regardless, it’s been awhile since Arrowhead gave everyone reasons to go crazy. Not just the die-hards, not just the season ticket holders.
Everyone, from the bandwagon fans to the casual females that think they look cute in red… people are going to be going crazy for the Kansas City Chiefs.
Tailgating is going to be amazing. If you want the best food you’ve ever tasted, get out to Arrowhead when the Chiefs are winning, there is no place like it on Earth. The people are friendly, the beers are flowing, the BBQ is smoking and excitement is everywhere.
This is a wonderful time in Kansas City. Last year, the Chiefs were abysmal, 2-14, Jovan Belcher, Matt Cassel, Scott Pioli (still fired)… on and on we could go, but we’re sure that is making you nauseous enough.
Instead, think about 3 wins. Think about 0 losses. Think about 3-0. Think about Chiefs Nation. Think about how Adrian Peterson out rushed the New York Giants season rushing total on his first run of the season (78 yards… the Giants have 73.) Then think about how they are the next Chiefs opponent in Arrowhead.
Sure, they have Eli Manning, but they can’t run the ball. How is Eli Manning going to throw with Dontari Poe standing on his neck?
Think about that too.
It’s Chiefs season, the Chiefs are winning. The Chiefs are 3-0. This is Chiefs Dreams and we aren’t even having to be delusional because we can just look at reality and say, Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh… The Chiefs are 3-0.
And not in the first quarter of the season, either? You know why? Because Todd Haley is in Pittsburgh and the Steelers are 0-2 in the first quarter of the season and it’s not a Chiefs problem, the Chiefs are just 3-0 on the year.
Because Coach Kool-Aid is here!
Drink up Chiefs Nation!!!