“Never a good sign when you hear Len Dawson say ‘Oh, my God’ BEFORE Mitch Holthus even calls the play…”
Kurtis Seaboldt, @KSeaboldt, on the dive play that opened a huge hole in the Chiefs’ defensive line for C.J. Spiller’s 17-yard TD run, Twitter
GH: This was the first touchdown of the day for the Bills in what would prove to be one if the more embarrassing and listless performances from a Chiefs’ team that I can remember watching. And I have watched this team since Lenny Dawson was in the huddle.
“They are an embarrassment to this city! There is no doubt in my mind that this football team is the worst in the National Football League! They are awful! What we saw in the preseason was not an aberration! … These guys are not football players right now. I know that’s pretty strong stuff but the effort we saw today was just total, total embarrassment.”
Jack Harry, 810 AM
GH: Harry mentioned a Chiefs fan who told him he was at Disneyland on Sunday and wearing a Chiefs jersey – and he was being ridiculed by strangers. Not even Magic Mountain is safe for Chiefs’ fans?
“We may as well be Omaha! We don’t have a football team or a baseball team as far as I’m concerned!”
Caller Mario, 810 AM
GH: But Omaha has a really cool zoo. Maybe we’re more like Ralston. BTW, Mario was busy working the phones following the Chiefs’ loss. He made an appearance on 610’s Chiefs’ postgame show as well.
“I want to hear from the players. Do you have any belief that you can win this game? I believe that they don’t. I don’t think that they can walk and chew bubble gum at the same time! They are so tentative in what they’re doing with their steps! They’re not playing with reckless abandon! Something is awry. You don’t believe in the coaches, you don’t believe in the owner or you don’t believe in yourself. I think we need an analyst to come over there with a few couches.”
Richard Baldinger, 610 AM
GH: Baldinger was hot! He has some passion for his old franchise and he does not like what he is seeing on the field. Read on.
“It doesn’t seem like the Chiefs should be that bad. The Chiefs have viable players at many positions. But for some reason it just doesn’t come together. There’s bad signs and bad news all over the lot.”
Danny Clinkscale, 810 AM
GH: This is not a poorly constructed football team. There is plenty of talent. Many national analysts picked the Chiefs to win the AFC West. But something is very, very wrong at One Arrowhead Drive. It can’t all be Matt Cassel.
“Well, I told [the players] it wasn’t good enough by a longshot… even though we were able to score twice in the second half and Baldwin caught some balls which was encouraging.”
Romeo Crennel, in a postgame interview with Len Dawson, Chiefs Radio Network
GH: Here is what is “not good enough by a longshot,” Crennel and the Chiefs continually trying to spin garbage like what they produced in Buffalo as a positive sign. Show some stones, Juliet [my new name for No-Stones Romes]. Tell us what really happened. Your team was an embarrassment. Read on.
“I thought it was almost degrading, to be honest with you.”
Danny Clinkscale, on the Chiefs using their first team offense to try and score late-game cheap touchdowns against Buffalo’s reserves in what was a blowout loss, 810 AM
GH: Clink nailed it here. I saw Matt Cassel desperate attempts to hit Dwayne Bowe or Baldwin with a deep ball as nothing more than the Chiefs’ attempt to put cheap siding on their 1973 camper.
“Let’s move on to another caller, Jack.”
Danny Clinkscale, after a caller said he expected Mitch Holthus to somehow spin this loss into a positive during his visits with Kevin Kietzman this week, 810 AM
GH: WHB will allow you to criticize just about anybody but those folks who happen to be on their payroll or in their family of broadcasters. I would love to see this policy change. The media should be just as acceptable of critique as the athletes and coaches they cover.
“The Hardest Working Player of the Game… well, for the second week in a row it has to be an opposing player.”
Art Hains, Chiefs Radio Network
GH: How telling. I would LOVE it if The Clarks made a large sign of this statement and hung it inside the Chiefs’ locker room this week.
“I wonder why in the hell I’ve got a [Chiefs] season ticket. I have to ask myself that.”
Caller Steve, 810 AM
GH: More and more Chiefs fans are asking themselves this questions and answering it with a new flat-screen TV and a subscription to the NFL Sunday Ticket. Are The Clarks listening?
“We’ve got a full board, we’ll get back to it after this.”
Jay Binkley, at 5:46 PM Sunday, almost three hours after the conclusion of the Chiefs loss in Buffalo, 610 AM
GH: This is actually GOOD news for the Chiefs. Their fans still care. Once we stop caring – and that day may come yet this season – the Chiefs will become the St. Louis Rams. I hate that this once-proud franchise has turned me into making fun of and light of their dismal play each season. I would so much rather cheer this team on than jeer them.
“Same story, different year for the Chiefs.”
E.J. Becker, leading a Monday morning newscast, 980 AM
GH: When the non-sports radio stations open their newscasts with this rhetoric, it is time for the Chiefs to make some changes.
“I want to know if the offense is worse or the defense is worse. It’s hard to answer that question.”
Jay Binkley, 610 AM
GH: I am going with Mizzou deep snapper…
“Telling fact. I’d rather watch Kansas football than Chiefs.”
Mike DeArmond, @sptwri, Twitter
GH: It cannot get any worse than this – can it?
“Pioli’s made 3 HUGE mistakes, Cassel, Haley and Romeo. Add not re-signing Carr, questionable draft choices, money under cap, problems start at top!!”
Frank Boal, @realfrankboal, Twitter
“Six carries for Jamaal Charles? You’ve got to do better than that! So far as offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll has been kind of a turd.”
Bob Fescoe, 980 AM
“Chiefs have the look of an awfully talented 4-12 team.”
Sam Mellinger, @mellinger, Twitter
“Chiefs are done-zo. Not sure I’m talking about [just] this game, either. I can tell zero difference in Romeo’s awful defense this week, even with Tamba and Flowers.”
Kent Babb, @kentbabb, Twitter
GH: Both Mellinger and Babb penned excellent postgame columns in The Star. I will be posting an OTC on these two columns later today.
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