Adam Teicher, @adamteicher, with the Chiefs up 21-7 with 11:00 minutes remaining in the second quarter, Twitter
GH: Oops. And we thought Kent Babb was the jinx!
“Denver defense is dazed, confused. And lost. And terrible. And stinky. And words I cannot tweet.”
Mark Kiszla, @markkiszla, about the same time in the game as Teicher’s tweet, Twitter
GH: Okay, so the ankle-biters had them going for a while there.
“When it went to 28-21 Denver, was first time all day Broncos fans in Arrowhead made more noise than locals. … And then Woody Paige whispered in my ear: “The loudest stadium in the NFL grew very, very quiet” … Such a scamp, that Mr. Paige.”
Mark Kiszla, @markkiszla, Twitter
GH: These Denver dudes are pretty easy to dislike. Even my Denver sister sent me a snarky text following the game. Hope to see you all back in Denver in the playoffs…in 3-degree weather.
“Peyton Manning is Peyton Manning. He can make a lot of (defenses) look bad. Any venom or fire you still have this far after the game is probably misplaced. Reality is you have four very winnable games left.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
GH: Petro made a lot of sense in talking Chiefs fans down off the cliff Monday morning. Yes, losing a 21-7 lead at home is maddening but Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have forges HOF careers doing just that to good NFL teams. That said, let’s bitch a little anyway. Read on.
“We here in Kansas City are seeing why the people in Philadelphia at times were tired of Andy Reid. He gets a little too cute sometimes.”
Bob Fescoe, complaining about Reid’s play call to pass inside the five on the Chiefs first drive of the game that resulted in Alex Smith throwing an interception in the end zone, 610 AM
GH: Ohhhhh how this pick hurt! First and goal and the Chiefs throw an interception? I wasn’t the only one who was thinking that 21-7 lead should be 28-7.
“That’s just a horrible throw. To me that is 100% on Alex Smith. That’s one thing you’re taught as a quarterback – you never throw behind yourself when you’re rolling out.”
Danan Hughes, on his early end zone interception, 610 AM
GH: Was the call a bad one by Reid? It wasn’t great, but Hughes is correct – Smith just cannot make that throw. It was so painful to watch unfold as you just knew he shouldn’t be throwing across his body.
“The last three weeks this Chiefs’ offense has had a different look, a different mentality.”
Phil Sims, as the Chiefs jumped to a 21-7 first-half lead, CBS
GH: Here is some good news about the Chiefs last two losses – the offense looks like it has come to life. Smith played an excellent game and he looks like he CAN lead the Chiefs back from a deficit – if only his receivers could catch!
“There is no excuse (for the many dropped passes by the Chiefs receivers). When you’re in the NFL and you make it to this level, the one thing you’re supposed to be able to do is catch the ball.”
Danan Hughes, on Donnie Avery and the other Chiefs’ receivers who had trouble making catches against Denver, 610 AM
GH: I would not want to be Avery or Marcus Cooper this week watching film with their Chiefs teammates. Talk about two guys who looked like they should have paid to get in the game! I really don’t know how Cooper is able to come back from that torching – and by a white wide receiver!
“If Cooper gets burned five, six, seven more times, I swear the Chiefs should start thinking about doing something different. Maybe.”
Mick Shaffer, @mickshaffer, Twitter
“I think their defense has to get some confidence back. They need to win some games. The defense needs to have some of those games again where they sack the quarterback.”
Herm Edwards, after the Chiefs were scorched for 28 unanswered points by the Broncos in their 35-28 loss, 810 AM
GH: Talk about some in-depth analysis from a former NFL coach! Herm didn’t sound much smarter about football than my wife in breaking down this Chiefs loss.
“What are (the Chiefs) capable of doing now the rest of the season? They’ve got three of the last four on the road. I don’t think this secondary needs to see Phillip Rivers anytime soon and that’s the (Chiefs’) last game.”
Steven St. John, 810 AM
GH: The Chiefs can either limp into the playoffs with a string of ugly losses or suck it up and get back to playing winning football. 9-3 still looks really, really good when you think about the “Romeo Year.”
“WHOOPS VIDEO: Jim Nantz: ‘Jamaal Charles, “Shits Down, Close to the 10.”
Jason McIntyre, @jasonrmcintyre, Twitter
GH: Click here for Nantz’s misspeak. A little levity after another tough Chiefs’ loss to the Broncos.
“Wait I thought the Chiefs defense was amazing vs Geno,Gabbart,Tuel,Fitz etc? Lololol.”
Doug Gottlieb, @GottliebShow, Twitter
GH: Gottlieb appears interested in poking the Kansas City and Missouri fan bases via his tweets. Wonder what this is all about? Did Petro stand him up or something? Is he still hurting over that West Virginia win over his Pokes?
“The emotion always gets to me. I am just thinking about everything in general through your whole life, just balled up into one. Yeah, it helps me. Sometimes I don’t even notice it, it just comes.”
Knowshon Moreno, Denver running back, on why he released a torrent of tears during the National Anthem at Arrowhead, Yahoo.com
“The [tears] are actually toughness. I see it all the time. He does it in practice and he does it in games. It is all heart, it is his passion for the game. It is massive. We all feed off that energy. A lot of stuff sets him off. He just brings that energy when we need it.”
Montee Ball, Moreno’s teammate, Yahoo.com
“These words were going to be about a football game at Arrowhead Stadium, but then a man died after a fight in the parking lot. This column was going to be about a team that won its first nine games and now looks overwhelmed after losing a third straight game, this time 35-28 to the Broncos, but that now feels incredibly empty.”
Sam Mellinger, who chose to write about the homicide in the Chiefs parking lot during the game instead of the football game, Kansas City Star
GH: This might have been Mellinger’s worst column. Ever. I can’t be sure of that because I have not read Sam’s stuff from elementary school. The decision to go societal instead of sports was wrong. The column added little to the story – if that. His attempt to tie it to some other shootings at Truman Sports Complex over the years was a bigger stretch than what Whitlock puts his drawers through. If this was Sam trying to be JoPo, he missed by the length of Posnanski’s resume.
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