The Kansas City Chiefs are 0-2 to start the season, losing to the Atlanta Falcons and Buffalo Bills by a combined score of 75-41 in games that weren't as close as even that expansive margin might suggest. The Chiefs have been outmatched on both sides of the ball and fans are starting to express their frustration with an organization and team they feel isn't doing enough to put a winning product on the field.
Scape3d, a reader of SB Nation's Arrowhead Pride, explained why he feels the Chiefs have struggled so mightily the past few seasons:
ALL starts at the top...and I mean the very top; Clark Hunt. There's plenty of blame to go around. Pioli and Romeo and all the way down to all the players on this team, for their lackluster, soul-less display on the field these past games (including pre-season). If you don't have a good, interested and passionate owner, you don't have a football team with a chance of success.
Clark Hunt is the problem. He's not a football fan, he's a soccer fan. There's nothing wrong with soccer but when the owner of a potentially great football team in one of the best football cities displays no interest in creating a winning franchise, there's a problem. There's plenty of anger toward Hunt due to the Chiefs being well under the cap and insinuating that's he's simply money-hungry. I'm not so sure about that, I think he and his family are fine enough on the money front. I really believe it's lack of interest.
Meanwhile, DisplacedChief writes that he still has faith for a team he feels has good talent but just isn't executing to their full attention:
We're still a good team with good players. We just haven't played like it. Whether you lose by 1 or 40, a loss counts against the record the same way. So even though we've gotten creamed, we have two losses and 14 games left to play. It won't be easy and it may not even be practical but there is plenty of time to bounce back. I'm not ready to throw in the towel just quite yet. (Talk to me again in December.) Romeo is the same guy that most of us loved at the end of last season. We don't scream for his job. We challenge him to fix the problems.
The Chiefs made the playoffs in 2010 yet a slow start in 2011 led to the dismissal of Todd Haley as the head coach. Another bad start has fans feeling frustrated and disappointed over the lack of progress yet again.
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