The NFL does not count moral victories, but that doesn’t stop Kansas City Star columnist Jason Whitlock from claiming Sunday’s close loss to the Chargers was a success. The key, according to Whitlock, is showing enough of an effort, while still maintaining a shot at the top overall selection in the 2009 NFL Draft.
- The Chiefs’ single mission this season is improvement. As fans, we should have two missions: 1. Improvement; 2. Securing a draft pick high enough to pluck the best quarterback in the 2009 draft (Ball State’s Nate Davis if we’re lucky). MORE
Can’t be sure if the Ball State-grad was kidding about Davis, but current quarterback Tyler Thigpen did complete 27 of 44 passes for 266 yards and three touchdowns in the Chiefs’ loss.
While the fans celebrated a close loss by the Chiefs, the victorious Chargers weren’t in much of a celebrating mood. San Diego Union Tribune columnist Nick Canepa says that the Chargers are still breathing, but just barely.
- After the Chargers’ 20-19 demolition of the Chiefs here yesterday, General Manager A.J. Smith was standing expressionless in the back of the elevator. “We’re still breathing,” he said. It would have been easy to answer, “Yeah, and so is Caesar,” but he was right. So his Chargers are. They may be wheezing like a five-pack-a-day guy, but they remain among us, still capable of flashing the victory sign when carted off the field. MORE