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 "Bulldog" Bob Fescoe is the host of Fescoe in the Morning, heard weekdays 6a-9a on 610 Sports Radio. The KU grad has been a voice in the Kansas City sports scene for the better part of the last decade and brings his passion to the table with some bite every weekday morning.

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Bob Fescoe- Thoughts After the Buffalo Blowout

Surprised but not shocked.  That is how I would describe the disaster that took place at Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday afternoon.  With the exception of the pregame show, the rest of the show was a down right embarrassment.  The Chiefs were beat 41-7.  The worst part, they were never, ever in the game.  Dexter McCluster fumbled the opening kick off and it went down hill after that.  Penalties, turnovers, lack of execution led to the worst opening day loss and the second worst loss overall by the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

A lot of blame should be put on the feet of Todd Haley.  He did not have his guys ready to go.  They looked terrible in the preseason and looked even worse on Sunday.  The Buffalo Bills hit the Chiefs in the mouth and never let up.  In the end, all the hype that was spent “getting ready for September 11th” was lost, as the Chiefs were not ready to play a college team.

Now this organization has to move forward.  They can’t spend too much time looking at this loss and sulking.  They have to find a way to correct a bunch of mistakes and get more out of key players.

Buffalo did a nice job taking Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe out of the game.  That is the blue print to beating KC.  KC now has to come up with a blue print on how to react if those two key players are shut down.  Is it more Dexter McCluster?  Does Steve Breaston step it up?  Can Jeremy Urban get involved?  Someone has to step up on offense or it is going to be a long year for the Chiefs.

Normally, I would like to look at positives from the game, but there aren’t any.  I can’t sit here looking out on an empty stadium and say, 'well at least they did such and such well', because they did not.

Hopefully the embarrassment of the low lights shown on ESPN are enough to motivate this team to play better.  If it’s not, it could be a long season for the Chiefs.

One more thing, the last 3 meaningful games played at Arrowhead (Oakland, Baltimore and Buffalo) the Chiefs have been outscored 102-24.  Not exactly home cooking!

09/12/2011 10:37AM
Bob Fescoe- Thoughts After the Buffalo Blowout
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09/12/2011 11:23AM
You can't beat what they don't try
How can you say Buffalo did a nice job taking Charles out of the game when he only had 10 carries and averaged 5.5 YPC? Buffalo didn't take him out of the game, Haley did.
09/12/2011 11:54AM
re: You can't beat what they don't try
They took him out of the game by jumping to an early lead and then continue to add points the entire game. Its hard to get Jamaal going when you are down three possessions early. Side note, I was nervous every time Jamaal touched the ball - nervous that he was going to fumble. I thought he broke that habit, but apparently not.
09/12/2011 2:36PM
Don't trust stats
His average was 5.5 ypc because he had two long runs the rest were garbage...Don't quote stats they lie
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