Normally I leave the football analysis alone. Sports are overanalyzed anyway, and the last thing we need is another cubicle-jockey talking like he knows stuff.
Plus, my favorite column, Tuesday Morning Quarterback, usually does an effective job of saying what I was thinking about various games.
However I feel morally obligated to rail on Herm "I honor my contract when I want to" Edwards and his inane play calling with 40 seconds left in the 4th quarter. For those readers who were watching other games, underdog Kansas City trailed the New England Patriots by a touchdown late in the 4th Quarter. I had already written "Game Over" in my head and started looking at fantasy stats when all of a sudden KC was on the Patriots 5 yard line thanks to a 65 yard pass. 1st and Goal from the 5 yard line.
"Great!" I thought to myself. "We have Larry (lower your head and bull through) Johnson and Jamaal (downhill, brakeless freight train) Charles behind Damon (the ancient one) Huard, surely the Chiefs will just run a couple running plays and be in. For God sakes, Larry could jump the five yards."
Then I watched my stat-tracker as the Chiefs ran the following: incomplete pass, incomplete pass, run up the middle for no gain, incomplete pass, game over.
What just happened? Anyone with a basic knowledge of Chiefs football knows that Larry Johnson averages 4.5 yards per carry over his prolific career. So all the Chiefs needed was one average run by Larry and they're within a foot of the endzone. And they had four downs to try.
Great play-calling, Herm.
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