Nobody who watched the first quarter would have expected the Chiefs to win this game. The Redskins came out of the gate with fire and passion. Chiefs couldn’t catch a break, let alone a ball. To the casual observer, this game was on it’s way to being a blow-out. Andy Reid, however, knew exactly what was going on. This game was a classic re-telling of the “Tortoise and the Hare,” and he knew where the Chiefs fit in that story, and where it would end.
The Hare rushed out, to a decisive lead,
his defender’s moving at tremendous speed,
but the Tortoise just smiled and said: “Proceed.”
The fans were loud, but feeling the heat,
as the Hare looked like the team to beat,
but the Tortoise just studied his old play sheet.
A gasp of life went through the crowd,
as a Tortoise TD at last made them proud,
But the Tortoise just looked at his sheet, head bowed.
At the miss of a kick, a panic ensued,
while fans said to TV’s, things that are rude,
but the Tortoise, he never altered his mood.
The Hare’s endurance began to fail,
as each Redskin gasped like beached killer whale,
for Tortoise‘s calm would win in this Tale.
The Hare, his injuries began to mount,
from over-exertion, too many to count,
the Tortoise lost some, but not that amount.
At last as the game was nearing the end,
the Hare’s endurance started to mend,
but the Tortoise simply said, don’t break, but bend.
With only a minute left in his quest,
the Tortoise carefully scripted his best,
giving his kicker the ultimate test,
and well, my friends, you know the rest.
A common complaint, about the Chiefs, has been that they are boring. While Chiefs fans would rightly dispute this fact, there is a certain truth to it. Chiefs performances are not up and down. They don’t get really fired up for one game and then yawn their way through the next. They play the same, week in and week out. There is no panic and little excitement. Each moment has a brief celebration, but it’s quickly back to business. I feel like this game was a vindication of Andy Reid’s approach. Redskins played like Connor McGregor, coming furiously out of the gate. Chiefs waited them out and then finished them with the savvy veteran poise of Floyd Mayweather. Here’s hoping they can be more worthy of that comparison soon and their steady approach pays off in a championship. Go Chiefs.
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