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Chiefs Q&A: After collapse against Colts, KC left to pick up the pieces

01/06/2014 1:11 AM

01/06/2014 1:03 PM

The heartbreak was real in Kansas City on Sunday, and really, I can’t say blame Chiefs fans one bit. Had I not grown up in Detroit, where the Lions have spent the last 50 years treating their fans like Schillinger treated Beecher his first week in “Oz,” I’d say it was the most brutal sports-related thing I’d ever seen. It certainly was the most brutal gut-punch game I’ve ever seen in person. So when I decided to do an impromptu Chiefs Q&A late Sunday, I wasn’t sure what kind of response I’d get. Or honestly, if I’d even get one. I know that the best thing to do after losses like that is to put them behind you as soon as possible, though that’s easier said than done. But really, I should have known better. This town loves its Chiefs (even though they don’t always love back), and I had plenty of good questions, which you can read below. It should probably come as no surprise that after a game in which the secondary was shredded yet again, the very first question I got was about the defensive backs who will return in 2014. I answered this and more, including stuff on free agency and the draft, and (as always) tried to give you honest answers — no B.S. here. Anyway, hope you enjoy. I was only going to answer the five best questions, but ended up answering them all because I got so many good ones.


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