QHA: Chiefs Over Packers

Kyle Orton just made things messy...in a good way.


By definition, a QHA (Quick Hit Analysis) is quick.  So as rapidly as possible, let’s sum up today’s game.

In light of the Chiefs toppling the once-perfect Packers on Sunday afternoon, it is quite clear Kyle Orton is the answer.  Or maybe it is clear that Romeo Crennel is the answer as head coach.  Or maybe it was the removal of Tyler Palko and/or Todd Haley from the equation.  Maybe it is none of these.

But what is known is this:  Kyle Orton : Tyler Palko :: The Empire State Building : Thatched-roof hut.

Orton’s great performance highlights a potential clog in the quarterback position next year if Kansas City wishes to retain his services.  Matt Cassel (out with hand surgery) will be back (under contract  for 3 more years), but Orton just looked like a good quarterback, shredding the Packer defense for 300 yards.  With Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki back next year, an Orton-led offense would be potent.

All of this, of course, would not have been possible without the stellar defense turned in by Tamba Hali and Co.  That defense shutout Green Bay in the first half and held them 10 points under their previous 2011 minimum while handing Aaron Rodgers his first loss in nearly exactly one calendar year.

And who commands the defense?  Romeo Crennel, the interim head coach.  I wasn’t in his court prior to this game, but I am now.  In 6 days (following Haley’s release), the man focused his players into an intense laser beam, with a new quarterback and missing his most explosive weapon.  Oh, and the defending Super Bowl champs and perfect-record-on-the-line Packers lining up on the other side.

Maybe it is time to give him the job permanently.

~ by goetgre on December 18, 2011.

One Response to “QHA: Chiefs Over Packers”

  1. […] changed when Kyle Orton was claimed off waivers from Denver and he (in large part) helped defeat the once-undefeated Green Bay Packers.  By winning 2 of their last 3 games and narrowly missing the playoffs, Orton’s stock […]


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