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HardlinerKC
09-27-2010, 02:56 PM
And so it is. There are reasons why the Chiefs are 3-0 right now, and just as many reasons why they never should. Could the same be said of the Steel? Yeah, thought that might be the case.

First of all, congrats to each team! :tt2 Yea! What a start to the season. I think both our teams have something in common: Excellent head coaches and staffs. My guy, Haley, says it very well: "We haven't done anything yet. We're working at getting better each week but know that all we have is a good start without having proven anything for 2010."

Some of you who know me from past posts on this site know that I'm no pollyanna either but this time, with this Chiefs team, something is different. Maybe the same is true with the Steel? I can't speak to that but just wanted to check in with the fans of another team that rule the roost in their divisions after 3 games. Good show everyone.

Djfan
09-27-2010, 03:30 PM
Congrats Hardliner. You were over due. Enjoy this ride.

SteelAbility
09-27-2010, 03:52 PM
Suddenly I hate the Chiefs! :P

Yes, IMO, it has to do with an upgraded D and Jamaal Charles. Dude is an absolute beast. His presence is definitely changing the play on the field. But signs of this were starting to show late last season, just way too late to undo the damage. I did expect this continue this year. Congratulations and enjoy the ride. You haven't even played the Faders yet! :wink:

RuthlessBurgher
09-27-2010, 04:01 PM
When I saw that the Steelers and the Chiefs were the only 3-0 teams in the NFL (until the Pack smacks around the Bears tonight at least), I thought about where the ol' Hardliner has been. I even called you out earlier today when giving Haley some props in our "Only game 3 but Tomlin" thread.

Congrats, man. I think excellent crowds who have been waiting for something to cheer about helped will your team to win against the Niners yesterday and especially in the monsoon against the Chargers on MNF during opening weekend.

steelblood
09-27-2010, 04:07 PM
Hardliner is a cool dude. Congrats on your team's hot start.

I hate Todd Haley. He may be a good coach (Arizona has missed him), but I don't care for him personally at all.

Iron Shiek
09-27-2010, 04:21 PM
Congrats on nothing Hardliner! :D

We should hate them more seeing as they are Patriots "midwest"...but it seems everyone still trying to be nice to you since you are a good dude (from your historical posting evidence anyway).

Seriously...good start though.

The staff has the attention of those youngsters. I like how much the youth is producing..especially on Special Teams. They are getting it done.

So is "Week 3 Cassel" the real thing, or was he an imposter? He might be the key to the season for you guys. If he plays competently, they will get things done in that division.

eniparadoxgma
09-27-2010, 04:58 PM
Congrats Hardliner. You were over due. Enjoy this ride.

x2

Good to see you, Hardliner.

ikestops85
09-27-2010, 05:07 PM
Congrats on the great start for your Chiefs Hardliner. I'm not a big Haley fan but I've thought over the past few years the Chiefs have gathered some of the best young talent in the league. It appears now they are using the experience they've gained into winning football games. Good luck on the rest of the season. Hopefully we will see you in the playoffs.

HardlinerKC
09-28-2010, 01:14 PM
When I saw that the Steelers and the Chiefs were the only 3-0 teams in the NFL (until the Pack smacks around the Bears tonight at least), I thought about where the ol' Hardliner has been. I even called you out earlier today when giving Haley some props in our "Only game 3 but Tomlin" thread.

Congrats, man. I think excellent crowds who have been waiting for something to cheer about helped will your team to win against the Niners yesterday and especially in the monsoon against the Chargers on MNF during opening weekend.



Thanks to all and even you, Ruthless 8) :lol: It looks as if the Steel will only get better after they get back their starting QB for week 5. That Steeler D is still the gold standard for the league and with Polamalu back to his probowl form, I don't see anyone pushing Pittsburgh around including the usual suspects like Indy, the Patties, or, now (can it be?), the JETS. You have some payback to do in your own division, of course, but, as they say, speed never goes in a slump and that D is laden with it.

As to the Chiefs, the huge difference this year is the stellar defense against the run. That, and special teams play has been the main difference thus far. And those two elements, run D and ST excellence has been sorely lacking over oh, the past 10 years or so.


Still, lots of work to do and no time for complacency now, or ever. The next few games should tell the tale as to who has it and who only thought they had it.

proudpittsburgher
09-29-2010, 09:12 AM
Congrats hardliner. It's been a long-time coming for you. Whaddaya say we raise a glass of ale to a Steelers/Chiefs AFCC game and share the duties of taking it to the precrowned royalty of the AFC (Colts/Pats*/Jets/Ravens).

Djfan
09-29-2010, 09:17 AM
OK Hardliner,

Give us your honest opinion/critique/thoughts on Cassel. Kassel? Don't care. Sorry if it's wrong.

Northern_Blitz
09-29-2010, 10:11 AM
Thanks to all and even you, Ruthless 8) :lol: It looks as if the Steel will only get better after they get back their starting QB for week 5. That Steeler D is still the gold standard for the league and with Polamalu back to his probowl form, I don't see anyone pushing Pittsburgh around including the usual suspects like Indy, the Patties, or, now (can it be?), the JETS. You have some payback to do in your own division, of course, but, as they say, speed never goes in a slump and that D is laden with it.

As to the Chiefs, the huge difference this year is the stellar defense against the run. That, and special teams play has been the main difference thus far. And those two elements, run D and ST excellence has been sorely lacking over oh, the past 10 years or so.


Still, lots of work to do and no time for complacency now, or ever. The next few games should tell the tale as to who has it and who only thought they had it.

My brother's a Chiefs fan, so I always try to watch at least part of their games on Sunday Ticket.

It's been fun to see them winning with Defence again (has that happened since Marty?). I really enjoyed watching the SD game. I liked seeing the Cheifs man up in the 4th. That's the kind of game they would have folded in last year. Then they lay a beating on a 49er team that should have beat the Saints the week before. For them, I think it's good that no one really believes yet. They'll play the respect card all year.

To me, it looks like they have a solid D and playmakers at RB and on ST (& WR if Bowe can get the ball). If they get average play at QB I could see them in the playoffs as a lower seed that people wouldn't want to see (team with good D that can bust one to the house just about any time).

flippy
09-29-2010, 10:37 AM
Congrats on your fast start. Curious if you think the Chiefs are a real contender, an upstart with some good fortune, or a team that's still a big question mark at this point.

I haven't seen a Chiefs game this year, so I have no idea. I've only seen some of the highlights.

As far as the Steelers go, they look like a team that can be better than the 2008 Championship team.

We've got the 2008 defense + Timmons (whose becoming a beast) + an improved Woodley + better depth. ST is coming together with a lot of big/fast young guys + improved kicking. And the OLine looks like it's a major upgrade and now we've got Wallace + Rashard.

It's probably in your best interest for the Chiefs to become really good in another 5-10 years, because Pittsburgh is loaded and has another potential dynasty here. And people that took 3 weeks to get on the Steelers bandwagon just haven't been watching this team play.

The last 2 times Troy P has played a full 16 games, we've won a SuperBowl. I see that trend continuing. As long as we stay healthy, all will be ok.

SteelAbility
09-29-2010, 10:43 AM
Congrats hardliner. It's been a long-time coming for you. Whaddaya say we raise a glass of ale to a Steelers/Chiefs AFCC game and share the duties of taking it to the precrowned royalty of the AFC (Colts/Pats*/Jets/Ravens).

You forgot to add ... :Cheers

sentinel33
09-29-2010, 10:50 AM
The Chiefs look like they are doing alot of things right. Thats the experince of scott pioli trickling down from the top. I guess i want to see how the Chiefs handle some adversity after losing 2 in a row. See if they have that resilience. To see the Chefs in the AFC Championship Game. I'll just say GREAT GOOGLEY MOOGLEY!

proudpittsburgher
09-29-2010, 10:57 AM
Congrats hardliner. It's been a long-time coming for you. Whaddaya say we raise a glass of ale to a Steelers/Chiefs AFCC game and share the duties of taking it to the precrowned royalty of the AFC (Colts/Pats*/Jets/Ravens).

You forgot to add ... :Cheers


I'm a word guy, SA. :)

RuthlessBurgher
09-29-2010, 12:09 PM
Congrats hardliner. It's been a long-time coming for you. Whaddaya say we raise a glass of ale to a Steelers/Chiefs AFCC game and share the duties of taking it to the precrowned royalty of the AFC (Colts/Pats*/Jets/Ravens).

You forgot to add ... :Cheers


I'm a word guy, SA. :)

Those two smileys with their two beers are worth, like, four thousand words. :wink:

SteelAbility
09-29-2010, 04:43 PM
Congrats hardliner. It's been a long-time coming for you. Whaddaya say we raise a glass of ale to a Steelers/Chiefs AFCC game and share the duties of taking it to the precrowned royalty of the AFC (Colts/Pats*/Jets/Ravens).

You forgot to add ... :Cheers


I'm a word guy, SA. :)

Well stated. I'll take it you typed the : and the ) instead of clicking on the smilies. :wink:

After I wrote it I realized that I had inadvertently queued Hardliner ... you know ... to :Cheers :P