From Ralph Hipp
The pressure is on the Chiefs to even their record Sunday against Matt Stafford and the Detroit Lions after KC's embarrassing loss to Buffalo at Arrowhead. The Oakland Raiders get Buffalo this weekend, and we'll see how the now division-leading Raiders do against the resurging Bills.
I was intrigued by the back story of two connections between my alma mater, the University of Florida, and the thumping the Chiefs took on 9/11 after what began as a beautiful memorial tribute before the opening kickoff.
As Chiefs fans armchair quarterback about what happened to Matt Cassel, let me remind you about that first connection to UF. Charlie Weis isn't the Chiefs offensive coordinator anymore. He's the University of Florida's offensive caller now. He wanted to be near his son, who's attending UF this fall. Perfectly understandable. And with a rookie freshman QB in Jeff Driskel and a fading senior signal-caller in Florida's John Brantley, Charlie's got his hands full. And he's done a spectacular job in bringing these two guys along to his way of thinking.
When I heard about the Chiefs thumping (I was driving back from Topeka's 9/11 Remembrance last Sunday while the game was on..) I remembered that Chan Gailey is coach of the Bills now. The same Chan Gailey that Todd Haley fired in his first season, to take over the offense himself then bring in Charlie Weis. Chan has to be gloating that he absolutely coached his team to kick the Chiefs ass in the game and show up Haley on opening day.
Not only is Chan Gailey a former Chiefs offensive coordinator who extracted his revenge. Chan is also a former quarterback from long ago.. at the University of Florida.
Hmm, I wonder if there might be another other odd connections like that this year? Stay tuned.