The Kansas City Chiefs would have come in to the 2015 NFL season with a lot of high hopes.
With star names like Justin Houston and Jamaal Charles returning for another year, along with the acquisition of exciting wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in free agency from the Philadelphia Eagles, the Chiefs would have been hoping for improvement.
They haven't gotten that, falling to a 1-2 record following their latest loss against the Green Bay Packers on Monday Night Football, and it seems to be taking a toll on Charles, who was unhappy following the game.
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Coaches Deserve Blame
The Chiefs running back was speaking after the loss at Lambeau Field and it seems he believes that both the players and the coaches deserve some of the blame for Monday night’s loss in Green Bay.
Charles said after the game that the Packers’ players and the Packers’ coaches had out-performed the Chiefs’ players and coaches.
Out-coached and Out-played
“It looked like they outplayed us, it looked like they out-coached us, and I feel like [the Packers] came out with a lot of energy — we didn’t come out with a lot of energy,” Charles said, according to the Kansas City Star
A lot of coaches would take issue with a player coming out and saying that publicly, but Chiefs head coach Andy Reid didn’t really appear to disagree with Charles saying he was out-coached.
“The whole thing here, offensively and defensively, was my responsibility,” Reid said.
Whatever happens with Charles and Reid after this is one thing, but the Chiefs need to turn their season around as they find themselves two games behind the Broncos in the AFC West. And that could become three as they face a strong-looking Bengals side this weekend.