The players and coaches of the Kansas City Chiefs as well as the fan base are waking up to the harsh reality that the franchise is not going to run through teams like they once were the last few years. All around the National Football League, the Chiefs are a conversation piece regarding topics of failure and letdown, frustration and false hopes.
On First Take, former Dallas Cowboys legend Michael Irvin took the Chiefs to task as he claimed their dynasty was officially over they got destroyed by the Titans on Sunday.
“What they’re going through right now is the reality that nobody’s scared anymore. You walk in a game and you think you’re still that old team and you think you’re just going to shake it off and go back to killing people. Dictating from an offensive standpoint, that’s what they’ve been doing for years. They’ve dictated to defenses, this is what we’re going to do. We’ll make you do this and then tear you up and they can no longer do that.”
Countless NFL fans had an issue with Irvin saying the Chiefs’ dynasty is over because it never really started just because they have one Super Bowl victory.
“It’s kinda hard for a dynasty to be over when it never existed in the first place, but okay,” an NFL fan tweeted.
“The fact that they are calling the Chiefs a dynasty is a bit much,” another fan tweeted. “Pretty sure you have to win more than one championship to be a dynasty.”
“Again, they just put anyone on these networks to ramble on – no thought process when these guys speak,” one fan said. “The chiefs have won 1 super bowl lol – how is that a dynasty?”
“I think you have to win more than 1 Super Bowl to be a dynasty,” an NFL fan said.
Aside from being embarrassed on the field, the team almost Patrick Mahomes for an extended period of time after he took a vicious blow to the head and was slow to get up. Eventually, he made his way to the sideline with the aid of several of his offensive linemen, and did not return to the game.
The former NFL MVP spent time in the blue medical tent, but eventually emerged and spent the rest of the game on the sideline while Chad Henne took his spot under center.
“It’s been kind of rainbows and flowers and awesome for these last few years, but whenever you want to build something substantial and you want to build something great, you’re going to go through parts like this,” Mahomes said, per the Associated Press. “It’s going to take us getting better every single day.”
Sunday’s 27-3 blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans marked the largest defeat of the Mahomes era; Kansas City’s 22-point loss to Tampa Bay in Super Bowl LV previously took the cake.