KC Chiefs: Undisciplined, Unprepared, and Coaching Without a Game Plan

Rodney LayContributor IIISeptember 18, 2011

DETROIT, MI - SEPTEMBER 18:  Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs is driven off the field after being injured against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on September 18, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)
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The second blow out game in a row has not ended, but it doesn't matter. It is easy to see, from any perspective, this team is not ready to play NFL football.

The Chiefs have weapons and they have talent, but the bigger part of coaching a young talented team is to have a disciplined approach to the game, using a game plan that you stick to.

In last weeks drubbing by the Bills, the Chiefs, last years rushing leader in the NFL, passed the ball twice as many times as they ran the ball. The stats were glaring—twice as many pass plays, and less passing yards than rushing yards.

This week looks like the same storyline, only worse. The Chiefs started out running the ball with success, but quickly gave up on the run when they got behind in the first quarter.

That is not a game plan. That is play calling out of desperation.

Of course, when you add fumbles and interceptions to no plan for a consistent style of play, what you end up with is disaster.

It is early. There are still 14 games left on the schedule. But, the coaching staff has to game plan this team around the run and use the pass as an option on certain downs, all the way through the game, and they have to do that now.

Without that, this season is already over.