Originally written on Fox Sports Kansas City  |  Last updated 9/30/12

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 03: Running back Jackie Battle #26 of the Kansas City Chiefs is tackled by cornerback Quincy Butler #36 of the St. Louis Rams during the third quarter of the preseason game at the Edward Jones Dome on September 3, 2009 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. Marty Schottenheimer was in town for the Chiefs' alumni weekend before heading back to his home in Charlotte, N.C., and back into retirement. Perhaps some Chiefs fans should have tackled him before he got to the Kansas City airport. Yes, it's getting that desperate in these parts. The Chiefs not only fell to 1-3 on Sunday with yet another head-scratching stinker this one 37-20 to division rival San Diego they also gave the appearance of a team completely bent on self-destruction. This again was the antithesis of "Martyball," the dominant form of Chiefs football that stressed intimidating defense and ball security during the 1990s. On Sunday, the Chiefs committed five first-half turnovers while falling behind 27-6. The Chiefs also committed seven penalties in that half for 65 yards, and fell asleep repeatedly on defense, allowing Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers to virtually point out his targets before connecting on passes as he completed 14 of 18 for 175 ...
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  • I am always amazed that Shottenheimer gets such bad press. At Cleveland he was in the playoffs 3 out of 4 seasons. In his last season Byner fumbled on the one yard line when he was about to score and Cleveland goes to the superbowl instead Denver gets the ball and wins in the last seconds, Martys fault. HE won with Bernie Kozar which every so called NFL expert said he had no business in the NFL since he through sidearm. He never was as good after Marty left and one of the coaches that followed was Belechek who sucked. At the Charges he was 14-2. Against New England they intercepted and could have run out the clock and instead of just falling down or running out of bounds the idiot takes off running, fumbles and New England wins in the last second. Martys fault again. How many times has the Chargers gone to the superbowl since even though they had teams that were expected to go all the way.
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