Why The Chiefs do not Need Kareem Hunt
Since the beginning of the Kansas City Chief’s organization, the running game had been the bread and butter of their offense. Whether you’re and old schooler who remembers the brutality that Christian Okoye brought upon NFL defenses, or you’re a new schooler and remember the artistic and poetic play of Jamaal Charles. Whatever the case may be, when you think of Kansas City Chiefs, you think of the running game. Many Kansas City Chief fans were devastated to hear that their beloved team released Kareem Hunt after a video surfaced of him assaulting a woman. I am here to let you arrowhead maniacs know, that your team is going to be alright. The obvious answer is that the chiefs still have Patrick Mahomes, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce and Andy Reid. But most fans are not a-WARE of who you have in your backfield now (hint: his last name is Ware).
Of course, what Kareem Hunt did was unacceptable and his punishment was rather severe. I am certain cutting Kareem Hunt was the right move for Kansas City Chiefs organization. When a player is charged with a domestic violence incident, it can often ruin their entire career. 4 years ago, after John Harbaugh defended Ray Rice after his altercation with his fiancé, the media and the fan base were pleading Ozzie Newsome to strip John Harbaugh of his coaching job. Of course Ray Rice’s incident was far worse and had a greater punishment, but the times have changed. 4 years doesn’t seem like a lot, but the culture in the media has grown like a rabbit family. Social Media has blown up the whole situation, putting the organization under fire. The last thing you want as an organization is to have your fans turn against you.
Going aside from the social aspects of cutting Kareem Hunt, the football side of cutting Kareem Hunt was just as smart of a move. Little do people know, that Spencer Ware was supposed to be the next up and coming back going into 2017. It wasn’t until a torn MCL and PCL sidelined him for the whole season, that he lost his job to Kareem Hunt. In 2016, Ware filled in for the injured Jamaal Charles and played 14 of 16 games that season. Filling in for Jamaal Charles in his prime was no easy task since Charles was practically Kansas City royalty. Ware was more than productive, accumulating over 1,300 yards from scrimmage, leading his team to a 12-4 record and #2 in the AFC that year. Spencer Ware is more experienced, has a better QB, a better offensive line and a better offensive coordinator than he had 2 years ago.
I was always a huge Kareem Hunt fan, and I was shocked to hear of what he did. But I am also ready to see how the Kansas City Chiefs utilize Spencer Ware, because he deserves a lot of credit for how effective he was in years past. Citizens of Kansas City, do not panic. Just sit back and enjoy the historical performance your QB is displaying.