Jamaal Charles against the Bears

2011 Chiefs Command Blogger Predictions

Welcome to the 2nd annual Chiefs Command pre-season predictions for your Kansas City Chiefs. Each regular Chiefs Command contributor was asked to give their predictions for the upcoming season in a variety of categories. As always, we expect readers to call us out for flip-flopping later in the season if we do so without giving supporting evidence or apologies!!

The categories and guidelines are:

  • What will be the Chiefs 2010 record?
  • Where will the Chiefs finish in the AFC West?
  • Will the Chiefs make the Playoffs? If yes, how far will they go?
  • Who will be the Chiefs offensive player of the year?
  • Who will be the Chiefs defensive player of the year?
  • Who will be the Chiefs special teams player of the year?
  • Who will be the Chiefs overall rookie player of the year?
  • Who will be the Chiefs breakout player of the year? This player will perform well above any expectations.
  • Who will be the Chiefs comeback player of the year? This player did not have a good season, but will perform to previous expectations.
  • Who will be the Chiefs fantasy football player of the year?

Travis Pflanz
@TravisPflanz


Brian McGannon
@BrianMcGannon


Andy Kelley
@AndyKelley47

  • Record: 9-7
  • Division Finish: 1st
  • Playoffs?: Lose in 1st Round
  • Offense POY: Jamaal Charles
  • Defense POY: Derrick Johnson
  • Sp. Teams POY: Dexter McCluster
  • Rookie POY: Justin Houston
  • Breakout POY: Tyson Jackson
  • Comeback POY: Ryan Succop
  • Fantasy POY: Jamaal Charles

Joshua Simpson
@perpetual_husky

  • Record: 9-7
  • Division Finish: 2nd
  • Playoffs?: Yes. Wild Card Loss
  • Offense POY: Jamaal Charles
  • Defense POY: Eric Berry
  • Sp. Teams POY: Dexter McCluster
  • Rookie POY: Justin Houston
  • Breakout POY: Jon Asamoah
  • Comeback POY: Thomas Jones
  • Fantasy POY: Jamaal Charles

Brandon Prewitt
Brandon on Facebook

  • Record: 8-8
  • Division Finish: 2nd
  • Playoffs?: No
  • Offense POY: Jamaal Charles
  • Defense POY: Eric Berry
  • Sp. Teams POY: Javier Arenas
  • Rookie POY: Rodney Hudson
  • Breakout POY: Javon Belcher
  • Comeback POY: Dexter McCluster
  • Fantasy POY: Jamaal Charles

Jason Tarwater
@JasonTarwater

  • Record: 7-9
  • Division Finish: 2nd
  • Playoffs?: No
  • Offense POY: Jamaal Charles
  • Defense POY: Eric Berry
  • Sp. Teams POY: Dustin Colquitt
  • Rookie POY: Allen Bailey
  • Breakout POY: Steve Breaston
  • Comeback POY: Tyson Jackson
  • Fantasy POY: Jamaal Charles

How did we do?

So, Chiefs Command bloggers, now that your pre-season predictions are in, give a little explanation for some of your picks.

Readers, what are you predictions? Which Chiefs Command blogger made the best predictions? Let us know in the comments below!

4 Comments Say Something
  • I think the schedule will be a bit too much for the Chiefs to repeatthe success they had last year. The Chiefs should improve on their division record but they face plenty of really good teams, many of them away from Arrowhead.

    The Chiefs have went with an in-house approach that worked for the Patriots but I don’t see Tom Brady on the roster, so I am unsure about how the Chiefs planon getting to the Super Bowl this year. I’ve doubted the new front office’s decisions before and I hope to be wrong again. One of these days, Clark Hunt might want to make a name for himself and he could do so by spending a bit more to build a Super Bowl Champion.

    Until then, the Chiefs can continue to surprise the world. I don’t see them doing better than last year but, as with every NFL season, surprises wil happen. Maybe the Chiefs’schedule won’t be as hard as it

  • I think the Chiefs will go 8-8, at best. In fact, I am having a hard time finding those 8 wins now that I look over the schedule a 2nd time.

    All of my player predictions are pretty self-explanatory, except maybe Urban. The guy is starting off as WR2, so it is his job to lose. I think it’s obvious Jon Baldwin has more than put himself in the dog house and many “experts” outside of KC don’t like him at all, so I think Urban has a great opportunity to have a big (for a Chiefs WR) season.

    My biggest surprise in the CC predictions is Brain’s pick of 11-5… I would like to see where he thinks those wins will come from.

  • The schedule has no bearing on what the Chiefs record will be. It usually never does in the NFL. With a 50% playoff turnover rate in the NFL, the Chiefs may not even have to worry about that brutal 5 game stretch in November and December. Truth be told, I think the Bears, Steelers and Packers all take steps back this year. Remember, the Packers backed into the playoffs last year and the Bears are perhaps going to be worse off than any playoff team from last year. Meanwhile, the loss of Tony Moeaki creates matchup problems for the Chiefs, but otherwise, the Chiefs have a young, talented roster that will only improve on last year’s campaign. The division is worse off and has to play the same schedule minus two games. You just have to ask yourself, are the Chiefs better than the teams in this division? I know we’re better than DEN and OAK, but is this the year we jump San Diego? I think so.

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