After a long and dark offseason with the lockout, we now approach the final week of the NFL preseason. At this point It doesn’t seem to matter if you’re a Detroit Lions fan or you are cheering for the Packers, or about to get your fantasy team started, it looks like it can be an exciting season for just about anyone this year. However, If you are a fan in Kansas City cheering for the home town Chiefs you probably have a few questions still unanswered at this point with the terrible preseason.
With a whole lot of new young talent being thrown in the mix this year and a couple of the good ol’ veterans off the squad it seems the Chiefs have found themselves with many decisions still left to be made in this final week before facing Buffalo on September 11th at Arrowhead Stadium to kickoff the regular season. First and foremost, I think it’s obvious the offensive line is where the Chiefs struggle the most at this point. With Veteran Guard Brian Waters released from the team on the first day of training camp, and replacement Jon Asamoah in, with only one career start, it will be intersesting to see how the decision plays out. Another question with the offensive line is, will Tackle Jared Gaither be able to perform well after missing the entire 2010 season. The truth is that if the offensive line plays like they have thus far this preseason the Chiefs may be in some serious trouble. However, if the offensive line works itself out does good I can tell you now that the Chiefs Offense is going to be one of the hardest in the league to stop.
The Chiefs had the most dynamic runnning game in the NFL last year with Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones, and have managed to add more depth and skill into there running game after adding fullback Le’Ron McClain and moving Dexter Mccluster to the backfield.
In the receiving core the Chiefs have Pro Bowler Dwayne Bowe, who had a record breaking season with the chiefs last year, accompanied by Steve Breaston from Arizona and Rookie Jonathan Baldwin drafted in the first round.
Defensively the Chiefs have Brandon Flowers, Brandon Carr, Eric Berry, Derrick Johnson,and Tamba Hali all returning to the squad this year. When the regular season starts I don’t believe the chiefs have much to worry about on the defensive side of the ball to say the least.
All in all I truly believe the Chiefs will go between 8-8 and 10-6 with 9-7 winning the division. I will put my money where my mouth is and talk to anyone who disagrees.