Hearne: Scribe Says Chiefs Team ‘Best’ in 10 Years

chiefs-jenna_display_image“Don’t get your hopes up too high just yet, but…

The Kansas City Chiefs team that beat Jacksonville yesterday was the first truly legit team the club has fielded in a decade, says sports scribe Craig Glazer.

“Well, you know if you looked at my picks, I picked Kansas City to beat Jacksonville so I wasn’t surprised,” Glazer says.  “But I was surprised by the quality of the game. This clearly – from every aspect of the game – was their best win in several years. Even with all the wins in the Western Division title season I don’t remember them playing this well on the road. They dominated, even though it was a bad team. If you look at the entire NFL schedule yesterday, Kansas City was the only team with a lopsided score like this.”

Next up?

121203011500-04-chiefs-1202-horizontal-gallery“After yesterday’s win I think this coming up game with Dallas – which won yesterday too – will be a critical game. Because if Kansas City can play as well as they did yesterday and beat Dallas at home, it would mean that this team has moved in a direction of someone to keep an eye on.

“Yesterday’s game, with all the plusses and  minuses of playing Jacksonville, was the most I’ve been impressed with the Chiefs in like a decade.”

As for Glazer’s 7-9 prediction for the homeboys on Saturday…

“After seeing yesterday, if they beat Dallas and play like they did yesterday, I would say they could be a wild card contender.”

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9 Responses to Hearne: Scribe Says Chiefs Team ‘Best’ in 10 Years

  1. mike says:

    The Chiefs defense looked awesome. The secondary is sticking to the other teams receivers like glue. The 3 guys in the front were blowing up the offensive line of the Jaguars. The linebackers were pressuring the quarterback and making plays all over the field. It will be interesting to see how they do against Manning and the Broncos. That will be the true test and likely be what determines who wins the AFC west.

    • harley says:

      mikey….defense went against a guy with a bad throwing hand…
      anda reallybad team.
      hopefull we’ll see a real analysis of the team in the next
      2-3 weeks.
      a lot can happen in the next 4 weeks…they have some good teams
      to play…but dallas don’t looktoo good..so maybe 2-0 chiefs.
      lets temper our enthusiasm for a while.
      this team could be great.
      still think we need some big big time receivers….maybe TO and
      mossv coming in? now that would be huge….just wishing!!!!!!!!!!!

      • mike says:

        I am more worried about the Chiefs’ offense than their defense. Their offense will mostly run and do short passes off of play action, but probably will not be very wide open. Jamaal Charles will have to stay healthy.

    • CG says:

      How fun would that be for those games to determine the West Champ…I hope that happens…I don’t hate the Chiefs I just saw the franchise was bad, nobody in front office was sharp enough to fix it and we had little talent on the field…I grow tired of we are building for the future that never happens…for both the Royals and the Chiefs..lets hope this is a breakout year and my 7-9 is way wrong and they are 11-5!

      • mike says:

        Denver will be the real test. If the Chiefs can win most of their home games and divisional games, they will be in the hunt. I don’t see Oakland or San Diego being all that good. This reminds me a little of when Peterson and Schottenheimer first came here. They became competitive fairly quickly. We will see.

  2. Kerouac says:

    “Don’t get your hopes up too high just yet, but…”

    – isn’t that what was said about the 2010 Chiefs when they played a season’s worth of tomato cans, courtesy a 4-12 finish in 2009?

    Funny how that happens every year: an creampuff schedule and – viola! – mount the wins. Come the playoffs post season & it’s curtains for the imposters when they meet up with legit teams (BALT 30 @KC 7.)

    Exit 2012 2-14, enter 2013… another slew of tomato cans presents in opposition.

    The Chiefs won yesterday as I surmised, much as beating a ‘J’ackson’V’ille team (the KU of the NFL) allows it be considered a statement/dominant. While the ‘W’s may all look the same in the standings, they are not created equally.

    KC’s scoring drives were short ventures, born of the defense & special teams making. No disgrace in that, but telling in that shy said/second half, the Chiefs were essentially impotent on offense vs a horrendous team that ranked 29th in defense, in 2012. Take those ‘chip ins’ away/that being the best they can do vs the Jaguars & I suspect a 7-9 season prediction is still about right.

    Dallas will be a more evenly matched contest, KC getting an edge via playing at home. Still, I saw the Cowboys take the ball away from a very good NY Giants team several times last night, and on offense it will be Romo, Witten, Austin & Bryant et al and not Gabbert & his cast of the limb-less this Sunday.

    Cowboys with the W in a close game.

    • CG says:

      Well put sir…I agree with your comments…I was watching the Colts and Pats on the big screen at the casino hotel…and watching KC out of the corner of my eyes, so I see your point, second half no more power on offense…I worry about their downfield throws…the good teams can do that, San Fran. Green Bay, Broncos, Baltimore so on…I don’t think we can win with big plays downfield…I haven’t seen Smith do that much in his career, but again lets see…nice win against like you said KU. Agreed.

  3. the dude says:

    People, remember this fact; They played the Jaguars, it’s not like they soundly thumped the Patriots or the Broncos. A better test of their abilities will be their next game against Dallas.
    Let’s not start doling out handjobs and high fives quite yet.

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