Seems like only yesterday the New England Patriots and Tom Brady pulled off the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all-time..
Yet on Friday the Kansas City Chiefs play their first pre season football game.
Damn, how time just zooms by…
So how do this year’s Chiefs stack up for 2017?
Las Vegas has it like this:
Super Bowl winner: New England 31-10, Cowboys 10-1, Packers 11-1, Seahawks 12-1, Steelers 12-1, Raiders 15-1, Giants 22-1, Chiefs 28-1 and Broncos 30-1!
So KC is the 8th best team in the NFL? A likely playoff team, again?
I don’t know about you, but I think we need to find some weapons for our Chiefs just to become a wild card team!
Oakland is real and could not only win the division – which they probably would have last year had their quarterback not been hurt – they could even go to Super Bowl.
And yes, Chiefs QB Alex Smith is back.
As is Spencer Ware, with no real dangerous offensive weapons outside Tyreek Hill.
Notice that I left out Travis Kelce.
Travis is good – some think All Pro – but he makes too many mistakes.
He had only four touchdowns last year…Hill was the offense with 12 TD’s.
Without Tyreek HIll the Chiefs were at best a .500 team.
Kelce needs to improve and learn how to win the big games with big plays, a la beating the Steelers.
He did precious little to help win that game – kinda like Tony Gonzalez.
Tony disappeared in the big playoff games – he was a no show and overrated.
I know, Tony’s a 1st round Hall of Famer for sure. Because he had numbers, but few memorable games that mattered.
Speaking of Kelce, I think it’s best if he doesn’t do another reality show.
His big money’s in football now, not TV.
So the fact that we have few big offensive threats is a killer.
It’s hard to challenge without weapons.
Maybe someone will step up or show up. I hope so.
And the Chiefs have a tough schedule…Cowboys, Pats, Steelers, Giants and the Raiders twice – YIKES.
I like the Pats again and think the Cowboys and Falcons are the teams to beat
Those and maybe the Raiders.
Only New England is picked to win more than 10 games this year by Vegas…12 to be exact.
That said, remember all this can change with injuries, especially at quarterback.
Just ask Miami that lost Ryan Tannehill for the season and signed Jay Cutler.
Miami had been considered a decent team and a likely low level playoff team like KC.
The Chiefs defense is questionable as well.
Linebackers? Who are they?
Will Justin Houston play and at least be solid instead of hurt most of the time and worthless? How bout Dee Ford? Can Derek Johnson be effective with two major leg injuries over the last couple seasons at age 35? Tamba Hali is a part time player/coach….and KC needs these guys to win.
So the Chiefs are a mystery.
Most so-called experts have them as a wild card.
Oakland is considered Tom Brady’s only real threat standing in the way of his going to Super Bowl No. 8.
I think the Steelers will suffer from Big Ben talking retirement at the end of this season, in that he may be off his game.
So who else is there?
Again, without a Brady injury I like New England’s chances at another title. The Chiefs are a wait and see to find out if we find another weapon.
So it all begins., let the good times roll!