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Chiefs will not fade away a la Broncos

Crennel’s D has been remarkable, allowing only 38 points.

  • Weapons aplenty: Offensively, this team is LOADED with guys who can rise the fans out of their seats.  From Jamaal Charles to Thomas Jones, Dexter McCluster to Tony Moeaki, Bowe to Chambers, someone’s always due to provide a jolt, a lift when the team needs it the most.  Special teams are superb, plays just happen when you throw Javier Arenas and McCluster back there in the return department.  You see the innovative ways the coaching staff is getting these electrifying playmakers involved.  This team is having FUN.  I love how Weis is getting his athletes with game-altering speed into the open field.  The more open this offense is, the better it helps out their “supposed” biggest weakness: Matt Cassel.  People tend to forget he’s very mobile, and the more you allow him to be nimble and use his feet, the more comfortable he is.  It also helps when Moeaki is making one-handed highlight reel touchdown snags.  Oh, and we haven’t even addressed Cassel’s best friend: the run game.  Charles and Jones complement each other as well as any other RB tandem in the league.  The dynamic duo provides the team with stability, consistency, and balance.
  • Chargers are down more than usual: Ok, I know San Diego is notorious for getting off to slow starts.  But losing to Seattle?  I mean, Leon Washington beat them.  Norv Turner’s club can’t even cover kicks, let alone run the football.  The path to the AFC West crown goes through the division champion Chargers, the squad who currently holds the crown.  Kansas City already is one up on San Diego.  I feel as if the Chiefs owe it to their fans to win this year.  They have been waiting so long.  So bad, for so long.  The Trent Green/Priest Holmes era has been over for quite some time.  It’s been long overdue.  This is the year Philip Rivers’ reign comes to an end.  They don’t have the playmakers the Chiefs possess and the defense looks rather average.  There’s something going on behind the scenes, I can’t exactly put a finger on it, but the holdouts could have more to do with the clamoring Chargers than what we know about.
  • Denver’s run atop the AFC West relied upon stars: Brandon Marshall, Champ Bailey, Brian Dawkins, D.J. Williams, Elvis Dumervil had to have bring their a-games week in and week out in order for the Broncos to win.  It was not a balanced effort, like the way the Chiefs are doing it.  No unsung heroes.  In K.C., you have guys filling in and stepping up all over the place.  More of a “destiny” feel to this club.  Whereas in Denver, you had the sense they were “destined” to fall.  You almost knew for awhile it was coming down, bound to choke.  No “back to earth” talk for these Chiefs, this is a real, true “reality” show.  Also, the Chiefs have a solid ground game intact, Broncos were always hit or miss.  There’s more a team atmosphere around Arrowhead Stadium.  This is the year for change.  Todd Haley has a good thing going.  Playing like loose cannons, you have to admire the team’s camaraderie and togetherness as a team.  The dots are connecting, the pieces are in place, unlike in Denver.  If the Chiefs best don’t show up one Sunday, they have the necessary back-up to get the job done.  They are playing loose, and know no better –they are young, they are rookies (5 key contributors).  Don’t be so fast to relate the Chiefs with the Broncos of last season.

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