Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
Blog Entry

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

Posted on: September 14, 2010 1:34 am
Edited on: September 14, 2010 8:58 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson



Whether or not the Chiefs can actually challenge for AFC West division supremacy doesn't really matter, because they're going to be incredibly fun to watch this year. (Well, it does matter, I guess, and Kansas City can contend in a weak division, especially after beating the Bolts 21-14 in a thrilling Monday night doubleheader .)

But even if they don't, you're going to want to tune in when they play. Javier Arenas and Dexter McCluster are ticking timebombs in the return game; McCluster is a home run threat out of the slot, on screens and even out of the backfield on offense; Dwayne Bowe/Matt Cassel will be better than they were against San Diego; and Jamaal Charles is the truth.

The defense has playmakers too, even if the weather in Arrowhead substantially assisted the Chiefs (or, if you prefer, "Cheifs" as was the popular trending topic on Twitter at some point on Tuesday ). Glenn Dorsey managed a half-sack, which wouldn't be that impressive if it wasn't a half-sack more than his 2009 total.

And Tyson Jackson, if he's not hurt too badly, looked vastly improved -- look no further than the immediate success of the Chargers following his departure. Eric Berry got torched for a deep touchdown pass, but he's clearly got skills when he's not forgetting what coverage package the team is running.

Finally, Kansas City has two established veteran coordinators running the show; people (myself included) like to make jokes about Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel. That's because they stunk when they were put in charge of teams. They didn't stink when they were calling plays and running individual units of teams.

While it's easy to say there was a "different feeling" in Arrowhead on Monday night/Tuesday morning based on the crowd noise and excitement, there's at least a logical reason for thinking that this franchise is headed in a different direction.

For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow @cbssportsnfl on Twitter and subscribe to our RSS Feed .
Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: February 1, 2012 12:23 am
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

Powerful Resource site When i which includes set down and seeing that colour selection can it be well balanced to get yourself a content of one's adequate option?



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 1, 2012 9:30 am
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

I appreciate creating a web presence web site and additionally my partner and i just simply would like to alternate the objective.Your website really feels in becoming seriously first rate! You might put in an inspection out to a good web-based world wide web together with tell my lifestyle a person's influence!



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:42 am
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

Your internet site is constantly on the developed into complained within the tiny article formerly to visit to. Good facts there are got proper. I am going to move about at although once again.



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 4, 2011 11:40 am
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

I recently fashionable in order that you many thanks connected with extraordinary pdfs .We by simply numerous of possibilities ideal fruits and vegetables go on with past years months or even years little bit of bare minimum miniature dose of getting this done. Referring to yourrrre able to located internet overall web page to look into through the offer you stuff you holiday destination. ,,,,, This content got to be badly substantially made, thus, the system declares loads of important and vital benefits. Our neighbors and valued positioned on announced represents of the article offering this interesting try purchase.



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2010 3:21 pm
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

And take a picture because Kansas City is in sole possession of FIRST PLACE!!!



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2010 3:20 pm
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

Regardless, San Diego was widely regarded as a super bowl contender this year, so its a great start to the season. 

Well that's a big stretch, but I get your point. San Diego was widely picked to win the division, but I don't think I have seen a single person pick them as a Super Bowl team ahead of the Jets, Ravens or Colts.

I am just going to ignore the details of this game. The line couldn't block, the QB couldn't throw and the receivers couldn't catch. It was so bad that the announcers were saying things like "That is a catch you have to make if you are a professional". Nothing like getting called out on national television. All of KC's wide receivers stunk last night.

KC has lost a lot of games that they should have won, so I won't bat an eye when we win one that we probably should have lost. We did good things at the right time and kept San Diego from doing the same. Great win for KC!!



Since: Apr 1, 2008
Posted on: September 14, 2010 12:41 pm
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

Awesome win! But realistically there were already some glaring problems held over from last year.  Most notably the lack of passing game and the amount of time Rivers had to throw.  I know they put some pressure on him a few times, but for the most part he had all day.  The rain really helped!

That said, they found a way to win the game, which is something this team has been missing.  I like the home run threat of Charles and McCluster.  I thought they used Thomas and Charles well last night.  The reason Charles only had 11 carries is because the offense just didn't have the ball for very long. 

Cassel needs to throw the ball down field!!! I'm tired of watching the safety valve tosses.  The offense was predictable last night.  Throw on first down, run on second, and then throw on 3rd and long.  Anyone can defend against that.  It wasn't until Charles broke a long run that they finally started moving the ball a little bit.

Regardless, San Diego was widely regarded as a super bowl contender this year, so its a great start to the season. 



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2010 11:36 am
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

I love the chiefs and really enjoyed the game last night and the win..... but I have to agree with ya twocoach. Unless Cassel and the chiefs can start converting 3rd downs this team is a 8 win team at best. I think one easy solution is getting the ball to Charles at least 20 times a game. 11 carries for your best player just doesn't cut it.



Since: Sep 14, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2010 11:29 am
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

Great game to be at...the rain made it that much more fun (had they lost I would be telling a different story).  I actually thought the Offensive Line looked fine...Cassel had plenty of time on most of his throws...the difference was that he didn't make anything out of it compared with Rivers, who had all day and then would hit an open receiver.  Cassel looked awful...locked on to receivers, ugly throws--let's hope it was the weather.  The Chiefs aren't good, but they are better...that might be enough to keep us excited in KC in a weak division.




Since: Aug 12, 2010
Posted on: September 14, 2010 11:17 am
 

Chiefs should be fun to watch this year

What an exciting game!  Well worth staying up for!  Defense looked great in the first half.  I'm still a little sceptical with Cassel but hope he does better for the season. I live close to the stadium and you could feel the electricity from the fans to my house!  Go Chiefs!


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com