Let's face it, folks: speculating on which guy will help/hurt our beloved Chiefs is fun, but moot.
The fact of the matter is that too much has changed for /anyone/, even Pioli + Haley to know what will be coming out of the gates come September. As much as I hate to say it, the 'new' Chiefs may not even have continuity with the 'old' Chiefs.
If so, that can be both good and bad. Good, in that we could be watching a high-efficency winner, and bad in that the pluses might be balanced to the point that nothing stands out.
Sure, the Marty days, with the terrifying Ds came to naught, and likewise Dick's high-powered Os - but both of them had an element of fear for the opposition.
Winning is imprimis, sure, but it would be nice to field a team that made the opposition do more than worry a bit about winning, especially in the early stages. Still, it's too early to say much of /anything/ about what our boys will do next season.
Therefore, back to the scrum, but let's keep in mind that no one really knows how the Chiefs will jell up next season. That itself is reason enough for hope.