The Kansas City Chiefs went into pre-season without signing one of the few remaining free agent "playmakers". There are a few guys left on the street that could potentially make an impact for an NFL club. Marvin Harrison, Matt Jones and on defense, Derrick Brooks are still unsigned...just to name a few. The Chiefs stayed away and I finally realize why. Pioli and Haley wanted to go into this season with their own "guys" keeping the distractions away from the Chiefs. The mindset in Arrowhead is build this thing with "our" guys and create a team chemistry from 1 to 53. I think that now, even though the Chiefs are off to a bad start, that this is right way to do it. Haley needs to build a rapport with these guys, and when new players come in, there are NO distractions. Come in, get your work done, and be ready to play on Sunday.
The Chiefs in the long run, assuming that Pioli gets the right players, will be a much better team in December, and then in April when they likely pick in the top 10. The Chiefs will have 3 picks in the first two rounds, and will continue to bring guys in that have a team first attitude. I expect that the Chiefs will always stay away from the sexy picks, and the sexy free agents, because winning comes down to the guys who bring their lunch pail to work and aren't afraid of the work.
I commend Haley for staying with his personal direction for this team and I am hopeful that it pays off soon for him. The first Chiefs win this season will be a big thing for this team and hopefully they can gain a lot of confidence in Haley and the work they put in. Regardless of my continued support for Brodie Croyle, I want to see the Chiefs play well on both sides of the ball, and if that is Matt Cassel, I support him.
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