I believe the majority of the chiefs kingdom is excited about our 2010 draft class and what the future brings. I myself have been so excited that I have been watching the NFL network like a junkie. It doesn't matter what it is. I tivo NFL live (ESPN), Path to the Draft, post draft recap, Total Access and I know I am contributing a few hits here at AP everyday.What has become obvious to me is that this draft's depth had many teams picking solid players and getting high draft grades, which sobered me up off my Chiefs Kool Aid high a bit. If everyone is getting better, how do we catch up to the pack? My following thoughts helped bring me back to life. Along with watching this clip.
The first positive step heading into 2010 was in week 17 when we traveled to Invesco field and broke our winless streak with a 44-24 ass wooping over the dreaded division rival Broncos. At the time I was just excited about beating Denver and having something to celebrate on a Sunday, which wasn't often in 2009. I couldn't have imagined the bigger picture affect of that victory, but I think it has set the tone for our team and in a big way. With that victory our team not only gained confidence, but saw some reward in doing it Haley's way. We come into 2010 with a team that has an identity, coaches that the players believe in and a foundation to build upon. A team that believes in the direction in which it is being steered will travel to its destination much quicker. Simply put year 2 of the "process" should bare more fruit .
We have our Grade A draft class, but so do alot of teams because of the depth of this years draft. How do we gain on the competition? The only answer is, we out coach the rest of the division. I believe this is were we have an advantage that I don't recall having in the past as a Chiefs fan. A solid Offensive and Defensive coordinator at the same time. I loved the Chiefs of the 90's, but no offense. I loved the Vermeil Chiefs, but no defense. Here it is, time for our coaches to coach up the talent that Pioli has been able to acquire. Coaching will be the difference in gaining on our competition or treading water with the rest of the league. I have faith that Weis, Crennel, Muir, Thomas and the rest of the coaching staff can out coach the rest of the AFC West, so I hope they prove me right. Unfortunately, only time will tell. 4 months and 14 days if I were a fanatic and counting. :) With our new coaching staff in place, have we added enough talent to the roster to make a run at the division in 2010? My overflowing optimism tells me that if we can add a veteran D-lineman before camp, the schedule lays out perfect for a run at the AFC West title. I'm curious to look back and see these poll results through out the season. Hope I'm not putting proof of idiocy out for the world to see when we finish 4-12 again. Couldn't happen right?
What is your opinion of our coaching staff and its impact this year?
Best in the West and taking us to the playoffs in 2010 (53 votes)
Best in the West, but still a year away (95 votes)
McDaniels will coach Tebow to the Superbowl (6 votes)
Oakland's staff (cough) is better (0 votes)
San Diego has Norv. Enough said. (2 votes)
156 total votes