Two games into the 2009 season the Chiefs had commited 14 penalties for 119 yards lost.
Here is a quote from Haley after our 2nd game in 2009 against the Raiders
"When you have nine penalties, two turnovers and a couple other lapses, you’re not going to win most of the time," he said. "We didn’t get the result we wanted. We’re going to have a smart team here. Nine penalties and a couple of those things don’t reflect a smart team. We’re going to get back to work because we’re going to have a smart team here."
After 2 games in 2010 we only have commited 7 total for 65 yards lost. The Chiefs are looking a lot 'smarter" this season.
What else has changed since this time last season? Let examine the changes after the jump...
This time last season our starting RB was Larry Johnson who had 35 carries, 98 yards, 2.8 ypc, 0 tds, while Jamal Charles had a whopping 4 carries, 8 yards, 2.0 ypc, 0 tds after the first 2 games...
Combined total of 39 carries, 106 yards, 2.7 ypc, 0 tds.
This season our starting RB is Thomas Jones who has 33 carries, 122 yards, 3.7 ypc, 0 tds, while Jamal Charles has 22 carries, 151 yards, 6.4 ypc, 1 tds...
Combined total of 55 carries, 273 yards, 4.9 ypc, 1 tds.
Last season outside of Bowe our WR's were B Engram, M. Bradley, and B. Wade
This season we have T Moeaki, C Chambers, and D McCluster.
Last season our Defense had given up 51 points after 2 games.
This season our Defense has given up 28 points.
Last season our QB had been sacked 5 times losing 23 yards after 2 games.
This season our QB has been sacked 2 times only losing 10 yards.
Last season our PR / KR's were B Wade and Q Lawrence who were both less then impressive.
This season our PR / KR's are G Arenas and D McCluster who are both electric.
Last season we were 0-2
This season we are 2-0
While most admit that the 2010 Chiefs have a long way to go before we are a real contender in the NFL it is clear to me that after just one year under Pioli / Haley / Co the Chiefs are better team in amost every way conceivable.