Today was a tough lost, and I won't be able to get over it for a while. Looking back at the season, The Chiefs really didn't deserve to make the playoffs, but they really have found out who they were, what they need in the off season, and they know that if they keep making progress they can do some good things in this league. To make it back into the Playoffs last year, here is what I think should be on Scott Pioli's To Do list for this off season:
Fix up the offensive line- Our offensive line definitely has improved lately, but even with this improvement, they are far from being considered a Good Offensive Line. They will most likely have a pick somewhere around the 10th overall, and there's a decent group of lineman this draft. Since OT Matt Khalil will probably be gone by then, I think Johnathan Martin is the next best one this year. I can see them looking into free agency, or into the draft for this position. I would think they would like another young lineman that can replace the Horrific Barry Richardson, and then they would have a fairly young and good offensive line.
Compliment Derrick Johnson and The Pass Rush- The Chiefs pass rush improved tremendously in these past few weeks, but it seems if Tamba Hali can't get it started, nobody can. With Justin Houston and Tamba with the outside Linebacker position, I think their good there. Javon Belcher isn't a big play-maker. There's a player like him on every team. His contract is also up this year too. I would think Pioli would re-sign him, and also look to free agency for a replacement, because that is a pretty big hole in their defense. Many people would disagree with this, but here it goes: London Fletcher is supposed to be a free agent this year, and he would be an awesome pick up for the Chiefs, and he would also give some leadership in the locker room too. But no matter who it is, The Chiefs need some help at the inside linebacker position.
Make Romeo Crennel The Head Coach and re-sign Kyle Orton- If you watched the past 2 weeks for the Chiefs, they defintely looked like a whole new team, and Crennel and Orton have gave them a big spark. There have been numerous players saying that they would like Romeo Crennel to be the Official Head coach, and I totally agree with that. He gave the Chiefs life. He gave them something to play for. That's something that Todd Haley or even Herm Edwards didn't. Also, Kyle Orton threw for 299 yards, and 300 yards in his first two starts has a Chief. Matt Cassel did threw for over 300 yards only 3 times in 3 season. Yes, 3 times, in 3 seasons. And Kyle Orton did it 2 times in a row. Looking back at both of their career's they are really kind of the same player. But Orton has played much better this year, and is worth a lot less more money too. So I'd say Bye Bye to Cassel, and Say hello to your new QB, Orton, And head coach, Crennel.
Draft or Sign a Defensive Tackle and Defensive End- When the Chiefs signed both Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson, it looked like they would have a stellar defensive line for years. But a few years into their career's, they both have made absolutely NO production. The Chiefs can't be satisfied with this, and to be a Championship contender, they need better. Since drafting both of them, They have put up an astounding 6 sacks. Yes, 6. And not even more than 400 tackles. That's bad. There are plenty defensive ends and DT's out there this off season, so they will definitely need to plug up that big whole in their defense this off season. And as you all should know by now, Kelly Gregg is not the answer at Defensive Tackle.
That's all I have for now. Comment with your thoughts and disagreement/agreements in the comment section . Merry Christmas Chiefs fans!