After all the analyzing, sweating, and fretting is over it all boils down to one thing.
This can be achieved in only one way, outscoring the opponent's team!
That can be done in many ways.
With a smothering defense chocked full of big, mobile, and perceptive guys up front and quick, agile ballhawking guys in the backfield who literally make it impossible for opponents to score points on them. (85 Bears) Then if you have a field goal kicker who can knock one through the uprights you win 3-0. KC has always seemed to be a team more often than not who liked scoring 3 points at a time if they could. Driven me nuts over the years!
The 90s Chiefs had a streak where it didn't seem to matter how many points the other team scored as our offense simply could score more. (Montana, Allen, etc.) Throw in a kickoff or punt return for 6 on a fairly regular basis or a defensive touchdown every couple games you breed confidence as a team in your ability to score the kind of points that win games, big games. As well as it keeps other teams looking in multiple directions at multiple credible scoring threats instead of solely focusing on a mediocre qb with issues making decisions under pressure and an arm that doesn't really pose much of a deep ball threat.
That kind of a balance of weapons should be the goal of all NFL teams eh?
The first place to start is with the group that statistically has the best opportunity to score the most points the greatest part of the time and that would be the OFFENSE! Romeo has proven he has the ability to fabricate defenses that get the job done quite nicely and not always with all what many consider the best players. He just knows how to get the best out of them. Too bad they have had to spend so much time on the field as of late.
With more offensive production giving them a lead to protect, things could be awful damn interesting. But you still have to have the ability to score on offense. It's nice to have D and special teams that produce with regularity but we have seen what happens when you lose some offensive weapons and lack depth. I really hope FA/draft results in a quantitive difference in offensive production and the injured folks returning achieve their pre-injury levels of play! And beyond!!
I'm a softball coach and I know you can settle for a little weaker D if you have 7 or 8 batters that have the ability to take it out consistently whenever they step to the plate!
Really looking forward to what seems to be could be a breakout season for the Chiefs, especially if we load up the offense!
Never a big Al Davis fan but, he may of had something with the "Just win baby!"