Early on, the Chiefs lost a number of their most talented young players (Tony Moeaki, Jammal Charles, Eric Berry) which made everyone else count them out. To their credit, though, they did make a run late in the season.
Now those players are back, and the Chiefs have a roster full of rising stars. In fact, they could be just a few pieces of the puzzle away from a Super Bowl run. While bringing back Dwayne Bowe is the next step, there are a few moves on offense that could make this team scary and fast.
Team Needs 2012... Kansas City Chiefs from Pro Football Focus
The thing that makes Crennel different, much different than Todd Haley, is his honesty and willingness to tell people what he thinks. I like it, but it shows the Chiefs aren't entirely committed to Cassel. Romeo has spoken out recently about potential game-changers like Robert Griffin III as well. Remember, Crennel also praised Kyle Orton before the end of the season.
Hard To Decipher Chiefs QB Situation from The Examiner
NFL free agency begins Tuesday, March 13th at 3:00 PM (CST). With the Chiefs looking to improve depth and competition across their roster, KCChiefs.com will preview 30 potential free agents in the 30 days leading up to the start of free agency. Today's featured player is Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis.
30 FAs In 30 Days from The Mothership
The Chiefs are a team looking for help alongside Derrick Johnson in the middle after starting Jovan Belcher the last two years...
...Adding another veteran like Farrior would intensify the competition and he would certainly become a favorite for a veteran defensive coach like Romeo Crennel.
James Farrior's Release Adds New Name To Inside Linebacker Free Agent Options from SB Nation Kansas City
Billick's thoughts aren't consistent in stressing why he considers Kansas CIty a good landing spot for Manning: With a new coaching staff, "they haven't yet installed a new offensive scheme. Brian Daboll, formerly of the Dolphins, is the new offensive coordinator but would be most willing to take on Manning and his entire offense."
So the Dolphins' new coaching staff wouldn't want Manning because he would hinder their new offensive schemes while the Chiefs' new coaching staff would want him becasue they haven't installed their new offense? Hmm.
Hyde5: Billick Doesn't Think Peyton Fits With Dolphins from The Miami Sun-Sentinel
Should the Chiefs have any Sacred Cows on their roster? Any players they should never think about trading? Would you throw Glenn Dorsey into a trade? Could you give up a Dwayne Bowe? DJ? Eric Berry? Tamba?
It must be said sooner or later. No one wants to say it out loud, but some one has to.
Let's trade any one player that the Rams would like... to draft Robert Griffin III.
RGIII And The Chiefs' Sacred Cows from Arrowhead Addict
Since mid-2010, when a spate of head injuries ratcheted up the NFL's attention to player safety, Goodell has been nearly manic about player safety. The league has heavily fined players for excessive and late hits on players, and Goodell's relationship with many prominent players in the league has been radically affected because of it. That's why the penalties in this case will be significantly more severe -- almost certainly -- than what was levied on the Patriots four seasons ago. It's hard enough for players to stay on the field in the first place, never mind when a team is purposely trying to injure them.
Saints Look At Severe Punishment For Bounty System from Sports Illustrated