SAINT JOSEPH, MO - JULY 31: Offensive lineman Rodney Hudson #61 practices during Kansas City Chiefs Training Camp on July 31, 2011 in Saint Joseph, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Evan Silva is a writer for Rotoworld, which covers a ton of football news, and I enjoy his opinion quite a bit considering he's a football junkie like us. Silva has posted a ranking of all 32 offensive lines in the NFL, and the Kansas City Chiefs come in quite well.
It wasn't that long ago -- last season? -- where the offensive line was a liability. Now it's being looked at as a strength.
Here's what Silva says about who he calls the fourth best offensive line unit in the game:
The Chiefs are gearing up to run one of the NFL's most smash-mouth attacks, and they have the trench talent to execute. Tackle play is an immediate strength with Albert emerging as perhaps the league's most underrated blindside blocker, and Winston joining the mix on the strong side. Asamoah is a nasty right guard whose run blocking will only improve as a second-year starter. Groomed behind Casey Wiegmann last season, Hudson is ready for prime time at center. Lilja and rookie Allen will duke it out at left guard. Depth is a concern beyond the top six linemen here, but this unit oozes potential and will likely prove to be a top-five grouping in '12.
One of the themes this offseason, at least in my view, has been "getting back to 2010". The Chiefs have referenced the 2010 AFC West championship season more than a few times this offseason so I think that's the goal.
And in that year, no one rushed the ball more times or for more yards than the Chiefs.
I'm down with going back in time to the 2010 season, especially if it means 10 or more wins. (I was also about 10 pounds lighter back then so, you know, important stuff back then.)