Aug 30, 2012; Green Bay, WI, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis (40) is tackled by Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk (50) during the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE
Same with the rest of us, Peyton.
KC Chiefs running back Peyton Hillis was on FOX Sports Radio recently and when asked about the Chiefs in 2012 he said this is "by far" the most talented team he's ever been on. No breaking news with what he said but more "The Chiefs could be really good this year" type of talk
"With Matt (Cassel), he has made extraordinary leaps since he has been in this offense," Hillis said. "He was in this offense when he was in New England and it kind of just carried over. He's looked very poised the last few games and looks like he can really do some damage when he gets the ball back there and he has time to throw.
"With Jamaal, he's coming off his ACL tear and he's looking great. He's starting to look like he's 100 percent again and I just like to sit back and watch that guy run because he's unbelievable and he has unbelievable ball skills, he knows how to get things done.
"As far as the team goes this is by far the most talented team that I have been on. We just have to put a few things together and start clicking on a lot of cylinders. If we do that I think we can win some ball games."
Compare that to last year in Cleveland where nothing went right.
"A little combination of everything [went wrong in Cleveland last year]," Hillis said. "I had the injury bug and kept on re-tweaking my hamstring, which was frustrating and then we were losing and got sick there. It was a combination of a lot of things."
Lemme ask you this (and His Dirkness will bring it up later today, too): Is it that crazy to think Hillis leads the Chiefs in rushing yards?