To many fans, KC having a much better record than 2012 was expected but being 7-0 was just incredibly surprising and flat out awesome. No one would have believed it if they said the Chiefs was going to be the lone undefeated team in Week 8 of 2013.
And then to top that off, you have the No.1 Defense in the league? Can all of this be exact? Surely, there will be doubters because a team that drafted No.1 overall in the Draft back in April aren't suppose to do this. Even though more than a few experts pin this team to win their division a year ago back in August 2012, the team went south and earned themselves the worst team in the league title. Those same experts did not simply pick KC to win their division without reasons. It was because they saw the talent on this team.
Experts stating the obvious about how the lowly 2012 Chiefs send 6 players to the Pro Bowl. How can a crappy team like that produce 6 pro bowlers? No matter how bad a cliche it may be, truth is - KC made two siginficant changes at the leadership positions, at QB and Head Coach. With a new head coach plus a competent QB together with those 6 Pro Bowlers, you have yourself the team with the biggest turnaround in history!
Despite being the only undefeated team left in Week 8, there were still many doubting this team. From having an easy schedule to them not beating many teams with a winning record. For some, it's Alex Smith inability to get this offense going or his stats aren't fantasy football like numbers. His game manager approach will not carry this team in the playoffs. Those same questions from doubters were raise this morning on NFL AM. Alex Smith former teammate, Delanie Walker stopped by to talk 7-0 Chiefs with Terrell Davis and Mark Kriegel. Shockingly, even Davis admitting that the doubters are foolish to think Alex Smith is just a game manager. In fact, Terrell called Smith a real playmaker. Delanie said Alex is game manager for the most part because of his intelligence and what is asked of him by the coaching staff but when he has to make plays (as we've seen him do, in clutch situations and converting key 3rd downs), he's done it over and over.
Update: Previous video was removed on YouTube.
But Here's a video from earlier in the year. Ex Chiefs head coach, to my surprise knew what he was talking about all a long. Everything that Herm spoke about back in Feb. 2013 is coming true. Teddy Bruschi not so! Keep in mind that this occured prior to all the other moves that Dorsey eventually made. Herm and Bruschi shared their thoughts and opinion on the Alex Smith trade.