Wow! It has been a long time since I have commented or posted anything. Honestly, part of it was because I rely on password-remembering technology. I started using a new computer, and for the life of me could not remember my password. The crazy thing? This is actually the second time this has happened. I had to e-mail Joel quite awhile back because I could not remember what my yahoo e-mail address was that I had used to set up my SBN account. Joel was gracious enough to help me out but yet, a year or so later I was back in the same boat. Luckily, I was able to figure it out on my own this time. Anyway, this introduction has gotten way too long and way off topic, so lets get to it.
After reading so many things about the Chiefs offseason and the predictions posted on this page, I kept finding myself wanting to comment. Finally, I decided to get logged on, so that I could. But when I got logged on, something got me thinking about the start of AP. Next stop? Archives.
First and foremost, I want to welcome everyone to what will be the number one source for Kansas City Chiefs info and commentary. If you scour the web, you'll find very few sources of original commentary specifically on the Chiefs. Hopefully, this site will change that.
What you can expect from this site is continual coverage of just about anything related to the Chiefs. You can come here for news, info, rumours and even write your own stuff. I encourage everyone to start their own diary, which is basically a blog within a blog. You can post your own stories and the readers can even comment specifically on your posts. Check it out in the Menu section at the top right of this page.
Now I would say AP has definitely changed that, and has continuously proved why this is the best place for Chiefs news. From the Thormans down to the community in the daily threads, AP is the best. The thing I love about this blog, is the passion of the fans. Right or wrong, from the Kool-aid drinkers to the pessimists and everybody in between, everybody is passionate about what they see or how they feel about this team. I've had arguments and debates, and I've been wrong. We all have. But you won't find a better place to have those great conversations than AP.
I got to looking through those early blogs, talk about a blast from the past. The first AP post after the Welcome post was about...Ty Law as a Chief. A later article, posted by Mr. Chris Thorman, went on to say
I know that people in KC have to be sick of the Ty Law talk that floated around for the last few months but now that we have him, I have to say that Ty Law is the most exciting Chiefs pickup since Joe Montana.
At the time, this statement was pretty accurate. I remember how psyched so many fans were when Ty Law came to KC. Reading through these articles is entertaining. If we only would have known, Ty Law was not "the missing piece" after posting a 10-6 record the year before.
Many posts have very few comments, some have none at all. Is there ever a post on AP that generates 0 comments anymore? I don't know to be honest. I want to say there isn't, but I'm sure if I jump to conclusions, someone will be happy to prove me wrong. At which point, I would have to go comment on that post if possible. Take that, nitpickers!
Anyway, if anyone would care to know, here are my thoughts on the season..
I admit I was a Geno Smith fan, and at first I wasn't thrilled about Alex Smith. But come draft time, I was fully onboard with the "Geno's not worth #1" bandwagon and I'm glad I came to my senses. I mean, don't get me wrong, it is way too soon to make any judgement on any rookie or even 2nd year players. I just don't think Geno can make it in the NFL. Only time will tell!
I am excited about Alex Smith. Even if he's not a top QB, he's still a far cry better than Cassel. It's nice to see RB's and WR's not jumping and stretching overhead to catch passes on screens and in the flats. It's very nice to see them hit in stride and picking up YAC. I think Reid was a great pickup and it seems as if his pairing with Dorsey is a great match. I'm excited to see what these guys can accomplish in KC.
The defense is what I am most excited about. These guys were a top 15 defense in 2011 (11th in yards, 12th in points) and the nucleus of those guys are still here. Berry was out, we didn't have a NT, and Houston was a rookie. In my opinion, the DL, LB's and DB's are improved across the board compared to 2011. Homer? Maybe, but I think the argument isn't out of the question. Add in a more aggressive minded coach and I think this defense could be a top 10 unit.
We all know how special teams has performed. All that needs to be said is, I hope it continues throughout the season.