Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said this offseason that one of the goals for the organization is to be competing for a playoff spot in December. That means walking into December with more than three wins -- the number they had last year.
Hunt again talked about expectations for the 2010 season with NBC Action News on Friday morning.
"I personally expect the Chiefs to be a lot better," he said. "I think we're going to have a great season, certainly an exciting season. The draft class of 2010 and some of the players and coaches we have here this year, I think, really laid the foundation for the future.
"We're very eager to get the season underway. When the season ended last year I've been counting the days until Monday night and now it's only a couple days away."
The great thing about football is that improvement is clearly defined -- more than four wins and the Chiefs have improved.
However, Hunt's not looking for just five wins. I think he's looking for this team to have meaningful December games. That would mean the Chiefs are winning and it would also lessen the chances of a blackout at Arrowhead in December.
On the blackout front, connecting the dots seems to suggest that the Chiefs purchased some of the remaining tickets during the preseason in order for the games to be televised. To be clear: This is speculation on my part looking at the number of empty seats and available tickets on the day of the game. If that is indeed the case then Hunt has an extra motivation to be competitive in December.