After a Week 1 loss last year to the Tennessee Titans former Patriots CB Rodney Harrison said on NBC that the Kansas City Chiefs were "done". The Chiefs did come back in that season but they missed the playoffs so Harrison was ultimately proven correct.
This week there's another former Pro Bowl defensive back talking about the Chiefs but it's far more positive. Former Broncos CB Champ Bailey went on Colin Cowherd's radio show and said that the Chiefs are his Super Bowl dark horse team. The Chiefs! His explanation is outstanding:
"The reason I say that (the Chiefs are a Super Bowl dark horse), you look at past Super Bowl teams, they're good in the turnover margin. They don't turn the ball over on offense, period. That's key, that's the most important stat. You can win without getting the ball from the other offense but you can't givet the ball back. They're great at that.
"Alex Smith has been great. They look more explosive. Early in the year they didn't have all their weapons. Eric Berry, he was dealing with his health issues. It took him a while to come along. Sean Smith's suspension, he's a premiere corner in the league. You get those guys back, they start gelling and you see how this defense can be. They got the best pass rush, some of the best pass rushers. Great coach, he's been there, been to a Super Bowl. They're battle tested at the top and these guys are figuring out how to win.
"They look so great right now and it's a scary team. What they did to the Broncos was not a fluke. People wanna blame it on Peyton not being healthy. These guys are good, really good."
I could read this a dozen times and watch the video above a dozen more times. He's not wrong, is he?