On the latest episode of the Great British Chiefs Show podcast, Brad Symcox and Tom Childs discussed how all of us seriously overestimated the AFC West before the season began.
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The AFC West spent the offseason loading up on talent to challenge the Kansas City Chiefs. All the big-time moves were well documented this offseason — but through two weeks, it has yet to come close to living up to the hype.
Tom: “What are you doing, AFC West? Surely the Las Vegas Raiders, the Denver Broncos and the Los Angeles Chargers should have come together to make a secret club where they all plot to beat the Chiefs in divisional games... Yet again, it’s failed — and it’s only Week 2. The AFC West already looks like it belongs to the Chiefs.”
Brad: “The Raiders blew a 20-point lead... The start of this game was almost like a party atmosphere before it even started. People were throwing around champagne — and they saw what the Chiefs did to Arizona in Week 1... It was almost like a brain fart being up 20 points — and thinking the rest of the game would be a breeze... Then looking at the Broncos they only won 16-9 — but they looked bad. The fans were counting down the play clock for Russell Wilson.”
Tom: “The Broncos are just poorly coached. Russell Wilson is a good player, but I look at the Broncos — and their coaching — and it just looks like a hot mess... Does Nathaniel Hackett get the benefit of the doubt being a rookie head coach? Or do we just acknowledge that he’s not very good?”
Brad: “We thought the AFC West was just jam-packed with these superstar players — but at the moment, it’s Patrick Mahomes and Justin Herbert. Then the rest of the AFC is just the usual suspects.”
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