How the AFC West Will Be Won
July 17, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
In 2010, second year head coach Todd Haley led the improbable run made by the Kansas City Chiefs that ended with a 10-6 record and AFC West title. He was considered one of the best young coaches in the NFL, and the Chiefs appeared set for a division title defense in 2011. But after the dust settled on a tumultuous 2011 season — thanks to a slew of injuries, and the firing the once highly touted Haley — the Chiefs looked much less impressive, and much different on paper, than they had a year prior.
But now, the silver lining appears to be more than just a lining once again. With the return of Eric Berry to the defensive secondary, and the returns of Jamaal Charles and Tony Moeaki to the offense, the 2010 gang is almost all back together. But the fun for the Chiefs and their fans only begins there.
You want to talk about difference makers from free agency? Try signing the bruise-inducing Peyton Hillis to complement Charles, adding Eric Winston to an already good offensive line, giving Moeaki a dependable counterpart with TE Kevin Boss, and replacing Brandon Carr with the more explosive Stanford Rout.