The defense hasn’t looked so bad either, and who would have seen that coming two weeks ago in a loss at Tampa Bay? Whatever adjustments coordinator Romeo Crennel made, they’ve worked. Whatever the team did to invigorate linebacker Demorrio Williams, who had his third sack in two games, it’s impressive. And the faith Kansas City has in its young and talented secondary is warranted.
“I think I made great strides,” Cassel said. “I was happy to stay healthy throughout the preseason. I feel like throughout the preseason I had great command of the offense and understood what I wanted to do with the ball.”
“Thomas and Jamaal are both really good backs,” Battle said. “I just want to have some kind of role on this team. I feel like I’m still competing for a job. Nothing’s changed. I’m just trying to find my place.”
The Chiefs will be better, but it might not show up in the record. They’ve made some nice additions and the rookies will help. But the key here is how well the offensive line can come together. It wasn’t great in the preseason. Cassel has to be better in his decision-making. The Chiefs will use the running game with Charles and Jones to key their offense. The defense has some young talent. But it’s time for some of these premium draft picks to play like it. Todd Haley’s team will be lucky to get to .500.