“Last year,” says cornerback Brandon Flowers, “it felt like if we’re in a game, everybody’s kind of waiting, like, ‘All right, when is that play gonna happen where the other team makes a play?’ This year, every play, it’s like, ‘If the play comes my way I’m going to be the person to change it around.’ It’s just a whole new feeling around here.”
“People have been coming up to me (and asking), ‘When are you going to get out there? When are you going to get started early?’ I tell everybody I’ve got to be patient and my time is going to come,” McCluster said. “I’ve got to be unselfish.”
So why are the Chiefs playing so well? That’s a question that can’t be answered on paper. They are rushing the ball fairly well with Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles carrying the load, but other than that, they aren’t doing anything special. The most important thing is that they are finding ways to win.
Trust me when I say this; McCluster was the most unique player available for the 2010 NFL Draft. He’s only reaching the surface of his talent. It has taken a while, but OLB Tamba Hali is starting to really emerge in their 3-4 defensive scheme. And unheralded OLB Andy Studebaker is the best player that you’ve never heard of.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen