2012 Chiefs: What Are Your Expectations

What are your expectations for the 2012 Kansas City Chiefs?

It is a simple question but I think our answers may vary a bit. We’ve been talking about expectations quite a bit around here lately when it comes to the Chiefs. (What the hell else is there to talk about?) The draft, the strong free agency period, the return of Berry, Moeaki and Charles predictably have people excited. Hell, there are so many weapons on offense that even some of the staunchest Matt Cassel detractors seem to be softening their stance a bit on just how many games the team can win with #7 leading the way.

We’re getting closer to the preseason and it won’t be long before we have a much better idea of what this team is going to look like. The Chiefs haven’t been stellar in the preseason in recent years and while the outcome of the games don’t matter, the way the starters look out there does. The last time I was impressed with what I saw from the KC starters in a preseason game was their third contest against the Eagles in 2010. I saw some flashes from the running game and I thought the defense was playing better than I’d seen in quite some time. The Chiefs got off to a rocky start in that game but I could see something was different.

Turned out it was.

So I for one and very interesting to see how polished this new crop of players looks this preseason. Depending on how things go our expectations could change quite a bit but right now I’d say Chiefs Nation is pretty optimistic.

But I want to hear directly from you. With full understanding that your opinion could change in just a few weeks, I want to know know what your expectations are for this team right now.

Here are mine:

I think the Chiefs will go 11-5, win the AFC West outright and will win a playoff game. Depending on how things shake out, they could find themselves in the AFC Championship game.

What do you got?

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