Sure, the preseason is an opportunity to test out plays and formations that might not be seen the rest of the year. Sure, the Chiefs have been cautious with using Charles, who is coming off a torn left ACL that knocked him out nearly all of last season.
Even Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel sounded a bit perplexed by the direction the team is headed, and admitted that it needs to figure out quickly what it does well.
“You have to get yourself fixed before you can try to attack anybody else,” Crennel said Monday. “You have to know what you’re good at and what you can do, and try to correct the mistakes that we made. Then once we get those corrected, then we might be able to work on somebody else.”
As you may have heard, the defending AFC West champion Broncos made a change at quarterback in the off-season. Contrary to popular opinion, this does not mean Denver is guaranteed back-to-back division crowns. In fact, I have it on good authority all three other teams intend to displace the Broncos. If my math’s correct, though, only one of ‘em can possibly be right… and that team is the Kansas City Chiefs. They’ve got the best defense in the division, and – as I’ve said before and I’ll say again here – their offense is so loaded, it’s downright Cassel-proof.