January 4, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Team Highlight head coach Herm Edwards during the second half at the Under Armour All-America high school Game at Tropicana Field. Team Highlight defeated the Team Nitro 16-3. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Herm Edwards Predicts Chiefs Playoff-Bound, Fans React

The Kansas City Chiefs were 2-14 in 2012, but former head coach of the team and current ESPN analyst Herm Edwards thinks that KC could be a surprise playoff team.

Herm was on Sports Center today and was asked which team he thought might be a surprise playoff entrant.

And Herm said the Chiefs.

Now, those of us in Chiefs Nation know that the Chiefs have a talented roster, but to the uninitiated, Kansas City is a team of scrubs that went 7-9 and 2-14 the last couple of seasons.

Here is some of the reaction on Twitter to Herm’s prediction:





Well, if Herm says it then it must be true. Heck, the Chiefs could even be heading to the Super Bowl.

What do you think, Addicts? Is Herm’s prediction correct? Will the Chiefs face doubters all season long, even if they start winning?

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  • Stacy D. Smith

    You play to win the game! #duh

    • Jim Harper


  • P Heitman

    Well, I mean, we are….

    By the way, anyone else get the feeling that Miami is going to be the team that’s actually worse than predicted?

    I do.

    • Matthew Grime

      yea same here

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Big free agency moves does not a good team make.

      • Jay

        Then why isn’t anyone bashing the Seahawks or Colts? The Colts spent just about the same amount of $ for the same number of players.

        • KCMikeG

          Because they were play off teams would be my guess.

  • Travis Forsyth

    never did like Herm and never understood why kc hired him in 06, but I too think kc will make the playoffs…

    my full chiefs prediction is:

    10 – 6 2nd in the AFC West,
    6th seed in the playoffs,
    a playoff win over the Bengals in the Wildcard round,
    and a hard fought loss to Denver in the Divisional round.

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      Not only did we hire him, we TRADED for him. Groan.

      • Jim Harper

        “Nightmare on Arrowhead Drive”

        • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen


  • Matt Finucane

    great picture

  • Arrowhead Magic

    I definitely feel like we have a better chance to make the playoffs than the Dolphins.

    • Matthew Grime


      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen


    • Jay

      How so? If Tannehill continues to improve the Dolphins can be a 9-10 win team this season.

      • stephan costa

        Dillusional! Tannyhill will be out by mid-season. Miami has no LT

        • KCMikeG

          They lost their TE and don’t have an established RB. Miller is supposed to be good but so were the guys on the roster before him that didn’t make an impact. Bush was everything there and now he’s gone.

          • Jay

            Lost Anthony Fasano and replaced him with Dustin Keller. Not much of a dropoff. Keller is the better receiver but Fasano is the better blocker. Not to mention they drafted Dion Sims who excels in blocking and second-year TE Michael Egnew is making strides in OTAs. I hate when people make the mistake of saying a team doesn’t have an established back. Didn’t have one before the 2011 season after losing Ronnie Brown and Ricky Williams yet Reggie Bush rushed for 1,000+ yards. Who before Miller was supposed to make an impact? Daniel Thomas is probably the only candidate as he was supposed to compliment Bush in 2011. He was solid for a couple of games but has had numerous hamstring injuries since thus him not living up to expectations. Out of Lamar Miller, Daniel Thomas, Mike Gillislee, Marcus Thigpen, and Jonas Gray someone will be able to have some success.

          • KCMikeG

            Fasano has more TD’s and the same AYPC as Keller and is the superior blocker. Plus Keller is coming off half a season lost to multiple injuries.

            I hate it when people can’t see the truth. Reggie Bush was never given a fair shot in NO because there were so many other weapons. He WAS the Fins established back. They Foolishly allowed their best option in Bush to walk away over money while throwing it around at other FA’s. I say good luck finding success with that group of RB candidates who, just like Miller is, were expected to be starters include Hillard, Cobbs and Thomas.

            Daniel Thomas isn’t even a reliable backup. After two years and 256 carries, Thomas only averaged a meager 3.5 yards per touch. Thomas has also been plagued by injuries, playing only 13 games in 2011 and 12 in 2012. He’s had issues with protecting the football, tallying five fumbles during his limited time in the backfield.

          • Jay

            I’ll give you the TD’s but Fasano isn’t exactly a top TE. And you said it yourself, Keller is coming off half a season injury. Who knows how many TD’s he would have caught if healthy.

            Bush established himself eventually, he didn’t just come to Miami and take over. Daniel Thomas started for the first two or three games until he got injured in 2011. When he went down that is when Reggie started producing. They foolishly let Brandon Marshall go and was still offensively ranked around the same place they were the year before, your point? LOL. Hilliard and Cobbs? They were like the 4th and 5th backs on the team. Heck, Hilliard even got time at FB and Cobbs at WR. Someone will step up and will produce regardless of what you think.

            The RB competition isn’t closed so I wouldn’t exactly label him as the backup. Rookie Mike Gillislee has a good chance of beating him out imo.

          • KCMikeG

            Injury recovery = more risk and/or potential for lesser performance.
            I’m more than a little shocked that you doubt my power over the possibility of success for the RB’s. My powers are great and only time will prove your error in judgement on this matter.

        • Jay

          Dilusional? Didn’t know that was a word. Tannehill will be fine and will go on to have a good sophomore season as Jonathan Martin starts at LT. Heard it here first.

      • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

        You never really know how it is going to play out. For instance, if you told Chiefs fans the team was going to go 2-14 in 2012, they’d gone crazy and said:

        “No way possible. We went7-9 last year with Tyler freaking Palko” starting a bunch of games. We had no Jamaal Charles, no Eric Berry and no Tony Moeaki!” The return of those guys alone is good for a couple of wins!!”

        Oops. =)

  • thabear04

    Playoffs? Your talking about Playoffs?(Herm Edwards voice)

    • Ron White

      uh that was the Colt’s coach

  • ArrowFan

    Someone needs to tell Miami that one needs a good LT to win games in the NFL.

    • Carlos Nevarez

      Tell that to Aaron Rogers

  • steve james

    I think for all the talent the Chiefs have on the roster and the great coaching and front office hires they have made there is only one way to get respect and shut up all the naysayers. Win. Win. And o yeah at least beat the Broncos at home.

  • chiefdeorty

    I think Herm is right on, this team will be a whole lot better than the fins no doubt about it! Wallace is fast but he’s not that good at running routes and besides that it don’t matter when the QB don’t have time to throw, it don’t matter how fast you can run. Tanneyhill better hope he’s got his wheels greased up because he will be running for his life and so will Ireland!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    CHIEFS 10-6 or maybe 11-5

  • Christ On Ice

    Funny, wasn’t it Peter King last year who had the chiefs winning the DIVISION. I’m all for optimism but let’s see his the team plays, I honestly don’t know if this team is an 7-9 team or a legitimate contender. (Though I think they’re much closer to playoffs then a 4-12 year)

    • http://www.arrowheadaddict.com Patrick Allen

      This team reminds me a lot of the 2010 49ers. Everyone thought the 49ers were going to win the division because they had so much talent but their coach sucked and so they did too.

      I am hoping for a similar effect to getting a new coach (a good one).

      • Christ On Ice

        If Reid is old Reid then yes, then can contend, we just have to see if not only Reid, but the entire staff was a good hire.

      • ArrowFan

        Who would you of rather they hired other than Reid? Kelly?

  • stephan costa

    Alot of talent on this team to start with, just no general. With all the key additions and a whole new coaching staff im amped for the Chiefs future. Can they make a playoff run so quickly depends on how quickly everyone buys in and jells as a team

  • jimfromkcj

    I think 8 and 8 would be a great year for this team. My biggest gripe was the off and def lines, and we are basically going in with the same people. Maybe a little deeper at the positions, but basically the same. Huge difference at QB, but I see little diff in WR’s. I will be looking forward to next year and maybe we can slide Fisher to LT and draft the kid from Tex. A&M to play RT. I still think we should replace Hali and Jackson and Albert, just because they are way overpaid for their production and the money saved could be better used.

    • http://twitter.com/shaytron shayaan

      i feel dumber having read this, thanks

      • Jim Harper

        I noticed that too, but it took me a little longer.

    • Toni Mitchell

      Trade Hali……..NO WAY…….he is still a go getter……I think last year the defense was just tired because they were on the field almost the whole time…..they just never got much rest when the offense went one, two, three and out……

      • jimfromkcj

        Toni, get your facts straight. Most of the Chief’s games last year were lost by halftime. The defence was on the field just a little more than half the time. Not being able to keep the opposing team to 3 and outs killed the Chiefs just as much as the off not being able to convert on 3rd down. Hali is going down hill while his salary has been going up.

        • ArrowFan

          Jim, I can distinctly remember a rash of turn overs that had a habit of giving the opposition the ball deep in our side of the field repeatedly. If that doesn’t kill a defense I don’t know what does? At the very least our D was at a distinct disadvantage. I do agree that there where games and times when our D just seemed to let the other team march down field and score.

          • jimfromkcj

            ArrowFan, I agree that it is easier to score from inside the 50 than starting deep in your own side of the field, but that has nothing to do with getting 3 and out and giving your offence back the ball. No matter how you try to suger coat it, the Chiefs were terrible on both sides of the ball last year. By having basically the same players on the def and off lines coming back this year kind of dampens my expectations. QB is about the only position where we have a positive upgrade. That is why my prediction on the high side is 8 and 8.

          • ArrowFan

            I see your point, I guess this year will go a long way in either proving how delinquent our coaching was last year or how over hyped our players are. One more or, or how important the QB is.

          • KCMikeG

            Yes you have problems on both sides of the ball if you are 2-14 but ArrowFan is right about the turnovers. It is not sugar coating anything when you lead the NFL in turnovers and even a 3 & out will yield a FG when the turnover happens in your end of the field.
            I would say replacing Eric Winston with Eric Fisher is a major upgrade to the OL along with the healthy return of Hudson and the addition of Schwarz. Having Allen on the bench learning instead of starting will be a big step up too.
            I agree on the DL as, unless we are surprised by a FA or draft pick, DeVito replacing Dorsey is little difference except that he already knows Sutton’s D.

      • mnelson52

        That’s not exactly true. Chiefs won the time of possession 7 of the first 8 games. I didn’t check the last 8.

  • kmon

    It’s obvious that we have the most hated team among NFL fans in the league

  • Calvin Jones

    We’ve not had as many weapons like this before on both sides of the ball, and we sure as hell have never had the leadership from GM and Coach which were both former players. #KCChiefsgearedtodominategetusedtoit!#