Kansas City Chiefs Offense: 2014 vs. 2015

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2014 Tight Ends vs. 2015 Tight Ends

Travis Kelce

Travis Kelce in and… Anthony Fasano out. This should be a breakout year for Travis Kelce. Moving into the number one spot will not only be a huge boost for Kelce but his production should be an even bigger boost for the Chiefs offense. Not only will Kelce give Alex Smith more looks over the middle but his success their should help pull defenders in to give the Chiefs new speedier wideouts like Maclin and Conley more room to rip off sizable gainers on the outside and deep.

 Travis Kelce lands on Water Works and buys it up.

I project the tight ends to make the Chiefs roster to include,

Travis Kelce

James O’Shaughnessy

Demetrius Harris

James O’Shaughnessy had four more touchdown receptions (9) in 2014 than both Demetrius Harris and Richard Gordon combined (2 & 3). James O. may have been making his catches for Illinois State University but he clearly out produced the tight ends he’ll be competing with for the number two spot with the Chiefs.

Demetrius Harris looked like a football player in 2014 but in 2013 he came across as a pretender. In 2014 he had just 3 receptions for 20 yards. So, while there’s hope, based upon his progress from year one to year two, I’m already more comfortable placing the Chiefs’ 2015 fifth-round draft pick James O’Shaughnessy in front of him on opening day. James has more experience as a tight end, and more production, than Harris.

 James O’Shaughnessy lands on Chance and his card says, ADVANCE TO GO, COLLECT $200.

Consequently, the graphic above shows that O’Shaughnessy will have less production in 2015 than Kelce had last year as the team’s No. 2 tight end but, it also shows that he has a slight chance to match what Kelce did. Will Harris be better this year than last? We should all hope so but if not, it may be his last year as a Chief. If Harris is able to take advantage of his 4.5 speed, and athletic frame by contributing more down field catches, his future with the Chiefs should be secure. However, he’s going to have to contribute much more than 3 for 20.

 Demetrius Harris lands on Free Parking. Again.

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2015 backfield will be better than the 2014 backfield