Welcome special guest & friend of the show Herbie Teope for his farewell Chiefs exclusive. Herbie has taken a new position in New Orleans, but left us with his thoughts on the state of the Chiefs.
The Chiefs have come a very long way since Herbie began covering the team. Three head coaches and three General Managers later, the organization’s culture and mentality have changed dramatically. Even the ownership has taken a different approach during this regime.
The team has some wise veterans leading this locker room now. What about the next generation? The team also has crucial young players ready to step up and take leadership roles, namely Marcus Peters. Eric fisher’s new contract sets up the team in a similar way to what Andy Reid did in Philadelphia.
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Kansas City is all but capped out now, having spent most of its money to create the team we see. General manager John Dorsey will have top work some magic to keep both Dontari Poe and Eric Berry after this season, although one could be squeezed into the fray.
If Kansas City ever has an opportunity to make some noise, it is now. The New England Patriots will be without Tom Brady for the first four games of the season and Mark Sanchez is running the show for the Denver Broncos. Denver still has a great defense, but it is not going to be the same without Malik Jackson and Danny Trevathan.
The Chiefs are good enough to make a deep run into January and perhaps February. Should they reach the Super Bowl, it would be the first time since 1969 when Hank Stram famously stalked the sideline of Tulane Stadium. Of course, Kansas City won over the Minnesota Vikings, 23-7.