Kansas City Chiefs: Winning without hitting their stride
Justin Houston playing also takes Frank Zombo off the field which is a good thing. It should also mean less snaps for Tamba Hali which should help keep him fresh (also a good thing). Assuming he can upgrade the pass rush at all it will also help KC’s young defensive backs. Obviously Marcus Peters is already amazing, but players like Steven Nelson and D.J. White should benefit the most from an improved pass rush. The shorter the time an opposing quarterback has to get the ball off the less time a young corner has to stick to his man.
If the Chiefs can get their two biggest star players healthy and contributing again it will only improve a team that is already 4-2. You combine that with improved play from the rest of the team through coaching and player development and this 4-2 team could find itself one of the favorites in the AFC before the season is over. That’s where many of us saw them before their mediocre start to the season.
So were the Chiefs clicking on all cylinders in their close win over the Saints? No, but that’s okay as long as they are winning and working to improve on and learn from their mistakes. They were able to do that last year only instead of a 4-2 record at this point they were 1-5. If they have even half of the improvement from this point of the season on that they did last year AND get Charles and Houston back….watch out.
So what do you think, Addicts? Was this latest squeaked out victory a sign that this team is just another mediocre NFL team or a sign that they are a good team that hasn’t completely hit their stride yet? I’m leaning towards that latter but I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
As always, thanks for reading and GO CHIEFS!!!!!!!!!!!