3 truths and 2 lies from Chiefs win over Jaguars

Let's look at some truths and lies from the team's most recent Week 2 victory over the Jaguars.

Kansas City Chiefs v Jacksonville Jaguars
Kansas City Chiefs v Jacksonville Jaguars / Mike Carlson/GettyImages
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Truth: This offense still needs time

Coming into the season, the stats made it clear that the Chiefs had one of the NFL's youngest rosters. Even more than that, the starting unit was also incredibly young—meaning top to bottom, Brett Veach had constructed one of the least experienced teams in the entire NFL.

Youth can be a very good thing for the sake of growing together as a unit. It's what most rebuilding teams do in the name of developing a cohesive core upon which the team can hopefully build toward some level of success. But that's definitely not the route taken by a team intent on defending the title it already has.

In the midst of establishing a dynasty, the Chiefs made the decision to go with a full-on youth movement and perhaps the first two weeks of the 2023 regular season have been the most painful growing points. The lack of reps together has forced a set of individuals to come together in awkward ways at times—learning on the go as they develop trust and chemistry.

Against both the Detroit Lions and Jacksonville Jaguars, the Chiefs turned the ball over, dropped easy catches, mistimed routes, called the wrong plays, and committed costly penalties. They could still easily be 2-0, but that's a testament to the ceiling for this team more than the floor. It won't be long until the competition gets better and those teams will make the Chiefs pay for those errors—forced and unforced. Here's hoping they get things cleaned up shortly.

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