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Area 51
08-11-2005, 09:25 AM
On Yahoo (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=cr-chiefs05preview&prov=yhoo&type=lgns)

While few thought Kansas City would miss the playoffs in 2004, it wasn't a complete shock. Not after the Chiefs did virtually nothing to upgrade an atrocious defense and hoped the unit would mature and respond to the coaching of defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham.

That didn't happen, and Kansas City's offense couldn't carry the load by itself, stumbling to a 3-8 record before winning four of five to end the season respectably. But even in defeat, the offense was consistently good and dominant in spurts, and it may have found the eventual replacement for Priest Holmes (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4047/) in running back Larry Johnson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6363/).

OFFENSE

The unit isn't getting any younger, but it's still got enough left in the tank to be among the league leaders. Holmes was amazing in only eight games, but last season's knee problem and his age (he'll be 32 in October) are causes for concern. Holmes had been healthy for four straight seasons, and the knee issue could be a fluke or it could be the first sign of the physical decline that often hits running backs in their early 30s. At least the Chiefs know Johnson can flourish in Holmes' absence.

The offensive line is aging right along with everyone else, but it is still one of the best groups in the NFL. Tight end Tony Gonzalez (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3950/) was brilliant last season. Quarterback Trent Green (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/2547/) had arguably the best season of his career, and with receiver Freddie Mitchell (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5472/) replacing Johnnie Morton (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/2876/), Green essentially has the same set of weapons. The offense could have a frightening scenario if Green ever went down with an injury, though. Little-used Todd Collins (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/3116/) is the backup quarterback.

DEFENSE
The Chiefs finally made some significant upgrades, adding Kendrell Bell (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5486/) and rookie Derrick Johnson (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7191/) to the linebacking corps, and cornerback Patrick Surtain (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4303/) and safety Sammy Knight (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/4106/) to the secondary. With those additions, the 31st-ranked defense has to play better even if it takes some time to develop chemistry. The defensive line added some depth with the signing of end Carlos Hall (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6099/), but Junior Siavii (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/6795/) and Ryan Sims (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5892/) will have to play better for the front four to make serious strides.

As wonderful as the defense's acquisitions were, some questions have yet to be answered. Bell is coming off an injury that forced him to miss most of last season, and there were concerns about Johnson's tackling abilities as he entered the draft. Also, Surtain still has Pro Bowl skills, but cornerbacks don't always make smooth transitions in new surroundings. But considering the collection of talent, Kansas City's worst-case scenario would be to look anything like last season's debacle.

SPECIAL TEAMS
Punt and kick returner Dante Hall (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/5182/) couldn't duplicate his amazing 2003 season, but he wasn't bad last year, twice scoring touchdowns on special teams. He's still the NFL's most dangerous return man. Kicker Lawrence Tynes (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7022/) was inconsistent at times last season, but he has a strong leg and should develop nicely this year. Rookie punter Dustin Colquitt (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/players/7275/) was drafted in the third round to fill that role for the next decade.

PREDICTION

The Chiefs will finish 7-9 and fourth in the AFC West.

Charles Robinson is the national NFL writer for Yahoo! Sports. Send him a question or comment (http://add.yahoo.com/fast/help/us/sports/cgi_robinson) for potential use in a future column or webcast.

irishjayhawk
08-11-2005, 09:29 AM
He basically outlined a fair preseason analysis of the chiefs. His prediction came without grounds though....

tyton75
08-11-2005, 09:41 AM
Phuck Yahoo!

KILLER_CLOWN
08-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Charles Rob-in-Son, F*** THAT SH!T!!!! Pabst Blue Ribbon!

Count Alex's Wins
08-11-2005, 09:48 AM
Holmes had been healthy for four straight seasons, and the knee issue could be a fluke or it could be the first sign of the physical decline that often hits running backs in their early 30s.

What a ****ing moron. Get your facts straight. Dipshit.

sd4chiefs
08-11-2005, 10:03 AM
He just picked all of teams that won thier division last year to win this year, except Minnesota. :rolleyes:

Dr. Facebook Fever
08-11-2005, 10:21 AM
The only thing I can say about this drivel is.......... ROFL


It was OK until the prediction part though.

the Talking Can
08-11-2005, 10:43 AM
good, we need some press anti-mojo..which is actually, unknown to the press, pro-mojo for the fans...which, of course, means that too much press mojo is actually anti-mojo for the fans...hence my excitment

PastorMikH
08-11-2005, 10:54 AM
What a ****ing moron. Get your facts straight. Dipshit.


Yep, that like right there was enough to tell me that he had no real clue. If his prediction is as solid as his knowledge of the Chiefs, we'll be alright.

ROYC75
08-11-2005, 11:08 AM
Good, we like to be the underdog .......

Damn, there's a name I haven't used in awhile.

Area 51
08-11-2005, 11:08 AM
What a ****ing moron. Get your facts straight. Dipshit.

I hope you were aiming the comment to the writer of the article and not the poster. I didn't feel it was my position to correct his misconceptions.

I do believe that KC will finish a little higher in the standings, you know, like the SB!!

Area 51
08-11-2005, 11:09 AM
Good, we like to be the underdog .......

Damn, there's a name I haven't used in awhile.

In 1995 the Chiefs were picked to finish 6th in a 5 team division, they were 13-3 that year. Shows what some predictions can do for you.

irishjayhawk
08-11-2005, 11:12 AM
He meant the author.

KChiefsQT
08-11-2005, 11:21 AM
http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/us/sp/cn/headshots/charles_robinson2.jpg

This clown looks like he should be writing about Ballet NOT football.

alpha_omega
08-11-2005, 11:41 AM
OK...I'll go ahead and pile on Yahoo...

Their season position preview also has John Tait ranked higher at Tackle than Willie Roaf...


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=05tsnpreview-ot&prov=tsn&type=lgns

beavis
08-11-2005, 11:46 AM
OK...I'll go ahead and pile on Yahoo...

Their season position preview also has John Tait ranked higher at Tackle than Willie Roaf...


http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=05tsnpreview-ot&prov=tsn&type=lgns
ROFL

Now that's comical.

Area 51
08-11-2005, 11:46 AM
He meant the author.

I know, just ringing his ch imes

Chiefs Pantalones
08-11-2005, 11:58 AM
Yahoo picked first to lick my balls. Link below.

www.lickvanillasballs.com

Carlota69
08-11-2005, 12:22 PM
Interesting, he says that our offense is still pretty good even though we are aging. He says we made significant changes on defense yet he picked us to be last. What a f*ckn tard!

Thig Lyfe
08-11-2005, 12:25 PM
What a f*ckn tard!


Well put.

Crush
08-11-2005, 12:30 PM
The national media is full of idiots. Even if they jumped on the Chiefs bandwagon or if it was apparent we were going to win it all and they kissed our asses, I would still tell them to get lost. 4321

Kyle401
08-11-2005, 12:30 PM
Hasn't this been posted already? I could have sworn that I read this word for word.

SoCalBronco
08-11-2005, 12:59 PM
Chiefs will go about 10-6

Halfcan
08-11-2005, 01:12 PM
Robison is the worst-I have complained about him under the thread stupid media. This azzhole should stick to covering TO which he is again in his latest installment of crap. But the white skinny Whitlock is not alone, every sports magazine I looked through last night at the grocery store had us last or third. Except one had us second behind Denver. Why is everyone so high on Raiders their defense will be last. They forget San Diego had an easy schedule last year too. I guess we shouldn't even watch the Chiefs this year, they are going to be so "old" and terrible.

alpha_omega
08-11-2005, 01:38 PM
...Why is everyone so high on Raiders...

One word...Moss.

Thig Lyfe
08-11-2005, 01:40 PM
One word...Moss.

They're smoking moss?

irishjayhawk
08-11-2005, 01:43 PM
They're smoking moss?


ROFL

Perhaps.....

Crush
08-11-2005, 01:46 PM
Why is everyone so high on Raiders



Just like alpha_omega said, everyone thinks Randy Moss is going to carry the team on his back. Combine that prick with Norv Turner, Kerry Collins, Jimmy Raye, Al Davis, that horrible 4-3/3-4 shitty scheme orchestrated by Rob Ryan, overrated and overpaid players in Ted Washington and Warren Sapp, and the fact that they're the ******* Raiders and you got yourself a 1-15 team this year. 3-13, at best.

carlos3652
08-11-2005, 01:48 PM
Hasn't this been posted already? I could have sworn that I read this word for word.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=119948&highlight=USAToday


Close enough... I have also seen this word for word but I cant find it...

CoMoChief
08-11-2005, 01:49 PM
This was an alright analysis of the Chiefs this season, despite the fact of us placing 4th in the AFC West. If the AFC West's last place team finishes 7-9, then thats a pretty damn tough of a division. Just like in 2002 where no one in our division had a losing record. Denver and Oakland seriously I think wont do shit this season. It's between San Diego and Kansas City this season IMO.

Bob Dole
08-11-2005, 02:01 PM
Kind of funny thaat he picks us last, but the folks in Vegas give us the best chance in our division of winning it all...

alanm
08-11-2005, 02:28 PM
good, we need some press anti-mojo..which is actually, unknown to the press, pro-mojo for the fans...which, of course, means that too much press mojo is actually anti-mojo for the fans...hence my excitment
Yep.. Picking the Chiefs to finnish last is always good mojo. :thumb: