After a worst-case scenario start in 2011 where crushing injuries combined with embarrassing blowout losses, the Chiefs showed significant improvement towards the end of their campaign and managed to finish with a 7-9 record. Now, 2012 looks to be a year in which the Chiefs stock in their young players finally soars and cashes in.
Outside of the lines, the Chiefs have impressive depth across the board as well as youthful stars on both sides of the ball. These stars include Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, Tamba Hali and Dwayne Bowe, just to name a few.
Romeo Crennel earned the removal of the “interim” label of his status as head coach after Todd Haley was fired mid-season, and the defensive guru also hired Brian Daboll to take over at offensive coordinator. While the coaching staff is different, the players are mostly the same. And that’s a good thing.
Still, winning any game is the NFL is a chore. Here’s an insight to what the Chiefs need to execute in order to return back to the top of the AFC West.