Kansas City Chiefs: The New Or The Old?

Joe JonesCorrespondent IMay 1, 2009

23 Sept 2001: Members of  the Kansas City Chiefs wave flags as they enter the stadium before their game against the New York Giants at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. The Giants beat the Chiefs 13-3. DIGITAL IMAGE. Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Allsport

Now that all is said is done, did the Kansas City Chiefs really make all the right moves? Matt Cassel did a great job for the Patriots, but that was the Patriots. Mike Vrabel; does he really still have it? and Tyson Jackson? All these names and moves that the Chiefs made during the off-season all sounds great in anybody's mind.

But the real question is do they have the muscle. I've been watching the Chiefs since there second Super Bowl and been a true fan ever since. The Chiefs as I remembered has always had a very physical team.

The defense in my mind was there strong point. Willie Lanier and Bobby Bell was one of the hardest hitting duo I've seen in recent years. The secondary was just as evil with Emmit Thomas and Deron Cherry laying down the hits. Then came along the likes of Derrick Thomas and Neil Smith who were the best run stoppers in the game.

On the other side of the line, you had Tim Grunhard and Dave Szott who just bulldozed the line. The Kansas City Chiefs of old were known as a very hard hitting physical team that just wore opponents down. The backfield had Christen Okoye, who nobody dared to step in front of.

I guess what I'm trying to say is does these Chiefs of today have the matter that the Chiefs of old had. With the great minds in the front office I guess only time will tell.