Kansas City Chiefs: A Cut Above The Rest

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Kansas City Chiefs: A Cut Above The Rest

Ok, Lets takes a look back on what the Kansas City Chiefs have put together. I guess we can start at the quarterback spot. For all the nay sayers Matt Cassel will prove to the league that he is the real deal.

Lets take a brief look at his resume. Matt stepped in as a starter when Tom Brady went down in week one and registering the Patriots to a 11-5 record as a starter. He lead the Patriots to a pair of fourth-quarter comeback wins and was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week accolades. Matt also topped the 300-yard plateau in three different contest in 2008. Not bad for somebody not starting a game under center since his senior campaign in high school.

The offensive backfield can also be a stand-out if the two-time Pro Bowler Larry Johnson can get back to the form he showed in 2006. Entering his seventh campaign Larry holds a Chief record with 30 career 100-yard rushing games. Larry also ranks second only to Priest Holmes with 5,638 rushing yards needing only 433 to become the Chiefs All-Time leading rusher. Larry has showed the he can tear defenses apart with his punishing style and a mix of Jim Brown's power and Walter Payton's athleticism.

On the defensive side, The Chiefs have plenty of talent and a mixture of youth and veterans that should really come together in 2009.

By acquiring Mike Vrabal who has play in four of the Patriots SuperBowl wins, he brings in alot of experience. Mike has a great reputation for making his teammates better. Mike ranks fifth among NFL linebackers with 48.0 sacks since 2001. With Derrick Johnson, Monty Beisel and Tamba Hali coming into their own, with the gudience of Mike Vrabal at there side, the Chiefs linebacking corp can be very productive.

The Chiefs offensive line is going to be their main concern. The four-time Pro-Bowler Brian Waters enters his 10th campaign at left guard. Brian Waters benefitted greatly from the tutelage of former 12-time Pro Bowler G Will Shields. If Waters and Branden  Albert along with Rudy Niswanger and Mike Goff work together and use the experience from Shields under-study Waters, the group should be very productive also.  

The AFC West is going through alot of changes in 2009, and with these changes in the other teams like the Raiders and Broncos, I see the Kansas City Chiefs, "A Cut Above the Rest

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