Chiefs Hit The Jackpot In Thomas Jones

Will WalkerCorrespondent IMarch 20, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 20: Thomas Jones #20 of the New York Jets carries the ball during an NFL game against the Atlanta Falcons at Giants Stadium on December 20, 2009 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim Luzzi/Getty Images)
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Every couple of years, the Chiefs have some incredible halfback who can literally do it all. In the early 2000's it was Priest Holmes. More recently, it was my younger brothers favorite player Larry Johnson. Before them it was Marcus Allen and Christian Okoye. Now it is former Jets HB Thomas Jones. Thomas Jones is known for bringing teams back from the dead. Just look what he did to the Jets in 2008. After a 7-9 season, Jones, not Brett Favre, led the Jets to the playoffs. He had 1,312 yards and 13 TD's. A remarkable year by a remarkable HB.

In addition, the Chiefs always seem to succeed when they have a good HB. When Larry Johnson was at his best, Kansas City was on top of the league. Same thing with when they had Priest Holmes, Marcus Allen and Christisan Okoye.

Todd Haley loves HB's and worked with some high quality backs like Marion Barber and Edgerrin James. Because he has worked with Edge, whose style of play is similar to that of Thomas Jones, I think that Todd Haley will be able to work Thomas Jones into a system where he can really produce, play well and overall help the team.

After the release of Arrowhead icon Larry Johnson, Kansas City needed a good HB. Not just a good one but a REALLY good one. Thomas Jones is certainly a really good HB. Thanks to the signing of Thomas Jones, the Chiefs have a shot at a winning record this year. However, they can't put all the weight on Jones. They have to get a competitive O-Line and a QB of higher value than Matt Cassel. If there smart, they will grab a quarterback or a O-Lineman in the NFL Draft. I think they should either grab Jimmy Clausen or Bruce Campbell. On that note, I think that Thomas Jones could bring some winning formula to Kansas City and give them a record of 9-7.