Update: as many of you have heard, Chiefs QB Matt Cassel sustained a cracked rib in the last preseason game and may or may not play this coming week - latest reports indicate he MAY play after all, and will likely be a gameday decision - we'll do our best to keep you posted
Are you ready for some football? Yeah, we all are, especially Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Pride ... and as the 2011 NFL gets underway at last, we know that you have questions about the Chiefs as the Bills upcoming foe, just as we have questions about the Bills.
It's been nearly two years since Chan Gailey was "gently removed" from his position as Offensive Coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs, and now as Chan and the Bills head into their second season together, the Bills are looking more cohesive, more complete. Our own guy, Todd Haley, has the Chiefs looking pretty good as well, with the team coming off a somewhat-impressive 10-6 season and an AFC West division title. But, how much of that was Chiefs toughness, and how much was the result of the softest schedule in NFL history? Well, that's part of what we'll find out this year, because for the Chiefs, 2011 is going to be anything but easy, with games coming up against the rapidly improving Lions, the always dangerous Colts, the Jets, the Pats, the Steelers, the Bears and the Defending Champion Green bay Packers.
So, who are these Chiefs, and how much will the loss of TE Tony Moeaki hurt the team? Is Matt Cassel a real NFL QB? Is Jamaal Charles really the best RB since Barry Sanders? Can Dwayne Bowe repeat his impressive 2010 season? And what of the Chiefs defense? Will Romeo Crennel's "bend but don't break" philosophy work well enough for the Chiefs to win more than 8 games this year? We'll begin finding out in a week as the Chiefs open the season by playing hosts to the Buffalo Bills. We're here to answer your questions the best we can, although some things we might not know til the season gets underway, or perhaps even later in the year. Meantime, grab the remote, some chips and dip and your favorite beverage, lean back in the easy chair and get ready ...
... for some FOOTBALL!
H/T - Brian Galliford who has always been helpful to those of us at AP on questions about the Bills