My posts have been sporadic lately, but I had to get this in before kickoff to lend it any credibility.
Really, this post consists of a single question aimed at a single group.
To those who have been saying:
Yeah, I think the Chiefs are probably an 8 or 9 win team.
Not "if everything goes right and Denver and Oakland are wretched and Philip Rivers gets hurt".
Not "best case scenario".
But with a matter-of-fact tone that suggests a sentiment of, "Yeah, that sounds about right. I'm making a statement with a reasonable level of confidence."
My question is this:
What the hell have you seen that makes you think it is likely that this team will win half its games?
Todd Haley is still a pompous prick who sounds constipated when he talks inanely about guys "caring" and "buying in".
Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis are nothing special; they are simply reputations created as underlings in New England.
Though Eric Berry can't hurt, our defensive front is the same one that allowed a Cleveland Browns journeyman to run for almost 300 years last year.
And last I checked, Matt Cassel was our quarterback.
Enlighten me - what the hell have you seen that suggests doubling last year's win total? I would even have accepted a preseason performance as evidence at this point...but there's not one to point to.
I really hope I'm wrong.
Posted at 8:13pm, FWIW.