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15 Jul 2010

Kansas City *$&"?!

Kansas City are listed as the team most likely to win AFC West- That for me is probably the biggest surprise in the FO2010, more so than weak Dallas/ strong Washington call or New orleans regressing.
If FO gets this one right, I will be very, very impressed.

Posted by: Mr Skinner on 15 Jul 2010

7 replies , Last at 29 Dec 2010, 7:52pm by uclaeddie

Re: Kansas City *$&"?!
by Key19 :: Thu, 07/15/2010 - 12:37pm

Yeah, because they were absolutely terrible last year. And while Eric Berry should certainly help the defense, I still am holding my breath on Dexter McCluster. I wouldn't expect him to boost an offense from horrid to average, but we'll see I guess.

Re: Kansas City *$&"?!
by Zheng :: Sun, 07/18/2010 - 5:04pm

Well, FO does mention that they have them only barely beating out SD for the division. It sounds to me like the margin of error on this projection is pretty high--there are a lot of unproven elements in the team, plus FO seems to expect the rest of the division to regress (where possible).

Re: Kansas City *$&"?!
by t.d. :: Mon, 07/19/2010 - 12:12pm

KC has the foundations of a good offense in place. If Crennel can help turn around the defense (they've invested their top picks all three years they've had a high pick on defenders), I could see it

Re: Kansas City *$&"?!
by TheHerminator :: Mon, 07/19/2010 - 11:33pm

I'm curious that you listed DuJuan Morgan as Jarrad Page's possible replacement. Did the news of Donald Washington converting to safety happen too soon to your deadline or do you guys have no faith in him?

Re: Kansas City *$&"?!
by Mr Skinner :: Tue, 07/20/2010 - 4:04am

FO seems to be making the assumption that enough of the newer players finally "get it" at a time when the other three teams regress that KC with an easy schedule can break out. Just struck me as the most interesting team call in the book; though also surprised by the positive expectations at Washington.

Re: Kansas City *$&"?!
by uclaeddie :: Tue, 07/20/2010 - 12:34pm

FYI...i was also surprised by the Washington prediction. I really thought Dallas would be on top but having WA on top is a shocker!!!

Re: Kansas City *$&"?!
by uclaeddie :: Wed, 12/29/2010 - 7:52pm

FO, Kuddos for getting this right!!

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