Contradictions, the offseason is full of them.
Inconsistencies that make you shout. Paradoxes like admitting from top to bottom Kansas City is the better team but because it’s Peyton Manning that doesn't matter. Doesn’t the better TEAM usually win?
I suppose Manning’s that good.
Unlike Denver Kansas City’s getting credit for several steals (Devon Wylie, Junior Hemingway, and De'quan Menzie) in the NFL draft. Draft grades weren’t kind to Denver. Besides Ronnie Hillman, RB, San Diego State the Broncos gambled. Kansas City was given an “A” by NFL.com.
“Scott Pioli has rebuilt the Chiefs by deftly selecting productive, hard-working players in every stage of the draft,” said Bucky Brooks of NFL.com. “This year, Pioli appeared to deviate from the philosophy when he selected Dontari Poe in the first round, despite questions about his productivity at Memphis. However, it's impossible to find 346-pound defenders with this combination of size, strength and athleticism, so it's a worthwhile gamble with the unique upside. Jeff Allen, Donald Stephenson and Devon Wylie are classic "hard hat and lunch pail" guys with the potential to fill key roles as rookies. Cyrus Gray and DeQuan Menzie are promising Day 3 picks. Bottom line: This looks like another stellar class that should keep the team in contention in this division for the foreseeable future.”
Today Evan Silva of rotoworld.com ranked the NFL’s offensive lines for 2012. He placed Kansas City as the fourth best offensive line. Where was Denver? Try 21. Last season Denver surrendered 42 sacks and in 2010 40. In 2009 and 2010 the Indianapolis Colts led the league in fewest sacks allowed. Denver didn't touch their offensive line this offseason.
Does any of this make a difference? Nope, experts want Denver for the AFC West. I call it denial.
It’s not Denver’s 21st-ranked defense that has people talking. Its Romeo Crennel’s improving squad and first-round pick Dontari Poe. It’s not Denver’s offensive line but Kansas City’s addition of Eric Winston and rookie Jeff Allen that’s getting respect.
With Denver it’s squarely put on one guy named Manning. In Kansas City there are several that can shine.
Am I bragging? Yep! It’s easy, I’m just pointing out the K.C. obvious. Kansas City is stouter than Denver. Overall the Chiefs’ are younger and deeper than Denver.
Manning was big for Denver, but that was round one. It wasn’t the knockout punch; since the Chiefs’ have come back and leads on the scorecard.
When Brandon Flowers talked to the media today he gave Manning credit, but the Chiefs’ are confident. Not cocky, but confident. Flowers relayed they plan to win the AFC West.
Contrary to popular belief it still takes a team and the Chiefs do have more of that than Denver.
Good day, Chief fans!