The Dolphins just got Brandon Marshall, the Jets picked up 5 probowlers, The Redskins got a hall of famer. A lot of movement is probably still going to go down. The question remains though, what team will improve the most from last year to this?
I think it's gonna be the Chiefs. In terms of wins, I think the Chiefs may get to 8-8, maybe even 9-7. Here's my reasons.
1. They play in the AFC West where they get to play the Raiders, the Brandon Marshall-less Broncos, and a tough Chargers team. All 6 of those games are winable, the Chargers are slow starters and always throw in a clunker, the Broncos can't finish and fade away, and the Raiders just stink.
2. They got Thomas Jones. Sure he's an old running back, but he is top 10 in rushing and TD's last season. I see the Chiefs doing the same thing the Jets did last year. Use Thomas Jones and Jamal Charles in a 2 back rotation and run the ball in the second half of games. The Jets proved if you can run the ball and play some defense, you can win some games.
3. The Chiefs have great coaching. They have Charlie Weis as an offensive coordinator, and Romeo Crennel as a defensive coordinator. Neither of those guys were great as a head coach, but they are both awesome as coordinators. With no pressure to be the guy in charge they can focus on what they each do best. Better coached players will show results.
4. They had a ton of young players the past 2 drafts. Dwayne Bowe, Glen Dorsey, Brandon Albert, Brandon Flowers, Tyson Jackson, will all get better in their 2nd and 3rd years.
All in all, they will be better coach, have more experienced players, run the ball better, and the leader Matt Cassell will get better. In a very weak AFC west, they have everything going to get into a playoff race. Don't think they'll get in, but they will go at least 8-8. Anyone think theres gonna be a more improved team?