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10:07 AM ET 10.03 | The real encouraging signs started to crop up in the Chiefs' offseason. Whereas in 2009 there was moaning and groaning, there was resolve last spring. Todd Haley says his first Chiefs team entered its offseason conditioning program needing to lose a collective 770 pounds just to reach a baseline to move forward. His second club, conversely, showed up in March with 100 percent attendance and no such weight problem. As a result, Haley ran them 70 percent less than he did the previous spring. That opened up the opportunity to use time more efficiently and get stronger.

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Todd Haley, AP Todd Haley, AP
October 3, 2010  10:08 AM ET

Yeah Win or lose your job...that's simple.

October 3, 2010  10:19 AM ET

Haley is one heck of a firey guy. Additionally, say what you want about fat Charlie as a head coach at the college level; he is a very intelligent coordinator. They're making it interesting, for sure.

October 3, 2010  10:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Haley is one heck of a firey guy. Additionally, say what you want about fat Charlie as a head coach at the college level; he is a very intelligent coordinator. They're making it interesting, for sure.

I'm just opining here... but I'd lay odds they don't fold like a cheap towel toward the end of the season the way the Broncos did in the last few years of Shanny's run there.

Chargers aren't the shoo-in everyone (including moi) thought they were...

October 3, 2010  10:47 AM ET

Secret to Chiefs' resurgence?

Weak opposition.

October 3, 2010  10:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Secret to Chiefs' resurgence?Weak opposition.

Every other team in the NFL wishes they were in the AFC West.

October 3, 2010  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm just opining here... but I'd lay odds they don't fold like a cheap towel toward the end of the season the way the Broncos did in the last few years of Shanny's run there. Chargers aren't the shoo-in everyone (including moi) thought they were...

Sadly, the Bronco folding continued with McD. It will be interesting to see what the Chiefs are like in December.

I think the window is closing a lot quicker than the Chargers realize. The Lord Without Rings is hurting the team on the field with his hardcore negotiating and the over all disfunction and lack of defense could catch them this year.

October 3, 2010  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Secret to Chiefs' resurgence?Weak opposition.

similar to seattles schedule. weak. oh...and yea...say what you want about their offense (i think cassell is one of the worst QBs btw)...but their DEFENSE is scary...thanks Romeo

October 3, 2010  11:46 AM ET

The lord of no rings is the most awesome slam ever. On topic, I would credit the resurgence to the GM, taking advantage and drafting great talant. If matt cassel can just develop into a decent qb who won't loose you the game, the cheifs will go places.

October 3, 2010  12:30 PM ET

They're still a few players away, but they are definitely fun to watch, and if you told me a month ago I'd be saying that I would have laughed in your face.

October 3, 2010  01:22 PM ET

Too bad schemes, motivation and coaching do not win championships that and talent does but thank you to the chiefs of the world that pop up every year to make it interesting - love how teams can turn it around in the NFL - one reason I keep watching!

October 3, 2010  01:49 PM ET

Too bad Cassel sucks

October 3, 2010  02:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Secret to Chiefs' resurgence?Weak opposition.

Yep.

October 3, 2010  02:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Secret to Chiefs' resurgence?Weak opposition.

And some big plays on special teams. This is not a formula to continue winning.

October 3, 2010  02:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

Too bad Cassel sucks

Cassel doesn't suck, the team does. Look at his numbers in New England. That's why you got suckered into trading for him in the first place. KC will be at the bottom of the AFC West soon.

October 3, 2010  03:10 PM ET

As a Bronco fan, I am envious of the Chiefs in that they have leadership that has them going in the right direction. Their GM and head coach know how to win and are teaching these millionaires how to do it too. The Broncos will finish way behind the Chiefs...sigh...

October 3, 2010  04:36 PM ET

If you look at their season last year, they lost some very close games. This year they're winning those. They've got a ways to go but at least they're moving in the right direction.

October 3, 2010  04:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

similar to seattles schedule. weak. oh...and yea...say what you want about their offense (i think cassell is one of the worst QBs btw)...but their DEFENSE is scary...thanks Romeo

Yeah, say what you want, but Cassell is not a bad QB, maybe not great, but not bad!!!!

October 3, 2010  05:59 PM ET

I think the chiefs are a much improved team from a year ago and deserve credit for that....i hope cassell continues to improve because with it so will our collective confidence.....winning is contagious as is loosing......we have several above average players that with the right attitude can certainly compete for our division....

October 3, 2010  06:05 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

And some big plays on special teams. This is not a formula to continue winning.

But a win is a win no matter what formula the Chiefs use.

 
October 3, 2010  06:06 PM ET

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