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Frustration, questions mark K.C. preseason

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07:59 AM ET 09.01 | Todd Haley insists the Chiefs' approach is sound. Haley has used the first three games as televised conditioning drills, which means that not only have the Chiefs lost all three times, but even squinting through red-and-gold glasses it's hard to see a good NFL team. The Chiefs have gone from 2-14 to division champions in two seasons under Haley, earning him the benefit of the doubt, but it's hard to feel good when the biggest apparent positive so far is the play of the backup quarterbacks. Plus, recent NFL history suggests the preseason is actually more important -- or, at least, less meaningless -- than you might think. The history says that while any specific development can be dismissed as irrelevant, there is value in the bigger picture.

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September 1, 2011  08:06 AM ET

Once again..a preseason record means d*&k.

September 1, 2011  08:11 AM ET

All you Chefs fans... get ready for a disappointing season.


This team looks like crap!

September 1, 2011  08:17 AM ET
QUOTE:

And Hoym thinks they're a superbowl team

They aren't even a playoff team.

September 1, 2011  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

They aren't even a playoff team.

But they're still in the Mild, Mild AFC West, so they might be. Depends on how disappointing the LA, er, San Diego Chargers are.

September 1, 2011  08:39 AM ET

Preseason to me: Most meaningful part is to see rookies, to determine which ones are keepers and which ones aren't. Secondly for QB's to get meaningful playing time to the point in which a coach can determine that his QB and WR's are in-sinc. Pre season is not the time to be shedding pounds, these are professional athletes who are paid millions to keep their bodies in shape and should do so year round.

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September 1, 2011  08:56 AM ET

When in a crappy division, the smart money goes on the team with the best player. And thats the Chargers and Mr. Rivers.

September 1, 2011  08:58 AM ET

Todd Haley is a GOOB!!

September 1, 2011  08:58 AM ET
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And Hoym thinks they're a superbowl team

I do, I do, I don't!

September 1, 2011  08:59 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The book is still out on the Chiefs.............?'s

I saw 'em twice this preseason, BK...


That is a BAD football team right there.

September 1, 2011  09:13 AM ET

Lions went 4-0 preseason on to 0-16 !!

September 1, 2011  09:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

They aren't even a playoff team.

They shouldn't be an NFL team.

September 1, 2011  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

The book is still out on the Chiefs.............?'s

Fortunately for them, the preseason is meaningless, but they'd still better hope that book is a Bible.

September 1, 2011  09:29 AM ET

The down side is there are only six division games a year. If they played the Raiders and Denver 4 times a year then they would be a playoff team for sure.

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September 1, 2011  09:40 AM ET

Everybody seems to be overlooking the fact that THIS preseason is different than any other year. They have had very little time together. Different circumstances require different approaches. Time will tell. The jury is still out. To dismiss them would be overreacting at best.

September 1, 2011  09:52 AM ET
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When in a crappy division, the smart money goes on the team with the best player. And thats the Chargers and Mr. Rivers.

That's the same prediction based on the same philosophy that did NOT predict the winner of the AFC West last year.

But yeah, it might work this year.

September 1, 2011  10:17 AM ET
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The down side is there are only six division games a year. If they played the Raiders and Denver 4 times a year then they would be a playoff team for sure.

FU Amadildo, TX hick! lol. Broncos are going to surprise some people this year. Everyone has been obsessed with Tebow, and missed the defense being rebuilt. Tough schedule, but they're an 8-8ish team. Don't think they'll be a doormat again this year.

September 1, 2011  10:32 AM ET

Ahhh, the good old Chefs, going nowhere in a nowhere division...

 
September 1, 2011  12:02 PM ET

Everyone on here is so quick to knock the Chiefs. Fact is, they started last pre-season 0-3. They proceeded to start their season 3-0 and go on to win their division. It's hard to say "Yeah, this team sucks," when Charles and Jones have seen about 5% of the action that they'll see during the regular season and Cassel is given 15 passes if he's lucky. So, if anyone has a cogent argument as to why this preseason is any different from last years for the Chiefs, when all the stats are essentially identical - please, enlighten me. Otherwise, stop pontificating about them and see how they perform after the first snap of the REGULAR season.

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