Jun 28, 2010 8
All last offseason and summer, I asked anyone who had a chance to answer intelligently the following question: what will be the Chiefs’ offensive identity in 2009?
No one had a good answer, and as we know the team never did have an offensive identity. It was really bad for most of the season, as QB Matt Cassel proved to have serious limitations, and head coach Todd Haley failed to effectively make the jump to head coach.
It’s easy to second-guess their judgment now, but it was ultimately a mistake to keep Jamaal Charles under wraps for about half the season. Really, had Larry Johnson not made his idiotic comments midseason, we still might not know what Charles can do in a featured role. Haley also had his run-ins with WR Dwayne Bowe, which didn’t help the offense. The OL was also brutal and WRs Bobby Engram and Bobby Wade were busts.
Fast forward to this year and things are really looking up in KC. While this offense is certainly a work in progress and will probably need another year to develop, and while Cassel is still a guy with some issues, I see a ton of reasons to be optimistic about the [...]