Chiefs wins bring hope

Story by Kyle Davis

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It hasn’t always been pretty.

A combined nine points is all that has separated the Kansas City Chiefs and its opponents. The Chiefs could easily be 0-2, but their ability to close out games has given them a 2-0 start to the season for the first time since 2005.

What does this mean?

Should Chiefs fans begin searching for hotels and tickets for the Super Bowl?

No, probably not.

Several question marks are in clear sight, mainly on the offensive side of the ball. Can Matt Cassel and the passing game be efficient and find the endzone on a consistent basis, and can the coaching staff trust Cassel enough to be the starting quarterback?

What this 2-0 start does mean is hope is lingering around this team, instead of being thrown out the window with a couple of early season losses.

Fueling the hope is a group of talented rookies and young players sprinkled into a semi-veteran club.

Rookies Dexter McCluster and Javier Arenas pose serious threats to make big special team plays every time they touch the ball, while tight end Tony Moeaki is already proving to be one of Cassel’s favorite targets, leading the team in receiving yards in both games.

The Chiefs top draft pick, defensive back Eric Berry, has yet to show his full potential, but in time could be a staple of the Chiefs secondary.

Kansas City’s defense will be the strength of the team week in and week out, but is not yet at the caliber where

it can keep the top teams in the league out of the endzone for a full 60 minutes.

The Chiefs offense may not be dynamic, but it does have a strong one-two punch in the backfield with Thomas Jones and Jamaal Charles. All it needs to do is find the endzone a couple of times a game and let the defense do the rest.

With one of the most favorable schedules in the league, this could be the season for the Chiefs to restore some credibility and pump hope into the organization. Kansas City doesn’t need a Super Bowl this year, although no one would turn it down, it just needs progress.

Let the fans know your system is paying off and they will answer by standing proudly by their team and make Arrowhead Stadium so loud it feels like a small earthquake is making its way through Kansas City.

Because maybe this is the year Kansas City makes a rumble in the NFL and reaches the playoffs for the first time since 2006.