With a last place schedule and high picks, along with playing the NFC east next year, I can still see the Chiefs winning 6 games. With a new coach taking over, 6-10 would be a good place to build a foundation. Hopefully management wakes up and starts fresh.
To put it in an even more depressing context:
Originally Posted by Chief_kickingtale
Right now, we do not know if we will have NFL caliber players at the following offensive positions in 2009:
TE (I'll believe in Cottam when I see it)
RB (LJ is probably gone, and Charles isn't an every down back)
That six positions on offense. And our offense is much stronger than our defense. Right now, we do not know if we will have NFL caliber players at the following defensive positions in 2009:
1DT (Dorsey will start, but who knows if he'll ever be a decent DT - he isn't right now)
That is seven positions on defense. In a perfect world, we'd also replace Pollard at SS and sign a 1CB and move Carr to the slot.
We have at least 13 positions on offense and defense that will either be manned by unproven rookies, the current wash-outs we have, or the bargain basement FAs we sign. That's 60% of our starters. Not to mention our depth is awful across the board.
And imagine if Thigpen turns back into a pumpkin. Or if he gets hurt behind our atrocious line.
A real owner, GM, and coach could rebuild this team. We don't have a real owner, GM, or coach.
Originally Posted by chief31
"It takes money to make money"
You DO know this ultra-cheapness is all about the current construction, yes?
Schedule will be tough again next year. Had the NFC South this year (every team 6-5 to 8-3) and the NFC East next year. Got Pittsburgh, Dallas, and the Giants at home, and road games at Baltimore, Washington, and Philly (Chiefs comin' to Philly, yeah baby!).
We do get to play the two rotten Ohio teams as well as our rotten division opponents. Overall another hard schedule though.