I've never been shy in making predictions, and unlike my brethren in the weather forecasting business, I don't have access to million dollar computers allowing me to guarantee something with little risk of being wrong.
With that said, I'm still all-in on my prediction the Chiefs will win 10 games this season.
I base that on what I believe will be a top-10 defense, not on what the computers tell me.
I am a little mystified on how the Chiefs are using their top draft pick, Dontari Poe.
While he's a mountain of a man, he's still a green horn.
Chiefs clearly took a gamble taking Poe with the 11th overall pick.
Coming from Memphis, he didn't play against the best caliber of competition.
Memphis is the KU of Conference USA.
Romeo wanted Poe because the Chiefs have never had a nose tackle that was any good since switching to a 3-4.
They can't stop the run.
That was a big problem a year ago when they gave up 130 yards a game rushing.
At 350 pounds, you would think Poe could easily plug up the middle, but the Chiefs have been using him as a pass rusher.
I don't get it.
Romeo says Poe will be used in 3rd down situations.
Right now, the no. 1 pick can't beat out Anthony Toribio.
Keep in mind, Toribio is an undrafted nomad who is with his third team in four years.
Toribio, for crying out loud, was on the Chiefs practice squad all of last year and he's beating out the no. 1 draft pick. Not good!
Look, I'm ready to give Poe some time to find his way, but it’s a little scary when you consider who he's playing with up front.
Glen Dorsey and Tyson Jackson have been around a few years, and they're still trying to figure out how to play this game.
But you know what? I'm bullish on the Chiefs’ linebackers and secondary.
This football team is going to surprise a lot of people, in a good way.
Let the games begin.
That’s Jack’s Smack.
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