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The NFL season is long, and often what seems to be of the utmost importance to a team in October can be very different from December to January.

If I have to provide proof for this claim, here is an article I wrote two years ago.

There are two different ways to visualize the existence of this article. The first would be to realize, rightly so, that the Chiefs hoisted the Lombardi Trophy later in the same season, and at least most of those concerns were in vain. This is a testament to the fact that NFL seasons consist of several months, and how a team starts is not necessarily how it ends. It’s also a testament to the fact that in a weekly news cycle, our tendency to overreact both as fans and as analysts can be our worst enemy. This should allow Chiefs fans concerned about the team’s 3-3 start, which has put on several poor performances, to breathe a little easier. There is still a lot of football to play, and the teams are only at the beginning of really knowing who they are right now.

Of course, this could be seen in a different way, noting that some of the same concerns that existed in 2019 continue to haunt the team’s current iteration. It looks like some of Chiefs general manager Brett Veach’s biggest swings (most notable being the swap to defensive end Frank Clark) provided less than stellar returns when viewed from a consistency output. One might also be concerned that issues such as speed on defense do not appear to have been completely resolved, regardless of the strong performance against the.


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