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NFL.com analyst says Chiefs will have tough time getting 11 wins again
08/15/2014 4:00 AM
08/15/2014 9:01 AM
Gil Brandt, the longtime Dallas Cowboys personnel executive and now an analyst for NFL.com, spent two days in training camp as part of his tour of camps, and he has mixed feelings about the Chiefs.
“The Chiefs are a team that is going to have a hard time winning 11 games again,” Brandt said. “Not because of any factor in the team, but they play the NFC West teams. Last year they played the NFC East, and there’s a big difference.
“This will be a team that has a winning record and contends for a playoff berth, but don’t automatically give this thing to Denver. Laying out there in the weeds on the West Coast is San Diego, and the Chiefs finish the season with San Diego, which might be a big game.”
Brandt gives the Chiefs an edge with coach Andy Reid.
“If you conducted a poll among knowledgeable people, Andy Reid would be one of the coaches at the top of the league,” Brandt said, “and this is a coach’s league.”
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