Interested in your take on this. Kansas City has gone through seasons (not many) where they were pretty good. I'm not talking about the Stram Years.
Let's start with Schottenheimer. Coached 10 years. 9 winning seasons of finishing 1st or 2nd in the division. Got us to the playoffs 7 out of 10 years. 2 division titles. 1 appearance in the AFC championship. 18-3 against the Raiders. A nice run but not anything legendary franchises are made of. The 2-7 playoff record is very troubling.
The Vermeil years were fun. Offense was fun to watch. Had only 2 losing seasons out of 5. Chiefs were a Top 5 offense every year Vermeil was coach. But only 1 playoff appearance. 0-1 in the playoffs.
Now we have Andy Reid. Like Schottenheimer, Reid was a proven commodity when the Chiefs hired him. He has lead the Chiefs to 4 straight winning seasons and 3 post seasons out of those 4 years. Like Marty he is dominating the Raiders to the tune of a 7-1 record so far. Unfortunately, he is also similar to those other coaches in that his playoff record is not very good. 1-3.
So is this another blip in our history? A nice run with some playoffs scattered here and there? Or is this different? To me the Chiefs could go a long way to getting more fans to buy in if they can win the AFC West again. You know KC has never won the AFC West division two years in a row...ever. All the other franchises have done so on multiple occasions. This is a ridiculous stat....but true nonetheless.
What say you?