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Don’t Believe The Hype: Most Overblown AFC West Narratives

Kansas City Chiefs – Losing Tyreek Hill will cripple the offense

Remember the ending of John Carpenter’s 1978 masterpiece, Halloween, when cooky old Dr. Loomis shoots Michael Myers out of a second-story window? When Loomis looks out that same window, hoping to see the prone dead body of The Shadow, Michael is gone; all Loomis or the viewer is left with is the sound of Michael breathing everywhere he had previously been seen.

That’s how I feel about so many people leaving the Chiefs’ offense for dead in the absence of Tyreek Hill.

The trade of the speedy wideout to Miami in the hope of giving him a massive payday was a risky yet calculated move for the reigning AFC West champions. But the cupboard is far from empty. And while Travis Kelce is still arguably the best tight end in the game, Montez Valdez-Scantling goes from one Hall of Fame bound QB in Green Bay to another in KC, JuJu Smith-Schuster will be hungry to prove he is still a valuable commodity, and they selected Skyy Moore in this year’s draft.

Combine all that with Patrick freakin‘ Mahomes and Andy Reid-a head coach that made it to multiple NFC title games with James Thrash, Todd Pinkston, and Freddie Mitchell out wide-and I think this offense will be just fine.

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