AP Pro32 comments about Chiefs
NEW YORK (AP)
Comments on the Kansas City Chiefs by the AP Pro32 panel (ranking in parentheses):
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (18)
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 6): Crazy AFC West. Chiefs and Cassel play well.
Bob Glauber (Newsday, 14): KC fans booed Matt Cassel at recent team function, but we get sense there'll be more cheers with bounce-back season we see for Chiefs.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 15): This young defense has a chance to be special.
Alex Marvez (Foxsports.com, 15): There's legitimate reason Chiefs expressed interest in signing Peyton Manning. Matt Cassel is in make-or-break season under center after poor 2011.
Dan Pompei (Chicago Tribune, 15): Chiefs were wrecked by injuries in 2011 and should have strong bounce-back year.
John Lynch (Fox Sports, 18): Chiefs get some major ''juice'' and playmaking ability back with return of RB Jamaal Charles, S Eric Berry and TE Tony Moeaki. QB Matt Cassel needs to return to solid form of 2010.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 19): Three first-round picks on defensive line and they need to play better. Offense will be fine if Chiefs can stay healthy.
Chris Berman (ESPN, 20): Healthy now, maybe 2010 wasn't fluke.
Cris Collinsworth (NBC Sports, 20): If Jamaal Charles, Eric Berry, and Tony Moeaki are healthy, look out.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 20): Chiefs have problem: worst quarterbacking in AFC West with Matt Cassel going against Rivers, Manning and Palmer.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 21): A healthy Jamaal Charles will improve offense, but Matt Cassel will only take Chiefs so far.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 21): Waiting to see which Matt Cassel shows up.
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