Chiefs going into the playoffs with a complete turnaround from last year
For a team that was almost nothing last season this is nothing more than a miracle and the team is still finding words to describe their feeling. Linebacker Derrick Johnson said that it was incredible to evolve from a team like last year to one that stepped on the field this season.
"You can't really explain it by words," he said. "It's a feeling that not everybody has, and to go through what we went through last year and to be in this situation to do some big things — making the playoffs before the season is over, it's great."
The team secured their position to make it to the postseason on Sunday when they faced the Oakland Raiders and won 56-31. The Chiefs are also in a tie against the Denver Broncos. But in case the Broncos lose one of the remaining two games left and the Chiefs win both of their games, it will be the Chiefs who will be getting ready for the playoffs.
To say what has happened with the Chiefs would be a long story but it has proven that even the most unexpected can be possible in NFL. Coach Andy Reid said that he had full faith in the team because they had shown they were capable of overwhelming the odds.
"This team is wired maybe a little different. I think they're going to finish out strong no matter what the outcome is,” Reid said. “I feel as a coach you tell them to go get them, they'll go get them. I kind of feel they're wired that way.”
It was team owner Clark Hunt who decided it was high time that the owner got involved in the team as much as the coaches and with Reid as the head coach and new General Manager John Dorsey as t, they started rebuilding the Chiefs and efficiently repairing all the problems. From 2-14 to playoffs contention in between one season is indeed remarkable. Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles, who was with the team last year said that the results were a testament that the team was willing to compete and working harder than ever to show their skill and game.
"That just shows you how hard work pays off," Charles said, "and every guy in that locker room has worked their tail off. ... That's what I told those guys, 'Hard work pays off.'"