Originally posted by danimal:I wouldnt say that. Every of these teams has some issues but they are manageable within a season (or perhaps two). The Chiefs need some luck with injuries and a real QB (though Orton could be enough for now) and they will compete again. And they need a HC with some knowledge.
Division, Division, Division. The NFL owners and gms are always highly sensitive to the current state of their division.
The AFC West is terrible and no positive outlook. This team no longer even talks SB, its just about winning the division again. Norv, AJ and Rivers is still the class of that terrible division.
From this perspective it makes sense
The Raiders were on their path to the playoffs, lost Campbell, threw away way too many picks for the zone-loved Palmer and lost Asomugha. Good, here is more work to do but with a full off-season I think that Hue can turn Palmer at least to a consistent, solid QB.
The Broncos need a true QB badly, their defense is nice and it was THE factor in the last games (and not TT).
Said that, I dont see any of them competing for the SB in the near future but they can hurt the big ones if they want to.