Along with sports, I enjoy video games also. Have since I was a boy.
That being said in video games when you make bad decision after bad
decision you can hit the reset button and everything is undone. That's
what Kansas city needs now is a reset button.
With a dismal season at the very best their was some bright spots last year...you know like when it ended?
QB: He is overpaid simple... but he isn't Brodie so
I'm good with it...simple, Plus Thigpen showed his worth last season i
don't care what anyone says he has the talent to start for a good team.
The thing is, we aren't a good team...yet.
RB: Larry Johnson has proved himself more of a
bother then he is worth, And when he was busy working on his amateur
boxing career against women we found out that Charles and Smith might
be good enough to carry the rock when we're not airing it out thanks to
our newly acquired QB Cassel.
Members of the Toronto Argonauts’ scouting and coaching staffs recently
travelled to the sunshine state where they hosted a series of free
agent camps. After evaluating over one hundred participants over
several days, the Argos are thrilled to have signed UCLA’s second-most
prolific scorer of all-time, K Justin Medlock.
Medlock most recently spent time as a member of the St. Louis Rams in
2008 after beginning his professional career with the Kansas City
Chiefs as a fifth round pick in 2007. At UCLA (2003-06), Medlock was a
four-year letterman and still ranks second on UCLA's career-scoring
list with 357 points. As a senior, he earned unanimous First-Team
All-Pac 10 honours and Conference Special Teams Player of the Year
accolades. continue reading...
Check back in a year and we'll know if their trade to get Matt Cassel
from the New England Patriots answered their problems at quarterback.
New general manager Scott Pioli comes from the Patriots, so he will
likely build this team the way they did things in New England.
That is, finding tough, hard-nosed players and doing it in secret.
Asked at the scouting combine the type of player he's looking for in
the first round with the third overall pick, Pioli gave a Patriots-type
"The same kind of player we're looking for with the 34th pick, that
we'll look for in the third round, the fourth round," he said. "Big,
strong, tough, smart, disciplined football players. That's the kind of
team we're going to build."
We get it, Scott. You will tell us nothing.
That's OK. We'll be watching and waiting, ready to evaluate your every move.
If the Cassel deal doesn't work out, the rest of the moves won't
matter. This is a league driven by quarterbacks.
A few days before the NFL Scouting Combine, Mike Mayock, the NFL
Network draft analyst, projected the Chiefs taking Wake Forest
linebacker Aaron Curry with the third overall pick of the draft.
Curry, Mayock said, would be the "safest" pick in the draft.
Less than two weeks from the draft, Mayock still believes Curry,
because of his athleticism and intelligence, still has the least risk
of any player.
But ... he's not sure the Chiefs will take him.
Here's what he told me today on a teleconference:
"I think Scott (Pioli) can go one of two ways," Mayock said. "One
is Aaron Curry. They've got (defensive coordinator) Clancy Pendergast
coming in who will did a mixed front at Arizona with both a three-man
and a four-man front ...
Team needs: Defensive end, linebacker, offensive line, safety.
Dream scenario: There are two likely scenarios Kansas City will find at No. 3. The Chiefs could easily work within the framework of both. One is that Detroit takes Georgia quarterback Matthew Stafford at No. 1, leaving Wake Forest linebacker Aaron Curry is on the board when the Chiefs pick. The Chiefs would likely be happy to nab Curry even though they have added four linebackers this offseason. He is the best defensive player on the board and the Chiefs desperately need help in the front seven. Curry is considered one of the safest bets in the draft. He would make an instant impact in Kansas City. The other scenario: The Lions take Curry and Stafford falls to No. 3. This would put Kansas City in a position of strength. Several teams will likely consider moving up to draft Stafford. Kansas City has plenty of needs, so a trade down for additional draft picks wouldn't be the worst idea.
Plan B: If Curry is off the board and if a trade down can't be worked out, the Chiefs may have to look at offensive players. Yes, defense is the team's greatest need but there aren't a lot of great defensive players at the top of the draft. But there are some good offensive players who could provide Kansas City some options. A possibility could be Texas Tech wide receiver Michael Crabtree. He'd make a nice tandem with Dwayne Bowe and give new Kansas City quarterback Matt Cassel a nice group of weapons. Kansas City could also look at tackles such as Jason Smith of Baylor (if he remains on the board) or Eugene Monroe of Virginia. If the Chiefs take a tackle, they could move Branden Albert -- the No. 15 overall pick last season -- to right tackle.
The discussions, if any, would occur between two men who worked
together in New England. Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli was the V.P. of
player personnel there, and Falcons G.M. Thomas Dimitroff worked for
Pioli as the director of college scouting.
Babb: The Chiefs know what's in store. Now who can they beat?
With all the changes, of personnel and philosophy, it's hard to
imagine that the Chiefs will be worse next year than they were in 2008.
Or even as bad. That shouldn't happen. Right?
Even without the oddball happenings that doom or energize a team
throughout a regular season, the Chiefs have done enough to at least
add a few more wins to their 2009 register, and it'll be a little
easier to buy that they're on the way back toward respectability -- a
familiar refrain last year but one that wasn't terribly easy to swallow
amid three-, seven- and four-game losing streaks all packed into one
But all that is in the past, and the release Tuesday of the Chiefs'
'09 schedule is a reason for hope and optimism. It's also a time to
stay grounded, sunshine pumpers, and we're not quite ready to declare
Kansas City a playoff team in 2009. Progress will be made. And it'll
look a little something like this:
Breakdown: The network television suits don't expect much from the Kansas City Chiefs
as they begin the Scott Pioli and Todd Haley era. The Chiefs, who have
won a combined six games, in the past two seasons, don't have any
If the Chiefs are going to be taken seriously in 2009,
they will have to make their mark in the first three quarters of the
season. The last playoff team Kansas City meets is the defending AFC
West champion Chargers in Week 12. The Chiefs play their final five
games against Denver (twice), Buffalo, Cleveland and Cincinnati. The
Chiefs' final two games are against the Bengals and the Broncos on the
The key for Kansas City is a fast start. Six of Kansas
City's first 12 opponents advanced to the playoffs last season,
including three of its first four opponents.
The NFC East is widely considered one of the best divisions in the NFL.
The Chiefs play all four NFC East teams in consecutive weeks, starting
in Week 3. Road trips to Philadelphia and Washington are sandwiched
with home games against Dallas and the New York Giants. The Chiefs play only two of their six divisional games in the first half, against Oakland and San Diego.