Kansas city, Mo.
I have been a chief's fan ever since they came to KC. Have enjoyed the good years, while enduring the bad years.
@LyleGraversen Lyle, I expect Cassel to play just good enough to keep the koolaiders thinking he just needs one more year.What I would love to see is the chiefs drafting big armed QB's with good size. You just can't coach arm strength and coach a couple more inches of height. God only gives those gifts. Go to some Brown's sites and see how excited they are to finally get a QB who the defence has to respect on the whole field. That is what I would like to see in KC. Cassel will never be able to keep the defences from loading up the boxes on him.
1 year, 6 months ago on KC Chiefs Fans: Tell Me I'm Wrong!
@MicahStephenson @jimfromkc Micah, I waswas not comparing stats, only their talents. They both have understrength arms and are no threats deep. I think most have come to the same conclusion as I have and that Cassel will never take the Chiefs to the Super Bowl. The Browns FO came to the same conclusion with Colt. Our FO doesn't have the balls to make a decision and it will probably be too late for this group of players when they do. Windows of opportunity are few and far between, and we have seen the chiefs miss some already, and I think they have missed another one.
1 year, 6 months ago on Matt "The Chameleon" Cassel Will Thrive In 2012
what do you base that assumption on? the three players who are coming back from acl injuries haven't even been on the field yet.
1 year, 6 months ago on 5 Underhanded Ways The Chiefs COULD Win In 2012
Thanks for the walk down memory lane. One of the things i have noticed is the fact that the media creates the stars for the Chiefs and then when they turn out to be average instead of the all star that you were led to believe they were. We get bent all out of shape and want to blame it on the player. Cassel is a good example. He was brought in and given a big salary and got the fan base all hepped up and when he turned out to be just average, everyone wants to run him out of town. I said from the git go that there was a reason why he had been a back up in college and the pros, and it turns out he doesn't have an NFL arm. Not his failt, just the luck of the draw.
1 year, 6 months ago on When You Wish Upon A Star…
I read on another site that he is around 6'2" tall. Looking at his body, I would guess his weight at the most 210 lbs. He is also quoted by the media as having an 80 plus percentage of completion over his college career. When it was gone over the stats for one of his years were reversed as to attempts and completions and it showed 150% completion for that year. when properly done it showed him with a 60% completion record. think he just has too many negatives for a GM who doesn't have an ego to waste a roster spot on him. Of course most of us are aware of Pioli's egomania.
1 year, 6 months ago on Chiefs Sign Alex Tanney: The Trick Shot QB
There are several ifs to consider befor making a judgement on this young man. He obviously has more natural talent than any QB on the roster. But what is his size and weight. How is his IQ, Is he tough both physically and mentally. Is he athletic enough to make the proper drops without tripping over his own feet? And most important of all, is he a meglamaniac who likes to show off more than becoming a humble team mate who will understand his team mates desire to excell also. All in all, I like the fact that Pioli is finally bringing in a guy who has superior talent, tho raw to really compete. let's hope it is not just some more smoke and mirrors to keep the fans happy and their pocket books open.
Gil, the difference I see between what the browns did and what we did is that they recognized that Colt was never going to take them where any true fan would want to go, and that is the super bowl. Colt and cassel, both have similar short comings. They don't have an arm that makes the defence protect all the field. Weeden, with just the arm strength he has and the accuracy that he has shown in the past will keep defences honest. The chiefs and by the Chiefs I mean Pioli, has not been able to come to grips with Cassel's short comings and is trying to go to a super bowl the hardest way possible. I really think Weeden will surprise a lot of people this year. He will make the players around him better while the players around Cassel will have to make him better. We will have to wait and see which works best.
I don't consider myself a Cassel hater or any other kind of hater, but I do consider myself to be realistic. And that tells me that I can't call Cassel a chameleon. That indicates he is hiding what he really is. I think with Cassel I would call him more a tease than a chameleon. He will give you just enough to convince the koolaid drinkers, who are always looking for excuses to give him one more year and he will suddenly morph into this franchise QB who will lead the Chiefs to the super bowl. I still contend we have seen Cassel at his absolute best and worst and he just is not going to be what everyone wants him to be. I still think Pioli made a terrible mistake in not drafting Weeden. If he manages to take the Browns to an 8 and 8 season in the toughest division in the AFC. Pioli should be run out of town on a rail covered with feathers. None of the QB's in the 2013 draft are as good as the QB's in this last draft. In other words, none will be ready to play right out of the box and our core players aren't getting any younger. The window of opportunity is a narrow one at best when it comes to playing in the super bowl and I am afraid we are pretty close to losing this one.
@Ark_chiefs Wilson had speed to burn in his receivers and when all three were on the field, there was no team in the country that had the talent and speed in their backfield to cover them. I don't think Wilson could compete with Luck, Griffin and Weeden. Probably Tannehill as well if he developes.
1 year, 6 months ago on QB Prospects In The 2013 NFL Draft
Sorry, I can't agree that this class is as good as the 2012 class. There is just one QB who compares favorably with luck, Griffin and Weeden. That would be Barkley, and Luck beat him head to head, and i watched the game and thought USC had a better defence than Stanford. As for the kid from Arkansas, Having three of his receivers drafted tells me that it was the receivers who made him look good. Landrey is not a first rd talent in my opinion. So If I had my druthers I would pick any of the 3 QB's mentiond above over any of the 2013 QB's.
I think there are too many reasons to call the Hunts cheap then the reasons to say they aren't. As for the last few years they have been way below the cap, and that is being cheap and miserly. As for the spending this year, can you say that they have spent one dime more than the amount mandated by the new CBA? As for the refurbishment of the stadium, most of that money was spent on luxury suites that enhance revenue. As I see it, now that they have to spend more of the cap money, they have found another way to increase profits and that is to double up duties of the coaching staff. Last year it was Muir who was the OC and off line coach. This year it is Romeo as HC and DC. If these aren't signs of cheap, tell me what your signs would be. And the draft this year, Do you think that any of these guys will ever become a super star that will demand and get super star comntracts? Nother way to keep the bottom line as low as possible?
1 year, 7 months ago on Is The Hunt Family Cheap? I Say No!
I just happen to go back farther than most of you, and still remember the old AFC days when it was us, including the Raiders, Broncos and the Chargers and the seahawks against the old NFL. We played each other tough, but it made us all stronger for it and we didn't hate anyone. You guys seem to have forgotten it is still only a game, and not life or death.
1 year, 7 months ago on Broncos, GM Part Ways: What Does It Mean For The AFC West?
@KC MikeG What has Elway done to cause you such hate? Could it be because he beat the Chiefs on a pretty steady basis while playing? or could it be that he won 2 super bowls which is twice as many as the Chiefs have ever won. I am not a Denver fan, but I am also not a Chief's koolaider either. At least you could admit that the Denver ownership is trying to win a super bowl by spending money and taking chances, can you really say the same about the Chiefs?
If Manning is close to what he was before the surgeries. Common sense would have to favor the Champions from the previous year to win the division. After all they won the division and beat the Chiefs with Tebow at QB. If the best QB who has played the game can't be a huge improvement over Tebow, than you guys ought to admit to ignorance run rampant.
I predicted that either the Browns or the Broncos would take Weeden in the first rd. the Broncos took him and that left Osweiler for the Broncos. Elway knew he could get Osweiler lower and thus the trade out of the 1st rd. When you get Manning for your QB after coming off of a season ending injury, you have to draft for insurance and that is what they did, and I for one don't see the draft as any worse than what Pioli has done. In fact if I could trade Pioli for Elway it would be done in nano seconds, not a New York minute.
What keeps coming to mind when I think of the Poe pick is what a great goal line we would have with Jackson, Powe, Poe and Dorsey all shoulder to shoulder with Hali and Houston on each end to close the outside and Jphnson and Study or Bailey ready to meet anything over the top. That is a whole lot of beef for any off line to make a dent in.
1 year, 7 months ago on Big Matt's Post-Draft Chat
@tm1946 the best way to teach a child from buring their hands on a stove is to let them touch it before it is hot enough to hurt them. You can never be around them at all times and you can't protect them from all harm. But you can make them aware of what surrounds them and is likely to do them harm. After that you have to instill in them to make good decisions in their lives and one good way to do that is to make good decisions yourself. Kids usually mirror what their parents do rather than what they say.
1 year, 7 months ago on Are You Not Entertained?!?!
Good article, but I think that the only thing that will change the mindset of owners of the NFL is to dig into their pockets. As long as football is the humongus money generator it is, it is not going to change. Most folks who are fans, are just lioke you, they love the blood and gore, but unlike you they will never admit it. I have worked with a lot of guys who were auto racing fans and they will never admit that they go to the races to see the crashs, but if there is a big crash in a race, that is all they can talk about for weeks after. I like action movies and football and other contact sports and played a lot of them while I was growing up. But now looking back and watching others who are fans, I can almost bet you if they started promoting a game to the death today, there would be no lack of paying spectators. People aren't much different today than in Roman times.
I really can't complain about this draft because I have been ranting about not having a NT ever since we went to the 34. And have also been wanting to get bigger and stronger on the off line. But the #1 position that bugs me is the QB position. I will never say never when it comes to winning a super bowl with the QB's we have on the roster, but I will venture to say that it is highly unlikely and would take a lot of breaks going our way. The thing that I think will make this draft a failure is if Weeden takes the Browns to a super bowl. I was a proponent of picking him, even if we had to pick him at 11. I hope I was wrong, for the Chief's sake, because Pioli has put us into a position where we are not going to have a high pick in the foreseeable future to get a franchise QB without giving up a bunch of picks or players. Having said that, I would also like to see Romeo pick someone he trusts to be the def coordinator and relieve himself of that job. I think he is overloading himself by trying to be head coach, def coordinator and personal trainer for Poe. A recipe for disaster in my opinion.
1 year, 7 months ago on Stuck In The Middle With You
@laddiemorse Laddie, I don't feel like we want it now, we would just like to see another super bowl appearance before another 40 years slip by. At 78, I don't have that 40 years.
1 year, 7 months ago on Dontari Poe Tape