Just listened to the vlog of the Kansas City Star’s Adam Teicher. I really, really had to jump on here and point out that he is dead wrong when he says the Chiefs don’t have a lot to offer an offensive coordinator. Dwayne Bowe. Larry Johnson. Tony Gonzalez. Did he forget about those guys?
Honestly, our situation reminds me a lot of where Cleveland was last year when they brought in Jamal Lewis to supplement Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow. The bottom line is that there are very few teams that have a true No. 1 running back, tight end and wide receiver. Hell, some teams don’t even have two of the three (Oakland, for instance, might not have one of the three). Then add in the fifth overall pick. I know we won’t pick Darren McFadden now that Chan Gailey is the guy, but we might have been able to. We’ll end up with a quarterback like Matt Ryan, or a tackle like Jake Long or Ryan Clady. Any of the three would be another strong piece. Also, let’s not forget about Brian Waters.
Additionally, walking into what is traditionally the best homefield advantage in the league is a big draw as well.
I do agree with Teicher’s contention that Herm Edwards might have scared away the top-notch O.C. candidates with his conservatism. Hell, even Mike Huckabee thinks Herm is a little too conservative. Still, since that is the case, Chan might end up being the right Vice Prseident, so to speak.