Let me first start by wishing you all a save a fun Memorial Day, and since many of you won’t be reading this article until Tuesday let me also say I hope you had a safe a fun Memorial Day. All I ask is that you please don’t lose site of the true reason for this day and remember those that have made it all possible-Veterans.
All right, I’m going to keep this one short and sweet since I have a cook out and birthday party combo happening today. So here are a couple of thoughts to get the conversation going as the Chiefs have started up mini-camps and training camp is just around the corner (thank you God!)
I wonder who is going to step up in OTA’s or training camp and win the LE spot that will be vacated by Tamba Hali who will be moved to RE for the dearly departed Jared Allen? Herm mentioned when the Chiefs selected Dorsey with the first pick in the last month’s draft that Alfonso Boone could play LE. Was he serious? I hope not, surely someone will be able to win this position and be a true LE, not a DT filling in.
Is Larry Johnson 100% going into mini camp? Everyone in the organization says he is and that is why I am so cautious and speculative. They are all quick to point out that LJ is ready to go and eager to get started, however, when the Chiefs moved indoors on turf for a practice LJ wasn’t there. Why? He will have to play on turf sometime this season I figure. “They don’t want to take any chances.” “Why risk it.” I understand those comments and hopefully you’re right and I’m just reading too much into it. Hopefully.
And the last thought I will leave with you today before I head out the door and fire up the grill; Will Glenn Dorsey and Branden Albert get signed before training camp begins? Your friend Carl Peterson is notorious for not signing the 1st round draft pick and playing hard ball with player and agent until, in some cases, well into training camp. What in the world is going to happen with two, TWO first rounders? This could be extremely messy by the time it’s all said and done I’m afraid. Good Lord willing and the creek don’t rise (WV saying, have you heard that one before?), CP and the gang will have Dorsey and Albert in camp and ready to go by the end of July…or there about.
Safe grillin’ and driving today folks and shake the hand of a veteran today if you see one and say; Thank You.