The Kansas City Star has a new article out in which Adam Teicher raves about our young receivers and how well they played on Thursday night. He discusses Jeff Webb, Maurice Price and Will Franklin extensively, but Bobby Sippio isn’t mentioned. Not once. What gives? Is it his age? I mean, maybe I’m just old, but 27 is still a young buck at the WR position. Maybe Teicher is just taking one of his patented slants, similar to when he concocted that Demorrio Williams was going to start outside and Donnie Edwards was going to move to the middle out of thin air? After all, I have heard Teicher all but bag on both Sippio and his fans in a vlog before. Did the guy sleep with his sister or something?
Honestly, this is getting under my skin a little bit. I don’t feel like Sippio is getting a fair shake from either Herm Edwards and Co. or the press. He better get some first half reps next Saturday, and the press better wake up and recognize that this guy has a real chance to do something in this league. I don’t care if he’s from the effin’ Arena League–so was Kurt Warner. I don’t care that he’s effin’ slow–so was Jerry Rice. So was Keyshawn Johnson. Is he Rice or Warner, or even Me-Shawn? No, that’s not what I’m saying. I’m just saying give Sippio a fair, honest shake here.
Samie Parker has blazing speed, and he couldn’t catch crabs in an Amsterdam brothel. Meanwhile, Sippio might be slow, but he could catch the clap in a convent. He’s also huge and tough. He can go up and sky for balls, just like his cousin, and he’s not scared to go across the middle or get whacked. Actually, it seems like he enjoys the contact. He’s like a robot after the catch, racking up YAC. I think I’m going to have to steal from the RZA and start calling him Bobby Digital.
I guess I just want to see Sippio get an actual shot to not only make the team, but also contribute. Maybe the Chiefs just see him as too redundant to Dwayne Bowe and Tony Gonzalez? Or maybe he’s had trouble with the playbook? There’s got to be something going on, because he’s looked good when he’s played, and he’s still on the roster. Or maybe I just have a man crush on Sippio? Even so, he’s still impressed me more than Webb, and in significantly less action. I think he’s a good fit fo Chan Gailey‘s ball-control offense. I see him as a Marty Booker-type player, and I think he’ll stick somewhere even if it isn’t with the Chiefs.
What does everybody else think about the Bobby Sippio conundrum?