The big debate right now surrounds Devard Darling and whether or not he should be on the Chiefs‘ roster, let alone starting. I say give it some more time. It’s ironic to me that the same people who go ballistic over Brodie Coryle being judged “unfairly” after six games won’t even give this guy six quarters. From what I’ve seen, he’s a very good blocker who has great speed. He’s been targeted twice (at least by my count), and Brodie overthrew him on both occasions.
Now, here’s where it gets tricky. Herm Edwards and the Chiefs obviously have seen something in practice. Again, I typically don’t just automatically invest faith in Herm and the rest of the brass when it comes to player evaluation, because they’ve been shaky in that department at times. I’m not doing that here either. What I’m doing is letting things play out. It was preseason, and Dwayne Bowe didn’t do much either. Should we cut him?
I know it’s not the same thing, but DVD showed a penchant for playmaking last year in Baltimore of all places. Like Jamaal Charles, DVD is one of the few guys on our team who has homerun speed. They might be the only two guys, actually. Like Top Gun, we’ve got the need for speed.
On the other hand, this also reeks of favoritism. We all know that new wide receivers coach Eric Price had a relationship with DVD back at Washington St. I’m sure he has quite a bit of say over who starts. The other receivers are breathing down DVD’s neck, that’s for sure. Let’s give this at least two actual games and see if he does anything. Like a news network wanting to accurately call an election, I’m dubbing this one too early to call.
What do you think about the Devard Darling situation?