The Kansas City Star is reporting that we have signed ex-Chargers C/G Mike Goff. Goff should be a day-one starter for the Chiefs, presumably taking over at either center for Rudy Niswanger or at the vacated right guard spot. Goff has started every game over the past half-decade for the Chargers, and brings the same type of veteran leadership to the locker room as recent additions Bobby Engram and Mike Vrabel.
Maybe the most overlooked aspect of this signing is how well Goff knows the Bolts offense. That could come in handy considering we have a new defensive coaching staff that needs to get caught up to speed on our divisional foes. Additionally, I think the Chargers would have liked to have kept Goff. I think franchising Darren Sproles along with the LaDainian Tomlinson contract situation made Goff a luxury they could no longer afford. Sucks for them, but their loss is our gain.
This is a big signing for the Chiefs that takes some of the draft-weekend focus away from the offensive line. That could allow us to both address more glaring holes (pass rush) or go best player available (Aaron Curry, Michael Crabtree). This also reveals that Scott Pioli indeed thought we went too young too fast the past few years. Let’s welcome the big man to Kansas City! Somebody get the man a slab of Jack Stack ribs on the double.
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