Today is the day, Addicts! Tonight at midnight (est) or 11 PM (CST) free agency will begin. We should also be getting information today on which of their restricted free agents the Chiefs have tendered and which unrestricted free agents they have resigned. Stay tuned throughout the day!
Until the, here is your Morning Fix!
PARALYSIS OF ANALYSIS – In the last 24 hours I’ve read at least two dozen stories on the Internet about players who got a push up from their performance at the Combine and those that hurt themselves.
This outlook is typical of today’s media coverage of anything – there has to be winners and there has to be losers. Any relationship with reality doesn’t really matter. All these reports of players going up and down based on their time in the 40-yard dash or how many reps they had in the bench press are pure speculation. It’s the media playing GM or personnel director.
While the term “Bargain Bin” carries a negative connotation, there is no doubt the unlimited benefit of finding draft day bargains.
More affectionately known as “steals,” or having great “draft value,” here are some of the players that aren’t necessarily in the top-5 of any analyst’s lists for their position, but players I believe can help the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Kansas City Chiefs released wide receiver Devard Darling and running back Dantrell Savage on Wednesday.
The 27-year-old Darling, who was on injured reserve for the entire 2009 season, had 17 catches for 247 yards with one touchdown in 16 games — nine starts — with the Chiefs in 2008.
A native of the Bahamas, the Washington State product was taken in the third round of the 2004 draft by Baltimore and has 37 receptions for 578 yards and four scores in 46 career games with Kansas City and the Ravens.
Savage, signed by the Chiefs as a free agent in 2008, has appeared in 13 career contests and has 25 carries for 98 yards and nine catches for 51 yards. He also returned 34 kickoffs for 793 yards.
It’s the time when Chiefs fans dream of seeing their favorite players come to Kansas City. They check the internet for the newest, exciting acquisitions. There’s nothing like seeing a player you respect who previously played for another team holding up a red and gold jersey at a press conference. That feeling may only be rivaled by your favorite college player’s name being called by Roger Goodell in the first round.
Spring – it’s when Chiefs fans can start to dream again. It’s not just a time for the cold of winter to dissipate, or the bitter thoughts of another losing season to become distant memory. Rather, it’s a time to rejoice over what can happen.
It happens every year. In the coming months, we’ll claim that “this is the year,” or that the Chiefs will cruise to a winning record. Objectivity won’t ruin the pride we have in our team. The long, cold winter is about to end come March and April.-WPI
It wasn’t long ago that Todd Haley and Scott Pioli stated that they wanted to improve the quality of the players on the team.
Has a nice ring to it.
Too bad its complete BS.
We all know the story of Chris Chambers. He was Kansas City’s biggest free-agent steal during the season last year. He also made more big plays in one season than any receiver in Chiefs history.
He’s big, he’s strong, and he’s fast.
Chief fans have not seen a big play receiver like him Otis Taylor and that saying alot. Rarely did he play a game with Dwayne Bowe which made his statistics even more impressive because he consistantly drew double coverage.
Where would the Chiefs offense have been without him? With Dwayne Bowe in Haley’s doghouse and Jamaal Charles not emerging until midseason they had NO offense