It’s tough to have patience when you are a Chiefs fan; that’s understood. But don’t throw away the team’s chances after less than a week of free agency. Pioli must improve the talent on the roster and if he does not, it will be tough to improve on that 4-12 record.
Nobody knows that better than Pioli. Give him a chance to find help for the ‘10 Chiefs. There will be plenty of opportunities to dissect his moves or lack of same. Everyone understands how important the next five months are for the franchise.
A lot of help must be found – by my estimation they need 11 new contributing players to add into the mix and another half-dozen players that already on the roster must take a step forward in performance and production.
On the ninth of March, we don’t know what the roster will look like on the ninth of August, or even the ninth of September. Some opportunities may have been lost or ignored, but there are more out there.
Bryant’s absence from Combine workouts with a hamstring tweak was disappointing, but he may be the most physically gifted draft-eligible wideout since Calvin Johnson. Easily superior to Michael Crabtree in terms of size, leaping ability and deep-threat potential, Bryant is likely to rip up the track at his March 10 Pro Day. While Kansas City needs to strongly consider upgrading its front five in order to keep Matt Cassel upright, this year’s depth at tackle and guard is tremendous. No incoming wide receiver holds a candle to Bryant, who draws deserved comparisons to Andre Johnson.
Being a Kansas City Chiefs fan has not been easy for several years, but think of it this way – at least you weren’t a St. Louis Rams fan.
Regardless of how poor each team is, the Chiefs have made surprisingly well placed decisions this last year in terms of recruiting and then, as usual, screwed it up somehow.
We all know how the Chiefs picked the golden boy Matt Cassel as quarterback, but then did nothing to support him in terms of an offensive line.
We also all know how a quarterback needs a left tackle to stay on his feet and staring downfield, not looking up at the stadium lights.
The Chiefs made a good decision to not pick up Orlando Pace.
The Chicago Bears signed a prolific contract with Pace, but he turned out to be so bad they just dumped him (see what playing for the Rams does).
The entire situation turned into a money-sink for the Bears. The Chiefs then had the opportunity to snag the big name left tackle, but thankfully did not.
“People were talking about me being a me-guy, me-this and me-that,” Printers, who left the Lions in 2006 amid a quarterback controversy to sign with the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, said in an interview.
“Everybody has that me mentality. If you talk to anybody, they are going to make sure that they are secure first before anything.”
That’s changed, Printers said. Today, he’s grateful and just wants to help the ball club.