We continue our “Position Battles” series with the WR position. A couple of days ago,we dealt with the fullbacks. Here are the results of the vote:
1. Mike Cox
2. Tim Castille
3. Jackie Battle
4. Tervaris Johnson
Cox was the clear winner, pulling in 54% of the votes, although Castille had a respectable showing with 31%.
Now we move on to the receivers. This was a major problem position for the Chiefs last season as no one could seem to hang on to the football. The Chiefs led the league in drops in 2009 and that is something that can not happen again if the Chiefs hope to compete for playoff spot.
Kansas City tried and failed to trade for former Cardinals receiver Anquan Boldin this offseason. After that deal fell through, the Chiefs quickly resigned veteran WR Chris Chambers, who was a bright spot last season, as well as former Cardinal Jerheme Urban. The Chiefs then added some speed to the group by picking up Ole Miss WR/RB Dexter McCluster in the 2nd round of the 2010 NFL Draft. McCluster figures to be used as a slot receiver due to his small size.
Thus far in OTAs, Urban has shown some nice flashes and McCluster has wowed the coaches nearly every day with quick footwork and outstanding catches. Bowe has been his usual inconsistent self and Chambers has been steady.
Alright Addicts. Time to choose your starting receivers!