I hope you all had a great 4th of July everyone. While it stinks to be back at work after a long weekend, remember it might feel like a Monday but it is really Tuesday and that means we’re one day closer to Friday.
Could be a big week around here. I have a feeling we may finally see the end of this lockout this week. If that happens, free agency could be just around the corner. I hope.
The Chiefs opened training camp last season with 12 rookie free agents on roster. After summer’s final cut, three of those 12 were part of the 53-man roster. Expect both sets of numbers to come in around that same total in 2011.
It’s impossible to say what the Chiefs first order of business will be without knowing the league’s post-lockout operating procedure, but signing the undrafted will be towards the top of the list. There are plenty of areas that a rookie free agent can contribute and Kansas City’s personnel department has been itching to complete its 2011 rookie class.
The Kansas City Chiefs defensive back and former LSU star has partnered with brother Sheppard in a unique new barber shop in Suwanee, Kutz Remix. Daniels took a break last week from his studies at LSU in Baton Rouge to check on the business, which opened in May on Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.
Based on the rest of the list Charles is rated too low, Bowe too high, Hali too low and Waters too high. As nice a season as Berry had in his rookie year, I’m not sure that qualified him as one of the 100 best players in the league. But, his rank at No. 93 is not out of line. I’d swap the spots of Bowe and Hali, moving Tamba up 19 spots and dropping Bowe into the second 50 players.
Missing is QB Matt Cassel, who was good enough to make the AFC team for the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement. He should have been in the top 100 instead of Washington QB Donovan McNabb who came in at the last spot. Tampa Bay’s Josh Freeman after just two seasons was over-valued at No. 86. I don’t doubt that Freeman will eventually be among the better QBs in the league, but that’s not the case right now and he’s not one of the league’s best dozen quarterbacks. Cassel would be in that group.
Patrick Allen is VP of Content for the FanSided Network. He also serves the managing editor of the network's very first site, Arrowhead Addict. Originally from Ohio, Patrick is a Chiefs fan first and a Browns fan second (I know!). He also pulls for the Buckeyes, Indians and Cavs. Guinness is thinking of naming him the most miserable sports fan of all time. @rpatrickallen