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Morning, Addicts! It is going to be a rather exciting day around the site today. AA Radio will return at 1:30 central time. Big Matt and I will have a lot to talk about including the breaking news that the Chiefs will franchise WR Dwayne Bowe should the two sides not reach a deal. This will make Big Matt a very, very happy man. Well also be discussing the Peyton Manning to KC madness, as well as the signing of former Raiders CB Stanford Routt.
Until then, here is your Morning Fix!
So, instead of having Bowe and Carr, the Chiefs will likely have Bowe and Routt.Even if Bowe is franchised, expect the Chiefs to try to extend his contract at some point in the next year. If not, he’ll be eligible to be a free agent again next year.
The decision to franchise Bowe also affects San Diego. Receiver Vincent Jackson is a free agent and he is not expected to be given the franchise tag. The Chargers want to re-sign him, but he is expected to go to the open market first. With Bowe out of the way, the market for Jackson will get even more competitive.
The Kansas City Chiefs head coach traded a first-round draft pick for the San Francisco 49ers legend. He got 25 games, two playoff seasons and one AFC championship-game appearance from Montana.”There was instant credibility,” Schottenheimer said Saturday from Palm Springs, Calif. “Joe brought very, very positive things.”
“When you bring in Peyton Manning, it’s, ‘Peyton, bring me your playbook, because that’s what we’re going to put in.’ Why would you not put Peyton Manning in an environment in which he’s most comfortable?” said Billick. “So you’re going to wrap your entire offense around what he wants to do, and then for whatever time you’ve rented him — is it two years? Is it three years? Hopefully very productive –– you then have to go back and start over.“Yeah, there’s a huge upside, but there’s got to be a part of you that says you’re anxious to get on with what you want to do and the structure that you put together.”
“In this business you always talk to everybody,” Crennel said. “You never know what’s going to happen, how things are going to develop. Some (teams) decide they want to try to get out of that pick. Everybody might not put the same value on a player that we put on a player.”Crennel seemed most impressed with Griffin. He said the two formed an immediate bond because they each come from military families.