As a Chiefs fan, I must be suffering temporary* insanity but, who cares.
*My family would debate the “temporary” part of that statement.
Who cares who the Chiefs choose in the 2012 draft? I know it sounds wrong to say it but, who cares?!
The Chiefs’ free agent signings this offseason have been so stellar that it has made the draft an event in which, for the first time in memory, I feel like whoever they select… will be absolutely perfect.
I’m not worried.
I’m not anxious.
I’m not concerned about management making a mistake. Basically because I think making a mistake is now almost impossible in the this draft. I’m as mellow as a joint toten toker at the end of a Grateful Dead concert.
All of the alternatives in this draft now seem to be, mind blowingly excellent. Dude.
If RB Trent Richardson slips to the 11th spot in the draft and the Chiefs select him, then they’ll end up with JC, Hillis & TRich and one of the best backfields since Czonka-Kick-Morris.
If the Chiefs go with OG David DeCastro out of Stanford with the 11th pick then they’ll likely end up with one of the best offensive lines in the whole league, within the next two years, if not immediately, because they would instantly be better than the 2010 OL who paved the way for the best rushing attack in the league.
If the Chiefs go off the farm a bit and take QB Ryan Tannehill then yes, one of the current quarterbacks is going to be displaced but, the quality of QBs on the roster, as a group, will be Star Wars light years ahead of last year’s ghastly triage trio. Only a cameo by Orton, Who Hears Who And Slays A Packer, saved the season from collapse and an Armageddonish embarrassment.
If the Chiefs decide to go the ILB route and take Luke Kuechly, then what’s not to like about Hali, DJ, LuKuech and Houston? We’ll all need far less Pepto Bismol to stop the runs.
What if the Chiefs take Dontari Poe? Even if this guy turns out to be a bust, then the defense is still going to be better than last year’s just because of the healed players and the improved offense. That would likely make a rookie NT like Poe look at the very least… average. Average… that’s probably something Poe hasn’t been called in a while. Maybe that, will tick him off and he’ll eat all the OL who get in his way.
What if Riley Reiff falls to the Chiefs and they pick him up? Pioli probably wouldn’t do that without a specific idea in mind for Reiff. What could that plan be? → Reiff (LT), Albert (LG), Hudson (C), Asamoah (RG) and Winston (RT). Would that be an acceptable line for you?
Are you feeling me here? Wouldn’t ANY of those picks be all right with you?
Now that the Chiefs have signed CB Stanford Routt, RB Peyton Hillis, and TE Kevin Boss and their new right tackle of the future, Mr. Smokin’ Winston… all is well in the Shire.
For the Chiefs’ second round selection, wouldn’t QB Brandon Weeden, RB Lamar Miller, C Peter Konz, DT Brandon Thompson or OG Kelechi Osemele be cool with you? If so, speak now, or forever hold your peace. However, I’m just aguessin’ you won’t want to stop this marriage.
Perhaps, I’m just having a non-discriminant moment here. Probably not.
You see, now it feels like the Chiefs can take the best player available… or begin to round out their roster… or select players who can provide quality depth. Maybe you’d like to re-read Nicholas Alan Clayton’s post called The Most Foolproof Offseason Ever from March 7 here at AA. In his post Mr. Clayton says,
Trent Richardson doesn’t slip down to us? Who cares? We’ll still have a smorgasbord of other options in need areas on the team. It’s been smooth sailing so far, and barring a Pioli nervous breakdown or a nuclear war between here and next winter, the Chiefs are set for a deep run into the playoffs.
Since Nicholas wrote his post, the Chiefs HAVE filled several “needs” positions so now, they can focus on other positions, without constraints.
In the third round, what if the Chiefs took any of these prospects: FS Markelle Martin from Oklahoma State or ILB Mychal Kendricks from California or OG Amini Silatolu out of D-II Midwestern State? I’d be stoked.
Right now, I’m plain stoked about the Chiefs!
I can’t wait for the Draft. Almost any of these prospects will help provide the Chiefs with filling out their best roster since Martyball was aballin’.
I don’t know about you but, it just feels right to say… who cares?
And it feels really good to be a Chiefs fan.
And it feels so good to feel this way.