“Dwayne Bowe is one of the best wide receivers I’ve seen. He’s going to run crisp, right routes, and he’s going to make defenders look bad. I’m just going to try and learn from him.”
Many undrafted guys have probably never played with a corner as good as Brandon Flowers. Or a linebacker as big and athletic as DJ. Or a pass rusher as fierce as Justin Houston.
Richardson is hoping that the fact the Chiefs didn’t draft any receivers means he can stick. Last season at Jackson State Richardson caught 50 passes for 922 yards and eight touchdowns. The year before he had 37 catches for 896 yards and 11 touchdowns. I’ve barely seen any of Richardson so I can’t say much on his ability but those numbers do show a lot of production, which NFL teams like.
The 49ers traded Smith away after Colin Kaepernick rose to prominence as a double-threat signal-caller who — like Robert Griffin III — killed defenses out of the pistol. Smith is no Kaepernick when it comes to scampering free, but he’s shown he can take off with the ball, and that might happen more than expected.
The Chiefs made a head-scratching move when they recently named Brad Childress their “Spread Game Analyst.” The Ault hire is more of a coup and suggests that Andy Reid is willing to step outside his beloved West Coast offense to help grow the attack. If Smith can make it work, running an offense the 49ers deemed him ill-suited for would make for a juicy subplot in 2013.
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So they will apparently go into the season with DeVito and Tyson Jackson at end and Dontari Poe as the nose tackle in their regular defense, with Poe and Jackson as the primary line rushers on passing downs.
While that prospect won’t necessarily excite many Chiefs fans, perhaps Dorsey and Reid have been seeing the same things at practice that DeVito has. He compared Poe to Kris Jenkins, a former teammate of DeVito’s with the Jets who went to four Pro Bowl games.
“When he puts his hand down and gets going, there’s just no stopping him,’’ DeVito said of Poe.
Knile Davis is definitely the type of player you would consider boom or bust. Watching the highlights of his 2010 season (you can find them at the bottom of the post) can definitely make you understand why any team in the NFL would consider taking him. He has a playing weight in the upper 220-230lb range and has track sprinting speed. He gets to the edge with a tremendous burst and has enough size to break tackles. Davis is a north and south runner. He isn’t going to juke you out of your shoes but has a great one cut move and enough straight ahead speed to out run the majority of defenses. Davis has proven that, when healthy, he can be a very effective back. Reports out of last weeks OTA’s are that the coaching staff is constantly working with him to help change the way he carries the ball to try to solve his fumbling issues. That proves how much the Chiefs are trying to invest in making him the best player he can be. With not much risk, considering he was only a 3rd round pick, the Chiefs don’t have much to lose and so much to gain. Plus new head coach, Andy Reid, has a good track record with running backs in his past (Brian Westbrook, LeSean McCoy) so it wouldn’t be surprising to see this pick work out for the Chiefs.
Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey and resigned free agent Ramon Foster round out the Steelers’ best six lineman. Pouncey played with a nagging knee injury for at least a third of 2012, making him unable to get down the field as well as he did in 2011. Foster is a solid guard who the team was happy to resign. What he lacks in speed, he tries to make up with strength and position flexibility.
Now that its former position coach Sean Kruger is off to coach at UTEP, the young line will be led by former Kansas City Chiefs offensive line coach Jack Bicknell, Jr. Bicknell worked with offensive coordinator Todd Haley while Haley was in Kansas City.
Let’s hope Bicknell is more like Kruger than former line coach Larry Zeirlein. The new coach’s ability to mesh his schemes and teach it to these young lineman is of great concern this offseason.