The battle will likely boil down to Donnie Avery and Jon Baldwin, the newly-acquired free agent vs. the former first round pick. Regardless, both will get their fair share of playing time, but who gets more targets. Who will Alex Smith think of first if Bowe is covered?
This is time for Baldwin to turn his potential into some tangible. If not this year, when? I get the whole story of him never having a good coach and quarterback, but neither has Bowe and he’s flourished. It’s time for Baldwin to start putting up real numbers, and not this 20 catch, 325 yards as he did in 2012.
It appears the Kansas City Chiefs are not going to make a push for fullback Vonta Leach unless the team can come up with some cap room.
The Chiefs only have about $3.5 million in salary-cap room and they must sign No. 1 overall pick Eric Fisher. They are also going to visit with linebacker Desmond Bishop on Thursday.
Never say never on Leach ending up in Kansas City, but some things have to happen. Leach appears to be a luxury the Chiefs currently can’t afford.
Likeliest threat in 2013: San Diego Chargers
Why San Diego?
The chic pick in the AFC West is the Kansas City Chiefs, mostly due to the trade for quarterback Alex Smith and the arrival of coach Andy Reid. It’s interesting that no one is considering how much Smith struggled prior to Jim Harbaugh becoming his coach in San Francisco. Smith will have a new offensive coordinator in Kansas City — and, if you remember, the constant changing of offensive coordinators was blamed for all of Smith’s struggles over his first six years in the league. Here’s a vote for Philip Rivers resuscitating his career in 2013. Bear in mind that the Chargers went 7-9 last season, whereas the Chiefs fell to 2-14. The Bolts also allowed nearly five fewer points per game.
Lastly, we will leave you with former Chiefs safety, Bernie Pollard. This is pretty great.