Jan 4, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) makes a catch while being defended by Indianapolis Colts defensive back Josh Gordy (27), but was unable to keep in bounds during the fourth quarter of the 2013 AFC wild card playoff football game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas City Chiefs: Finding A Wide Receiver In Displacement


1 Feature From The Bleachers

So, that was one hell of a draft. It didn’t disappoint one bit. It felt like Christmas all the way with the same post Christmas blahs that followed. However, I’m left with the echoes in my ears of fans chanting in unison… wide receiver… wide receiver… wide receiver… wide receiver…. While in the aftermath of feeling like the Chiefs had an “A” draft with the PLUS to be attached at a later date, I’m hoping I can quell some of the postpartum blues about the WR baby that didn’t arrive over the weekend.

No, our Kansas City Chiefs did not draft a wide receiver in this 2014 draft. However, I’m fairly convinced there will be a new wideout who is “new to the Chiefs” on the Kansas City roster before the season begins. Just not via traditional avenues.

2 Displacement cartoonYou may have heard of the theory of displacement. No, not the psychological version. I’m referring to the theory of fluid mechanics, which in one such application allows that the volume of an object can be measured by immersing it into a vessel filled with water, allowing that vessel to overflow.

 

 

Displacement

Some of you may be wondering what the theory of displacement has to do with the Chiefs or their being able to attain wide receivers. Well, as it turns out, everything. Number one, you know GM John Dorsey has one heck of a talent evaluation system and staff. Number two, you know this draft was everything that everyone said it would be and more. Number three, whether this new tremendous 2014 talent sticks on each team roster or, the older players become expendable, there’s going to be massive cuts in less than 4 months (specifically, by September 1st).

Overflow

Now, it’s the overflow (cut, released, and waived players) that the Chiefs should be interested in. That could be players from this draft who didn’t make their respective teams… players like Marcus Cooper last year. Cooper was a 7th round pick of the San Francisco 49ers. Speaking of the 49ers, they had 12 draft picks this year. Do you think all of those new talents will be making the roster? Some will probably go to the IR (like redshirting a player in college) but, you have to assume that several players won’t make it and if they all do, the 49ers will be waiving some good lower-end-of-their-roster players. That’s the overflow, and since this was such a strong and deep draft, the overflow should be flowing like never before.

  • The Denver Broncos are a good example. While I don’t see their recent draft pick of Cody Latimer helping them out much this season he could be good for years to come. In the mean time, he’s the 12th wide receiver on their roster. Along the way, the Broncos will have to be cutting some legitimately good WRs. The same goes for all passing attack centric offenses in the league.
  • The Green Bay Packers drafted three wideouts and now have eleven on their roster. Someone, or several someones, are going to be the overflow… now and later.
  • The Indianapolis Colts now have 13 receivers including TEs and WRs.
  • The Jags have 13 WRs on their roster including the two they just drafted and they all have 4 years or less experience.
  • The Dolphins have 11 WRs on their roster including the two they drafted this year.
  • New England has 11 WRs on their roster now which includes the one they just drafted.
  • We know the Saints won’t be keeping all 9 or their WRs but they will be keeping Brandon Cooks and that leaves some very talented options for other teams to pick up.
  • The New York Giants now have a very talented group of wideouts by adding Odell Beckham Jr. to the crew but you know they aren’t keeping all 11 of their pass catchers.
  • Philly added two to their wide receiving corp but that now gives them 12.
  • The Steelers have 11.
  • The Chargers now have 12.
  • Seattle, 9.
  • The Bucs have 10.

And… you get the idea.

One option to bring in another top wide receiver could be to trade for him. The trade timeline of Branden Albert’s last year could be a similar time frame scenario for Brandon Flowers. In other words, it could take a year. Since his name has come up as a possible player to be traded, he, and his contract, could be used to bring in another talented wide receiver. The problem with going this route is that in such cases the contracts of traded players usually offset each other. So, moving Flowers doesn’t accomplish the main desired goal for moving him which is to generate more cap space. Otherwise, I get the impression that Mr. Dorsey would prefer to keep Flowers even though he may not perfectly fit into defensive coordinator Bob Sutton’s scheme requirements for DBs, height and weight wise.

The best route to bringing in another good WR is likely via the displacement and overflow method.

So, when will this roster overflow begin taking place? The purging has actually already begun and not just for wide receivers. Don’t expect the Chiefs to sign any of these players below, which other teams are cutting now, but by the same token, don’t be surprised if the Chiefs sign several players later in the summer who have been displaced by this excellent draft class.

Here are some players who have already been cut.

Packers- waived lLB Chase Thomas (a first-year, Stanford).

Jags- waive RB Delone Carter, FB Shaun Chapas, WR Jeremy Ebert, DT Drake Nevis,

2 Stephen WilliamsWR Stephen Williams and 6-3, 310 third round pick G Will Rackley (who started 11 games at LG in 2013 for the Jags).

Bills- waived RB Anthony Allen.

Cards- waived C John Estes, TE Brett Brackett, LB Kenny Rowe and RB Ryan Williams (who was the 38th pick in the 2011 draft).

Vikings- waived LB Simoni Lawrence, RB Bradley Randle, G Josh Samuda, LBTerrell Manning (5th round pick by the Packers, 2012).

Giants- waived LB Allen Bradford, CB Junior Mertile. and DB Chaz Powell.

2 David GettisRedskins- waived WR David Gettis (6-3, 4.36 in the 40).

Lions- waived WR Carlin Isles, C Sherman Carter, LB Jon Morgan, CB Nate Ness, S Akwasi Owusu-Ansah, TE Matt Veldman and WR Cody Wilson.

49ers- waived WR DeMarco Sampson (6-2, 204, 4.38- 40), CB Dax Swanson and LB Darius Fleming (a 2012 5th round draft pick who had knee problems).

While John Dorsey and Andy Reid are completely open to making deals and trades it’s not likely they’ll take an older experienced wideout like Steve Smith who moved from the Panthers to the Ravens this off season.

2 Stevie JohnsonStevie Johnson, on the other hand, who was traded from the Bills to the 49ers after the Bills drafted Sammy Watkins, for a conditional fourth round pick in next years draft, would have made a solid addition to the Chiefs WR corp. Yes, Johnson only had about 600 yards receiving in 12 games in 2013 but he had three 1,000 yard seasons prior to that. It’s too bad the Chiefs weren’t in on that deal because next year the Chiefs are fairly sure to have 3 compensatory picks coming at the end of the third round and so losing a fourth round pick wouldn’t have been a bad pick to give up.

The Chiefs currently have 84 (or 85) players on their roster and can carry up to 90 so you can likely expect them to be picking up more undrafted free agents in the coming days, weeks and months. The “no stone left unturned” method of constructing a roster is one GM Dorsey adheres to and I’m glad to see him follow. It doesn’t make sense to do business any other way.

So, what do you think Addict fans? Have you still given up hope that the Chiefs can find a WR to star opposite Dwayne Bowe this Fall or do you think they could still find a good one?

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  • Erik Hild

    I think the Chiefs will add more WRs before the season starts but it is bittersweet because most of the people you talk about being released will be lucky to make the roster let alone get on the field or be a starter. John Dorsey must believe that AJ Jenkins and Junior Hemingway can still be viable WR threats. I think the reason it was so disappointing the Chiefs didn’t draft a WR was because all we heard since February was that we would be getting a WR in the draft. Mock drafts just set fans up for disappointment in my opinion. GO CHIEFS!!!

    • berttheclock

      Speaking of Hemingway, last season, I read a couple of reports which placed him on Bowe’s level of speed.

      • Bdiddy

        ^ I find no solace in this probable fact.

      • scomstock55

        I never really thought of Bowe as a speed guy….I like that he is hard to tackle after the catch…I see that in Hemingway too…but I dont see a speed guy….

  • DieHard_ChiefsFan

    Once again, People seem to forget, the offense was picking it up and 2nd half of the season. Alex and the Offense put up 44 points in the play-off game and that was without JC and then Losing Avery with quite a few others leaving due to injury. Our D lost it for us in that game. Kendrick is gone thank goodness and Sanders Commings should be ready to go. I love this draft and feel we have what we need on Offense to keep up/win. You can always improve on what you have but the offense was starting to sync up at the end of the year which will surprise quite a few of the critics this season. No matter what, we have a better team, better coaching staff and better GM !! GO CHIEFS !!!

    • jesse

      My thoughts exactly. Smith had the best playoff performance by a quarterback ever with the receivers we have. We fixed our pass rush lack of depth with walker and Ford and shored up the back end and offensive line. Ladies and gentlemen, we are reloading. Not rebuilding.

      • Daniel Mayfield

        I think the only problem might be the OL….though not a big problem. I think they will pick up. And Albert? He went down to much and the $$ on him was to high.
        I agree about Lewis too. He didn’t have the skills Commings has. They both have injuries but Commings had better skills.
        I’m thinking like some of the ppl you see on ESPN. Jenkins will improve, Avery could improve. Get Avery’s hands better, and they have a big improvement….he’s not tall but he’s fast. Don’t forget Hemingway!

        I think they did “reload & rebuild” both. When Hali goes, there’s Ford. If Houston goes, Lord I hope not, there’s Ford. Mays is there. They have many LBs, IS and OS. They can train for them to be either or. DBs will grow….they are “under eagles wings” with Smith, Flowers, Abdullah, & Berry. LBs will learn from Hali and DJ, and Houston.

        I think I made my point. Reloading with a few but a few have to build/learn.

        • mnelson52

          If Avery hasn’t learn to catch by now, he’s not going to. He did help us average over 30 points a game the 2nd half of the season, but without the dropped balls it may have been a 40 point average, keeping the ball away from opposing offenses a few more minutes a game that may have turned a few losses into wins.

      • mnelson52

        I don’t understand why people think Walker will be an improvement on pass rush. In 2012 Walker and Jackson had 3 sacks each. In 2013 Walker had 3 sacks and Jackson had 4 and wasn’t in on the obvious passing plays. Show me where that improved our pass rush over what our D-line has been doing. I hope they put Ford in to replace Walker or DeVito on passing downs. Remember our D-line could not collapse the pocket last year against the good offensive lines which helped expose our DBs when the QB stepped up into a nice pocket.

        • ladner morse

          Just from watching tape… Walker gets up field more and consequently will sacrifice some run game effectiveness… while Jackson played to set the edge on almost every play. Walker’s ability to penetrate is more his game than it was, or is, Jackson’s.

    • ladner morse

      I’m hoping the offense can pick right up where it left off. AS11 connection with JC and Bowe is something they’ll have to elan on early so the other changed pieces (LT, RG, RT, TEs and possibly @nd WR) can have time to catch up. While the D should instantly be better simply because Dunta and Kendrick are gone and Gaines and Commings are in.

  • freshmeat62

    If I’m not mistaken, the order in which a team can claim someone off waivers, is the same in which they drafted. So KC would have 22 teams picking over the players before them. But someone could leak thru.

  • berttheclock

    Both Rueben Randle of the Giants and Quinton Patton of the Niners could become “Odd man out” with their respective teams. Both have upsides.

  • berttheclock

    Yes, I have wondered why Dorsey didn’t go after Steve Johnson, when, as you say, the Chiefs are going to have compensatory picks and they could have given up a 4th which might turn into a 3rd as Baalke did.

    However, to those who were harping about the Chiefs taking a running back after Thomas was picked, I suggest they review his 113 receptions for 1,296 yards and 15 TDs for Nike. He can pop both vertically and horizontally in stretching a field

    • ladner morse

      Yea… I think some fans would be surprised to find out that the vision Reid has for DAT is a whole lot like the way he utilized DeSean Jackson. The difference between Thomas and Jackson? 1 inch. And… oh yea… the Mamba is faster.

  • Bdiddy

    Laddie…I like your thoughts. I too have been wondering where all this talent is going to end up since teams have limited roster spots. As the cut down days approach, there will be some interesting action. Every single team will have to make some tough decisions. Kind of like what we will be experiencing this year with our 4 QB’s…and worse next year.
    One thing though…while I DO believe we will have 3 compensatory picks, I HIGHLY doubt they will all be third rounders. Considering that the BEST pick you can get for losing a starter through FA would come at the end of the third round, and considering what we lost this year, I would venture a guess that we would get maybe 2 threes and a four, or maybe 1 three and 2 fours.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Good work, Mr. Morse.
    Hopefully Dorsey can find another castoff gem like he did with Cooper last year. Only this time at WR.

  • berttheclock

    Since 1990, of the first two wide outs taken in each draft, only 20 percent ever went to the Pro Bowl Of all of the offensive positions, wide outs have the worst percentage of making it in the NFL. The year Boldin was taken, he was the slowest of 24 wide outs at the combine and only he and Andre Johnson of the Texans are still in the league.

  • berttheclock

    I trust this coaching staff to be able to handle any receiver far differently than the ’96 staff of the Chiefs who mishandled one of the best 5th round picks ever made by the Chiefs. Joe Horn was taken in the 5th round, but, the coaches did not know what to do with him. He was placed on Special Teams and had limited backup duty as a wide out. When, Gunther took over he told King Carl to get rid of him as he didn’t like his practice habits. So, a Star was Born with the Saints where he made the Pro Bowl for several seasons as a pure wide out.

  • Tra Tha Chief

    trade a 7th round pick for Justin Blackmon or wait for him to be cut and be the first to sign him…. YES HE HAS ISSUES BUT THERE”S NO DENYING HIS TALENT!!!! TEAM BLACKMON FOR THE CHIEFS

    • Bigtexjayhawk

      Big Red likes to help players that have issues outside football. I likey!!! Great idea.

      • berttheclock

        If you like that, then, have them sign Lyerla to an UDFA contract.

        • ladner morse

          Lyerla could be great. I’m not adverse.

  • scomstock55

    I like this article. I agree that there will be a large group of players to choose from…and we really only need to hit on one or two. Our offense was pretty damn good WITHOUT that so called 2nd WR. I think that even if we dont add another we will be fine. I think that a healthy Kelce and a more experienced Jenkins will do just fine. Not to mention we have two more offensive weapons in Dressler and Thomas. Our defense ended our season…not our offense…even in both of the Denver games our offense did its thing while the defense wilted…

    • ladner morse

      Thanks for bringing Kelce and Jenkins up. I think… barring more injuries… the Chiefs fans will get to see both last year’s draft and this year’s draft… show up this season. It’s dang exciting.

  • Tyler Alexander

    I agree with freshmeat62. With our waiver claim position at 23, the odds of getting a receiver good enough to be our #2 off waivers are slim. Trading one of our QB’s for a WR will probably be the best way to go if we can fit said player under the cap.

    • Nick the Kick

      Only players with less than than 4 years experience go through waivers. Veterans can sign with whoever they want and I hope if we pick up overflow its a guy who’s played being given up for potential.

      • Tyler Alexander

        I didn’t know the four year rule. My bad. I’d rather have a vet with a track record of production than a rookie speed prospect. I wonder sometimes if we’re all turning in to Al Davis the way we fall in love with speed.

  • Montez K.

    How about a trade for Andre Johnson (disgruntled with the Texans) in exchange for Brandon Flowers? Just a thought.

    • ladner morse

      Andre Johnson seems about as ill-suited for Doug Pederson’s offensive scheme as Flowers is for Sutton’s D.

  • Randall Miller

    Laddie..THANK YOU! No offense to the “experts ” out there that STILL are pissy about our brilliant draft, you make a good case for most of these folks to understand the game, business and what Mr. Dorsey and staff have planned…there are targets from other rosters ( wish I could see his board) plus using Coops as an example is perfect. Doubters there are many, but just like Sammy Jackson said….”Say Wide receiver one more time ^*%$&^%$#@%^&#%$&$%#…I DARE YOU!” I feel proud and confident the other starter will be on our roster end of August. And depth…. AJ may not be the answer as well as Jr…..but for now let them get coached up and see what happens opening day. I very much appreciate your take. Well done Sir!

  • berttheclock

    So many kept insisting that this was a deep draft for wide outs. But, what they did not mention was the fact it was a small draft for Number 1 receivers, a bit wider for Number 2s and very deep in 3rd and 4th wide outs. When, the Chiefs took Murray, the remaining wide out of note was Abbederis, who is going to be an excellent move the chains type possession receiver for GB. He would have proven to be a log jam with the Chiefs for that type of receiver.

    • mnelson52

      Speaking of Murray, I wish we had a QB with his brains and Bray’s arm strength. To settle for one though, I would go for the brains.

      • Calchiefsfan

        After watching some film on Murray I think the knock on his arm is not as bad as believed. He was throwing it 40-45 yards in the air with pinpoint accuracy. I think that will get it done in the NFL. Maybe not a cannon but definitely good enough, especially for a WCO.

        • mnelson52

          I wasn’t saying he had a bad arm, I was just pointing out how strong Bray’s is. Murray’s arm will work good in Reid’s offense. He is very accurate. I was wanting the best of both worlds.

          • Calchiefsfan

            I didn’t take it that way and I agree about Bray’s arm strength. There has been so much talk about Murray’s “noodle” arm that I was just making a point that he should be fine, not Bray strength but fine. I’m hoping Reid turns Bray into respectable trade bait next year.

  • berttheclock

    KC has not had the best luck with drafting wide outs who could stick. Such as Anthony Hancock taken in the 1st round and both 4th round picks, Samie Parker of Nike and Will Franklin out of Mizzou. There was another flame out 1st rounder from the ’90s, as well. It is one thing to look good in college, but, far different to make it in the pros.

    • mnelson52

      Maybe D&R will find that diamond in the rough from a smaller school that other scouts paid little attention to.

    • aelder027

      Don’t forget about Snoop Minnis or Sylvester Morris

  • jimfromkcj

    Just one thing Laddie. Show me the money. There is a story on this site about a 6th rd pick signing with the Chiefs. What immediately came to mind was he wanted to get a jump on the other draftees before the money ran out.

    • berttheclock

      Perhaps, he was afraid the Chiefs would change their mind.

    • ladner morse

      Fulton was nearly the first player to sign with his team from this draft.

      I’d like to think that Fulton sees an opportunity at RG and is ready to get in town and mix it up. Reid is gonna turn that dude’s life into lemonade, sweet, sweet lemonade.

  • thabear04

    What about the 49ers? Yes another 49ers cast off. They got…

    Baldwin, Jon
    Boldin, Anquan
    Crabtree, Michael
    Ellington, Bruce
    Jacobs, Chuck
    Johnson, Stevie
    Lloyd, Brandon
    Osgood, Kassim
    Patton, Quinton
    Reed, David
    Wylie, Devon

    We already know if they let go of Baldwin and Wylie we are gonna pass. Since we drafted them but if they do let go of Patton I would not mind him.

    • Daniel Mayfield

      Wylie looked like he was good for the team. Returner and slot receiver, like Dexter, with good and hands and very quick. Since they moved the player they drafted to a RB instead of receiver, then Wylie would be a good fill in, IMO anyway.

      • berttheclock

        Wylie is only on the taxi squad of the Niners. We drafted a receiver. His name is D’Anthony Thomas. Check out the stats from Nike for DAT and you will see why he will be an excellent wide out and a top returner. Yes, he can be used on running plays, especially, on sweeps, but, he is a receiver. Wylie has no chance of coming back here. He had a major problem with the dropsy.

        • Daniel Mayfield

          Well, when they said he was put on the roster as RB, that’s saying he’s not a wide out. They can move him around though. But more like a slot receiver since he’s not to tall.
          Like at the beginning of it….he’s a fill in Dexter and an upgrade. They say Dexter didn’t have forward speed, so more like quickness, side stepping, cuts.
          It sounds like Thomas has that and more.

          I didn’t see much of the dropping in Wylie but I didn’t check deep. Also, gotta think about the QB at the time. Makes me think about…maybe, MAYBE, Baldwin would be good with KC since the QB here is upgraded. But oh well. No need to go there. They are both on a different team.

    • berttheclock

      I would say Patton will be cut or traded. He has had his moments, but, he is going to be excess due to Ellington being picked.

    • Roger Mihalko

      They wont do it, but I thought wylie was a good draft pick, just injury prone. Bringing him back would be a good decision, fast and dam good hands. Again I doubt any of that is going to happen. Adding some cast offs later in the summer is good, there will be a lot available. I think between taking a deep breath from the draft and udfa signings…. dorsey needs to get his thor hammer and anvil out and pound down all these crazy contract situations. pioli left a huge mess behind, and left them over the barrel at wideout with bowe contract. All that needs to be negotiated out.

      Andre Johnson is unhappy in Texas… dial his agent and start making offers, he has a lot left in the tank and would be huge addition the team. Givem Daniel, Murray, and a late draft pick, or throw in another player or two.

      • thabear04

        Why would the Chiefs trade Murray when thy just drafted him. Plus Johnson contact way to much for the team.

        • mnelson52

          You’re right about his cost. All we need is someone to run a good route that doesn’t drop the ball.

      • berttheclock

        You mean the Captain of his team who walked off the field well before the end of the game because he was miffed about working with Schaub? You mean the guy who runs poor routes, so, most of the plays have to have picks thrown by other receivers so he can get open? You mean the highly over priced and over hyped wide out from the Texans? He has a huge contract which has become out of control for the Texans. That is the fellow you want?

      • berttheclock

        “DIal his agent” and be hit with tampering by the NFL.

    • ladner morse

      When we say “BIG Board” we should realize that GM Dorsey has literally everyone in the league that he’s interested in placed in an order on a truly SUPER-BIG Board. I predict that there’ll be so many household name players cut that there will be plenty to go around even though the Chiefs don’t get get there swing at them until 22 other teams have passed on them.

      The exciting thing about it is that it’s going to make the rest of the off-season lively because we’re not jsut talking about WR but all positions.

  • Josh Landers

    If I were a gambling man, and I am, I would say that Jeff Janis will be available and maybe Brandon Coleman, as well, once cuts are made. I would rather see Janis in kc but if Coleman ends up living up to his physical attributes, that would be another great option. If I’m right, that is. Great article, as usual. GO CHIEFS!!!

  • Raul Magana

    I have all faith and never lost it

  • Olivier

    Excellent point .. exactly what I was thinking when I saw the Jags taking 2 Wrs : would they cut Blackmon, and would the Chiefs take a try on him. With all those WRs drafted, some are surely to be cut.

    • mnelson52

      I thought there was no guarantee the league would let him play this year. If he could play, I would have no guarantees and no signing bonus in his contract. Also a one year contract with an option after that if he stays out of trouble.

      • Olivier

        I forgot he was suspended. Granted he can play, the Jags won’t keep him ath the price he has, too expensive for what he’s shown so far ; moreover he’s a leftover of the old GM regime. THis guy needs a QB and a regime on his face all day, so in KC he will get that ^^ so depending on the price, Blackmon to me would be a good option.

  • Calchiefsfan

    Nice job Laddie. Schwartz was another guy that no one seemed to want until Dorsey grabbed him and Reid got the best out of him. He became a hot commodity on the FA market this year. I’m really hoping Dorsey finds another Schwartz, a quality guard is needed more that a WR. In all the talk about RG we have forgotten about Allen and the LG spot. At this point the O line is my biggest concern.

    To be honest, I want to see how the Chiefs existing wideouts do this year. I think there is enough talent there. Now that everyone has had a year in Reid’s system there should be noticeable improvement with all the WRs. If the playoff game is any indication Bowe will be a stud this year now that he and Smith are on the same page.

    • mnelson52

      I think Avery has been in the league long enough that if he was going to have good hands, he would by now. He can make you or break you at a key moment.

      • Calchiefsfan

        Agree on that note. I guess I’m looking at Jenkins and Hemingway to step it up, mostly Jenkins because of his speed and the fact that he was a late bloomer in college.

    • ladner morse

      I’m interested in seeing how the Chiefs existing receivers do this year too. However, there were simply too, too many drops last year. Andy Reid seemed to be able to work his magic with RB Knile Davis and his drops decreased so I’m hoping the same can be said for the WR corp. Next in line on the list of concerns is the ability of the Chiefs receivers to get open. There’s only so much Alex Smith can do as far as “throwing them open” so the onus is on the WRs themselves to do the work that will create separation… where there once was none.

      I don’t know how easy it is to work hard enough to create this “separation.”

      If these abilities are there then Reid will pull them out but I think the Chiefs need another talented WR who already knows how to get open on his own.

      • Calchiefsfan

        Hopefully the routes will get crisper the second year into Reid’s system. I’m excited about DAT. Can’t wait to see what he can do. Reid’s already designed the plays for Dex so now insert DAT.

  • Calchiefsfan

    One other thing. It kind of bugs me to see people calling for trading or cutting good players when there is no proven replacement. None of this years draftees have played a snap, so while we can all be optimistic, there are no guarantees yet. Flowers might not be the best fit in Sutton’s system but he was shutting down Hilton until he got hurt, then the Chiefs got exposed big time. We better hang onto Flowers until we get a proven stud to replace him, (and some depth), otherwise we will be going backwards this year. Dorsey will figure out the cap. For my money I want all the talent the Chiefs have to remain on the Chiefs.

    • mnelson52

      I agree with you and the nickel is one of the most important positions in our division and with this years schedule.

  • micah stephenson

    Why worry about wrs when the QB is garbage.

    • ladner morse

      The Chiefs need to worry about WRs because they have one of the better QBs in the league right now.

      • micah stephenson

        Lmao! Better qbs by who’s standards? Yea he good by kc fans standards but not national standards.

        • ladner morse

          Saying AS11 is one of the better in the league only requires that he’s in the top half of all league QBs. I think every here accepts that except you. So, the burden is on you to factually prove otherwise. Otherwise… you haven’t got a leg to stand on.

          • micah stephenson

            I bet if a national poll was taken he wud rank in the 16-18 range.

          • berttheclock

            Only your vast stupidity could turn a thread about wide outs to, yet, another ridiculous rant about Alex Smith, our excellent QB.

    • berttheclock

      So is your ability to think.

  • Guest

    Andre Johnson isn’t happy as a Texan… Could look good as a chief!

  • Erik Hild

    Another possible option at WR would be Miles Austin if the Cowboys let him go