What's Next for the Kansas City Chiefs?

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Jun 17, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith (11) throws passing drills during the Kansas City Chiefs minicamp at University of Kansas Hospital Training Complex. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

The Chargers. Flowers went to the freaking Chargers. While I want to rant about loyalty and treating your team right, I somewhat understand it. I mean, after all, we did cut him, so I can sympathize with Flowers if he is feeling a vendetta towards us. But seriously, staying in our own division? That’s just wrong.

Anyways, on to the next one, both considering our secondary and the focus of this article. While Flowers signing with the Chargers does hurt, it’s just something that we all have to move on from. The good news is that there are things to look forward to coming fairly soon. Looking ahead, we don’t have too long of a wait to finally get to see our team come together, and see if the Dorsey-Reid leadership has a shot to carry over to a successful year two.

Upcoming Dates:

July 24th- First Training Camp Practice @ 3:30 PM

August 7th- First Preseason Game vs Bengals @ 7:00 PM

September 7th- First Regular Season Game vs Titans @ Noon

Well, that list was quite short to type out, and even shorter to read. Training camp starts in less than a month, and the preseason starts soon after. After this horribly slow offseason for us fans, it seems like things will finally take a turn towards our favor, and Chiefs news will come flooding in. While we’re waiting for that, I decided to look at some of the things that are going to be on everyone’s minds when we do get down to business.

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  • area

    Have to believe K.C. is looking to add at cornerback sooner than later. All rumors point to new cornerback Owens starting at slot. Owens defensed 3 whole passes last season. Gaines is reportedly a project and Parker made a splash when he played his 100 snaps last season but is still relatively unknown. I wish the regular season would start just to get me some answers already.

  • Andy

    Just like the qb position, we keep all four te’s. Two of the four have, at best, injury issues, and one has not played an nfl game yet. Just like the qb position, any of the four that might be released, would get picked up rather quick.

    • area

      True, but it’s nice to reportedly have too much talent instead off too little for once.

      • tm1946

        Talent by whose standard.

        • area

          the majority of the nfl teams I believe. If any four of the Chief’s quarterbacks or tight ends were cut today, they would more than likely have visits scheduled by tomorrow. Kelce might have to clear more physicals than the other seven players, but that’s life. I’m not saying K.C. is harboring all-pro talent 4 strings back, but they are harboring talent that would be picked up by other teams for at least depth more so than in years past.

          • tm1946

            Can see your point about the QBs but our TEs are injury prone, doubt many teams would be lining up except for insurance to get thru the pre season.

            That said, what good is talent that cannot get on the field, just wondering. How long can a player live on potential if the team is any good at all. No, we made cuts based on money considerations, new talent coming on board….. how about we start making cuts based on we have to darned many at a position. Heck, we might even try using their pay and roster spots where the talent is not even on the roster….. if 2014 has any meaning except to keep butts in the seats.

          • area

            too long it would seem, a la Moeaki. Chief’s do not have too many tight ends though, as you stated, they’re injury prone (at least two are it seems). Injury prone or not, other teams would like to get their hands on Fasano, Harris, McBeard, and even Kelce.

          • micah stephenson

            Mayby kelce as a future prospect, fasano as a back up, nobody on mcgrath and Harris, Bray and Daniels hmmm mayby but they really ain’t all that.

          • area

            McGrath had 1 drop last season, moved the chains 16 times, and contributed 302 yds. I admit I’d like to see those numbers up into the 400-500 range before I claim him as a solid contributor, and that he is still raw, but the intangibles are there. He’ll never be Jimmy Graham or Tony G., but he doesn’t have to be. McGrath just needs to be a good blocker, route runner, and dump off guy if Smith becomes under duress. NFL teams are always looking for those types of tight ends, so I maintain my stance that McGrath wouldn’t go two days after being released without getting phone calls.
            Harris, he’s just silly athletic, and bigger this year. There is not a team out there who would not give the kid a shot until at least the cut-down to 53 occurs. But we’ll know more come training camp when the pads are on.

  • tm1946

    I think DorseyReid have a plan. Just 2014 does not come into play. For some reason someone in the Chiefs front office is willing to wait years for the trip to the promised land. Only fly in the ointment for me is how many years do I left.

    • Bdiddy

      I have noticed this sentiment in numerous posts from you tm1946. I have to say, I seriously doubt Reid or Dorsey are willing to phone it in this season. They will field as competitive a team as possible without screwing the cap for us in the future. Bowe needs to take a good look at the recent Flowers deal and understand he is destined to the same fate and he will be MUCH less sought after should he hit the open market next year. During next year’s offseason, he will restructure to a team friendly deal with us or take close to a vet minimum deal with somebody else, and unless he shows he can actually step up and be a consistent number 1 this season, I could care less which one it is.

      • KCMikeG

        Great post. Couldn’t agree more about Bowe earning his pay.

      • area

        Bowe’s on the books for 10.75 million in 2015, 9.75 million in ’16, and another 9.75 in ’17. He becomes a ufa in ’18 and will be harboring the age of 33 yrs. old, this is Bowe’s last hurrah and I’m betting he knows this. Bowe has acknowledge his position, in relationship to the team, by finally hiring a nutritionist, a trainer, and showing up to ota’s in better football shape than any year to this date. I’m sure there are legaleese( if that’s not a word it should be) manners in which a team can cut players at any given time, but this team has hitched it’s proverbial wagon to Bowe and Bowe knows it. I seriously doubt he’ll feel inclined to take a pay cut of his own volition but I DO believe we’ll see much improved statistics of his production this year.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    I think Owens will be just fine in the slot. He’s a good nickel corner.

  • micah stephenson

    Are you F N serious??? Fasano can split out at wr??? Lol. Ok. Did we sign a New Fasano I don’t know about? Yall love anybody once he put the arrowhead on.

    • Brody Hall

      Kelcey can… Not fasano

  • ndubyah

    I don’t think he believes it will be a 1st and 10 on our 20 situation. I think he is saying inside The redzone fasano Can easily be thought of as a split te/wr. At that point he won’t be asked to run a 10 to 15 yrd route but yet he be another dump Off option for Mr Smith ( the owner of the landfill).

  • Brody Hall

    Deanthony Thomas will be a carbon copy of what mccluster was… But he is faster! So can everyone please stop crying that we lost Dex ??