What. Did. I. Tell. You?
Chiefs have confirmed the signing. I believe Josh Looney announced it on his live call in show on KC Chiefs.com. I am listening now.
If I can just take a minute to gloat here and I told you I would, I said this morning that Lilja would be a Chief by the end of the day.
Ironically, I had been hearing from a couple sources that the Chiefs were offering Lilja less than 2 other teams and that he likely would not be signed. I was just about to finish an article blasting Scott Pioli for not paying up when the news of the signing broke. I am glad I did not have to post that article because it was not nice. My thoughts after the jump.
This is in my opinion the Chiefs best move of the offseason. I love the Thomas Jones trade signing and I am pumped that Weigmann is aboard again but getting themselves a starting G from a Super Bowl team is a major, major upgrade to the offensive line. The Chiefs still need more depth but I think they very well may be finished with the major retooling their offensive line. I will have more on that later.
What do you think, Addicts? Good signing or bad signing?
Special Props: Special props go to reader Joe who posted news of the Lilja signing in the Addict Alert! forum. This is a place where you, the reader can help us break news (as we can’t be looking everywhere at once, though we do try). If you beat us to the punch on a story or news post, you will get props on the main page. In this case, Joe did not beat us to the punch but he is getting props for being the first AA user to make use of the Addict Alert forums. We won’t post all Chiefs news that goes in the alert forum on the main page but you should head over there periodically to see if there is any interesting Chiefs news that is not featured on the main page. More details about how to use it are in the forum.