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Chiefs Making Moves That Matter

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You also have to be impressed, for the most part, with the quality of the teams the Chiefs are scavenging: 49ers, Packers, Seahawks, Dolphins, and Texans.

Assessing “when” the current players on the Chiefs roster came to K.C.,

7 Chiefs players originated from the Herman Edwards/Carl Peterson era:

Brandon Flowers, Tamba Hali, Dustin Colquitt, Derrick Johnson, Jamaal Charles, Branden Albert, Dwayne Bowe and Thomas Gafford.

16 Chiefs players originated from the Scott Pioli era:

Jeff Allen, Jon Asamoah, Allen Bailey, Eric Berry, Cyrus Gray, Junior Hemingway, Justin Houston, Rodney Hudson, Tyson Jackson, Kendrick Lewis, Dexter McCluster, Dontari Poe, Donald Stephenson, Ryan Succop and Anthony Toribio.

The Chiefs remaining 30 players making up the Chiefs 53 man roster are all new to the Kansas City Chiefs and they are Andy Reid-John Dorsey guys.

Of the players who came from the Herman Edwards and Carl Peterson era, all 7 are starters (if you count the long snapper a starter).

Of the players who came from the Scott Pioli era, 8 are starters (notated in bold above).

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Following is a further breakdown of two players, Marcus Cooper and Jaye Howard, which I believe Andy Reid and John Dorsey scored big on over the weekend.

Marcus Cooper, CB

Marcus Cooper goes 6-2, 192 and may be able to help immediately in coverage against TEs when the Chiefs bring in a cover package on 3rd and long. A 7th round pic, Cooper is an athletic, large sized corner with some smarts.

San Francisco 49er fans were not universally happy to lose CB Marcus Cooper. From Football’s Future here are some blogger quotes:

“Cooper is a raw prospect but word was he was improving drastically towards the end of camp. During his limited action, he played well and hardly allowed anything.” ~J-All Day

“I thought Cooper did really well while he played – nothing extraordinary, but really well.” ~y2lamanaki

“Was Cooper really that impressive? Or are we just infatuated with a corner with size?” ~rudyZ

“They should have put Coop on the regular roster. Now they will be forced to resign a veteran CB and still draft two next season.” ~wilmtalk

“I knew we couldn’t sneak him through” ~jamesl2424

You’ll find Marcus Cooper video on the next page. –>