HOW WILL ERIC FISHER LOOK IN YEAR TWO?
This is a massive year for Fisher and his future, which is a hard thing to say for a guy who is only in his second year as a pro. When you’re the number one overall pick you’re judged at a different level and that level is sometimes a little absurd.
Absurd or not, Kansas City needs Fisher to take a huge step in 2014 if they are going to build on their success from 2013. The stability – or at least predictability – of Branden Albert is gone and protecting Alex Smith‘s blind side is suddenly a think we are worrying about. Getting a strong performance from the left side of the offensive line is an absolute must when the Chiefs face off against teams like San Francisco, Seattle, and St. Louis.
Good news is Fisher appears to be healthy after two offseason surgeries and is bigger than his rookie weight. Reid said the goal was to get Fisher up to around 310-315 pounds and he has achieved that goal. A bigger, stronger Fisher will go a long way towards seeing improved play.
Hearing Fisher is healthy and bigger is one thing, seeing it on the field is another. This will be our first real chance to see him in action on the field since December so this is a solid benchmark to see how Fisher has progressed the last five months.