Kansas City Chiefs: Battle at receiver has first casualty


So I figured it’s time to tell a secret. The secret is that last season the Kansas City Chiefs didn’t score a single touchdown with a wide receiver! Oh my gosh, that’s been weighing on me for a while now. I didn’t know how long I could keep it to myself.

I’m sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it’s the truth. The Chiefs’ receivers was sub-par last season. Whew. Now that I have got that off my chest, I want to talk about a new development in Chiefs Kingdom.

A few weeks ago, I talked about all the receivers on the depth chart, starting with star Jeremy Maclin and veteran Jason Avant, undrafted free-agent surprise Albert Wilson and third-round draftee Chris Conley. Also on the depth chart at the time was the sensationally-talented free agent Da’Rick Rogers. Why do I say sensational? Because of this:

See? Sensational. But I digress, because this week the Chiefs have released Rogers. Bummer, right? Its true that Rogers was released from the Colts for some off-field issues, so that may have been the reason Kansas City cut him. We may soon hear about a run-in between Rogers and law enforcement later on.

A similar situation occurred with corner Sean Smith when he lost the starting job, with many believing it was because of his pending DUI case.

The rest of the receivers seem to be holding their own. Conley is garnering a lot of praise, the words fast and smart are what teammates are using. Wilson tweaked his hamstring last week, so he’s been taking it easy.

The Chiefs also picked up an undrafted free-agent in Kenny Cook, who has been making waves in camp. And, to be expected and hoped for in a highly paid number one receiver, Maclin has been turning heads, laying out for long balls all over the field.

Other news and notes

Dec 20, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) catches the ball as Washington Redskins cornerback Bashaud Breeland (26) defends in the fourth quarter at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Now Kansas City is back to business, starting mandatory minicamp this week. Same old story with outside linebacker Justin Houston, who still has money on the brain and is holding out participation in team activities… Pay the man!

Fellow outside linebacker Tamba Hali is still awesome, potentially becoming the Chiefs second all-time leading sack-master this season; and the Chiefs’ offensive line is still a big question mark.

By question mark, I mean that the Chiefs offensive line improved because they released Mike McGlynn and traded for Pro-Bowl guard Ben Grubbs.

The Chiefs also drafted head coach Andy Reid’s love-child in Mizzou center Mitch Morse. But Reid seems to be unsure of the actual lineup in the trenches, because there hasn’t been much consistency in who plays where.

Reid basically has all the linemen playing musical chairs at camp.

Nose tackle Dontari Poe has been having back spasms, but recently came back with a clean bill of health. Its surprising he doesn’t have more problems carrying his mountainous 346-pound frame all over the field.

De’Anthony Thomas, aka DAT, aka Black Mamba, has switched from primarily working with running backs to working full-time with receivers. Scary thought right? It gives me chills just thinking about it. Come to think of it, maybe Rogers just got scared of the Black Mamba, and asked to be released?

Just for clarification, this article has been laced with a healthy dose of sarcasm and playful banter.

Have a great hump day, Addicts!