Chiefs on the rise toward regular season

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Sep 19, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis (69) during the first quarter against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chiefs defeated the Eagles 26-16. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The elephant in the room used to wear #69 in Philadelphia.  I have held my tongue for a long time on the issue of whether the Chiefs should look to sign Evan Mathis or not.  That time is over.

Both of the team’s recent draft picks at guard have come up short.  Fulton is powerful, but is less than ideal in space.  Duvernay-Tardif is athletic and quick, but has trouble anchoring versus power. Both will develop in time, but are not ready to play week one. Jeff Allen could return from injury and move back inside, allowing Stephenson to play at right tackle.  Somehow, it seems the coaching staff likes Allen outside.  So where does that leave them?

Evan Mathis can step into Reid’s system and be ready to role in a week.

Mathis and his representative’s having been playing a game.  They have been pumping up hype of  ‘other’ interested teams.  He was in Seattle Saturday.  As of Saturday night, he has reportedly left town without a contract.

He can bolster the Chiefs 2015 and he knows it.  He knows he didn’t need camp to be ready.  He knows he can show up and be ready to go quickly if the Chiefs call.

As I see it, the problem is he wants a lot of money.  It seems to be boiling down to the dollars.  At his age, that kind of money is a gamble, but Dorsey can get Mathis signed.  Now that the hype seems to have faded, the terms may be falling to the level that it can make sense for the Chiefs.  With the guards currently on the roster, the upgrade is instant and needed.

How do you see it, Addicts?   I’ll have more next week.