Nov 2, 2013; Syracuse, NY, USA; Syracuse Orange former quarterback Donovan McNabb with family and friends after having his jersey retired during halftime of a game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at the Carrier Dome. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
#5 is Still Alive
There’s speculation that Andy Reid’s previous success in Philadelphia was linked to a #5… Donovan McNabb. Reid went to Philly in 2009 which was the same year they drafted McNabb. The 1999 season was a bust at 5-11, as is often the case with first year coaches with first year QBs but, for his next 10 seasons with McNabb, Reid had only one losing season. The three years after McNabb left… Reid was 22-26 with Philly. Then the Chiefs McNabbed him right up (see what I did there?).
34 ≠ 25
On Sunday, Knile Davis carried 5 times for 13 yards against the Minnesota Vikings. You can probably understand why he should not become Jamaal Charles’ successor. Charcandrick West carried 9 times for 33 yards and 3.666 per carry. It’s time to draft another third round hall of fame caliber running back to succeed Charles (for whenever it’s his time to go).
That ought to be easy. Right?
Five Alarm Fire
The Kansas City Chiefs list of positional needs is growing by the week… or weak (both words work). When the next draft comes around they will need to be thinking:
1) QB in the first round
2) Another #1 WR to pair with Jeremy Maclin.
3) A hof running back.
4) Another top flight cornerback (maybe two if Sean Smith goes exit stage left).
5) A dynamic TE who can block as well catch the rock.
Oh, did I leave out the offensive lineman position? That’s because Andy Reid will develop the talent that’s already on the roster. He’s one of the best at that you know.
In all seriousness, on the OL front, I align myself closely with what Matt Verderame has said about the offensive line and what will likely be done about them over the coming offseason. On Monday, in his piece called, “The Chiefs reality moving forward,” he stated that next year,
"“… Dorsey should do everything humanly possible to acquire a top-notch left tackle and a competent right guard. The line would not become incredible, but it would certainly be solid. Look for three of the same starters to return, with two holes left to be filled.”"
Next spring Left Tackles Russell Okung, Nate Solder, and Anthony Castonzo could all be free agents who might help but will likely sign elsewhere for oodles and oodles more mullah. Ya nevah no!
5×5 = 25
25 years ago this week, the Chiefs were preparing for their 5th win. Oddly enough, the win came on three Nick Lowrey field goals and the final against the L.A. Raiders was a 9-7 win at Arrowhead. Barry Word and Christian Okoye combined for 126 yards rushing that day. Bo Jackson had 40 yards and Marcus Allen (in a Raiders uni) had 24 yards rushing. Albert Lewis had an INT and Derrick Thomas had a sack.
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