More on Dontari Poe.
One thing you can count on is that the strength of the team will continue to be a strength. I’ve read a lot of opinions and grades about the Chiefs most recent draft choices but sometimes it takes the perspective of a rival to help you see what is perhaps the best point of view. Kyle Posey, who covers the San Diego Chargers for SB Nation wrote a review of the Chiefs choices giving their first pick, DL Chris Jones, an A+. Posey wrote,
"“Dang. For the 2nd year in a row the Chiefs took 1 of my favorite overall players in the draft. Last years 1st rounder Marcus Peters worked out okay for them. This year shouldn’t be much different. I thought Jones was the 13th best player in the draft, so to get him this late is incredible value. He should play starter snaps and give the Chiefs even more athleticism along their front 4. He’s going to be a terror. I really have no bad words to say about this pick.”"
Somehow, when a rival writer badmouths your team, you can write it off as homerism. However, when they speak highly of your team’s moves, they suddenly become a genius. What can I say… I think he’s a genius!
While AA’s own Andrew Dowdeswell asked the question this week “Is Dontari Poe now expendable” don’t doubt for one moment that John Dorsey will do everything in his power to sign Poe as early as possible in the coming year, to a team friendly deal, if at all possible.
I’ve been re-watching several of the Chiefs 2015 games this week and the continued success of the Chiefs defensive line is going to depend upon Dontari Poe consistently drawing double-teams thereby freeing up other defensive linemen to make their moves on the opposing quarterback. When John Dorsey talks about core players, Poe is… the core of the core. It’s obvious K.C. will need Poe, to “Get Back” to the Super Bowl.
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