Chiefs: Three things I think I think before training camp

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Bloggers and fans: I hate to break it to you, but the dead part of the NFL offseason has arrived. Over the next two months there will be few league headlines, fewer transactions of note, and very little compelling, football-related activity (save injury news) to report or editorialize.

The time has now come for the blogosphere to make baseless regular season predictions. If I’m being honest, that’s a writer’s saving grace over the summer.

Today, I shan’t disappoint. I have some fortune telling of my own to do in this column. Buckle up kids, we’re about to venture into the wild imaginings of my mind. Hopefully in four months, some of these things won’t seem so crazy. For now, let’s get into it.

Streater will rebound

Let his critics tell it, Rod Streater’s foot injury in 2014 was the death knell for his NFL career. Most fans falsely attribute his lack of playing time last season to that injury. The truth is that Streater was actually a healthy scratch in 2015.

Some would argue that the signing of Michael Crabtree and drafting of Amari Cooper are evidence that he hadn’t made significant progress in his recovery, I believe he simply wasn’t what new head coach Jack Del Rio was looking for in a wideout.

A year off from the game serves both as ample time to return to form physically and motivation for a player to prove he still has what it takes to produce at this level. Fortunately for Kansas City, Streater has experience in the West Coast offense and shouldn’t need much adjustment time.

The addition of Streater to a growing list of offensive options should keep defenses honest more often than not. I expect him to use him to use his combination of size, speed and improved route running to exploit them this year.

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