Chiefs Underrated Camp Story Lines
- The return of Phillip Gaines– if Phillip Gaines is able to secure the field opposite Marcus Peters, the Chiefs defense could be in for another huge season defensively. Once the pads come on and the fur begins to fly, let’s watch and see how good Phillip Gaines really is. If he can make a name for himself, a great deal hinges on his contributions. I’m predicting… and hoping of course… that Gaines will have a big year thus making him a huge underrated storyline of this camp.
- The Return of Jamaal Charles- when Jamaal Charles returns and runs for 1,100 to 1,300 yards and has 300+ receiving yards, people will begin to talk about his potential hall of fame candidacy once he retires. Hopefully many more years down the line. JC is too good and still too fast… to not be taken seriously. At least as seriously as he was taken in 2012, the year following his last knee recovery.
- The contribution of ILB Justin March- perhaps this is just wishful thinking but Justin March looked terrific in spring training last year before he tore a meniscus and went under the knife last August 19. Actually there are no longer daggers involved and it’s simply Arthroscopic outpatient repair that normally takes 4 to 5 months to regain full use. So, he’s flown under the radar a bit and his return could pay huge dividends for the red and gold card carriers of America.
- The contributions of Dee Ford- he should make a big contribution and leap forward this year. He may still have his ups and down games… but he should be noticeably better. If he does not… that will make an equally big storyline.
A Parting Shot
In an interview this week Justin March revealed that he calls Derrick Johnson… “Uncle DJ.” What I’m wondering now is… what are some of the other nicknames you’ve heard these Chiefs call each other?
What do you think Addict fans? Do you have a storyline that you think will be big this year when camp arrives? Also, be sure and let us hear about any Chiefs nicknames you’ve heard.