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KC Warpaint


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 1:28 am    Post subject: Chiefs Team Report Reply with quote

CAP STATUS: The Chiefs were about $6.5 million over the salary cap but should be able to squeeze under with a minimum of pain by releasing veterans who no longer fit into their plans and restructuring the contracts of some who do.

MOVING ON: The Chiefs' highest priority for signing one of their own free agents should be locking up long snapper Kendall Gammon. Gammon is still among the best at his craft. Jared Allen has the potential to do the job, but the Chiefs are counting on big things from him as a defensive end and should let him concentrate on those duties. None of the team's starters are unrestricted free agents, but Derrick Blaylock and Monty Beisel are useful players, and their contributions will be missed. Blaylock is a versatile halfback who can run, catch out of the backfield and protect in passing situations. The Chiefs can withstand his loss on offense because of the late-season emergence of Larry Johnson, who is capable of filling in for Priest Holmes. But Blaylock is also a special teams standout, and the team will feel his loss there. . . .

Similarly, Monty Beisel made significant contributions on special teams. He is also an ideal backup at linebacker because he is capable of playing any of the positions. Beisel is probably best as a middle linebacker but wasn't going to be among those vying for the starting spot in 2005.

ACTION PLAN: The Chiefs need to emerge from the free-agent signing period with, at a minimum, a starting cornerback and a starting linebacker. Last year they had only one reliable player, Eric Warfield, on the corner and as a result were beaten repeatedly by the long pass. It's difficult to picture the Chiefs getting involved in the bidding for someone like Ty Law, Charles Woodson or Fred Smoot, but a lower-priced alternative like Baltimore's Gary Baxter or Seattle's Ken Lucas

would make sense. The Chiefs could then use the draft to acquire a nickelback while Dexter McCleon, William Bartee and Julian Battle would compete for the spare cornerback's job or be moved to safety. . . .

The team need a solid middle linebacker, and Baltimore's Ed Hartwell could fill the job. The Chiefs have other candidates to start in the middle in Kawika Mitchell and Mike Maslowski, but Mitchell hasn't developed as rapidly as the coaches had hoped, and Maslowski missed the last season and a half with a knee injury. Neither is the sure thing that Hartwell would be. . . .

The Chiefs also face an interesting decision at weakside linebacker. Starter

Shawn Barber won't be ready for the start of training camp and perhaps the regular season because of reconstructive knee surgery. The Chiefs have no strong candidate to assume that job, so they may need to invest in another veteran linebacker or draft a player capable of providing immediate help. . . .

On offense, the Chiefs would be well-served to acquire a wide receiver like

Baltimore's Travis Taylor to at least be the third receiver. The Chiefs can't ignore their uncertainty at the position. Johnnie Morton played well last season but is aging and carries a hefty contract. Marc Boerigter missed all of last season with a knee injury. Samie Parker played well at the end of last season as a rookie but has yet to prove he can contribute over a long season.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chiefs are about 6.3 million under now, since the release of holliday and all the bonuses that where not meet by players.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice breakdown. If the Chiefs settle for Gary Baxter or Ken Lucas we're in trouble. They must land an impact CB. Those guys are #2 guys.

Add to your list Samari Rolle and Patrick Surtain.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no doubt we really need a Big Time CB now that Moss is in the AFC West
i hope carl is paying attention to all of this
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bpinsky33


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah the Moss trade puts definate pressure on our Secondary. Although I think we should get a stud passrusher so that Collins has no time to throw.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It doesn't matter we can play pass the whole time who is going to run the ball OAK??????? Al is retarded
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