With the lock-out almost certain to end in the week or so, the NFL season will begin…
General managers will be signing draft picks and the Chiefs will be trying to fill two huge needs; a back up quarterback and veteran wide receiver.
We have none at this time.
Yes, we have D-Bowe and THE FRANCHISE, Matt Cassel. But both have issues, especially Bowe. Even though D-Bowe was an All Pro (as I said he would be and as was Matt) both players have not proven themselves to be consistent stars.
Bowe takes too many games off – he’s not there in the big games. And any good cornerback can – and has – shut him down. His final two games last season were horrible. Matt had a good year, is tough and wants to lead. But he still hasn’t shown much if any greatness.
Cassel will have to improve a ton this season to really be THE GUY.
The Chiefs will sign a name back-up quarterback this year. Likely a proven guy like Kerrie Collins. Collins, 37, is a top vet with deep playoff experience. He can start a game and win – he’s proven that. However his career is near an end.
Collins has had many bouts with the booze (and maybe other stuff) and was in Topeka doing rehab in the late 90’s. Other options include Donovan McNabb (but he wants to start somewhere, likely Vikes), Matt Hasselbeck (the best choice but he also wants to start somewhere). Kevin Kolb from the Eagles will be traded, but he’s a sure starter and will require a number one draft pick and a ton of dough. So he’s probably a no go. Former Ram, Marc Bulger is also a top possibility for the Chiefs.
There are a few more but nothing great.
In the case of a wide out, there are many more choices available. One that makes sense is the Panther’s Steve Smith. They want a 3rd rounder for him and he’s a possesion receiver – we don’t have one now.
Another option; who will take a chance with Plaxico Burress? We should. Look, almost all of these guys have issues. Vincent Jackson, Sidney Rice and Santonio Holmes are the top vets.
A couple interesting other top choices include Baltimore’s T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Braylon Edwards (likely to resign with the Jets) and Santana Moss. Chad Ochocinco, Terrell Owens and Randy Moss are highly unlikely for the Chiefs. Chad and T.O are major headaches and likely too far past it.
So there are lots of choices. Who do you want?