n just two days it’s here…
The NFL Draft starts Thursday at 7 p.m. and it’s something the Chiefs have generally not fared well at over the years. Case in point, we’ve never drafted a franchise or an elite quarterback.
Not since the Chiefs forebears, the Dallas Texans stole Len Dawson from the old NFL have the Chiefs had a great quarterback. And even Dawson wasn’t drafted by the Chiefs.
So we’re 0-fer for more than half a century. Not bad, huh?
This year we can draft a quarterback if GM Scott Pioli wants to roll the dice. Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M is available, but maybe not at the 11th pick. So if we want him, we might have to trade up and that’s unlikely. If he’s still there at 11 maybe, but even that’s not likely.
Scott still loves Matt Cassel, thick or thin.
So what to do? Here are my thoughts.
There is one almost sure game breaker out there besides Andrew Luck and RG III and his name is Trent Richardson. The running back led his Alabama boys to two national championships in three years. Yes, it was HIS team. At 5’11 and 225, he’s a game breaker. He’s tough, fast, catches the ball and picks up chunks of yardage in the Red Zone.
He is the man – maybe best running back out since…Emmitt Smith.
If we gave up this year’s lst pick and next season’s 1st we could maybe move up and grab this superstar.
We need one!
Right now we have no gamebreakers on the team. Oh, did I forget Jamaal Charles or D-Bowe? No.
I didn’t like the way Charles LOOKED BEFORE HE GOT HURT. In the preseason he did nothing and in game one, not much before he got jacked. He didn’t look that great. And he maybe will never be what he once was now.
Even at that, Jamaal is not much of a threat in the Red Zone – he got stopped almost every time in short yardage when the Chiefs were deep in the other team’s end.
Bowe has not even signed – he will, but he is not consistent – he never was. Nobody else on the offense has shown much to shout about. So yeah, Trent Richardson would be our first killer player since we had Priest Holmes for a minute.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a player that meant this: PLAYOFFS?
He’d make Matt look good; he would help Jamaal by taking some heat off his butt. This guy is a game changer. Will the Chiefs pick him? NO. WE DON’T TAKE RISKS, RIGHT? And look where we are now, still no-shows.
The safe Chiefs way is to take an offensive lineman like David DeCastro or a linebacker like Boston College guy, Luke Kuechly. To make our defense even better I’d take Kuechly, we have no nose tackle at the moment.
I spoke with Nick Wright about this today.
He feels the Chiefs will give up their No. 11 pick and go way down to the end of the 1st round or even second. All this in order to get a couple No. 1’s next season and find a replacement for Matt THE FRANCHISE Cassel.
Nick could be right.
I’ll give the Chiefs credit, they did make some nice off-season moves. I think they’ll compete for the post season.
Consider this, it’s been a lifetime since either the Chiefs or Royals won a championship.
There’s no reason to expect anything to change……EVER…..both groups have been poorly run and kinda on the cheap side with players overall. They don’t really care about the fans, except to take our dough.
Neither franchise is considered top notch or even close.
THE ROYALS LOST ALL TEN HOME GAMES…NOT EVER DONE IN MODERN BASEBALL, last time was 1913 by the New York Yankees….ONE HUNDRED YEAR OLD RECORD…way to go Royals this is YOUR YEAR…finally…