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Mr. Flopnuts
03-18-2005, 01:38 PM
http://www.kffl.com/hotw/nfl

I said this before, I'll say it again. If we only sign this guy to play special teams, we will get all of our moneys worth and more. This guy is a phenominal gunner


Chiefs | Bannister Sticks Around - from www.KFFL.com
Fri, 18 Mar 2005 12:07:12 -0800

The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs entertained free agent WR Alex Bannister (Seattle). He spent an extra day with the team, sticking around Thursday, March 17. That may be an indication the two sides are getting close to working out a contract.

ct
03-18-2005, 01:39 PM
This and Johnson's visit was delayed. Hmmm...

BigChiefFan
03-18-2005, 01:43 PM
I'm all for it.

ChiTown
03-18-2005, 01:46 PM
Say good-bye to Marc Boerigter.............and hello to Mr. Bannister. At least, I hope so.

Woodrow Call
03-18-2005, 01:47 PM
Reminds me of that WR Douglas that the Chiefs signed a couple of years ago. I would much rather have Johnson but the special teams have been terrible of late.

BigChiefFan
03-18-2005, 01:51 PM
Say good-bye to Marc Boerigter.............and hello to Mr. Bannister. At least, I hope so.Bye to Chris Horn or Johnny Morton more likely.

dtrain
03-18-2005, 02:00 PM
Say good-bye to Marc Boerigter.............and hello to Mr. Bannister. At least, I hope so.

The only way Boerighter is going anywhere is if he is injured worse then we were led to believe. You can say bye bye to morton or horn.

HolmeZz
03-18-2005, 02:03 PM
Why Horn?

ChiTown
03-18-2005, 02:04 PM
The only way Boerighter is going anywhere is if he is injured worse then we were led to believe. You can say bye bye to morton or horn.


:hmmm:

Bannister is a ST'er who happens to be a WR, much like Boe. Morton is a WR is overpaid and overvalued. I think we find JM's replacement in the draft or a June 1st cut. JMO

dtrain
03-18-2005, 02:10 PM
Why Horn?

With Bo and Bannister you have to big fast wr who are special team studs. Don't get me wrong I like Horn but business is business.

Frankie
03-18-2005, 02:16 PM
Bye to Chris Horn or Johnny Morton more likely.
Horn stays. Morton goes.

dtrain
03-18-2005, 02:22 PM
Horn stays. Morton goes.
I agree that Morton will be the first to go. So that would leave
Kennison
Parker
Bo
Bannister
Hall
Horn
the kid from Arkansas forgot his name
How will Hall be used with this group?

whoman69
03-18-2005, 03:55 PM
Bye to Chris Horn or Johnny Morton more likely.
Johnny Morton is gone. There's no question about that. I would expect Boe or Horn to be gone if we sign him depending on which is going to be more important on the offensive side.

ChiTown
03-18-2005, 03:56 PM
Johnny Morton is gone. There's no question about that. I would expect Boe or Horn to be gone if we sign him depending on which is going to be more important on the offensive side.

Chris Horn can actually catch the ball. As a wr, I find that aspect to be relatively important...............

Woodrow Call
03-18-2005, 03:59 PM
I would rather have Bo than Horn. If healthy there is not a receiver with more potential than Bo on this team.

keg in kc
03-18-2005, 03:59 PM
I doubt this has anything to do with Morton, unless the idea is for Boerigter to replace JM and Bannister is going to replace Boe on STs. Because Bannister isn't going to contribute to the offense. He's strictly a special teamer, a #5 WR on the depth chart, not a #1 or #2.

Detoxing
03-18-2005, 04:18 PM
I doubt this has anything to do with Morton, unless the idea is for Boerigter to replace JM and Bannister is going to replace Boe on STs. Because Bannister isn't going to contribute to the offense. He's strictly a special teamer, a #5 WR on the depth chart, not a #1 or #2.

i agree, and i dont think that this is why they postponed KJ's visit. Nor do i believe that morton is gone, i think he'll restructure....well, unless we actually sign KJ, then in that case, yeah, bye bye morton

carlos3652
03-18-2005, 04:31 PM
i agree, and i dont think that this is why they postponed KJ's visit. Nor do i believe that morton is gone, i think he'll restructure....well, unless we actually sign KJ, then in that case, yeah, bye bye morton

You guys are silly Morton will be cut on June 1st due to Cap space... it doesnt matter if we have KJ or any wide receiver ready to go...

Logical
03-18-2005, 04:32 PM
So it appears we may sign Alex "Hands of Steel" Bannister, got to love those third tier offensive talents in an offseason where we need defense. Oh well he should come cheap.

brent102fire
03-18-2005, 04:39 PM
:cuss: I doubt this has anything to do with Morton, unless the idea is for Boerigter to replace JM and Bannister is going to replace Boe on STs. Because Bannister isn't going to contribute to the offense. He's strictly a special teamer, a #5 WR on the depth chart, not a #1 or #2.

Morton would be no better than a #3-#5 on any other team except the Chiefs. I think it's time for Morton to restructure and be a #3 or hit the road. He just can't be the #1 anymore...no wheels and unable to break free :banghead: :shake: :mad:

carlos3652
03-18-2005, 04:39 PM
So it appears we may sign Alex "Hands of Steel" Bannister, got to love those third tier offensive talents in an offseason where we need defense. Oh well he should come cheap.

This would be for ST only, our ST sucked it up last year in coverage, and i would guess we are trying to add "offense" when we need defense, but right now we have signed 2 defensive and 0 offensive FA's and we have had over 7 "D" FA's into arrowhead and only 2 offensive FA's in but it seems we dont care about defense this offseason...

Geez, i guess some people just see the glass half empty all the time, the day we win the superbowl im sure they will be complaining the day after because we havent upgraded to win next years...

Lighten up Vlad.... i love reading your posts but sometimes you take it to the next level...

TRR
03-18-2005, 04:45 PM
If KC is going to add a WR, let's add a WR. Not another Damien Douglas. That's all Bannister is.

If we are even going to pursue a WR, let's go after a proven guy like Kevin Johnson.

Logical
03-18-2005, 04:49 PM
This would be for ST only, our ST sucked it up last year in coverage, and i would guess we are trying to add "offense" when we need defense, but right now we have signed 2 defensive and 0 offensive FA's and we have had over 7 "D" FA's into arrowhead and only 2 offensive FA's in but it seems we dont care about defense this offseason...

Geez, i guess some people just see the glass half empty all the time, the day we win the superbowl im sure they will be complaining the day after because we havent upgraded to win next years...

Lighten up Vlad.... i love reading your posts but sometimes you take it to the next level...

Sorry but to me rookies should be where our ST fixes come from, you and the others probably are correct. I just find it unusual we may use our clearly stated limited free agent fund on anything but defense. JMHO.

Delano
03-18-2005, 04:54 PM
I don't see the problem investing in the special teams when it clearly paid great dividends two years ago.

As long as the personnel people think this guy will improve that aspect of the team, we have no choice but to go with it.

Logical
03-18-2005, 04:57 PM
I don't see the problem investing in the special teams when it clearly paid great dividends two years ago.

As long as the personnel people think this guy will improve that aspect of the team, we have no choice but to go with it.

Once we have either Surtain or (not that thrilled) Law, then I would agree with you. Until then every last penny needs to be preserved so we can get a top CB.

carlos3652
03-18-2005, 05:01 PM
Sorry but to me rookies should be where our ST fixes come from, you and the others probably are correct. I just find it unusual we may use our clearly stated limited free agent fund on anything but defense. JMHO.

OK, that makes more sense, but we havent signed any offense players yet, and I think if we want to get a proven ST player (super cheap) i think its a good idea... remember in 03 when the ST won most of the games the defense couldnt hold the opponents...

I think they want the ST to be strong to perform like 03, dante will not be a WR and have more time and energy to return the way he used to...

Other than that i agree with you Vlad, once again you are very respected in this forum and I enjoy reading your posts because most of the time you are correct, or have an idea of what you are talking about...

Peace

whoman69
03-18-2005, 05:23 PM
:cuss:

Morton would be no better than a #3-#5 on any other team except the Chiefs. I think it's time for Morton to restructure and be a #3 or hit the road. He just can't be the #1 anymore...no wheels and unable to break free :banghead: :shake: :mad:
No need to restructure. Just hit the road, Jack.

carlos3652
03-18-2005, 05:24 PM
No need to restructure. Just hit the road, Jack.

Agreed another June 1st casualty... why restructure when he is not happy here, no one wants you here moron....

nychief
03-18-2005, 05:34 PM
The Specialist: Deceptive and dangerous

By CLARE FARNSWORTH
SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER

Don Dufek. Eric Lane. Fredd Young. Sam Merriman. Rufus Porter. Michael Bates. Mack Strong. Jay Bellamy. Fabien Bownes. Isaiah Kacyvenski.

Alex Bannister can't tell you what each of these players has meant to the history of the Seahawks, but he does know he's carrying on a special tradition.
"I don't really know the legacy or the history of the special teams here, but I definitely want to put an emphasis on special teams," said Bannister, who last season was voted the special teams player on the NFC Pro Bowl squad.

"I want to let it be known around the league how important it is, because it doesn't get much attention."

That's never been the case in Seattle. The Seahawks' special teams have been extra special -- that blooper-reel '97 season notwithstanding.

These units have been productive because the coaching staff has always included one of the more innovative minds in the game -- Rusty Tillman, Russ Purnell and Pete Rodriquez -- and the head coaches have emphasized their importance.

But it is the players who put the special in special teams. It's something you have to want to do, and the best are those who are able to do it at any cost and despite any obstacle.

Bannister's forte is downing punts near the goal line. Veteran punter Tom Rouen says Bannister is better at it than anyone he's played with in his 12-year NFL career. Apparently, others noticed as well.

"Just to have the respect of my peers around the league who voted me in, that's satisfying," Bannister said of his Pro Bowl berth. "But I'm just trying to do what I can to help this team win."



Bannister joined Young and Porter as the only Seahawks to take their special teams expertise to the Pro Bowl. He also would like to follow Young as the only player in franchise history to later be voted to the all-star game as a position player.

"The next time I come here, I want it to be as a wide receiver," Bannister said in February.

Reminded of that statement last week, Bannister said, "That's the ultimate goal."

For now, Bannister's biggest contributions to this season of heightened expectations will continue to come on special teams.

"I'm going to be patient and take what comes," he said. "I'm not going to force it. ... I'm going to let it take its course."

Which for Bannister could be a return trip to Hawaii in February.


EXTRA SPECIAL

Alex Bannister's 18 tackles covering punts and kickoffs last season tied for seventh highest in franchise history, but he also became only the third Seahawk to be voted to the Pro Bowl for his special teams play -- joining Fredd Young (1984-85) and Rufus Porter (1988-89):
Player (year) Tackles
Jay Bellamy (1996) 34
Michael Bates (1993) 22
Tim Hauck (1997) 22
Isaiah Kacyvenski (2001) 21
Sam Merriman (1984) 21


Player (year) Tackles
Mack Strong (1995) 19
Alex Bannister (2003) 18
James Logan (1999) 18
Tracy Johnson (1992) 18
Don Dufek (1983, 1979) 18