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DaneMcCloud
08-01-2006, 09:54 PM
Pastabelly - undisclosed draft choice

keg in kc
08-01-2006, 09:54 PM
Interesting.

dirk digler
08-01-2006, 09:55 PM
Good news

Wa-Z
08-01-2006, 09:55 PM
Better not be higher than a 5th...

Logical
08-01-2006, 09:56 PM
Could be good or awful depending on the draft choice we gave up. I have never been impressed with Bennett but we will see.

Count Zarth
08-01-2006, 09:56 PM
Fantastic!

milkman
08-01-2006, 09:59 PM
Damnit Carl! :cuss:


It's a joke.

DaneMcCloud
08-01-2006, 09:59 PM
Could be good or awful depending on the draft choice we gave up. I have never been impressed with Bennett but we will see.

Well, he was a first round draft choice and a Pro Bowl selection. He put up around 1,200 yards a few years back and should be a great backup to LJ.

Gotta give props to CP. He's sure trying to put together a winning team.

CHENZ A!
08-01-2006, 10:00 PM
I like this move. He could be a nice change of pace.

Miles
08-01-2006, 10:01 PM
Really like this deal so long as its a 5th or lower.

Cave Johnson
08-01-2006, 10:02 PM
Adios, Q. Good luck sticking with another team.

ChiefsKing
08-01-2006, 10:03 PM
I guess this officially puts the fork in priest.

Bowser
08-01-2006, 10:05 PM
Really like this deal so long as its a 5th or lower.

610 was talking to some "insider" last week - no idea on the name - and he said that "Michael Bennett could be had for a third round draft pick to whomever wanted him". Take that for what it's worth.

I like the move. I feel better with Bennett at #2 than Dee Brown or the Next Barry Sanders.

And I'm going to go ahead and assume that this is the end for Priest Holmes. Bummer.

morphius
08-01-2006, 10:06 PM
Interesting move. I blame Carl!

tk13
08-01-2006, 10:07 PM
Man I sure hope it's not a 1st day pick for a backup RB. I can't imagine it is.

Cochise
08-01-2006, 10:08 PM
4th or lower. please.

Iowanian
08-01-2006, 10:08 PM
Green and others have mentioned Holmes in the past tense a couple of times in the last week or so. I've been thinking he was done for a while. If so, thanks to him for the great things he did in KC.

If true, Bennett would be a solid backup....he's fast, has starter experience. When he was up for the draft, a hell of alot of people on this very board were screamin for him to be the pick....He's had trouble staying healthy, and gets the butter fingers.

Hopefully its true, and Carl didn't give up too much.

Cochise
08-01-2006, 10:09 PM
Saints taking a page out of the Royals playbook - sign a free agent. Trade him for a draft pick. (well, the royals get prospects, but you know what I mean)

Uncle_Ted
08-01-2006, 10:12 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2536868

Hoover
08-01-2006, 10:12 PM
I like the move as long as its a 2nd day pick. i'm sure its a conditional, maybe as high as three and low as 5

Stinger
08-01-2006, 10:14 PM
Chiefs add Bennett to backfield via trade with Saints

<HR width="100%" noShade SIZE=1>
By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

With the future of Priest Holmes (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4047) still undetermined, the Kansas City Chiefs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=kan) on Tuesday night acquired running back Michael Bennett (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=5474) from the New Orleans Saints (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=nor) for what is believed to be a future draft choice, ESPN.com has learned.


Paperwork must still be filed with the NFL office and the deal is contingent on Bennett passing a Chiefs-administered physical exam. That should not be a problem since Bennett was already in camp with the Saints and practicing.



The subject of considerable trade talk ever since the Saints chose Reggie Bush (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=7751) in the first round of the draft, Bennett will become the primary backup to starter Larry Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6363). The absence of Holmes, and the possibility that he might be forced to retire because of head and neck injuries sustained last season, left the Chiefs perilously thin at the position.


Several teams inquired about Bennett and, in the past week, the St. Louis Rams (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=stl) -- who will be without Marshall Faulk (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=2728) for all of the 2006 season -- offered the Saints a fourth-round pick in next year's draft. Bennett would have preferred being traded to the Rams, where Scott Linehan, his onetime offensive coordinator with the Minnesota Vikings (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=min), is the first-year head coach.


New Orleans officials told Bennett and his agent that they dealt him to Kansas City because they did not want to trade him to an NFC team. Other franchises that expressed an interest in Bennett in the last three months included Miami and Houston.


The Saints could have traded Bennett earlier, but held off until they could assess the recovery of starting tailback Deuce McAllister (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=5470) from 2005 knee surgery and until they got Bush under contract.


A former first-round draft choice and a onetime Pro Bowl performer, Bennett was signed by the Saints as an unrestricted free agent on March 17, at a time when New Orleans was seeking an established back and had no idea Bush would be available at No. 2 in the draft. Bennett signed a two-year, $3 million contract.


Before signing with the Saints, Bennett, 27, played all five previous seasons with the Vikings, who chose him in the first round of the 2001 draft. The former University of Wisconsin star was the draft's 27th overall selection that year, four spots after the Saints chose McAllister.

The speedy Bennett rushed for 1,296 yards and five touchdowns in '02, and became the first player in NFL history to produce runs of 60-plus yards in three straight games that year. Over the ensuing three seasons, however, Bennett totaled only 1,196 yards and five touchdowns. In 16 appearances in 2005, including six starts, he carried 126 times for 473 yards and three touchdowns.


For his career, Bennett has 713 carries for 3,174 yards and 12 touchdowns. He also has 126 receptions for 1,040 yards and five scores. Bennett has appeared in 64 games, starting 49.

Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.

Sure-Oz
08-01-2006, 10:14 PM
Definetly a big need there, hopefully its a crappy pick back to them.

DaneMcCloud
08-01-2006, 10:14 PM
Saints taking a page out of the Royals playbook - sign a free agent. Trade him for a draft pick. (well, the royals get prospects, but you know what I mean)

Yeah, but the Saints have to eat the $1 million dollar signing bonus

Tribal Warfare
08-01-2006, 10:14 PM
I remember back in the day we were debating if KC should draft Bennett.

ChiefsCountry
08-01-2006, 10:17 PM
Wait till hawkchief and KCChiefsman88 come on here and blast Carl for getting a good player.

Iowanian
08-01-2006, 10:17 PM
The ESPN article says StL offered a 4th rnd pick, but they had chosen not to deal him within the NFC.

I'll bet its a conditional 4th.

ROYC75
08-01-2006, 10:19 PM
I like this move alot better...........

Guru
08-01-2006, 10:20 PM
The ESPN article says StL offered a 4th rnd pick, but they had chosen not to deal him within the NFC.

I'll bet its a conditional 4th.


That is what I thought when I read that too.

Hoover
08-01-2006, 10:24 PM
If its a Day 2 draft pick its a great move.

What is his 40 time vs LJ's?

Man talk about a backfield.

KCinNY
08-01-2006, 10:31 PM
Speed guy...nice change of pace.

milkman
08-01-2006, 10:33 PM
Wait till hawkchief and KCChiefsman88 come on here and blast Carl for getting a good player.

If Carl traded for anything but a PB/HOF LT and you people are even remotely pleased about the trade, then you're just drinking the kool aid.

Frazod
08-01-2006, 10:34 PM
Better him than that ex-Bronco midget.

Short Leash Hootie
08-01-2006, 10:35 PM
10 dollars says it's for a 3rd round pick.

recxjake
08-01-2006, 10:37 PM
they were asking for a 3rd, i bet its a 4th

DaneMcCloud
08-01-2006, 10:39 PM
I honestly can't think of a better backfield in the NFL right now than Johnson & Bennett. Two super fast, elusive, young Pro Bowl running backs. I like it! :)

TRR
08-01-2006, 10:44 PM
3rd round pick would be a little too high for a backup RB that won't see the field much behind LJ. However, Bennett is a threat to take it to the house everytime he touches the ball. He used to be possibly the fastest man in the NFL coming into the league. He just has trouble staying healthy.

I would have rather offered a 3rd round pick for Lelie or Porter if it is indeed a 3rd rounder.

ChiefsCountry
08-01-2006, 10:50 PM
If Carl traded for anything but a PB/HOF LT and you people are even remotely pleased about the trade, then you're just drinking the kool aid.

ROFL

Chiefs Pantalones
08-01-2006, 10:55 PM
Anyone hear anything about Ty Law yet? Has he signed anywhere?

Mecca
08-01-2006, 10:58 PM
I think Griffin has a better shot of making the team than Dee Brown does as the 3rd HB.....

Jim Jones
08-01-2006, 10:59 PM
Any first day pick is too high for Bennett. I'm fine with dealing a 5th for him. I wouldn't bet thrilled with dealing a 4th, but I suppose I could live with it.

Count Zarth
08-01-2006, 10:59 PM
I think Griffin has a better shot of making the team than Dee Brown does as the 3rd HB.....

Neither of them will make the team.

OnTheWarpath58
08-01-2006, 11:00 PM
Neither of them will make the team.

Who do you suggest as the 3rd RB?

Count Zarth
08-01-2006, 11:01 PM
Who do you suggest as the 3rd RB?

There's an undrafted free agent in camp named Derrick Ross. I suggest you watch him this preseason.

tk13
08-01-2006, 11:04 PM
There's an undrafted free agent in camp named Derrick Ross. I suggest you watch him this preseason.
And thus... the next Scanlon is born.

OnTheWarpath58
08-01-2006, 11:05 PM
There's an undrafted free agent in camp named Derrick Ross. I suggest you watch him this preseason.

Tarleton State.....5'9", 190.

Hmmmm.....

I'm hoping to be in RF next week.....

I'll check him out.......

jlscorpio
08-01-2006, 11:06 PM
I, too, remember a lot of talk about "us" taking Bennett in the draft in '01. I love him as a back-up/change-of-pace for LJ. I've seen Bennett play a lot and he is a true home-run threat. Plugging him in against a bludgeoned defense in the 4th qtr has me excited. Was ANYONE really feeling that good about Brown/Q-Tip?

Count Zarth
08-01-2006, 11:07 PM
Tarleton State.....5'9", 190.

Hmmmm.....

I'm hoping to be in RF next week.....

I'll check him out.......

5-10, 226 on KcChiefs.com.

noa
08-01-2006, 11:09 PM
What I like about this move is that it indicates to me that Priest is done. I don't want Priest to be done (I would love to see him in the red zone), but I have to look at the silver lining of Priest and Roaf's retirements, which is that hopefully this will free up enough money for us to lock up LJ, Jared Allen, Kawika, and Tony G.

OnTheWarpath58
08-01-2006, 11:13 PM
5-10, 226 on KcChiefs.com.

Yep...my bad.

Eyes moved down to Benny Sapp by accident.....

Still will keep an eye on him.....

wazu
08-01-2006, 11:15 PM
RBBC, here we come. Now the circle is complete.

Guru
08-01-2006, 11:17 PM
RBBC, here we come. Now the circle is complete.


NOPE!!!! NO Friggin way. That can't happen. OMG you just opened an old wound. WHY WHY WHY did you have to say that. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

milkman
08-01-2006, 11:23 PM
RBBC, here we come. Now the circle is complete.

It must be true, since the circle jerk said it.

greg63
08-01-2006, 11:30 PM
Pastabelly - undisclosed draft choice

Link?

greg63
08-01-2006, 11:30 PM
It must be true, since the circle jerk said it.


ROFL

Logical
08-01-2006, 11:32 PM
What I like about this move is that it indicates to me that Priest is done. I don't want Priest to be done (I would love to see him in the red zone), but I have to look at the silver lining of Priest and Roaf's retirements, which is that hopefully this will free up enough money for us to lock up LJ, Jared Allen, Kawika, and Tony G.

Priest won't free up any money because they plan to PUP him. Not sure about how retirement affects the cap. I think the remaining signing bonus hits immediately but of course no hit for yearly salary.

SLAG
08-01-2006, 11:37 PM
Priest is done... IMHO

Carl prolly got Mike the Spike for a 4th next and a conditional 5th and 6th or something the following year

milkman
08-01-2006, 11:39 PM
Priest is done... IMHO

Carl prolly got Mike the Spike for a 4th next and a conditional 5th and 6th or something the following year

If he gives up more than one pick, and it's higher than a 4th, then Carl got took.

SLAG
08-01-2006, 11:43 PM
If he gives up more than one pick, and it's higher than a 4th, then Carl got took.


we traded fujita to the cowgirls for more than one...

it can be done

Chiefs Pantalones
08-01-2006, 11:43 PM
I'm pretty sure it's a 3rd rounder.

buddha
08-01-2006, 11:51 PM
He's faster than LJ...this was a very solid, smart football decision. Bennett is a fast, change of pace guy who just isn't built to hold up to full-time pounding.

Smart move by KC.

Mojo Rising
08-01-2006, 11:53 PM
How is Bennett at picking up the blitz? Catching out of the backfield?

Maybe he could be the 3rd down back we were hoping Priest would come back to be.

I don't think he has the nose for the goal line like Priest so this will leave LJ with goal line duties.

milkman
08-01-2006, 11:54 PM
we traded fujita to the cowgirls for more than one...

it can be done

The fact that it can, and has been, done won't do anything to make me happy about it if the Chiefs get it done to them.

KILLER_CLOWN
08-02-2006, 12:05 AM
DAMMIT CARL! we could have had Jesse Haynes for nothing, he's flipping burgers in the KC area and he's the next Barry Sanders.

NJ Chief Fan
08-02-2006, 12:36 AM
4th, 5th, 6th or 7th ill be satisfied



DAMMIT CARL! :cuss:

Chargers8491
08-02-2006, 04:32 AM
Rumor is that the Chargers and Saints are working out a trade for Donnie. The rumor is that it is a 3rd rnd pick possibly the one they received from the Chiefs.

This is just a rumot right now so please dont shoot the messenger.... ROFL

Otter
08-02-2006, 05:10 AM
Hopefully Carl isn’t a day late and a dollar short like he’s been for the last 16 years. I’m in the ‘hope for the best, prepare for the worst’ state of mind these days.

It would be some suhweet tasting crow.

Guru
08-02-2006, 05:17 AM
Any news yet on what draft pick we gave up?

Mecca
08-02-2006, 05:24 AM
Knowing Carl I bet it's a conditional draft pick, either or we pretty much had to have a back if the Chiefs do what we're expecting the backup RB could have 150 carries.

OldTownChief
08-02-2006, 05:31 AM
Does the two year, 3 mil contract come with him?

Ultra Peanut
08-02-2006, 05:32 AM
He should be an excellent backup.

Mecca
08-02-2006, 05:33 AM
Does the two year, 3 mil contract come with him?

The base salary does, the bonus doesn't.

OldTownChief
08-02-2006, 05:38 AM
The base salary does, the bonus doesn't.


Cool, Thanks!

chop
08-02-2006, 05:39 AM
It would have been nice to get Stallworth in the deal. Oh well, Bennett makes me feel a little better about the backup rb position.

Bootlegged
08-02-2006, 05:56 AM
Very nice. Hope he stays healthy. Great change of style back.

KCTitus
08-02-2006, 06:14 AM
I remember back in the day we were debating if KC should draft Bennett.

Back in the day, Packfan was Bennett's biggest cheerleader. Of course, it was just by coincidence that Bennett played in Wisconsin. Hmmm...

Anyway, Ive ready many posts that say something to the effect of 'as long as it was a 2nd day pick'...Frankly, I dont care if Carl pissed away a 2nd round pick. His 2nd round picks have been complete wastes as of late, so at least he would get something of value in this instance.

DaKCMan AP
08-02-2006, 06:17 AM
Back in the day, Packfan was Bennett's biggest cheerleader. Of course, it was just by coincidence that Bennett played in Wisconsin. Hmmm...

Anyway, Ive ready many posts that say something to the effect of 'as long as it was a 2nd day pick'...Frankly, I dont care if Carl pissed away a 2nd round pick. His 2nd round picks have been complete wastes as of late, so at least he would get something of value in this instance.

We could have gotten a much better player with a 2nd than Michael Bennett.

Pat Surtain - worth a 2nd
Michael Bennett - not worth a 2nd

I hope it was a 6th round pick or a conditional 5th or 6th.

KCTitus
08-02-2006, 06:22 AM
We could have gotten a much better player with a 2nd than Michael Bennett.

Part of what I said was in jest...surely you must have noticed The Lexicon useage, but that said, what better player could KC have gotten in August for ANY pick?

Well...except for all the HOF/PB LT's available that Carl is ignoring.

the Talking Can
08-02-2006, 06:30 AM
even a 4th seems pricey for an often injured backup....glad we got him but please please please don't let it be a first day pick....

milkman
08-02-2006, 06:41 AM
Back in the day, Packfan was Bennett's biggest cheerleader. Of course, it was just by coincidence that Bennett played in Wisconsin. Hmmm...

Anyway, Ive ready many posts that say something to the effect of 'as long as it was a 2nd day pick'...Frankly, I dont care if Carl pissed away a 2nd round pick. His 2nd round picks have been complete wastes as of late, so at least he would get something of value in this instance.

Nice. :thumb:

jspchief
08-02-2006, 06:49 AM
I think he's a great addition. He'll be similar to what Tatum Bell is to Denver. Put him in in the 4th quarter and let his speed and fresh legs abuse worn out defenses.

As others have said, a 4th rnd pick is about the most he's worth. And even then, we spent a draft pick on a guy that only has a two year contract.

If this guy can stay healthy, he's going to have some fans in KC. He's a world class sprinter. He may not be ideal for a feature back, but I think he'll be exceptional in the role he'll play for us.

John_Wayne
08-02-2006, 06:52 AM
2001 NFL Draft:

MICHAEL BENNETT, Tailback

School: University of Wisconsin Badgers.

Height: 5:09.7.

Weight: 204.

Hometown: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

ANALYSIS

Positives…Outstanding athlete with world class speed...Has cat-like quickness and exceptional balance through the holes...Explodes through the seams and has that quick sidestep that consistently makes defenders miss...Patiently waits for blocks to develop, using his sharp change-of-direction skills to fluidly turn the corner...Runs at a good pad level, showing powerful leg drive up the middle...Does not shy away from contact running through traffic...Has a forceful stiff-arm to keep defensive backs in check...Runs low to the ground and keeps his shoulders squared...Much like the Rams’ Marshall Faulk in his cutback ability and lateral agility...Displays excellent stop-&-go action and the vision to set his blocks up well....Has very quick feet, shortening his stride and showing superb spin ability...Lowers his shoulders and drives forward aggressively...Shows smooth pick-&-slide agility, displaying moves to freeze defenders in one-on-one situations.

Negatives…Will hit the line and stop, at times, resulting in lost yardage...Hands are very suspect, thus the reason that he was never involved in the team’s passing game...Also needs to be more crisp in his route-running (almost seems as if he’s too reluctant to be any way involved in the passing game)...Makes passive attempts as a blocker and overextends when trying to seal off the blitz...Seems to run out of gas late in games, making his stamina questionable...Needs to protect the ball better when running to prevent costly fumbles.

AGILITY TESTS4.36 in the 40-yard dash...38-inch vertical jump...3.89 in the 20-yard shuttle...320-pound bench press.

ct
08-02-2006, 07:33 AM
If St. Louis was reportedly offering a 4th, and we got him for a conditional pick, it's gotta be a 4th / conditional 3rd if he meets playing time markers. Bit higher than I would have preferred, but would be an OK deal. Just make sure he does NOT meet those PT markers.

Demonpenz
08-02-2006, 07:36 AM
wtf a 3rd? OR 4th? Wasn't that where tom brady was drafted?

milkman
08-02-2006, 07:37 AM
wtf a 3rd? OR 4th? Wasn't that where tom brady was drafted?

Brady was a sixth rounder, I believe.

KCTitus
08-02-2006, 07:41 AM
wtf a 3rd? OR 4th? Wasn't that where tom brady was drafted?

I know...Omar Easy was a 4th rounder! *sigh*

Demonpenz
08-02-2006, 07:46 AM
looks like we aren't even thinking about the future after giving that pick away. Carl must be really reaching to fill those single game seats

MOhillbilly
08-02-2006, 07:51 AM
I know...Omar Easy was a 4th rounder! *sigh*

who?

KCTitus
08-02-2006, 07:52 AM
looks like we aren't even thinking about the future after giving that pick away. Carl must be really reaching to fill those single game seats

ROFL...excellent!

KCTitus
08-02-2006, 07:54 AM
who?

Omar Easy...the franchise FB that KC drafted, I wont try to take credit for it, and then let go. Now KC's in a FB jam.

Nice work, Carl!

ct
08-02-2006, 08:00 AM
Geez, we just got a quality backup RB for the chance at the next Omar Easy, and people still go Chicken Little over it.

Demonpenz
08-02-2006, 08:02 AM
Remember when he was drafting he had the best straight line speed of any RB.

KCTitus
08-02-2006, 08:05 AM
Geez, we just got a quality backup RB for the chance at the next Omar Easy, and people still go Chicken Little over it.

ANY time the team has a chance to pick up a franchise FB, it's a big deal. This team is going to feel the loss of TRich and Easy.

the Talking Can
08-02-2006, 08:05 AM
Remember when he was drafting he had the best straight line speed of any RB.

he's someone that could actually share the load with LJ, as opposed to just getting a few snaps..it's a smart pick up, imho...

not Priest, but still has home-run capability....

the Talking Can
08-02-2006, 08:08 AM
not to spoil the fun, but Allen was a 4th...

mlyonsd
08-02-2006, 08:09 AM
Maybe this really is Carl's year and he won Bennett in a poker bet.

the Talking Can
08-02-2006, 08:10 AM
Maybe this really is Carl's year and he won Bennett in a poker bet.

maybe CP re-upped with the Devil...

Fried Meat Ball!
08-02-2006, 08:16 AM
Official...


CHIEFS ACQUIRE PRO BOWL RB MICHAEL BENNETT IN TRADE WITH NEW ORLEANS


Kansas City Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Wednesday that the club had acquired RB Michael Bennett from New Orleans in exchange for a Chiefs undisclosed draft choice in 2007.

“We have been working on a potential trade for Michael Bennett for the last couple of months,” Peterson said. “As a former number one draft choice he brings quality and experience to the Chiefs and he is still a young running back. Michael has had a 1,000-yard rushing season and has been to a Pro Bowl. He will be utilized to back up Larry Johnson and be involved in our group of running backs as soon as he arrives in camp.”

Bennett (5-9, 207) signed as a free agent with New Orleans in March after appearing in 64 career games (49 starts) with Minnesota. He recorded 713 carries for 3,174 yards (4.5 avg.) with 12 touchdowns as a member of the Vikings. The sixth-year veteran also owns 126 career receptions for 1,040 yards (8.3 avg.) with five scores. The 27-year old originally entered the NFL as the Vikings first-round choice (27th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft.

The former Pro Bowler saw duty in all 16 games a year ago (six starts), posting 126 rushes for 473 yards (3.8 avg.) with three touchdowns and 27 catches for 124 yards and two scores. Bennett enjoyed a career year in 2002, posting the second-best single-season rushing performance in Minnesota history. Bennett posted 255 carries for 1,296 yards (5.1 avg.) with five TDs, earning his initial Pro Bowl berth in the process. He ran for a career-high 167 yards on just 15 carries (11.1 avg.) with a TD vs. the N.Y. Giants (11/10/02) and compiled four straight 100-yard rushing games during the 2002 campaign.

The Milwaukee, Wisconsin native was a four-year letterman on the Badgers football team and an All-Big Ten sprinter at the University of Wisconsin. Bennett ran for 1,681 yards in his only season as a starter with the Badgers, ranking second in school history for single-season rushing yards. A track standout, he also won Big Ten indoor and outdoor titles in both the 60 and 200-meter events in 2000. Bennett was an all-state football selection and state record holder in the 100 and 200-meter events at Milwaukee Technical High School.

Herzig
08-02-2006, 08:17 AM
I bet Bennett's feet are extremely agile....since he's a black guy :rolleyes: ROFL Fatlock

CoMoChief
08-02-2006, 08:20 AM
Better not be higher than a 5th...

Shit it better not be more than a 6th.

Iowanian
08-02-2006, 08:23 AM
I wonder if he'll be back with Dante returning kicks?


backup Rb....hella fast and shifty.

jlscorpio
08-02-2006, 08:31 AM
I'll address Bennett in my training camp report next monday. I leave tomorrow...

chief4life
08-02-2006, 08:36 AM
Ronda Moss just said it was a second day draft pick and he will be in town today, and be out on the field tomarrow. So it wasn't a third and i Don't think it was a 4, my guess is a 5.

Bob Dole
08-02-2006, 09:02 AM
How many former Saints are on the roster now?

mlyonsd
08-02-2006, 09:04 AM
How many former Saints are on the roster now?

With Willie's retirement we evidently had to add another to even things back out.

Ultra Peanut
08-02-2006, 12:11 PM
The more this deal settles into my consciousness, the happier I am with it.

I will, however, admit to being a huge proponent of drafting him at #12 in 2001, so some of that "Holy crap, can he ever run!" is probably still residually ingrained.

Demonpenz
08-02-2006, 12:19 PM
I don't think his athletisim has ever been in doubt his problem (Like me on saturday nights) he can never find the holes

htismaqe
08-02-2006, 12:22 PM
Ronda Moss just said it was a second day draft pick and he will be in town today, and be out on the field tomarrow. So it wasn't a third and i Don't think it was a 4, my guess is a 5.

It's a conditional pick, meaning if he or the Chiefs reach certain conditions, it will be higher.

My guess is that they did something like:

If he rushes for 1000 yards, the Saints get a 4th. If he doesn't, they get a 7th.

FringeNC
08-02-2006, 01:00 PM
"Makes passive attempts as a blocker and overextends when trying to seal off the blitz..."

Where have we seen that before? That's where we're going to miss Holmes. He could pass-block. If Bennett truly is bad at pass-blocking, who is going to be our 3rd down back?

htismaqe
08-02-2006, 01:13 PM
"Makes passive attempts as a blocker and overextends when trying to seal off the blitz..."

Where have we seen that before? That's where we're going to miss Holmes. He could pass-block. If Bennett truly is bad at pass-blocking, who is going to be our 3rd down back?

Todd McNair wasn't a great pass blocker either, yet he was our 3rd-down back.

Bennett has speed and can catch the ball and that's good enough. I can't believe people are whining about this.

sedated
08-02-2006, 01:29 PM
good pickup, as long as we bench him when he gets close to the "conditions" for that draft pick

booger
08-02-2006, 02:06 PM
Anyone know who we cut to make room under the roster?

I'd guess Mckensi Smith or Griffin.

Count Zarth
08-02-2006, 02:07 PM
Larry Johnson is going to be the third-down back. He's going to learn how to pass block this year.

Basileus777
08-02-2006, 02:22 PM
Bennett has stone hands, he shouldn't be our 3rd down back.

the Talking Can
08-02-2006, 02:26 PM
according to CP the pick is not conditional...it is an undisclosed second day pick....

FringeNC
08-02-2006, 02:28 PM
Larry Johnson is going to be the third-down back. He's going to learn how to pass block this year.

That would be the best scenario, with Bennett just getting a few carries to give him a breather. I didn't like it last year when LJ came out. It was too obvious we were going to pass.

Priest Holmes would be the best 3rd down back ever, but he's done.

Hog Farmer
08-02-2006, 02:44 PM
I don't think his athletisim has ever been in doubt his problem (Like me on saturday nights) he can never find the holes


This is gonna be a great pickup guys! Think about it. He has always been behind a suckass O-Line.

1) He owns the Vikings single season rushing record.

2) He has world class speed

3) He was a 1st round draft choice

4) He has made a probowl.

5) He has quickness and can hit the holes.

6) He is 27 years old, in his prime and healthy.

What had Priest HOlmes done before getting to Kansas City. This is gonna be the second coming of Priest Holmes. This is a great,great pickup by Carl. :toast:

DJ's left nut
08-02-2006, 03:54 PM
1) He owns the Vikings single season rushing record.



No he doesn't, Robert Smith went for 1500 or so about 5 years ago.

Still a good pickup though. I'd like to see him on that delayed draw play that Holmes ran quite a bit. Against a tired D-line, he could easily bust that sucker for 80+.

jspchief
08-02-2006, 04:07 PM
"Makes passive attempts as a blocker and overextends when trying to seal off the blitz..."

Where have we seen that before? That's where we're going to miss Holmes. He could pass-block. If Bennett truly is bad at pass-blocking, who is going to be our 3rd down back?In fairness, that's a college scouting report from 5 years ago. He's probably worked on those things since entering the NFL.

BigVE
08-02-2006, 06:35 PM
This is gonna be a great pickup guys! Think about it. He has always been behind a suckass O-Line.

1) He owns the Vikings single season rushing record.

2) He has world class speed

3) He was a 1st round draft choice

4) He has made a probowl.

5) He has quickness and can hit the holes.

6) He is 27 years old, in his prime and healthy.

What had Priest HOlmes done before getting to Kansas City. This is gonna be the second coming of Priest Holmes. This is a great,great pickup by Carl. :toast:


I agree with most of this post EXCEPT for the second coming of Priest Holmes...Priest came into a situation where he was going to pretty much be the starter no matter what, LJ isnt giving ANYTHING to Bennett...now or later. Bennett will be lucky to get 10 carries a game.

DaneMcCloud
08-02-2006, 06:51 PM
I agree with most of this post EXCEPT for the second coming of Priest Holmes...Priest came into a situation where he was going to pretty much be the starter no matter what, LJ isnt giving ANYTHING to Bennett...now or later. Bennett will be lucky to get 10 carries a game.

That sounds about right. 10 carries a game, 4.3 yards per carry, 688 yards rushing. Sounds like a great compliment to LJ's 1,700+ yards :thumb:

htismaqe
08-02-2006, 08:09 PM
according to CP the pick is not conditional...it is an undisclosed second day pick....

undisclosed <> unconditional

undisclosed = "we're not telling you what we gave up"

Thig Lyfe
08-02-2006, 10:02 PM
But can he play LT?

DaneMcCloud
08-02-2006, 10:16 PM
But can he play LT?

No, but Turley can. :p

milkman
08-02-2006, 10:17 PM
No, but Turley can. :p

You're just buying the kool aid!

the Talking Can
08-02-2006, 10:22 PM
undisclosed <> unconditional

undisclosed = "we're not telling you what we gave up"

I'd swear I heard CP on 610 say the pick was not conditional, in response to a direct question....but I may have misheard....

DaneMcCloud
08-02-2006, 10:57 PM
You're just buying the kool aid!

And mixing it with Vodka :drool: