View Full Version : Are the Chiefs really lacking a #2 WR?

08-31-2006, 02:04 PM
Interesting analysis from KC Joiner on ESPN.com. Also included in the link below is a full season preview of the Chiefs:

Conventional wisdom says the Chiefs' lack of a bona-fide No. 2 wide receiver should hurt them, but the organization did not try to pick up a receiver either via the draft or free agency. Do the Chiefs know something that everyone else doesn't? It looks like they do, and the metrics show what that something is.

If one were to combine the 2005 metrics for Dante Hall and Samie Parker, it would equate to 72 successful plays for 982 yards. The 9.2 yards per attempt put up by Hall/Parker would tie for 13th among all wide receivers. Their 67.3 percent success rate would also be a top 15 number.

It's an unorthodox way to approach filling a need, but give the Kansas City coaches credit for finding a creative solution to a seemingly pressing personnel need.


08-31-2006, 02:13 PM
Our #2 is not the problem, it's everything else after that.

08-31-2006, 02:39 PM
Gee, what an astounding revelation. The Chiefs annually put up 4000 yards passing yet don't have any receivers. It's almost as if they know how to pass the ball without having Terrell Owens on the team.

08-31-2006, 02:41 PM
It won't matter this year as we run LJ, Bennett,Cruz,etc.
into the ground.
We probably will just receivers on deep routes as decoys... :p

Mr. Laz
08-31-2006, 02:57 PM
the problem is a true #1 receiver ... not a #2

it's not so much about the numbers either.... it's about having a receiver the other teams fear and who can catch passes even when doubled.

having a go to receiver in the 4th quarter when you need the big play to win the game and make the playoffs.