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Direckshun
06-18-2007, 08:03 PM
http://www.realfootball365.com/nfl/articles/2007/06/chiefs-young-widereceivers150607.html

From the article "Roster suddenly filled with young wide receivers."

When head coach Herm Edwards came to Kansas City in 2006, he ruffled feathers with Chiefs fans when he suggested that the offensive system run by Dick Vermeil and Al Saunders was too complex. Many fans hoped Edwards would keep the high-scoring offense in place and simply fix the defense that was consistently among the worst in the league. For a variety of reasons, though -- most notably the loss of several aging offensive players from the Vermeil era -- that won't be the case.

But fans who decry Edwards' decision should keep the receiver position in mind. The Chiefs' inability to produce solid receivers under Vermeil may prove Edwards' point about the drawbacks to that complex system. When former Chiefs receivers routinely fail to catch on elsewhere in the league, it raises a natural question: Were they on Kansas City's roster because of their talent, or because the coaches simply needed receivers who understood the offense? If wideouts were being evaluated more for their knowledge of a system and less for their ability on the field, it's easy to understand why the Chiefs have had so much trouble producing them.
Simplified offense or not, this system favors one thing above all others: sheer ability at the WR position under Herm. Now, we're definitely not there yet, though we do seem to have at least three good to great receivers on our hands (Tony G, Eddie K, D-Bowe) with a handful of whippersnappers.

But I loved this thought -- that the DV Chiefs cared more about knowledge of the system than ability, and thus we've ended up with a dirth of talent at WR.

Coach
06-18-2007, 08:05 PM
Of course, the WR position won't be really maximized under Herm, since he's more of wanting to "simplify" the offense, by just handing the ball off 3 times, and then punting it away.

Direckshun
06-18-2007, 08:10 PM
WR exactly wasn't favored that much under DV either, though. We had the #1 offense in the league but Trent only put up 400 yards in a game once.

KC Chiefs football is running the rock. That's how we've always been, and one could argue Herm actually did a better job of utilizing the receivers than DV did.

blueballs
06-18-2007, 08:17 PM
they'll sign McCardell tomorrow
Peterson is such a bastard to the media

Mr. Kotter
06-18-2007, 09:16 PM
Of course, the WR position won't be really maximized under Herm, since he's more of wanting to "simplify" the offense, by just handing the ball off 3 times, and then punting it away.

That's harsh, Coach. You gotta admit...it wasn't like Herm had Peyton Manning or Joe Montana, throwing to Marvin Harrison or Jerry Rice...to take the pressure of LJ. :p

Ugly Duck
06-18-2007, 09:55 PM
How's D-Bowe doing now that he doesn't have rocket-arm Mr. Magnificent throwing to him?

Count Zarth
06-18-2007, 09:58 PM
How's D-Bowe doing now that he doesn't have rocket-arm Mr. Magnificent throwing to him?

You need to get over this shit. Dwayne Bowe is an excellent wide receiver and no one on the Raiders can hold his jock.

Mr. Flopnuts
06-18-2007, 09:59 PM
How's D-Bowe doing now that he doesn't have rocket-arm Mr. Magnificent throwing to him?


Enjoy yo self!!!!

Ugly Duck
06-18-2007, 10:00 PM
You need to get over this shit. Dwayne Bowe is an excellent wide receiverSo I take it he's still doing good having Brobie Coil throwing to him instead of Jamarcus Russell?

Count Zarth
06-18-2007, 10:01 PM
So I take it he's still doing good having Brobie Coil throwing to him instead of Jamarcus Russell?

Brodie Croyle has a fine arm.

Mr. Kotter
06-18-2007, 10:01 PM
How's D-Bowe doing now that he doesn't have rocket-arm Mr. Magnificent throwing to him?

Bowe MADE yo' boy....he ain't gonna be Jack-shit, witout him...yo? :harumph:



:p

Ugly Duck
06-18-2007, 10:03 PM
Bowe MADE yo' boy....he ain't gonna be Jack-shit, witout him...yo? :harumph:



:p

Dood! U from OakTown?

Mr. Kotter
06-18-2007, 10:07 PM
Dood! U from OakTown?
Word. Maybe you 'uns seened my mug, 'round da intranet...yo?

Ugly Duck
06-18-2007, 10:12 PM
Word. Maybe you 'uns seened my mug, 'round da intranet...yo?



Man.... you Christians is some creepy peeps...

psychadelicdream
06-19-2007, 02:02 AM
and so are you raider fan folk.......talkin smack cause they lost so much to get the top pick and think yer some shit now cause of the top pick...lol pshhh

Mr. Laz
06-19-2007, 07:38 AM
still waiting for the brilliant part............

htismaqe
06-19-2007, 07:48 AM
Of course, the WR position won't be really maximized under Herm, since he's more of wanting to "simplify" the offense, by just handing the ball off 3 times, and then punting it away.

I sincerely hope you're just being sarcastic.

StcChief
06-19-2007, 08:39 AM
It will be very interesting how Herm/Solari use the WRs.