View Full Version : Shanahan's killing me tonight...

04-22-2001, 07:32 PM
Just went to KFFL. Mike Shanahan, who is no slouch when it comes to assessing RB talent, said that RB Kevan Barlow was "the best RB in the draft. Period."
Isn't he the guy chosen 80th overall, three picks after
our we chose Minnis? He also says he expects to sign Steve Beuerlein in the next couple of weeks. UGH.

keg in kc
04-22-2001, 07:36 PM
I liked Barlow going in, I just don't think he fit the mold of what we needed on the roster. At 6'1, 235, with 4.57 speed, he shouts "power back" to me, and we have a couple of those already (Richardson, Moreau). So we went in the direction of filling positions we needed to fill, DT and slot WR.

You can't draft everybody...

04-22-2001, 07:40 PM
The Chiefs just could not choose a RB that high, not after committing $9 million and 5 years to Priest Holmes to be their featured back the day before.

For, if they chose Barlow and he proved Shanahan right, then he would be a steal, but Holmes would be a bust.

Chiefs were not going to use one of their Saturday picks on a RB. You might say layne is a RB, but he's going to be competing with Richardson moreso than Holmes.

This 5th round pick from Stephen Austin University is a scatback who should play in this offense. But he will not challenge Holmes for featured back.

Priest Holmes is going to be the man. I need to come to terms with that. He has already issued a guarantee of reaching 1000 yards+, so let him prove it.

04-22-2001, 07:40 PM
My only response to that Keg is... then why are the Niners so happy they got him? They run an offensively
explosive system, which will mirror ours in many ways.
BTW, the Broncos expect to sign Beuerlien in the next two days, not two weeks.

04-22-2001, 07:43 PM
You're right AJ...but that somehow doesn't soften the blow. Especially when Shanahan said it. OUCH!

keg in kc
04-22-2001, 07:50 PM
Canada, read my answer again.

I said we had two players with similar attributes on the roster and had obvious needs at other positions, which we drafted.

That's not the same as saying he wouldn't fit the system here, that's saying we don't need to add a third power back onto the roster in the third round...

04-22-2001, 07:56 PM
That didn't stop the Saints, who now have more to lose IMO, than we would.

04-22-2001, 08:00 PM
Canada KC-forgive me for this non-football reply to your topic, but I have a burning question: Do people from Canada have as much trouble getting into the US as US citizens do getting into Canada?
I'm just curious, cuz I had one hell of a time at Canadian customs this past Friday just trying to get in to do a gig at a casino in Sarnia, Ontario. I never did-had to sign a voluntary deportation paper and was told that if I ever tried to get into Canada again without permission from the Consulate, I would be arrested. They dug up an arrest over 20 years ago when I was slightly wilder and crazier and a lot younger. The drummer couldn't enter either, because of two bounced checks in '87. Just curious, and sorry again about the NFR.

keg in kc
04-22-2001, 08:05 PM
The Saints drafted a top 10 player (top 5 on their draft board) at the 23rd pick in the first round. I consider that significantly different that Barlow, combined with the fact that there are increasing issues with Ricky Williams, who seems to want to play baseball now.

I have a feeling if Barlow had been high on our draft board, we would have taken him...

04-22-2001, 08:14 PM
Sorry guys....been out mowing and putting garden in today. Would someone tell me who was picked today?
Also, what's all the crap about Tony G. wanting to leave? That was going on months ago. He likes KC and like a lot of the players are curious and anxious to see what these coaches are going to do. I've tried to read some of the posts.....but everyone is all over the place tonight.
Just would like to know what is going on please..:)

04-22-2001, 08:17 PM
Fan in Hell...Yeah, Canada customs likes to flex their muscles on Americans, even if you hadn't paid a parking ticket in Edmonton 20 years ago. Our customs agency, and deservedly so, has been getting raked over the coals lately for allowing so many (this doesn't apply to you obviously) terrorists, big-time mob members, illegal immigrants with fake passports, etc. to stroll on in. You may have also been unfairly targeted as a protester heading north for the Summit of the Americas...even though you were nno where near the action. Anti-American sentiment might also have something to do with it. I also wouldn't count out that the Customs agent took a look at you, and decided to be a prick.
We live in a dictatorship up here, BTW. Jean Chretien
is the worst leader in the free world.

04-22-2001, 08:41 PM
Canada KC-thanks for the enlightenment. Next time I try to get in I'll make sure I've returned those overdue books to the library.LOL