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Short Leash Hootie
08-26-2007, 11:19 AM
http://chiefs.scout.com/2/672221.html

By C.E. Wendler
Warpaint Illustrated Columnist
Posted Aug 26, 2007


Warpaint Illustrated has learned that the Kansas City Chiefs have signed wide receiver/kick returner Eddie Drummond. He is the leading candidate to return kicks for the team this season.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers worked out Drummond earlier last week, but he turned down a better offer to play in Kansas City, signing a two-year contract.

Drummond, who spent the last five seasons with the Detroit Lions, made the Pro Bowl in 2004 following a season in which he returned two kickoffs and two punts for touchdowns. He is one of only three players in NFL history to accomplish that feat, along with former Chief Dante Hall and Bears kick returner Devin Hester.

In five years Drummond has six total return touchdowns, two on kickoffs and four on punts. For his career he averages 9.8 yards per punt return and 23.6 yards per kickoff return, with highs of 13.2 on punts and 26.6 on kickoffs (both in 2004). Last season he averaged 26 yards per kickoff return, but just 7.7 yards on punt returns.

With the departure of Hall, the Chiefs have been looking for a replacement returner all offseason. Drummond appears to fit the bill, and may make it tough for rookie Ean Randolph to make the 53-man roster.

No word on the financial terms of Drummondís contract. Stay tuned to Warpaint Illustrated for more news on this signing.

Mr. Laz
08-26-2007, 11:21 AM
the fact that you go to the WPI forum should have you glowing red in the rep dept.

BigMeatballDave
08-26-2007, 11:22 AM
Its bad enough we have GC pimping that site...

Short Leash Hootie
08-26-2007, 11:23 AM
News is news...

DJay23
08-26-2007, 11:24 AM
WE ARE!.....


PENN STATE!

ChiefsfaninPA
08-26-2007, 11:26 AM
Who is he? And why should I care?

Short Leash Hootie
08-26-2007, 11:26 AM
Who is he? And why should I care?
pro bowl returner in 2004

luv
08-26-2007, 11:28 AM
I thought Ean Randolph was doing good on punt returns. Of course, I didn't really see him do much otherwise.

Short Leash Hootie
08-26-2007, 11:33 AM
I thought Ean Randolph was doing good on punt returns. Of course, I didn't really see him do much otherwise.
He's a 100% lock to get cut now.

RustShack
08-26-2007, 11:34 AM
Hopefully he can return to his old form. If he can then it is a great signing.

BigMeatballDave
08-26-2007, 11:34 AM
He's a 100% lock to get cut now.Figures. He's one of the few guys who can catch...

Short Leash Hootie
08-26-2007, 11:36 AM
Figures. He's one of the few guys who can catch...
He's a real hot commodity.

The Bad Guy
08-26-2007, 11:37 AM
I love this signing.

He's just as good as Dante now, this didn't cost draft picks, just cash.

He should help with field position tremendously. Randolph is gone.

luv
08-26-2007, 11:39 AM
Hopefully he can return to his old form. If he can then it is a great signing.
Old form? How old is he?

blueballs
08-26-2007, 11:40 AM
when will the CHiefs develop thier own kick returner
and not have to pick up somone else's trash

RedThat
08-26-2007, 11:41 AM
Figures. He's one of the few guys who can catch...

But a fine kick returner!

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-26-2007, 11:41 AM
when will the CHiefs develop thier own kick returner
and not have to pick up somone else's trash
LMAO Touche.

RustShack
08-26-2007, 11:51 AM
Old form? How old is he?

He has only been in the NFL about 5 years I think. Hopefully he can bring his 2004 form to the Chiefs though.

dirk digler
08-26-2007, 11:52 AM
Why did the Lions cut him?

I like this signing.

The Bad Guy
08-26-2007, 11:55 AM
Why did the Lions cut him?

I like this signing.

They didn't want to tie up a spot on a return specialist only.

They have 5 WRs - Williams, Calvin, Furrey, McDonald and Troy Walter and they will use Walter and McDonald as their returners.

With this signing, I imagine Kennison, Bowe, Parker, Webb, Hannon and Drummond will be our receivers.

We really need the extra field position so this is a good signing.

Ultra Peanut
08-26-2007, 11:57 AM
Wow, nice pickup. I liked Randolph, but Drummond's a proven commodity.

The Lions released WR/KR Eddie Drummond on Thursday, two days before the club's third preseason game at Indianapolis. The team is trying to make the most out of all of their roster spots and didn't want to carry a return specialist.

Crashride
08-26-2007, 11:57 AM
damn i was kinda hoping randolf got a chance to be on the team the kid is gonna be solid

dj56dt58
08-26-2007, 11:59 AM
So we get another has been returner?

TEX
08-26-2007, 12:00 PM
Dante Hall was/is better.

Drummond is small, often injured, and can't return punts that well. Even when he was a Pro Bowler, Hall was better. Having said that, it's a good signing because he's better than anyone else on the Chiefs roster that has tried to return kicks/punts this offseason. To me, this looks like a "quick fix" to a plan that's gone wrong since trading Dante Hall. :shake:

Crashride
08-26-2007, 12:01 PM
can he catch?

The Bad Guy
08-26-2007, 12:03 PM
Dante Hall was/is better.

Drummond is small, often injured, and can't return punts that well. Even when he was a Pro Bowler, Hall was better. Having said that, it's a good signing because he's better than anyone else on the Chiefs roster that has tried to return kicks/punts this offseason. To me, this looks like a "quick fix" to a plan that's gone wrong since trading Dante Hall. :shake:

Gone wrong? We got a 5th and swapped in another round for a guy who was on the decline. He was whining because Vermeil wasn't around anymore. He also made too much money.

Can't return punts that well? He had over 10 yards a return last year.

siberian khatru
08-26-2007, 12:04 PM
Does this seal Phinisee's fate as well?

DeezNutz
08-26-2007, 12:08 PM
To me, this looks like a "quick fix" to a plan that's gone wrong since trading Dante Hall. :shake:

Didn't think there was much of a plan beyond the want/need to get Dante's I-need-a-hug ass out of town. The thought process was probably: We'll find someone, and, most importantly, it won't be Hall. Getting a draft pick was an added bonus.

HypnotizedMonkey
08-26-2007, 12:08 PM
Why did the Lions cut him?

I like this signing.

Fast people can be hard to get along with!

he just turned town TB to get on HBO. way better deal.

KurtCobain
08-26-2007, 12:11 PM
Things are looking like shit. We did not need this signing. And once again today I'm taking another disappointment hit from King Carl himself.

The Bad Guy
08-26-2007, 12:13 PM
Things are looking like shit. We did not need this signing. And once again today I'm taking another disappointment hit from King Carl himself.

Yeah, we didn't need better field position.

Bowser
08-26-2007, 12:15 PM
Jesus, are Chiefs fans so myopic that any news is bad news? Drummond is worlds better than anyone on our roster right now returning kicks, and probably if not as good as Dante is today, he's at least in the same neighborhood.

DeezNutz
08-26-2007, 12:16 PM
Things are looking like shit. We did not need this signing. And once again today I'm taking another disappointment hit from King Carl himself.

We had someone who was looking particularly exciting and dynamic? :hmmm:

the Talking Can
08-26-2007, 12:30 PM
http://cache.deadspin.com/sports/mrdrummond.jpg

Bacon Cheeseburger
08-26-2007, 12:38 PM
Jesus, are Chiefs fans so myopic that any news is bad news? Drummond is worlds better than anyone on our roster right now returning kicks, and probably if not as good as Dante is today, he's at least in the same neighborhood.
*Ahem* Do you mind? We're trying to panic here and that positive crap just ain't gonna fly.

KurtCobain
08-26-2007, 01:01 PM
Yeah, we didn't need better field position.

No, we needed to devolep young guys to get us better field position. Just another roster spot taken from somebody who better deserved it.

Logical
08-26-2007, 01:03 PM
Is Eddie Drummond better than Dante Hall, just curious, I don't know much about this guy.

ChiefsCountry
08-26-2007, 01:07 PM
Is Eddie Drummond better than Dante Hall, just curious, I don't know much about this guy.

Yes, he is about the same as Hall was when he was good.

Logical
08-26-2007, 01:08 PM
Yes, he is about the same as Hall was when he was good.

Is he a young guy or a 30s guy?

ChiefsCountry
08-26-2007, 01:10 PM
Is he a young guy or a 30s guy?

http://www.detroitlions.com/bio.cfm?bio_id=27&season=7

KurtCobain
08-26-2007, 01:11 PM
Is he a young guy or a 30s guy?

27, but has had injuries.


this might help a little

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Drummond

The Bad Guy
08-26-2007, 01:12 PM
No, we needed to devolep young guys to get us better field position. Just another roster spot taken from somebody who better deserved it.

Bullshit. What did Webb or Randolph do in the month of TC to prove they were the ones for the job?

I'll take my chances with someone who is young enough, 27, and has produced in this league over ifs and maybes when it comes to a return man.

I understand about bitching about Croyle, but the amount of whining/that time of the month on here is getting out of hand.

Some of you need to invest in Kotex and Kleenex.

Skip Towne
08-26-2007, 01:13 PM
Thanks for standing in for GC, Hootie. He PM'd you didn't he?

ChiefsCountry
08-26-2007, 01:14 PM
Bullshit. What did Webb or Randolph do in the month of TC to prove they were the ones for the job?

I'll take my chances with someone who is young enough, 27, and has produced in this league over ifs and maybes when it comes to a return man.

I understand about bitching about Croyle, but the amount of whining/that time of the month on here is getting out of hand.

Some of you need to invest in Kotex and Kleenex.

I think joey is doing some scarsam with the Croyle/Huard debate.

The Bad Guy
08-26-2007, 01:16 PM
I think joey is doing some scarsam with the Croyle/Huard debate.

If he is, then I apologize.

KurtCobain
08-26-2007, 01:18 PM
I think joey is doing some scarsam with the Croyle/Huard debate.

Sam has scars? But yeah...... I really dont give a shit. I just wanna win. Now, next year, when the **** ever, I just wanna win atleast half of our games so I can be happy half the season. I just wish the season could extend to febuary, but if not then that's how it is. No use bitching.

yay better field position!

Sure-Oz
08-26-2007, 01:35 PM
Great signing, we needed a return man. I see no reason to bitch about this at all, 27 and has done a good job. Dante was a little bitch that wined about dorm rooms at training camp and all he did the past few years is run backwards and try to juke rather than return.

ChiefaRoo
08-26-2007, 02:05 PM
He's no Bobby Sippio.

Woodrow Call
08-26-2007, 02:15 PM
Love this move. Wonder who gets pushed out?

Logical
08-26-2007, 02:17 PM
27, but has had injuries.


this might help a little

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Drummond


Thanks that is young enough that this seems like a move that makes sense from a rebuilding perspective. Probably worth the shot.

DenverChief
08-26-2007, 02:21 PM
http://cache.deadspin.com/sports/mrdrummond.jpg

That is what I was thinking when I opened this thread

mdstu
08-26-2007, 02:34 PM
Was it?

"What chou talkin bout Hootie!"

Mr. Arrowhead
08-26-2007, 03:01 PM
i been playing a franchise with the lions and this dude is pretty good on madden

Jayhawkerman2001
08-26-2007, 03:40 PM
when will the CHiefs develop thier own kick returner
and not have to pick up somone else's trash

ok, ya might be being sarcastic here.

but if you arent, it seems like you're implying that we havent bred our own kick returners. we've somewhat specialize in them recently

The Bad Guy
08-26-2007, 03:47 PM
Chiefs already have listed him as the #1 KR and PR on their depth chart.

ChiefaRoo
08-26-2007, 03:50 PM
Drummond is no Samie Parker.

unothadeal
08-26-2007, 03:51 PM
Drummond is no Samie Parker.
Good.

Skip Towne
08-26-2007, 03:55 PM
He played with LJ at Penn State. In the same backfield some of the time.

Chiefspants
08-26-2007, 03:55 PM
Cool, Lets see how he turns out

Splat420
08-26-2007, 03:58 PM
I like the move no one really stepped it up and this kid is proven we need all the help we can get on O.

Phobia
08-26-2007, 03:59 PM
i been playing a franchise with the lions and this dude is pretty good on madden
Oh, Thank goodness. I had been wondering about that. Now I like this move.

Deberg_1990
08-26-2007, 04:03 PM
i been playing a franchise with the lions and this dude is pretty good on madden

Im fairly certain this is how Carl decides all his personel moves.

Splat420
08-26-2007, 04:05 PM
Im fairly certain this is how Carl decides all his personel moves.

Shh keep that on the down low.

unothadeal
08-26-2007, 04:06 PM
i been playing a franchise with the lions and this dude is pretty good on madden
Why the hell are you playing with the lions?

KCChiefsMan
08-26-2007, 04:08 PM
how is signing a guy such a big disappointment?

Splat420
08-26-2007, 04:08 PM
Why the hell are you playing with the lions?

I'm guessing Calivn Johnson?

Direckshun
08-26-2007, 11:02 PM
I'm going to miss Justin Phinisee. Guy is a great returner.

ChiefaRoo
08-26-2007, 11:06 PM
I'm going to miss Justin Phinisee. Guy is a great returner.

http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m13/buyingguy/wtf-cat1.jpg

luv
08-26-2007, 11:07 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m13/buyingguy/wtf-cat1.jpg
You watched him, right? The boy had moves.

ChiefaRoo
08-26-2007, 11:09 PM
You watched him, right? The boy had moves.

He's so good they brought in another guy so they could cut him. C'mon luv.

luv
08-26-2007, 11:18 PM
He's so good they brought in another guy so they could cut him. C'mon luv.
I don't think they brought in anyone just so they could cut him. If the dude is better, then so be it. I simply said the boy had moves. I liked watching him.

RustShack
08-26-2007, 11:24 PM
Then your going to LOVE watching Drummond

Direckshun
08-26-2007, 11:24 PM
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m13/buyingguy/wtf-cat1.jpg
Phinisee had one jaw-dropping return in every single game this preseason.

ChiefaRoo
08-26-2007, 11:31 PM
Phinisee had one jaw-dropping return in every single game this preseason.

He's cut. Who wants to bet?

luv
08-26-2007, 11:32 PM
He's cut. Who wants to bet?
I don't think anyone is arguing that fact. We're simply saying it's too bad.

ChiefaRoo
08-26-2007, 11:34 PM
I don't think anyone is arguing that fact. We're simply saying it's too bad.

Ok, Will you post a picture of your boobs then Please.

Cochise
08-26-2007, 11:41 PM
I like it. With the type of game we plan on trying to play, field position is going to be important...