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NaptownChief
07-25-2001, 09:45 AM
Chiefs | Looking At Capel - posted at KFFL (http://nfl.kffl.com)
20:47 PT: The Kansas City Star reports the Kansas City Chiefs are planning to meet with WR John Capel on Wednesday. He was drafted by the Bears but then released before he signed a contract. "If he can pass the physical, I think we'll sign him," coach Dick Vermeil said. "We needed another young receiver with the loss of (Sylvester Morris) in terms of numbers at training camp."

Gaz
07-25-2001, 09:52 AM
We love the dope smokers who share...

xoxo~
Gaz
Hopin' to get hooked up.

BIG_DADDY
07-25-2001, 09:56 AM
I'll bet he ain't smokin any of that brown sh!t either :p

BIG_DADDY
07-25-2001, 10:01 AM
Smokin, not sokin. Good grief I have to start reading my post before I do. For some reason it will not let me edit it. :(

ExtremeChief
07-25-2001, 10:46 AM
from KCStar.com

Chiefs may sign Olympic sprinter Capel

By ADAM TEICHER - The Kansas City Star
Date: 07/24/01 22:15

The Chiefs' search for a speed wide receiver has led them to the fastest one in the world.

They were to meet today with Olympic sprinter John Capel, who played two years of football in college at Florida.

"If he can pass the physical, I think we'll sign him," coach Dick Vermeil said. "We needed another young receiver with the loss of (Sylvester Morris) in terms of numbers at training camp. I really liked this kid at the Indianapolis combine workouts. He has something I can't coach and (offensive coordinator) Al Saunders can't coach. He's got great speed. It's just that he's really raw."

The Chiefs' need for a wide receiver intensified when Morris suffered a knee injury during an off-season workout June 20. The Chiefs tried to shore up the position when they signed Derrick Mayes, a former Packer and Seahawk, earlier this month.

Capel caught 11 passes in the 1998 and 1999 seasons with the Gators and returned punts and kickoffs with moderate success, but that's not what captured the Chiefs' attention.

The 5-foot-11, 163-pound Capel won the 200 meters at last year's U.S. Olympic track and field trials. He finished eighth in the Summer Games in Sydney.

His time of 19.87 seconds that won the 1999 NCAA 200-meter championship was tied for fastest in the world that year.

Saunders has experience working with a world-class sprinter-turned-football player. He coached Willie Gault for one year at the University of Tennessee.

"How far he is away from being a true National Football League player, we'll find out," Saunders said. "But he has an element of explosion and an element of speed, which are things we'd always like to have. It will be an interesting evaluation."

The Chiefs had thoughts of drafting Capel in the seventh round of this year's draft, but he was taken instead by Chicago. The Bears relinquished their rights to Capel two weeks ago even though he never signed a contract.

Capel tested positive for marijuana at the Indianapolis combine. He was arrested in May by police in Gainesville, Fla., after he was found with marijuana. The charge was later dropped.

"I don't care about what he did in Chicago as long as he didn't rob a bank or is a bad guy," Vermeil said. "I talked to his college coaches, and they really like him as a person.

"It's an alert. I've had real good luck being around kids who have had some of those kinds of problems coming into pro football and then they've never had another problem. I've been around a couple of kids that you worked with and helped them through the problem.

"As long as it's not the more sophisticated stuff, I don't have a problem with that right now."

alanm
07-25-2001, 10:47 AM
I don't really care one way or the other just as long as he's not dealing ala Bam :)

alanm
07-25-2001, 10:47 AM
I don't really care one way or the other just as long as he's not dealing ala Bam :cool:

BIG_DADDY
07-25-2001, 11:13 AM
:eek: WHAT!!! Another evil pot smoker? <IMG SRC="http://www.dirtbike.com/freshdirt/BBS/icon_smile_evil.gif";

Mark M
07-25-2001, 11:20 AM
I've had real good luck being around kids who have had some of those kinds of problems coming into pro football

Yeah ... he did great with Phillips. :rolleyes:

Actually, I'm with alan on this one. As long as the guy isn't dealing 500 lbs of the stuff I really don't care. Although that would give me a source ... ;)

Seriously, we need some more speed for this offense, and an Olympic sprinter is pretty tough to beat. This assumes, of course, that the guy can fight through bump-and-run and catch the ball.

MM
~~Dusting off his bong to welcome Capel ... ;)

Alton deFlat
07-25-2001, 12:19 PM
Ah hell, I'm sure it's just for recreational purposes. It'll be alright.
It's not like he's President of the United States or anything.
;)

kcred
07-25-2001, 01:08 PM
As the great Al Davis says "just win baby", seems to be the prevalent attitude in the NFL. Glad its just the weed, sheesh. DV just took one giant step backward in my eyes. This guy just can't be to bright. Knowingly smoking pot before the combine, knowing he is going to be tested. Dumb move to me. DV wants to get rid of the attitude, what does this say to the team "just win baby".

Zebedee DuBois
07-25-2001, 08:28 PM
I am not a endorser of the "one strike and you're out" rule. Let him try out for the team. That kinda speed is scary! If he can get the ball, keep hold of the ball, and get moving... it would be fun to watch.

On the other hand, it would be in his best interest to quit the weed. Another bad test and that is two strikes. Also, to procure the weed, he would be consorting with people that could drag him down.

Summary: give him a chance, council him, watch him.

morphius
07-25-2001, 09:05 PM
Anyone think it is going to be a bad situation to have both Horne and this guy? I could be wrong but isn't Horne one strike away from probation as it is?

Gotta like the speed though...

chief52
07-25-2001, 09:07 PM
Here in Humboldt Ca I see no problem with a little smoke :D

It is not like we are all perfect.

Warrior5
07-25-2001, 09:19 PM
We could argue all day long about the pros and cons of marijuana use...the bottom line is that until current laws are changed, it's still illegal.
Everyone deserves second chances, and Capel is no different. If anyone can motivate him to quit, it's Vermiel.
Morphius brings up a good point: Vermiel is already accepting some risk in Horne; if he adds Capel to the roster, he's increasing the risk. While I would endorse Vermiel in taking additional risk, at the same time I'm happy the cancers have been removed from this team, and I personally don't want a "relapse".

TEX
07-25-2001, 09:23 PM
Does anybody know if he inhaled?
really, much to do about nothing especially over a guy who can't catch...

Warrior5
07-25-2001, 09:28 PM
Don't know if he inhaled, and you're probably right about Capel being a non-catcher.
Not much else to discuss until Planeteers realize the BB is back up.

Skip Towne
07-25-2001, 09:49 PM
The thing i like about this entire deal is that Vermeil recognizes MJ for what it is. Harmless!! His comment was something like "as long as it doesn't get to the higher stuff" I'm OK with it. Vermeil is right. You don't wreck a guys career over a little weed. Why doesn't the govt. smarten up about this "problem"? They have been trying to find something wrong with MJ for thirty + years and can't. Yet it is still illegal. At least the dolts came off the 55mph speed limit. That only took 20 years!!!

Saggysack
07-26-2001, 12:44 AM
I am somewhat surprised by some of the responses in here on this....makes me wonder what some of us do when we get home from work...well anyway here is my 2pennies

No seeds, No stems, No Sticks...nuttin but the sticky icky icky

California Injun
07-26-2001, 12:59 AM
If this guys speed in the 40 is that fast WITH weed in his system, imagine how fast he'd be WITHOUT it?

I say we sign "Spicolli" Chapel right now!!!!

Saggysack
07-26-2001, 02:21 AM
Not many know much about Capel. I have followed him before the draft and had him on 1 of my "wish lists" for KC's draft. Personally I figured Capel to go late 5th to late 6th round, he went in the 7th. Marijuana or not Capel has "True World Class Speed", he has been clocked as low as 4.10/40, I can name only 1 person in the NFL now that "had" the ability to run that fast consistently and that is Joey Galloway before his injury. He is extremely "raw", extremely is an understatement IMO. 11 receptions in 2 years is not much to speak of, but Capel has the athletic ability to be a very good reciever. I think Capel is strictly practice squad material for atleast 2 years...IMHO I think KC should sign him atleast for training camp to see what he has.

KC has got 3 very very talented young recievers, Minnis, Klemic(my favorite), J.J."little bird" Moses, not to mention injured Sly. This could be an exciting group of recievers even without Capel but if signed I see Capel fighting for a practice squad spot with Moses

Baby Lee
07-26-2001, 09:01 AM
I say we sign "Spicolli" Chapel right now!!!!

LOL. I can see it now, Al Saunders assembles the O to go over game film, and just as it starts, Pizza Guy comes to the door.