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Tribal Warfare
05-22-2008, 11:06 PM
http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/632290.html


Chiefs’ Sams could rescue return game

It really wasn’t that long ago when B.J. Sams was regarded as one of the top return weapons in the NFL.

That’s why the Chiefs are crossing their fingers that Sams’ repaired right knee (torn ACL) will allow him to become an upper-echelon return specialist again.

Sams, signed to a one-year deal this offseason, could strengthen a dreadful return game — the Chiefs were 30th last season in kickoff returns (19.2 yards) and 25th in punt returns (7.6).

“This is my opportunity again,” Sams said Thursday during Chiefs’ OTAs (organized team activities). “People might look at me and say ‘Yeah, back in the day he was good. But what’s he got now?’

“You can get forgotten fast. Well, I want to show I still got a lot left.”

Sams, 27, isn’t going to show much right now. He’s being held back deliberately to let his knee heal but vows to be ready for camp in July.

Sams also assures everyone that he’ll still have the breakaway speed he had before the knee injury, which forced him to miss almost all of last season.

“Right now, it’s mostly a mental thing,” he said. “When you’ve had an injury, you’ve just got to remind yourself that it’s OK to use (the knee). It’s all in the head.”

Sams became an instant force during his rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens in 2004. He returned two punts for touchdowns, including a 78-yarder.

And though he hasn’t scored on a kickoff return yet, he has had nine returns of 40 yards or more, including an 87-yarder and a 72-yarder. Sams is fully aware that Chiefs fans know a thing or two about return specialists, having watched Dante Hall during his prime.

“He’s one of the best,” Sams said. “He was doing it before I got into the league. He’s one of the guys I looked up to.”

Sams also learned much from playing on the same team with Deion Sanders.

“Most of the guys who return have the same speed and lift the same amount of weight,” Sams said. “It just comes down to who has the better technique.”

Jared vs. Chiefs

The Chiefs and Vikings have had some skirmishes when they’ve practiced against each other in the past. More on the way now that Jared Allen is a Viking?

Well, Allen told reporters in Minneapolis that he hasn’t exactly circled the date of July 31 when the Vikings travel to River Falls, Wis.

“Everybody is a good guy over there,” Allen said with a laugh. “They have a bunch of young guys, so we’re going to put a whooping on them … (But) players over there and the coaching staff over there had nothing to do with the move.”

Buehler445
05-22-2008, 11:15 PM
I hope its the kid we drafted.

whoman69
05-22-2008, 11:16 PM
In the NFL every team crosses its fingers several times in putting together their roster. Let's hope this one can work out because we had nothing last year.

Rausch
05-23-2008, 12:09 AM
Having a dog$3it return game last year really hurt. How many more FG's could we have missed with just another 10 yards?...

wazu
05-23-2008, 12:16 AM
Having a dog$3it return game last year really hurt. How many more FG's could we have missed with just another 10 yards?...

No kidding. I've become indifferent to our kicking/return game this year. All it can do is help us eek out a few close ones and spoil draft position. Is Vanover available? Might be fun just to watch him get creamed a few times.

Rausch
05-23-2008, 12:23 AM
No kidding. I've become indifferent to our kicking/return game this year. All it can do is help us eek out a few close ones and spoil draft position. Is Vanover available? Might be fun just to watch him get creamed a few times.

I meant that more as a slam to our Kicker of the week, but hey...

Direckshun
05-23-2008, 01:56 AM
I think they wrote this same article about Drummond last year.

pikesome
05-23-2008, 04:32 AM
Sams, signed to a one-year deal this offseason, could strengthen a dreadful return game — the Chiefs were 30th last season in kickoff returns (19.2 yards) and 25th in punt returns (7.6).

How bad did a team's return game have to be to score under us? Ours was so bad that turning the channel during returns was advisable.

Deberg_1990
05-23-2008, 06:42 AM
I think they wrote this same article about Drummond last year.


Yep...just cut and paste the names.

kepp
05-23-2008, 07:39 AM
That’s why the Chiefs are crossing their fingers that Sams’ repaired right knee (torn ACL) will allow him to become an upper-echelon return specialist again.

His knee would have to be at 100%, no questions. PR/KR is a lot of cutting and accelerating.

ChiTown
05-23-2008, 08:21 AM
I think they wrote this same article about Drummond last year.

No shit.

BJ Sams? GMAFB

Let's hope Kevin Robinson is the goods........

FAX
05-23-2008, 08:26 AM
I look at it this way; with a name like BJ, he has to be good.

FAX

ChiTown
05-23-2008, 08:36 AM
I look at it this way; with a name like BJ, he has to be good.

FAX

Not unless BJ has tits and a pussy. Just sayin..........

beach tribe
05-23-2008, 08:44 AM
This guy has drummond written all over him. Let the rook do it.

Sure-Oz
05-23-2008, 12:38 PM
Lets get Desmond Howard out of retirement, should help

blueballs
05-23-2008, 02:49 PM
LJ
DJ
BJ - is the one without the johnson

FAX
05-23-2008, 03:04 PM
Well said, Mr. blueballs. Well said.

FAX

Pablo
05-23-2008, 03:14 PM
I miss Drummond already... he was amazing.

Bowser
05-23-2008, 03:17 PM
Pffft.

FAX
05-23-2008, 03:18 PM
I miss Drummond already... he was amazing.

LMAO

He did have his following, Mr. GonzoRox88.

Drummond was a hero to confused, stumbling, lurching, bumblef*cks everywhere.

FAX

Pablo
05-23-2008, 03:20 PM
LMAO

He did have his following, Mr. GonzoRox88.

Drummond was a hero to confused, stumbling, lurching, bumblef*cks everywhere.

FAXHe ran into the back of his blockers like a man possessed, tripped over his own feet in exuberation, and fumbled with a passion we'll probably never see again..Godspeed Eddie, Godspeed.

FAX
05-23-2008, 03:27 PM
He ran into the back of his blockers like a man possessed, tripped over his own feet in exuberation, and fumbled with a passion we'll probably never see again..Godspeed Eddie, Godspeed.

LMAO

FAX