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Mr. Kotter
04-27-2009, 11:14 AM
If you have news of transactions, signings, or even well-circulated rumors....please, post it here, and I'll try to keep the thread-starter updated every day or two.

It may take me a few days to get things together....

http://64.246.64.33/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=kansascity2&page=nfl/teams/072/index.aspx?team=KAN

2009 "News," Rumblings, and 'Rumors' of Note:

http://64.246.64.33/merge/tsnform.aspx?c=kansascity2&page=nfl/teams/072/index.aspx?team=KAN

1. Chan Gailey remains as OC, Clancy Pendergast hired as DC
2. Defense will move from a 4-3, to a 3-4/4-3 "Hybrid"
Here's a thread and article discussing the defense.... http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showthread.php?t=204166&highlight=Defense
3. Brian Waters has requested trade considerations...
4. LJ is participating in OTAs (off season 'voluntary' workouts,) has backed-off his trade requests...
5. Chase Patton QB (Mizzou's backup) signed as an UDFA and will participate in this weekend's Rookie minicamp.


Off-Season Front-Office/Coaching Moves:
GM Carl Peterson Resigned (yeah, right...)
1. Scott Pioli Hired as GM
2. HC Herm Edwards Fired
3. Todd Haley Hired as HC.....assembled the following coaching staff: assistant Head Coach - Maurice Carthon, Offensive Coordinator - Chan Gailey, Defensive Coordinator - Clancy Pendergast, Tight Ends - Bob Bicknell, Defensive Assistant - Ronnie Bradford, Joel Collier (job?), Assistant Offensive Line - Joe DíAlessandris, Linebackers - Gary Gibbs, Special Teams - Steve Hoffman, Defensive Line - Tim Krumrie, Offensive Line - Bill Muir, Defensive Quality Control - Pat Perles, Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Brent Salazar, Offensive Quality Control - Nick Sirianni, Strength and Conditioning - Cedric Smith, Wide Receivers - Dedric Ward
4. 4/27: Poili fires Director of College Scouting, Chuck Cook, and several scouts including Bruce Lemmerman.
5. 4/29 VP of player personnel Bill Kuharich is fired.
6. 4/30 Chiefs hire Falcons scout Phil Emery to be their new director of college scouting
7. 5/8 Denny Thum named team President
8. 5/21 Mark Donovan is the Kansas City Chiefs' new vice president and chief operating officer.


Free-Agent Losses/Signings:
Losses/Pontial Losses
Jason Babin DE UFA 6-3 267
Rocky Boiman LB UFA 6-4 236
Oliver Celestin DB UFA 6-0 207
Tony Gonzalez TE Trade to ATL 6-5 255
Adrian Jones OT UFA 6-4 296
Pat Thomas LB UFA 6-1 237

Signings
Monty Beisel LB UFA 6-3 244
Matt Cassel QB Franchised 6-4 230
Terrance Copper WR UFA 6-0 207
Tony Curtis TE UFA 6-5 251
Travis Daniels DB UFA 6-1 195
Bobby Engram WR UFA 5-10 192
Eric Ghiaciuc C UFA 6-4, 303
Mike Goff OG UFA 6-5 311
Jon McGraw DB UFA 6-3 208
Rudy Niswanger C RFA 6-5 301
Darrell Robertson DE UFA 6-4 245
Sean Ryan TE UFA 6-5 260
Zach Thomas LB UFA 5-11 242
Mike Vrabel LB Trade via NE 6-4 261
Jeff Webb WR RFA 6-2 211
Jarrad Page DB RFA 6-0 225

Released
Will Franklin WR Released 6-0 209
Damon Huard QB Released 6-3 235
David Macklin DB Released 5-10 197
Jean-Philippe Darche LS Released 6-0 242
Waived defensive end Brian Johnston
Released running back J.J. Arrington


2009 NFL Draft:

http://insider.espn.go.com/nfldraft/draft/tracker/team?team=kan&draftyear=2009

NFL Team: Kansas City Chiefs 2009 Picks
RD PK(OVR) NAME POS SCHOOL
1 3(3) Tyson Jackson DE LSU
Jackson can step in and be a starting 5-technique defensive end from day one. He has the size and upper-body strength to stack and shed offensive tackles, making him a perfect fit for the 3-4 scheme. Although he's never going to be a great pass-rusher and it's highly unusual for this type of player to go so high, he can keep blockers off the outside linebackers, which should give K.C.'s pass rush a boost. Video | Complete analysis
3 3(67) Alex Magee DT Purdue
Magee is versatile enough to line up inside in a four-man front or outside in a three-man front. He's arguably a better fit on the outside and he'll hold up against the run better there. Although he needs to develop his arsenal of pass-rush moves, Magee's capable of improving in that area. Finally, he has lined up at fullback in short-yardage situations in high school and could possibly do that in the NFL. Complete analysis
4 2(102) Donald Washington CB Ohio State
Washington possesses a good blend of size and top-end speed. Although he could stand to add a couple more pounds to his frame he's fluid for a 6-foot corner. He shows good burst when wideouts catch the ball in front of him but doesn't make enough big plays, and there is some character baggage here. Complete analysis
5 3(139) Colin Brown OT Missouri
Brown possesses massive size (6-7, 340) and can be extremely effective at getting into the proper position. However, lack of athleticism and his inability to move well laterally is going to give him major problems redirecting and staying in front of quicker pass-rushers off the edge.
6 2(175) Quinten Lawrence WR McNeese State
Lawrence is an explosive quick-twitched athlete who can turn a short catch into a big play. However, he's a bit raw and needs some development in his overall route-running.
7 3(212) Javarris Williams RB Tennessee State
Williams has a short, thick build and is quick enough to turn the corner. He lacks the elite speed to hit the home run.
7 28(237) Jake O'Connell TE Miami (OH)
from Carolina through Miami
O'Connell possesses prototypical size, the ability and top-end speed to create decent separation on underneath routes. He needs to put a lot of work in to become usable in blocking situations.
7 47(256) Ryan Succop PK South Carolina compensatory selection
Succop displays above-average leg strength and good versatility to handle place kicking duties and kickoffs. He needs some tweaking in his overall mechanics.

2009 Undrafted Free Agent Signings:

Full NFL listing...updated at: http://www.nepatriotsdraft.com/2009/04/2009-undrafted-free-agent-signings-list.html


DT Dion Gales, Troy (6'7", 288 pounds)
LB, Bobby Abare, Yale (6'2", 220 pounds)
DE Bobby Greenwood, Alabama (6'5", 278 pounds)
DB/WR Londen Fryar, Western Michigan (5'11", 185 pounds)
LB Pierre Walters, Eastern Illinois (6'4", 265 pounds)
WR Taurus Johnson, South Florida (6'1", 190 pounds)
LB Jovan Belcher, Maine (6'3", 235 pounds)
OT Cameron Goldberg, Duke (6'4", 286 pounds)
S Ricky Price, Oklahoma St. (6'1", 195 pounds)
LB Corey Smith, Cincinnati (6'1", 225 pounds)
CB Jackie Bates, Hampton (5'10", 172 pounds)
Darryl Harris, G, Mississippi ( 6-4", 300 pounds)

DE Bobby Greenwood, Alabama (6'5", 278 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/43977.html
ANALYSIS: Greenwood is a hard-working defender who plays smart football. He lacks the size for defensive tackle and is not fast enough to be used at end. Greenwood could develop into a back-up two-gap lineman if he fills out his frame and improves his playing strength.

DB/WR Londen Fryar, Western Michigan (5'11", 185 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/21126.html
ANALYSIS: Fryar (son of Irving Fryar) has the bloodlines and athletic skills to be a big-time prospect and productive player at the next level. He's only shown skill in spurts on the college level, and he has been labeled by NFL scouts as someone who has his own agenda.

LB Pierre Walters, Eastern Illinois (6'4", 265 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/04/20/small.school/index.html
Pierre Walters/DE/Eastern Illinois: Walters was a two-time all-America at EIU, making 23 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks since his junior season. He's likely to slip into the late rounds before being pursued by the San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns, who use a 3-4 alignment and project Walters as a rush linebacker.

WR Taurus Johnson, South Florida (6'1", 190 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/23269.html
ANALYSIS: Johnson has shown flashes of ability the past three years, yet he has never taken his game to the next level, even when afforded the opportunity. He offers potential as a fourth or fifth receiver at the next level, only if he picks up the pace of up his play this summer.

LB Jovan Belcher, Maine (6'3", 235 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/41354.html
ANALYSIS: Belcher has been a tremendous pass rusher in college, and he makes an inordinate number of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He has the size and speed to stand up over tackle at outside linebacker in the NFL, yet he must learn to diagnose the action and make plays in reverse.

OT Cameron Goldberg, Duke (6'4", 286 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/20983.html
ANALYSIS: Goldberg is a fundamentally sound offensive tackle, with a good degree of upside potential. He has a good feel for the position, and he is a solid developmental prospect who should just get better as he physically matures.

S Ricky Price, Oklahoma St. (6'1", 195 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/40748.html
ANALYSIS: Price has the physical style that matches his size. He has a special teams mentality that will be his ticket at the next level.

CB Jackie Bates, Hampton (5'10", 172 pounds)http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/11919.html
ANALYSIS: When healthy and at the top of his game, Bates displays himself as a solid cornerback who has the skills to be used as a dime back/special teams player in the NFL


Training Camp News and Websites:
Chiefs exercised their option on the final year of training camp in River Falls, WI....before moving camp to St. Joseph, MO in 2010.

http://www.uwrf.edu/chiefs/

Training Camp dates set 5/26...

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/05/26/2009_kansas_city_chiefs_training_camp_dates_set/

ESPN's general Chief's "transactions" link:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/teams/transactions?team=kan

May 29, 2009 Released running back J.J. Arrington.
May 28, 2009 Waived defensive end Brian Johnston.
May 22, 2009 Named Mark Donovan executive vice president and chief operating officer.
May 15, 2009 Traded tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2010 second-round pick.
May 10, 2009 Signed cornerbacks Jackie Bates and Londen Fryar, linebackers Jovan Belcher, Corey Smith and Pierre Walters, tight end Tom Crabtree, defensive ends Dion Gales and Robert Greenwood, offensive tackle Cameron Goldberg, guard Darryl Harris, wide receiver Taurus Johnson and safety Ricky Price; named Denny Thum president.
May 2, 2009 Named Phil Emery director of college scouting, Jim Nagy regional scout, Jay Muraco and Pat Sperduto area scouts; promoted Rod Perry to area scout.
April 30, 2009 Signed free agent center Eric Ghiaciuc.
April 25, 2009 Signed tight end Tony Curtis.
April 24, 2009 Traded tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2010 second-round pick.
April 21, 2009 Signed tight end Sean Ryan.
April 13, 2009 Signed linebacker Zach Thomas.
March 19, 2009 Released long snapper Jean-Philippe Darche.
March 18, 2009 Released cornerback David Macklin.
March 17, 2009 Agreed to terms with wide receivers Bobby Engram, Terrance Copper and linebacker Monty Beisel.
March 11, 2009 Released quarterback Quinn Gray.
March 10, 2009 Agreed to terms with cornerback Travis Daniels.
March 6, 2009 Agreed to terms with safety Jon McGraw and linebacker Darrell Robertson.
March 5, 2009 Agreed to terms with wide receiver C.J. Jones.
March 3, 2009 Named Ronnie Bradford defensive assistant coach and Nick Sirianni offensive quality control coach.
February 28, 2009 Acquired quarterback Matt Cassel and linebacker Mike Vrabel from the New England Patriots for a 2009 second-round pick.
February 25, 2009 Released quarterback Damon Huard, cornerback Patrick Surtain, linebacker Donnie Edwards and tight end Michael Merritt.
February 19, 2009 Named Maurice Carthon assistant coach.
February 14, 2009 Fired tight ends coach Jon Embree, defensive assistant Michael Ketchum, running backs coach Curtis Modkins, offensive assistant Kevin Patullo and wide receivers coach Eric Price.
February 6, 2009 Named Todd Haley coach.
January 23, 2009 Fired coach Herman Edwards.
January 13, 2009 Named Scott Pioli general manager.
January 12, 2009 Agreed to terms with quarterback Ingle Martin to a two-year contract.
January 8, 2009 Signed fullback Jed Collins.

Dicky McElephant
04-27-2009, 11:15 AM
I heard we signed Scott Pioli.

RustShack
04-27-2009, 11:16 AM
I heard we signed Scott Pioli.

Link?

Mr. Kotter
04-27-2009, 11:30 AM
I heard we signed Scott Pioli.

Just a rumor, I think....

Mr. Arrowhead
04-27-2009, 11:31 AM
I heard we signed Scott Pioli.

The Deal is done!!!!

EyePod
04-27-2009, 11:41 AM
The Deal is done!!!!

I heard that Shanahan was looking apartments in KC...

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/picture.php?albumid=47&pictureid=328

cmh6476
04-27-2009, 03:14 PM
Vrabel

Mr. Kotter
04-27-2009, 03:18 PM
Vrabel

Thanks....

as a trade it doesn't show up as a "signing." :thumb:

Delano
04-27-2009, 03:22 PM
Niswanger signed his RFA tender with the club.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/04/24/chiefs_sign_fa_te_tony_curtis_c_rudy_niswanger_signs_rfa_tender/

Pablo
04-27-2009, 07:55 PM
Niswanger signed his RFA tender with the club.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/04/24/chiefs_sign_fa_te_tony_curtis_c_rudy_niswanger_signs_rfa_tender/Oh man, that avatar is harsh.

JASONSAUTO
04-27-2009, 08:16 PM
Oh man, that avatar is harsh.

i hope sully is right about that guy

Mr. Krab
04-27-2009, 09:46 PM
I didn't even know Mr. Kotter knew where the football forum was. ROFL

Mr. Kotter
04-27-2009, 09:48 PM
I didn't even know Mr. Kotter knew where the football forum was. ROFL

During the off-season, the Draft and Training Camp usually get me back over here....

:p

RustShack
04-28-2009, 01:18 AM
Shouldn't Darrell Robertson be in the signed list and not the released? We also signed LB Mays. We also released LS Darche... Thats just a few things i notice off the top of my head.

RustShack
04-28-2009, 01:20 AM
It looks like they have changed the coaching staff from what it was originally assigned... it used to go like this-

Chan Gailey: offensive coordinator and quarterbacks

Maurice Carthon: assistant head coach and runnings backs

Dedric Ward: wide receivers

Bob Bicknell: tight ends

Bill Muir: offensive line

Joe D'Alessandris: assistant offensive line

Clancy Pendergast: defensive coordinator and defensive backs

Tim Krumrie: defensive line

Gary Gibbs: linebackers

Pat Perles: assistant linebackers

Ronnie Bradford: assistant secondary

Steve Hoffman: special teams

Joel Collier: Assistant to the Head Coach

modocsot
04-28-2009, 09:01 AM
No change to Krumrie.

Mr. Kotter
04-28-2009, 10:08 AM
No change to Krumrie.

I got that from the www.kcchiefs.com :shrug:

Do you have other info?

T-post Tom
04-28-2009, 03:07 PM
Pierre Walters
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 269 | Position- DE/LB | College: Eastern Illinois


04/10/2009 - The San Diego Chargers. The Green Bay Packers. The Indianapolis Colts. These are a few teams that are taking a look at former Eastern defensive end Pierre Walters. Walters finished a meeting with the Chargers Wednesday in San Diego. He is back in Illinois to perform workouts with the Packers today at Westchester's St. Joseph High School. He will conduct workouts with the Colts Tuesday at O'Brien Stadium. "I had a great time (in San Diego)," Walters said. "It was really cool. It was an honor to sit down with coaches." Walters received a physical, filled out a lot of paperwork on health history and took many X-rays. "The fun didn't start until after that," Walters said. He met defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, head coach Norv Turner, linebackers coach John Pagano and a bunch of other assistants and front office staff. Walters had a meeting with Pagano and other assistants. They broke down what was going to happen if he was drafted and how Walters fits into their system. "He went through the depth charts," Walters said. "They're really interested. They like how I come out of a two-point stance." Walters could fit into the weak outside linebacker position. They watched the Illinois State game and Texas vs. the Nation practice. Walters was also quizzed on different schemes. "I nailed all of it," Walters said. "I'm pretty football smart." Walters said if San Diego didn't draft him on April 25 or April 26, the Chargers could pick him as a free agent. "If I were to be picked up, I would be sitting in a very nice position to be on the team," Walters said. - Kevin Murphy, Daily Eastern News

T-post Tom
04-28-2009, 03:11 PM
Jovan Belcher

School Maine
Height 6 ' 1.5 "
Weight 238 lbs.
Speed 4.86 ( Pro Day )

Graduation Year 2009
Birth Date 7/24/1987
Current Position DE
Projected Position LB


Overview
Jovan is a graduate of West Babylon High School on Long Island where he played linebacker, offensive tackle, nose guard, fullback and special teams for coach Albert Ritacco. He served as captain of the team for two years and helped to lead the team to a pair of playoff appearances . In 2004, he led the team to an undefeated regular season record for the first time in school history and, as a result, Jovan earned Second-Team All-Long Island honors and was a two-time all-county and all-league selection. He also wrestled in high school and was a three-time All-American in that sport.

At UMaine, Jovan started every game as a true freshman in 2005 at LB, amassing 58 tackles, good for 4th place on the squad, and he has just kept getting more and more productive every season, capped by a sensationally successful switch to DE last season (2007) in which he led the CAA in both sacks (10) and TFLs (17) while piling up a career high 85 tackles. His highest honor based on that season was a 2nd team All-American nod from the AP. First team all-CAA after another stellar season in 2008 during which Maine made the playoffs for the first time in several years, largely due to the Belcher-led defense. He racked up a team-high 98 tackles as a DE, with 17.5 TFLs, 7.5 sacks, a PD, a FR and 2 FFs.

Jovan really made an impact as a ST warrior at the Texas v. the Nation game, and stood out in the week of practices also.

LATE NOTE: Worked out at both the Hofstra and the UMaine Pro Days. At UMaine on 3-26-09 he ran anywhere between 4.81 and 4.88 in his forties, with a 30" vertical, a 9'6" broad jump, a 4.25 short shuttle, a 7.35 3-cone, an 11.60 LS and did 23 reps at 225. He also looked solid in position drills. He also weight in at a solid 238, up from his 2008 season weight of 230.

Strengths
Jovan is a very quick, muscularly compact but yet lean and aggressive defensive end at the FCS level who is too fast and determined for most IAA OTs to block effectively. Closes quickly on the ball carrier and dives through garbage to bring him down. Leaps over trash. Good pass rusher who finishes. Wiry strong with a body designed for getting through trash and around obstacles. Team leader. Good pass rusher who is versatile and has played LB in the past and projects well back to a 4-3 OLB spot (probably the WILL) in the pros. Hard worker and good character. ST warrior.

Weaknesses
Not very big, and has not played against the top competition. Definitely is not any kind of DE at the next level, and is even smallish by today's standards for LB. Dings up easily due to his all-out style. A tad slow in timed speed, but not football speed. Sometimes bites on fakes and finds himself out of position. Pass defense ability must be more fully assessed. Some of the things that make him a special player at the FCS level will not help him stand out at the next level.

Projection
5-6th rounder if there is a run on LBs in the middle rounds, or else he is a 7th-UDFA type.

T-post Tom
04-28-2009, 03:16 PM
Here's an updated UDFA list asof 4-28-09, 3:00 p.m.

DT Dion Gales, Troy (6'7", 288 pounds)

LB, Bobby Abare, Yale (6'2", 220 pounds)

DE Bobby Greenwood, Alabama (6'5", 278 pounds)

DB/WR Londen Fryar, Western Michigan (5'11", 185 pounds)

LB Pierre Walters, Eastern Illinois (6'4", 265 pounds)

WR Taurus Johnson, South Florida (6'1", 190 pounds)

LB Jovan Belcher, Maine (6'3", 235 pounds)

OT Cameron Goldberg, Duke (6'4", 286 pounds)

S Ricky Price, Oklahoma St. (6'1", 195 pounds)

LB Corey Smith, Cincinnati (6'1", 225 pounds)

CB Jackie Bates, Hampton (5'10", 172 pounds)

DA_T_84
04-29-2009, 12:10 AM
I was reading a link someone posted on crappaint poopistrated and Jackie Bates is quoted in an interview saying

"My fastest 40 time is 4.23, and I consistently run in the 4.3's"

I cannot post a link, because I do not have enough posts yet to be able to post links.

Mr. Kotter
04-29-2009, 12:20 AM
I was reading a link someone posted on crappaint poopistrated and Jackie Bates is quoted in an interview saying

"My fastest 40 time is 4.23, and I consistently run in the 4.3's"

I cannot post a link, because I do not have enough posts yet to be able to post links.

Send them to me via PM (private message) and I'll post them.... :shrug:

Mr. Kotter
04-29-2009, 12:47 AM
http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/jackiebatesinterview.htm


Jackie Bates Interview
Cornerback - Hampton

9/26/08

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov: What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?



Jackie Bates: I am 5í10Ē, 183 and my fastest forty time was a 4.23. I am consistently in the 4.3ís.

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Alex Khvatov: You played at De La Salle high school in California that has produced some very talented players in the past, what is the atmosphere around that program?

Jackie Bates: It was an honor. It shaped the person that I am today. I mean my mother and my father and my grandparents played a big part in it too. I got a lot of my work ethic from playing at De La Salle. I learned a lot from the coaches there. They became father figures to me. It is a brotherhood. The things that I learned at De La Salle will stay with me forever. I will be a part of their family forever. One day I might end up coaching there. All of the players that we have put in D-I. The experience was a blessing. I thank the lord for that.


Alex Khvatov: Coming out of high school, what programs showed interest in you?

Jackie Bates: Oregon, Cal, UCLA, Arizona State and all of the PAC-10 schools besides USC and Stanford. I had a 2.8 GPA in high school, so I couldnít go to Stanford. USC didnít show much interest. Colorado was the only Big 12 school that showed interest. The WAC schools, Colorado State and a lot of the MWC schools also expressed interest. I received like 15 scholarship offers.


Alex Khvatov: What made you choose Oregon?

Jackie Bates: When I went to Eugene, Oregon I felt comfortable there. I visited Oregon with Marshawn Lynch. We have a really good time. On a plane ride home, we were the only two passengers on the private plane. I was picked up in a limo from my home. Their cornerback situation was a mess at the time. I felt that I could play early. I put them over Cal which was my hometown team. I felt that I could help them at corner.


Alex Khvatov: You actually started as a freshman, what did it feel like to go up against some very talented PAC-10 wide receivers?

Jackie Bates: It was a good feeling. I just didnít know how to play corner. I played RB and safety in high school. I was supposed to play cornerback during my senior year of high school, but I was hurt and didnít play. I was mainly relying on my natural instincts early on. I got the chance to play my first game at Norman, Oklahoma as a freshman. I went up against Clayton and Bradford, White and Peterson at Norman, Oklahoma. That game showed me the work that I needed to put in as a freshman. Although I made the Freshman All-American team that year, I had a long way to go. I needed to do a lot more film study, more repetitions and more work in the weight room. I needed to learn how to take better angles, anticipate routes. I learned a lot and I am better now. I am wiser and stronger physically and mentally.


Alex Khvatov: Why did you decide to leave the Ducks?

Jackie Bates: Okay, I am going to be straight forward. I went to a party. I got into an altercation with a guy who was drunk. Personally, I donít drink. This guy was out of his mind. He swung at me. I defended myself and I hit him. The police were called and they investigated. Coach Bellotti was mad that I was at a party before we were about to start spring ball. He felt that I should be at home resting. This all happened before my junior season. He suspended me indefinitely. The police investigated and found out that it was a mutual fight. The case was dismissed, and I was supposed to start again that year. Coach Bellotti called me and told me that I could come back. But I was so overwhelmed and I couldnít focus on football that spring. I actually played in the first two games that season. But I got hurt during the third game against Fresno State. I still felt that the whole situation hung over me. My family was unhappy about the situation. I didnít want to come back to the team again. I continued to go to school until the next spring. Then I felt that I had to regain my focus elsewhere.


Alex Khvatov: How did you wind up at Hampton?

Jackie Bates: Okay, I had two years left of eligibility. I was thinking about going to Cal. But I knew that I had to sit out a year and then I would only have one year of eligibility. I wanted to play right away, so I started to look at the D-IAA programs. I liked Umass when I went there for a visit. I liked the coaches and thought about going there. I went home and then went on a visit to Hampton next week. I bonded with the coaches. I remembered the success that their players had at the Combine. I wanted to continue my education and I hopefully wanted to play in the NFL. I came to the East Coast because there were better D-IAA programs there than on the West Coast. I wanted to go to a strong program on the East Coast. Coach Holmes made an impression on me. I really liked the school.


Alex Khvatov: Tell me about your first season with the Pirates last year.

Jackie Bates: Well, I transferred. I worked real hard. I recorded a 4.23 in the forty in the spring. The coaches were impressed. I continued to work hard. I missed some two games in the beginning of the season because of the transfer rules. I was ineligible for the first two games. When I played in my first game of the season, I had 9 tackles and a pick in the endzone which set us up for the win. We got the win. I felt great because I really helped our team win. I fed off of that game for the rest of the season. We lost a lot of close games last year. We realized that we had to work harder. The close losses came from not doing the little things. We focused on the hitting, the running and the conditioning. As a senior, I feel that I have the respect of my teammates. Now we need to go and win some ball games.


Alex Khvatov: What are your strengths on the football field?

Jackie Bates: My instincts. I react to things good. I feel plays out. I can tell when it is a pass or a run 90% of the time. I play my technique. I am very instinctive. I am fast, quick, tough and physical. I am only 180 pounds, but I play with a lot of heart and instinct.


Alex Khvatov: What areas of your game do you need to improve upon during your senior season?

Jackie Bates: I need to get stronger physically. Terrell Owens looks so impressive physically. You have to be really strong and dedicated to the weight room. I measure myself to TO and Anquin Boldin. I know that pressing and jamming those guys at the line of scrimmage, I will have to push my body to the max. Up to this point, I havenít had anyone beat me flat out in terms of speed. It is all about me coming into the NFL and listening to the coaches. It is all about picking up tips from other corners. An ideal situation would be me being an understudy to an older corner. I have to continue to study film and run. My conditioning also has to be to a top tee. I have to outwork people, keep my work ethic and have faith in the Lord.


Alex Khvatov: What is the most memorable moment of your football career up to this point?

Jackie Bates: I have two things that stand out in college. My best game was at Arizona State during my sophomore season against. I went up against Derek Hagan. He had one catch against me. Another good memory is when I got a Freshman MVP after my freshman year. I came in as a true freshman and played hard and well. At Hampton last year, I led the Conference in passes defended. The funny thing is that it was unexpected. I was only thrown to once or twice a game. My coaches were like no one is throwing your way. At end of the season, we found that I led the conference in passes defended which was special.


Alex Khvatov: What is your favorite NFL team?

Jackie Bates: I liked the Cowboys. Well, I was a big fan of Deion Sanders and I liked whatever team he was on. I liked the 49ers when he was there. I even liked the Redskins when he went there at the end of his career. But I would say that the Raiders are my favorite team. I have never been to a professional game, but there is something about the silver and black. It is close to home. It is real cool.


Alex Khvatov: Who is your favorite player?

Jackie Bates: Thatís easy, Deion Sanders. Deion was just so fast and athletic. It is just crazy. He was so entertaining. He was so good as a football player. He had so much style and confidence. He would make a big play every time. He came through in the clutch.


Alex Khvatov: Who is the toughest player that you have faced during your career?

Jackie Bates: I would say Adrian Peterson or Reggie Bush. I would say one of those guys.


Alex Khvatov: Which underclassman on your team should we keep an eye on in the future?

Jackie Bates: Letís say LaMarcus Coker. He was a RB from Tennessee. He is just so fast. He has another gear. Only certain players have that extra gear. Some things canít be coached.


Alex Khvatov: What are your expectations from a personal and a team standpoint for your senior year?

Jackie Bates: Okay, I want to speak about the team expectations first. We want to win the conference. I want to get better every week. I donít want to get big headed. I want to work hard, stay hungry and improve every week. I want to get Hampton into the playoffs. I want to stay focused and win games. I want to get better, work hard every week and make plays. I would like to have some people throw my way and do what my coaches ask of me.


Alex Khvatov: So far your team has a 3-1 record in this early part of the year, what is your forecast for the rest of the season?

Jackie Bates: I think that we can win the rest of the games. If we stay level headed, we can do it. We are 3-1 right now, but we were 3-0 last year. But we ended up the season 6-5 last year. I think that we will win the rest of our games.


Alex Khvatov: Is it every cornerbackís dream to be left on an island against a wide receiver?

Jackie Bates: Oh yeah, I love it. There is something about that feeling. Everyone can see you. You have to beat the guy in front of you. You think that you are a better athlete. It is just about competing. It takes a special person. You got to win the battle. It is a great feeling.


Alex Khvatov: Do you have to have thick skin to play cornerback on any level?

Jackie Bates: Definitely, coach told me at Oregon that you have to have big cajones and a short memory to play cornerback. I got benched at Oregon when I gave up deep balls back to back. I was young and it got to me as a freshman at Oregon. When I got beat, I left a lot of my confidence. I never had that feeling since that day. Now I am to the point that I feel that I will destroy the guy off the line. If the guy would catch the ball, I would have gotten frustrated in my early days. Now I feel that he will get his plays. I got to have tough skin and a short memory. I also got to go on to the next play. You will have growing pains as a corner. It is all about balling.


Alex Khvatov: What is the most important quality that a successful cornerback should possess?

Jackie Bates: Other than just being fast, it is all about just being confident in yourself. I am not cocky; I am just a confident player. You got to feel that you are better than him and beat the guy that you are going up against. If you donít think like that, you canít be a good corner.


Alex Khvatov: What do you enjoy most about playing football?

Jackie Bates: I love competing. I have been playing this game since I have been nine years old in uniform. But I have been playing since six with my friends. My mom bought me a real small 49ers uniform when I was six. I love football. I am intelligent and I am good in school. But football is my passion and my love. I love competing. I put football above everything except for God and my family. Making contact and making plays is what I live for. I really enjoy it in my life.


Alex Khvatov: Is the NFL a dream or a reality at this point?

Jackie Bates: Itís still a dream to me because it is not promised to anyone. A lot of good players donít go to the NFL. One of my friends led Oregon in interceptions one year and he didnít get drafted. He didnít even get an invite to camp. It makes me realize that it is not promised to anyone. Sometimes good players donít get a shot, so it is still a dream. It is all about working hard. It is about making that dream come true. I donít get big headed. It is not set in stone that I will make it. A lot of my teammates joke to me about the NFL. If I do make it, it will be a blessing for me and my family. Then it will become a reality. I dream about that dream every night. I will try to make it a reality.


Alex Khvatov: What is the one thing in your daily life that you canít live without?

Jackie Bates: Looking in the mirror and flexing. It is all about getting dressed and looking good when you are going to class. I brush my teeth, spray my cologne on and start my day off good and clean. I praise the Lord every day.


Alex Khvatov: If you could go back in time, who is the one person that you would like to have dinner with and why?

Jackie Bates: Let me think. I am a Political Science major. It would probably be Martin Luther King. I would also say Deion Sanders when he was in college or Charles Woodson at Michigan. I watched him play. I just wanted to see how those guys lived in college.


Alex Khvatov: What are your hobbies?

Jackie Bates: I like turning on my music and listening to Lil Wayne. He is a great musician. He is ahead of his time. He is like a rock star trapped in a rockerís body. He is iconic. He is like Ozzy Osbourne. He is a talented guy. I am also really in tattoos. My two sleeves and my chest are covered with tattoos. At the same time, I am a very professional person. If you get to talk to me, you realize that I am not some crazy, creepy dude. It is just a big hobby of mine. I also like to browse the internet, check out YouTube. I like to watch TV and sleep. I keep to myself. I donít like to be put off track.


Alex Khvatov: Finish the sentence, Jackie Bates isÖ

Jackie Bates: I would say on the field, I am the best corner in college football. Not the best, but I am one of the best. I have some things that other corners donít have. Although I do realize that there are some corners like Vontae Davis who are really good. Off-the-field, I am all about looking good. I am also a people person. I love people.

Mr. Krab
04-29-2009, 12:09 PM
DT Dion Gales, Troy (6'7", 288 pounds) :eek:

Maybe they think if they feed him enough he can be a legit nose tackle.

Dicky McElephant
04-29-2009, 12:14 PM
http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/jackiebatesinterview.htm


Jackie Bates Interview
Cornerback - Hampton

9/26/08

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov: What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?



Jackie Bates: I am 5í10Ē, 183 and my fastest forty time was a 4.23. I am consistently in the 4.3ís.

:eek: :eek: :eek:

Alex Khvatov: You played at De La Salle high school in California that has produced some very talented players in the past, what is the atmosphere around that program?

Jackie Bates: It was an honor. It shaped the person that I am today. I mean my mother and my father and my grandparents played a big part in it too. I got a lot of my work ethic from playing at De La Salle. I learned a lot from the coaches there. They became father figures to me. It is a brotherhood. The things that I learned at De La Salle will stay with me forever. I will be a part of their family forever. One day I might end up coaching there. All of the players that we have put in D-I. The experience was a blessing. I thank the lord for that.


Alex Khvatov: Coming out of high school, what programs showed interest in you?

Jackie Bates: Oregon, Cal, UCLA, Arizona State and all of the PAC-10 schools besides USC and Stanford. I had a 2.8 GPA in high school, so I couldnít go to Stanford. USC didnít show much interest. Colorado was the only Big 12 school that showed interest. The WAC schools, Colorado State and a lot of the MWC schools also expressed interest. I received like 15 scholarship offers.


Alex Khvatov: What made you choose Oregon?

Jackie Bates: When I went to Eugene, Oregon I felt comfortable there. I visited Oregon with Marshawn Lynch. We have a really good time. On a plane ride home, we were the only two passengers on the private plane. I was picked up in a limo from my home. Their cornerback situation was a mess at the time. I felt that I could play early. I put them over Cal which was my hometown team. I felt that I could help them at corner.


Alex Khvatov: You actually started as a freshman, what did it feel like to go up against some very talented PAC-10 wide receivers?

Jackie Bates: It was a good feeling. I just didnít know how to play corner. I played RB and safety in high school. I was supposed to play cornerback during my senior year of high school, but I was hurt and didnít play. I was mainly relying on my natural instincts early on. I got the chance to play my first game at Norman, Oklahoma as a freshman. I went up against Clayton and Bradford, White and Peterson at Norman, Oklahoma. That game showed me the work that I needed to put in as a freshman. Although I made the Freshman All-American team that year, I had a long way to go. I needed to do a lot more film study, more repetitions and more work in the weight room. I needed to learn how to take better angles, anticipate routes. I learned a lot and I am better now. I am wiser and stronger physically and mentally.


Alex Khvatov: Why did you decide to leave the Ducks?

Jackie Bates: Okay, I am going to be straight forward. I went to a party. I got into an altercation with a guy who was drunk. Personally, I donít drink. This guy was out of his mind. He swung at me. I defended myself and I hit him. The police were called and they investigated. Coach Bellotti was mad that I was at a party before we were about to start spring ball. He felt that I should be at home resting. This all happened before my junior season. He suspended me indefinitely. The police investigated and found out that it was a mutual fight. The case was dismissed, and I was supposed to start again that year. Coach Bellotti called me and told me that I could come back. But I was so overwhelmed and I couldnít focus on football that spring. I actually played in the first two games that season. But I got hurt during the third game against Fresno State. I still felt that the whole situation hung over me. My family was unhappy about the situation. I didnít want to come back to the team again. I continued to go to school until the next spring. Then I felt that I had to regain my focus elsewhere.


Alex Khvatov: How did you wind up at Hampton?

Jackie Bates: Okay, I had two years left of eligibility. I was thinking about going to Cal. But I knew that I had to sit out a year and then I would only have one year of eligibility. I wanted to play right away, so I started to look at the D-IAA programs. I liked Umass when I went there for a visit. I liked the coaches and thought about going there. I went home and then went on a visit to Hampton next week. I bonded with the coaches. I remembered the success that their players had at the Combine. I wanted to continue my education and I hopefully wanted to play in the NFL. I came to the East Coast because there were better D-IAA programs there than on the West Coast. I wanted to go to a strong program on the East Coast. Coach Holmes made an impression on me. I really liked the school.


Alex Khvatov: Tell me about your first season with the Pirates last year.

Jackie Bates: Well, I transferred. I worked real hard. I recorded a 4.23 in the forty in the spring. The coaches were impressed. I continued to work hard. I missed some two games in the beginning of the season because of the transfer rules. I was ineligible for the first two games. When I played in my first game of the season, I had 9 tackles and a pick in the endzone which set us up for the win. We got the win. I felt great because I really helped our team win. I fed off of that game for the rest of the season. We lost a lot of close games last year. We realized that we had to work harder. The close losses came from not doing the little things. We focused on the hitting, the running and the conditioning. As a senior, I feel that I have the respect of my teammates. Now we need to go and win some ball games.


Alex Khvatov: What are your strengths on the football field?

Jackie Bates: My instincts. I react to things good. I feel plays out. I can tell when it is a pass or a run 90% of the time. I play my technique. I am very instinctive. I am fast, quick, tough and physical. I am only 180 pounds, but I play with a lot of heart and instinct.


Alex Khvatov: What areas of your game do you need to improve upon during your senior season?

Jackie Bates: I need to get stronger physically. Terrell Owens looks so impressive physically. You have to be really strong and dedicated to the weight room. I measure myself to TO and Anquin Boldin. I know that pressing and jamming those guys at the line of scrimmage, I will have to push my body to the max. Up to this point, I havenít had anyone beat me flat out in terms of speed. It is all about me coming into the NFL and listening to the coaches. It is all about picking up tips from other corners. An ideal situation would be me being an understudy to an older corner. I have to continue to study film and run. My conditioning also has to be to a top tee. I have to outwork people, keep my work ethic and have faith in the Lord.


Alex Khvatov: What is the most memorable moment of your football career up to this point?

Jackie Bates: I have two things that stand out in college. My best game was at Arizona State during my sophomore season against. I went up against Derek Hagan. He had one catch against me. Another good memory is when I got a Freshman MVP after my freshman year. I came in as a true freshman and played hard and well. At Hampton last year, I led the Conference in passes defended. The funny thing is that it was unexpected. I was only thrown to once or twice a game. My coaches were like no one is throwing your way. At end of the season, we found that I led the conference in passes defended which was special.


Alex Khvatov: What is your favorite NFL team?

Jackie Bates: I liked the Cowboys. Well, I was a big fan of Deion Sanders and I liked whatever team he was on. I liked the 49ers when he was there. I even liked the Redskins when he went there at the end of his career. But I would say that the Raiders are my favorite team. I have never been to a professional game, but there is something about the silver and black. It is close to home. It is real cool.


Alex Khvatov: Who is your favorite player?

Jackie Bates: Thatís easy, Deion Sanders. Deion was just so fast and athletic. It is just crazy. He was so entertaining. He was so good as a football player. He had so much style and confidence. He would make a big play every time. He came through in the clutch.


Alex Khvatov: Who is the toughest player that you have faced during your career?

Jackie Bates: I would say Adrian Peterson or Reggie Bush. I would say one of those guys.


Alex Khvatov: Which underclassman on your team should we keep an eye on in the future?

Jackie Bates: Letís say LaMarcus Coker. He was a RB from Tennessee. He is just so fast. He has another gear. Only certain players have that extra gear. Some things canít be coached.


Alex Khvatov: What are your expectations from a personal and a team standpoint for your senior year?

Jackie Bates: Okay, I want to speak about the team expectations first. We want to win the conference. I want to get better every week. I donít want to get big headed. I want to work hard, stay hungry and improve every week. I want to get Hampton into the playoffs. I want to stay focused and win games. I want to get better, work hard every week and make plays. I would like to have some people throw my way and do what my coaches ask of me.


Alex Khvatov: So far your team has a 3-1 record in this early part of the year, what is your forecast for the rest of the season?

Jackie Bates: I think that we can win the rest of the games. If we stay level headed, we can do it. We are 3-1 right now, but we were 3-0 last year. But we ended up the season 6-5 last year. I think that we will win the rest of our games.


Alex Khvatov: Is it every cornerbackís dream to be left on an island against a wide receiver?

Jackie Bates: Oh yeah, I love it. There is something about that feeling. Everyone can see you. You have to beat the guy in front of you. You think that you are a better athlete. It is just about competing. It takes a special person. You got to win the battle. It is a great feeling.


Alex Khvatov: Do you have to have thick skin to play cornerback on any level?

Jackie Bates: Definitely, coach told me at Oregon that you have to have big cajones and a short memory to play cornerback. I got benched at Oregon when I gave up deep balls back to back. I was young and it got to me as a freshman at Oregon. When I got beat, I left a lot of my confidence. I never had that feeling since that day. Now I am to the point that I feel that I will destroy the guy off the line. If the guy would catch the ball, I would have gotten frustrated in my early days. Now I feel that he will get his plays. I got to have tough skin and a short memory. I also got to go on to the next play. You will have growing pains as a corner. It is all about balling.


Alex Khvatov: What is the most important quality that a successful cornerback should possess?

Jackie Bates: Other than just being fast, it is all about just being confident in yourself. I am not cocky; I am just a confident player. You got to feel that you are better than him and beat the guy that you are going up against. If you donít think like that, you canít be a good corner.


Alex Khvatov: What do you enjoy most about playing football?

Jackie Bates: I love competing. I have been playing this game since I have been nine years old in uniform. But I have been playing since six with my friends. My mom bought me a real small 49ers uniform when I was six. I love football. I am intelligent and I am good in school. But football is my passion and my love. I love competing. I put football above everything except for God and my family. Making contact and making plays is what I live for. I really enjoy it in my life.


Alex Khvatov: Is the NFL a dream or a reality at this point?

Jackie Bates: Itís still a dream to me because it is not promised to anyone. A lot of good players donít go to the NFL. One of my friends led Oregon in interceptions one year and he didnít get drafted. He didnít even get an invite to camp. It makes me realize that it is not promised to anyone. Sometimes good players donít get a shot, so it is still a dream. It is all about working hard. It is about making that dream come true. I donít get big headed. It is not set in stone that I will make it. A lot of my teammates joke to me about the NFL. If I do make it, it will be a blessing for me and my family. Then it will become a reality. I dream about that dream every night. I will try to make it a reality.


Alex Khvatov: What is the one thing in your daily life that you canít live without?

Jackie Bates: Looking in the mirror and flexing. It is all about getting dressed and looking good when you are going to class. I brush my teeth, spray my cologne on and start my day off good and clean. I praise the Lord every day.


Alex Khvatov: If you could go back in time, who is the one person that you would like to have dinner with and why?

Jackie Bates: Let me think. I am a Political Science major. It would probably be Martin Luther King. I would also say Deion Sanders when he was in college or Charles Woodson at Michigan. I watched him play. I just wanted to see how those guys lived in college.


Alex Khvatov: What are your hobbies?

Jackie Bates: I like turning on my music and listening to Lil Wayne. He is a great musician. He is ahead of his time. He is like a rock star trapped in a rockerís body. He is iconic. He is like Ozzy Osbourne. He is a talented guy. I am also really in tattoos. My two sleeves and my chest are covered with tattoos. At the same time, I am a very professional person. If you get to talk to me, you realize that I am not some crazy, creepy dude. It is just a big hobby of mine. I also like to browse the internet, check out YouTube. I like to watch TV and sleep. I keep to myself. I donít like to be put off track.


Alex Khvatov: Finish the sentence, Jackie Bates isÖ

Jackie Bates: I would say on the field, I am the best corner in college football. Not the best, but I am one of the best. I have some things that other corners donít have. Although I do realize that there are some corners like Vontae Davis who are really good. Off-the-field, I am all about looking good. I am also a people person. I love people.

This guy sounds like a fucking douchebag.

Mr. Kotter
04-29-2009, 12:33 PM
This guy sounds like a ****ing douchebag.

Hell, he kinda reminds me of Deon Sanders..... :hmmm:


;)


Yeah, I thought; "damn, he's fast....but dumb as a door knob. He'll probably end up as a Raider."

JASONSAUTO
04-29-2009, 12:37 PM
Hell, he kinda reminds me of Deon Sanders..... :hmmm:


;)


Yeah, I thought; "damn, he's fast....but dumb as a door knob. He'll probably end up as a Raider."



hell he SAIDthe raiders are his favorite team,:shake:

KCrockaholic
04-29-2009, 01:24 PM
Better update this now that Bill is gone.

bevischief
04-29-2009, 06:29 PM
Herm and Peterson signed 5 year contracts. Just a rumor.

ROFL

Frosty
04-29-2009, 09:26 PM
This guy sounds like a ****ing douchebag.

He was a Duck. Being a douchebag goes without saying.

CrazyPhuD
04-30-2009, 04:35 AM
He was a Duck. Being a douchebag goes without saying.

We'll trust you judgment here...afterall beavers do tend to see the most douches.

eazyb81
04-30-2009, 01:42 PM
Pumped about getting Jackie Bates.

Bookmark it.....Bates will make the team. The kid is a player.

Der FlŲprer
04-30-2009, 02:20 PM
He was a Duck. Being a douchebag goes without saying.

QFT

booger
04-30-2009, 02:53 PM
Reports: Chiefs hire Atlanta's Phil Emery as director of college scouting

By PFW staff
April 30, 2009


The Chiefs have hired Falcons scout Phil Emery to be their new director of college scouting, multiple sources tell PFW.

Emery had been in Atlanta's personnel department for the past five years, working as both director of college scouting and a regional scout. Prior to that, he had a six-year stay as an area scout for the Bears and worked as a strength and conditioning coach in the Navy for eight years.

Emery should be familiar with the ways of Chiefs GM Scott Pioli, as he worked under Thomas Dimitroff ó Pioli's understudy in New England ó for the past 15 months. Emery brings a very thorough, militant scouting approach to his new club

In K.C., Emery replaces Chuck Cook, who was fired earlier this week. Cook had spent the past 25 years with the Chiefs, the last 12 as their director of college scouting, and is a well-liked individual around the league.
http://www.profootballweekly.com/PFW/NFL/AFC/AFC+West/Kansas+City/Features/2009/blunda043009.htm

Woodrow Call
05-01-2009, 02:57 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/2009/05/01/chiefs_announce_changes_and_retentions_in_player_personnel_department/

Chiefs Announce Changes and Retentions in Player Personnel Department
May 01, 2009, 1:11:09 PM


The Kansas City Chiefs announced several changes and retentions in the clubís Player Personnel Department on Friday. Phil Emery has been named the Director of College Scouting. Jim Nagy joins the club as a regional scout, while Jay Muraco and Pat Sperduto have been added to the Chiefs personnel staff as area scouts. In addition, Rod Perry has been promoted to the post of area scout.

The Chiefs also announced that Ray Farmer has been retained as the clubís Director of Pro Personnel. Willie Davis and Terry Delp have been retained by Kansas City in their roles as area scouts, as well.

Emery enters his 29th season overall in football and his 12th campaign in the NFL. He comes the Chiefs from the Atlanta Falcons after originally joining that club as Director of College Scouting in 2004. Prior to joining the Falcons, Emery enjoyed a seven-year stint as an area scout for the Chicago Bears (í98-04). Prior to entering the NFL ranks he served as Director of Strength and Conditioning Services and as an Associate Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy (í91-98). He also enjoyed collegiate coaching stints at Tennessee, Saginaw Valley State, Georgetown College, Western Michigan and Central Michigan.

Nagy enters his first season with Kansas City as a regional scout. Prior to joining the Chiefs, he spent seven years as a scout with New England (2002-08). He also served one year as a regional scout with Washington (2001) and served as the Director of NFL Scouting for War Room Scouting, Inc. (í98-01). Nagy also worked with SFX Sports Group as a recruiting coordinator and draft consultant (í97-00). The Frankfort, Michigan native began his NFL scouting career as an intern with Green Bay in Ď96.

Muraco joins the Chiefs as an area scout after spending the previous nine seasons with New England as College Scouting Coordinator (2000-08). Prior to working for the Patriots, he spent four seasons in the scouting department with Philadelphia (í96-99). He began his longtime association with Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli as a volunteer in the personnel department with Cleveland (í92-95). The Kent State graduate interned with the San Diego personnel department during training camp in Ď92.

Perry enters his second season with the Chiefs personnel department and his first as an area scout in 2009. He began his collegiate career playing football and baseball at Southern California, where he was a member of the Trojans NCAA baseball championship squad in Ď98. He concluded his collegiate career at Penn State. Perry was a 12th-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Phillies and spent four years in the Phillies farm system. He was on the roster of the St. Louis Rams in 2004 as a wide receiver, served as a graduate assistant on the Wisconsin football staff in 2005 and interned in the Cleveland personnel department in 2007.

Sperduto enters his initial campaign as an area scout with Kansas City in 2009. He served two separate stints as the head coach of the Nashville Kats of the Arena Football League (í99-01 and 2005-07). During his tenure in the Arena Football League, he also worked in the Tennessee Titans personnel department as a scout. Sperduto won a pair of Arena League titles as a player with the Tampa Bay Storm. He began his association with Pioli when the two coached together at Murray State in Ď91.

Ralphy Boy
05-05-2009, 05:56 PM
* Jackie Bates "interview," Post #23....thanks Dante84
** EXCERPT: "Jackie Bates: I am 5í10Ē, 183 and my fastest forty time was a 4.23. I am consistently in the 4.3ís" How did the Raiders miss THIS guy? Heh.





Maybe because he isn't that fast. CNNSI has him as a 4.63 40 time.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/11919.html

Ralphy Boy
05-05-2009, 06:29 PM
Found a little info on some of the UFA's we added on CNNSI

DE Bobby Greenwood, Alabama (6'5", 278 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/43977.html
ANALYSIS: Greenwood is a hard-working defender who plays smart football. He lacks the size for defensive tackle and is not fast enough to be used at end. Greenwood could develop into a back-up two-gap lineman if he fills out his frame and improves his playing strength.

DB/WR Londen Fryar, Western Michigan (5'11", 185 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/21126.html
ANALYSIS: Fryar (son of Irving Fryar) has the bloodlines and athletic skills to be a big-time prospect and productive player at the next level. He's only shown skill in spurts on the college level, and he has been labeled by NFL scouts as someone who has his own agenda.

LB Pierre Walters, Eastern Illinois (6'4", 265 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2009/football/nfl/04/20/small.school/index.html
Pierre Walters/DE/Eastern Illinois: Walters was a two-time all-America at EIU, making 23 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks since his junior season. He's likely to slip into the late rounds before being pursued by the San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns, who use a 3-4 alignment and project Walters as a rush linebacker.

WR Taurus Johnson, South Florida (6'1", 190 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/23269.html
ANALYSIS: Johnson has shown flashes of ability the past three years, yet he has never taken his game to the next level, even when afforded the opportunity. He offers potential as a fourth or fifth receiver at the next level, only if he picks up the pace of up his play this summer.

LB Jovan Belcher, Maine (6'3", 235 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/41354.html
ANALYSIS: Belcher has been a tremendous pass rusher in college, and he makes an inordinate number of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He has the size and speed to stand up over tackle at outside linebacker in the NFL, yet he must learn to diagnose the action and make plays in reverse.

OT Cameron Goldberg, Duke (6'4", 286 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/20983.html
ANALYSIS: Goldberg is a fundamentally sound offensive tackle, with a good degree of upside potential. He has a good feel for the position, and he is a solid developmental prospect who should just get better as he physically matures.

S Ricky Price, Oklahoma St. (6'1", 195 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/40748.html
ANALYSIS: Price has the physical style that matches his size. He has a special teams mentality that will be his ticket at the next level.

CB Jackie Bates, Hampton (5'10", 172 pounds)http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/11919.html
ANALYSIS: When healthy and at the top of his game, Bates displays himself as a solid cornerback who has the skills to be used as a dime back/special teams player in the NFL.

Frosty
05-05-2009, 07:52 PM
Found a little info on some of the UFA's we added on CNNSI

OT Cameron Goldberg, Duke (6'4", 286 pounds)
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/20983.html
ANALYSIS: Goldberg is a fundamentally sound offensive tackle, with a good degree of upside potential. He has a good feel for the position, and he is a solid developmental prospect who should just get better as he physically matures.

That's encouraging, though the dude needs to eat some pizzas or something.

kepp
05-06-2009, 10:28 AM
Chiefs apparently bringing in Chase Patton this weekend - http://twitter.com/ChasePatton

beach tribe
05-08-2009, 01:39 PM
DT Dion Gales, Troy (6'7", 288 pounds) :eek:

Maybe they think if they feed him enough he can be a legit nose tackle.

Looks more like a 5 tech to me.

MIAdragon
05-08-2009, 03:19 PM
That's encouraging, though the dude needs to eat some pizzas or something.

He could be interesting

"Strengths
Very good feet. Quick and nasty. Will hit you twice. Will dump a man, and then dump him when he tries to get up. Players much bigger than his listed weight. Does fine even if that weight is true. Good technician. Always inserts himself into situations and plays to the whistle. Cuts OK. Aggressive. Very good athlete for an offensive tackle. Fast.
Weaknesses
May be too small to play OT in the NFL, and lacks the bulk to move inside. He could possibly be looked at as a 3-4 DE candidate, as he has played there in the past. If he can add 30 pounds without giving up what makes him special he could play LOT, as his feet and attitude are what you need."

RustShack
05-08-2009, 06:47 PM
Looks more like a 5 tech to me.

Thats what I'm thinking with that height.

acesn8s
05-09-2009, 12:25 AM
Chiefs name Denny Thum team President

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/story/1187088.html

StcChief
05-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Chiefs name Denny Thum team President

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/story/1187088.htmlno suprise. Done a great job as the "numbers" guy for years.

Dylan
05-09-2009, 06:10 PM
you might know about this site, but if you don't -- this website keeps track of it all -

http://www.gbnreport.com/index.htm

DA_T_84
05-11-2009, 01:43 AM
Maybe because he isn't that fast. CNNSI has him as a 4.63 40 time.
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/2009/draft/players/11919.html


Solid find.... My find was a quote from the kid himself, Im sure he was just bullshitting.

KcFanInGA
05-11-2009, 08:17 PM
Steve Wyche reported that Roddy White and the Falcons are trying to get a contract extension done for the WR. If this guy gets on the market and we dont bring him in my mind would be blown. I had the chance to see him at three home games here last season and he is incredible. Imagine our WR core. D-Bowe/Roddy White/Bradley/Engram. Good to go IMO. Here's hoping.

Chiefshrink
05-11-2009, 11:21 PM
This is all business, no way the Falcons let White go especially since their phenom QB has a chemistry with this guy. Both sides just trying to get the most from each side.

MoreLemonPledge
05-13-2009, 05:58 AM
This is all business, no way the Falcons let White go especially since their phenom QB has a chemistry with this guy. Both sides just trying to get the most from each side.

This.

They'll work something out. He's a stud.

acesn8s
05-22-2009, 01:58 AM
Mark Donovan is the Kansas City Chiefs' new vice president and chief operating officer.


http://www.nfl.com/news/story?id=09000d5d810713df&template=without-video-with-comments&confirm=true

boogblaster
05-25-2009, 09:05 PM
We're building hopefully the team will jell ....

zeus75
05-30-2009, 12:04 PM
Wasn't Arringtion a Donk?

RustShack
05-30-2009, 12:12 PM
Wasn't Arringtion a Donk?

For part of the offseason.

meStevo
05-31-2009, 05:41 PM
I think he asked that cause in the OP it lists us as releasing him.

acesn8s
07-10-2009, 05:24 PM
NFL Team: Kansas City Chiefs 2009 Picks
RD PK(OVR) NAME POS SCHOOL
1 3(3) Tyson Jackson DE LSU
Jackson can step in and be a starting 5-technique defensive end from day one. He has the size and upper-body strength to stack and shed offensive tackles, making him a perfect fit for the 3-4 scheme. Although he's never going to be a great pass-rusher and it's highly unusual for this type of player to go so high, he can keep blockers off the outside linebackers, which should give K.C.'s pass rush a boost. Video | Complete analysis
3 3(67) Alex Magee DT Purdue
Magee is versatile enough to line up inside in a four-man front or outside in a three-man front. He's arguably a better fit on the outside and he'll hold up against the run better there. Although he needs to develop his arsenal of pass-rush moves, Magee's capable of improving in that area. Finally, he has lined up at fullback in short-yardage situations in high school and could possibly do that in the NFL. Complete analysis
4 2(102) Donald Washington CB Ohio State
Washington possesses a good blend of size and top-end speed. Although he could stand to add a couple more pounds to his frame he's fluid for a 6-foot corner. He shows good burst when wideouts catch the ball in front of him but doesn't make enough big plays, and there is some character baggage here. Complete analysis
5 3(139) Colin Brown OT Missouri
Brown possesses massive size (6-7, 340) and can be extremely effective at getting into the proper position. However, lack of athleticism and his inability to move well laterally is going to give him major problems redirecting and staying in front of quicker pass-rushers off the edge.
6 2(175) Quinten Lawrence WR McNeese State
Lawrence is an explosive quick-twitched athlete who can turn a short catch into a big play. However, he's a bit raw and needs some development in his overall route-running.
7 3(212) Javarris Williams RB Tennessee State
Williams has a short, thick build and is quick enough to turn the corner. He lacks the elite speed to hit the home run.
7 28(237) Jake O'Connell TE Miami (OH)
from Carolina through Miami
O'Connell possesses prototypical size, the ability and top-end speed to create decent separation on underneath routes. He needs to put a lot of work in to become usable in blocking situations.
7 47(256) Ryan Succop PK South Carolina compensatory selection
Succop displays above-average leg strength and good versatility to handle place kicking duties and kickoffs. He needs some tweaking in his overall mechanics.

Because I am lazy and don't want to read the whole thread or do a search, who of these have signed?

Reaper16
07-10-2009, 05:25 PM
Because I am lazy and don't want to read the whole thread or do a search, who of these have signed?
Brown, O'Connell, Succop. As far as I know.

acesn8s
07-10-2009, 06:15 PM
Brown, O'Connell, Succop. As far as I know.rep