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recxjake
04-30-2009, 05:29 PM
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Rain Man
04-30-2009, 05:29 PM
Gesundheit.

Nightfyre
04-30-2009, 05:29 PM
Print em

Ebolapox
04-30-2009, 05:30 PM
TO THE PADDLEBOAT!

the Talking Can
04-30-2009, 05:31 PM
rebuilding, get over it

88TG88
04-30-2009, 05:34 PM
Dammit Carl/Scott

eazyb81
04-30-2009, 05:34 PM
ummmm.....what's left......GAZ!

Fairplay
04-30-2009, 05:36 PM
Anyone know how good this guy is?

Ebolapox
04-30-2009, 05:37 PM
antifreeze, ya moran.

Chieftain58
04-30-2009, 05:38 PM
Who? What? Wait? ... Training camp fodder!

Mr. Arrowhead
04-30-2009, 05:39 PM
all the way to the ship

the Talking Can
04-30-2009, 05:39 PM
he likes to wang chung

CupidStunt
04-30-2009, 05:40 PM
Competent backup. Shame there's no competent starter in place.

kcchiefsus
04-30-2009, 05:41 PM
Anyone know how good this guy is?

He was quite a step down from Rich Braham for the Bengals when he retired. I don't know a whole lot of detail about him but I know he has not been anything special at all and if he was he would have been re-signed by the Bengals. But still, I don't mind the signing. I know Jeff Faine was awful with the Browns and then he went on to the Saints and then became one of the highest paid centers with Tampa Bay. Perhaps a change of scenery and coaching will help. He does have decent size for a center and at the very least he offers depth. That now leaves us with him, Waters, Niswanger, Smith, Goff, and even Brown who can all play center. At least we have some versatility on the line.

CrazyPhuD
04-30-2009, 05:42 PM
TO the bag of chips

Dave Lane
04-30-2009, 05:45 PM
Chiefs | Ghiaciuc signed
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:24:21 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent C Eric Ghiaciuc (Bengals). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

How bout GM??? Boy anything you support...

Rudy
McCain
GM

Ouch!

orange
04-30-2009, 05:50 PM
Gesundheit.

http://us.st12.yimg.com/us.st.yimg.com/I/safetycentral_2050_214452909

Raised On Riots
04-30-2009, 05:50 PM
I wonder if Denver covets him?

orange
04-30-2009, 05:52 PM
I wonder if Denver covets him?

Nah, we're pretty set at Center.


... wait a minute. :doh!:

Thig Lyfe
04-30-2009, 05:54 PM
Gesundheit.

Obligatory.

Pestilence
04-30-2009, 05:57 PM
THE SHIP IS DONE!!!!!

Micjones
04-30-2009, 05:59 PM
I wouldn't expect him to be anything more than a backup here.
He struggled quite a bit in Cincy last year.
Tends to have trouble with bigger DT's. Has bad feet.

Meh...

Ultra Peanut
04-30-2009, 06:25 PM
He can't snap it AND catch it.

unothadeal
04-30-2009, 06:34 PM
THEE Eric Ghiaciuc?

Pitt Gorilla
04-30-2009, 06:36 PM
Anyone know who this guy is?I changed your post to reflect my thinking on the topic.

Bill Lundberg
04-30-2009, 06:39 PM
All joking aside, this guy started 41 games over the past 3 years. Should be good competition in training camp!

Raised On Riots
04-30-2009, 07:32 PM
THEE Eric Ghiaciuc?

TO THE PADDLEBOAT!

LMAO

Raised On Riots
04-30-2009, 07:33 PM
Nah, we're pretty set at Center.


... wait a minute. :doh!:

Don't you know you covet our players? Haven't you heard? Pay attention!

Archie F. Swin
04-30-2009, 08:15 PM
pronounced jee-uh-suck

Raised On Riots
04-30-2009, 08:22 PM
From a Bengals Forum:

Topic Title:

Aww shucks! KC Signs Ghiaciuc., Guess he isn't coming back to save our season now.

Replies:


I'll miss the guy. If getting pushed around and sucking were an art form, this guy would be the greatest artist of our lifetime.


"After i get my ass blown back 10 yards by my good friend Kris Jenkins..I hope my other good friend Kyle will kick the ball that way."

Gosh I hope he starts against us. We might actually get a couple sacks in that game

I'd rather sign a beanbag chair for depth than Eric G.

Good riddance to that swinging door. I'm sure Carson is glad too.

Buehler445
04-30-2009, 08:23 PM
Don't you know you covet our players? Haven't you heard? Pay attention!

Uhhhh. They took our center and did well with him.

Losing battle dude.
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thurman merman
04-30-2009, 08:27 PM
Print em

have we reached the point where this is not funny yet?

Raised On Riots
04-30-2009, 08:29 PM
Uhhhh. They took our center and did well with him.

Losing battle dude.
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I'm not saying they didn't, nor was I arguing with Orange.

redhed
04-30-2009, 08:58 PM
To Da Choppah!!

acesn8s
05-01-2009, 03:17 AM
KC Star reports:



The Chiefs may have found their new starting center.


:spock:



http://www.kansascity.com/news/breaking_news/story/1172094.html

MoreLemonPledge
05-01-2009, 03:24 AM
I'm having a Ghiaciuc jersey custom made tomorrow. It's going to be great. If it's spelled wrong, nobody will know.

Coach
05-01-2009, 05:31 AM
From a Bengals Forum:

Topic Title:



Replies:

Yeah, like the Bengal fans know anything. Really, Cincy's problem was that their QB was knocked out, and opposing defenses knew they can cheat heavy against the run, as their back-up QB's weren't any good.

tomahawk kid
05-01-2009, 07:19 AM
Well - I like that we're not just going into the season with Niswanger.

Maybe our OL coaches can make something out of him.

kepp
05-01-2009, 07:46 AM
Ghiaciuc signed

I thought we lost out on the pro hockey team.

MatriculatingHank
05-01-2009, 08:52 AM
A viewpoint from a Bengals fan:

http://stripehype.com/2009/05/01/tgif-kc-signs-ghiaciuc-undrafted-rookie-class-announced/

Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli makes it clear that getting QB Matt Cassell killed is high on his list of priorities for the ‘09 season. A surprised Greg can only note that, “watching Eric Ghiaciuc start and play all 16 games for the 2008 Bengals as their center was like watching a garden hose spray water at a screen door. Everything got through.” WDR just can’t believe the news.

At least Bengals fans can stop worrying about the possibility that Cincinnati will re-sign Ghiaciuc now. At least until KC wises up.

SNR
05-01-2009, 08:54 AM
A viewpoint from a Bengals fan:

http://stripehype.com/2009/05/01/tgif-kc-signs-ghiaciuc-undrafted-rookie-class-announced/

Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli makes it clear that getting QB Matt Cassell killed is high on his list of priorities for the ‘09 season. A surprised Greg can only note that, “watching Eric Ghiaciuc start and play all 16 games for the 2008 Bengals as their center was like watching a garden hose spray water at a screen door. Everything got through.” WDR just can’t believe the news.

At least Bengals fans can stop worrying about the possibility that Cincinnati will re-sign Ghiaciuc now. At least until KC wises up.Perfect. At least he's not a "must-have" guy and if he wins the center job in camp, well... we're screwed I guess

Frankie
05-01-2009, 08:57 AM
Chiefs | Ghiaciuc signed
Thu, 30 Apr 2009 16:24:21 -0700

The Kansas City Chiefs announced they have signed unrestricted free-agent C Eric Ghiaciuc (Bengals).

I loved him in the "Last of the Mohicans."

Buehler445
05-01-2009, 08:59 AM
I don't anticipate him starting anyway. I don't know why everyone is freaking the fuck out.
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CoMoChief
05-01-2009, 09:04 AM
TO THE PETER-COPTER!!!!!

El Jefe
05-01-2009, 09:12 AM
Anyone know how good this guy is?

Yeah he is actually pretty solid. I watched him a lot for the Bengals, and he was a good starter for them.

El Jefe
05-01-2009, 09:14 AM
A viewpoint from a Bengals fan:

http://stripehype.com/2009/05/01/tgif-kc-signs-ghiaciuc-undrafted-rookie-class-announced/

Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli makes it clear that getting QB Matt Cassell killed is high on his list of priorities for the ‘09 season. A surprised Greg can only note that, “watching Eric Ghiaciuc start and play all 16 games for the 2008 Bengals as their center was like watching a garden hose spray water at a screen door. Everything got through.” WDR just can’t believe the news.

At least Bengals fans can stop worrying about the possibility that Cincinnati will re-sign Ghiaciuc now. At least until KC wises up.

That bengal fan is a bit extreme, I watch the Bengals almost weekly (unfortunately) and he was a pretty solid starter. I don't think he will start for us, but is another solid depth pickup.

Micjones
05-01-2009, 09:51 AM
Well - I like that we're not just going into the season with Niswanger.


He IS Rudy Niswanger. Only an inch shorter.

wasi
05-01-2009, 10:15 AM
Well - I like that we're not just going into the season with Niswanger.

Maybe our OL coaches can make something out of him.

I agree. Niswanger should win the starting job but I like the fact he will have to earn it from this guy and possibly Smith.

Has there been any indication on what type of blocking scheme the chiefs will use? Last year I recall a switch to the zone scheme, but that seems to have failed, and with new coaches in place it probably changes. Maybe this guy fits the scheme better than in Cincy.

tomahawk kid
05-01-2009, 10:17 AM
He IS Rudy Niswanger. Only an inch shorter.

Isn't being shorter theoretically a good thing for a center (i.e. lower center of gravity etc.)?

Raised On Riots
05-01-2009, 10:42 AM
Tackling dummies are getting pricey these days.

Micjones
05-01-2009, 11:00 AM
Isn't being shorter theoretically a good thing for a center (i.e. lower center of gravity etc.)?

Yes, but it doesn't make a bit of difference if you suck.

Just Passin' By
05-01-2009, 11:05 AM
This signing does bring up the question of what sort of blocking scheme is going to be used by the Chiefs this season to my mind. Has anyone heard whether they might be going with zone blocking, by any chance?

Raised On Riots
05-01-2009, 11:05 AM
Yes, but it doesn't make a bit of difference if you suck.

This.

To the docks and trade for a crate of bananas and a hand job!

htismaqe
05-01-2009, 11:11 AM
Isn't being shorter theoretically a good thing for a center (i.e. lower center of gravity etc.)?

Yes, but 1 inch is really negligible. And having good knee bend can generally overcome it.

Niswanger's biggest problem isn't his height, it's that he lacks good bend.

htismaqe
05-01-2009, 11:12 AM
This signing does bring up the question of what sort of blocking scheme is going to be used by the Chiefs this season to my mind. Has anyone heard whether they might be going with zone blocking, by any chance?

IIRC, they've said they're going to alter the blocking schemes, but I can't remember if they gave any detail surrounding that.

RustShack
05-01-2009, 11:50 AM
I actually don't think this guy was that bad until last year, and maybe that just had something to do with the whole team?

htismaqe
05-01-2009, 12:00 PM
I actually don't think this guy was that bad until last year, and maybe that just had something to do with the whole team?

Adrian Jones was definitely bad enough to drag down the guys around him. The problem is that one of them (McIntosh) is horribly bad in his own right, so it's hard to tell.

LaChapelle
07-08-2009, 06:47 AM
Getting cut by the Bengals can only mean one thing. He's a good character guy. Not mean enough to get repeat arrests? You're outta here.

CoMoChief
07-08-2009, 06:57 AM
TO THE PETERCOPTER!!!!!!

Dayze
07-08-2009, 09:01 AM
Player / Coach?

talastan
07-08-2009, 10:02 AM
TO THE PETERCOPTER!!!!!!

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