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Wilson8
03-19-2010, 01:21 PM
The Good and the Bad of the Chiefs

Bill Williamson, ESPN, March 19th

After winning a total of 10 games the past three seasons, Kansas City needs to make major improvements.

So far, in the offseason, the Chiefs have made decent strides. There has been some talk that perhaps in the second year of the Scot Pioli-Todd Haley era, Kansas City will be poised to make a major jump and become one of the NFL’s most improved teams in 2010.

I am not sure if Kansas City is quite ready to be considered a sleeper team. However, in the early portion of the offseason, it is the most improved team in the AFC West.

Most of Kansas City’s improvements have been made on offense. Defensively, Kansas City has a lot of work to do. Still, there is time through free agency and next month’s draft. Kansas City has the No. 5 overall pick and two picks in the second round. The Chiefs have three picks in the first 50 choices and four picks in the first 66 selections. It has a chance to get much better.

The following is a look at where I believe Kansas City has made great strides this offseason and areas in which it still needs to make improvements before it can be considered a viable playoff contender.

Reasons for optimism

Better coaching: The Chiefs now have the makings of an outstanding coaching staff. Todd Haley went back to his own well and Pioli’s past by bringing in offensive coordinator Charlie Weis and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. The two worked together during New England’s dynasty years of the early 2000s. Weis and Crennel are premier coordinators and they will help the Chiefs’ young players. Weis and Crennel will help Haley immensely during practices, in the meeting rooms and on game days. Haley has raved about his new staff additions. The Chiefs will be better coached in 2010 and it should result with more victories.

Running game: Kansas City has a chance to be one of the most effective running teams in the NFL. Kansas City’s big player splash of free agency was signing Thomas Jones to a two-year deal. Jones is 31, but he is a tough runner who still appears to have plenty left in his legs. He had more than 1,400 yards rushing last season. Jones will be a complement to young star Jamaal Charles. He burst onto the scene last November after Larry Johnson was cut. Charles had 1,120 yards rushing and he had 259 yards in the season finale, an upset win at Denver. Charles is a game breaker. Jones’ presence will keep Charles fresh. The pounding style of Jones and the speed of Charles will frustrate defenses. Teams that can run and control games on the ground can win a lot of games. This is a huge boost for Kansas City.

Better offensive line: The Chiefs’ offensive line has been one of their biggest problems in recent years. Quarterback Matt Cassel, who is not mobile to begin with, was under constant pressure last year. The Chiefs have been diligently trying to improve the line this offseason. Kansas City signed center Casey Wiegmann, who was a standout from 2001-07 and was part of some terrific offensive lines in Kansas City. He has a chance to start. He will be 37, but he is still tough and he’s a pro. The Chiefs signed Ryan Lilja this week. The former Colts starter is a fine player who will team with veteran Brian Waters to make up a good guard tandem. An interior line of Wiegmann, Waters and Lilja makes Kansas City much tougher upfront.

Needs improvement:

Overall defensive needs: While Kansas City gave Weis more to work with, Crennel hasn’t gotten much help yet. Kansas City is still void of overall talent on defense. I really like cornerback Brandon Flowers and Brandon Carr, but there are questions on much of the unit, starting with a weak pass rush. Crennel’s staff will have to do a better job than the previous defensive staff in fitting in 4-3 players such as linebacker Derrick Johnson and defensive lineman Glenn Dorsey into the 3-4 system. These players have to help. Second-year defensive end Tyson Jackson has to do a much better job in his second season as well. But the Chiefs also need more talent. It appears Kansas City will have to rely on much of the help in the draft because the current free agency crop is not overly talented. Still, it is a lot to ask for a rookie class to make a difference on an overall unit.

Offensive tackle situation: The offensive line makeover has been impressive, but there is a big need remaining. The Chiefs need a true left tackle. That is the most vital position on the line. Until the position is addressed, the line will still need help. The Chiefs can address the position very nicely with the No. 5 pick. If Oklahoma State’s Russell Okung is available when Kansas City picks, he would be a great choice. He could step right in and help this unit. Okung’s selection would allow Branden Albert, who was picked at No. 15 in 2008, to move to right tackle. Albert would likely a much better right tackle than he is a left tackle. If Okung is available and Kansas City takes him, the Chiefs’ line will be set. If not, the line will be incomplete.

Safety: The Chiefs’ safety and offensive tackle needs are connected. One will likely be addressed in the first round. The good news is there will be one less need area after the draft. But there could also be a hole. If the Chiefs don’t take Okung, they could take Tennessee safely Eric Berry. If St. Louis takes a quarterback Sam Bradford at No.1, Berry should fall to Kansas City. If Okung and Berry are both available, the Chiefs will have a tough choice. Okung may fill a greater need, but Berry could become the face of the defense. If Berry is taken, the Chiefs’ defense will get better and it could adopt a new, aggressive personality that can help this team as it continues to rebuild.

http://espn.go.com/blog/afcwest/post/_/id/11144/the-good-and-the-bad-of-the-chiefs

Count Zarth
03-19-2010, 01:24 PM
Quarterback Matt Cassel, who is not mobile to begin withWHEN ARE YOU GOING TO STOP WRITING IGNORANT BULLSHIT, BILLY?

Christ.

If Oklahoma State’s Russell Okung is available when Kansas City picks, he would be a great choice. He could step right in and help this unit. Okung’s selection would allow Branden Albert, who was picked at No. 15 in 2008, to move to right tackle. Albert would likely a much better right tackle than he is a left tackle.

DIE IN A FIRE, BILLY.

Reaper16
03-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Do media-types even watch fucking football? Why would Albert be a better RT?

Count Zarth
03-19-2010, 01:32 PM
Do media-types even watch fucking football? Why would Albert be a better RT?

Because all failed left tackles would be better at right tackle. Simple logic. As simple as the logic that caused some ESPN nitwit to post a picture of Shonn Greene with the article, instead of Thomas Jones.

Count Zarth
03-19-2010, 01:33 PM
At least someone else realizes it. Storm upon this blog like a tidal wave upon rocks. Get this fucker fired.


BW you keep beating this "Chiefs need a left tackle" thing to death but you have not given one legitimate reason why you think they do or should.

It works kind of like this Bill. I could just say "Espn needs a new Blogger for the AFC West". That would be my BW "Chiefs need a left tackle" statement. On its own it its just conjecture.

But if I were to say "Espn needs a new Blogger for the AFC West because the current blogger seems lazy, has consistently below satisfactory research and reporting skills and spews conjecture for the most part rather then providing facts" then I have made a valid point worth publishing.

Albert is the Chiefs LT and a very good one. He struggled last year with a change in physique and new blocking scheme to start the season and he was excellent the last 6 games of the season. Not to mention Haley/Pioli have come out and blattantly said we have our left tackle and it isnt a major need.

Stop beating a dead horse and spewing opinion BW and try getting some facts for a change.

Pasta Giant Meatball
03-19-2010, 01:44 PM
Does Williamson post here under Sacopoo?

Hog Farmer
03-19-2010, 01:45 PM
So far, in the offseason, the Chiefs have made decent strides. There has been some talk that perhaps in the second year of the Scot Pioli-Todd Haley era, Kansas City will be poised to make a major jump and become one of the NFL’s most improved teams in 2010.

At least he's awake.

Wilson8
03-19-2010, 01:45 PM
He did have some good things to write about the Chiefs...

So far, in the offseason, the Chiefs have made decent strides. There has been some talk that perhaps in the second year of the Scot Pioli-Todd Haley era, Kansas City will be poised to make a major jump and become one of the NFL’s most improved teams in 2010.

I am not sure if Kansas City is quite ready to be considered a sleeper team. However, in the early portion of the offseason, it is the most improved team in the AFC West.

Garcia Bronco
03-19-2010, 01:49 PM
Bill Williamson is a fat sandwich eating moron.

TheGuardian
03-19-2010, 01:51 PM
The offensive line makeover has been impressive, but there is a big need remaining. The Chiefs need a true left tackle. That is the most vital position on the line. Until the position is addressed, the line will still need help. The Chiefs can address the position very nicely with the No. 5 pick. If Oklahoma State’s Russell Okung is available when Kansas City picks, he would be a great choice. He could step right in and help this unit. Okung’s selection would allow Branden Albert, who was picked at No. 15 in 2008, to move to right tackle. Albert would likely a much better right tackle than he is a left tackle. If Okung is available and Kansas City takes him, the Chiefs’ line will be set. If not, the line will be incomplete.


What a complete dumb fuck.

Chiefnj2
03-19-2010, 01:58 PM
At least someone else realizes it. Storm upon this blog like a tidal wave upon rocks. Get this ****er fired.

Except Haley hasn't come out and said Albert is the left tackle. Haley has been cryptic with respect to Albert.

DaWolf
03-19-2010, 02:09 PM
Bill Williamson on Matt Cassel:
Quarterback Matt Cassel, who is not mobile to begin with, was under constant pressure last year.

Brian Dawkins on Matt Cassel:
"I think one of the first things that stands out to me is that he's a very, very mobile guy. He's able to keep plays alive if you allow him to. When he does that, he's able to get the ball up field and make plays that way and with his legs (he is) able to break tackles, even."

You can't confuse holding onto the ball too long with "lack of mobility"...

Count Zarth
03-19-2010, 02:14 PM
Brian Dawkins is qualified to replace Bill Williamson as ESPN'S AFC West blogger IMMEDIATELY.

bevischief
03-19-2010, 02:31 PM
Dumba**...
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Christofire
03-19-2010, 02:39 PM
Bill Williamson is a fat sandwich eating moron.

He eats fat sandwiches? Now wonder he looks like that.

aturnis
03-19-2010, 02:50 PM
BW you keep beating this "Chiefs need a left tackle" thing to death but you have not given one legitimate reason why you think they do or should.

It works kind of like this Bill. I could just say "Espn needs a new Blogger for the AFC West". That would be my BW "Chiefs need a left tackle" statement. On its own it its just conjecture.

But if I were to say "Espn needs a new Blogger for the AFC West because the current blogger seems lazy, has consistently below satisfactory research and reporting skills and spews conjecture for the most part rather then providing facts" then I have made a valid point worth publishing.

Albert is the Chiefs LT and a very good one. He struggled last year with a change in physique and new blocking scheme to start the season and he was excellent the last 6 games of the season. Not to mention Haley/Pioli have come out and blattantly said we have our left tackle and it isnt a major need.

Stop beating a dead horse and spewing opinion BW and try getting some facts for a change.

When/where did they say this? The most glowing review heard for Albert was "he is a core player for us in some fashion."

ArrowheadHawk
03-19-2010, 02:53 PM
I want a fat sandwich.
http://img.foodnetwork.com/FOOD/2007/05/11/ip0207_fatdarrell_lg.jpg

Detoxing
03-19-2010, 03:20 PM
I wanna know how to become an ESPN analyst. I can make shit up too. I can't believe he got paid to write that crap. So many things wrong with it.

DaneMcCloud
03-19-2010, 03:22 PM
ESPN should be embarrassed

Chocolate Hog
03-19-2010, 03:24 PM
ESPN is garbage how can anyone watch that filth?

Fritz88
03-19-2010, 03:27 PM
i could swear the last time he wrote about KC's draft it was about how much we need to draft Berry instead of Odung

Chocolate Hog
03-19-2010, 03:31 PM
Now that I think about it they have made some pretty badass moves. If they draft Berry or Clausen it'll be teh win.

suds79
03-19-2010, 03:34 PM
Ah yeah Brandon will be fine. I mean everybody can switch from LT to RT no problem. It's not like like it's much different.

Just ask Damien McIntosh. :shake:

bowener
03-19-2010, 03:40 PM
Chiefs had better draft 4 starters with their first 4 picks, 3 should be on the defensive side of the ball. Think of how nice it would be to get Berry, a starting worthy NT and ILB (or beast OLB) to play together for the next 5+ years. Not to mention Flowers and Hali too.

Fritz88
03-19-2010, 03:43 PM
Chiefs had better draft 4 starters with their first 4 picks, 3 should be on the defensive side of the ball. Think of how nice it would be to get Berry, a starting worthy NT and ILB (or beast OLB) to play together for the next 5+ years. Not to mention Flowers and Hali too.

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Detoxing
03-19-2010, 03:57 PM
Here is full version of the video above for those mildly interested.

Wow. That's all i can say.

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BossChief
03-19-2010, 04:04 PM
That video was one of the biggest wastes of 4 minutes EVAR!

Tribal Warfare
03-19-2010, 04:09 PM
Here is full version of the video above for those mildly interested.

Wow. That's all i can say.

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A video response to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC8GTmX2G5w

NSFW, too much comedy to handle. This "artist" is for real too

Detoxing
03-19-2010, 04:18 PM
A video response to

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gC8GTmX2G5w

NSFW, too much comedy to handle. This "artist" is for real too

I just....lose for words. I mean....how, how the fuck is this music? What kind of idiots listen to this shit? What kind of idiots actually produce this shit?

BossChief
03-19-2010, 04:22 PM
at least this shit is funny

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FAX
03-19-2010, 04:23 PM
The Albert stuff is wearing me out. But, I never knew that, if you improved the coaching staff and you improved the players, the team would get better. Pretty cool.

Thank you Bill Williamson. You may now have your cookie.

FAX

BossChief
03-19-2010, 04:26 PM
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Tribal Warfare
03-19-2010, 04:40 PM
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-King-
03-19-2010, 07:03 PM
Now that I think about it they have made some pretty badass moves. If they draft Berry or Clausen it'll be teh win.

WTF? Weren't you crying the other day about how weigmann sucks and how we shouldn't sign players who failed a physical?


Now the moves are badass? O rly?
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BossChief
03-19-2010, 07:11 PM
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I gotta do it!

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ROFL

Easy 6
03-19-2010, 07:15 PM
William Williamson... his name is almost as original & thought provoking as his writing.

He comes from fine stock i'm sure... :rolleyes:

BossChief
03-19-2010, 07:19 PM
since we are already there...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEVdca9U9LM&feature=related

Chocolate Hog
03-19-2010, 07:37 PM
WTF? Weren't you crying the other day about how weigmann sucks and how we shouldn't sign players who failed a physical?


Now the moves are badass? O rly?
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Yup Weigmann still sucks and if the reports about Lilja were wrong then Pioli signed a good player. The deal Pioli got for Jones and signing Shaun Smith were good signings.

BossChief
03-19-2010, 07:46 PM
Yup Weigmann still sucks and if the reports about Lilja were wrong then Pioli signed a good player. The deal Pioli got for Jones and signing Shaun Smith were good signings.

http://i50.tinypic.com/1232vcw.gif

Fairplay
03-19-2010, 08:52 PM
I still think the offensive line needs improvement.

TEX
03-19-2010, 10:01 PM
I still think the offensive line needs improvement.

This. Absolutely no question about it.