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Der Flöprer
04-21-2010, 11:44 AM
And a Star Trek reference to boot.

http://kan.scout.com/2/964175.html

After we bid adieu to March Madness, the Royals bullpen has baseball fans on stun, add some boring NBA playoff games, the fact nobody can name all 16 teams in the NHL playoffs, we wait for the start of our number one pleasure, the Kansas City Chiefs season. Thus we are saved from falling into the depths of a sport induced mental hibernation, there is light in this black hole - the Draft is here!

Yes, it easy to feel as though September is light years away, but this weeks NFL draft that coincides with the release of the 2010 schedule Tuesday evening, we can now get the much-needed jolt of football serum for any die-hard Chiefs fan. It is the first time we will get an evaluation of what we can expect from this newly tooled regime.

It has been a little over ten years since Scott Pioli, Todd Haley, Charlie Weis and Romeo Crennel have created a team from scratch. Now this fleet assembles again, trying to resurrect a once proud franchise. Before the addition of Weis and Crennel, Pioli and Haley’s initial task was to try to establish some identity with this young team.

Pioli and Haley inherited one of the youngest teams in the league. They had talent challenges at every single position. Former Head Coach Herman Edwards’ conservative approach to building a football team was a far cry from Haley’s high-flying offense that he established in Arizona as their offensive coordinator. After a season of failed experiments and a fire drill of position changes, what did we find out in terms of identity for this football team? Did the offensive lines late season improvement offer enough to regard them as solidified? Was Derrick Johnson’s, two interception, stellar season ending performance a signal he has officially become the player everyone thought he would be when selected 15th overall in the 2005 draft?

Oh so many questions, how will we ever find the answers? Who is this next generation of Chiefs? Maybe we need to look to the stars. Take a journey. Maybe we need to go to a place, boldly go, where no sports fans have ever been before. Maybe we need to go to….

”Space, the final fronti- wait…wait…Chiefs, the 2010 roster!”

Last year this offensive line gave up 45 sacks, probably 45 too many if you ask “Captain” Pioli and his 63 million dollar quarterback Matt Cassell. The additions of pro-bowlers Casey Weigman and Ryan Lilja will help to keep Cassell upright which the Chiefs hope will lead to more offensive production. The addition of Charlie Weis to the coaching staff makes for an interesting dynamic when paired with the offensive minded Todd Haley. But who will have the final say? That’s a debate for another day.

The Chiefs had little to offer in terms of offense last year until Larry Johnson was run out and Jamal Charles was thrust in to the starting lineup midway through season. The offensive line eventually stiffened up and enabled Charles to get his burners going. If that same line from the season finale shows up for next season, they could have the best offensive line since the ‘Crimson Tide’ of 03’ (Roaf, Shields, Weigman, Waters, and Tait). The “Captain” seems to agree. At his pre-draft meeting with reporters Pioli had this to say when asked about his offensive line:

“At the end of the season we were getting better on offense…I’m pretty comfortable with Ryan O’Callaghan (at right guard)…I think we are comfortable with O’Callaghan,” the Captain proclaimed.

Ikechuku Ndukwa, Colin Brown, Barry Richardson, and Rudy Niswanger offer some depth but they’re all still unproven. This line has top notch potential but the amount of question marks makes it a position of concern heading into the draft.

A similar problem lies within the receivers. Dwayne Bowe, who wants a new contract, and Chris Chambers have widely been regarded as having All-Pro potential. Unfortunately, they also have a perception of being gross underachievers. Bowe still has a chance to assert himself as a top tier wide out in the league but the 31-year-old Chambers window of opportunity is rapidly closing. Beyond Bowe and Chambers the depth chart becomes, well…small. Although a favorite and often cited example of “the right 53” Lance Long contributed very little in production offering only 20 receptions and 178 yards for his entire sophomore campaign. Without some help at receiver, Weis’s hands are tied.

When a defense gives up an average of 388 yards per game and an average of 4.7 per rushing attempt, you have significant holes to fill. The Chiefs have devoted four, first or second round draft picks, in the last three years to the defensive side of the ball and a pair of top five picks on defensive line in the past eight years. All this attention to the defensive side of the ball has garnered only the 31st overall defense in 2008 and 30th overall defense in 2009. Pioli again could have his pick of top tier defensive talent with their number five overall pick on Thursday. Both safety Eric Berry of Tennessee and linebacker Rolando McClain of Alabama would be considered the two best at their position. If Pioli decides to pull the trigger on either Berry or McClain with their 5th overall pick, Romeo Crennel would inherit a defense full of top round talent.

McClain would be a much-needed boost to a depleted set of linebackers. Derrick Johnson and Mike Vrabel are the only legitimate starters. However the former Patriots age makes him a liability especially when you consider lack of production (one sack) a year ago. The other two starters Demorrio Williams and Corey Mays seemed to disappear from games and offered few big game changing plays. Both Jovan Belcher and Andy Studebaker received playing time but both are regarded as little more than special teamers though one of them could be a surprise starter (Belcher) this year if Crennel can coach either of them up.

At safety Jarrad Page could probably be penciled in at one of the safety positions but I don’t think anyone on the Chiefs coaching staff wants to start another season with Jon McGraw as his first officer.

The most important position however in a 3-4 defense is the nose tackle spot. Rod Edwards had a solid season last year but nobody believes he is the answer for the future at that position. At 30 years of age, he is not likely to become a pro-bowler at this point in his career. When Crennel’s defensive units were at their best in New England, he had mountainous men in either Ted Washington or Vince Wilfork anchoring that spot. Ron Edwards is like neither of these men and the Chiefs have nobody even close to the type of player Crennel looks for to make his defense work.

The Chiefs got burned regularly last year in their secondary. With only 22 total sacks on the season last year it is hard to say whether this is a result of poor linebacker and safety play or the result of little to no pass rush on the quarterback. Regardless, safety, linebacker, and nose tackle are all positions the Chiefs need to address if they want to improve their much-maligned defense of the past decade.

Kansas City has seven positions of need, two on offense (right tackle and wide receiver) and five on defense (Three linebackers, safety, and nose tackle). With the addition of Lilja, Weigman, and running back Thomas Jones the Chiefs seem to have built an offense through free agency they can at least go to battle with. The same can’t be said on the defensive side of the ball since the Chiefs only off-season acquisition was journeyman defensive lineman Shaun Smith,

With the lack of attention to the defensive side of the ball to date, you can draw two different conclusions; one it’s overwhelmingly clear that the defense is the weakest side of the ball. Second, expect the Chiefs to go defensive heavy in next weeks NFL draft.

With the fifth overall pick the Chiefs will have multiple options from the defensive side of the ball to choose from. Eric Berry is expected to be available at the five spot but the Chiefs taking the Tennessee safety with that pick is not a forgone conclusion. Atlanta General Manager Thomas Dimitroff told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King at the March owners meeting, “I was talking to Scott Pioli about Berry, and I said, ‘Scott, this guy’s your pick.’ And he said, ‘You know how I feel about safeties that early.’ “

“Captain” Pioli has shown a history of shifting positions in the draft so assuming the Chiefs are picking at five may be a bit premature. It’s not out of the question that the “Captain” could try to trade up. Ndamukong Suh and Gerald McCoy are rated as the top two interior defensive linemen but neither project to be true 3-4 nose tackles. Terrance Cody is the best true nose tackle in this draft and is projected anywhere from late first round to midway through the second round. The Chiefs may be able to trade up to get Cody late in the first round but with almost half the teams in the NFL running the 3-4 defense, it is not likely he will fall to the Chiefs at thirty-sixth overall.

So if not a safety and not a D-linemen then what options do the Chiefs have? McClain seems to be the best fit but may be a stretch at #5. “Captain” Pioli hinted that he may be interested in trading out of this pick.

“I may have all the desire in the world to trade up or back, but if you don’t have a trade partner, it doesn’t matter,” he told reporters.

But with no picks in rounds six or seven, trading down from five may be the Chiefs number one option. Unless a team projects the Chiefs will take Berry or Notre Dame Quarterback Jimmy Clausen, it is not likely that they will be able to find a trade partner. If the Chiefs believe Mclain is their best option, don’t be surprised if they take him anyway after reaching on Tyson Jackson a year ago. We know full well that the <“Captain” is not afraid to take the man he wants regardless of the position.

Still the “Captain” knows that his defense is the weakest link. With the egos of Crennel, Weis, and Haley, it will be interesting to see who gets their needs satisfied on Thursday night’s preseason extravaganza.

Bi_polar
04-21-2010, 11:45 AM
In

Der Flöprer
04-21-2010, 11:45 AM
Rod Edwards?

Jamal Charles?

Ikechuku Ndukwa?

Casey Weigman?

Matt Cassell?


Fucking terrible.

Sofa King
04-21-2010, 11:46 AM
2nd (non Flopnutes) in

keg in kc
04-21-2010, 11:48 AM
There's no way on earth I'm going to try to climb a wall of text like that from them.

okiedokieokoye
04-21-2010, 11:49 AM
Star Trek, not Star Wars. Rod Edwards?

Sofa King
04-21-2010, 11:49 AM
There's no way on earth I'm going to try to climb a wall of text like that from them.

agreed, i never read it, i just wanted to be included in the thread before it got too far along...

Saccopoo
04-21-2010, 11:49 AM
You are complaining about the spelling when the article says this?:

Ikechuku Ndukwa, Colin Brown, Barry Richardson, and Rudy Niswanger offer some depth but they’re all still unproven. This line has top notch potential but the amount of question marks makes it a position of concern heading into the draft.

Top notch potential? From Ndukew, Brown, Richardson and Niswanger? WTF?

Seriously - top notch?

Fuck me.

Saccopoo
04-21-2010, 11:51 AM
And O'Murphy played at right tackle, not guard.

What fucking imbecile wrote this article?

Der Flöprer
04-21-2010, 11:51 AM
You are complaining about the spelling when the article says this?:



Top notch potential? From Ndukew, Brown, Richardson and Niswanger? WTF?

Seriously - top notch?

Fuck me.

Shit. I'm not even going to go into the retardedness of some of the points. That would take all fucking day.

I'm pretty balanced about Warpaint. Probably more so than anyone here. I think Clay is a great writer and puts out good reads. Michael Ash does alright as well. But this is garbage.

-King-
04-21-2010, 11:54 AM
I got to the 3rd sentence. What do I win?
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Der Flöprer
04-21-2010, 11:54 AM
Star Trek, not Star Wars. Rod Edwards?

Yeah, I changed it.

Der Flöprer
04-21-2010, 11:54 AM
I got to the 3rd sentence. What do I win?
Posted via Mobile Device

A reduced IQ.

swayy07
04-21-2010, 11:55 AM
in before Gochiefs goes off

Der Flöprer
04-21-2010, 11:57 AM
in before Gochiefs goes off

:shrug: Like I said, I'm incredibly balanced when it comes to Warpaint. I was surprised when I read this.

Pants
04-21-2010, 12:41 PM
Fucking garbage made my eyes bleed. We need a smiley that shoots itself in the head for situations like this.

MoreLemonPledge
04-21-2010, 01:09 PM
I got one sentence in. One terrible run-on sentence separated by commas.

KCrockaholic
04-21-2010, 01:13 PM
Was this written by a 12 year old? Because that seriously is a 12 year old writing level.

MoreLemonPledge
04-21-2010, 01:17 PM
Fucking garbage made my eyes bleed. We need a smiley that shoots itself in the head for situations like this.

:skip: :titus: :holdman: TinkyWinky

KCtotheSB
04-21-2010, 01:34 PM
Yeah, the first sentence just turned me off reading whatever other shit the rest of the article contained.

stormtrooper
04-21-2010, 01:39 PM
The sentences sure drag on forever. Somebody abuses commas' like a MF.

Delano
04-21-2010, 02:18 PM
In

http://i.imgur.com/2KhIt.gif

InChiefsHell
04-21-2010, 02:35 PM
I hate it when writers try to hard to be clever and wordy. We can't all be Rain Man or FAX for craps sake.

...and I agree, this is the absolute shittiest article I've ever stopped halfway through reading to puke...it's baaaaaad people. And it's long. Do they get paid by the word?

Total crap.

Stinger
04-21-2010, 02:40 PM
****ing garbage made my eyes bleed. We need a smiley that shoots itself in the head for situations like this.

Not a smiley, but.............

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v250/stinger871/Chief%20Planet/GIF_saftey_guy_suicide.gif

BarrySPAMAID
04-21-2010, 02:51 PM
There's no way on earth I'm going to try to climb a wall of text like that from them.

+1

Der Flöprer
04-21-2010, 03:04 PM
I know a lot of guys from here bash that site for anything. I challenge anyone to actually read it and find a cohesive thought in there somewhere. That's if you can even sound out the misspelled fucking player names.

I have NOTHING against Nick Athan. I don't even know the guy. But I would be embarrassed over that. It's that fucking bad.

BigRock
04-21-2010, 03:14 PM
Good WPI article up on Berry, FWIW.

Fish
04-21-2010, 03:17 PM
Fucking garbage made my eyes bleed. We need a smiley that shoots itself in the head for situations like this.

http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1493/suicidem.gif

Sofa King
04-21-2010, 03:33 PM
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1493/suicidem.gif

print it

Pants
04-21-2010, 03:42 PM
http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/1493/suicidem.gif

YES! Mods?

And as far as Nick "Assclown" Athan goes, dude is a ****ing charlatan and is preying on the week-minded mouth-breathers. That's why I dislike the guy. Plus he's ****ing retarded and an embarrassment to Chiefs fans.

Jethopper
04-21-2010, 03:50 PM
This article flows about as well as a World War 2 vet in a rap battle.

QuikSsurfer
04-21-2010, 03:54 PM
http://i.imgur.com/2KhIt.gif

ROFL

Pants
04-21-2010, 04:21 PM
This article flows about as well as a World War 2 vet in a rap battle.

LMAO

Count Alex's Losses
04-21-2010, 04:27 PM
That's embarrassing.

Farzin
04-21-2010, 04:36 PM
Surprised he spelled Niswanger correctly.

Kerberos
04-21-2010, 05:57 PM
That's embarrassing.


No excuses?

Give us some kind of insight as how this crap made it past scrutiny? Surely someone edits this crap before it gets published online?

Count Alex's Losses
04-21-2010, 05:58 PM
No excuses?

Give us some kind of insight as how this crap made it past scrutiny? Surely someone edits this crap before it gets published online?

http://i.imgur.com/RFtQx.gif (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1174)

BossChief
04-21-2010, 05:59 PM
he must have been playing with the weed kitty yesterday

Kerberos
04-21-2010, 06:00 PM
http://i.imgur.com/RFtQx.gif (https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/1174)


If that is for me I prefer Crown Special Reserve.

cabletech94
04-21-2010, 07:21 PM
Phasers set to "suck".

Fritz88
04-21-2010, 07:26 PM
I have no idea but "this article is shit" cracked me up.

Der Flöprer
04-23-2010, 12:04 PM
My objectivity is waning. At least he won the Jim Thorp award.

http://kan.scout.com/2/964884.html


By Josh Scotten
Warpaint Illustrated Columnist
Posted Apr 23, 2010

All SEC Tennessee safety Eric Berry was the name NFL commissioner Roger Goodell read at Thursday night’s 2010 NFL Draft. After months of speculation and mock picks from the Mel Kippers’ of the world, Eric Berry was the apple of the Chiefs eye.

Over his three-year college career the former Volunteer compiled 245 tackles and 14 interceptions with a total of 292 return yards, just 9 shy of an NCAA record. Berry is a hard hitting physical safety that puts fear into opposing receivers but also gives the Chiefs the versatility they desperately need.

Former Tennessee Coach Lane Kiffin said of Berry, “He’s going to be a phenomenal special teams player in the NFL…He can play both safety spots and nickel.” His ability to play multiple positions in the backfield was an opinion Chiefs head coach Todd Haley shared as well, “We want two balanced safeties that can both do the same thing and I think he fits that category”.

Despite what Todd Haley will tell you about Berry’s on the field ability, the real reason the 2009 Jim Thorp award winner is a Kansas City Chief is his ability off the field. While compiling hay stacks of awards that include back to back Jack Tatum awards for best collegiate defensive player (2008, 2009), he also boasted a grade point average of 3.75.

The Chiefs are getting an extremely intelligent player as well as the defensive leader they have been in desperate need of since the passing of Derrick Thomas over a decade ago. “You need leadership on any kind of team and you can’t put a price tag on it and I don’t think you can have enough” says the Chiefs head coach. “In coaching staff meetings you hear, ‘Gosh, we need more leaders. We need more leaders’…he’s shown the ability to do that on- and off-the-field.”

In Berry the Chiefs get a great character guy who fits Todd Haley’s philosophy of the “right 53”. The “right 53” apparently did not include linebacker Rolando McClain who went 8th overall to Oakland or the surprisingly available Oklahoma State offensive tackle Russell Okung.

Both would have fulfilled major needs on their respective sides of the ball but the Chiefs believe Berry offered the most upside. “When you had the type of year that we had, you have a lot of needs… but you’ve got to narrow it down and you’ve got to try to take the guy that you think can help you the most.”

Berry’s hard hitting, physical mentality is what made him one of the most feared safeties in all of college football. It may be what makes him a liability as well. The Chiefs last notorious hard hitting safety Bernard Pollard often would lay the wood on many ambitious running backs only to find himself watching from the ground as the would be tackle bounces away.

If Berry’s objective on the field is making the tackle and not making Monday nights “Jacked Up” list the Chiefs could have a potential pro-bowler if not a hall of famer. His ability to charm the Chief’s brass is why Eric Berry is a Kansas City Chief. Let’s just hope the Chiefs didn’t get enamored into another first round bust.

Ugly Duck
04-23-2010, 12:41 PM
Pioli again could have his pick of top tier defensive talent with their number five overall pick on Thursday. Both safety Eric Berry of Tennessee and linebacker Rolando McClain of Alabama would be considered the two best at their position. If Pioli decides to pull the trigger on either Berry or McClain with their 5th overall pick, Romeo Crennel would inherit a defense full of top round talent.

Dang, GoChiefs make up your mind. So McClain wudda been a great pick at #5, but a "total reach" at #8. Dude...

Count Alex's Losses
04-23-2010, 12:42 PM
I didn't write that trash.