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MoreLemonPledge
07-26-2011, 02:58 PM
Chiefs agreed to terms with C Casey Wiegmann on a one-year contract.
Two other clubs showed interest, but Wiegmann was only going to play if the Chiefs wanted him back. His return should keep second-round pick Rodney Hudson, a college guard the club is converting to center, on the bench for his rookie season. Wiegmann stabilizes a Chiefs offensive line that returns all five starters. He's likely to man the pivot spot in Week 1.

http://rotoworld.com/player/nfl/1342/casey-wiegmann

MoreLemonPledge
07-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Yes, I know it's in the FA thread, but that thing is fucking huge. Chiefs news deserves separate threads.

Micjones
07-26-2011, 03:00 PM
Will be great to have Wiegmann around to help mentor Hudson.

Easy 6
07-26-2011, 03:02 PM
Great news, anyone pining for a rookie to take the reins day one isnt thinking clearly IMO.

Casey will help get things off to a strong start.

talastan
07-26-2011, 03:05 PM
If this had been a normal offseason Hudson would have had plenty of time to be ready to take the #1 spot from Casey by week 1 IMO. However given the lockout creating a unique learning curve for our rookies this year, you couldn't ask for a better situation to arise. Welcome back Casey and good luck this season!! :thumb:

ChiefsandO'sfan
07-26-2011, 03:06 PM
Yes, I know it's in the FA thread, but that thing is ****ing huge. Chiefs news deserves separate threads.

I would of made a thread but the powers here wont let me...........

Red Beans
07-26-2011, 03:14 PM
If this had been a normal offseason Hudson would have had plenty of time to be ready to take the #1 spot from Casey by week 1 IMO. However given the lockout creating a unique learning curve for our rookies this year, you couldn't ask for a better situation to arise. Welcome back Casey and good luck this season!! :thumb:

Intersting thought...yet we'll never know! Oh what could have been!:deevee:

keg in kc
07-26-2011, 03:27 PM
Hopefully it's a transition and Hudson will be playing around midyear when Wiegmann traditionally starts to decline.

DJ's left nut
07-26-2011, 03:28 PM
Here's hoping he's great for us...for 8 weeks or so.

I love having him around for the first half of the season, but if Hudson hasn't taken over by week 12, he's not progressing as well as I'd hoped he would.

philfree
07-26-2011, 03:42 PM
Casey is at 127 starts in a row. Pretty amazing.

Backwards Masking
07-26-2011, 03:44 PM
Casey is at 127 starts in a row. Pretty amazing.

Damn I didn't realize that, quite impressive.

CoMoChief
07-26-2011, 03:45 PM
Let him play as long as he wants to as long as his production doesn't slip. There are certain guys around the league (OL especially) that just don't age and he happens to be one of them. For some people, age is just a number.

Thig Lyfe
07-26-2011, 03:47 PM
RIP Casey

:(

DJ's left nut
07-26-2011, 03:48 PM
Let him play as long as he wants to as long as his production doesn't slip. There are certain guys around the league (OL especially) that just don't age and he happens to be one of them. For some people, age is just a number.

His production slipped markedly as last season progressed.

Our performance in short-yardage situations faltered in large part due to Weighman's decline as he tired last season. He simply couldn't get the leg-drive or interior push that he needed to be a solid interior presence past week 10(ish).

I'm confident that he can give us some very strong production for the first half of the season. But as the grind of the season sets in, those legs are going to get heavier and heavier and we're going to need Hudson to be able to step up.

KurtCobain
07-26-2011, 03:49 PM
RIP Casey

:(

This.
:(

Flachief58
07-26-2011, 03:49 PM
Good news imo. Let Hudson learn from CW and give him some time to get used to playing at the "next" level.

durtyrute
07-26-2011, 03:51 PM
Yes, I know it's in the FA thread, but that thing is fucking huge. Chiefs news deserves separate threads.

This. After all of the pissing that goes on for page after page the real news gets lost.

kysirsoze
07-26-2011, 04:26 PM
I think Wiegman's play might actually improve after death. Zombies are persistent bastards.

ChiefsNow
07-26-2011, 04:32 PM
This. After all of the pissing that goes on for page after page the real news gets lost.

I agree, hate sifting through the bs.

Mr. Laz
07-26-2011, 05:15 PM
Hopefully about the time of the season that Wiegmann gets worn down and loses too much weight the rookie will be ready to take over.

Blick
07-26-2011, 06:09 PM
I would rather go with Hudson to start the year. If Casey starts, I don't see him getting pulled unless he gets hurt. Haley isn't going to bench a veteran leader and mess with the continuity on the line.

Mr. Laz
07-26-2011, 06:11 PM
I would rather go with Hudson to start the year. If Casey starts, I don't see him getting pulled unless he gets hurt. Haley isn't going to bench a veteran leader and mess with the continuity on the line.
Center is not usually a position you want a rookie starting unless you have a veteran guard making the line calls.

lilja,waters?

Okie_Apparition
07-26-2011, 06:14 PM
Dancing bottles of ice cold liquid penis extension

Blick
07-26-2011, 06:51 PM
Center is not usually a position you want a rookie starting unless you have a veteran guard making the line calls.

lilja,waters?

I don't care how it gets worked out. I just don't want to see Casey getting blown up late in the year in our most important games.

I'd rather have the rookie go through his growing pains early and progress throughout the season.

LOCOChief
07-26-2011, 06:58 PM
There's going to be gome growing pains when he starts regardless. Center is one of the positions where "I fear change" - Garth

Phobia
07-26-2011, 07:12 PM
If this had been a normal offseason Hudson would have had plenty of time to be ready to take the #1 spot from Casey by week 1 IMO. However given the lockout creating a unique learning curve for our rookies this year, you couldn't ask for a better situation to arise. Welcome back Casey and good luck this season!! :thumb:

I'm not so sure about that. C quarterbacks the line. Continuity and chemistry are just as important as leverage and technique in the trenches.

Mr. Laz
07-27-2011, 10:34 PM
wiegmann getting paid considering

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Chiefs' Casey Wiegmann Gets A Pay Raise

http://cdn0.sbnation.com/profile_images/240996/headshot_tiny.jpg by Joel Thorman (http://www.sbnation.com/users/Joel%20Thorman) on Jul 27, 2011 8:52 PM PDT (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2011/7/27/2299484/kansas-city-chiefs-casey-wiegmann)

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Employees of the Kansas City Chiefs (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/kansas-city-chiefs) got a pay raise after the NFL lockout (http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2011/7/25/2293317/kansas-city-chiefs-reimburse-employees) ended and so did C Casey Wiegmann (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/2412/casey-wiegmann). The 37-year old center got a bump in pay this season to the tune of a half million bucks.
Adam Caplan of FOX Sports (http://twitter.com/caplannfl/statuses/10396999606) reports Wiegmann received $2.5 million on his one-year deal with the Chiefs. His one-year contract last year was worth just $2 million. The deal won't become official until he can sign on Friday night at 5:00 p.m. (Arrowhead time).

The lockout probably didn't hurt his leverage. No offseason workouts means the coaching staff probably wanted to go with a proven option they know will work. For the Chiefs, that's Wiegmann.
So, if you look at it this way: 37-year old Wiegmann is worth more than 36-year old Wiegmann. Weird how that works out.

Claynus
07-27-2011, 10:36 PM
Welcome back

Now..

http://i51.tinypic.com/30l0xua.jpg

Easy 6
07-27-2011, 10:44 PM
Welcome back

Now..

http://i51.tinypic.com/30l0xua.jpg

Boo, start the rookie, i dare ya.