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Saul Good
08-11-2011, 09:22 AM
Per 810

spanky 52
08-11-2011, 09:24 AM
Wow. Never thought that would happen in KC. Chief's are desperate.

Saulbadguy
08-11-2011, 09:24 AM
In other news, Chiefs place Jared Gaither on injured reserve for the 2011 season.

Los Pollos Hermanos
08-11-2011, 09:24 AM
http://chiefsblog.kansascity.com/?q=node/1773

Oso
08-11-2011, 09:24 AM
:O

OnTheWarpath58
08-11-2011, 09:24 AM
Giddyup.

If he stays healthy, he's a huge upgrade.

talastan
08-11-2011, 09:25 AM
The Ravensfication of the Chiefs continues.....

Chocolate Hog
08-11-2011, 09:25 AM
Awesome

Detoxing
08-11-2011, 09:27 AM
Wow. Didn't see that coming. So.....Tackle has been upgraded...

talastan
08-11-2011, 09:28 AM
Wasn't the Faid trying to bring him in?

keg in kc
08-11-2011, 09:28 AM
Oft injured, bad work ethic. What's not to love.

SuperChief
08-11-2011, 09:28 AM
The dude has a ton of talent. Let's hope he stays healthy.

Detoxing
08-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Didn't pass a physical with Oakland two weeks ago....Wonder what that was all about.

Count Zarth
08-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Right tackle. Richardson scared them.

KurtCobain
08-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Pioli just pissed in so many faces.

boogblaster
08-11-2011, 09:29 AM
keep em coming .. help needed on both sides in linemen ....

KurtCobain
08-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Truefans erect!

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 09:29 AM
LMAO


I wonder how CP is gonna spin this signing.

Detoxing
08-11-2011, 09:29 AM
Oft injured, bad work ethic. What's not to love.

Heh. Seems like a pats kinda move. Great talent, and if he falters, cut ties with him.

Bob Dole
08-11-2011, 09:30 AM
"Several of the other free agents at this position Max Starks, Bryant McKinnie, Jared Gaither are either injured or out of shape..."

So which is he?

Detoxing
08-11-2011, 09:30 AM
LMAO


I wonder how CP is gonna spin this signing.

Heh. Seems like a pats kinda move. Great talent, and if he falters, cut ties with him.

Like this.

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 09:30 AM
Giddyup.

If he stays healthy, he's a huge upgrade.

This.

This is a HUGE signing. I'm sure it wasn't a huge contract...and if he can get healthy...he'll fill either tackle position.

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 09:30 AM
"Several of the other free agents at this position Max Starks, Bryant McKinnie, Jared Gaither are either injured or out of shape..."

So which is he?

Injured

SuperChief
08-11-2011, 09:30 AM
LMAO


I wonder how CP is gonna spin this signing.

How is this not a low risk/high reward signing?

OnTheWarpath58
08-11-2011, 09:31 AM
Heh. Seems like a pats kinda move. Great talent, and if he falters, cut ties with him.

This.

It's a no-risk, high reward signing.

Chocolate Hog
08-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Best tackle on the roster if healthy.

noa
08-11-2011, 09:32 AM
This is a great signing. Lights a fire under Richardsons ass, and if Gaithersburg doesn't pan out, it's no big deal. Milkman should be happy. Was very concerned about Richardsons motivation.
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Sofa King
08-11-2011, 09:32 AM
How is this not a low risk/high reward signing?



This signing is whatever CP says it is..... And that could be anything from starting him at LT now to moving him to defense and sticking him at NT.

You never know what you're going to get when you log in here.

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 09:32 AM
Richardson must have scared the shit out of them....


dude couldn't pass a physical for the Raiders....dicey, but what the hell...maybe he can spend a month getting in shape and give us something mid season....

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 09:33 AM
Albert and Gaither are great bookend tackles.....if healthy.

keg in kc
08-11-2011, 09:33 AM
You never know what you're going to get when you log in here."Entertained" is usually a safe bet. Unless it's 3 am.

noa
08-11-2011, 09:33 AM
I don't think the intent is to replace Richardson, unless Gaither just flat out beasts<br />
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Detoxing
08-11-2011, 09:34 AM
Richardson must have scared the shit out of them....


dude couldn't pass a physical for the Raiders....dicey, but what the hell...maybe he can spend a month getting in shape and give us something mid season....

Not sure if it was Richardson that scared the shit out of them or the lack of depth behind Richardson and Albert. I doubt Gaither starts the season.

Bewbies
08-11-2011, 09:34 AM
Who's that guy that's always begging for us to take a LT with our #1 pick? He's creamed his panties twice this morning.

Count Zarth
08-11-2011, 09:34 AM
Guys, we are going to the Super Bowl.

My teams are either going to or winning the championship the last two years. Make it three.

SUPER BOWL

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 09:35 AM
Who's that guy that's always begging for us to take a LT with our #1 pick? He's creamed his panties twice this morning.

Sac

Count Zarth
08-11-2011, 09:35 AM
in before everyone screams move Albert to RT

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 09:36 AM
Who's that guy that's always begging for us to take a LT with our #1 pick? He's creamed his panties twice this morning.

Why? Did we just draft a LT @ #1?


Signing a LT that someone else developed is NOT DEVELOPING OUR OWN! We must develop our own or it doesn't count.


There. I helped start his response to you.

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 09:37 AM
in before everyone screams move Albert to RT

lol. no shit. surprised that hasn't been mentioned yet.

move him to LG and cut lilja! LMAO

4th and Long
08-11-2011, 09:37 AM
http://images.icanhascheezburger.com/completestore/2008/11/4/128702896142997433.jpg

Bewbies
08-11-2011, 09:38 AM
Why? Did we just draft a LT @ #1?


Signing a LT that someone else developed is NOT DEVELOPING OUR OWN! We must develop our own or it doesn't count.


There. I helped start his response to you.

You got me. LMAO

Saul Good
08-11-2011, 09:39 AM
in before everyone screams move Albert to RT

Too late. Soren Petro is in full retard mode. I like the guy, but sometimes he's an idiot.

Gaither will start at LT, Albert to RT...

OnTheWarpath58
08-11-2011, 09:39 AM
Not that I expect this to work out as well, but...

Didn't Lilja fail his physical last year with Indy?

Obviously we see something other teams didn't. We know the kid is talented when healthy. Dude's only 25 and has barely played.

If we can get him healthy and his head screwed on right, we'll have ourselves a damn good RT.

DJ's left nut
08-11-2011, 09:39 AM
Well, this is the first of about 5 of these kinds of moves we should've made to this point, but I'm damn glad to see we've made it.

We have plenty of roster room at the moment, why not take the shotgun approach, hurl a bunch of talented youngish vets at the problem, and see who sticks? The law of averages suggests 1 or 2 of them will.

Honestly, I'd almost rather see him start the season on the PUP though. Let Richardson slog through the easier early part of the schedule and then have Gaither rested and ready to kick some ass by shortly after the bye.

-King-
08-11-2011, 09:41 AM
This signing is whatever CP says it is..... And that could be anything from starting him at LT now to moving him to defense and sticking him at NT.

You never know what you're going to get when you log in here.

ROFL

Chocolate Hog
08-11-2011, 09:42 AM
Dane just Facebooked me and said to tell everyone this guy is the next Kendrell Bell.

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 09:43 AM
it's def a low risk/high reward move...i like it


but i'm keeping my expectations low

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 09:44 AM
Dane just Facebooked me and said to tell everyone this guy is the next Kendrell Bell.

Kendrell Bell was penciled in as a starter, with contract to match

this guy is a street FA backup costing us a $.05

tell Dane he's a dumbass

-King-
08-11-2011, 09:45 AM
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With the signing of Gaither (6-9), #Chiefs (http://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Chiefs) have to have three of the tallest players in the NFL. Pope and Mims both 6-8.

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We're building a basketball team!

-King-
08-11-2011, 09:45 AM
Dane just Facebooked me and said to tell everyone this guy is the next Kendrell Bell.

LMAO Are you serious?

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 09:45 AM
Kendrell Bell was penciled in as a starter, with contract to match

this guy is a street FA backup costing us a $.05

tell Dane he's a dumbass

You actually believe Billay? :facepalm:

Chocolate Hog
08-11-2011, 09:46 AM
You actually believe Billay? :facepalm:

ROFL

OnTheWarpath58
08-11-2011, 09:46 AM
Kendrell Bell was penciled in as a starter, with contract to match

this guy is a street FA backup costing us a $.05

tell Dane he's a dumbass

It was a joke. Dane didn't FB Billay.

FRCDFED
08-11-2011, 09:46 AM
Nice pick up if we can get him healthy! Why not take a chance on him? At least we weren't the ones that used a draft pick to get him and there is NFL film available to assess his abilities. Good move Pioli!!

-King-
08-11-2011, 09:47 AM
Already in http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5034/x27aa7fe5.jpg

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 09:48 AM
Damn....that was quick.

Any word on the contract? Another 1 year deal?

Demonpenz
08-11-2011, 09:49 AM
it's not surprising our offensive line and qb's haven't been very good lately. good thing that isn't important in this league.

FRCDFED
08-11-2011, 09:51 AM
I really like the effort being made to address our needs between draft and FA. I can't remember the last time such an effort was made. I was kinda getting used to one FA signing per year.

Tribal Warfare
08-11-2011, 09:51 AM
more causes that Cassel should have zero excuses about not succeeding this season.

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 09:51 AM
You actually believe Billay? :facepalm:

i believe dane is that wierd

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 09:52 AM
i believe dane is that wierd

I believe you're fucking retarded.

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 09:52 AM
like the willingness to make this move...about the only concern I have left is DE and backup QB

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 09:53 AM
I believe you're ****ing retarded.

thanks, white knight

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 09:53 AM
I believe you're ****ing retarded.

LMAO


You are such a bastard.

ForeverChiefs58
08-11-2011, 09:53 AM
I think he missed all of last season with a back injury, and like a lot of big guys came back from the lockout overweight; around 400lbs. I think he has to lose weight before he can even practice for health reasons.

I wonder what the deal is with Max Starks? I saw big ben thought enough of him to wear his jersey during practice as a tribute to him after he left.

Extra Point
08-11-2011, 09:55 AM
Our recent signings and lineup has given us lots to "crow" about. Are we now Baltimore-West? If two of these signings work favorably, then that's cool.

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 09:55 AM
I think he missed all of last season with a back injury, and like a lot of big guys came back from the lockout overweight; around 400lbs. I think he has to lose weight before he can even practice for health reasons.

I wonder what the deal is with Max Starks? I saw big ben thought enough of him to wear his jersey during practice as a tribute to him after he left.

Actually, Ben was just using an extra available jersey. He gave his away at the titty bar the night before to a girl who was bleeding from the nose after she "fell down".

He's also looking for a new wallet since he gave his to her to "stop the bleeding".

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 09:56 AM
Our recent signings and lineup has given us lots to "crow" about. Are we now Baltimore-West? If two of these signings work favorably, then that's cool.

Nice to actually be signing guys from good teams instead of shit teams like Cleveland.

-King-
08-11-2011, 09:57 AM
I think he missed all of last season with a back injury, and like a lot of big guys came back from the lockout overweight; around 400lbs. I think he has to lose weight before he can even practice for health reasons.

I wonder what the deal is with Max Starks? I saw big ben thought enough of him to wear his jersey during practice as a tribute to him after he left.

Link?


As far as I know, only McKinnie came in weighing that much.

Marcellus
08-11-2011, 09:57 AM
I am really surprised. Shocked really.

I was sure that Richardson's fragile ego wouldn't be able to handle a RT controversy and that's why we hadn't brought in any experienced back ups.




Opps, wrong thread.

Marcellus
08-11-2011, 09:57 AM
Nice to actually be signing guys from good teams instead of shit teams like Cleveland.

What happened to the NE, AZ, Miami only, connections?

MoreLemonPledge
08-11-2011, 10:00 AM
Sure, why not. CP was all over trading for him last year.

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 10:00 AM
What happened to the NE, AZ, Miami only, connections?

They're still there. Those are the good teams. Oh, and miami. Now we've added Balt.

Fish
08-11-2011, 10:00 AM
Don't worry.... Grandpa Bill will have him toughened up in no time....

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3641/billmuir2.jpg

ChiTown
08-11-2011, 10:02 AM
"Several of the other free agents at this position Max Starks, Bryant McKinnie, Jared Gaither are either injured or out of shape..."

So which is he?

My guess, knowing his past, it's some of both

Tribal Warfare
08-11-2011, 10:02 AM
Don't worry.... Grandpa Bill will have him toughened up in no time....

http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/3641/billmuir2.jpg

he's using his whistle because he got an erection.

T-post Tom
08-11-2011, 10:02 AM
Too late. Soren Petro is in full retard mode. I like the guy, but sometimes he's an idiot.

Gaither will start at LT, Albert to RT...

It could happen. Maybe not right away, but it's well within the realm of the possible. I'd slow down on the 'retard' takes until things clear up. Gaither is only 25 and has shown the ability to be a dominant player. That said, a back injury for a 6'9", 340 lb player is a big red flag. Petro might be wrong, but it's too early to make that call.

Von Dumbass
08-11-2011, 10:03 AM
Gaither has played LT & RT, but prototype build/athlete for LT. & Albert would be better at RT or OG.

https://twitter.com/#!/WilliamsonNFL/status/101677495497138176

-King-
08-11-2011, 10:05 AM
he's using his whistle because he got an erection.http://i34.tinypic.com/kce3o7.gif (http://www.mytinyphone.com/wallpaper/386922/)

jspchief
08-11-2011, 10:06 AM
It was a joke. Dane didn't FB Billay.Ya, if it was real he would've said "Dane just facebooked me from Cameron Crowe's account..."

noa
08-11-2011, 10:08 AM
Anyone who thinks Albert should be an RT ought to shampoo Cassel's crotch
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Detoxing
08-11-2011, 10:09 AM
Anyone who thinks Albert should be an RT ought to shampoo Cassel's crotch
Posted via Mobile Device

This. Well...something like this.

BigCatDaddy
08-11-2011, 10:13 AM
Hmmmm... Future O-Line of

Gaither, Albert, Hudson, Asamoah, Mims


Sac just came a little.

Micjones
08-11-2011, 10:19 AM
If the kid stays healthy he's a MAJOR upgrade along the O-Line.
Love this signing. Glad to see the FO isn't finished improving this team.

Sucks that we missed out on Roth. He signed in Jacksonville.

Next stop? Veteran QB to backup Cassel.
A utility interior O-Lineman (for depth) would be nice too.

Von Dumbass
08-11-2011, 10:21 AM
For those asking about Jared Gaither, no, the Ravens didn't attempt to retain him. As for comp picks, formula depends on playing time, moneyhttps://twitter.com/#!/RavensInsider/status/101688431087853569

DTLB58
08-11-2011, 10:30 AM
The Ravensfication of the Chiefs continues.....

If ya can't beat em, steal all their players. :thumb:

DTLB58
08-11-2011, 10:31 AM
Wasn't the Faid trying to bring him in?

They did 3 weeks ago but he couldn't pass the physical. :doh!:

Deberg_1990
08-11-2011, 10:36 AM
fascinating signing. If he can stay healthy, it will add some nice depth and competition. He really hasnt played in a ton of games, so he still has upside.

CoMoChief
08-11-2011, 10:46 AM
Afraid to go back to work.....sitting in cafeteria with ginormous boner.

Reerun_KC
08-11-2011, 10:52 AM
If the kid stays healthy he's a MAJOR upgrade along the O-Line.
Love this signing. Glad to see the FO isn't finished improving this team.

Sucks that we missed out on Roth. He signed in Jacksonville.

Next stop? Veteran QB to backup Cassel.
A utility interior O-Lineman (for depth) would be nice too.

Just stop with this crap... It isnt going to happen and there isnt any trashout there worth picking up...

Its trash for a reason...

kstater
08-11-2011, 10:56 AM
SITTING HERE SITTING ON MY HANDS

Rudy lost the toss
08-11-2011, 10:57 AM
Nice signing. Hope he earns that RT position... There are gonna be some wounded fucking vaginas on here if he doesn't.

durtyrute
08-11-2011, 10:58 AM
It actually seems, for the first time in my life as a chiefs fan, that this team is taking steps to be a winner, not just taking steps to fill the seats.

SNR
08-11-2011, 10:58 AM
Anyone who thinks Albert should be an RT ought to shampoo Cassel's crotch
Posted via Mobile DeviceThey'll have to take a number and wait in line with some of these fans

patteeu
08-11-2011, 10:59 AM
So I remember reading that one of the reasons Baltimore wouldn't be bringing Gaither back is because he was insisting that he was a LT and didn't want to move over to the right side. Have injuries and tepid interest in the free agency market changed his mind or have we signed a LT with plans to move Albert somewhere else?

Reerun_KC
08-11-2011, 10:59 AM
It actually seems, for the first time in my life as a chiefs fan, that this team is taking steps to be a winner, not just taking steps to fill the seats.

I agree with this...

Chocolate Hog
08-11-2011, 11:01 AM
From July 26th

http://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/07/26/free-agency-2011-getting-gaither/

SNR
08-11-2011, 11:03 AM
So I remember reading that one of the reasons Baltimore wouldn't be bringing Gaither back is because he was insisting that he was a LT and didn't want to move over to the right side. Have injuries and tepid interest in the free agency market changed his mind or have we signed a LT with plans to move Albert somewhere else?I'll bet Pioli told him to STFD and STFU

Chocolate Hog
08-11-2011, 11:04 AM
These teams last played in Week 10 of the 2008 season, when the Ravens went to Houston and dominated, 41-13. Instead of winning with their high-powered defense, the Ravens won with their offense. Ravens LT Jared Gaither (+5.8) got the best of DRE Mario Williams (-5.0) in both the pass and the run.


:)

J Diddy
08-11-2011, 11:05 AM
Actually, Ben was just using an extra available jersey. He gave his away at the titty bar the night before to a girl who was bleeding from the nose after she "fell down".

He's also looking for a new wallet since he gave his to her to "stop the bleeding".

ROFL

Mr. Laz
08-11-2011, 11:06 AM
ArrowheadPride (http://twitter.com/#%21/ArrowheadPride) Arrowhead Pride



Jared Gaither's website has a bio, says two of his best friends in football are Le'Ron McClain and Branden Albert.

37 minutes ago (http://twitter.com/#%21/ArrowheadPride/status/101691287203348482) [/URL] (http://twitter.com/#)[URL="http://twitter.com/#"] (http://twitter.com/#)

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 11:06 AM
Honestly.....I think there are two possible reasons that we signed Gaither.

1. Richardson is not holding up as a RT. If Gaither can get healthy....he's an instant upgrade on the right side. He'd also provide awesome depth behind Albert if Albert ever went down.

2. This is Albert's year to prove that he can play LT in the NFL at a high level. If Albert fails and Gaither is healthy....then the Chiefs already have a LT to replace Albert.

Micjones
08-11-2011, 11:07 AM
Just stop with this crap... It isnt going to happen and there isnt any trashout there worth picking up...

Its trash for a reason...

Going into the season with two inexperienced QB's behind Cassel is a mistake.
The Chiefs need to find someone who has logged some real playing time in the NFL to back him up. They should've given Bulger $2,000,000 to do it.

Tribal Warfare
08-11-2011, 11:10 AM
Jared Gaither's Website Bio (http://www.jaredgaither71.com/bio.html)

Closest friends in football: Teammates Troy Smith and LeRon McClain and Branden Albert of the Chiefs.

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 11:10 AM
Going into the season with two inexperienced QB's behind Cassel is a mistake.
The Chiefs need to find someone who has logged some real playing time in the NFL to back him up. They should've given Drew Stanton $2,000,000 to do it.

FYP

Rausch
08-11-2011, 11:20 AM
Going into the season with two inexperienced QB's behind Cassel is a mistake.
The Chiefs need to find someone who has logged some real playing time in the NFL to back him up. They should've given Bulger $2,000,000 to do it.

We drafted who we did for a reason.

We expect them to show up and play at a high level.

Period.

If your number gets called take your best game out there and showcase what you've got.







Or fucking go play for the Raiders...

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 11:23 AM
So I remember reading that one of the reasons Baltimore wouldn't be bringing Gaither back is because he was insisting that he was a LT and didn't want to move over to the right side. Have injuries and tepid interest in the free agency market changed his mind or have we signed a LT with plans to move Albert somewhere else?

I would bet on it.

The important thing is that he provides us options at both tackles.

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 11:23 AM
Jared Gaither's Website Bio (http://www.jaredgaither71.com/bio.html)

Closest friends in football: Teammates Troy Smith and LeRon McClain and Branden Albert of the Chiefs.

Oh fuck yes.

Can Pioli work those networks or what.

Reminds me of McCluster and Lewis vouching for Powe.

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 11:25 AM
Honestly.....I think there are two possible reasons that we signed Gaither.

1. Richardson is not holding up as a RT. If Gaither can get healthy....he's an instant upgrade on the right side. He'd also provide awesome depth behind Albert if Albert ever went down.

2. This is Albert's year to prove that he can play LT in the NFL at a high level. If Albert fails and Gaither is healthy....then the Chiefs already have a LT to replace Albert.

I am so hard right now.

Count Zarth
08-11-2011, 11:25 AM
Oh fuck yes.

Can Pioli work those networks or what.

Reminds me of McCluster and Lewis vouching for Powe.

balla ass GM at work

mnchiefsguy
08-11-2011, 11:26 AM
This is a surprise signing, and a great one. Options now at tackle, and the offense overall just improved. I think we have improved, and San Diego has at best stayed put, and maybe even taken a step back. I am starting to really like our chances to get to 10 wins again and get another divisional title.

patteeu
08-11-2011, 11:31 AM
I would bet on it.

The important thing is that he provides us options at both tackles.

Bet on which? Gaither changing his attitude about moving to the right or Albert moving to make room for him at the left?

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 11:31 AM
So I remember reading that one of the reasons Baltimore wouldn't be bringing Gaither back is because he was insisting that he was a LT and didn't want to move over to the right side. Have injuries and tepid interest in the free agency market changed his mind or have we signed a LT with plans to move Albert somewhere else?

he was unemployed...he'll do whatever they tell him to do

Rausch
08-11-2011, 11:34 AM
Oh **** yes.

Can Pioli work those networks or what.

Reminds me of McCluster and Lewis vouching for Powe.

Nice...

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 11:34 AM
Bet on which? Gaither changing his attitude about moving to the right or Albert moving to make room for him at the left?

Gaither's attitude changing.

The free agency market has to have humbled him, and having your best friend at a position you want to play will soothe his nerves to settle for RT.

hometeam
08-11-2011, 11:34 AM
Heh. Seems like a pats kinda move. Great talent, and if he falters, cut ties with him.



I agree with this, If he makes the team, so be it, if not, no skin off my back.

let it ride!

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 11:36 AM
addtions to offense this year:

Baldwin
Breaston
McClain
Gaither
Hudson



good stuff

Rausch
08-11-2011, 11:38 AM
Jared Gaither ?...

rocknrolla
08-11-2011, 11:41 AM
We drafted who we did for a reason.

We expect them to show up and play at a high level.

Period.

If your number gets called take your best game out there and showcase what you've got.







Or ****ing go play for the Raiders...
THIS!

Micjones
08-11-2011, 11:44 AM
We drafted who we did for a reason.

We expect them to show up and play at a high level.

Period.

If your number gets called take your best game out there and showcase what you've got.







Or fucking go play for the Raiders...

Good idea.
If Cassel goes down we pin our hopes on a rookie drafted in the Fifth Round.

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-11-2011, 11:45 AM
The Kool-Aid Man just burst through my wall shouting PIOLI!!!

KurtCobain
08-11-2011, 11:46 AM
The Kool-Aid Man just burst through my wall shouting PIOLI!!!

OH YEAH

KurtCobain
08-11-2011, 11:47 AM
We are signing alot of broke dicks.

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 11:47 AM
I seriously don't ever remember reading about a GM this far ahead of the game.

The guy brought in Sean Witherspoon for the 2010 draft season, not to work him out, but to ask him in private about Aldon Smith for the 2011 draft season.

He works player networks like nothing else, I swear to god. It's phenomenal how hard this guy works.

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 11:48 AM
We are signing alot of broke dicks.

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YEAH THAT'S RIGHT YOU BETTER WALK AWAY

DeezNutz
08-11-2011, 11:49 AM
Love this signing. Very smart move.

keg in kc
08-11-2011, 11:50 AM
Might want to wait and see if he can even play before getting too carried away talking about the future or whether his work ethic has been miraculously changed. Back injuries are no joke.

J Diddy
08-11-2011, 11:50 AM
Good idea.
If Cassel goes down we pin our hopes on a rookie drafted in the Fifth Round.

Right now our hopes are pinned on a 7th round draft pick.

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 11:52 AM
I love the combination of our GM and Haley.

Pioli literally does love trying this no-risk signings and seeing what happens.

He then throws the player at Haley who puts him through the grinder, absolutely zero fucking exceptions.

If he tries dogging on Haley, Haley will absolutely break the motherfucker, and he will have to go, or he'll have to step it up. Haley DOES NOT MAKE exceptions.

Meanwhile, Richardson is looking over his shoulder. Expect the best Barry has to offer this year.

keg in kc
08-11-2011, 11:53 AM
Right now our hopes are pinned on a 7th round draft pick.A 7th round draft picks with 3 years of starts. A 5th round draft pick who didn't even get a spring and summer's worth of OTAs.

You don't have to be a fan of Cassel (and I'm not) to figure the former is a better option than the latter right now.

jbwm89
08-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Right now our hopes are pinned on a 7th round draft pick.

Yeah and those morons in New England have pinned their hopes on a 6th round pick, that will never work out for them.

Cave Johnson
08-11-2011, 12:04 PM
A 7th round draft picks with 3 years of starts. A 5th round draft pick who didn't even get a spring and summer's worth of OTAs.

You don't have to be a fan of Cassel (and I'm not) to figure the former is a better option than the latter right now.

And a street FA QB would have even less time in the system than Stanzi....

Rausch
08-11-2011, 12:06 PM
Good idea.
If Cassel goes down we pin our hopes on a rookie drafted in the Fifth Round.

Yes, we do.

I doubt he $3it's his pants as much as Croyle did.

Let me take that back. Under this GM you won't have a QB starting 10 or 11 games, all losses...

ChiefsandO'sfan
08-11-2011, 12:09 PM
August 11, 2011


Gaither signs with Kansas City



Jared Gaither becomes the third ex-Ravens starter to sign with Kansas City, joining nose tackle Kelly Gregg and Le'Ron McClain with the Chiefs. The signing was first announced by the Chiefs.

It will be a homecoming of sorts next week when the Chiefs play the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in the second preseason game.

Gaither wasn't expected to return after all of the drama from last season.

Gaither visited Oakland a few weeks ago and it appeared like he was going to sign with the Raiders. But he left without signing a contract, which prompted rumors that his back hadn't fully healed.


Gaither has the look of a prototypical left tackle, and he has the size and athleticism that teams covet at that position. Hes young (turned 25 in March). Hes experienced (33 starts including five in the playoffs). And hes talented (he could develop into a Pro Bowl player).

But his work ethic and health is very questionable at this point. He lost his starting job at Maryland because he didnt show a commitment to the game, and hes garnering the same reputation in the NFL.

Gaither reported a handful of times to the offseason conditioning program last season, and he often misses practice time. A Ravens official said the team couldn't depend on Gaither to play every Sunday. A foot injury caused him to miss most of the offseason camps, and a back injury sidelined him for the entire 2010 season (although his agent said Gaither has fully recovered now).

The Bad Guy
08-11-2011, 12:10 PM
I hope this is a 2-year deal. Guy might take some time to get into shape, rehab his back.

He's a young ascending player, who 2 years ago was viewed by many as being a top 10 tackle in the NFL.

Rausch
08-11-2011, 12:11 PM
I hope this is a 2-year deal. Guy might take some time to get into shape, rehab his back.

He's a young ascending player, who 2 years ago was viewed by many as being a top 10 tackle in the NFL.

Move him to RT and give him time...

ForeverChiefs58
08-11-2011, 12:11 PM
I wonder if after seeing Richardson get beat like a red headed step child, Cassel didn't insist on getting help at RT. In order for him to be successful he will need more than 3 seconds to step back and throw to some of his new targets.

Extra Point
08-11-2011, 12:12 PM
August 11, 2011


Gaither signs with Kansas City



Jared Gaither becomes the third ex-Ravens starter to sign with Kansas City, joining nose tackle Kelly Gregg and Le'Ron McClain with the Chiefs. The signing was first announced by the Chiefs.

It will be a homecoming of sorts next week when the Chiefs play the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in the second preseason game.

Gaither wasn't expected to return after all of the drama from last season.

Gaither visited Oakland a few weeks ago and it appeared like he was going to sign with the Raiders. But he left without signing a contract, which prompted rumors that his back hadn't fully healed.


Gaither has the look of a prototypical left tackle, and he has the size and athleticism that teams covet at that position. Hes young (turned 25 in March). Hes experienced (33 starts including five in the playoffs). And hes talented (he could develop into a Pro Bowl player).

But his work ethic and health is very questionable at this point. He lost his starting job at Maryland because he didnt show a commitment to the game, and hes garnering the same reputation in the NFL.

Gaither reported a handful of times to the offseason conditioning program last season, and he often misses practice time. A Ravens official said the team couldn't depend on Gaither to play every Sunday. A foot injury caused him to miss most of the offseason camps, and a back injury sidelined him for the entire 2010 season (although his agent said Gaither has fully recovered now).

Nothing exclaims "official," more than an agent speaking paranthetically!

Rausch
08-11-2011, 12:15 PM
I wonder if after seeing Richardson get beat like a red headed step child, Cassel didn't insist on getting help at RT. In order for him to be successful he will need more than 3 seconds to step back and throw to some of his new targets.

To me it looks like we're doing everything possible this offseason to give Ca$$hole what he needs.

We flat out fucked him last year and asked him take a towel to the restroom before leaving.

This year the draft was a playmaking WR, O line, and then all defense. The FA signings though have been all about the O...

doomy3
08-11-2011, 12:16 PM
If Gaither can get healthy, he immediately becomes the best LT, by far, on this team.

He'd be an incredible upgrade as a RT.

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 12:17 PM
QB: Cassel, Stanzi, Palko
RB: Charles, Jones, McClain, McCluster
FB: McClain, Bannon

WR: Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, Urban, Copper, Tucker, McCluster
TE: Moeaki, Pope, O'Connell

LT: Albert, Gaither
LG: Lilja, Harris
C: Wiegmann, Hudson
RG: Asamoah, Harris
RT: Richardson, Gaither

Count Zarth
08-11-2011, 12:18 PM
If Gaither is healthy and playing RT...and Albert is struggling at LT....do we put Albert on the bench for Gaither and throw Richardson out at RT?

SuperChief
08-11-2011, 12:18 PM
I'm confident Haley and co. will shape this dude up. Work ethic and focus were concerns with Bowe and D. Johnson, as well. That turned out okay.

ChiefGator
08-11-2011, 12:18 PM
Awesome signing... didn't expect some more presents under the Christmas tree.

Hopefully he can pull it all together, since he obviously has the physical tools.

ChiefGator
08-11-2011, 12:19 PM
If Gaither is healthy and playing RT...and Albert is struggling at LT....do we put Albert on the bench for Gaither and throw Richardson out at RT?

No. We draft a RT in the third round next year or look for another young free agent.

ForeverChiefs58
08-11-2011, 12:19 PM
QB: Cassel, Stanzi, Palko
RB: Charles, Jones, McClain, McCluster
FB: McClain, Bannon

WR: Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, Urban, Copper, Tucker, McCluster
TE: Moeaki, Pope, O'Connell

LT: Albert, Gaither
LG: Lilja, Harris
C: Wiegmann, Hudson
RG: Asamoah, Harris
RT: Richardson, Gaither

PBJ

Rausch
08-11-2011, 12:20 PM
He'd be an incredible upgrade as a RT.

This.

You don't put an unpredictable personality at LT...

GoHuge
08-11-2011, 12:20 PM
Yeah if he can get healthy and play that would be great. Just don't know where you put him or who gets moved. I'd be thrilled if he has been brought in to compete for the RT spot and is a vast improvement over what we have/don't have. I'm not high on the idea of moving Albert to RT after having to learn to play LT and he's now a solid guy at his position. Far from elite, but still good and has gotten better and better with each year.

I don't think you go and screw with Albert for a guy that has barely played 50% of the games since he was drafted due to injuries. There is a reason Baltimore didn't want him back and he was still out there this late. We don't have all the info on how it came down with the Raiders (failed physical reported), but they passed on him as well. PFT reported that Al wanted to sign him because he can dunk, but the GM told his his agent they weren't interested when Uncle Al was taking his nap.

Like everyone else I say give him a shot and see what he can do. Between Albert and him I have a hard time saying that Albert should be the one to change positions.........especially when he knows and has played in this offense for 2 years now and we're a month away from the first game. If he can beat out Richardson at RT that would be great!

Rausch
08-11-2011, 12:20 PM
If Gaither is healthy and playing RT...and Albert is struggling at LT....do we put Albert on the bench for Gaither and throw Richardson out at RT?

No.

At no time, ever, should that happen...

ChiefGator
08-11-2011, 12:21 PM
QB: Cassel, Stanzi, Palko
RB: Charles, Jones, McClain, McCluster
FB: McClain, Bannon

WR: Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, Urban, Copper, Tucker, McCluster
TE: Moeaki, Pope, O'Connell

LT: Albert, Gaither
LG: Lilja, Harris
C: Wiegmann, Hudson
RG: Asamoah, Harris
RT: Richardson, Gaither

Might as well highlight Asamoah too though. He has potential to be VERY good, and should be at least as good as Waters was last year.

Direckshun
08-11-2011, 12:21 PM
Basically this just means that should either of our tackles go down with injury or stink things up to high heaven, we've got a low-rent contingency plan with gigantic upside.

Rausch
08-11-2011, 12:23 PM
Might as well highlight Asamoah too though. He has potential to be VERY good, and should be at least as good as Waters was last year.

Talent to be a "Shields type" player...

L.A. Chieffan
08-11-2011, 12:24 PM
him and moeaki should bunk together

ChiefGator
08-11-2011, 12:26 PM
Talent to be a "Shields type" player...

Felt like I was jinxing it saying that. That would really be something. The KC O-Line tradition might not be completely dead yet...

Detoxing
08-11-2011, 12:27 PM
him and moeaki should bunk together

Why? So they could kiss each others boo boos? Fuck that. Gaither should bunk with Haley.

L.A. Chieffan
08-11-2011, 12:27 PM
who will go on IR first? moe or gaither?

L.A. Chieffan
08-11-2011, 12:28 PM
moe & gaither vs. the rest of the field +750

ChiefGator
08-11-2011, 12:29 PM
who will go on IR first? moe or gaither?

Well Moeaki beat him out to PUP, but I imagine Gaither may start on PUP as well, so that really is a tie.

Rausch
08-11-2011, 12:29 PM
Felt like I was jinxing it saying that. That would really be something. The KC O-Line tradition might not be completely dead yet...

He doesn't have the range Shields did. At worst we'd move Will to LT or RT in a pinch.

I wouldn't got that far with him, he's more of a pure G, but he could be a 10 year starter and multiple probowler at G...

MoreLemonPledge
08-11-2011, 12:37 PM
Might as well highlight Asamoah too though. He has potential to be VERY good, and should be at least as good as Waters was last year.

I think the point was to highlight players that are new this year.

ChiefGator
08-11-2011, 12:44 PM
I think the point was to highlight players that are new this year.

Yeah, he's a new starter though.

patteeu
08-11-2011, 12:49 PM
Yeah if he can get healthy and play that would be great. Just don't know where you put him or who gets moved. I'd be thrilled if he has been brought in to compete for the RT spot and is a vast improvement over what we have/don't have. I'm not high on the idea of moving Albert to RT after having to learn to play LT and he's now a solid guy at his position. Far from elite, but still good and has gotten better and better with each year.

I don't think you go and screw with Albert for a guy that has barely played 50% of the games since he was drafted due to injuries. There is a reason Baltimore didn't want him back and he was still out there this late. We don't have all the info on how it came down with the Raiders (failed physical reported), but they passed on him as well. PFT reported that Al wanted to sign him because he can dunk, but the GM told his his agent they weren't interested when Uncle Al was taking his nap.

Like everyone else I say give him a shot and see what he can do. Between Albert and him I have a hard time saying that Albert should be the one to change positions.........especially when he knows and has played in this offense for 2 years now and we're a month away from the first game. If he can beat out Richardson at RT that would be great!

According to the accounts I read from Ravens coverage in the past, Gaither's problem didn't have anything to do with being ineffective at LT. It was all about attitude, injuries, and the presence of Michael Oher.

I don't really think Albert should be moved to RT either, but if Gaither's attitude and injury issues are cleared up, I wouldn't have a problem with Albert at LG with Lilja becoming a backup.

Chief Faithful
08-11-2011, 12:57 PM
If Gaithers is healthy the team now have three quality tackles that can start either right or left. Plus, they have a tackle to develop on the PS with Mims. If Gaithers is not healthy then he serves as camp fodder.

As I'm not an O'Callaghan fan I'm rooting for a healthy Gaithers.

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 01:00 PM
If Gaithers is healthy the team now have three quality tackles that can start either right or left. Plus, they have a tackle to develop on the PS with Mims. If Gaithers is not healthy then he serves as camp fodder.

As I'm not an O'Callaghan fan I'm rooting for a healthy Gaithers.

:spock: Who's the third? And don't say Richardson.

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 01:01 PM
in before everyone screams move Albert to RT

lol. no shit. surprised that hasn't been mentioned yet.

move him to LG and cut lilja! LMAO



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According to the accounts I read from Ravens coverage in the past, Gaither's problem didn't have anything to do with being ineffective at LT. It was all about attitude, injuries, and the presence of Michael Oher.

I don't really think Albert should be moved to RT either, but if Gaither's attitude and injury issues are cleared up, I wouldn't have a problem with Albert at LG with Lilja becoming a backup.


LMAO

SuperChief
08-11-2011, 01:01 PM
Jared Gaitherss needs moar carries.

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 01:02 PM
:spock: Who's the third? And don't say Richardson.

Mims. He's the new Sippio or Grigsby training camp guys.

Ugly Duck
08-11-2011, 01:03 PM
Doggone good signing for the Chiefs. Sure - he didn't pass the physical at Oakland... but that ain't the only reason he wasn't offered a contract. He's well worth a signing cuz of his potential to heal up & come back strong, but in spite of a Raider desperation for tackle help they just don't have the cap room to take a chance. KC does have the room & its a durn good bet cuz the upside is huge. I hate you guyz even more now....

4th and Long
08-11-2011, 01:04 PM
Isn't this part of a Styx song?

A Gaithering of angels appeared above my head.
They sang to me this song of hope and this is what they said.
They said, come sail away, come sail away, come and sail away with me, lads.

ILChief
08-11-2011, 01:06 PM
If Gaithers is healthy the team now have three quality tackles that can start either right or left. Plus, they have a tackle to develop on the PS with Mims. If Gaithers is not healthy then he serves as camp fodder.

As I'm not an O'Callaghan fan I'm rooting for a healthy Gaithers.

Ryan simms and elvis greybeck welcome gaithers

Rausch
08-11-2011, 01:06 PM
I hate you guyz even more now....


After our next few SB's you'll hate us even more...:evil:

Chief Faithful
08-11-2011, 01:09 PM
:spock: Who's the third? And don't say Richardson.

Ok, I won't say a word.

patteeu
08-11-2011, 01:10 PM
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LMAO

You must have reading comprehension issues.

Rausch
08-11-2011, 01:11 PM
Ok, I won't say a word.

Not Gunther, GAITHER....

SNR
08-11-2011, 01:20 PM
Good idea.
If Cassel goes down we pin our hopes on a rookie drafted in the Fifth Round.Yeah and if Manning goes down the Colts are screwed.

If Brady goes down the Pats are screwed.

If Brees goes down the Saints are screwed.

If Rodgers goes down the Packers... okay, well, they would be fine actually.

But you get my point. It's the backup QB's job to maintain a high level of play when the starter goes down, but he definitely shares that responsibility with THE REST OF THE TEAM.

It's not ideal, and it's not a good situation, but it doesn't fucking have to be. Just give Stanzi a chance and let him sink or swim.

BossChief
08-11-2011, 01:21 PM
Call me cautiously optomistic.

If he is healthy and Moeaki stays healthy, Tony will be a deadly target teams will have to account for more than before because Gaither can handle the blocking without much help.

Let's hope his back isn't fucked.

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 01:27 PM
You must have reading comprehension issues.

What's to comprehend?? people are bringing up moving alberts to RT and Gaither to LT, just like claythan said.

And you mentioned knocking Lilja out of the lineup to move alberts in, which i said. (you say backup i said cut, not the point though)

ChiefaRoo
08-11-2011, 01:31 PM
Doggone good signing for the Chiefs. Sure - he didn't pass the physical at Oakland... but that ain't the only reason he wasn't offered a contract. He's well worth a signing cuz of his potential to heal up & come back strong, but in spite of a Raider desperation for tackle help they just don't have the cap room to take a chance. KC does have the room & its a durn good bet cuz the upside is huge. I hate you guyz even more now....

"durn good bet?" You sound f**king retarted.

alpha_omega
08-11-2011, 01:36 PM
Back issues are always a red flag. With that being said, it can't hurt to give him a look. If he is in fact healthy (or will be in the not too distant future), i approve!

keg in kc
08-11-2011, 01:36 PM
Just give Stanzi a chance and let him sink or swim.It wouldn't be sink or swim if he had to go in. It would just be sink. He's not an NFL ready quarterback, he had his rookie offseason cut 3 months short, he hasn't seen an NFL defense, much less a down at game speed, all meaning they'd almost certainly have to Tyler Thigpen the offense. And facing the defenses the Chiefs do this year, it would be over at that point. That's a disaster scenario if it happens early enough in the year and it's a long term injury, we're talking going from playoff contender to picking in the top 10. If it's a minor injury and it's 2009 with Croyle starting the opener, then you chalk it up for an automatic loss or 3 and hope they can survive it (doubtful with the schedule).

Speaking only for me, I'm not looking for competition to start, I'm only looking for somebody who gives them a snowball's chance in hell to compete on the field for a couple of weeks. Which isn't Stanzi, not now.

The worry I have is that they'll go into the season without anybody, and like the receiver position the last two years, if Cassel goes down, they end up picking a guy off the wire on Tuesday and starting him on Sunday.

BigMeatballDave
08-11-2011, 01:40 PM
Yeah and if Manning goes down the Colts are screwed.

If Brady goes down the Pats are screwed.

If Brees goes down the Saints are screwed.

If Rodgers goes down the Packers... okay, well, they would be fine actually.

But you get my point. It's the backup QB's job to maintain a high level of play when the starter goes down, but he definitely shares that responsibility with THE REST OF THE TEAM.

It's not ideal, and it's not a good situation, but it doesn't fucking have to be. Just give Stanzi a chance and let him sink or swim.The Packers would be fine without Rodgers? Huh?

ChiefsCountry
08-11-2011, 01:42 PM
"durn good bet?" You sound f**king retarted.

First he is a Raiders fan and then if you saw his political takes then it confrims it.

salame
08-11-2011, 01:44 PM
After seeing Stanzi, Palko and Cassel in person and up close I can tell you two of them do NOT look big enough to play in the nfl yet. Stanzi looks a LOT like Matt Cassel on the practice field other than he has got to be at least 20 lbs lighter. Palko is smaller than Stanzi.

keg in kc
08-11-2011, 01:45 PM
After seeing Stanzi, Palko and Cassel in person and up close I can tell you two of them do NOT look big enough to play in the nfl yet. Stanzi looks a LOT like Matt Cassel on the practice field other than he has got to be at least 20 lbs lighter. Palko is smaller than Stanzi.I was calling Stanzi "Ricky Cassel" leading up to the draft, and it wasn't because he looks like Mal Reynolds.

SuperChief
08-11-2011, 01:45 PM
After seeing Stanzi, Palko and Cassel in person and up close I can tell you two of them do NOT look big enough to play in the nfl yet. Stanzi looks a LOT like Matt Cassel on the practice field other than he has got to be at least 20 lbs lighter. Palko is smaller than Stanzi.

http://glutenfreedomatlanta.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/drew-brees-5-256x300.jpg

BigMeatballDave
08-11-2011, 01:46 PM
"durn good bet?" You sound f**king retarted.LMAO No, he thinks he's speaking our language. Left-coasters think Chiefs fans are a bunch of rednecks and hilljacks.

Los Pollos Hermanos
08-11-2011, 01:47 PM
We went all season without a quality backup QB.

I don't think there is/was a QB out there, willing to back up Cassel, that wouldn't be a liability if something happened to Cassel.

salame
08-11-2011, 01:48 PM
http://glutenfreedomatlanta.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/drew-brees-5-256x300.jpg

Stanzi looks skinny
he doesn't look thick enough to take hits
I guess you would have to see him for it to make sense

gonefishin53
08-11-2011, 01:50 PM
There's no reason KC's LTOTF can't spend his first season with the Chiefs playing RT to prove his fitness and demeanor. A shortened off-season and training camp will make it tough enough just to improve on Richardson's performance. It'll be like winning the lottery if Gaither proves he's the teams best OT and deserves a shot at LT next season.

J Diddy
08-11-2011, 01:54 PM
According to the accounts I read from Ravens coverage in the past, Gaither's problem didn't have anything to do with being ineffective at LT. It was all about attitude, injuries, and the presence of Michael Oher.

I don't really think Albert should be moved to RT either, but if Gaither's attitude and injury issues are cleared up, I wouldn't have a problem with Albert at LG with Lilja becoming a backup.
Lilja at backup?

I don't think that'd be the best move.

patteeu
08-11-2011, 01:59 PM
What's to comprehend?? people are bringing up moving alberts to RT and Gaither to LT, just like claythan said.

And you mentioned knocking Lilja out of the lineup to move alberts in, which i said. (you say backup i said cut, not the point though)

Yes, that's one of the points.

1. You said cut Lilja, I didn't say anything about cutting him.

2. You and gochiefs are talking about people calling for an Albert move. I'm fine with Albert at LT as long as he performs well enough to keep the job, so I'm not calling for him to be moved. I'm also fine with the idea of Gaither beating him out, but if that happens I'd rather see Albert at LG than at RT. And if Albert moves to LG, one of the guards has to give up the spot and IMO that guy is Lilja, but he'd still be valuable to have around.

patteeu
08-11-2011, 02:05 PM
Lilja at backup?

I don't think that'd be the best move.

OK. In the scenario where Branden Albert moves to G, which of the three do you make a backup, Albert, Asamoah, or Lilja? I'm just operating under the assumption that Albert and Asamoah would be the best players, but if Lilja is better than one of the others, he should start.

Thig Lyfe
08-11-2011, 02:11 PM
Already in http://img845.imageshack.us/img845/5034/x27aa7fe5.jpg

I'll bet it's really easy for this guy to create a Mii that looks like him.

SuperChief
08-11-2011, 02:12 PM
I'll bet it's really easy for this guy to create a Mii that looks like him.

That is SO fucking funny. I peed and pooped.

the Talking Can
08-11-2011, 02:45 PM
some Ravens guy on 610 talking about Gaither....edit Aaron Wilson


said he's had a "posse" in Baltimore and was kind of a knuckle head, said he (Gaither) claims he is healthy..Wilson believes he's a better LT than Oher

not sure why it didn't work with Raiders other than Raiders thought they had enough players, Wilson didn't believe it was about his back...



dunno....if this guy is healthy, seems like a great move....but hard to understand how someone that talented would be available for peanuts if it weren't a health issue,,,

Mr. Flopnuts
08-11-2011, 02:53 PM
Most exciting signing of the off season AFAIC. If you could bet a dollar on the lottery, and already had 5 of the 6 numbers, would you do it?

This is a great gamble IMO, and if it pans out, we could have him for 10 years. If not, we've lost nothing.

This is the kind of move you want to see your team make.

raybec 4
08-11-2011, 02:54 PM
some Ravens guy on 610 talking about Gaither....edit Aaron Wilson


said he's had a "posse" in Baltimore and was kind of a knuckle head, said he (Gaither) claims he is healthy..Wilson believes he's a better LT than Oher

not sure why it didn't work with Raiders other than Raiders thought they had enough players, Wilson didn't believe it was about his back...



dunno....if this guy is healthy, seems like a great move....but hard to understand how someone that talented would be available for peanuts if it weren't a health issue,,,

This defies logic that even Al Davis would bring him in while they thought they had enough players.

RedThat
08-11-2011, 02:56 PM
Hmmm....not really sure what to think of this signing? Im a little leary but also a little excited. Im with Bosschief, cautiously optimistic. I think this is one of those signings that could either boom or bust.

He was a good left tackle for the Ravens, but there are reasons as to why they let him walk and wouldn't retain him. Plus, he hasn't started at tackle for what? 2 years?

He failed a physical with the Raiders, has back issues, and nobody out there signed him but us. He lasted in the FA market for a long time...so its clear he must have some issues. Which pretty much describes the lack of interest. Hmmmmm

I don't know? All I know as of right now, we were pretty thin on the depth charts at either tackle position. So the most Im looking at this move is nothing more than to create depth or competition in case either Richardson or Albert falter this year and don't hold up. Gaither could possibly be that insurance policy.

The good news is, he's young and has plenty of time to heal up. I think we will be going into the season with Richardson and Albert as the starters. If Richardson goes to sh*ts during the year, chances are you may have a healthy Gaither to back him up? He is a young body and can heal faster than an old one. I wouldn't exactly call him broke dick.

RedThat
08-11-2011, 02:57 PM
*Actually, if Al Davis didn't sign him, then this must be a good move for the Chiefs lol

NNS
08-11-2011, 03:03 PM
If Gaither's back is healthy, you got yourself a very good LT. I'm sure you have or you will hear all about the negatives about him that he's lazy, not dedicated, has a substance abuse problem, has this, doesn't have that.... Don't believe any of it. While he might need a kick in the ass to get going, he is definitely worth taking a chance on. Ravens fans were basically divided in half about Gaither. Some said he's not worth it, others said that what he brings to the field is good enough to overlook some other stuff.

Yes I'm a Ravens fan, and I was hoping we could get Gaither back. That ship sailed when they tried to make him a RT. He got upset and became aloof, but if he gets on the field he is all business. I remember a Texans game where he handled Mario Williams by himself the entire game. He never even got close to Flacco. He is a massive man as you're well aware, and doesn't require much help even against elite pass rushers. James Harrison gave him a lot of problems but you won't have to worry about that. Don't listen to any of the negatives. If any ex-Raven is going to be a problem it will probably be LeRon McClain. Good luck with him.

I was sad to see such a fan favorite like Kelly Gregg go, but I'm glad he got to go to a decent team and not Cleveland or something. He was too expensive for us and we're deep at DT, but Gregg will give you 100% in everything and do it with a great attitude. He's just a blue collar, go to work lunch pail guy.

Good luck to you. Don't know what you've been hearing about Gaither but I just wanted to give my opinion as a Ravens fan that I think your o-line got a lot better.

RedThat
08-11-2011, 03:07 PM
If Gaither's back is healthy, you got yourself a very good LT. I'm sure you have or you will hear all about the negatives about him that he's lazy, not dedicated, has a substance abuse problem, has this, doesn't have that.... Don't believe any of it. While he might need a kick in the ass to get going, he is definitely worth taking a chance on. Ravens fans were basically divided in half about Gaither. Some said he's not worth it, others said that what he brings to the field is good enough to overlook some other stuff.

Yes I'm a Ravens fan, and I was hoping we could get Gaither back. That ship sailed when they tried to make him a RT. He got upset and became aloof, but if he gets on the field he is all business. I remember a Texans game where he handled Mario Williams by himself the entire game. He never even got close to Flacco. He is a massive man as you're well aware, and doesn't require much help even against elite pass rushers. James Harrison gave him a lot of problems but you won't have to worry about that. Don't listen to any of the negatives. If any ex-Raven is going to be a problem it will probably be LeRon McClain. Good luck with him.

I was sad to see such a fan favorite like Kelly Gregg go, but I'm glad he got to go to a decent team and not Cleveland or something. He was too expensive for us and we're deep at DT, but Gregg will give you 100% in everything and do it with a great attitude. He's just a blue collar, go to work lunch pail guy.

Good luck to you. Don't know what you've been hearing about Gaither but I just wanted to give my opinion as a Ravens fan that I think your o-line got a lot better.

Thanks dude. Welcome to Chiefsplanet!

Pestilence
08-11-2011, 03:09 PM
If Gaither's back is healthy, you got yourself a very good LT. I'm sure you have or you will hear all about the negatives about him that he's lazy, not dedicated, has a substance abuse problem, has this, doesn't have that.... Don't believe any of it. While he might need a kick in the ass to get going, he is definitely worth taking a chance on. Ravens fans were basically divided in half about Gaither. Some said he's not worth it, others said that what he brings to the field is good enough to overlook some other stuff.

Yes I'm a Ravens fan, and I was hoping we could get Gaither back. That ship sailed when they tried to make him a RT. He got upset and became aloof, but if he gets on the field he is all business. I remember a Texans game where he handled Mario Williams by himself the entire game. He never even got close to Flacco. He is a massive man as you're well aware, and doesn't require much help even against elite pass rushers. James Harrison gave him a lot of problems but you won't have to worry about that. Don't listen to any of the negatives. If any ex-Raven is going to be a problem it will probably be LeRon McClain. Good luck with him.

I was sad to see such a fan favorite like Kelly Gregg go, but I'm glad he got to go to a decent team and not Cleveland or something. He was too expensive for us and we're deep at DT, but Gregg will give you 100% in everything and do it with a great attitude. He's just a blue collar, go to work lunch pail guy.

Good luck to you. Don't know what you've been hearing about Gaither but I just wanted to give my opinion as a Ravens fan that I think your o-line got a lot better.

Neg rep

Saul Good
08-11-2011, 03:10 PM
If Gaither's back is healthy, you got yourself a very good LT. I'm sure you have or you will hear all about the negatives about him that he's lazy, not dedicated, has a substance abuse problem, has this, doesn't have that.... Don't believe any of it. While he might need a kick in the ass to get going, he is definitely worth taking a chance on. Ravens fans were basically divided in half about Gaither. Some said he's not worth it, others said that what he brings to the field is good enough to overlook some other stuff.

Yes I'm a Ravens fan, and I was hoping we could get Gaither back. That ship sailed when they tried to make him a RT. He got upset and became aloof, but if he gets on the field he is all business. I remember a Texans game where he handled Mario Williams by himself the entire game. He never even got close to Flacco. He is a massive man as you're well aware, and doesn't require much help even against elite pass rushers. James Harrison gave him a lot of problems but you won't have to worry about that. Don't listen to any of the negatives. If any ex-Raven is going to be a problem it will probably be LeRon McClain. Good luck with him.

I was sad to see such a fan favorite like Kelly Gregg go, but I'm glad he got to go to a decent team and not Cleveland or something. He was too expensive for us and we're deep at DT, but Gregg will give you 100% in everything and do it with a great attitude. He's just a blue collar, go to work lunch pail guy.

Good luck to you. Don't know what you've been hearing about Gaither but I just wanted to give my opinion as a Ravens fan that I think your o-line got a lot better.

First of all, thanks for the great post\info.
Second of all, STFU n00b!

KurtCobain
08-11-2011, 03:11 PM
Neg rep

Don't make me nail you.


I'm down with all these ravens signings. Hey yeah, maybe they are broke dicks. Maybe Breaston is too. But it all makes me soooo hard.

Sofa King
08-11-2011, 03:34 PM
Thanks dude. Welcome to Chiefsplanet!

Neg rep

First of all, thanks for the great post\info.
Second of all, STFU n00b!


LMAO

Quite the welcome.

Deberg_1990
08-11-2011, 03:40 PM
If Gaither's back is healthy, you got yourself a very good LT. I'm sure you have or you will hear all about the negatives about him that he's lazy, not dedicated, has a substance abuse problem, has this, doesn't have that.... Don't believe any of it. While he might need a kick in the ass to get going, he is definitely worth taking a chance on. Ravens fans were basically divided in half about Gaither. Some said he's not worth it, others said that what he brings to the field is good enough to overlook some other stuff.

Yes I'm a Ravens fan, and I was hoping we could get Gaither back. That ship sailed when they tried to make him a RT. He got upset and became aloof, but if he gets on the field he is all business. I remember a Texans game where he handled Mario Williams by himself the entire game. He never even got close to Flacco. He is a massive man as you're well aware, and doesn't require much help even against elite pass rushers. James Harrison gave him a lot of problems but you won't have to worry about that. Don't listen to any of the negatives. If any ex-Raven is going to be a problem it will probably be LeRon McClain. Good luck with him.

I was sad to see such a fan favorite like Kelly Gregg go, but I'm glad he got to go to a decent team and not Cleveland or something. He was too expensive for us and we're deep at DT, but Gregg will give you 100% in everything and do it with a great attitude. He's just a blue collar, go to work lunch pail guy.

Good luck to you. Don't know what you've been hearing about Gaither but I just wanted to give my opinion as a Ravens fan that I think your o-line got a lot better.


Thanks for the take on Gaither. My concern is, a guy whos 6'7" 340 is pretty much always going to have back problems of some sort.....thats a ton of weight and a long back.

ChiefsandO'sfan
08-11-2011, 03:50 PM
M_JG71Jared Gaither

Thanks for all the love people lets get it kc .....(I'm on my grind like that had to be said.) But y'all stay blessed

NNS
08-11-2011, 03:53 PM
Thanks for the take on Gaither. My concern is, a guy whos 6'7" 340 is pretty much always going to have back problems of some sort.....thats a ton of weight and a long back.

Absolutely. I think Pioli recognizes that the risk/reward could be an enormous reward. There isn't much risk. Back in 2008 and 2009 we were looking at Gaither as a worthy heir to Jonathan Ogden. He played that well right away. He doesn't have all the technique that a great LT has, but what he lacks there he makes up for in brute force, and that huge wing span. That's why the Ravens envisioned him as a RT. That and Oher coming along with his story and being a first round pick.

Mr. Arrowhead
08-11-2011, 03:53 PM
if anyone will motivate him, it will be todd haley

KurtCobain
08-11-2011, 03:53 PM
M_JG71Jared Gaither

Thanks for all the love people lets get it kc .....(I'm on my grind like that had to be said.) But y'all stay blessed

LMAO

That twitter shits crazy.

SNR
08-11-2011, 03:55 PM
I'm surprised nobody has tried to compare this signing to Kyle Turley- getting the old pro with the bad back in a desperation move.

Ugly Duck
08-11-2011, 03:57 PM
This is kinda like signing Kyle Turley

Detoxing
08-11-2011, 04:01 PM
Absolutely. I think Pioli recognizes that the risk/reward could be an enormous reward. There isn't much risk. Back in 2008 and 2009 we were looking at Gaither as a worthy heir to Jonathan Ogden. He played that well right away. He doesn't have all the technique that a great LT has, but what he lacks there he makes up for in brute force, and that huge wing span. That's why the Ravens envisioned him as a RT. That and Oher coming along with his story and being a first round pick.

What do you mean good luck with McClain? What issues did he have aside from wanting to be a ball carrier?

royr17
08-11-2011, 04:02 PM
This is kinda like signing Kyle Turley

Not quite hardly. Gaither is only 25 and better than Turley. If he is healthy he will be a great pickup for the chiefs.

NNS
08-11-2011, 04:14 PM
What do you mean good luck with McClain? What issues did he have aside from wanting to be a ball carrier?

Personal fouls at the worst time, he spit on Channing Crowder in a game last year, and he was a bit of a fumbler when they were giving him carries in 2008. He is a bit of a hot head and he needs to be careful. Going to the Chiefs made no sense to me. He's a pretty good fullback. If he wants to carry the ball I don't see why he would sign with a team that already has Charles and Jones. I don't know if you're cutting Jones, making McClain a hybrid fullback/halfback, or what.

Red Beans
08-11-2011, 04:15 PM
I'm surprised nobody has tried to compare this signing to Kyle Turley- getting the old pro with the bad back in a desperation move.

Turley was cashing in on his AARP discount at the movies when he wheeled his Rascal up to 1 Arrowhead Drive...Sheeeeiiitttt, he was old enough to be Gaither's dad back then...

SNR
08-11-2011, 04:16 PM
This is kinda like signing Kyle TurleyLol seriously? What a maroon!

scott free
08-11-2011, 04:16 PM
With a different head coach, i'd worry a lot more about his work ethic, but you know Haley isnt gonna put up with him lollygaggin & scallawaggin... he'll bust his ass or go back to Unkle Al with his hat in hand.

Nice signing.

Los Pollos Hermanos
08-11-2011, 04:21 PM
Personal fouls at the worst time, he spit on Channing Crowder in a game last year, and he was a bit of a fumbler when they were giving him carries in 2008. He is a bit of a hot head and he needs to be careful. Going to the Chiefs made no sense to me. He's a pretty good fullback. If he wants to carry the ball I don't see why he would sign with a team that already has Charles and Jones. I don't know if you're cutting Jones, making McClain a hybrid fullback/halfback, or what.

Does he like to grab balls?

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-11-2011, 04:26 PM
If Gaither's back is healthy, you got yourself a very good LT. I'm sure you have or you will hear all about the negatives about him that he's lazy, not dedicated, has a substance abuse problem, has this, doesn't have that.... Don't believe any of it. While he might need a kick in the ass to get going, he is definitely worth taking a chance on. Ravens fans were basically divided in half about Gaither. Some said he's not worth it, others said that what he brings to the field is good enough to overlook some other stuff.

Yes I'm a Ravens fan, and I was hoping we could get Gaither back. That ship sailed when they tried to make him a RT. He got upset and became aloof, but if he gets on the field he is all business. I remember a Texans game where he handled Mario Williams by himself the entire game. He never even got close to Flacco. He is a massive man as you're well aware, and doesn't require much help even against elite pass rushers. James Harrison gave him a lot of problems but you won't have to worry about that. Don't listen to any of the negatives. If any ex-Raven is going to be a problem it will probably be LeRon McClain. Good luck with him.

I was sad to see such a fan favorite like Kelly Gregg go, but I'm glad he got to go to a decent team and not Cleveland or something. He was too expensive for us and we're deep at DT, but Gregg will give you 100% in everything and do it with a great attitude. He's just a blue collar, go to work lunch pail guy.Good luck to you. Don't know what you've been hearing about Gaither but I just wanted to give my opinion as a Ravens fan that I think your o-line got a lot better.

But, but, but....Gregg was as hated in Baltimore as Edwards was in KC.

Bump
08-11-2011, 04:29 PM
so whats up with Gaither? I thought he was supposed to be pretty good, injuries? If nothing else, he can back up both tackles and provide much needed depth. I'm not ready to give up on Richardson either.

BossChief
08-11-2011, 04:30 PM
I doubt Pioli would have any interest in signing a guy like Gaither unless he had a talk with him about what the expectations would be for him in KC.

I wonder how big the chip is that's on Jareds shoulder.

vailpass
08-11-2011, 04:30 PM
"durn good bet?" You sound f**king retarted.

A tool says what?

BossChief
08-11-2011, 04:33 PM
Any idea on the contract details?

Deberg_1990
08-11-2011, 04:45 PM
Any idea on the contract details?
5 year 35 million overall...

Brock
08-11-2011, 04:46 PM
FINALLY A LEFT TACKLE /sac

GoHuge
08-11-2011, 04:55 PM
Any idea on the contract details?Heard he wanted a special provision put in that said "any player that signs as a tackle can not have a mother that is better looking than his." It's been said that after "The Blindside" came out the guys on the Ravens gave him all kinds of shit because Oher's mom was smokin hot compared to his. That's what PFT has gathered on the split.......more to come.

Pawnmower
08-11-2011, 04:57 PM
Cassel has no excuses now, we must win the SB in 2011 or he sucks

/CP

BossChief
08-11-2011, 05:03 PM
If Cassel doesnt lead this team to the playoffs and play well once he is in the postseason, the whole season should be considered a failure /realistic fans after such a great offseason

ChiefaRoo
08-11-2011, 05:07 PM
A tool says what?

Below me. Don't forget to juggle the marbles too.

DeezNutz
08-11-2011, 05:08 PM
If Cassel doesnt lead this team to the playoffs and play well once he is in the postseason, the whole season should be considered a failure /realistic fans after such a great offseason

But the schedule is really difficult. /fan of another team that has a franchise QB

Ugly Duck
08-11-2011, 05:09 PM
I'm surprised nobody has tried to compare this signing to Kyle Turley

This is kinda like signing Kyle Turley

Lol seriously? What a maroon!



Its a thread-literacy thing.....

The Bad Guy
08-11-2011, 05:11 PM
5 year 35 million overall...

I have a hard time believing this.

BossChief
08-11-2011, 05:22 PM
I have a hard time believing this.

That's because its baseless and in no way factual information.

BossChief
08-11-2011, 05:24 PM
But the schedule is really difficult. /fan of another team that has a franchise QB

I want to go on record saying that I think we have done enough to be able to compete with any team in the NFL next year...even enough to go to a championship game or superbowl...real talk, not because Ive had a couple.

IF

Cassel takes another step similar to the one he took from 2009 to 2010

Deberg_1990
08-11-2011, 05:27 PM
That's because its baseless and in no way factual information.

http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Gaither-signs/66af13d1-1988-4cdb-bf49-3b22a31c556a

Gravedigger
08-11-2011, 05:29 PM
The Ravensfication of the Chiefs continues.....

Its the Raven way.

vailpass
08-11-2011, 05:29 PM
Below me. Don't forget to juggle the marbles too.

Who's below you? What's his name?

SNR
08-11-2011, 05:30 PM
I forgot this place's reaction when we traded for Roaf. I think all threads from that era were wiped out and weren't properly archived. Kind of a shame- would have been fun to read.

Spicy McHaggis
08-11-2011, 05:31 PM
dude couldn't pass a physical for the Raiders....dicey, but what the hell...maybe he can spend a month getting in shape and give us something mid season....

The Raiders physical is one single 100m dash to be run in under 10.2 seconds.

BossChief
08-11-2011, 05:32 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/Gaither-signs/66af13d1-1988-4cdb-bf49-3b22a31c556a

"The Article may have expired or has been deleted."

If that is really what he signed for...get ready for Albert to be moved to either LG or RT...and I will have to start a thread that Ill bump each time Im right about something.

That is starting LT money, not RT money.

Deberg_1990
08-11-2011, 05:33 PM
"The Article may have expired or has been deleted."

If that is really what he signed for...get ready for Albert to be moved to either LG or RT...and I will have to start a thread that Ill bump each time Im right about something.

That is starting LT money, not RT money.

:)

BigMeatballDave
08-11-2011, 05:40 PM
Are we moving Albert to RT?

Sure-Oz
08-11-2011, 05:51 PM
Great signing, lets hope for Roaf part 2

RedThat
08-11-2011, 06:08 PM
Here is what I think could happen, the Chiefs go into the season with this starting offensive line:

LT Albert
LG Lilja
C Wiegman
RG Asamoah
RT Richardson

*Then as the season rolls along, I think the weakest links on this unit will be identified. Imo, they will be Richardson, Lilja, and Wiegman. Wiegman as we know is old and his body won't be able to keep up with an entire season. Lilja is going to struggle against the more bigger, physical and athletic DT's. Richardson will lose focus and have his struggles, especially in pass protection. I think Albert will have his struggles in pass protection as well but not to the extent of Richardson.

I could see this current unit struggling as a whole. And it could get to the point where we could see some shuffling going on? Possibly, Gaither comes in and automatically gets inserted to LT? In that case scenario, Albert moves over to LG. Which is what I hope happens. Move him back to his natural position and this guy will be in beast mode.

Then Hudson could come in and replace Wiegman? All of a sudden the issue of having to worry about being overpowered by physical and stronger DT's is resolved. Albert and Hudson are bigger, stronger, and just as athletic, if not, more athletic than Lilja and Wiegman combined. But the great thing is, we gain size, and strength on the interior of the line without losing any athleticism whatsoever.

The only issue I could see is RT. Richardson will struggle and then O'Callaghan could come in. If Gaither could get back to old form, he may be the key to our offensive line. We may have a steal.

An offensive line unit consisting of:

LT Gaither
LG Albert
C Hudson
RG Asamoah
RT ???? Richardson/O'Callaghan for now

is a pretty solid unit to have. Next year we may possibly draft a tackle to address the RT situation. And it could be in the early rounds? Or we could go the route via FA. I hope Gaither gets healthy and returns to old form.

Mr. Laz
08-11-2011, 06:10 PM
*Then as the season rolls along, I think the weakest links on this unit will be identified. Imo, they will be Richardson, Lilja, and Wiegman. Wiegman
people are so desperate to move Albert that they keep labeling Lilja as a weakness.

:doh!:

SNR
08-11-2011, 06:13 PM
So we could have wasted a first rounder on Okung, who's hurt right now.

Or we could have drafted Berry and signed Gaither and added some starting talent AND great positional depth on BOTH sides.

Saccopoo got a little lesson in team-building from Pioli today

evenfall
08-11-2011, 06:13 PM
I think this is great,.what's not to like? No risk, high reward.

TRR
08-11-2011, 06:17 PM
Here is what I think could happen, the Chiefs go into the season with this starting offensive line:

LT Albert
LG Lilja
C Wiegman
RG Asamoah
RT Richardson

*Then as the season rolls along, I think the weakest links on this unit will be identified. Imo, they will be Richardson, Lilja, and Wiegman. Wiegman as we know is old and his body won't be able to keep up with an entire season. Lilja is going to struggle against the more bigger, physical and athletic DT's. Richardson will lose focus and have his struggles, especially in pass protection. I think Albert will have his struggles in pass protection as well but not to the extent of Richardson.

I could see this current unit struggling as a whole. And it could get to the point where we could see some shuffling going on? Possibly, Gaither comes in and automatically gets inserted to LT? In that case scenario, Albert moves over to LG. Which is what I hope happens. Move him back to his natural position and this guy will be in beast mode.

Then Hudson could come in and replace Wiegman? All of a sudden the issue of having to worry about being overpowered by physical and stronger DT's is resolved. Albert and Hudson are bigger, stronger, and just as athletic, if not, more athletic than Lilja and Wiegman combined. But the great thing is, we gain size, and strength on the interior of the line without losing any athleticism whatsoever.

The only issue I could see is RT. Richardson will struggle and then O'Callaghan could come in. If Gaither could get back to old form, he may be the key to our offensive line. We may have a steal.

An offensive line unit consisting of:

LT Gaither
LG Albert
C Hudson
RG Asamoah
RT ???? Richardson/O'Callaghan for now

is a pretty solid unit to have. Next year we may possibly draft a tackle to address the RT situation. And it could be in the early rounds? Or we could go the route via FA. I hope Gaither gets healthy and returns to old form.

This isn't Madden or high school football. You don't switch around your O-Line midseason. If your going to make moves you do it now or stand pat.

Gaither, IMO is coming in to compete with BRich for the RT spot and backup Albert at LT. May the best man win. Nothing more.
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'Hamas' Jenkins
08-11-2011, 06:22 PM
Good signing. He's a better player than Richardson, and with Gaither, you now have two guys who could play the swing tackle in the event of an Albert injury, who isn't exactly Bruce Matthews.