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|Zach|
08-17-2012, 04:51 PM
http://www.arrowheadpride.com/2012/8/17/3249535/kansas-city-chiefs-dexter-mccluster

Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli talked on 101 ESPN in St. Louis today, one day ahead of the Chiefs game against the St. Louis Rams on Saturday night. Pioli touched on a number of topics, going through a quick review of the season for those listening in St. Louis.

He also had some interesting stuff on Dexter McCluster, who impressed in the Chiefs first preseason game last weekend. Pioli said McCluster reminds him a little bit of Deion Branch, who had had in New England, and he also said that they're working on McCluster saving himself from some of those big hits now and again.

Check out what he said about McCluster:



"This year we're using Dexter a little bit more like we did during his rookie season," Pioli said. "The big thing we're going to do is that Dexter is a wide receiver now. There was a decision made by the coaching staff that he was going to play one position and one position only. He's going to line up in the slot.

"He's a tremendous talent with rare quick speed and an ability to get open. He has tremendous hands. He and Matt have spent a ton of time working together.

"Generally speaking, smaller players have less of what we call a catching range but because his hands are so good and because he creates so much separation his catching range is actually pretty darn good. He's going to be an interesting matchup for a lot of people.

"Here's one of the things we've been telling Dexter. We had a guy who was similar but a little bit different when I was up in New England in Deion Branch. One of the things about Dexter is he's pound for pound one of the toughest and strongest football players I've ever been around. But he has to understand that he has to take care of his body a little bit and people call him out in terms of him trying to be tough so he tries to bow up and run guys over. Brian Daboll coached Deion Branch up in New England and he's been telling Dexter that there's nothing wrong with going down once in a while and saving himself."

notorious
08-17-2012, 04:53 PM
Daboll came from the Pats?


It all makes sense now........

Count Zarth
08-17-2012, 04:56 PM
Kind of a nice way of saying that Dexter is stupid.

The God Hypothesis
08-17-2012, 04:59 PM
I thought it was thread about being a born again V.

Marcellus
08-17-2012, 05:00 PM
Clay's smack talk of Dex not making the team is getting all blown up.

Count Zarth
08-17-2012, 05:01 PM
Clay's smack talk of Dex not making the team is getting all blown up.

Here we go again, I make one little statement that Dexter might get cut - never said he WOULD get cut - and people are gonna blow it out of proportion.

O.city
08-17-2012, 05:06 PM
Maybe he does turn the corner and become a good slot guy. We will see.

Count Zarth
08-17-2012, 05:07 PM
Maybe he does turn the corner and become a good slot guy. We will see.

I think he could produce as a solid #4 WR.

15 catches, 200 yards.

Good solid season for a #4 WR.

Good job, Dex. Good effort.

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-17-2012, 05:08 PM
Lineup him or Breaston on slot corners and they'll rape.

Fish
08-17-2012, 05:08 PM
"This year we're using Dexter a little bit more like we did during his rookie season," Pioli said. "The big thing we're going to do is that Dexter is a wide receiver now.

The big thing we're gonna do..... POOF.... Dexter 3.0... WR.

Profit.

O.city
08-17-2012, 05:09 PM
Can we move on from the "Dexter will get some carries this year"

Reerun_KC
08-17-2012, 05:13 PM
Here we go again, I make one little statement that Dexter might get cut - never said he WOULD get cut - and people are gonna blow it out of proportion.

The irony here is priceless.

O.city
08-17-2012, 05:16 PM
I think he could produce as a solid #4 WR.

15 catches, 200 yards.

Good solid season for a #4 WR.

Good job, Dex. Good effort.

Now that Daboll has got this offense moving and helped Cassel, he likely has over 500 yards receiving.


Bowe 1200
Breaston 800
Baldwin 800
Moeaki+Boss 600
RBs 400
Dex 500

mlyonsd
08-17-2012, 05:17 PM
Lineup him or Breaston on slot corners and they'll rape.I don't know about raping but the slot is where he should have been playing all the time.

Count Zarth
08-17-2012, 05:17 PM
Can't wait for that 4,300 yard season from Casshole. LMAO

O.city
08-17-2012, 05:18 PM
Can't wait for that 4,300 yard season from Casshole. LMAO


Now that Daboll has him lined out and he's confident, it's what I'm looking forward too.


Having two RB's put up 1800 yards rushing should make throwing it easy.

Pasta Giant Meatball
08-17-2012, 05:21 PM
:p O is trolling again

O.city
08-17-2012, 05:22 PM
Cassel threw for over 3000 yards with Chambers and ? opposite Bowe.


Easily over 4000 this year.