Home Mail MemberMap Chat (0) Wallpapers
Go Back   ChiefsPlanet > The GET IN MAH BELLY! Lounge

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-22-2010, 02:02 AM  
Tribal Warfare Tribal Warfare is offline
The Boom Boom Room
 
Tribal Warfare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Far Beyond Comprehension
Casino cash: $1076943
Teicher:Pioli would rather be safe than sorry with first pick

Pioli would rather be safe than sorry with first pick
By ADAM TEICHER
The Kansas City Star

If there’s a lesson to be learned about Scott Pioli from last year’s draft, his first as general manager of the Chiefs, it’s that he’s not going to gamble with Clark Hunt’s money.

Top five draft picks will command in excess of $20 million in guarantees on their initial contracts and Pioli isn’t about to throw that kind of cash at someone with a reasonable chance of going bust.

No, Pioli is determined to get something for that chunk of Hunt’s change. He may get someone who will never play in a Pro Bowl, like perhaps Tyson Jackson, but it’s going to be someone with a low probability of complete failure.

“By nature, I’m not much of a risk-taker,” Pioli said recently in providing rare insight into his draft strategy. “There have been people who have been very successful being risk-takers. That’s not my makeup. I’m not crazy about the boom-or-bust concept. There have been times in the past where I’ve done that or been a part of it, but not generally in a place where you’re going to expose your club or the entire organization to something that has the potential to be too much of a bust.”

That’s something to remember tonight when the Chiefs make their first draft pick, which is fifth overall. The Chiefs may pass on a player with greater potential for one they believe will be in their lineup for many years.

“You start looking at No. 5 and what might be sitting there and you’re looking at, for instance, left tackle,” NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said. “(Oklahoma’s) Trent Williams is a better athlete than (Iowa’s) Bryan Bulaga. Trent Williams tests better than Bryan Bulaga. Trent Williams has much bigger upside than Bryan Bulaga. But I’m not sure who they would take because Bryan Bulaga is an Iowa kid that’s been well-coached by Kirk Ferentz. At this point, Bulaga could play right tackle. He’s going to be a solid pro, bottom line. Trent Williams could be an All-Pro, but he also, because of questions about work ethic and consistency, could fall short of that.

“It’s an interesting problem for Pioli.”

Pioli called offensive line the least risky of the position groups.

“I think it is more that there are certain individuals that are more risky than positions,” he said. “I think, generally speaking, and there are always exceptions to the rule, offensive linemen are generally less risky. That being said, I think you have to go back to the individual. You can say, ‘Oh, he is an offensive lineman, he is a tackle, a solid pick, conservative pick, good idea.’ But let’s talk about the individual then. How is that person from a makeup perspective?”

With that said, the Chiefs won’t necessarily draft a tackle, at least not in the first round. They fortified the interior of their offensive line by signing two free agents, center Casey Wiegmann and guard Ryan Lilja.

Pioli last week issued his strongest defense of Branden Albert, the incumbent left tackle.

But expect Pioli’s philosophy to carry the pick no matter the player’s position. Might the Chiefs pass on Tennessee’s Eric Berry, generally thought to be the top safety available in the draft, in favor of Texas’ Earl Thomas, considered to be more of a true safety and more of a sure thing?

Or could they draft Alabama’s Rolando McClain, even though most draft analysts consider the fifth pick too high for an inside linebacker and too high specifically for McClain?

The Chiefs and Pioli surprised the NFL last year by choosing Jackson, a defensive end from LSU, with the third pick. He was generally considered a prospect for later in the first round.

“He fit the bill of what they wanted in a 3-4 defensive end,” ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper said. “You would have thought Tyson Jackson going into the draft process was maybe the 15th or 20th pick, and he was pushed all the way up to the third pick. For that scheme, it’s hard to find players. To try to fill that void with a particular type of player is not easy. That’s why Kansas City reached for Tyson Jackson last year.

“That’s happened before, and it could happen again.”

The Chiefs immediately downplayed any expectations for Jackson. They compared him in terms of potential to former Dallas defensive tackle Russell Maryland, a solid player throughout his NFL career but never a dominant one.

As a rookie, Jackson started 14 games but was credited with only 31 tackles. He had no sacks. The Chiefs are counting on much more from Jackson next season.

“Let’s wait on Tyson Jackson,” former Dallas personnel director Gil Brandt said. “I still think that was a good pick. Sometimes it takes a while for these defensive linemen to really feel their way.”

As the personnel director for nine seasons for the Patriots before he joined the Chiefs, Pioli had part in decisions that brought players considered risky to New England. Trades for Randy Moss and Corey Dillon didn’t involve first-round draft picks or players with guaranteed contracts.

Neither failed to become a productive player for New England. If they had, the Patriots were out a couple of lower-round draft picks and little or no cash.

Such huge amounts of guaranteed money can and have ruined many a player, which is why the Chiefs evidently believed Jackson could handle that kind of money.

“There’s a great deal of financial resources that are given to the player at that spot,” Pioli said. “So the type of person you’re picking at that spot is exceedingly important. There’s a lot of money these players are going to get. Who you’re giving that money to as a person is very important.”
Posts: 28,103
Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.Tribal Warfare is too fat/Omaha.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 02:45 AM   #2
HemiEd HemiEd is offline
Supporter
 
HemiEd's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Chicagoland
Casino cash: $7245827
If he takes OL at 5, I am ****ing done with him.
Posts: 24,418
HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.HemiEd has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 02:56 AM   #3
Blick Blick is offline
Veteran
 

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Overland Park
Casino cash: $17071
“By nature, I’m not much of a risk-taker,” Pioli said recently in providing rare insight into his draft strategy.

Translation: "I have no balls and I'm a big pussy. I like meat and potatoes."

“There have been people who have been very successful being risk-takers."

Translation: "I would like to thank Bill Belichick for giving me a job and letting me ride his coattails to my executive of the year and personnel man of the decade awards. Thanks Bill."

"That’s not my makeup."

Translation: "I like to wear makeup."

"I’m not crazy about the boom-or-bust concept."

Translation: "I'm impotent."

"There have been times in the past where I’ve done that or been a part of it, but not generally in a place where you’re going to expose your club or the entire organization to something that has the potential to be too much of a bust.”

Translation: "Again, I would just like to reiterate that I am an impotent piece of shit. It's embarrassing. I read the thoughts of members on Chiefs Planet and sometimes they say JIMP at the idea of getting Jimmy Clausen or Eric Berry and it's discouraging because I wish I could JIMP. Therefore, our selections in the draft are going to reflect the idea of building a team and getting the right 53 players for the Kansas City Chiefs, and certainly not making anyone jizz in their pants."

I hope you prove me wrong, Pioli.
Posts: 1,004
Blick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking aboutBlick is the dumbass Milkman is always talking about
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 05:58 AM   #4
Marcellus Marcellus is online now
Save Chief's Planet
 
Marcellus's Avatar
 

Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: In denial.
Casino cash: $1095162
It would nice if the damn KC Star could write an article on draft day that wasn't just a bunch of shit that had already been written and published, by THEM.

Tiecher probably doesn't even leave his studio apartment on Troost to write this shit.
Posts: 19,344
Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.Marcellus has an IQ even higher than Frankie's.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 06:19 AM   #5
The Bad Guy The Bad Guy is offline
Scott Pioli
 
The Bad Guy's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: The Copacobana
Casino cash: $230248
Berry keeps getting called the safest pick in the draft. No character issues, natural leadership, insane athleticism. He's being compared to the best safety in the NFL. How does he not classify as safe? Clark's money is safe with someone like Berry.
__________________
Posts: 22,148
The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.The Bad Guy 's phone was tapped by Scott Pioli.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 06:23 AM   #6
SenselessChiefsFan SenselessChiefsFan is offline
MVP
 

Join Date: Nov 2008
Casino cash: $8449
The worst part about the draft, is the ability for these very smart people to think too much. Seriously, NFL GM's, even the worst ones, know the game 10000000000000 times better than the most knowledgeable fans(yes, even Mecca). And, they talk themselves out of great prospects for this reason or that reason. The clearly over think things.

Berry is a great prospect. It will really bother me if Bualaga is the pick and not Berry. If Suh is there, take him. If Okung is there, I can 'understand' taking him. If the Chiefs get McClain, I will at least be happy that they got a playmaking stud.

But, Bualaga is the worst possible pick.
Posts: 5,540
SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.SenselessChiefsFan must have mowed badgirl's lawn.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 06:44 AM   #7
Jethopper Jethopper is offline
A Great Pick
 
Jethopper's Avatar
 

Join Date: Mar 2009
Casino cash: $8608
Quote:
Originally Posted by SensibleChiefsfan View Post
The worst part about the draft, is the ability for these very smart people to think too much. Seriously, NFL GM's, even the worst ones, know the game 10000000000000 times better than the most knowledgeable fans(yes, even Mecca). And, they talk themselves out of great prospects for this reason or that reason. The clearly over think things.

Berry is a great prospect. It will really bother me if Bualaga is the pick and not Berry. If Suh is there, take him. If Okung is there, I can 'understand' taking him. If the Chiefs get McClain, I will at least be happy that they got a playmaking stud.

But, Bualaga is the worst possible pick.
.....This Aaron Curry stuff again......... He is a tackler YOU CANT DRAFT A NON-PASS RUSHING LINEBACKER IN THE TOP 5
Posts: 1,426
Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.Jethopper must have mowed badgirl's lawn.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.