Thursday, June 9, 2011
Chat wrap: Will the Chiefs get a DT?
By Bill Williamson
Here are some highlights from our AFC West chat, which was held earlier Thursday:
Jake from Washington: Which Denver TE is more likely to make an immediate impact? 4th round pick Julius Thomas or 7th round pick Virgil Green?
BW: Well, it seems silly to pick the seventh-rounder, but I'm going with Green for two reasons. 1, Thomas has played one year of college football. He is a nice prospect, but he's a project. 2., Green is good. He was downgraded in the draft because of an old injury. If he's healthy, he can help right away.
Shawn from Barre, Vermont: Do you see the Chiefs bringing in a vet NT like Barry Cofield or Chris Jenkins, if (pending on the CBA) they happen to become free agents?
Bill Williamson: They tried to get Shaun Rogers before he signed with the Saints prior to the lockout. I do think the Chiefs want a veteran nose tackle.
Tim H. from Denver: Hello Bill...enjoyed the column about Jacoby Ford last month. Do you think he will start at WR this year or do you believe that Heyward-Bey (Al Davis favorite) will be the starter. It seems like Ford should be on the field as often as possible. Thanks
BW: Thanks, Tim. I just posted a blog on Hue Jackson saying Ford will be a household name. Jackson has been hot on Ford all offseason. He knows he has a star on his hands. I definitely see Ford being a starter. He's proven more than DHB. It's only fair.
Rian from Los Angeles: What will the Chargers record be if they fix up Special Teams? How good will they be?
BW: Hard to tell. There could always be injuries. But let's put it this way: If San Diego doesn't have any major issues on special teams, it will be a contender in the AFC.