Saturday, June 18, 2011
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Weekend mail call:
Jared L. from Eugene, Ore., wants to know what incentive accomplished veterans like Larry Fitzgerald and Greg Jennings have for helping a young receiver like Nick Miller.
Bill Williamson: Jared, of course, this question is inspired by the news that Miller is working with several other NFL players in Arizona, including star receivers Fitzgerald and Jennings. Miller said the two veterans have helped him. This is really nothing new. It’s happening more and more this year because of the lockout. However, groups of NFL receivers work out together every year, especially in warm-weather locales like Arizona and Florida. The NFL is a fraternity and players, especially those who play the same position, often spend time together, working out, in the offseason.
Rico from Fresno wants to know what we should expect from Oakland's fifth-round pick, receiver Denarius Moore.
BW: Well, Rico, I think it would be unfair to expect too much from a fifth-round pick right away. If Moore comes out and contributes immediately, that would be a huge bonus. But I don’t think it can be expected. He is a project who has good potential. But I think he is a long-term prospect.
Jon from KCMO wants to know What I think about the fact that the likes of Kirk Morrison, Mark Schlereth and Marcellus Wiley all saying Arrowhead Stadium is the toughest venue they played in.
BW: I can believe it. All three of these players have played in the AFC West. So, they know first-hand how loud and how difficult Arrowhead Stadium can be. There is no doubt it is a difficult place to play, and that’s why it was a fourth in our recent venue Power Rankings. The Chiefs are good again, and Arrowhead Stadium is not a fun place to visit for opposing teams.