Saturday, October 15, 2011
AFC West mailbag
By Bill Williamson
Weekend mail call:
Brodie from Kansas wants to know if I think the Chiefs could consider hiring Charlie Weis as head coach if Todd Haley is fired.
Bill Williamson: Kansas City general manager Scott Pioli likes Weis. I think Pioli would rather Weis return as the Chiefs’ offensive coordinator. If Pioli does make a change at the top, I could see Weis being a candidate because the Chiefs had such good success last year offensively under Weis. But I don’t think he’d be a top candidate. In the end, I could see Pioli looking at other options first if that situation arises. But, if Haley keeps winning, this situation will not arise.
Jared L. from Eugene, Ore., wants to know why Oakland receiver Chaz Schilens has had a slow start this year.
BW: Schilens has played in all five games and he has seven catches for 65 yards and a touchdown. Schilens lost a lot of time due to injury. Other receivers have bypassed him. He is not currently a top option in Oakland. He is still talented and he can still help this team. But he’s going to have to earn his spot because of the other talent at the spot in Oakland.
Andy from Provo, Utah, wants to know if the Chiefs pick in the No. 2-5 range, what would it take to move up to No. 1 to take Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.
BW: Any team that wants to move up and get Luck -- the only way the team with the top pick trades it is if they don’t need a quarterback -- will have to pay handsomely. I’m talking about multiple first-round picks and perhaps more. Luck is coveted. It won’t be easy getting him unless you have the No. 1 pick. It doesn't look like the Chiefs will get the No. 1 pick, so I don’t think they’d give up the farm to take Luck, especially if Matt Cassel stays hot. I think they’d look at other positions instead of mortgaging the future to move up to No. 1.