Chat with KC Joyner
Welcome to SportsNation! On Thursday, ESPN NFL Insider KC Joyner, will be here to answer your NFL questions.
Joyner, aka The Football Scientist, uses game film to track, tabulate and analyze nearly every measurable statistic in an NFL game. He is a regular Insider contributor and has his own website at thefootballscientist.com.
Send your questions now and join KC Thursday at 4 p.m. ET!
KC Joyner (4:00 PM)
Good afternoon! Let's talk some football!
Megatron >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Wallace
KC Joyner (4:00 PM)
It's about time. I was looking for this post in some of the last fantasy football chats and couldn't find it. Got to keep the tradition going.
Chris Fiegler (Latham,NY)
Who do you think will win this Weekend' NFL Games?
KC Joyner (4:01 PM)
Got San Francisco and Denver winning this week. Full list of ESPN NFL experts picks can be found here - http://espn.go.com/nfl/picks
Rich (New Jersey)
Hi, Of the teams that have been eliminated so far in the 2013 playoffs, who do you see returning to the 2014 playoffs and who'll be left out?
KC Joyner (4:02 PM)
Eight part question, hard to list that many teams in this format. Am thinking Bengals, Colts, Packers and Eagles definitely make it to the 2014 playoffs.
The Ravens seem to be taking the whole "resigning free agents" deal rather slowly and personally I think they might need to pick up the pace a little bit.
KC Joyner (4:03 PM)
They do seem to take a tack that there are more talented football players out there than jobs for those players. In most cases that approach is a good one, so it's in some ways understandable why they take their time.
Ed (Queens Village)
In next five year will a QB throw for 6,000 yards?
KC Joyner (4:04 PM)
It's possible. It would take 375 yards per game, so it would have to be a team that passed all the time regardless of score.
Allen (Columbia, MO)
What do the Chiefs need to get a playoff win next year? Upgrading receiver and depth in defensive front 7 is my wish-list.
KC Joyner (4:05 PM)
Would agree. Good news is the NFL Draft has at least 5-6 potential year one impact WRs. Chiefs ought to be able to land one of those.
Hey KC! There are a couple good quarterbacks coming through the draft this year but my question is about Ryan Mallet and where he will end up. I love that he was in New England for the past few seasons and hopefully has learned some discipline under Coach B. My question is who is looking at him? He will start somewhere next season, right?
KC Joyner (4:07 PM)
He was on the TFS list of top QB Draft talents a few years back, so I'm with you on the idea that he can be a starter. As far as who could be looking at him, some of that depends on how the Draft works out. Mallett will likely be viewed as a backup with potential starter capability and that would place him behind the top Draft QB prospects who are seen as starters first and backups second.
What do the Giants have against Tight Ends?
KC Joyner (4:07 PM)
Not sure. Gut instinct is that Myers would have worked out better but that his level of play fell off after taking a big on-field early in the season.
Hi KC, what do your metrics tell you about Tannehill and can he be a franchise quarterback?
KC Joyner (4:09 PM)
The metrics say he is well-armed. Seriously, though, Tannehill's metrics are just as hit/miss as they were at Texas A&M. He can go from days where he dominates in the vertical game and protects the ball to games where he can't hit long passes and forces too many passes into coverage. Maybe and OC change will help correct some of these issues.
KC Joyner (4:13 PM)
Hey, hate to cut it short but something came up and I've got to hit the road. Couple of quick notes before heading out. Links to the TFS ESPN Insider articles are always posted on Twitter @KCJoynerTFS. I'll be taking part in ESPN.com in-game chats during both conference championship games, so stop by and say hey if you have a chance. Thanks again for the questions and I hope to see all of you here next week!