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January 9, 10:07 AM ET
Chat with Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson
  (2:01 PM)

Hey everyone let's get started.

Travis, SLC

Will Nolan be able to make enough moves to do the 3-4 this year?

Bill Williamson
  (2:03 PM)

They are going to have to get several new players to make it work. But the truth is, Even if Denver stayed with the 4-3, it would need five or six new starters. A complete overhaul is needed,

al davis (oakland)

Kevin Gillbride or tom cable who should i take

Bill Williamson
  (2:03 PM)

Stick with the guy you know.

Larry (Pasco, WA)

Are there five QB's in the league you would rather have than P. Rivers right now?

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

I'd say Philip Rivers is becoming an elite quarterback. Are there three, five or seven quarterbacks better? Maybe. It doesn't mattter. What matters is Rivers is a special player and the Chargers are lucky to have him.

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

I'd say Philip Rivers is becoming an elite quarterback. Are there three, five or seven quarterbacks better? Maybe. It doesn't mattter. What matters is Rivers is a special player and the Chargers are lucky to have him.

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

I'd say Philip Rivers is becoming an elite quarterback. Are there three, five or seven quarterbacks better? Maybe. It doesn't mattter. What matters is Rivers is a special player and the Chargers are lucky to have him.

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

I'd say Philip Rivers is becoming an elite quarterback. Are there three, five or seven quarterbacks better? Maybe. It doesn't mattter. What matters is Rivers is a special player and the Chargers are lucky to have him.

Hernan from Castle Rock, CO

How is this for a 3-4 for the Broncos ROLB Jarvis Moss RILB DJ Williams LILB Wesley Woodyard LOLB Terrel Suggs RDE Marcus Thomas NT B.J Raji LDE Elvis Dummerville What do you think?

Bill Williamson
  (2:07 PM)

it would be a nice start, But I'm not so sure about Moss. He's shown very little in two NFL seasons.

PT (Franklin, NC)

Should the Raiders go ahead and cut ties with Javon Walker?

Bill Williamson
  (2:08 PM)

Probably. Javon has just been too injured in the past few years to be counted on.

Ryan (New Jersey)

Bill, who are the Denver Broncos going to most likely take with their 12th overall pick?

Bill Williamson
  (2:09 PM)

Too early to tell but it will likley be a defensive player.

PT (Franklin, NC)

Which of the three RBs will be the starter next year, Mcfadden, Fargas, or Bush?

Bill Williamson
  (2:10 PM)

Probably fargas. They like him as a primary back but McFadden and Bush, who had a huge game at Tampa Bay to end the season, need to play as well.

Zach (University Park)

everyone's chalking the AFC Championship up as a definite win for the Steelers. Are you with that crowd?

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

No, it won't be easy for the Steelers.

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

No, it won't be easy for the Steelers.

joe

are the chiefs looking at mark sanchez

Bill Williamson
  (2:12 PM)

I think they will study him very closely as well as Matthew Stafford.

Travis, SLC

If both are on the board who would you take if you were Denver; Maualuga, Raji, Laurinitus, Maybin?

Bill Williamson
  (2:13 PM)

Maybin is the best talent.

Anthony: (New York, NY)

Hey Bill. How exciting is it for us Chiefs fans to have real hope again? As much as I think Herm will succeed in building this franchise up again, what are you hearing about what Pioli might do? I believe this hiring of Pioli will change the landscape of the AFC West for years to come and is better than any free agents the Chiefs might bring in this off-season.

BK (LA)

Bill, What is the way the LT situation should be handled in SD? The possible cut/trade seems harsh. Sproles is not the answer. Thoughts?

Bill Williamson
  (2:16 PM)

Just a feeling but I see LT getting his contract redone and I see him staying there for one more year.

Ryan (New Jersey)

Will Merriman come back to his full former self next year or will it be like a Daunte Culpepper type recovery, where one never comes back the same?

Bill Williamson
  (2:18 PM)

I talked to Merriman on Sunday. He has no doubts he will be fully recovered. He said he is healing well and he feels great, The thought of Merriman added to Ron Rivera's defense is scary.

Jeremy(Syracuse)

Bill do you agree that Kevin Gilbrides offensive scheme with the Giants would fit the Raiders very well with there three backs. When i look at Bush he has 2nd coming of Brandon Jacobs to him. Your thoughts?

Bill Williamson
  (2:20 PM)

He definitely knows how to work in several running back he'd be prepared for Oakland's glut of talent there.

Brandon calfornia [via mobile]

If McNabb Wins The Superbowl is He a Hall Of Famer

Bill Williamson
  (2:20 PM)

Probably so, yes.

Jesse West Plains Mo

Bill, LJ obviously wants out of KC. If he is traded is there any way the Chiefs could in fact pick up LT if he is Cut? or would the Chargers Possibly Trade straight up LJ for LT?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

I don't see a trade between these two teams but I do see Johnson leaving. If LT is cut loose, and I have my doubts, sure he could end up in Kansas City. But a lot of teams would chase him.

Jesse West Plains Mo

Bill, Do you see the chiefs coming back and being a contender in the AFC West next season?

Bill Williamson
  (2:24 PM)

Maybe in 2010.

Bret (Minneapolis)

Bill, How short of a leash will McDaniels be on?

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

Not very short. He will have time to develop as a head coach.

David (Miami,FL) [via mobile]

With the seventh pick in the draft the Oakland Raiders select .......

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

Michael Crabtree.

Mike Nolan

Was I a good hire?

Bill Williamson
  (2:27 PM)

I think so. McDaniels need an experienced hand. Nolan provides that.

Shawn (Toronto)

What do you think the Chiefs should do with the #3 pick - QB, DE (is there one of value to take that high?) or something else?

Bill Williamson
  (2:29 PM)

Their greatest need is a DE but they may get more value at other positions.

Brandon Calfornia [via mobile]

Is Big Ben The Best QB In His Draft Class Of 04 Especially If He Wins The SuperBowl

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

Two Super Bowl wins would be difficult to argue with.

Ryan (New Jersey)

What team has the best chance right now to get Haynesworth?

Bill Williamson
  (2:31 PM)

I think Denver could go after him.

David (Miami, FL) [via mobile]

Who have you heard may be our coordinator for the Raider Nation now that Knapp and Ryan are elsewhere?

Bill Williamson
  (2:33 PM)

Jeremy Bates and Ed Donatell have been considered for offense and defense, respectively.

Ian (SF, CA)

Bill, any word yet on if Turner is staying on staff with the Broncos? Hopefully McDaniels sees the value he adds after the job he did this year with their RBs.

Bill Williamson
  (2:34 PM)

They are working on it. They need to keep Turner. He is special. He is a key to the running success in Denver.

Jesse West Plains Mo

With DE being the chiefs biggest concern. What big names in free agency could the chiefs possibly land?

Bill Williamson
  (2:35 PM)

Julius Peppersis out there,

Bill Williamson
  (2:35 PM)

Julius Peppersis out there,

Marty (Denver)

Isnt Maybin an undersized DE? We have enough of this in the mile high city

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

Don't worry about Marty. He'll be long gone by the time Denver picks.

Larry (Pasco, WA)

Any news on R. Rivera's interview with the Lions? Will he be returning to run the "D" for the Chargers next season?

Bill Williamson
  (2:37 PM)

I have a feeling he stays. The team needs him to stay. He has a special thing going there.

Ryan (San Diego)

You can only look at a qb's numbers. Rivers has the best of all 3 qbs from 2004 hands down. Ben's super bowl was because of his defense and running game

Bill Williamson
  (2:38 PM)

I love Rivers but please never discount Super Bowl wins. That's a now-win arguement.

Ryan (Richmond)

Will the decisions of Bradford, Tebow, and Colt McCoy create a trade market for veteran QBs like Derek Anderson?

Bill Williamson
  (2:39 PM)

Yes, I think so,

Ben (Denver)

Who do you think will be contending for the AFC West title next season?

Bill Williamson
  (2:40 PM)

I could see all four teams in the mix.

KC Wolf Lebanon Mo

Gonzalez in or out for the chiefs next season?

James Arrowhead Mo

Could the Chiefs Land Shanahan if Herm is cut loose this offseason?

Bill Williamson
  (2:43 PM)

I don't think so but that would be something, huh?

JaMarcus Russell (Oaktown)

Do I ever develop into a upper echelon QB or will I even ever be a serviceable QB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:44 PM)

2009 is a big season. You have to make strides or the bust label may be slapped on you.

Mark Sanchez (Los Angeles, CA)

First, I want to thank Bradford, Tebow, and McCoy for the extra guaranteed millions I'll be making. Secondly, am I going to land with the Chiefs?

Bill Williamson
  (2:45 PM)

You have to prove your self at the combine and at your workouts to be worthy of being the No. 3 pick.

JP cincy,OH [via mobile]

Will the bengals keep TJ and/or Ocho Cinco?

Bill Williamson
  (2:48 PM)

I have a hard time believing they both will be back. In fact, the odds are greater that they will both be gone.

kevin wilmore PA

will the steelers be a contender again next year?

Bill Williamson
  (2:49 PM)

The Steelers are always contenders, aren't they?

gus baltimore

everyone picking the steelers over the ravens i think the ravens have a real good shot to win what do you think?

Bill Williamson
  (2:52 PM)

Baltimore is rolling right now. That defense is stout. I wouldn't bet against them right now.

Bart, NYC

Giants will have a chance for the NFC Championship again next year, right?

Bill Williamson
  (2:54 PM)

I think so. That team is built for the presetn and the future.

KC Wolf Lebanon Mo

Do the Chiefs trade Gonzo and LJ away this offseason?

Bill Williamson
  (2:55 PM)

Gonzo could stay. Johnson is long gone.

Nathan (Sub-zero Iowa)

Bill do you see the Cardinals trading Boldin and getting picks and spending the money on other positions now that they have proven they can move the ball against good defenses without him?

Bill Williamson
  (2:57 PM)

I could see him being dealt this offseason, yes.. Stay warm, Nathan.

Jesse West Plains Mo

Do the Chiefs pick up another back or do they rely on second year back Charles to carry the load?

Bill Williamson
  (2:59 PM)

Charles is a situational back. They'll need someone else. Kansas native Darren Sproles perhaps?

Coop Nor Cal [via mobile]

Will the niners look for a free agent QB or Shun Hill or go with Alex Smith again?

Bill Williamson
  (3:00 PM)

I think Hill may be the guy.

Bill Williamson
  (3:01 PM)

Hey great session, everyone. Enjoy the games this weekend.