Hi everyone, let's get rolling.
Not all rookies reported to raiders ota, what are the rules regarding college that prevent this?
The graduation date of the school the player comes from has to be before the date the player rpeorts to OTAs.
What do you think will happen with Tom Brandstater? He seems like he's on the outside looking in. Would the Broncos carry 4 QB's or will Brandstater get cut?
Best guess: Practcie squad.
Bill, good job on the blogging. Any update on T.O. to any team ? The Raiders need his veteran presence. And he wasn't a disruption for the Bills and has matured since realizing his potential suitors are small so please don't use that excuse for why the Raiders won't sign him.
Thanks, sir ... The latest word is Seattle ... We'll see.
Hey Bill, any chance denver goes after Adaliyus Thomas soon?
That's bene pretty quiet. Things can change, but he hasn't been a hot name at all.
Hey Bill I just bought tickets for my annual trip to arrowhead to see a game. I am going to the home opener against SD. With the improvements made this offseason and the way SD usually starts the year slow and the Monday nite atmosphere I think this could be an upset in the making. Am I Crazy to think that?
No, you're not crazy. That is going to be a fun game. I'll see you there.
Is thomas jones going to show his age this year or suffer behind a worst O line than last year? He can't put up same numbers can he?
I don't think he'll need to put up the same numbers. He's a complementary guy to Charles. Jones had 1,400-plus yards last year. If he's gets 1,000 yards as the No. 2 back in K.C., the Chiefs are going to win some games.
Great work Bill!!!! Huge raider fan here and i want to know on a scale from 1-100 what are the chances the raiders make the playoffs this year?
Thanks a lot ... Honestly, 25.
im a huge fan of the kansas city chiefs and so far im impressed with pioli and haley i want to what you think of the new offfensive and defensive coordinators
I lvoe the additions of Romeo Crennel and Charlie Weis. I think they'll make a big diffeence.
BW - 1) How many more good years does Champ have left? I'd say 2, maybe 3 tops. 2) What kind of extension does he get after this season?
Champ will be 32 next month. But he is in great shape and he's a special athlete. I'd say 3-4 more years. He's a free agent after this season. I think Denver will try to keep him. If not, he'll get paid well elswhere.
What kind of backlash do you think Dwayne Bowe will receive for his comments about "importing" woman will be?
Holy smokes! I think the only issue he'll have is with any teammates from the 2007 season who participated in the "importing" that are still in that locker room. I'd be surprised if the Chiefs' brass, which came in last yaar, punishes him for it. I think it will blow over quickly, at least, publicly.
Are the Chiefs really using me and my relatives as a form of hydration during the OTAs? I read that in your blog, but haven't been able to confirm it. Hydration...really??
No, but keeping trying maybe it will become funny at some point ... Doubt it, though.
Bill my man! how ya been? what you think my stat line lookin like at the end of the season? im thinkin 70 tackles, 4 picks and 2 TD's, 2 fumble recoveries, and the start of a legacy. your thoughts?
Sounds like a great start.
Are Jarrad Page's days in Kansas City numbered? It kind of sticks out that he is the only guy not participating in this week's OTAs.
He's not good enough to pull this act.
Whats the insight on Marquez Branson, as he hasn't seen the field a lot but sounds like he is expected to be the pass catching TE in Denver
That's what Denver is hoping. I guess he has impressed the staff. Still, he's unproven so it's a tad risky to expect a lot from him right away.
no recent transgressions have prompted this question, but DeAngello Hall, more than most other former raiders, never passes up an opportunity to take shots at the raiders, is he just upset that he got torched while he was there, or did they treat him bad?
The bottom line is he was not good in Oakland. Terrible, really. He cost the Raiders two draft picks and $8 million for eight games of service. They should be complaining about him, not vice versa.
Hey Bill, lots of folks praised Oakland for their work on draft weekend. Can you tell us a name of someone on their roster people aren't talking about but who could have a big impact this year?
I'm a Trevor Scott guy. I think he'll be better than Wimbley and Groves.
Any word on Westbrook in Denver?
Mike Shanahan (Remember him?) said he expects to hear a decision from Westbrook soon. He visited both the Broncos and Redskins last week.
is chaz schillens foot a major concern, considering its been hurt multiple times?
I think you just pointed out the reaosn why it is a concern. When they keep happening, that's a problem.
Dexter McCluster...a better version of Devin Hester?
As a receiver? Yes, probably.
Bill, With new rumors swirling in Dove valley of Orton already losing the starting job to Quinn. Do you think that Orton will be cut or does he carry any decent trade value?
I'd be surpised if Quinn beats out Orton?
Bill, by all accounts the Chiefs have had outstanding participation in their off season program. This seems to me to be a good indicator that Haley's message is getting through and the team is buying into the program. What are your thoughts on Haley as a coach after one year?
I like him. He is a tough guy, but he has whipped this tema into shape. I think he has a chance to be good.
With the moves made by the Raiders to get Wimbley and Groves as well as drafting McClain and Houston, have the Raiders done enough to upgrade their run defense?
How many wins do you see the Raiders getting this year??
To answer the previous quesiton: I think McClain and Houston will help more in the run game. The big question is can they make an imapct as rookies?To answer this question: 6-8.
How do you see Denver's WR depth chart going? Gaffney (solid when BMarsh was out against KC), Thomas, Royal, Stokley, then Decker?
With eveyrone healthy I see it this way: Thomas, Gaffney, Royal, Decker, Stokley.
Tim Tebow coming home in the season opener will he have a special package to run in the first game of the season?
I would not be surprised at all if he played some in the opener.
Any news on possible signings of the Chargers Big 4 RFAs?
No, I think the Vincent Jackson situation could take some time.
What kind of playing time are Weddle, Ellison, Gregory and Stuckey going to share?
I think Stuckey is the guy to watch. Ellison will have to hold him off. Weddle and Gregory will both play plenty.
Bill, theres always been so much talk about the running backs taken early in the draft; a good example is moreno being taken by denver last year. There was alot of speculation about how good he will be. Is Ryan Mathews going to ok, good, or great. I have a feeling he's going to be a huge differnce maker for a long time. What are your thoughts?
Intersting point, Shawn. Both guys were taken at No. 12. i think amtehws will succeed because he fits that system so well. I think it will eb asmooth transiiton.
Do you think Jason Campbell will have more of an opportunity to succeed in Oakland? Washington forced the West Coast offense on him when he was clearly not that kind of quarter back... mixed with the multiple coaching changes and the seemingly steady hand of Hue Jackson (exhibit Joe Flacco).. is he ready for a breakout season?
Rememeber, he has the same unreliable receivers and unsteady o-line that Oakland has dealt with in the past. He'll be fine, but he needs help.
Do you think Run DMC (Dexter McCluster) will be as good as Darren Sproles. Or do you think the only thing similar about them is their size?
That's a tall (pardon the pun) task. Sproles is a stud. The Cheifs would be thrilled to get that type of produciton from the rookie slot receiver/return man.
Its funny all this talk about the chiefs and raiders making improvement, don't forget you guys still need to dethrone the chargers baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Do you think Kansas City Chiefs fan's can be more confident going into this season than the previous two seasons? why?
Much better offense.
Hey bill quick question, whats with the chargers recievers and not signing there tenders? we need V-Jack why wont AJ just give him what he deserves???
This one is going to be a struggle. It may take some time. But it has to get done. Jackson is a beast.
Stokley is starting to look like he could be the odd man out in Denver...will he make it out of camp?
If Thomas and Decker are healthy and productive in camp, Stokley may have trouble making the team. Usually veterans are not caught as the No. 5. That's a young man's gig.
hey bill who has done more this offseason that will help contribute to a break out season this year kansas city or oakland?
I like the Campbell and McClain pick ups in Oakland, but the Chiefs have done more overall to help the team. Not saying the Chiefs are going to be better than Oakland, but the Chiefs improved more. Still scared about their defense, though.
Is this McFaddens last shot? From what I hear Bush is getting most of the 1st team reps in OTA's
I think Bush may be a bit better. But I wouldn't give up on McFadden. There's a role for him.
Hi Bill.Do you see the arrival of Jason Campbell propelling Zach Miller to Pro-Bowl status in Oakland? Miller played well with Russell and Campbell made Cooley a reliable option in the receiving corps.
It won't hurt. I'm a Miller guy. I think he can make the Pro Bowl this year.
Any word yet on Proctor? Denver bound or.........
He's visitng New England and Miami as well.
Hey bill, Any news about Robert Ayers or A-Smith what should we expect from them this year.
The Broncos will give them both a chance to succeed now. The team expects better second seasons from both of these guys.
What do you think the chances are that Scott McCloughlan joins the Raiders this offseason(allowed to sign with another team in June), and brings his brother David along as a scout?
It wouldn't hurt, that's for sure.
Hey Bill,I asm going to attend the Niners-Chiefs game, any suggestions on how to make the experienxce a great one? Restaurants, local attractions, etc. Thanks Big Man.
KC's a great town. Good Saturday nights. Get to the stadium early. Great experience in the parking lot.
Great hour, folks. I'm off next week. Talk to you in early June. Have fun.