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October 14, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Bill WIlliamson

Bill Williamson
  (2:01 PM)

Hi everyone, we haev a half hour today. Let's get rolling.

Jason (Denver, CO)

Would Merriman be a good fit for the Broncos and will they go after him when he's released?

Bill Williamson
  (2:02 PM)

Yes, I think he'd be a good fit right now. Denver needs outside linebackers. I expect the Broncos to consider him when he becomes free.

Colby (KC )

Seeing that Brandon Flowers almost always plays the right side, will he be guarding Andre Johnson?

Bill Williamson
  (2:03 PM)

I think we'll see that some, sure. Flowers is an underrated player. He's having a big season.

Colby (KC )

Bill, do you think Matt Cassel is the offense's problem, or would you say it is the WR's or the playcalling?

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

I think it's a combination. Cassel does have to play better, but Dwayne Bwoe also has to catch the ball better.

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

I think it's a combination. Cassel does have to play better, but Dwayne Bwoe also has to catch the ball better.

Travis (Austin, TX)

Any chance the Broncos look at Adalius Thomas to help at LB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:06 PM)

Maybe, but he's been out there a long time and Denver's made no move, so, clerly, the Broncos aren't in love with him.

Jesse (Kirksville Missouri)

Why do you think the Chiefs STILL do not have the national recognition they deserve? they stuck with the Indiannapolis Colts until the end!

Bill Williamson
  (2:08 PM)

I do think that loss has opened eyes. I think people, nationally, are more impresed after the Chiefs' first loss of the season more than after they started with a 3-0 record.

James (Stanford, CA)

Hey man I'm wondering if you think Rivers and Orton have any shot to combine for 10,000 yds this year, but both teams finish behind the Chiefs? They're both a game and a half behind the Chiefs now, San Diego is 0-2 in the division, Denver is dead last in the NFL in rushing and has shown no signs of improvement, and the Chiefs don't have a tough schedule the rest of the way.

Bill Williamson
  (2:09 PM)

Perhaps. Orton threw for 476 in a game and Rivers threw for 886 in two combined games and they were all losses. So, yards cna be compiled in losing situations.

Ricky (Bay Area, CA)

Is McFadden going to play this weekend?

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

There's hope. Oakland coach Tom Cable wasn't totally commiting that McFadden will play, but the fact that he practiced Wednesday was a positive sign.

AJ (San Diego)

I really want to get some feedback on this question. Ryan Mathews has looked dominant so far this season when hes actually in the game. The Chargers cant win super bowls with tolbert. So, what are your thoughts on this rookie.

Bill Williamson
  (2:12 PM)

I like Mathews. But the team is being patient with his ankle. Because they have Tolebrt, there is no reason to rush Mathews. But the Charegrs are clearly a better running tema than they were last year.

Trevor (Upstate NY)

If Kyle Orton keeps playing the way he has in the first 5 games, is there any chance McDaniels keeps him as the starter and he becomes the QB of the future in Denver?

Bill Williamson
  (2:15 PM)

Well, he's already been giving a conract extension for next year, which is good thing. If Orton didn't have a new deal right now, he would be very popular on the open market next winter.

Nathan W (Des Moines)

Hey Bill, I've been having a debate at work so I need you to settle it....Yay or Nay, D-Bowe catches that TD, Chiefs are still undefeated. I say YAY

Bill Williamson
  (2:17 PM)

I don't know if it's that simple, but it sure would have helped.

Casey (Telluride, co)

If Jason Cambell plays well against SF, do you think Cable will continue to roll with the hot hand?

Bill Williamson
  (2:18 PM)

Good question. Cable said Gradkowski is the starter when he is healthy and I think he'll stay that way, but if Campbell is lights out, you have to wonder.

Stefan (Colorado Springs)

What do the Raiders need to do to beat a hungry rival this weekend? Also, once DMC is healthy, how do you see the carries being split between him and Bush? Thanks.

Bill Williamson
  (2:19 PM)

Just stay the course. Oakland is the beter team right now.If Oakland doesn't make mistakes, it should win.

Patrick (Pittsburgh)

Bill Dub, after last week's game, is KC legit? Will they be able to stop Houston? I saw a headline on a different sports site saying that Matt Schaub will roast KC defense. If Peyton couldn't, how can Schaub?

Bill Williamson
  (2:20 PM)

Schaub is real good. But so is KC's pass D. I think it will be a fun game.

Michael (Colorado Springs, CO)

Bill, As of now do the Broncos have the best receiving core in the league?

Bill Williamson
  (2:21 PM)

I'm it sure it is the best, but it's the most productive at this point.

Jack (Boston)

How important is it that the Broncos rush the football? During the record-setting 2007 season the Patriots didn't have a 1,000 yard rusher.

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

The Broncos have nothing at running back. Nothing. This inbalance can't continue.

Adam (Irvine, CA)

With the addition of Marcus McNeil back in the starting lineup for the chargers OL, do you see dombrowski moving to RT and replacing Clary?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

Norv Turner said no for the time being, but I could seeing it down the line. Dombrowski has been very good.

tim (hermann, mo)

after the texans this sunday, the chiefs are looking at a stretch of five games against struggling teams. what shot would you give kansas city to win 10 games/the division?

Bill Williamson
  (2:23 PM)

I think it's a solid shot, win or lose at Houston.

Robert (Forty Fort Pa)

Bill with the Raiders LB core being banged up you think they will make a move to get Merrimen?

Bill Williamson
  (2:26 PM)

Like Denver, I could see Oakland trying to get Merriman when he's released. Couldn't you see Merriman in the Silver N Black.

Kimo G (Live Where You Play, Discovery Bay, CA)

Just caught a 10lb Striper.. Hey Bill, Would you say having DHB is hendering the Raiders in their passing game? He has not seen the ball in two games, so why play him?

Bill Williamson
  (2:27 PM)

Congrats, bro ... I agree. When Schilens returns, I'm not sure DHB should still have a starting job. Other than one game, dude has done nothing in 15 other starts.

Brandon Flowers (*headed to Hawaii*)

I am playing out of my mind!

Bill Williamson
  (2:29 PM)

Proobably not. VJ is only going to be there for the short term, so Floyd will still have a huge role. Everyone will get their balls.

Travis (AZ)

Do you think the Chargers go on a run and win the west again?

Bill Williamson
  (2:29 PM)

They've done it the past three years, so ... why not?

Robert (Forty Fort Pa)

Bill i know you where at the Raider game Last sunday I'm sure i was an exciting game to be at.

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

It was a lot of fun. Best game of the season .... OK folks, sorry for cutting it short, but I have an assignment. Talk to you next week and enjoy Week 6.