Hi everyone, let's get rolling.
Hi everyone, let's get rolling.
any updates on nnamdi's injuries?
He pracitced on a limited basis Wednesday. I expect him to play if there's not a setback.
do you believe tim tebow can be a long term answer or the broncos or will they have to look elsewhere down the road
Way too early to tell. I think Denver should be encouraged because the game did not seem too big for him.
what division does the AFC West play next year? I have to believe that the Raiders will be stronger next year being a year older and in the playoff hunt.
NFC North ... Not as easy as the NFC West.
I've heard a lot of speculation about Gary Kubiak coming to coach in Denver if he is let go from the Texans. Given the problems that he has had in Houston, what makes people think he would have more success in Denver?
Good quesiton. But he's familiar with the team and he would be stable unlike the last guy.
Do you think the Chiefs have what it takes to beat both a refreshed Tennesee Titans team and the Oakland Raiders? I know both games are at Arrowhead, but the Chiefs are young. Can they close this season out with 2 wins?
This Titans' game is huge for Kansas City. If the Chiefs beat the Titans, it will knock Oakland out. That is crucial for Kansas City. The Chiefs do not need a motivated Oakland team coming to town in Week 17. If the Chiefs beat the Titans, Oakland will be eliminated and will likely be easier to beat in Week 17. So, this weekend's game is cruciual.
Hey Bill, love the blog. How would you evaluate Marcel Reece's performance this season? I feel he's been a receiver out of the backfield.
Thanks, Brian ... I like Reece a lot. He is a weapon as a receiver and he's a good blocker. Defenses have to accoutn for him. He also a good leader.
Should we be aggressive the next two weeks or conservative
Unleash the hounds, gentlemen.
Does Tom Cable keep his job if the Raiders finish 7-9?
I would think so ... but you never know with Captain Al. But Cable has done a nice job this season.
Looking back at the draft it's pretty clear the Raiders had the best overall draft, don't you think?In rounds 1 through 4 the Raiders have a potential star LB, a stud DE, a game breaking WR/KR and a starting LT. Nobody else even comes close to that ...
It was a terrific draft. but don't sleep on Kansas City's draft. It's been just as good.
lets say the raiders sneak their way into the playoffs. would they really be any threat to the other teams?
If Campbell played well and the defense didn't give up big plays ... I'd like that running game and how crowd's chances in the first round.
Top 5 QBs in league- Brady, P Manning, Brees, Rodgers, Rivers- do you agree? if so, how could Vick crack the MVP list?
I'd put Rivers over Rodgers ... Vick is having a big year, don't you think?
What do you make of the speculation the AD will not extend Cable's contract and just hand the show over to Jackson?
It's plausible. I know Al wouldn't want to lose Jackson, especially to a team like Denver.
what could be the deciding factor of the chiefs titans game?
The running gmae for both teams and, as always, turnovers.
Preseason pick was Ravens vs Green Bay- does my SB pick still have a shot?
That was mine as well ... it may be tough.
Hey Bill thanks for the blog, i check back constantly hoping their is a new post. So to the question, we are now entering week 16, thus far what do you think the kc chiefs need to improve to become a superbowl contending team?
Thank you sir ... I think the Chiefs need another good draft, another receiver and another pass rusher. They're getting there.
Is Mcfadden the most complete back in the West? In the NFL?
He's up there. He's pretty complete.
"HEY, LOOK AT THE BIG FELLA RUN!"... Connelly for Fullback/Blocker like the Frig?
That might have been my favorite play of all time. I can watch that play every day for the rest of my life.
how would you evaluate the play of the cornerbacks opposite nnamdi?
Bill, what are the chances that The Chiefs and Chargers lose this weekend ? Chiefs playing a competitive game against the Titans and the Chargers are playing on the road in a cold weather city, which traditionally they haven't played well.
I don't think the Bengals are interested in winning anymore. They are playing out he string.
do the raiders have a realistic shot at beating the colts on sunday?
Sure. The Colts are banged up. The Raiders just can't let Manning pick them apart.
Obviously the Chiefs will focus their defense to shut down C. Johnson this week. Randy Moss hasn't been targeted much in TN, but do you see this as a week where he could get more balls tossed his way?
It's gotta happen at soem point, doesn't it?
would you say that its guaranteed that vincent jackson is going to get the franchise tag?
It's not for sure, but I hear that may be the way the Chargers are leaning.
How are the Raiders going to defend the Colts? And do you think that the Raiders can control the game with there run
That will likely be Oakland's game plan -- keep Manning of the field by controlling the clock with a solid ground game.
Hi Bill, While I still hope the Raiders make the playoffs, I must admit that it is very much a longshot at this point, so it would be prudent to think about 2011. I think the talent level for this team is very high, and given how young the majority of their core players are, next year they are really going to pull it together. While most people think that QB and WR may be the priorities, I think what they need the most is additional depth at the DL and LB positions. Many times we have seen the defense start strong, but fade towards the end. I feel this because the lack of depth means a smaller rotation, and tired legs in the 4th quarter. Do you agree, or am I just off base?
No, you are onto soemthing. The defense does get tired and it gives up too many big plays. More help in needed on all three laeyrs of the unit.
Orton end up in SEA net year?
Seattle, Arizona, Minnesota ... Oakland?
Name the best all around player on each AFC west team.
KC: Tamba HaliSD: Philip RiversOak: Nnamdi AsomughaDen: Ryan Clady
Hey Bill, what should the Raiders look for in the draft and FA for next season?
QB, WR, OL, DL, LB, S
Please tell me Norv Turner will be gone by the end of the season.
Who has the best o-line and D-line in the WEst
Oline: SDD-line: Oakland
Which coach leaves their current team first, Rivera or Jackson?
Could be a tie. I think they will both get interest elsewhere.
As the AFCW blogger do you get any respect around the office? You should atleast be able to talk smack to the NFCW guy.
I'm in Sando's grill all the time.
Do you feel McFadden's season warrants a pro bowl appearance?
No doubt about it.
Is there any info on the raiders game being televised locally yet?
Haven't heard. I'll pass it along, probably in the evening notes tonight.
I noticed at the end of the Chiefs game Jamaal Charles got hurt, was it a serious injury or just a scare?
He wasn't on the injury report Wednesday, so that's good news. I love watching that dude run, juts like McFadden.
IF I was Jason Garrett, I would walk into Jerry's office and say "I'll head coach and put Josh McDaniels as OC, Dave Wanstedt for DC- what do you think?" Would Jerry kick him out OR say its brilliant?
I'm very interested to see if McDaniels going to get any interest as an offensive coordinator.
The Chiefs rookie class this year has a done a decent job filling a few gaps on the team, but there a still gaps to be filled. What positions do you think they target in next year's draft, and what do you think the possibility would be of a Fitzgerald/Haley reunion in KC?
OL, WR, DL, LB .. yes, I'm sure KC would love to get its hands on Fitzgerald.
This week i posted in the evening notes that the best team may not be going to the playoffs and people jumped all over it. Any thoughts?
I think San Diego is pretty good. I don't have a big problem with what you said.
Assuming the Chiefs win the division, and the jets get a wildcard berth, what do the Chiefs need to do to defeat the jets? Why is there no love for Jammal?
Stop the run, hassle Sanchez and run the ball down their throats if possible.
How exciting will the Chiefs Titans game be! Jamaal Charles and Chris Johnson on the same field! Early prediction on who has more yards?
I'll stick with the guy who is having the better season --- Charles.
Radio personalities in Denver are clamoring for Cam Newton. What would make him any more intriguing than Tim Tebow? Are there any defensive players near the top of the draft that are capable of building around?
Kind of the same guy to me.
After watching how truly special a player VJ is ,Is there any chance AJ Smith swallows his pride and brings back VJ for the long term?
I think they may just start with the franchise tag and go from there.
Hey Bill, do you know if the hamstring injury to Malcolm Floyd will hold him out of Sundays game like it did last Thursday?
He didn't practice Wednesday, so that's not a terrific sign.
Which rookie has helped the Raiders the most this year?
I'd say Ford. He's been special.
Will Pat Bolen look for another offensive minded head coach again?
Denver needs to go defense, I thnk.
I think it would be hard to find top GM and a head coach candidates who believes in Tebow and few would want their jobs being pegged to a guy they never picked. Why would the Broncos handicap themselves by selecting a GM and Coach who believes in Tebow?
It's a sticky situaiton. They are married to Tebow, but the future can't be all about a guy who is no sure thing. McDaniels put the organization in a bad spot. First, he takes a chance on Tebow and then he gets himself fired.
Great hour, folks. Merry Christmas. Enjoy Week 16 and we'll talk next week.