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August 17, 3:00 PM ET
Chat with Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson
  (3:01 PM)

Let's get rolling.

JeffInSalem (Salem,MA.)

okay Bill ...how do you see this going with the replacement refs ....consdering the outlook for player safety across the board.

Bill Williamson
  (3:02 PM)

I think the NFL and the refs needs to figure out their dispute for the sake of everyone.

gregg (Seattle)

In terms of how well they played during their first preseason games, what order would you put Reyes vs. Wolfe vs. Poe?

Bill Williamson
  (3:06 PM)

Tough question becuase one preseason game doens't mean much. All have big potential, that's for sure. Wolfe was the best of the three for one preseason game, but does that mean he will have the best career?

Jesse Miller (Saint Joseph Missouri)

looking at the chiefs roster now, i barely see any holes, if any. If the season was over and the draft was tomorrow, everyone stayed healthy and had decent seasons, what position would the chiefs go for in the 1st. even considering if cassel has a good year

Bill Williamson
  (3:12 PM)

Sorry, I'm having tech issues here.

PJ (California)

You've got to admit that Pryor is a big miss. He looked afraid to throw the ball. I say either line him up at tight end, or put him in a skirt and blouse and let him carry a clipboard for another team! Pryor lazy.

Bill Williamson
  (3:13 PM)

You are harsh dude.

Jay (Michigan)

Does Oakland have a chance to be ok, or are they headed to another 5-11 type season?

Bill Williamson
  (3:14 PM)

No, the Raiders have a chance to be OK.

Joe (Oakland)

Who has the most depth in the AFC West? What order would you put the teams in?

Bill Williamson
  (3:14 PM)

As far as peth goes:1. KC, 2. SD, 3. Den, 4. Oak.

Andy (Chicago)

How much time does the first unit offense and defense get tonight for Oakland?

Bill Williamson
  (3:15 PM)

Maybe close to a half.

taylor (kc)

will Arrowhead be as loud as I remember it in the 90's with this years team?

Bill Williamson
  (3:15 PM)

If they win, yes. Winning sparks loudness.

Robb (Colorado)

Bill, This season seems to be a crossroads one for Knowshon. Does he have a big role this year behind McGahee or is he cut after the last weekend of the preseason?

Bill Williamson
  (3:16 PM)

He showed some promise in the opener last week. But Moreno has to have to play well in the next two games to keep him job.

Andy (Chicago)

Is Aaron Curry getting any better?

Bill Williamson
  (3:17 PM)

That answer may come next week when he returns to the team.

PJ (California)

Do you think that the Raiders will come with and try to pick up another backup running back late in camp, after guys start getting released? I presume there will be a few available to sift through.

Bill Williamson
  (3:18 PM)

They keep saying how much they like Goodson, but I think they could add for depth reasons. It wouldn't hurt.

Wildcats137 (hays, KS)

Who's your pick to hold the clipboard for Cassel Stanzi or Quinn?

Bill Williamson
  (3:18 PM)

Still, fluid. I'd say Quinn has the inside track.

Wildcats137 (Hays, KS)

It seems like more often than not you have tech issues on chat day, True or False?

Bill Williamson
  (3:19 PM)

True. It kills me.

Jesse (missouri)

young talent, lots of talent, great coaching staff; kc a dynasty to be?

Bill Williamson
  (3:19 PM)

Let them win a playoff game before going too crazy,

Brian (Michigan)

Ingram caused all kinds of havoc last week. Is he the real deal or what?

Bill Williamson
  (3:20 PM)

Yeah, I love him. He is going to make a huge impact. When he fell to No. 18, San Diego's franchise changed. He can be that good.

Matt (Kansas City)

Has Dwayne Bowe made it back to camp in time to get up to speed with Daboll's new offense? What do you expect to see from him the remaining preseason games and into the regular season?

Bill Williamson
  (3:24 PM)

He has three weeks to get ready. I think he can do it. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't play in the preseason while he gets adjusted.

Marco (Lodi, CA)

How much of the 49ers style of defense do you think coach Tarver brings to Oakland? Is it possible we could see some of the same success the 49ers had last season?...At the least some tackling improvement.

Bill Williamson
  (3:26 PM)

Remember, he wasn't with the 49ers last season. he was at Stanford.We'll see a bigger Allen influence than a Tarver influence right away.

Jesse (missouri)

chiefs top 10 offense this year?

Bill Williamson
  (3:27 PM)

I think they are balanced enouhg to crack the top 10, sure.

Don (Salem, OR)

With Currys knee issues do you think Burris is the answer to start or does Oakland go shopping for talent after roster cuts?

Bill Williamson
  (3:29 PM)

Burris may eventually be the answer but having a fourth-round pick start right away is a lot to ask. They could look if the right veteran is available.

Wildcats137 (Hays, KS)

If Stanzi fails to beat out Quinn this year and still fails to earn a decent amount of respect from the coaching staff are the Chiefs looking for a new project in next years draft?

Bill Williamson
  (3:29 PM)

I could see the Chiefs looking for a high-round QB next year regardless.

Gil (salt lake city)

Any chance Ochocinco end up in the AFC West?

Bill Williamson
  (3:30 PM)

Why, would he really improve any of those teams?

trevor (sd)

another blackout is SD, do you think if they had free beer night they'd finally fill a stadium or should I go help them pack for LA?

Bill Williamson
  (3:31 PM)

You banging 'em for not coming out to a preseson game?

Rick (Kansas)

What do you know about Turbio, the DT that looked good for KC last weekend?

Bill Williamson
  (3:31 PM)

Wide-body, high effort, could make an impact in a rotation.

Jesse (St.joe)

granted they played the cardinals, what are your thoughts about the chiefs team, starters and backups included

Bill Williamson
  (3:32 PM)

It was a great first preseason game. Great start. Nothing more.

Tim (Denver)

Which coach do you think is on the hottest seat in the division outside of Norv Turner? Or are all of their seats so cool it doesn't even matter?

Bill Williamson
  (3:37 PM)

All of the three other coahces will be back in 2013 unless soemthing totally unforeseen happens.

Wildcats137 (hays, ks)

what position would have the most catastrophic results for the raiders if they suffer a major injury at?

Bill Williamson
  (3:38 PM)

McFadden and Palmer, no doubt.

Trevor (Windsor, CO)

Hi BW - love the blog. What are your thoughts on Derek Wolfe? Did Elway & Co. get a steal for him?

Bill Williamson
  (3:39 PM)

Thanks .. So for so good. Wolfe has looked great at a position weere the Broncos really need help. But he's still a rookie.

Don (Salem, OR)

McFadden looked ready to rip it down field every time he touched the ball, scary explosiveness.

Bill Williamson
  (3:40 PM)

He's awesome, no doubt.

David (KC)

thoughts on KC's NT depth? Does J. Powe make the roster as third NT?

Bill Williamson
  (3:40 PM)

Yes, I think he makes it and is part of the rotation.

mike (temecula ca)

Mike Harris has made a strong impression at LT for the Bolts..is he a gem in the rough..

Bill Williamson
  (3:42 PM)

He has been imprssive. Undrafted rookies just don't come in and play with the first unit at such a difficult position. Really impressive.

Bill Williamson
  (3:42 PM)

He has been imprssive. Undrafted rookies just don't come in and play with the first unit at such a difficult position. Really impressive.

Bill Williamson
  (3:42 PM)

He has been imprssive. Undrafted rookies just don't come in and play with the first unit at such a difficult position. Really impressive.

Mike (PA)

Manning over/under for games started 12?

Bill Williamson
  (3:44 PM)

Over.

Jared L (Eugene, OR)

If you were Terrell Pryor, would you start thinking about trying TE just to get on the field?

Bill Williamson
  (3:45 PM)

No. He needs more time at QB beofre making that switch.

Andy (Chicago)

Did DVD just have a bad game against Dallas? He has been getting hyped up in practice.

Bill Williamson
  (3:45 PM)

I think we can't asnwer that until after a few more games.

Tim (Denver)

If it comes down to just one of Moreno, Johnson, or Omon...which RB winds up making the final team?

Bill Williamson
  (3:45 PM)

Omon has ben looking good.

Jorge (City of Industry)

Do you think Matt Leinart will be much of a factor this year with the Raiders?

Bill Williamson
  (3:46 PM)

As a decent backup.

Zach (Florida)

1500 from Mc Fadden?

Bill Williamson
  (3:47 PM)

If he's healthy.

Tim (Denver)

How far do you feel the drop from Hunter and Kuper to Wolfe and Ramirez respectively is for the Broncos?

Andy (Chicago)

Do you think we will see Streater get some snaps with Palmer today? He seemed to have a good thing going with Lienart but I would like to see if him and Palmer can get on the same page.

Bill Williamson
  (3:48 PM)

Bigger on the Kuper deal. But it will be just for a couple of games. That happens to every team at some point.On Streater: I coudls ee Streater getting work with the first unit some, why not?

Jared L (Eugene, OR)

What ever happened to Raiders LB Travis Goethal? He was a rising star last preseason until his ACL injury...

Bill Williamson
  (3:50 PM)

He's just working back into it. You are right, though. Ot seems like his star has fallen a bit.

Sergio (Tijuana, Mexico)

Hi Bill, what is truth relating to Jared Gaither? Will he play on Sundays and not practice, or is that not even an option?

Bill Williamson
  (3:51 PM)

If he isn't back to practice next week, I'd start to worry.

Bill Williamson
  (3:51 PM)

If he isn't back to practice next week, I'd start to worry.

Wildcats137 (Hays, KS)

What are your thoughts on Devon Wylie?

Bill Williamson
  (3:51 PM)

Probably be more of a return guy this year.

KING Kevin (Raider Nation)

Is Breston done in KC? Bowe and Baldwin should start and McCluster and Wylie should get the slot duties....is there and room for Breston anymore?

Bill Williamson
  (3:52 PM)

They love Breaston. Love him.

Bill FAN (NFL)

who's the #1 wr in receptions for the Raiders?

Bill Williamson
  (3:53 PM)

I'd say Moore.

Dave S (The Ozarks)

After attending Chiefs camp, do you think converted O-lineman Maneri is a legitimate weapon at TE. He looked quite impressive vs ARI.

Bill Williamson
  (3:53 PM)

Sure, as a No. 3.

KING Kevin (Raider Nation)

How does Matt Shauneseey look coming back from injury and how also does Lamar Houston look who at one point was said to have a very high ceiling...I just havent seen it yet.

Bill Williamson
  (3:55 PM)

Both are doing fine and and both are reasons for excitement on Oakland's defense.

j (oakland)

How long til chekwa is a starter? he looked good against dallas

Bill Williamson
  (3:57 PM)

Him and/or DVD will get a shot this season, I believe.

KING Kevin (Raider Nation)

Moore, Criner and now Streeter....does any other team in recent memory bring in unheralded Wrs the way Oakland is now?

Bill Williamson
  (3:57 PM)

I think every team has guys like that. Sorry to bust your at soem position.

KING Kevin (Raider Nation)

Will Rolando McClain play this year? I have heard rumors he will be suspended for his gun incident. Any truth to those rumors that you have heard?

Bill Williamson
  (3:58 PM)

That is all a fluid situation.

Sergio (Tijuana, Mexico)

Hi Bill, what production do you expect from Vincent Brown for the chargers, any chance he beats out Meachem for a starting spot?

Bill Williamson
  (4:00 PM)

I really like Brown. I think he can make a huge impact.

larry (SD)

SD has the following RBs: Mathews, McClain, Brown, Hester, Brinkley, Battle, Baker, and HayesIf SD only keeps 5 of them, who gets cut?

Bill Williamson
  (4:02 PM)

Thye coudl keep six with Hester being No. 6.With these five: Mathews, McClain, Brown, Brinkley, Battle

Danny (Kansas)

Did anything change your mind on your opinion after visiting KC's training camp? Does anything make you think they might be better/worse than what you thought?

Bill Williamson
  (4:03 PM)

I realy like the attitude there. I am very impressed with the Chiefs.

Bill Williamson
  (4:03 PM)

Great hour. Talk to you next week. Enjoy Week 2 of the preseason