Hi everyone, let's get started.
We all know Matt Cassell's Days are probably limited. What about Romeo? For the record it may be Brady Quinn now but I am predicting Ricky Stanzi by week 12 and Romeo fired at season's end.
I don't see any way how Crennel is fired this year. He will stay for another year.
Do you see a return to NFL of T.O.,CHAD,PLAX?
Why, they are cooked.
Do you see the Chargers actually dumping Ryan Mathews? Fumbles or not he's clearly miles ahead of their backups.
No, they are just trying to build him up the hard way. He's their guy.
No, they are just trying to build him up the hard way. He's their guy.
Any word on how Kuper is looking and his chance of playing against the Pats this weekend?
It's a work in progres. He has been limited. John Fox said he will be a game-time decision Sunday. I think, if he doesn't have a setback, he will play.
Do you think drafting a proven leader like Tyler Wilson or trading for Ryan Mallet would help KC out? There is huge upside for both players.
I think Wilson is a player the Chiefs may consider in the first round. I also like Mallett. I think he can maybe have a future.
With the return of Jared Gaither to the Chargers o-line, do you feel what was an area of weakness is now one of strength as Mike Harris gained very valuable experience and can now play either tackle if necessary..
If Gaither stays healthy, it is an area of strength. Harris did well in an emergency, but he still needs seasoning.
Bill, you named Mecham as the player to watch for the Chargers. Any inside info on whether they actually plan to give him a bigger role? Seems like he is not even a part of the game plan as he is hardly ever targeted. Thanks.
I think they want him him to be part od it, but he has been slow to get going. When Vincent Brown returns around midseason, I could see him taking a lot of Meachem's reps.
Do you think that now with Jared Gaither back in the lineup Philip will be able to get the ball more to his receivers considering he'll have more time in the pocket?
It will certainly help. Gaither can really play when he is healthy.
Which college football quarterback would be the best fit for the Chiefs!
Barkley, Smith, Wilson, Bray all pretty good.
Prediction: Opening day 2013 in KC..........Bill Cowher Coach and GM Barkley starting QB..........thoughts?
I'd be shocked.
Bill, while Jamaal Charles has been an outstanding running back for the Chiefs, he doesn't seem to be the most durable player. Do you think he's injury-prone, and if so, could this limit him in his career?
It's a product of his size and the position he plays.
Because I know you miss Tebow questions, when does the public outcry (and owner demands) get too much and Tebow supplant Sanchez in your opinion?
Not my area anymore.
Hi Bill. Everyone knows the Broncos schedule is a killer, but really it's frontloaded. Even if they just split these next two, I think they're in excellent shape to take the division. Your thoughts?
If they can survive this first half, they could be in decnet shape.
Do you read the comments to you posts?
I go in to see hi once in a while.
Bill,How much attention do you think Clark Hunt is really going to pay to the now infamous banner flying over Arrowhead this Sunday
He can't ignore it. I don't think it will influence him, but he can't ignore it.
When New England and Denver played last year, the NE tight ends carved up Denver's defense. Do you see Denver doing better in that area on Sunday?
Yes, that is a major area Denver has to address Sunday. Gronk can not go crazy and have a three-score day.
Derek Wolfe seems to be slowing down after a good start, is he still adjusting to the game...or have we already seen the best of him?
The scouts I talk to really like him. He is doing fine and he is a reason why the d-line is improved.
You seem adamant about keeping Cassel is as the best viable option to WIN games....Dont you understand as KC fans were sick of winning 7 or 8 games every year...We as a majority I believe want to LOSE the rest of the season to improve our chances of being able to DRAFT a reasonable starting QB.....Please stop talking about what gives KC the best chance to win when you as well as anybody with a set of eyes can see with Cassel in charge were nothing more than mediocre at best and havent even been that so far.
And Quinn or Stanzi will make it better? I get everything you are saying, and I expect Cassel to be gone next year barring a big chance. But there are no current better answers for the time being.
Do you see Del Rio sticking around after this season or will he get a chance to be the head coach somewhere else so the Broncos have another new DC?
I bet he sticks aorund for a few years.
who do you think is beter Manning or Brady?
Who's your MVP of the AFC West thus far?
We will address that in a post Friday.
should the chiefs trade for a new QB? if yes should they trade for Tim Tebow?
Where are all the Raiders fans today?
Denver has two loses but they came to the two best teams in the league and both games were close...The Chargers are 3-1 but havn't really played anyone..Who do you think the best team in the AFC west is right now and who is your favorite to win the AFC west?
We should know that answer Oct. 15.
Has Wesley Woodyard played himself into a starting role...even when DJ get back?
He just might have, Yes. I don't think the Broncos are counting the minutes until Williams gets back.
I know it's WAY to early but what position should the Chargers draft in the first round, Cornerback or o-line?
I think those are the two areas (maybe receiver, too) where the Charegrs first look. I think their top priority will depend on where they draft. You always have to weigh value.
Seems like after a strong start, T. Porter is struggling opposite Champ. Is this a funk that he is in or is it just really tough to be on the opposite side of a guy who QBs try to limit throws at?
Porter is known as a hit-or-miss guy. He takes a lot of chances and it pays off sometimes and it hurts him sometimes.
Chargers-Saints Sunday.. do you expect a shootout or can the bolts defense somewhat contain Brees with pressure from there front 7
It will likely be in the high 20s. San Diego's offense needs to click a little better than it has to keep up.
How bad does the loss of boss hurt the chiefs chances of turning there season around?
It takes a dimension away from the offense. He was a matchup problem. It's far from ideal that's for sure.
What grade would you give poe in his first quarter in the nfl?
B-. He's doing OK.
Now that we're a quarter into the season, any predictions on who will win the division? Still sticking with KC?
I can't take it back. That was muy pick. But do I stil believe it? no, I don't
Denver's MVP so far (other than Peyton).
Is there still some hope for the raiders making the playoffs this year?
McGahee.On Raiders: I saw a stat that said in 8 of the past 12 years, at least one 1-3 team amde the palyoffs. With that said, the Raiders have never made the playoffs after starting 1-3.
Do you feel like Dan Koppen will do as well as JD Walton would have against an improved Pats defense?
I think Koppen will be fine. He's a pro.Remember, the Broncos exploded against Oakland after he got on the field so he wasn't a problem.
How do you view the development of Rahim Moore...his overall play is better, but he's blown some big plays...is he still considered the FS of the future?
He's a work in progress. He's OK, not great.
I think the Broncos defensive game plan versus the Raiders was excellent. They did not allow the Raiders to stretch the field except for a one big play that led to a field goal. This week presents some issues with the three primary recievers in New England(Gronk, Lloyd, Welker). Besides getting pressure on Brady, what will the Broncos need to do to limit the big plays from NE offense in your opinion?
Pressure on Brady and containing Gronk are the keys.
During the Retreat, I had to drink all the beer that was meant for you, BW. I didn't mind....
Glad to help.
Could/Should the Broncos try to deal Knowshone and D.J. Williams...and what could we expect to get for them? Thanks, enjoy reading your blogs!!!
Not much for WIlliams. Nothing for Moreno.
Would you see the Chiefs trading up in the draft to get a QB such as Geno Smith?
Or Barkley. I think they have to be and will be aggressive.
What do you think about the Chargers nucleus of young players on defense? (Luiget, Reyes, Martin, Thomas, Butler, Ingram, Brandon Taylor, Wright, Gilchrist)
It's a really good core. This defense will be good for years.
Do you see Carson Palmer as the Raiders starting QB next year?
Hard to tell. Have to see how things go. But if I had to guess right now, yes. The Raiders will have a lot of needs. Keeping Palmer for another year or so may be the neccesary step.
What is Denver's biggest position of weakness in your mind and what might they look for in the first round next year? DT is the obvious choice but LB has to be up their too
Safety, maybe gaurd, evne receiver.
Do you see the Raiders making any major changes during the bye week?
They could do a few things, but there are no magic cure-alls.
Would KC draft a QB or should they look for a vet?
I think is time to try to strike it rich with a young franchise QB.
Do you think the chiefs can fix their slow start problems?
Injuries are really becoming a problem. It will be tough.
You thoughts on the Chiefs O-Line thus far?
It wasn't great against San Diego. Albert has been good. The Hudson injury hurts them.
What has happened to Derek Wolfe? 3 straight quiet games.
He had a good game against Houston. He's fine.
As a Charger fan, I cannot see the Chargers winning this game. Brees record on the line, Sean Payton watching, Sunday Night Football, too much pressure for the Bolts to handle. That being said, how do the Chargers win (the upset)?
Isn't it funny to think 3-1 team beating an 0-4 team is an upset?I think the San Diego defense needs to make some big plays. The Saints are going to be trying explode offensively.
Greta hour folks,. Enjoy Week 5.