Here we go on Wednesday.
Bill, have you seen marked improvement in Tyson Jackson and do you think he will be back next year?
All depends on his contract. I think he is a solid player. The Chiefs could do worse than him.
BW,Two Bolt questions:1. What do you know about Jimmy Raye and what are your thoughts on him being the next GM in San Diego? 2. SD looks like they will have a top 7 pick. If Manti is available, do they grab know him knowing OL is an issue? Team lacks inspiration and he could povide it.
Raye is an up-and-comer. He knows the team. They could do worse. I think T'eo is gone before Chargers get to him. Thye need OL help first, anyway.
I totally lost my conenction. Can you see this?
Good. Got frozen out for a few minutes. Sorry.
what do you predict the broncos final record will be?
I'd say 12-4.
When do you expect the raiders to start Pryor? It makes no sense to not give him a shot.
Mabye in the last couple of games if things go bad.
It looks like the broncos will get a late round pick (thanks to Peyton and Miller), what is their biggest need in the draft?
Prob best available defensive player.
Hi Bill: The last six minutes of the Denver/Tampa Bay game, Denver played very conservative and ran the ball each time for mostly three-and-outs. Tampa Bay was trying to score each and every time they had the ball, to include when Denver was dropping to a knee. Would it have been wrong for Denver to air it out and score more points? If the other team is trying, why not the winning team? I know when Mike Shanahan was here and now with Fox, they really detest running up the score and play very conservative when they have a lead.
Yeah, that's how Fox does it. Could end up biting him someday.
What are the odds the chiefs look at te'o?..sadly we now have a slight need at linebacker
I think he will be one of the top three guys they look at. He cna help. That would bea power LB crew wiht him.
IF playoff seeding has been determined in week 17, is there any chance the Broncos sit Manning for the last game?
Yeah, it could be Osweiler time. Maybe Manning get a couple of series and then it could be time to take a look at the kid.
Will i be traded away in the offseason or cut soon?
I'd think me you be cut. Whou would trade for you?
Can you see the raiders trading down in the draft
Well, I'd like to see them get a superstar defender. but they are without a second-round pick (that's a killer), so they may need to think about compiling picks because of needs.
Do both Gaither and Meacham have guaranteed 2013 base salaries for SD? If so, will the Chargers be stuck with them or year, or take the dead space cap hit to dump them?
Yes, I think they both come back, but with a short leash.
Is there a reason Eric Decker isnt recieving as much action on gameday in the last few weeks.
Just the way the game is going, he'll get his chances.
I know the Raiders will go defense in the draft's first round, but is running back the next priority? At the very least, someone who can carry a whole game when McFadden predictably is out for a chunk of the season (every season.) In spite of a horrible defense, I think the Raiders really miss Bush this year, someone who can punch it in when we're close.
There are so many other needs. I just don't see RB being a super-high priority.
Would it be a bad idea for the Chiefs to acquire Alex Smith next season and then wait until 2014 or even 2015 to find a great promising QB in the draft? This draft class isn't that strong plus other teams are also discussing this possibilty.
But it could be a worthwhile scenario.Get another defensive stud, get a bridge QB and wait for a better QB class. Much beter than swinging and missing on a rookie QB who is a reach and getting nothing out of it.
Bigger surprise: How good Denver has been this season or how bad the rest of the division has been?
A little of both. I didn't expect Denver to be this dominant and I didn't sense KC and SD being so bad. I thought Oakland would struggle because of depth issues.
Any chance the Chiefs offense puts up as many point as last week?
If Quinn is as efficient as he was last week, yes.
Outside of the obvious answer, what is the biggest surprise about the Broncos this year?
Defensive dominance. It is better than good. Didn't expect that.
Favorite non-football activity?
Watching the Giants win the World Series. Great times.
bill with the recent tragedy in KC .. how hard will it be for mr hunt to fire romeo and pioli now ?
Tough question, but I've thought about it. I think if the losing continues, the plan will take place regardless of the tragedy. But it is delicate.
If Brady Quinn plays as good as he did this past week for the rest of the season, do you see the Chiefs having him back next season to contend to be the Chiefs starting QB?
If he is good in the final quarter of the season, maybe he is kept to compete. Not sure he is handed the job based on this season, though.
Hey B-DUB,Love your articles.Do you think the Broncos can get the #2 seed in the AFC?
Thanks, sir ... Got to beat Baltimore and hope Pats stumble.
Bill, what do you think the chances will be that Del Rio will be back as Denver's D-Coordinator next year? He definitely has proven he is a defensive genius, so I would assume other teams will be looking at him.
He might get some interviews, but I have a feeling he will be back in Denver next year.
What's to stop a team from just throwing a quick out on the Buc's when they're trying to hit the QB when in victory formation? What other retaliation do they have to such tactics?
You don't want to get the ball out of the QBs hands in Victory Formation. Just avae to deal with it.
Hey Bill,Did anything ever come out about why Rolando was suspended? Give us some dirt!
I think it may have been general jerky-ness, but don't quote me.
Earlier you answered.. Chiefs look at Te'o.. ok. But, how do they not address QB with their first pick? Sure, it may be a trade down, but do you think they can sell a non-qb with first pick?
By getting a vet bridge and getting more of a sure thing in the draft.
Bill the way Carter and Harris are playing do you Porter will start again for the Bronco's?
The odds are getting smaller.
How surreal would it be for Denver to host Indy in the playoffs?
Wild. The NFL world would be watching. Really could happen. That would be a fun week, wouldn't it?
In response to your prior Pryor resposnse "If things go bad", how much worse can they get?
Who hired Dennis Allen? Was this a Reggie Mckenzie move or Mark Davis? I'm unsure why there is so much heat under Allen when this team was in rebuilding mode from the get go.
He was McKenzie's pick.
Any chance Raiders trade or cut McFadden in the off season given his injury history? Reece seems to be more productive and the Silver and Black cannot count McFadden being ready to play each week. Time to get what you can for him?
Could be. Not sure they'd get a whole lot for him because of his injury history., The truth is he is a guy with one 1,000-yard season.
If the Raiders fire The O.C like I think they should, who's the best available option at the end of the season?
TBA. Work in porgress there, depending on movement around the league,
Is Knowshon for real?
I need to see more.
As a Charger fan, I'm now hoping for a high draft pick for some O-line help, you think the Chargers go LT first round? If so, who will they go after?
The kid from Texas A&M is a real player.
Why haven't the Raiders loked up Philip Wheeler to a long term deal. He has been a very solid if not bright spot on our pathetic D. He's going to be popular on the open market if we let him test it.
Yeah, I agree. They need to tie him up.
Has Derek Wolfe met the Broncos expectations so far this year?
A seocnd round pick starting for an improved defense, yeah, they are happy with hin,
I know I'm not a true evaluator of any NFL position, but in games it looks like Dontari Poe is showing up in some plays. Have you heard any comments from coaching that suggest he might be ahead of the learning curve?
Yeah, he is coming along. He'll be fine.
Is coach fox in the mix for C.O.Y.?
RIght up there, sure. Could see Kuibiak or Mike Smith winning it. Pagano/Arians maybe.
Bill, please tell me the Broncos will have compassion on my Raiders and limit themselves to 50 points.
I think it could be close. Really do.
Hard to find fault with 9-3 and a 7 game streak, but it seems the Broncos still haven't had many games where they played to their potential for 60 minutes. Do they need to put together a solid start to finish performance or two during the regular season to be considered a true contender? I feel like they've shown glimpses of brilliance but haven't been consistently great.
I think that is true. Starting slow again the past two weeks. Great second-half team, though.
Is this Romeo's last HC job?
I'd probably say yes.
Should the Raiders draft Damontre Moore if he declares for the 2013 NFL draft?
Defintely should be on the list.
Have you heard any reports on what coaches in KC have thought about Hillis' performance this year? Are we going to be looking for a running back in the later rounds of the draft?
He is coming on. but he was slowed by injuries. He signed a one-year deal. He could come back, but remember, they have Cryus Gray as well, Thye drfated him this year.
I love the bucs tactics. It's all about playing 60 minutes. They shouldn't apologize for anything!
I don't have a big problem with it, either.
kc needs to draft a corner number 1 right?
It's on the list.
Great hour. Thanks. Enjoy Week 14.