Hey everyone, let's get rolling.
Do you see Jacob Hester getting more playing time in the playoffs? He does a great job protecting Manning. That should equal more screens, right?
Yeah, I think Hester shook the rust off and he is now ready to help. It looked like the team trusted him in Baltimore. In a limited role, he can really help.
Do I have a chance here? Or is AD running away this this one? (pun intended).
I think it will be close with Brady in there as well. If I had to guess, I think Manning will win, especially if Dnever goes 13-3 and gets the bye.
How does KC address the QB need? Draft? Free Agent? Trade? Who do you like?
It's early, but I'd take a bridge guy like Alex Smith. I could also see thinking about trading for Kirk Cousins.
Norval and Romeo gone? And could they end up as OC/DC at some new team?
Turner will be very sought after. He will get a job (and a good OC job) quickly. Crennel is getting older and perhaps he will want to retire. I don't know that, just wondering. But there could be some DC opportunities for him.
Bill, what about the broncos bringing me back next year as a short yardage specialist? Peyton and I could be a great combination, right?
Bill - Left the Chargers game at halftime like many of the fans... When will Dean Spanos get the message and start making changes? Was hoping Norv would be gone Monday morning!
Should happen pretyy quickly after the season.
Do you think the Raiders will keep Jacoby Ford next season even though he spent the whole year on IR?
Sure, he's cheao, he's young. Give him another shot.
Any realistic chance Von wins DPOY? Watt seems to have this think locked up.
We will discuss that on the blog Friday. But I'm with you. Watt is a big favorite.
Will the Raiders target a corner or linemen with their Top 10 pick in the 2013 draft?
Best available defensive player. They are on target for the No. 3 pick. So, I think they may get a pass-rusher because that's what the value is.
How is it possible that every single week we see the Chiefs worse than the week before? What do you think is REALLY going on in KC?
STarts with coaching. It's lacking.
Any chance Tebow comes back to the AFC West after the NYJ disaster?
Where? Who would want him?
True or False, San Diego will draft a QB higher than the 4th round this year?
Depnds on the new regiume. But I say false right now.
Raiders top defensive need via the draft - DL, MLB OR CB?
Yes, yes and yes.
So Rolando is now the RB on the scout team!!! Can things possibly get worse for him?
Scout team long snapper?
What was the deal with Pryor only getting one series in the Oakland/KC game? Palmer wasn't playing poorly at that point and one series isn't enough time to judge a young QB.
Just giving it a wrinkle. To me, it was a sign that coaching staff really don't believe in Pryor yet.
Bill after watching two terrible seasons in a row by Rivers do you share beat writer Kevin acee's optimism about a bounce back, or do you think a Superbowl will never happen for Rivers?
He needs help. Lots of it. It better happen quickly. Rivers just turned 31. I think he can be good with a good supporting cast.
Looking ahead, assuming the Broncos are at home, how do you think they match up with the Patriots in the divisional round? The defense hasn't been able to stop them in the past two years and they now have Hernandez back. They also appear to be playing better on defense since trading for Talib. Should I be afraid?
I think New England is Denver's worst matchup, espcially because of the tight ends. Dnever has to get that game at home. That's why last week was so big.
I am wondering whether or not you think Gates will survive the impending changes in San Diego? Is re-structuring of contract or cut more likely?
I wonder too. He is getting up there and his production has waned.
Could you see the Broncos getting Trindon Holliday involved in the offense? Maybe swing passes out of the backfield or screens out of a 4/5 wide set? Just to get him the ball and an opportunity to make an explosive play.
I think they'd be happy just getting him to handle punts cleanly at this point.
With McCoy likely gone for a HC job after this year, can you see Turner being brought in as OC for Denver?
I think he'd be on the lsit if McCoy leaves, yes.
Assuming SD brings in a new GM and coach, how far off are they from competing for a SB?
They got a QB and a good, young defense. Rest of offense has to be on fixed.
Is manti te'o a transformational leader, in the mold of a seau, Lewis, Willis, urlacher, that makes e entire team better. He seems like the future heart and soul of a defense
Many people think so. However, lately I've seen the usual draft-propsect knit-picking going on with him. I'm not sure if he will be a top-five pick, but I see him being a standout.
How could KC not start Stanzi this week for evaluation at the least? Did the coaches not see the game where Quinn led to 119 yds against the worst D in the league?
I completley agree.You already know what you have in the other guys. Take a look at the kid. Why did you draft him if you don't want to look at him at the end of his second season in a lost year?
Who is going to be the Chiefs #1 Wr next year? Is Bowe good as gone?
Very good question. Depends on the regime. Maybe Bowe is re-signed. Badlwin sure doesn't look like he is ready.
Here's a trade for you. Sanchez to KC for Charles, straight up. What do you think?
I think you must be a Jets' fan.
Philip Rivers - staying or going in SD?
If we have to play a road playoff game, I would much rather play in Houston than New England. Do you agree?
Yes, it won't be easy, but the weather will be better and the matchup may be better.
Reports circulating hunt is making a run at chip Kelly... Thoughts?
WHere are those reports? Haven't seen it.
If you were the Raiders who on defense would be safe for 2013?For me it's Houston, Wheeler, Burris, Huff, Branch and Adams.
At first glance, that seems about right. Adams is justa bakcup-type. Maybe put Shaughnessy in there. Bryant too.
Norv Turner could get an OC job somewhere. But what about AJ Smith? Is he done?
I don't know if he'd be on many GM wish lists. But there may be a place for him somewhere. He does know a lot of things.
Are Gilchrist and Wright contributors in the future for San Diego? If you were GM would you re-sign Cason?
Yeah, they may have futures. The Cason deal hinges on who is coming in as a leader.
Likelihood McFadden will be traded... They seem to be performing quite well with Goodson, Stewart and Reece!
That's part of the deal. Some of the other backs have had succes in the new offense.
I know KC has serious QB issues, but they have solid talent at other positions. Vikings are 8-6 with an awful QB and great RB also. Why isn't KC closer to Vikings record wise?
Relaly awful QB, bad coahcing, few receiving options, major injuires.
Would there be any realistic point in the Chiefs looking at acquiring Mark Sanchez (now that the Jets are said to be shopping him)? Is he pretty much done as a starting QB, or is he more of a just-needs-a-change-of-scenery kind of guy?
Maybe, but I'm not a Sanchez guy.
Is DHB gonna be a salary cap casualty? If so, could he be a good fit in SD?
Not sure. he has some ability. Maybe he restrucutres. He can help any time in a limited role. Don't think he'll ever be a star. A No. 3-4 type.
Who of the pending available QBs do you see in the AFC West next year? Vick, Sanchez, Smith, etc?
Of those three bridge guys, I'd take Smith. I know, i know, he isn't neccesarily the answer, but neither or the other two guys.
Do you think Richard Seymour retires after this year? He seems done.
He is a free agent and he sounds like he will play next year. Highly doubt it will be in Oakland.
IF the broncos see a 3 possesion lead in these next two home games, would they sit Manning?
Probably only if they wrap up a bye.
The Raiders have minimal talent. Is there even 5 guys on this team worth keeping? (besides the kickers). If so, who? Or should the whole team be blown up? To me, with what's here, this team is 5 - 7 years from just making the playoffs.
We went through the defnese.Offense: Moore, Streater, Criner, Myers, Wiz, Veldheer, Reece, Palmer, maybe McF.Excuse me if I missed someone.
When will Pioli and Crennel be leaving?
Probably around New Years.
Is Ryan Matthews now officially a bust?
Give him one more year.
Is there any chance Vince Young could come to KC?
Not as a starter.
T or F: best case scenario Raiders draft Te'o 1st rd.
One of many best-cases for them. They are in good shape because of need and options.
Which areas do the Broncos need to improve on to make sure they are hitting their stride come playoff time?
O-line, tight end coverage and return game.
Good fit for me? Right?
If they trade way up.
Do I have a future anywhere?
Backup whoever McDaniels is?
Barkley or Smith?
Who misses who, the most? Nnamdi-Raiders or Raiders-Nnamdi?
Raiders. Why would he miss the Raiders? He's getting paid. It's not like the Raiders went to the Super Bowl without him.
Why are certain offensive coordinators unable to make the jump to head coach? Norv's teams are consistently, inconsistent, and often injury prone. Could it be a problem with not demanding the team to practice like they play?
Head coach is a CEO job. Coordinators are able to only concentrate in their area of expertise.
Could you see the Raiders drafting a QB in the later rounds of the draft to try to groom under Dennis Allen and his staff?
Maybe if they don't feel good about Pryor. I don't see it being a high priority this year.
Is Michael Huff a Corner back or FS in 2013? He has looked pretty good at corner as the season has gone along.
McKenzie said they see him at safety in the future.
Do the Chargers go for a high profile coach like Reid, Gruden etc...
Could be. I think Reid, for sure, would be interested.
Great hour. Merry Christmas, everyone.