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December 20, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson
  (2:00 PM)

Hey everyone, let's get rolling.

McBronco (Colorado Springs)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:02 PM)

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.

Peyton Manning (MVP Bound?)

Do I have a chance here? Or is AD running away this this one? (pun intended).

Bill Williamson
  (2:04 PM)

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.

Derek (Lawrence, KS)

How does KC address the QB need? Draft? Free Agent? Trade? Who do you like?

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

It's early, but I'd take a bridge guy like Alex Smith. I could also see thinking about trading for Kirk Cousins.

58_VonDoom_92 (Here)

Norval and Romeo gone? And could they end up as OC/DC at some new team?

Bill Williamson
  (2:08 PM)

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.

T Tebow (Mt. Sinai)

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 Williamson
  (2:08 PM)

Yeah, Ok.

Kyle (Stockton, CA)

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!

Bill Williamson
  (2:08 PM)

Should happen pretyy quickly after the season.

Bubba Hill (St George, Utah)

Do you think the Raiders will keep Jacoby Ford next season even though he spent the whole year on IR?

Bill Williamson
  (2:09 PM)

Sure, he's cheao, he's young. Give him another shot.

58_VonDoom_92 (At my desk)

Any realistic chance Von wins DPOY? Watt seems to have this think locked up.

Bill Williamson
  (2:10 PM)

We will discuss that on the blog Friday. But I'm with you. Watt is a big favorite.

Tony (Richmond, CA)

Will the Raiders target a corner or linemen with their Top 10 pick in the 2013 draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

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.

Travis (Missouri)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:12 PM)

STarts with coaching. It's lacking.

Aj (Richmond CA)

Any chance Tebow comes back to the AFC West after the NYJ disaster?

Bill Williamson
  (2:12 PM)

Where? Who would want him?

Andrew (Halifax, NS, Canada)

True or False, San Diego will draft a QB higher than the 4th round this year?

Bill Williamson
  (2:12 PM)

Depnds on the new regiume. But I say false right now.

Andrew (Providence, RI)

Raiders top defensive need via the draft - DL, MLB OR CB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:13 PM)

Yes, yes and yes.

Aj (Richmond CA)

So Rolando is now the RB on the scout team!!! Can things possibly get worse for him?

Bill Williamson
  (2:14 PM)

Scout team long snapper?

Spiegel (Stevenson Ranch,CA)

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.

Bill Williamson
  (2:15 PM)

Just giving it a wrinkle. To me, it was a sign that coaching staff really don't believe in Pryor yet.

Andrew (Halifax, NS, Canada)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:18 PM)

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.

John (Boulder)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:21 PM)

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.

Andrew (Halifax, NS, Canada)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

I wonder too. He is getting up there and his production has waned.

Julian (San Francisco)

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.

Bill Williamson
  (2:23 PM)

I think they'd be happy just getting him to handle punts cleanly at this point.

Michael (Council Bluffs, IA)

With McCoy likely gone for a HC job after this year, can you see Turner being brought in as OC for Denver?

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

I think he'd be on the lsit if McCoy leaves, yes.

Aj (Richmond CA)

Assuming SD brings in a new GM and coach, how far off are they from competing for a SB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:27 PM)

They got a QB and a good, young defense. Rest of offense has to be on fixed.

Stuart (Kansas City)

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

Bill Williamson
  (2:28 PM)

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.

Aj (Richmond CA)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

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?

Josh (Kansas City, MO)

Who is going to be the Chiefs #1 Wr next year? Is Bowe good as gone?

Bill Williamson
  (2:31 PM)

Very good question. Depends on the regime. Maybe Bowe is re-signed. Badlwin sure doesn't look like he is ready.

TD30belongsinthehall (somewhere out there)

Here's a trade for you. Sanchez to KC for Charles, straight up. What do you think?

Bill Williamson
  (2:32 PM)

I think you must be a Jets' fan.

John (Boulder)

Philip Rivers - staying or going in SD?

Bill Williamson
  (2:33 PM)

Staying.

Steve (Denver)

If we have to play a road playoff game, I would much rather play in Houston than New England. Do you agree?

Bill Williamson
  (2:33 PM)

Yes, it won't be easy, but the weather will be better and the matchup may be better.

Stuart (Kansas City)

Reports circulating hunt is making a run at chip Kelly... Thoughts?

Bill Williamson
  (2:34 PM)

WHere are those reports? Haven't seen it.

Tarek (NYC)

If you were the Raiders who on defense would be safe for 2013?For me it's Houston, Wheeler, Burris, Huff, Branch and Adams.

Bill Williamson
  (2:39 PM)

At first glance, that seems about right. Adams is justa bakcup-type. Maybe put Shaughnessy in there. Bryant too.

Aj (Richmond CA)

Norv Turner could get an OC job somewhere. But what about AJ Smith? Is he done?

Bill Williamson
  (2:40 PM)

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.

Andrew (Halifax, NS, Canada)

Are Gilchrist and Wright contributors in the future for San Diego? If you were GM would you re-sign Cason?

Bill Williamson
  (2:40 PM)

Yeah, they may have futures. The Cason deal hinges on who is coming in as a leader.

Andrew (Providence, RI)

Likelihood McFadden will be traded... They seem to be performing quite well with Goodson, Stewart and Reece!

Bill Williamson
  (2:41 PM)

That's part of the deal. Some of the other backs have had succes in the new offense.

Super Charger (La Joya)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:42 PM)

Relaly awful QB, bad coahcing, few receiving options, major injuires.

Brian (Fishers, IN)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:43 PM)

Maybe, but I'm not a Sanchez guy.

Aj (Richmond CA)

Is DHB gonna be a salary cap casualty? If so, could he be a good fit in SD?

Bill Williamson
  (2:45 PM)

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.

BurnabyJoeFan (Denver)

Who of the pending available QBs do you see in the AFC West next year? Vick, Sanchez, Smith, etc?

Bill Williamson
  (2:48 PM)

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.

Aj (Richmond CA)

Do you think Richard Seymour retires after this year? He seems done.

Bill Williamson
  (2:49 PM)

He is a free agent and he sounds like he will play next year. Highly doubt it will be in Oakland.

John S (Littleton CO)

IF the broncos see a 3 possesion lead in these next two home games, would they sit Manning?

Bill Williamson
  (2:49 PM)

Probably only if they wrap up a bye.

matt (NJ) [via mobile]

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.

Bill Williamson
  (2:51 PM)

We went through the defnese.Offense: Moore, Streater, Criner, Myers, Wiz, Veldheer, Reece, Palmer, maybe McF.Excuse me if I missed someone.

dave (KC)

When will Pioli and Crennel be leaving?

Bill Williamson
  (2:51 PM)

Probably around New Years.

Tony (Richmond, CA)

Is Ryan Matthews now officially a bust?

Bill Williamson
  (2:52 PM)

Give him one more year.

Alex (Kansas City)

Is there any chance Vince Young could come to KC?

Bill Williamson
  (2:52 PM)

Not as a starter.

Super Charger (La Joya)

T or F: best case scenario Raiders draft Te'o 1st rd.

Bill Williamson
  (2:53 PM)

One of many best-cases for them. They are in good shape because of need and options.

Johnson Wagner (Newark NY)

Which areas do the Broncos need to improve on to make sure they are hitting their stride come playoff time?

Bill Williamson
  (2:54 PM)

O-line, tight end coverage and return game.

Manti Teo (Planning a flight to Denver)

Good fit for me? Right?

Bill Williamson
  (2:54 PM)

If they trade way up.

Matt Cassel (On The Bench)

Do I have a future anywhere?

Bill Williamson
  (2:55 PM)

Backup whoever McDaniels is?

dave (KC)

Barkley or Smith?

Bill Williamson
  (2:56 PM)

Geno.

Don (Berkeley, CA)

Who misses who, the most? Nnamdi-Raiders or Raiders-Nnamdi?

Bill Williamson
  (2:57 PM)

Raiders. Why would he miss the Raiders? He's getting paid. It's not like the Raiders went to the Super Bowl without him.

Martin (Las Vegas)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:58 PM)

Head coach is a CEO job. Coordinators are able to only concentrate in their area of expertise.

Spiegel (Stevenson Ranch,CA)

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?

Bill Williamson
  (2:59 PM)

Maybe if they don't feel good about Pryor. I don't see it being a high priority this year.

Tarek (NYC)

Is Michael Huff a Corner back or FS in 2013? He has looked pretty good at corner as the season has gone along.

Bill Williamson
  (2:59 PM)

McKenzie said they see him at safety in the future.

Super Charger (La Joya)

Do the Chargers go for a high profile coach like Reid, Gruden etc...

Bill Williamson
  (3:00 PM)

Could be. I think Reid, for sure, would be interested.

Bill Williamson
  (3:01 PM)

Great hour. Merry Christmas, everyone.