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Who do you think Denver will persue at the runningback position in Free agency/draft?
Just a solid, big backup type. There are other needs.
Hey BW, with all the uncertainty of the number 1 pick in this years draft, is it a long shot to think that the Chiefs can trade out of the number one position?
I think they would entertain it, but I'm not sure they will be a big market for the pick.
What free agent OL should the chargers look at.
There are a bunch of solid tackles out there. They can upgrade pretty easily.
Will Tyler Wilson still be on the board for the Chiefs in the second round?
The QB board is tough to read, but right now, before the combine and his pro day, I say yes.
hey bro! when should i expect bowe, albert and colquitt to re-sign?
Could go all the way up to March 12, the day of free agency.
Do you think Denver should move Champ Bailey to Free Safety? I feel like he has been getting burned deep a lot lately.
As in lately, you mean the playoff game. He had a pretty good season. I think Champ will be re-evualated after this season, but the team plans on keeping him at QB for 2013.
As long as the Chiefs re-sign Albert and Bowe, you could convince me that the Chiefs are "okay" at any position except QB, DL, and CB. If the Chiefs sign Canty and extend Jackson at a lower rate, then I think DL is passable. Would the Chiefs take a look at Milliner at #1 overall if they don't like their QB options there?
At No. 1 you go for value and I think a versatile D-lineman like Star L. from Utah has more value than Milliner at No. 1. if Canty is signed, he'd just be a rotational guy, anyway, so another lineman would be needed.
If Cason is not re-signed do you think he could end up on one of the other AFCW teams?
May be too pricey for Oakalnd, perhaps K.C. There will be outside interest.
Enjoy your chats every week Bill...Is the Clady deal going to get done? His demands are obviously going to be higher than 10 mil a year considering he turned down the 5 yr 50 mil contract last year. Would hate to have to franchise him and risk losing him next year..
There has been talk that because of his shoudler injury, he may be franchsied just as a precaution. But in the end, I think Clady will be in Denver for the long-term, whether its with an extension now or later. Ithink Denver should try to get a long-term deal know. What if KC gives Branden Albert a monster, monster deal? Then Clady's market goes way up.
Hey Bill, love your blog, if you were John Dorsey, which KC Chiefs FA's would you keep going into this off season?
The big three: Bowe, Albert, Colquitt.
Do you see Cyrus Gray being more involved at RB next year?
He will get a chabce to impress the new staff. But he has to prove himself.
Any word on possible trades by the chiefs for qbs?
Very, veyr early in the process.
Bill..Do you feel the Bolts can afford to lose both Jammer and Cason..I can see Jammers age as a factor but to lose both starting cornors could be quite challenging to replace
They can, but tehy better rpelace them. At laast one, probably Jammer, will be gone.
Is it possible for Cordarelle Patterson to be chosen by the chargers if Warmack/Johnson/Fisher/Joeckel are gone?
I think you put Milliner in that mix as well. If those guys are gone and Patterson has a good combine and pro day, yes, i see the fit.
Will Brandon Stokely be back next year? With or without the addition of a big name frer agent.
It all depends on what Denver does. Thye love him and he was good. He won't pricey. So, I can see him back.
Would Ahmad Bradshaw be an ideal fit for the chargers to split carrys with Glasshews?
Galsshews, I see what you did there.Yeah, i think Bradshaw would eb a nice fit there. But he's had his injury issues as well.
With all the free agent tackles and all the holes on the Chargers o-line, can they afford to wait for the draft and NOT sign a free agent o-linemen?
Signing a vet would certainly allow them to go elsewhere in the draft, which wouldn't be a terrible idea. WHat if the Chargers bank on the draft for an LT and they miss the top propsects? Disaster.
I read that Nnamdi Asomugha is going to be a likely cap casualty. He's struggled in zone coverage in Philly and likely won't cost a ton in free agency because of his struggles. Do you think the Chiefs could look at him for their #2 CB spot if he's cut?
I think nearly every team in the league would consider him
Hey Bill, how can the Chargers get back to being a playoff caliber team?
Ramp up that offense around Philip Rivers.
Haven't seen many Oakland questions. Get 'em in.
Who do you think the Chiefs will get at QB ?
They have no choice. Got to get one.
Why are Chiefs fans what Alex Smith so badly. He wasn't much, if any better than Cassell a few years ago.
There isn't much out there. Got to get excited about someone, right?
Do you see Brock Osweiller's situation similar to Aaron Rodger's when he was behind Brett Favre?
And Philip Rivers behind Brees.
Looking back at that draft that produced D. Thomas and Dez. Who do you feel was the bigger winner with the wr pick, Denver or Dallas? Or do you feel that they are equal winners?
I'd go with Thomas because of he hasn't given the Broncos the off-field issues Bryant has given Dallas.
Do you think this would be a viable trade for Minnesota's Percy Harvin?SD's 3rd + 5th round pick and Meachem for Percy Harvin.
I think that coudl work, with or without Meachem.
Now that Lilja has retired, do the Chiefs have anyone that can backup at center? I don't recall anyone else on the roster having experience there.
Backup centers are easily found. No biggie there.
Do you think a viable option for SD would be to cut bigby and sign Jammer as SS? Seeing as how Bigby was god-awful in coverage.
I think they should look at George Wilson, recnelty cut by Buffalo.
Have you heard any confirmation that Joe D'Alessandris will impliment a zone-blocking scheme for the Chargers? If so, do you think it fits Ryan Mathews' skill-set more than a power scheme?
Interesting question. Just been speculation so far. I plan on asking about it at the combine enxt week.
BW, shouldn't the Raiders target Star or a Defensive linemen in the draft and grab a corner/return guy in the 3rd/4th round? We have not been able to stop the run since Willie Shaw was the defensive coordinator.
First Oakland question I've seen in a half hour, thanks.If Star is on the board, I think he will be the choice or perhaps someone like Moore. But the D-line should be addressed. Problem is, Oakland needs Cbs badly and getting an instabt starter in the third or fourth round is not an easy task to do.
Do the Chargers bring back McMichael, Vasquez of Aubrayo Franklin?
Have you heard anything on Chris Canty's visit to KC? He would be an immediate upgrade at DE for the Chiefs, provided he's healthy.
I think we may seee some clarity here in the next couple of days.
Would you rather the Broncos pursue Welker or Jennings in FA, or talk trade for Harvin?
Mike Wallace. Go big.
Chances Denver keeps Tracy Porter? Do they keep him for depth and try to get him for a lower price?
We addressed it on the blog this morning. I think he probably leaves.
hey Bill, Does denver need a DT more or a true ILB. Do you expect Vickerson and Bannon back?
Probably need a ILB more, I could see those guys back, sure. Even if younger DTs are brought in.
Do you think Shaun Phillips days are over in SD? He was one of the worst LB's against the run and is aging.
You may have just answered your own question.
DJ Williams, Elvis, and Champ will make a $30 million combined next season. Cut DJ and get the other 2 to restructure. Sound wise?
Not sure Elvis would take a pay cut. Many have to look elsewhere for extra money there.
wheeler has to be resigned by oak right? any news on that front?
Pretty good player. Yesm they need him. But haven't heard much. That doesn't mean anything. It's early.
Any insight on cap casualties for oak?
The usual suscpets Kelly, DHB, Palmer, Brisiel.
Could you see KC having any interest in Tebow? The Chiefs seem to be in a similar situation to Denver in 2011-2012
If Charles Woodson gets released in Green Bay, what is the likelihood he gets signed by Oakland for the similar role?
Probably would get better monye options elsewhere.
Will the Chargers attempt to resign Jammer and make him a safety or is he just out the door as a too old, too expensive corner?
I don't think he will be a high priority. If the money is right, maybe he comes back.
Do you think Teo's stock in the draft falls far enough for Denver to snag him? and if so... does Denver take the best DT available, or do they take the best ILB in Teo?
The combine is huge for Te'o. He needs to repair faith in him. If he is there at No. 28, I doubt there would be better vlaue for Denver. He'd be an instant starter
Do you expect the Broncos to be aggressive in FA and the draft to maximize Peyton's last couple of years or do you see them sticking to building through the draft?
There goal is to win the Super Bowl with Manning and the window is 2-3 years -- go for it. Be smart. Don't overpay everywherre. But if the right piece is there go for it.
It seems to me that you are only one of a few that really think palmer will start for oak next year. Why?
I think it's pretty simple. if Oakland brings back Palmer, it will be to be the starter. If not, it's Pryor. I think the Raiders would like to get Palmer at a reduced price. Start him and then go to Pryor if Pryor makes strides.
How about Ro McClain for a seventh rounder?
I'm sure the Raiders would take it.
Gut call, who starts at Nose Tackle for the Chargers, Aubrayo, C. Thomas, a free agent or a rookie?
This moment? Thomas.
How hard does Denver pursue Ed Reed in FA, especially with NEs interest?
Interesting question. Maybe some interest. I think Reed would wnat to go to a contender. But New England makes a lot of sense.
Is Nick Foles really on andy reid s radar if he can aquire him
It makes sense. Reid drafted him and started him. If he thinks Foles has a future, I can see Reid pursuing him.
New regimes typically like to make a splash and put there stamp on things. What exciting or unexpected move do you see the new chargers brass making?
I think they will be smart about it. Not too flashy.
Do the Raiders take a flyer on Mathieu in the middle of the draft?
I think a lot of teams could if he shows he's mentally ready.
Good hour. Enjoy the weekend.