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March 7, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson
  (2:00 PM)

Let's get rolling.

Waylon (Beautful, British Columbia)

My dude B dub, I'm hearing rumblings that the chiefs are going to target a CB in Free Agency hard this year. What do you think of a Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Andy Reid reunion in KC this year?

Bill Williamson
  (2:01 PM)

Coukld work. Those Sean smith rumros you've heard? Don't discoutnt them.

kien trieu (kansas city, MO)

What do you think the trade value is for Cassel and Albert and where do you think they will both land and what do we get in return

Bill Williamson
  (2:02 PM)

Cassel probablya low-round if anyhting and probbalya high seocnd for Albert.

Raider Dave (Long Beach)

Bill, I have a feeling this is a Raiders day today....why so quiet in Oakland, we fans are not used to this.

Bill Williamson
  (2:02 PM)

Is quiet always bad?

Nollskie (Norman, Ok)

Are you leaving the AFC West for NFC East?

Bill Williamson
  (2:03 PM)

Not that I'm aware of. I'm a West Coast guy. I'm good here.

TheDude (MN)

BW Love the blog. Trying to settle an argument though. What college did Chris Harris play for?????

Bill Williamson
  (2:04 PM)

Rock Chalk Jayhawk.

kevin (tampa, fl)

hey bro! when is star's pro day?

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

Later this month. Huge day for him.

Davis (San Diego)

Could you see the Chargers making a move in free agency for a play maker wide receiver?

Bill Williamson
  (2:06 PM)

Lots of needs in free agency. Maybe get a receiver in the draft.

mike (silver )

what do you make of the carson palmer situation? do you think he will balk at a pay cut or do you think he's more likey to accept it?

Bill Williamson
  (2:06 PM)

The longer it goes on the more interesting it gets. He could take a chance and squeeze the team. It's all up in the air.

Britton (Denver)

My brother just signed a record breaking contract, is there any chance I can get the same type of money?

Bill Williamson
  (2:07 PM)

Your time for a nice long-term deal may come next year.

Trevor, Queensbury NY [via mobile]

What kind of pay cut do you expect Denver to ask Elvis to take? And do you think he will accept it?

Bill Williamson
  (2:11 PM)

It's 12 mil now, I'd think they want the cut to be fairly significant. So far, I hear he is not exicted about the idea. If Denver presses, he may have to guess what the market for him would be and make a decison where he wnats to be. This thing is fluid.

Raider Dave (Long Beach)

I heard TK is his own agent...can Reggie trick him into playing for cheap...Sign Jenkins, houston LDE and pick up Jarvis Jones. thats a solid d-Line

Bill Williamson
  (2:12 PM)

Yes, Kelly is his own agent. I'm not so far if he will be tricked into anything. Jones is a good pick oif healthy.

nick (NY)

Do you think the chargers would be open to a trade for Danario Alexander for a low draft pick?

Bill Williamson
  (2:12 PM)

I think they need him.

Zack LaGoy (Oneida, New York.)

I think the Denver Broncos should move Elvis back to Line Backer and put Dwight Freeney back at Defensive End.

Bill Williamson
  (2:13 PM)

Elvis is what he is.

stephan (oaktown)

raiders gotta go D line in the first round, right?

Bill Williamson
  (2:13 PM)

Or Dee Milliner

Joseph Hill (St George, Utah)

How come the raiders didnt tag wheeler or even Heyward-bey at least? Is this a waste? or a good move by Mckenzie?

Bill Williamson
  (2:14 PM)

Do you undrstand how much money it takes to tag someone?Plus, DHB is not a free-agent.If Wheler was tagged, the league would still be laughing at the Raiders.

kevin (tampa, fl)

chiefs oline just got worse! winston gone, both gaurds suck and center only started what 4-5 games coming off an injury, joekyl is the pick or womack right???

Bill Williamson
  (2:17 PM)

I'd guess Joeckel at this point.

Nick (Florida)

Should the Chargers target a guy like Jerome Bushrod (LT) to fill their LT need so they don't go into the draft hoping that no-one leap frogs them for Johnson?

Bill Williamson
  (2:18 PM)

I think an FA could be the way they go at LT.

ibetonart (Black Hole)

Palmer is worth what? 4-5 base with incentives to 7 mil?I want Pryor starting game 1 though.Could Raiders work out a restructure with Palmer with plans to trade him to Arizona for a 3rd & 5th RD pick

Bill Williamson
  (2:19 PM)

I could see that, yes. But Arizona always balland wait to see him cut. If Palmer refuses a pay cut, Oaklad's only two chances (if there are no trade parnters) is to swalow the deal or cut him.

Jarvis Jones (Georgia)

Watch our AFC West...I am coming to Oakland

Bill Williamson
  (2:21 PM)

OK.

Fett (Disneyland, making my movie)

SD needs a starting Mike ILB, does Telesco go after Ellerbe or Maualuga in FA?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

There's some solidILB backes in the draft, too.

AJ (Oakland)

Is it a done deal that Jammer moves to safety OR does he still have what it takes to play CB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:23 PM)

It depends on the team that signs him. Probably onm his way to safety.

Lary (Warrensburg, MO)

How much sense does cutting Winston make, are they actually saving money?

Bill Williamson
  (2:23 PM)

Word is $3 million.

Nick (Florida)

Should the chargers talk to meachem about re-structuring due to his poor performance this past year?

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

He has five Million in guar. money all toghter San Diego fans "thanks A.J."

AJ (Oakland)

If Carson Palmer leaves could you see him landing on a team that is a QB away from contending like Minn did with Favre?

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

I wouldn't go that far.

steve (visalia ca.)

Bill , thanks for the chat Do the Raiders pick Geno Smith or is their interest just a smoke screen ?.

Bill Williamson
  (2:26 PM)

We'll find out more when the Palmer deal is figured out.

Fett (Disneyland, making my movie)

PRivers and Weddle have both said that they would redo their contracts to help the Team out...why wouldnt the GM jump at the chance to help the cap number?

Bill Williamson
  (2:27 PM)

It depends. Just restructuring for restructurings sakes gets teams in trouble down the road. It's like credit card spending. Have to be smart about it.

McNutty (Seattle)

Any Final Four Predictions for March Madness?

Bill Williamson
  (2:28 PM)

Staying West Coast -- Gonzaga.And the Cheifs will win the AFC West in 2012. So there's that.

Nollskie (Oooooo-klahoma)

Heard from a lil birdie that The Chiefs are eyeing Landry Jones and EJ Manuel? Who do you like?

Bill Williamson
  (2:29 PM)

Manuel. I think if they can get a second, Barkley could be in play.

Raider Dave (Long each)

Do you think the Raiders could look at Eric Winston

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

He will get a lot of interest and he is best suited for ZBS scheme, but he is versatile. So, to answer the quesiton ... maybe.

Nick (Florida)

If the Chargers Re-sign Vasquez, Sign Levitre + Bushrod from FA and Cut Clary for Winston our O-line would be Back on track, right?

Bill Williamson
  (2:31 PM)

I'd say so.

All AFC West Fans (Wes Coast)

Man...I just saw a video of Payton manning visiting troops, what a class dude - oh and he was firing the ball as well..

Bill Williamson
  (2:33 PM)

Major hart tip to Manning for taking the trip and then deciding to write about ti for us.Whether you are a fan or not. Give him kudos for the whole deal. Really impressive.

McNutty (Seattle)

Chances that Clady signs a long-term deal soon?

Bill Williamson
  (2:35 PM)

I think the Broncos want to see him healthy first.

Ellie (Sedalia, MO)

What is the one free agent move you think KC should and will be able to make?

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

We will discuss that on the blog Firday for each AFC West team.

bob (Colorado)

Could we not try and trade Elvis? Maybe include him in a package for Revis.

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

I've seen that. Could amke sense. Rex would like Elvis.

Abel O (Grand Junction, CO)

If the Raiders were to trade #3 overall, How far do you think they will go back?

Bill Williamson
  (2:38 PM)

I think they'd still liek a top-10 pick.

LaTim (Los Angeles, CA)

Bill, as a long time Raider fan I have to acknowledge that the team right now is about as talent poor as it has ever been. It looks like Reggie McKenzie gets this and is making good long term moves. However, the concern I have is will he be given the time it takes to successfully complete them? I hear he has to win 8 games at least this year to keep his job.... count me as a realistic Raider fan when I say I can't see where than many wins are coming from this year

Bill Williamson
  (2:39 PM)

I don't disagree, but let's see how the offseason goes.

Nollskie (McNuttys House)

Hey Bill, is Dwayne Bowe a top 10 WR talent wise? We all know he is top 3 current financially.

Bill Williamson
  (2:40 PM)

Yeha, pro botom of top 10. Rmemeber, he will probably be in the top five financially in the next week. That's aan always changing deal.

McNutty (Seattle)

What would the trade market be like for Elvis? I say he could go for a 2nd rounder, but some crazy people on the blog have him as 3rd or 4th round value. They're crazy, right?

Bill Williamson
  (2:42 PM)

The trade value for existing non-QBs can be tricky. He's 29, he's a secondary option and he's pricey. If the Broncos were to get a second-round pick for him, they'd rive him to his new home.

Nick (Florida)

Could Wheeler end up in SD to replace Spikes? Butler/Wheeler pairing would be good!

Bill Williamson
  (2:43 PM)

He's a 4-3 outside backer. The CHargers need a 3-4 inside backer.

SB58 (California)

It was a good move by the Raiders not to tag anyone this year, now should they cut Carson Palmer and save the cap room and start over with Pryor? I think Geno Smith and Pryor are neck and neck in talent so it doesnt make sense to draft him...What do you think?

Bill Williamson
  (2:43 PM)

I don't know if it was a good move. It was the only move. it was a non-issue.

Sergio (Tijuana, Mexico)

If the chargers don't fill their LT hole in free agency, do they then have to trade up? If they do how high do they have to go in the draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:45 PM)

I think they can Lane Johnson at No. 11.

Stacey (San Diego)

I understand your wife is a Raider fan. Which one of you decides which game will be watched? Does Mrs. Williamson wear the pants?

Bill Williamson
  (2:47 PM)

SInce I'm always on the road, the TV is free.Yes, she often wear pants. Soemtimes shorts.

Joseph Hill (St George, Utah)

What do you think the Raiders receiving corps will look like next year? I was thinking DHB, Moore, Ford, Streater, and Criner. Thoughts?

Bill Williamson
  (2:47 PM)

DHB is still a question mark

YOLO (YOLINGTON)

Why hasn't a team picked up Winston yet? (SD) He is wayyyyyy betterer than Jeromey claurice.

Bill Williamson
  (2:49 PM)

Dude, he's been free for like three minutes. Give it some time.Yes, I think he fits great with the Chargers.

McNutty (Seattle)

How long is Denver's window with Peyton? I'm guessing this is his last year.

Bill Williamson
  (2:49 PM)

I'd expect him to be back in 2014.

Jonathan (Cumberland, RI)

The Chiefs over the Broncos for the West? Now that is one bold prediction! I have them finishing a respectable second and just missing the playoffs. :)

Bill Williamson
  (2:51 PM)

It was 2012.See you have a little fun and people get all loopy.

LaTim (Los Angeles, CA)

I see Raiders having number 1 pick in next years draft 50/50 and a top 5 pick likely 90% ... do you agree?

Bill Williamson
  (2:51 PM)

I'd say top 10 as of right now.

Dogma (Gainesville)

How bout S-Jax to Denver?

Bill Williamson
  (2:51 PM)

Yes, I can see it. Not a bad fit at all.

Jay (bay)

Can you see the raiders going for Dunta Robinson or Aqib Talib?

Bill Williamson
  (2:52 PM)

I'd think Robinson could be more likely. Cheaper.

Brad (Colorado) [via mobile]

Bill, could T'eo be available when denver picks and if so do you think they'd be interested?

Bill Williamson
  (2:53 PM)

I think it could be a possibility, yes. Good vlaue at a need position at No. 28.

Nollskie (Stillwater)

Does SD target a QB in the draft next year if Rivers struggles for the third year in a row?

Bill Williamson
  (2:53 PM)

He'd have to struglge really badly.

Al Davis (Oakland)

What are your thoughts on the Olson hire? Doesn't that prove the Oak brass still thinks Run DMC can be a building block (moving away from the Knapp ZBS).

Bill Williamson
  (2:54 PM)

Olson is an average OC. But he fits what the Raiders do best.

Michael ((San Diego))

Any news on Jared Gaither? It'd sure be nice if he could make amends and remain our starting LT. Hate to burn the #11 pick on a LT when we're already paying Gaither starter $...

Bill Williamson
  (2:55 PM)

I think he's gone.

JaCorey (RaiderNation)

Bill are you not answering any of my questions cuz you took alot of heat last week cuz i clearly was MVP

Bill Williamson
  (2:55 PM)

Haven't even noticed.Enjoy it when you get it.

Matt (KC)

Chiefs need a solid #2 CB. I liked the idea of taking Milliner 1st overall, but now that Winston has been cut, we're locked into OL with the first pick it seems. Thoughts on the best cornerback fits in FA?

Bill Williamson
  (2:56 PM)

I don't think the Chiefs are locked into anything with the top pick. Everything is on the table with a trade being aperfernece.

BFnHL (Saint Louis)

BW- Should the Raiders "Go Downy For Clowney?"

Bill Williamson
  (2:57 PM)

Clownshow for Clowney?

Nollskie (McNuttys doghouse)

Alex Smith or Carson Palmer?

Bill Williamson
  (2:58 PM)

Trying to figure that one out. Maybe Smith cause he's four years younger.

Randy (Grove, OK)

Any chance the Chiefs try to sign Jake Long then trade Branden Albert? It doesn't look like Albert is going to be a team player judging from his twitter posts. Seems like the Chiefs want guys who want to be there.

Bill Williamson
  (2:59 PM)

Ithink if the Chiefs trade ALbert (and we will discuss that in a blog in a few minutes), they'd draft Joeckel or Fisher, make then the LT and then fifure RT. Easier.

Travis (New Holland,Pa)

Broncos trade Brock and Elvis for Revis

Bill Williamson
  (3:00 PM)

In a lot of ways that would be getting Revis for free, buit Elway loves Brock.

jason rice (hughesville MO)

who has been busier then John Dorsey and Andy Reid?

Bill Williamson
  (3:00 PM)

Cue Jim Harbaugh .... Nobody.

Al Davis (Oaktown)

Does Cullen Jenkins have anything left in the tank? Would he look good in silver and black?

Bill Williamson
  (3:01 PM)

A little in the tank, yes, Could fit.

Pal (San Diego)

Why do you just focus on a single person asking questions each Live Chat? Last week some guy got 11 questions in -this week you have a textbook MANCRUSH on McNutty. There's lots of us asking legit questions, Williamson, and not just offering up soft serve for you.

Bill Williamson
  (3:01 PM)

Yeah and you're not one of them.

Geno (Nashville)

Who is going to be the sleeper QB of the draft like Russell Wilson was last year?

Bill Williamson
  (3:02 PM)

Don't know if he exists this year.

John Deere Green (Farm Town, MO)

Can the Chiefs be the Colts of last year and turn this team from worst to playoffs?

Bill Williamson
  (3:02 PM)

They got better at coach and QB, so we'll see.

Bill Williamson
  (3:03 PM)

Thanks for the great hour, everyone.Good times.