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March 14, 2:00 PM ET
Chat with Bill Williamson

Bill Williamson
  (2:01 PM)

Hey folks. Free agency is wild. Can't spend too much time on here today. But we will get through some questions.

JP (New York, NY)

Hey Bill. Great blog as always. Any chance the Chiefs can sign a big time corner with the Welker signing? I feel pretty good about KC secondary but with Manning...

Bill Williamson
  (2:01 PM)

They just got Sean Smith. beta out Oakland for him.

Jonathan (San Diego)

With as much as the Broncos have done, why havent they addressed the issues at safety...I am not down on Rahim Moore, but I know Mike Adams can be upgraded, any thoughts on what they could still do in free agency or the draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:03 PM)

I think they are looking. But you really have to realize that you can't get everything. They had a really nice couple of days.Worrying about them not gettigna safety with this group is like complaing about a flat tire on a Corvette.

JJ (Indy)

How much of this aggressiveness in the Chiefs' FA pursuits is Dorsey, and how much is Reid?

Bill Williamson
  (2:03 PM)

Comob deal. Reid is a decision maker, though.

Jessie (Missouri)

Are the chiefs targeting inside linebackers in free agency

Bill Williamson
  (2:04 PM)

Haven't heard yet.

JJ (Indy)

The Andy Reid's "Dream Team 2" jokes are already starting up. Difference here is that the Chiefs are getting solid contributors that aren't breaking the bank, not superstars on mega-contracts. Wouldn't you agree?

Bill Williamson
  (2:05 PM)

Yeah, those compariisons are lazy. Different deal.

Alex Smith (ArrowHead)

Hey Bill, do you think the Chiefs might bring in another receiver for me to throw to? Maybe Jennings?

Bill Williamson
  (2:06 PM)

Avery was pretty nice.

JUAN FRANCO (Euless,Tx)

Chance of Denver looking in at ED REED?

Bill Williamson
  (2:08 PM)

Haven't heard. lookign like Houston right now.

mike (san diego ca)

Hi Bill; I feel Telesco is doing the right thing in letting teams spend wildly on FA and letting the market die down before making his moves..theres going to still be a large number or FA looking for work and many can be had for alot less than expected..

Bill Williamson
  (2:09 PM)

He made some nice pickups in cox and in Rinehart. More to come.

kris carlson (denver)

Have you ever seen a defensive roster as void of talent as that in Oakland?

Bill Williamson
  (2:09 PM)

At teh moment no. But it's March.

JJ (Indy)

Can you tell us a bit about new Chief Sean Smith. Looks like he's a big dude, but what else can you tell us about this guy?

Bill Williamson
  (2:10 PM)

Big, storng, athletic, capable. Upgrade.Flowers, Smith, Robinson -- bets be best in biz.Good thing since Welker, Thomas and Decker is best in biz.

AJ from Tampa [via mobile]

Why is San Diego once again sitting back and watching in free agency as their rivals make major moves? I thought we would have a more aggressive unit with AJ Smith out. Are we always doomed to spend little money for mediocre or players or will they make a move for a great play maker this off season?

Bill Williamson
  (2:12 PM)

Not much money.

Dan (Rochester, NY)

Bill, thanks for all the blog updates. We all know that the Raiders don't have much money to spend. Why are they bringing in older players when they should be adding young players with at least some potential?

Bill Williamson
  (2:13 PM)

Yeah, I'm a bit surprised by that too. Need younger guys who cnn develop. But they have a lot of holes so maybe the more the merrier at this point.

Ian (KC)

Any team in the AFC West going to be able to compete with the broncos?

Bill Williamson
  (2:14 PM)

Chiefs are trying like crazy.

Peyton Manning (Denver, CO)

What do you think about my new receiver Wes Welker? Should I have kept Brandon Stokley?

Bill Williamson
  (2:14 PM)

Evne Stokley said it was an upgrade.

Jeff (Wilmington California)

Bill, what do you think the chances are of the Raiders going after Nhamdi and/or Charles Woodson. Both of them coming back would be great for the Raiders.

Bill Williamson
  (2:15 PM)

So far, they are talking to other teams. Both may end up in S.F. I know that would be tough forthe Raider Nation to see.

Dallas (Missouri)

With only one proven WR in Bowe, what else can the Chiefs do to surround Smith with play makers on offense?

Bill Williamson
  (2:15 PM)

Avery is proven.

Ben (Boston, MA)

With all the moves Denver's made in FA, what do you think their top priorities are early in the draft? Seems like they need RB depth, an ILB, and some help in the pass rush.

Bill Williamson
  (2:16 PM)

I'm starting to think RB.

Nathan M (TX)

Have I ever mentioned that I love this blog? How much do you enjoy writing here?

Bill Williamson
  (2:16 PM)

THanks .. wouldn't be here every day if I didn't love it too.

Andrew (Iowa)

Bill, any new thoughts on what the Chiefs will do with the #1 pick in the draft? Is it a possibility Arizona or Buffalo may trade up to draft a QB?

Bill Williamson
  (2:17 PM)

Maybe the Geno Smith market picks up and the Chiefs could get some interest in the top pick. He had a good pro day today. That would be great for the Chiefs.

mike (Temecula ca)

Hi Bill Is Derek Cox an upgrade over Cason..I know he has battled some injuries but from what I hear he has good speed and natural instincs.

Bill Williamson
  (2:18 PM)

If he can stay healthy, yes. Upgrade.

Anthony (NYC:NY)

With all these signings for the Chiefs, I'm a little worried about their cap numbers. It tough to see the Chiefs in a "win now" mode. I'm not complaining, but it makes you wonder how all these signing will impact the organization long term? Any thoughts? It's almost as if Al Davis is in charge of the FA signings........ Or was Pioli just that cheap???

Bill Williamson
  (2:19 PM)

ALl the deals seem safe. Plus, this tema is getting set. Not much work to do for a while. They were smart about it. there are no real out of whack deals.

Frank (Rhode Island )

Will the raiders sign a corner before they are all signed

Bill Williamson
  (2:20 PM)

The Smith pursuit shows they will be, yes. There are some good CBs out there.

Bill Williamson
  (2:20 PM)

Ok, I can go 10 more minutes folks. I'd love to stay, but duty calls.

Chuck D (Colo)

Any RB in particular linked to Denver? or do you think we're going to address that in the draft? Think Lacy will still be available late in the first?

Chuck D (Colo)

Hows the Bronco's cap space after these recent signings? We still have enough for a S, RB, and draft picks?

Bill Williamson
  (2:21 PM)

I think alcy could be a target, yes. Good player.On cap room: They are fine.

kevin (tampa fl)

i guess reid is happy with our OG situation??? im not!!!

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

They are young. They are Ok.

ScottyFresh (Iowa)

What's your prediction for the Dumerville situation?

Bill Williamson
  (2:22 PM)

If the market stays flat, he may decide to take the pay cut. We should know Friday.

Ben (Boston, MA)

What do you think are the strongest/weakest positions in this draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:23 PM)

Strong: OL, DL, MLBWeak: QB, RB

JB (So Cal)

BW, any more action from Chargers? They have alot of holes to fill.

Bill Williamson
  (2:24 PM)

Sort of like Raiders. Plugging away, getting bargains.

mike (san diego ca)

Hi Bill; If Lane Johnson is gone before the Bolts pick at 11, do you feel Chance Warmack will be who they turn to or do they go in a different direction like trading down a bit

Bill Williamson
  (2:25 PM)

Yes, I can see Warmack being a real option.

Don (Berkeley, CA)

Why would the Raiders cut Darius Heyward-Bey and not Rolando Mcclain or Tommy Kelly?

Bill Williamson
  (2:26 PM)

I'd have to think they guys are coming.

Spyderpb1233 (Boulder)

Who do you think the best signing for each team was? KC was obcious with Smith, in Denver I personally think it is Ramirez (hurts San Diego), San Diego got Cox, and Oakland got... Who did they get?

Bill Williamson
  (2:26 PM)

So far I like the LB from Cleveland.

Johnny (Denver)

I challenge you to go an entire chat without misspelling a word

Bill Williamson
  (2:27 PM)

I challenge you to go a day without being critical of other folks.Hard work, try hard, folks.I'll go an extras minute because of this guy.

Don (Berkeley, CA)

More likely to be a Raider, Eric Fisher or Dee Milliner?

Bill Williamson
  (2:28 PM)

Milliner.

stephan (oaktown)

oakland should go after dumervil if hes cut, no?

Bill Williamson
  (2:28 PM)

He'd help. No doubt. Not sure if the Raiders could afford him.

Gabe (Schenectady)

Do you see the broncos going for a TE early in the draft since that and RB are the only minor holes on this potent offense?

Bill Williamson
  (2:29 PM)

They like their tight ends.

Mike (Ohio)

He even responded to your criticism with typos..

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

Going fast. Extra minute.

Tony (Milwaukee)

Will losing Doom negatively effect Von?

Bill Williamson
  (2:30 PM)

Not if they get someone else. That would be the plan if Dumervil goes.

Bryan (S.D. Cali)

Didnt Garay release more $$ any other people Chargers can restructure for more relief

Bill Williamson
  (2:31 PM)

They will be able to do a few more thing.

Jake (Los Angeles)

Bill, clearly the Chargers need another back to complement Mathews. With some nice veterans out there potentially on the cheap (Benson?) do you see them making a move at a back that isn't Fozzy Whittaker?

Bill Williamson
  (2:32 PM)

Fozzy is just a guy. They will pick someone up. A few options out there.

Hollywood(DC) [via mobile]

Are the Raiders staying in a base 4-3 or switching to a 3-4?

Bill Williamson
  (2:32 PM)

TBA. Prob sticking with 4-3.

Travis VA [via mobile]

Bill with Sean Smith under contract, Chiefs go with a tackle for sure with #1 pick?

Bill Williamson
  (2:33 PM)

Leaning that way.Milliner out now.

Todd (San Diego)

Did losing Vasquez really hurt the Chargers much? He never stood out and graded poorly at run blocking. I think they can get the same or better for less money.

Bill Williamson
  (2:34 PM)

He's solid. Durable, smart. Plus, they need bodies. They didn't need losing one, especially to a rival.

Badguy20044u (Los Angeles)

BW do the Raiders go after Floyd or Jordan with the 3rd pick and do they unload McFadden before he walks next year?

Bill Williamson
  (2:34 PM)

Right now, i see Floyd.I'm not sure what the DMC market would be.

Kevin (PA)

Did Buffalo dropping Fitzpatrick and wanting Geno Smith improve Oakland's chances of moving down in the draft? What could they get for swapping picks with Buffalo?

Bill Williamson
  (2:35 PM)

Could help both Kansas City and Oakland.

Alex (Yay Area)

Is there any chance the Raiders will get DJ Williams?

Bill Williamson
  (2:35 PM)

I can see it. Haven't ehar his name anywhere.

Jonathan (San Diego)

What do you think is harder for teams, finding chemistry with new offensive players (i.e welker) or defensive players (i.e Robinson and Smith)

Bill Williamson
  (2:36 PM)

Probably offense because fo QB timing.

Tony (Richmond, CA)

Will Peyton Manning get the Broncos fans hopes up again this year? Only to choke like he's done his entire career with the exception of one season?

Bill Williamson
  (2:37 PM)

Wouldn't we all want to be known as a chocker with a Super Bowl ring?

Stacy (Pittsburgh)

Chase was awesome in college and pre season do you think he really can push alex?

Bill Williamson
  (2:37 PM)

See him as a solid backup.

Dallas (Missouri)

Any chance the Chiefs look at a MLB in the draft?

Bill Williamson
  (2:38 PM)

Maybe in third round. Strong group.

Bill Williamson
  (2:38 PM)

Ok, I was expecting to go 20 minutes. Really have to go. Three more questions.

Badguy20044u (Los Angeles)

If your Oakland and rebuilding do you build a dominiant defense first or build the offense first?

Bill Williamson
  (2:39 PM)

Defense has the more pressing needs.

Matt (NJ)

Though I knew the Raiders wouldn't be major players in FA. Watching nothing of substance was disappointing, but probably the right thing. This team needs a major re-build, and there's not much worth keeping anyway. Right now this team looks like a team that won't win a game next year. Are we the favorites to get Clowney now with the #1 pick next year?

Bill Williamson
  (2:39 PM)

Don't forget Jacksonville. The Jags will give youa run for your money.

Nick (SD)

Any chance Chargers trade up to grab milliner?

Bill Williamson
  (2:40 PM)

I think they will wait and see what drops to them.

Bill Williamson
  (2:40 PM)

Talk to you soon. Back to the craziness. Enjoy it.BW.