Wesley Woodyard had a pretty good year last year, if he replicates that this year will he finally start getting the recognition?
It usually takes two years of sttong play. So, yes, this is a big year for Woodyard's reputation.
Hey Bill, How much do you think Ayers can really step in for the loss of Dumervil? Because I'm worried that if Ayers can't be a force to be worried about, Von could see a lot more double-teams..
The Broncos don't need Ayers to be Dumervil. They just need him to continue to do well againt the run and be a solid player.
Hernandez's hearing is live on ESPN for those interested.
Why is everyone so worried about making tyler wilson the starter for the raiders? he needs time to sit and learn (ex. Aaron rodgers)
I don't think anyone is worried. It's just an opportunity. Big differnce -- Rodgers was sitting behind Brett Favre. Wilson is behind a 28-year-old who has two NFL starts. So, if Flynn fails to show he is an NFL starter, the opportunity for Wilcon could arise.
Seems to me that you have a pretty good gig covering the AFC West this year. Manning, Smith, and Rivers compared to Tebow, The Jets QB situation, and Hernandez. You get to Focus on Football while the AFC East writer has to cover never ending Dramas. Does he get paid more than you? If not he should talk to his agent West vs East is a no contest on which is the easier job in 2013.
The bus always stop at your stop. I've covered plenty dire situations. Everyone has.PSI not worried about the slaries of others who doa similar job as you. Go get what you can get.
Who has more carries next year, Montee, Ronnie or NoShow?
Ball, I'd think.
Any word on W. McGahee's health? Any notion of where he may land?
I think he may land around the start of camp.
When you were in SD how did the secondary look to you? Derek Cox and Shareece Wright especially.
The secondary begins with Weddle and Cox. Questions after that. Wright can be good, but he is raw.
Who do you think the Raiders sign to their last spot on the roster?
That situaiotn is always fluid.
Is Sly Williams looking like a starter?
At the very least, an initial rotational player.
Bill, is going 8-8 for the Raiders completely out of the question? Would it be better for them to go 8-8 and show improvement or have the expected record of 2-14 with a chance of getting Jadaveon Clowney or Teddy Bridgewater in next years draft?
The more wins is always better. That's why you play -- for this season.
do you really believe Denver would trade Dreesen to New England?
It would really depend on compensation.
Do you think Dwight Freeny will have at least 10 sacks this year?
Depends on how much he has left in the tank. I'd start with 8.
The MLB and Center positions for the Broncos have me worried should I be?
There are some questions, but Kooppen played well for the most part last year and Irving has potential. I wouldn't say these are dire issues. Not perfect, but not dire, either.
If KC wins 8-8 games they lose a second round draft pick in 2014? Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
It really depends on how well Smith plays. Effective quarterback play is worth it.
Do u agree with Jaws that Raiders have the worst QB in the nfl?
We just don't know yet. There are some bad quarterbacks out there. We don't know what Flynn can do yet as a starter. I think the selection was based more on inexperience than anythign else.
Will McCluster or Bladwin have much of an impact for the Chiefs in your opinion
That's the plan. They will be given every opportuntiy to be a big part of the offense.
After Manning, does Dysert have a chance of overtaking Osweiler?
In the long-term yes, but Denver is high on Osweiler.
Do you think that if McCluster doesn't flourish in the new offense of Andy Reid that this will be his last season as a Chief?
I think thar is fair to say, yes. He'd be in three different systems, and if the light doesn't come on now, when will it?
Anyword on Raiders unsigned Draft Picks?
No, but I wouldn't worry. They'll get done.
Which Raiders players do you see having a breakout season?
I'm a Rod Streater guy.
BW-always great work. With all the issues with the Pats are the Broncos clear favorites to come out of the AFC?
It doens't hurt Dnever, that's for sure.
Hey BW, what do you think the ceiling is for the Chiefs this year? If everything comes together, how many wins are possible?
M<aybe 10-11 wins, playoffs.
I have not heard about Quinton Carter, I thought he was a very good safety for the Broncos, does it look he will see the field this year?
He has some ability, yes. But he has to show he can stay healthy.
Hi Bill,From what I have been reading, many are picking the Chiefs to leapfrog the Chargers and the Raiders in 2013. Do think that is overly optimistic?
I think that is based on the depth of the rosters at this point.
Wow, Judge just said "very, very strong circumstanial case."
What are your thoughts on the Broncos safety situation at this point?
Some interesting players,. Moore, Adams, Jammer, Bruton and Carter is a pretty deep group.
Do the Raiders finally make Reece more of a factor in there offense since all he has done is produce when getting his chance?
I agree. He is a strong weapon.
How far away are the Chiefs in your opinion from challenging for the division and a playoff spot?
Again, all depends on Alex Smith. They are set elsewhere if he can make a positive difference, the Chiefs will be in business.
Does Ricky stanzi stand a chance against bray?
There was a recent report that said Stanzi may be the favorite because he has caught onto Reid's offense so fast. But I think it comes down to camp/preseason performance. Either way, I think the Chiefs would like to keep Bray in their program.
How close are the Chiefs to the cap limit? Seems like we are close given how we got outbid on Bishop's tiny contract.
One of the latest NFL power rankings from nfl.com has the Chiefs at number 30! I know the 2 wins last year but really do you buy that?
Didn't see it, but I'd say that is low.
Is there a good chance v. leach signs with the Chiefs? They already have like 3 fullbacks on their roster, including their 6th round draft pick, braden wilson
Dorsey likes him, but cap room is an issue at this point.
Any chance KC adds some d-line help? They don't look very deep.
Maybe at the waiver wire.
Hi Bill: how is the Broncos offensive line going to shape up? Who starts at center, and how does Kuper fit in?
I don't think he does. I expect him to be cut once healthy.
Pro Football focus did a piece on Rahim Moore, citing his drastic improvement from year 1 to year 2. How good is he going to have to be next year to get people to forget "the play"?
The Broncos feel the same way. But I'm not sure folks will ever forget that play. All that matters if if he does.
QB under the most pressure, Phillip Rivers, Alex Smith or Flynn.
Interesting question. I'd say Flynn because he is the closest to being replaced.
Who has more catches this year Moeaki, Kelce, or Fasano?
Just a guess -- Fasano. Kelce in 2014.
Is it possible the Patriots do not make the playoffs this year with everything that is going on?
Three words: Brady, Belichick, yes.
Clayton said that the Raiders offense struggled in mini-camps...what is your take?
I don't get to worried about minicamps. If it's a problem in the third week in August, then it will be a concern.
Do you think Denver and Ryan Clady get a deal done?
When an AFC West teams makes it to the Super Bowl, are you tickets free?
My press pass is always free.
DO YOU THINK GATES STILL HAS ANYTHING IN THE TANK OR WILL THAT ALL DEPEND ON RIVERS?
Another year or two.
Who on each team are you most excited to see play this season?
Let's make it a free-agent signing from each team:Den: WelkerKc: Sean SmithOak: WoodsonSD: Derek Cox.
What are the expectations of Donnie Avery?
A solid, but no spectacualr player. SHould be fine.
Hey Bill, what can I be excited about as a Chargers fan this year? Can you name a couple players that you think will really stand out this season? Any chance for Liuget stepping it up?
Liuget stepepd up large last year. He's a stud.
Any idea when Fisher will sign his contract?
I'd be suropsied if it isn't done in the next few weeks.
Regardless of his spot on the depth chart, do you think Terrelle Pryor gets regular season action in some package?
That is the plan. They will construct a few plays to ultilize his gifts.
Great hour. Talk to you later.