The latest figures from the NFL Players Association has the Chiefs at only about $1.3 million under the cap. (Not sure if that number includes every move made to this point in the offseason.) Honestly, I'm not expert enough on the Chiefs' cap to tell you where some moves could be made. They have several vets with high cap figures _ Alex Smith ($16.9 million), Jeremy Maclin ($12.4M), Eric Fisher ($9.4M), Tamba Hali ($8.5M), Derrick Johnson ($7.5M). Maybe you can do some restructuring to free up cap room.
Average size. Considered a good route runner. He's only 24 (turns 25 next month), so you'd think he still has some upside. But he's never even had 700 yards receiving in four NFL seasons. So I can't sit here and tell you he's a upgrade over Britt. He may be. But the numbers don't foreshadow that.
Only if I paid him a lot of money. Should we take up a collection?
They handled it terribly. And you're right, it does seem like nothing more than a power struggle that got personal.
How much snow you getting? Are you in the blizzard area? We have talked about this in previous posts. So far, I think the Rams are merely treading water. Whitworth definitely is an upgrade at LT, but we're talking short-term here, very short-term at age 35. Woods vs. Britt looks like a push. One thing I wonder about: The agents for QB Aaron Murray mentioned on the opening weekend of free agency that he was heading to the Rams, but there has been no formal announcement on his signing.. Anyone hear or see anything on this?
You're reading my mind. I'm thinking about writing a little bit on him this Saturday for On Football. But there's a bigger story there with him.
But for just 2 years. Maybe that put it over the top!
I myself liked Cunningham. I always wanted to see him get the ball more often, Very good on blitz pickup. Almost always seemed to make the first guy miss as a pass-catcher out of the backfield. But it's considered a very deep year in the draft. And there are still some veteran running backs on the market in free agency. Either way, they should be able to find a veteran backup.
I did not know Kim Anderson. I remember watching the DII championship game when he was coaching at Central Missouri and was impressed with the style of play. I've always felt that if you were a good coach at one level, you'd be a good coach at a higher level. Didn't turn out to be the case with him, however. Obviously, it all comes down to recruiting in college basketball, and Mizzou just hasn't recruited well lately. They had lots of talent when I covered the team from '85-91. Drafted players such as Derrick Chievous, Doug Smith, Anthony Peeler, Byron Irvin; great role players such as Greg Church, Mike Sandbothe, Nathan Buntin. A highly-touted freshman guard named Travis Ford. Obviously, not all of that good recruiting turned out to be legal back then. But that's an entirely different story.
The Rams did place a restricted free agent tender on Westbrooks, so he could be back. The Rams liked what they saw from Dominique Easley, and he could have a bigger role this season. But yeah, they need another big body or two up front.
At the NFL Scouting Combine in Indy, either Snead or McVay _ I forget which one _ said Barron and Ogletree would be the inside 'backers. I wonder if Quinn will be used as a rush 'backer. But the Rams also need some bodies here.
Yeah but Washington has made the playoffs twice in the past five years.
Yeah, I would have thought guard would be a better fit for GRob, although Havenstein didn't have a great 2016.
3K? Is that just for tickets?
I know this. Whether he's a burner or not, a true No. 1 caliber WR is still needed.
The league, which obviously is swimming in money, doesn't want to pay for it. NFL Europe always lost money, but it definitely served a purpose in terms of player development. With the Rams alone, Kurt Warner and Tom Nutten both came out of the league. There is a developmental league being formed in California, but I don't think there is any NFL money involved.
I like the Bennie Logan pickup at DT, don't you? Definitely need help at RB, but maybe you do that in the drat. Because of cap limitations, I'd think they're pretty well finished with free agency, except for some "bargain" additions. I wonder about Romo. Doing something like that worked pretty well before in KC _ the Chiefs got a couple of pretty good years out of Joe Montana. But that was a long time ago.
Off the top of my head, all of the top WRs are off the market in free agency. It would have to be in the draft.
Yeah, tough to hold the attention of an 8-year-old _ or 48-year-old _ with that product.
Groy. Don't know much about him. He hasn't started many games. (10 in 3 years.) As I mentioned earlier, he is a bigger guy than Barnes at 320 pounds. That's big for a center, so maybe they're going for more of a power approach up front.