2012 Kansas City Chiefs

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  1. FootballDad

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    The Chiefs have made a few positive moves this year, the biggest in obtaining Peyton Hillis, which instantly make them worth rooting for.

    However, as is the norm for the Chefs they once again most likely wasted their first-round pick on a project black sumo DL Dontari Poe. Here is the latest top Chiefs pick that (I think) will join Ryan Sims, Glenn Dorsey, and Tyson Jackson as high-first-round colossal busts.

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    Glenn Dorsey received so much media hype the year he was drafted, but barely a peep since then after becoming an instant disappointment. He's the black equivalent to Tony Mandarich, but with 1/1000 of the negative publicity.
     
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    dont forget about Sedrick Ellis, Dorsey and Ellis were supposed to be 1a and 1b. Ellis has graded out pretty poorly at his position, I think bottom 3 at 3-tech.
     
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    Skimming through the Chiefs' UDFA signings, this is what the KC Star had to say about Nate Eachus:

    "Just 5-11, 212"?? And that's not a good size for a RB?? I guess that players like Chris Johnson, who's only 5-11, 191, and the Chiefs own Jamaal Charles, 5-11, 199 and the like should just hang 'em up then, right?
     
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    You seriously cannot win when you are a white runningback. No matter your size they always nit pick. Eachus is the perfect size to be a RB in the NFL. He's almost 6 foot and is stout and strong as hell(24 bench reps). I am hoping he can make the Chiefs roster or at least the practice squad. He'll be battling Cyrus Gray and Shaun Draughn to be backups to Hillis and Charles.
     
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    2012 NFL Draft Analysis: Devon Wylie Is A Late-Round Steal

    May 07 12:42p by Brandon K. Scott
    Read More: Dontari Poe (DT - KAN), Devon Wylie (WR - KAN), Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs' draft picks are expected to have an impact on the team returning to playoff form after barely missing out on the postseason in 2011.

    Over at Mocking the Draft, Matthew Fariburn has analyzed the Chiefs' 2012 draft choices, with their top pick Dontari Poe striking him as a "massive risk at No. 11 in every sense of the word."

    But Fairburn is high on Devon Wylie, who he considers to be a steal in the fourth round of the draft. Check out the commentary from Mocking the Draft here:

    Questionable Pick
    : DT Dontari Poe, Round 1, pick 11
    Dontari Poe had a fantastic combine, and the potential is there for him to be an impact player in the middle of Kansas City's 3-4 defense. But to me, spending the No. 11 pick on Poe is taking quite the gamble. He never looked the part of an early first round pick during his career at Memphis. Impressive combine numbers and a huge need for a nose tackle are not reasons enough to make Poe a top 15 pick.

    Late-Round Steal: Devon Wylie, Round 4, pick 107
    The fourth round may not be considered late, but I think Devon Wylie will end up being one of the best slot receivers to come out of this year's draft. He is an advanced route runner at this stage in his career, but it's Wylie's quickness that gives me faith in him in the NFL. He rarely drops a pass and has the ability to separate from defenders coming out of his breaks. This was a wise pick by the Chiefs.
     
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    At the rookie mini-camp, former Oklahoma long-snapper James Winchester was an invitee, but rather than long-snapping, he was working in the WR group, and doing quite well according to this article snippet below. Another example of white player versatility.
     
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    I think Wylie will be their slot receiver, though it may take a season or two or three. McCluster has been a flop through two NFL seasons -- a smurf who has no big play ability is a big-time liability, even in the Caste NFL. Wylie will easily outshine McCluster, in fact there's a chance McCluster doesn't make the roster.

    Wylie's other competition is Steve Breaston, who is an average possession receiver. Breaston is from the Pittsburgh area, like Terrelle Pryor, and was just as hyped as Pryor coming out of high school before greatly underachieving at Michigan.

    Jonathan Baldwin is going into his second season and is a major bonehead. He was injured much of last season after getting in a fight with a teammate, but he of course is supposed to have great "upside" (much like McCluster and Breaston were supposed to have had).

    Dwayne Bowe is the one star KC has at receiver, and he's also a bonehead who finally lived up to his billing despite being lazy, overweight, and having a bad pair of hands.

    So despite all the media chatter about the Chiefs being deep at receiver, Wylie should eventually shine through sheer talent and perserverance.
     
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    over-hyped, over-rated black sumo o-lineman Tony Ugoh announced that he was retiring from football after he left practice in Kansas City on Monday afternoon. he had signed with the Chiefs the Thursday prior. he's 28.

    wildly (and widely) lauded as "the answer" to replace Tarik Glenn at left tackle when the Colts drafted him in the second round in 2007, Ugoh was most often the revolving door at left tackle that left Peyton Manning wide open for oft-repeating crushing hits.

    the move means that White tackle Eric Winston is likely competing with black tackle Branden Albert for the starting job.
     
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    I noticed that the fragile Kendrick Lewis suffered yet another injury of some sort, causing the Chefs to have to "juggle" their secondary. Does anybody know what the heck happened to Jon McGraw? He was quietly shown the door during the offseason, and being an "older" slow, stiff, non-swively white guy, he's probably working retail with Blair White and Jordan Shipley right about now.
     
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    Football dad, no idea about Mcgraw, but I'd bet that if Blair White is out of football for good, he'll be a dentist, as I believe that was his major at Michigan State.
     
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    Indeed, I heard that Blair White did just that. I just threw the "retail" thing out there as a joking reference to posts made by a certain esteemed poster here at CF.
     
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    I doubt he is going to make the 53 man roster but Nate Eachus had a monster game last night in a blow out loss to Seattle. He rushed for 98 yards on only 10 carries and a td. Also it looks as if Devon Wylie has locked up both kick and punt return jobs. :arms:
     
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    that Eachus had to play I-AA football in the Patriot League in college is yet another in the myriad examples of the Caste System. take a look at the below profile and Pro Day video. why the hell is this guy considered a "fringe" prospect? the answer, of course, is because he is a White tailback.

    [video=youtube;_N9BJU6D140]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_N9BJU6D140[/video]

    all he needed was an opportunity, and he does in the NFL what he's done all his life: make big plays.
    a recap of his performance against the Seahawks:
    the original link:
    http://kansascity.sbnation.com/kansas-city-chiefs/2012/8/25/3267429/nate-eachus-chiefs-seahawks
     
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    I think the Chiefs could end up being what the Pats were a few years ago. They have Scott Pioli as their GM and they seem to be bring in more white skill postion players.
     
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    more positive reports on Eachus' performance: http://citizensvoice.com/sports/eachus-makes-statement-1.1363935

     
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    Unfortunately however, at this juncture, the Chiefs are an odiously black squad. Besides Cassell, they only have TWO offensive lineman and TE Kevin Boss as starting whites. Hillis is a co-starter with Charles. The defense is a coal-black affair, which makes the Chiefs one of the absolute worst teams when it comes to white starters.
     
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    Amazing to me how Crennel gets another head coaching gig after stinking **** up in Cleveland. One good year as a defensive coordinator and then you hand him the Head coaching job.
     
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    Football Dad, what are your thoughts about the tight end situation. Will Boss be the clear number one tight end, or will it be more of a co-ownership deal with Moeki where both are on the field alot?
     
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    The KC tight end situation will mirror the backfield co-starter situation. Boss and Moeki will get around the same amount of snaps, many times with both on the field at the same time. Although Moeki gets the tan-everyman praise and hype, Boss is more valuable as he is a far superior blocker and has better hands. Moeki is more of a Aaron Hernandez-type TE (or at least he wants to be).
     
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    Nate Eachus survived yesterday's mandatory cutdown, but Zeke Markhausen (WR), Ethan Johnson (DE), Tim Biere (TE), Shane Bannon (FB), Caleb Campbell (LB), Matt Syzmanski (K). So, of the 14 players released, 6 were of the pasty-hued variety.

    On the positive front, if Eachus is released with the next mandatory cutdown this Friday, he's practically a lock for the practice squad. He may actually make the team since the Chiefs released Shane Bannon, which is somewhat a surprise.

    Here's a story from the KC Star in regards to Eachus. I'm hoping that he tears it up this Thursday, as it will basically just be him and Droughns in the backfield as Hillis and Charles will not go beyond the first series or two, and Cyrus Gray is injured (as usual).

     

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