2017 Kansas City Chiefs

Discussion in 'Kansas City Chiefs' started by RTTAS, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. RTTAS

    RTTAS Guru

    Sep 16, 2015
    The Chiefs aren't great, but they're a lot better than their division rivals from Oakland. Alex Smith returns to lead the team, but will have rookie Patrick Mahomes, system QB out of Texas Tech, breathing down his neck. Like most of these black system QBs out of college, Mahomes will mentally have no clue about how to be an NFL QB, so Smith's job probably isn't in immediate jeopardy. Travis Kelce had 85 catches for 1,125 yards in 2016 and will be the only white TE on the roster. The OL starts five whites and is probably a top-1o OL in the league. Most plays on defence will feature at least one paleface despite neither Zombo nor Sorenson being listed as starters. In 2016 Zombo played 43.77% of defensive snaps (and 53.46% of special teams snaps) to finish with 41 tackles, while Sorenson played 48.61% of defensive snaps (and 81.92% of special teams snaps) to finish with 63 tackles, 3 interceptions, one returned for a TD, and 2 forced fumbles.

    The practice squad features rookie WR Gehrig Dieter, out of Alabama and Bowling Green, and OLB Marcus Rush, pre-season star who, for reasons unknown, could not get a roster spot with either San Francisco or Kansas City. The Chiefs are weak at WR so Dieter could shine if promoted, while Rush really should be on a 53-man roster by now.

    QB: Alex Smith, Tyler Bray
    FB: Anthony Sherman
    TE: Travis Kelce
    OL: Eric Fisher, Bryan Witzmann, Mitch Morse, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Mitchell Schwartz, Parker Ehringer, Jordan Devey

    OLB: Frank Zombo
    SS: Daniel Sorenson

    K: Cairo Santos (white Brazilian), P Dustin Colquitt, LS James Winchester
    Practice Squad: G Joe Cheek, WR Gehrig Dieter, OLB Marcus Rush

    Starters: 7*
    On 53-man roster: 16

    *A conservative figure - does not include FB Anthony Sherman or either of the defensive players.
  2. Extra Point

    Extra Point Master

    Oct 21, 2012
    With Eric Berry injured maybe Daniel Sorensen will get more playing time.
  3. Heretic

    Heretic Mentor

    May 1, 2015
    I immediately looked for him after Berry was injured, but they brought in another dindu instead.

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