Kevin Curtis

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  1. freedom1

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    I see Kevin Curtis is playing for the Chiefs today against the Ravens. He still looks fast as ever (and they still don't throw to him :)
     
  2. Anak

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    I noticed that too. He's getting great separation, can Cassel even throw it long down the field?
     
  3. snow

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    I don't know if Cassell can do the deep ball consistently, he struggled to hit Moss deep his first season starting, and Moss looked mediocre on shorter routes that didn't involve going straight down the field. He had his 2nd lowest season performance for a full starting season (before this year), 4 more yards than when he was in Oakland. I have used this argument for Matt Jones, how Moss looked when he wasn't used just as a deep threat. I also used it for the argument that Welker didn't need Moss, but we have finally seen that this season.

    Still though, Curtis is versatile, he can be used to stretch the field and can also be good on short routes to get yards after the catch, so they should find a way to utilize his speed.
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    It would be nice to see Curtis stick around in KC. They could use the depth, but it's likely they'll just cut him and bring in Bobby Engram or Billy McMullen.
     
  5. TwentyTwo

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    Yeah the KC Chiefs are already talking to Hank Baskett..just kiding..

    It was great seeing Kevin Curtis back in uniform, he took the place of Chambers! Not even go-to WR Dwayne Bowe was targeted once the entire game...
     
  6. FootballDad

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    Chefs played a terrible game. At the beginning of the game, they were running the ball well, so what do they do? They start throwing! It would have been nice if they had some quality receivers. As for Kevin Curtis, he looked great on his routes, and his speed was remarkable, but Cassel didn't even look for him, ol' Matt regressed back to last season in one game. Next year, hopefully they'll keep Curtis, and they will have Jerheme Urban back from IR as well.

    Hey TwentyTwo, It wouldn't surprise me at all if they DID bring in Baskett, or give Joey Galloway a tryout!
     
  7. Don Wassall

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    Here's an interesting article on the Chiefs WRs, particularly divas Bowe and Chambers, who both do a lot of whining. Bowe in particular takes a dig at Curtis without mentioning him by name.


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    The Chiefs were so disturbed about the state of their wide receivers heading into preparations for Sunday's playoff game that they signed veteran Kevin Curtis, who was sitting at home looking for work.


    The 30-7 loss to Baltimore showed their concern was in the right place. The Chiefs were outplayed to the extent that even having Roddy White and Reggie Wayne, the NFL's two top pass catchers this season, wouldn't have made much of a difference.


    But the game showed how much that upgrading the position needs to be a point of emphasis during the offseason.


    The Chiefs completed just six passes to their wide receivers, the longest for 8 yards to Dexter McCluster. Their Pro Bowl wide receiver, Dwayne Bowe, not only didn't catch a pass, but the Chiefs never threw one his way.


    "It happened, but that's over,"Â￾ Bowe said Monday. "Their defense schemed around me to take me out of it, and that's exactly what they did. We've just got to find ways to move the ball better.


    "I felt like I was open some plays and could've gotten the ball. If I had another guy over there, who knows how the game could have gone?"Â￾


    Quarterback Matt Cassel indicated the Chiefs were trying to get the ball to Bowe but the Ravens wouldn't let them.


    "Out of the first five passes or six passes we threw, he was the primary target on all of them,"Â￾ Cassel said. "They just did an outstanding job of covering him.


    "They tried to control the run game with their front seven and a lot of times they were able to roll a safety over the top of him and put a defensive corner right in front of him so he was double-teamed most of the day."Â￾


    Otherwise on Sunday, the Chiefs had the 32-year-old Curtis, who signed last Wednesday, as well as rookies McCluster and Verran Tucker and another veteran, Terrance Copper, playing at wide receiver. Tucker and Copper are with the Chiefs mainly because of their special-teams skills.


    Unavailable Sunday was Chris Chambers, the Chiefs' best wide receiver last season. Chambers finished an unusual season in a bizarre way: He was again healthy but not suited up for the game.


    "I had kind of seen the writing on the wall a little bit because my (snaps) were being cut in practice and I still wasn't getting any information about it from my receiving coach,"Â￾ Chambers said. "I'm a veteran receiver with the most playoff experience, and you'd think they'd want me out there, and that wasn't the case. I still haven't talked to the coach about it yet."Â￾


    Coach Todd Haley was unavailable Monday to speak regarding Chambers. The Chiefs re-signed Chambers last offseason but have clearly given up on him. He was also scratched from the lineup three times during the regular season.


    Chambers wasn't getting open as often as he did last season. He caught 22 passes with one touchdown but was more productive toward the end of the regular season.


    He said Monday that he would have given the Chiefs more had he not been yanked from the lineup so many times.


    "I'm not the type of receiver that's going to (play well) coming off the bench,"Â￾ he said. "They started a rookie (Tucker) ahead of me for a couple of games. I know we're trying to get other guys looks, but I feel I didn't get a fair shake as far as being out there and making (catches). I know me. I know I can be extremely streaky at times, and if there was a game or two dedicated to just getting me the ball and getting me going, I think I would have done more towards the end here, but that wasn't the case.


    "I thought we started to get a little something going a few games ago. I thought I was getting back to form, and all of a sudden we get to the biggest game of the year and I'm not playing with no explanation. Zero. That's nothing against Kevin, because I think he's a good receiver and he did a good job for the most part. I thought (signing Curtis) was more about shoring up our receiving corps and bring in more experience (because) we had some guys who (weren't) probably ready from a knowledge standpoint.


    "I thought it had more of a negative effect on our team, me not being out there. Guys were wondering, ‘Why are you not playing?' It's guys that respect me, believe in me. I felt it was going to be my opportunity to (make up for) a disappointing season from a production standpoint."Â￾


    Bowe and McCluster will be back next season. Copper and Tucker will also probably at least go to camp with the Chiefs because of their special-teams skills. Curtis signed for just the playoffs, so his time with the Chiefs might already be finished.


    The same could be said for Chambers.


    "We didn't see eye to eye on some things,"Â￾ Chambers said, speaking of Haley. "I didn't think I had too much of an opportunity. I didn't get a lot of targets, maybe two targets a game. I don't think any receiver can be productive doing that. I don't know whether they gave up on me.


    "I definitely have more left in the tank. I can still catch the ball extremely well. I wasn't dropping balls. I wasn't doing crazy things on the field, making mistakes like that."Â￾Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2011/01/10/2575187/playoff-loss-illustrates-chiefs.html#ixzz1AlNw8i7H
     
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    Chris Chambers, poor baby[​IMG]
     
  9. whiteathlete33

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    Which idiot was it that said Curtis is a number 3 receiver when he was on the Eagles? If I recall correctly it was some black guy. Even the white guy is very fast he's still put down.
     

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