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texaschief
06-26-2007, 11:29 PM
Does anyone else really want to see Tank Johnson here? I would love to see a pair of "Tanks" sittin in there destroying the opposing offensive lines. Johnson is one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL. I understand he has some issues and we have plenty to worry about with the guys already on this team, but how much trouble can you get into in K.C. really? lol I think the reason you don't see more trouble from our players is because of where they live. that's not a knock on the city, it's just a relatively quieter town than Chicago.

The guy WANTS to turn things around. Get him out of that city where he has all his friends, and he MAY staighten up. With all these high priced vets leaving town, it's not like we don't have the cap room. i'm not sure what the exact number is, but the only huge contracts we still have are on our O-line and CBs.

I just think this would solidify what has become a much improved D-line this spring. We've got Jared Allen, John Welbourn, and now Tank Tyler. What's one more "character" guy? Where's the risk? We already have a descent D-line without him, if he flys right, we have an amazing D-line. If he doesn't, the league suspends him without pay and we're back to what we have now.

There's already some tension in the club house with the LJ situation and the Jared Allen temper tantrum, so i don't think signing him will be that big of a distraction.

The biggest reason i DON'T think it'll happen, is because one of his best friends, Lovi Smith, just released the guy. If Lovi gets on the horn and runs the guy down, Herm wont touch him.

A reason why i think he COULD get signed is because they didn't seem too reluctant in wanting to sign Terrell Owens. They drafted Tank Tyler. They allowed Welbourn to come back. I don't see Herm shying away from "character" guys eventhough he seems to advocate strong punishment for poor decisions off the field.

Guru
06-27-2007, 01:18 AM
No No No

chief31
06-27-2007, 02:11 AM
I am "on the fringe" on this subject. He is a great talent, but also, a real schmuck, of a person. (appearently) I wouldn't get giddy, nor pissy, either way.

Chiefster
06-27-2007, 06:27 AM
Does anyone else really want to see Tank Johnson here? I would love to see a pair of "Tanks" sittin in there destroying the opposing offensive lines. Johnson is one of the best offensive linemen in the NFL. I understand he has some issues and we have plenty to worry about with the guys already on this team, but how much trouble can you get into in K.C. really? lol I think the reason you don't see more trouble from our players is because of where they live. that's not a knock on the city, it's just a relatively quieter town than Chicago.

The guy WANTS to turn things around. Get him out of that city where he has all his friends, and he MAY staighten up. With all these high priced vets leaving town, it's not like we don't have the cap room. i'm not sure what the exact number is, but the only huge contracts we still have are on our O-line and CBs.

I just think this would solidify what has become a much improved D-line this spring. We've got Jared Allen, John Welbourn, and now Tank Tyler. What's one more "character" guy? Where's the risk? We already have a descent D-line without him, if he flys right, we have an amazing D-line. If he doesn't, the league suspends him without pay and we're back to what we have now.

There's already some tension in the club house with the LJ situation and the Jared Allen temper tantrum, so i don't think signing him will be that big of a distraction.

The biggest reason i DON'T think it'll happen, is because one of his best friends, Lovi Smith, just released the guy. If Lovi gets on the horn and runs the guy down, Herm wont touch him.

A reason why i think he COULD get signed is because they didn't seem too reluctant in wanting to sign Terrell Owens. They drafted Tank Tyler. They allowed Welbourn to come back. I don't see Herm shying away from "character" guys eventhough he seems to advocate strong punishment for poor decisions off the field.


This will change once CP pays LJ. :113:

BoredomReallySux
06-27-2007, 06:49 PM
No No No


So what you're saying is: "No".

Coach
06-27-2007, 10:07 PM
Nice thought, but no way. I agree with the earlier post that made mention of the relationship between hermie and lovie. hermie wouldn't bring in this guy after his boyfiend lovie just released him.

Guru
06-27-2007, 11:51 PM
So what you're saying is: "No".
NO. But I am saying NO, IDIOT!!!

Chiefster
06-28-2007, 12:24 AM
NO. But I am saying NO, IDIOT!!!

LOL!

I was gonna remind ya of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T rule, but BRS kinda ask for it.

Guru
06-28-2007, 12:26 AM
LOL!

I was gonna remind ya of the R-E-S-P-E-C-T rule, but BRS kinda ask for it.

Pipe down Aretha.:fighting0028:

Chiefster
06-28-2007, 12:28 AM
Nice thought, but no way. I agree with the earlier post that made mention of the relationship between hermie and lovie. hermie wouldn't bring in this guy after his boyfiend lovie just released him.


LOL!!! Unless Lovie released him for Hermie; who knows just how far their man love extends. j/k

I agree; I don't see Hermie picking this guy up, although stranger things have happened.

Chiefster
06-28-2007, 12:29 AM
Pipe down Aretha.:fighting0028:

:sign0013: NOT! LOL!

Guru
06-28-2007, 12:44 AM
:sign0013: NOT! LOL!

http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/00smiley.gif

Chiefster
06-28-2007, 12:51 AM
http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/


Is that one of our smilies or onr that you incorporated?

Guru
06-28-2007, 12:54 AM
Is that one of our smilies or onr that you incorporated?

Mine of course. http://smiley.onegreatguy.net/mine.gif

Chiefster
06-28-2007, 01:01 AM
Mine of course. http://www.chiefscrowd.com/forums/

LOL! I like!

chief31
06-28-2007, 02:08 AM
Nice thought, but no way. I agree with the earlier post that made mention of the relationship between hermie and lovie. hermie wouldn't bring in this guy after his boyfiend lovie just released him.

It is possible, that Lovie liked the guy, but was under so much pressure, to release him, that he had no choice. In that caes, maybe Lovie gives Hermie the "thumbs-up" on the guy.

Just a thought.

Chiefster
06-28-2007, 05:23 AM
It is possible, that Lovie liked the guy, but was under so much pressure, to release him, that he had no choice. In that caes, maybe Lovie gives Hermie the "thumbs-up" on the guy.

Just a thought.


...Hmmmm; plausible.

BoredomReallySux
06-28-2007, 05:31 AM
NO. But I am saying NO, IDIOT!!!


Dude; I was just kidding.

chief31
06-28-2007, 06:39 AM
Dude; I was just kidding.

Wow, boredome, why did you go and take a piss, in Gurus cereal? Lol. J/K

texaschief
06-28-2007, 06:21 PM
It is possible, that Lovie liked the guy, but was under so much pressure, to release him, that he had no choice. In that caes, maybe Lovie gives Hermie the "thumbs-up" on the guy.

Just a thought.

this could be the best way to get him here. Indianapolis with Dungy could in the same position. I just think K.C. would have more cap space to sign him. . . even with offering L.J. a huge contract.

BoredomReallySux
06-28-2007, 06:35 PM
Wow, boredome, why did you go and take a piss, in Gurus cereal? Lol. J/K


Well, I hadn't thought so. No peeing in cereal do I.

Guru
06-29-2007, 12:09 AM
Wow, boredome, why did you go and take a piss, in Gurus cereal? Lol. J/K
What happened, happened. And couldn't have happened any other way.

Chiefster
06-29-2007, 12:10 AM
What happened, happened. And couldn't have happened any other way.


He is the one.

BoredomReallySux
06-29-2007, 01:01 AM
So what about the ("")???

Guru
06-29-2007, 01:04 AM
So what about the ("")???

Is that the shiney spot on the back of your bald head there?

BoredomReallySux
06-29-2007, 01:11 AM
Is that the shiney spot on the back of your bald head there?

Very funny. I meant the quotations.

Guru
06-29-2007, 01:12 AM
Very funny. I meant the quotations.

How is this for quotations...

"You're and Idiot"

BoredomReallySux
06-29-2007, 01:20 AM
How is this for quotations...

"You're and Idiot"

Don't you mean: "You're an idiot"!?!?

Guru
06-29-2007, 01:22 AM
Don't you mean: "You're an idiot"!?!?

There you go again, proving my point.

No, I mean You're and Idiot.

BoredomReallySux
06-29-2007, 02:12 AM
There you go again, proving my point.

No, I mean You're and Idiot.


Oh, whatever!

texaschief
07-03-2007, 02:55 PM
so, now that you girls are done bickering, back to the original topic. We now know that Tank Johnson WASN'T driving drunk. Could that help him land in Kansas City?

chief31
07-03-2007, 03:06 PM
so, now that you girls are done bickering, back to the original topic. We now know that Tank Johnson WASN'T driving drunk. Could that help him land in Kansas City?

I don't think I would end-up liking him, but am not against such an aquisition. I could learn to like him, if he could learn to keep his name out of the papers. (Sports page excluded.)

Canada
07-03-2007, 06:11 PM
I am still leary about the 8 games he is gonna miss at the start of the season. Maybe if he is still available next year, but he could be a disruption coming in and taking someones spot in week 9. It is crappy that he was presumed guilty and canned before there was any proof. I guess that is what a bad rep does for you, although he is the one delinquent that seemed like he really was sorry and wanted to turn things around. IMHO

texaschief
07-03-2007, 07:58 PM
i agree. the guy looked like he was remorseful. his blood/alcohol content was like the equivelent of drinking A BEER. For ANYBODY up at 3am, an alcohol content that low is relatively good. lol

The 8-game suspension is crappy, but it doesn't go against our cap number. Signing him could be looked at as our first FA aquisition for 2008.

Maybe it's just me....and the city of Baltimore, but i like when my defensive players are accused of being related to a violent crime. jk

that was in bad taste.

chief31
07-03-2007, 08:58 PM
I am still leary about the 8 games he is gonna miss at the start of the season. Maybe if he is still available next year, but he could be a disruption coming in and taking someones spot in week 9. It is crappy that he was presumed guilty and canned before there was any proof. I guess that is what a bad rep does for you, although he is the one delinquent that seemed like he really was sorry and wanted to turn things around. IMHO

I imagine that they were not just assuming. Tank probably told them that he had a drink, or two. Rather he was over the legal limit, or not, he screwed up. Especially with all of the other stuff, going on.

Canada
07-03-2007, 09:23 PM
I imagine that they were not just assuming. Tank probably told them that he had a drink, or two. Rather he was over the legal limit, or not, he screwed up. Especially with all of the other stuff, going on.

No breathalyzer (sp?), aressted for "acting intoxicated" I agree that all his other bull@#$t was a screw up:fighting0068: ,but he accepted his punishment and stayed out of trouble. In all reality, the guy got a speeding ticket at 3a.m. Have you ever exceeded the speed limit? Regardless of your past history at your job, should you be fired for it? I guess now we will see if he really has changed. I just see guys like pac man jones and henry from the bungals. They haven't made any effort to behave. They still have jobs. I think the Bears reacted to the situation too quickly because "player conduct" is the big thing in the NFL right now and didn't give Tank a fair decision.

I think any further discussion on this topic should be taked up in "The Ring"

Coach
07-03-2007, 10:31 PM
Tank had a zero tolerance policy. He shouldn't have been drinking and driving at 3am. Even if he was under the legal limit.

I'll take anybody that will help our team. I definitely think he could. But I think it would be very unlikely that he'd end up here.

Guru
07-04-2007, 12:16 AM
I don't like the aspect of picking up a player that will be out for the first 8 weeks of the season. He sounds like the type of player that will always be pushing the limits though. Not real fond of those types. Just be a decent human being and make smart choice for crying out loud.

Why do these athletes always think they can do whatever they want, when they want and break laws while they are doing it.

I love that Chicago canned his *** even if he wasn't over the legal limit.

Marty used to run a clean team until 96 then he started bringing in thugs and idiots. 97 might have been a good year but penalties were up as were off-field incidents. Then the team imploded.

Canada
07-04-2007, 09:13 AM
my only point is that if Chicago was going to let him go it should have been done over the whole guns under the bed incident, not over a driving while sober incident.

Chiefster
07-04-2007, 01:00 PM
I agree with Canada and Guru that 8 weeks into the season would be a disruption and entirely too late in the season to really affect any good for the team.

As for the "Ring" It's a thread in the "Smack" forum for those who don't know; just remember to keep it respectful. It will be watched closely.

chief31
07-04-2007, 02:04 PM
I agree with Canada and Guru that 8 weeks into the season would be a distruption and entirely too late in the season to really affect any good for the team.

As for the "Ring" It's a thread in the "Smack" forum for those who don't know; just remember to keep it respectful. It will be watched closely.

There is one, big, advantage, to having players come to the roster, a few games into the season, such as Jared Allen and, possibly, "Tank" Johnson.

With "Tank" Tyler and "Turk" Mcbride filling-in, during the early part of the season, they will gain some, much neede, game experience. Which is. obviously, a very good thing. However, with rookies, they have a tendancy to tire, late in the season. The college season, being slightly shorter, their bodies aren't used to the beating, especially an NFL beating, that late, in the year.

Secondly, half way into the season, would be a terrific time, to have some fresh bodies. And, all the better, if they should be the legs, of a highly talented player.

I know that Chiefs fans have seen how defensive tackles have a tendancy to grow weary, anyway. So, clearly, one could see the advantages, to bringing in anpther guy, mid-way through a season.

Imagine this, if the Chiefs were to make the playoffs, (Did I say that?) Jared Allen would have played, only, twelve games. Also, hypothetically, Johnson would have played, only, eight games. That sure would be an advantage, to a defense, in the playoffs.

Just a few factors, that we may overlook, during evaluations, of the idea, of signing "Tank" Johnson.

Chiefster
07-04-2007, 02:32 PM
There is one, big, advantage, to having players come to the roster, a few games into the season, such as Jared Allen and, possibly, "Tank" Johnson.

With "Tank" Tyler and "Turk" Mcbride filling-in, during the early part of the season, they will gain some, much neede, game experience. Which is. obviously, a very good thing. However, with rookies, they have a tendancy to tire, late in the season. The college season, being slightly shorter, their bodies aren't used to the beating, especially an NFL beating, that late, in the year.

Secondly, half way into the season, would be a terrific time, to have some fresh bodies. And, all the better, if they should be the legs, of a highly talented player.

I know that Chiefs fans have seen how defensive tackles have a tendancy to grow weary, anyway. So, clearly, one could see the advantages, to bringing in anpther guy, mid-way through a season.

Imagine this, if the Chiefs were to make the playoffs, (Did I say that?) Jared Allen would have played, only, twelve games. Also, hypothetically, Johnson would have played, only, eight games. That sure would be an advantage, to a defense, in the playoffs.

Just a few factors, that we may overlook, during evaluations, of the idea, of signing "Tank" Johnson.


Good point; the problem as I see it would be whether or not we want to keep starting players that may not be as fresh or players who have an enormous amount of rust to shake off. Me; I would rather go with the rust free players. :D

chief31
07-04-2007, 02:42 PM
Good point; the problem as I see it would be whether or not we want to keep starting players that may not be as fresh or players who have an enormous amount of rust to shake off. Me; I would rather go with the rust free players. :D

Well, Jared Allen comes right into his spot, when he returns. As for Johnson, that's a mighty strong pair of legs, to rotate in.

Canada
07-04-2007, 08:59 PM
It would be nice to have him step in to give guys a breather late in games and the season. Let's see if he gets in any more trouble this season

texaschief
07-04-2007, 09:18 PM
With the signing of Tank Johnson, we get a young All-Pro tackle to go with Tank Tyler and Tamba Hali. Concievably, we'll have just 3 spots to fill on a VERY solid defense. Our D-line will lose J. Allen. Our CBs will be another year older and will have to be replaced. Our Linebacking corp will be solid for the next couple years and will likely only need a OLB to replace Edwards in the near future. Our safety positions are in good hand with Pollard and Paige.

So, if we sign Johnson, we'll need a DE and 2 CBs next spring...either through the draft or free agency. That's not bad considering our defense was the worst in the league 2 years ago.

I think this could use some real consideration. The guy knows he's under a microscope, which is probably why we wasn't OVER the legal limilt. The guy didn't break a law, he seemed remorseful about his suspension, and is only in this position because of the press coverage that repeats a story over and over which makes each transgretion seem like it keeps happening over and over.

The reward far outways the risk. This could cement an all-pro D-line if Tank Tyler turns out to be what everyone thinks he could be. The guy who could make or break this deal is Alphonso Boone. He played with Johnson last year and if he puts in a good word, you may see Johnson in red week 10.

Chiefster
07-04-2007, 10:43 PM
Well, Jared Allen comes right into his spot, when he returns. As for Johnson, that's a mighty strong pair of legs, to rotate in.


Yeah, but he's only out four weeks; not eight. But, that is a good point.

Chiefster
07-04-2007, 10:47 PM
With the signing of Tank Johnson, we get a young All-Pro tackle to go with Tank Tyler and Tamba Hali. Concievably, we'll have just 3 spots to fill on a VERY solid defense. Our D-line will lose J. Allen. Our CBs will be another year older and will have to be replaced. Our Linebacking corp will be solid for the next couple years and will likely only need a OLB to replace Edwards in the near future. Our safety positions are in good hand with Pollard and Paige.

So, if we sign Johnson, we'll need a DE and 2 CBs next spring...either through the draft or free agency. That's not bad considering our defense was the worst in the league 2 years ago.

I think this could use some real consideration. The guy knows he's under a microscope, which is probably why we wasn't OVER the legal limilt. The guy didn't break a law, he seemed remorseful about his suspension, and is only in this position because of the press coverage that repeats a story over and over which makes each transgretion seem like it keeps happening over and over.

The reward far outways the risk. This could cement an all-pro D-line if Tank Tyler turns out to be what everyone thinks he could be. The guy who could make or break this deal is Alphonso Boone. He played with Johnson last year and if he puts in a good word, you may see Johnson in red week 10.

This is a real pet peeve of mine; I absolutely hate it when the news media reports a story, or what they think passes as one, to death.

Guru
07-04-2007, 11:48 PM
This is a real pet peeve of mine; I absolutely hate it when the news media reports a story, or what they think passes as one, to death.

Why, whatever do you mean?

Chiefster
07-05-2007, 12:38 AM
Why, whatever do you mean?


Heh! I can't imagine.