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dbolan
03-04-2009, 12:31 PM
Okay...We got Cassell and Vrabel but seems like we are watching other teams get much more active while we watch and wait?

I'm just curious what the strategy may be at this point because the draft is not gonna fill the remainder of our voids, is it?

Chief Tyler
03-04-2009, 01:24 PM
I don't think his strategy is to sign high priced young guns. I'd be willing to bet that he builds the core of his team through the draft, bringing in cheap vets to mentor and fill in some holes while new players get drafted/devloped. Thats the only explanation (to me at least) for passing on guys like Housh, Canty, Scott ect. while looking into people like Engram. Theres still a lot of talent out there, panic mode is still weeks away.

okikcfan
03-04-2009, 01:30 PM
Others are making it to KC for interviews but my worry is their age, so far the youngest being 33. I can understand bringing in the vets to stablize the team because we are so very young but the ones being interviewed are short term only. We still have alot of cap money, we could have made some good deals by this point, but have missed out. But again, my faith is in Pioli.......GO CHIEFS IN 09!!!!

yashi
03-04-2009, 01:39 PM
Others are making it to KC for interviews but my worry is their age, so far the youngest being 33. I can understand bringing in the vets to stablize the team because we are so very young but the ones being interviewed are short term only. We still have alot of cap money, we could have made some good deals by this point, but have missed out. But again, my faith is in Pioli.......GO CHIEFS IN 09!!!!
Nothing wrong with signing veteran short term guys, especially at a position like WR. If they get too old to be effective, we cut them and sign someone else next offseason. The team is young enough already, we could use more vets in the mix.

Bike
03-04-2009, 01:42 PM
We still gotta couple months until the draft. Lots of dealing to be done yet...

Bike
03-04-2009, 01:54 PM
Nothing wrong with signing veteran short term guys, especially at a position like WR. If they get too old to be effective, we cut them and sign someone else next offseason. The team is young enough already, we could use more vets in the mix.
Agreed. we can't compete with Snyders 100 mil to Hanesworth. Pioli will find players that 'fit' with what he's trying to do. To me that means a mix of young players and seasoned vets - not necessarily high-priced FA's in the prime of their career.
I'm still concerned what its gonna take to sign Cassel.
After thinking on this for a couple days, I'm wondering if this was really the right deal for us giving up our 2nd pick for a position that was already filled and glaring needs elsewhere. I'm sure Pioli knows what he's doing - I'm just sayin'...Flame away!!!

Sn@keIze
03-04-2009, 02:21 PM
We made the best offseason move so far in my opinion.

And we got to make sure we spend our money wisely. #3 pick wont be cheap.

Chiefster
03-04-2009, 06:05 PM
Okay...We got Cassell and Vrabel but seems like we are watching other teams get much more active while we watch and wait?

I'm just curious what the strategy may be at this point because the draft is not gonna fill the remainder of our voids, is it?



I think that Pioli is waiting for the big names to fall off the board and to see who is left so that when the FA's that actually don't get their price are still there and he feels they can help us he will pick them up for much less than they wanted intially. Just a thought.

Agreed! :bananen_smilies046:

KristofLaw
03-04-2009, 07:14 PM
Clark Haggens is 33 and I guess they have been looking at him. Our new regime is pretty close to the vest with info releases, but since I've joined I recall someone mentioning how things seem to get done on Fridays and so far that seems to be true.

I still have an interest in J.Pepp, maybe some action that way or not, but if their is I hope we don't overpay. It would be funny if we were to get him we wouldn't really have done any of the major signings, all our work would be through trades, as it has.

Whatever the case the offseason has been a positive so far. :bananen_smilies046:

DT14PRIEST
03-04-2009, 07:27 PM
I think we've already made our biggest move this off season. Don't hold me to it thought, who knows what Pioli and Co. are thinking so I wouldn't expect another big splash in trade deals any time soon.

The hardest trait to learn though is patience, especially when it looks like we're going to be left in the dust. That being said Pioli made a living in NE by doing exactly what he's doing right now. The methodical approach.

I expect the Chiefs to sign anywhere from 6-10 players this off season alone through FA, and I bet a majority of them will be unknown commodities (I.e. not household names) that will leave us all scratching our heads going 'huh'? But then again thats exactly the modus operandi that Pioli had been doing for about 9 years in NE and we all know how that went.

Patience is a virtue.

josh1971
03-04-2009, 08:41 PM
Okay...We got Cassell and Vrabel but seems like we are watching other teams get much more active while we watch and wait?

I'm just curious what the strategy may be at this point because the draft is not gonna fill the remainder of our voids, is it?

Didja not read the interview with Clark Hunt? He said we would not be rushing out of the gate and signing a bunch of big name free agents. He said that we would be signing free agents, but later on.

jb

Big Daddy Tek
03-04-2009, 09:13 PM
We made the best offseason move so far in my opinion.

And we got to make sure we spend our money wisely. #3 pick wont be cheap.

Thats a very good point. Also Pioli doesn't do alot in the first couple weeks of free agency. He doesnt rush into any decision. This is a long period and Im sure he will have us complete with good veterans and youngsters, by camp.

Hayvern
03-04-2009, 10:14 PM
Okay...We got Cassell and Vrabel but seems like we are watching other teams get much more active while we watch and wait?

I'm just curious what the strategy may be at this point because the draft is not gonna fill the remainder of our voids, is it?

They may feel that they have players who are better than what we saw last year. I am so down on Herm Edwards at this point, I am almost willing to give every player a start-over card. I think Herm and team were so inept that they squandered the talent that they had. With any luck, some of these guys that have been here will have break out years.

I would sure like to see Carr and Flowers tag team the backfield. I would like to see Dorsey finally used in the proper capacity. Perhaps even Hali will step up and be the DE that we all thought he could be with new coaches and better play calling.

ktmrider
03-04-2009, 10:49 PM
They may feel that they have players who are better than what we saw last year. I am so down on Herm Edwards at this point, I am almost willing to give every player a start-over card. I think Herm and team were so inept that they squandered the talent that they had. With any luck, some of these guys that have been here will have break out years.

I would sure like to see Carr and Flowers tag team the backfield. I would like to see Dorsey finally used in the proper capacity. Perhaps even Hali will step up and be the DE that we all thought he could be with new coaches and better play calling.

I agree, some good coaching could go along way. There is too much talent to be as bad as they looked at times..................well most of the times. :drunkhb:

Coach
03-05-2009, 02:14 PM
After thinking on this for a couple days, I'm wondering if this was really the right deal for us giving up our 2nd pick for a position that was already filled and glaring needs elsewhere. I'm sure Pioli knows what he's doing - I'm just sayin'...Flame away!!!

I understand this argument. Especially since I liked Thigpen a lot. But I don't think you can argue with it being good value for a 2nd rounder. Especially considering the Vrabel news broke first. Speculation was that the Chiefs would have probably given up as much as a 4th rounder for him. When you consider the Chiefs got a possible QBOTF by giving up a 2nd instead of hypothetical 4th, it looks like the Chiefs got really good value.

I think this is nothing more than buyer remorse. If you ask nearly anyone in the league that is not a Chiefs fan, they will tell you that the Chiefs got a steal of a deal.

Rest assured, the Chiefs made out on this deal. Heading into this season, I think you still had to look at QB as being a need of this team. I don't care how big of a Thigpen fan you are, you'd have to acknowledge that there were still some question marks surrounding him as we headed into the 2009 season. And what was our backup plan if Thigpen went down? It really was a team need that I feel we have done a really good job of solving with a 2nd round pick. Much better value than solving it by drafting a QB in the 1st round. And bonus, we got Vrabel as well.

I view our QB situation very similar to the Cleveland Browns now. Two very promising young QB's. It's a good situation to have!!! And to have been put into that situation for a 2nd rounder, I think we should all be jumping up and down with excitement.

ktmrider
03-05-2009, 03:27 PM
I think we should all be jumping up and down with excitement.

:orange: :pineapple: :cucumber: :jumprope: :mango: :apple: :bananen_smilies090: :bananen_smilies044: :bananen_smilies012: :bananen_smilies024: You mean kinda like this?