As a long time fan of both teams, I hope he doesn't sign with either, but if it has to be one or the other, I hope he goes to the Bears. The Chiefs already have the best defense in the NFL and I don't want them to mess with the d-line. If he started, that would probably mean playing in DeVito's spot or playing NT and moving Poe to the right end. Poe struggled to get sacks in college because he kept getting moved around on the D-line. I don't want to mess with what is already working and Ratliff would probably demand to much money to sit on the bench.
Originally Posted by Frankenchief
On the other hand, the Bears defensive line has been decimated by injuries this year. Their best d-lineman (DT) Corey Wooten is out with and injury and his back-up, Zach Minter. got hurt last game forcing 3rd stringer Christian Tupou into the game. In addition (NT) Stephan Paea left the last game with an injury and (DE) Julius Peppers has been almost invisible this year, with the exception of a lucky interception. Add to that the fact that pro-bowlers (LB) Lance Briggs and (CB) Charles Tillman are hurt and starting MLB DJ Williams has been lost for the season (injured reserve). The Bears defense is in serious need of some help and they were giving up a lot of points before most of those guys got hurt! They have a much bigger need for him and more cap space, too.
Sure it would be nice for the Chiefs to have him for depth, but they already have 4 back-ups for 3 positions, while the Bears (who play a 4-3 defense and have more spots available) can barely put 11 healthy bodies on the field.
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