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    POSTED 7:45 p.m. EDT, April 11, 2007
    HUMAN JOYSTICK ON THE BLOCK
    A league source tells us that the Chiefs are shopping veteran receiver/return specialist Dante Hall.
    Hall, 28, was the pre-eminent kick and punt returner earlier this decade. In 2003, Hall had 25.9 average yards per kick return and 16.3 average yards per punt return, both career highs. He also scored four total return touchdowns.
    Since then, however, his performance as a returner has declined. Still, he possesses a skill that is of high value in the NFL, and with Pacman Jones out for the entire season, we think that one of the first teams who should give the Chiefs a call is the Tennessee Titans.
    Hall is signed through 2008, at salaries of $1.5 million this year and $1.9 million next year. [PFT]

    Bingo! As the saying goes, "Timing is everything." And once again, King Carl has displayed his knack for timing. With Pac Man Jones' league suspension for the 2007 NFL season, not only will the Titans be focused on locating his replacement in the secondary but also as a return specialist. Jones provided the Titans with a solid return game both as a kickoff specialist and a punt returner, so targeting Danta Hall as his replacement would seem to be a no-brainer. To complicate the situation for the Titans is the fact that Jones' backup, WR/KR Bobby Wade, departed via free agency to Minnesota. Clearly the Titans have a need and are equipped to do business with the Chiefs. The Titans have multiple draft picks in rounds 4 [#115 and #128] and also in the 6th round with picks #188, 404 and 206.

    Sounds like a down right done deal...or is it? Come on, do you really think King Carl would make life that easy for anyone? No way! This is Peterson's time of year and you can bet your bottom buck he'll continue to climb up on that soap box every chance he can get.

    Being careful not to hurt ourselves, let's dive alittle deeper into the knowledge surrounding the situation...knowing full well we had better do it ourselves, because waiting on Adam Teiceher or some other "in the know" reporter will only put us behind the eight ball.

    Aside from the Titans, what other teams are in need of help at the KR/PR/WR positions? Here are the top candidates:

    #1 Tennesse Titans
    #2 San Francisco 49ers
    #3 Miami Dolphins
    #4 Tampa Bay Bucs
    #5 Philadelphia Eagles
    #6 Houston Texans

    Without bomb-barding you with player stats and all, the above listed teams either ranked in the lower segment of the 2006 NFL ranking in either one or both return departments. In some cases, these teams also have lost a punt or kickoff specialist through free agency. Each of these teams could stand an improvement in terms of overall talent and depth at the WR spot as well.

    But the key when it comes to King Carl and his timing, is whether or not these teams have draft picks to play with. As mentioned before, the Titans do have the necessary picks as does San Fran [4th round #104, 110 and 124] and to a lesser degree the Miami Dolphins [6th round #181 and 199]. So the picks are there. But the key to the final outcome could be in team upside, meaning a team likely to make a strong push at the playoffs...enter the Eagles and Bucs.

    As you can now see, Danta Hall could very easily produce in a trade for the Chiefs a 4th round pick or even several second day draft picks. As for me, my money is on the 49ers and pick #4/110.
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    I'm with you, and if you / Herm / I all voted, we would win by 2 - 1. Unfortunately, his is the only vote that counts right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    I don't think they allow portable oxygen tanks on the field.

    I'll hide it under my jersie, and it will protect my back, grin, they will carry the special teams guy off the field, not me!! (grin)

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    webb did look great in prseason last year. basically he just ran. hall seems to dance more than just run. if we can get a good pick for him, let him go.
    i can remember what a chief super bowl team looks like! ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfpack View Post
    webb did look great in prseason last year. basically he just ran. hall seems to dance more than just run. if we can get a good pick for him, let him go.

    Agreed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    I will take a guy who tries to make something happen every kick over a guy that runs straight forward into the first guy in front of him anyday. He is still a fun guy to watch. As a WR...thats maybe a little different story.

    Except that at least the guy that runs straight ahead for as many yards as he can get will at least get positive yardage on the return most of the time instead of loosing yardage most of the time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    I will take a guy who tries to make something happen every kick over a guy that runs straight forward into the first guy in front of him anyday. He is still a fun guy to watch. As a WR...thats maybe a little different story.
    I'm glad to find that I am not alone, on this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    Except that at least the guy that runs straight ahead for as many yards as he can get will at least get positive yardage on the return most of the time instead of loosing yardage most of the time.
    if everyone ran north and south every time you would never get anywhere

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    if everyone ran north and south every time you would never get anywhere
    That would be "Hermi-ball".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    if everyone ran north and south every time you would never get anywhere
    Well depending on whether you are north or south of your endzone. :p


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    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    That would be "Hermi-ball".

    That made me chuckle.












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