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    Biggs: Source says Chiefs checking out Runyan | National Football Post

    do you guys think he has enough left to help out the Chiefs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    The more I hear I am not sure I want this guy. I also don't know that the Chiefs will want him. Here's why.

    1. Just coming off of surgery. A surgery that has a medium to low success percentage.

    2. At best he has a year or two left. I maybe wrong but I don't think so.

    3. I have heard he is all about competition, that is great but he has said (or at least others have said about him) that he wants to start and isn't interested in helping any of the younger guys.
    This is the main reason I am not interested, and I don't think if true that Haley will be either, I know all about win now but if he isn't interested in bringing up and mentoring the younger guys then what help would he be to THIS team. If someone is a RT away from the Super Bowl you take him, otherwise you save the money for a veteran who may not be as solid but is willing to help coach the younger guys so they are solid in a year or so.

    And last, We just got O'Callahan If we didn't think he was any good then why even pick him up. I know the team is desperate but I don't think this spot is so desperate that they have to go out and get a me person for one year. I just don't know how much that helps.
    Well, I think the main thing is that even if he only plays 1 year of good RT, that keeps Cassel alive this year and we can address the situation next season via the draft or free agency. Right now the right side of the line is in shambles, and our 83 million dollar investment has already been injured because of it.

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    If Runyan is not an absolute positive for this team - ie, a team player that wants to be here - Pioli/Haley won't sign him...
    SHUT IT

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    Runyan was a staple for years in philly, not to mention a probowler. Our o line needs so much help. He is bound to have at least a couple years of prime play left. Long enough to contribute and teach the youngsters how its done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tipidweller View Post
    Runyan was a staple for years in philly, not to mention a probowler. Our o line needs so much help. He is bound to have at least a couple years of prime play left. Long enough to contribute and teach the youngsters how its done.
    Thats part of the problem, he isn't interested in teaching the youngsters. For me that is a huge problem.




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    Im personally not worried about him teaching the youngsters. I just want him to help keep Cassel from being a vegetable by seasons end...

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    Quote Originally Posted by McLovin View Post
    Thats part of the problem, he isn't interested in teaching the youngsters. For me that is a huge problem.

    Just curious where you got this information? How do you know this?

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    Cant quote the sources (been a few days) but have read this in a couple places. I hope it isn't true but it looked legitimate. That he felt that if he brought the younger guys along and helped them that he may lose his job.
    This was supposedly from a comment he made.

    Again I hope I am wrong, I know me writing this won't change whether or not he is brought in, but I do feel if this is the case, Pioli / Haley will pass. On this other hand if he does not feel this way and is willing to mentor the younger guys then this could be a good addition.

    Regardless it wont happen till after the game Sunday, As a vested veteran his entire base salary would be guaranteed if he played in week one.


    That will give Pioli/Haley time to look at the O-Line we have against the Ravens and see if there is reason to panic.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike View Post
    If Runyan is not an absolute positive for this team - ie, a team player that wants to be here - Pioli/Haley won't sign him...
    Sure they would.

    Runyan has a reputation for being a jerk. But if they want to see any success from this offense, then they have to know that Runyan has always done very well at his job. And that would be very helpful to the rest of the team.

    It is pretty likely that he would only be here for one year, regardless of rather we wanted him longer, due to the knee situation.

    He isn't a lockerroom cancer. Very well respected by all former teammates. ("All" is assumed. But I have always heard very respectful comments from teammates.)

    What he may lack in the 'cheerleading' area, he makes up for in the 'dedicated' area.

    He would be a big help in advancing the progression of this offense. And I can't help but think that, if healthy enough, Pioli and Haley would want him here, even if he isn't trying to be a mentor.

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    Has anyone signed Runyan yet. More help on the line would be nice....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seek View Post
    Has anyone signed Runyan yet. More help on the line would be nice....
    I actually expect him to sign with a team today. Yesterday the Bills had a game and they were one of the 3 teams he worked out with, so I think today we'll hear some news.

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