Yesterday I posted a couple of facts for the "O" line. It showed where our strong point of attack was running on a specific side of the "O" line. Some were better than others but, the off season and coaching changes should address those issues. Now we're moving to the WR's. Chris Chambers, Dwayne Bowe, Jerheme Urban, & Dexter McCluster. Out of these 4 players, given a full season, somebobies going to have a 1,000+ yd season. Somebody else should be close to it if not passing it.
Since this year should deem more valuable than last year. With some off season moves and new draftee's, our "offensive" line, shouldn't be so "offensive". It looks on paper that we've plugged up some holes anyway. With that being done, we can look at our receiving corps. "Our" ability to launch a scud or two will definitely help conquer the land known as the AFC West. So lets take a look at last years firepower.
Dwayne Bowe was suspended 4 games last year, but he still did help the team, dropped passes and all. Bowe was ranked 74th in overall standings for WR's. With the addition of Coach Haley, Bowe should shake off the "It's okay" attitude Coach Edwards brought to the table. As we now know from watching Haley's program, It was not okay. Our players were completely misguided or for that part not guided to what Herm called "Greatness". How hard was Bowe pushed to become great? I truthfully feel Herm's camp failed this kid.
Dwayne Bowe's stats: 47 receptions, 589 yds, 12 yd avg., 53.5 yd per game avg. (12 games)
Those stats were compariable to Michael Crabtrees from San Fransico. Due to the lack of effort of Bowe the first couple years under Herm, Bowe should have been one of the top receivers in those years. If you recall the Jets came knocking at the door for him. He has to have upside and alot of it. Now it's Coach Haley's job to pull it out. If Herms way hasn't made the guy lazy.
Chris Chambers came to the Chiefs through waivers. He was one of San Diego's top WR's at one time. It was his off the field issues that ultimately cut him loose there. Either way, I was happy to see him come this way. He really showed up for a team that gave him another chance. For someone who didn't know our offense, he did a hell of a job bumping guys who had been here already. This year with a full year of learning our ways, he should have a break out season. He ranked 104th overall for WR's.
Chambers stats: 36 receptions, 603 yds, 16.9 yd avg. 67.9 yd per game avg. (9 games w/ Chiefs)
This year we should see a boost in stats from both players given a full year to start. (fingers crossed for Bowe).
With off season moves for players like Jerheme Urban, who should have competition now from our newest draftee, Dexter McCluster, our WR's should have the ability to spread the field and make some plays happen. Anyone of these 4 guys should now be a legit threat to all DB's. Double teams won't work for defenses this year, we'll just smack'em with another deadly weapon. Our Offense just became unpredictable with these 4 WR's and "Weisdom" controlling the plays. Our main offensive schemes anyways.
Next.... It's all about the Running Backs.....2 legit 1000+ yd runners. Stay tuned.
Who will have more yards receiving this year?
D-Bowe (99 votes)
Chambers (87 votes)
McCluster (16 votes)
Urban (5 votes)
207 total votes