Lots of crazy news coming out around the league. Vince Young to the Eagles, Ron Edwards to the Panthers, Jets trying hard for Nnamdi, Oakland looking to get Cromartie maybe, McNabb to the Vikes, Brian Waters just CUT by the Chiefs, Ochocinco and Haynesworth to the Pats, ect ect. Could we get another big one in the next 24 hours?
The last 2 years alone the Chiefs have drafted 3 OLB (Scheffield, Houston, and Miller) We also have Studebacker. Without Hali our OLBs wouldn't be nearly as good as they are, but everyone says the biggest staple of the 3-4 is the NT. Which brings me to my main point. Could Pioli be working on a trade?....Hali for a NT? After losing Edwards and possibly Smith to other teams the Chiefs are extremely thin at NT. Pretty much everyone agrees the Chiefs MUST do something about it, and very soon. I will Present you with a very crazy scenario that has no real basis what so ever. What if the aquiring of Haynseworth is so that NE can trade Vince Wilfork for Tamba Hali. I know that sounds crazy, but if you look closely it makes perfect sense.
Haynseworth isn't the greatest DT, but could certainly be a dominant NT if motivated. With Tamba bringing the pass rush, it would more then negate the overall lose from Vince being gone. The Pats would have their pass rush that they've been looking for the last few years. I personally believe that NT is more valuable then OLB, so whats in it for NE well Tamba is a couple years younger and fills a massive need.
On the flip side the Chiefs would lose a dominant pass rusher, but gain a dominant NT, which certainly plays more to Crennel's strength as a DC. While I don't think Houston will be as good as Tamba as a pass rusher I do believe he has the potential to be a more complete OLB, as does Scheffield and even Studebacker imho. As I said I don't believe any of them will ever be as good a pass rusher, except for the element of surprise. Opposing QBs know EVERY play that 91 is coming. Crennel needs more complete OLB to bring the heat from unexpected areas. He may not be know for his "exotic blitzes" but the element of surprise is a key to the way he runs defense. Just look at the numbers from the NE Dynasty
2001.......41 Sacks from 14 different players and no one with more then 7
2003.......41 sacks from 13 different players no one with double digits
2004.......45 Sacks from 12 Different players one player with more than 5.5 sacks
Now I'm just going to leave it at that. You decide Chiefs fans. Would you be mad if Pioli trades Tamba for Vince? I honestly can't say, I love Tamba (no homo) but Vince Wilfork would be an excellent addition to the team.