OAKLAND, CA - OCTOBER 02: Stanford Routt #26 of the Oakland Raiders tackles Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriot after an eleven yard gain in the first quarter of an NFL football game at O.co Coliseum on October 2, 2011 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
Stanford Routt has spoken.
The newest member of the Kansas City Chiefs spoke with ESPN's Josina Anderson after he agreed to a deal with the KC Chiefs on Monday. Routt was a 2005 draft pick and has spent his entire seven-year career in the AFC West with the Oakland Raiders.
"I trust the Kansas City Chiefs to lead us in the right direction. It helps that I'll be playing in the AFC West going on eight years now, so I think that will be a plus. I've always had a lot of respect for Romeo Crennel with his defensive expertise, so the sky is the limit for us. When you look at that, and combine it with the pieces they have on offense, I don't see why we can't win."
Kansas City "seemed like the right fit," he said.
When he visited the Buffalo Bills last week, he said in a media session that he just wanted to go someplace where he could win because, with the Raiders, he hasn't done a lot of winning. Good to know he believes in the Chiefs future.