KANSAS CITY MO - NOVEMBER 21: Jamaal Charles #25 of the Kansas City Chiefs carries the ball as Joey Porter #55 of the Arizona Cardinals defends during the game against on November 21 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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Bob Glauber of Newsday tweeted that the Colts are not inclined to pursue tampering charges against Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel for comments he made about Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning on Saturday at the NFL combine.
From what I hear, I don't expect the NFL to pursue charges, either. I expressed my thoughts on the silly saga Monday.
Spend an ungodly sum of money. Peter King reported that the Kansas City Chiefs had $63 million of cap space. They signed Stanford Routt to a three-year, $19 million deal, which still leaves more than $50 million on the table. Take the game-show approach and combine it with the classic police bribe. Bring him in a room with a table full of cash and some duffel bags. Explain that you're going to get a sandwich, Pioli, and that if he's not there when you come back, that's fine. Close the door and watch what happens on the closed-circuit cameras you installed in the room sometime in the past few years.
Here's How The Kansas City Chiefs Sign Peyton Manning from The Pitch
And while Pioli played coy about the possibility of adding Manning, coach Romeo Crennel opened the door to the idea. And everyone who heard him say KC would consider talent such as Manning's can see the Chiefs chase Manning.
They can make a strong case. They have nearly $48 million in cap room so they can not only fit Manning under the cap, but also add pieces to make him feel surrounded by talent and capable of competing immediately. That is probably attractive to the soon-to-be 36-year-old Manning.
Starter QB Demand Double That Of Supply from The Miami Herald
If the NFL keeps to the letter of their own laws, an honest answer that Kansas City Chiefs head coach, Romeo Crennel, gave to a reporter's question about potential free agent quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Chad Henne could be considered tampering and possibly cost the Chiefs a draft choice in April's college draft and/or a monetary fine.
Crennel's Statements Could Cost The KC Chiefs A Draft Pick from Examiner.com
Don't be surprised if we see an AFC West bidding war between two 3-4 defensive teams for a massive defensive tackle.
Miami DT May Interest Chiefs, Chargers from ESPN
As we've written repeatedly, running backs returning from ACL surgery generally take at least a full season to return to form. It helps that Charles suffered his injury early in the 2011 season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the team try to lighten his workload. Who will play alongside Charles is another issue.
Three And Out: Chiefs Getting A Facelift? from NFL.com
Former Chiefs running back Marcus Allen will be recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame and Allstate Insurance Company on March 6 in San Diego as part of "Hometown Hall of FamersTM," a national program honoring the hometown roots of some of the game's greatest players.
Marcus Allen To Be Honored from The Red Zone
"Sources have said the Cowboys would love for Chiefs CB Brandon Carr to hit the open market, so they can make a run at him," the Web site posted Sunday . "The expectation is that the Chiefs could franchise Carr and are said to be in fine cap shape, but they also have WR Dwayne Bowe to worry about.
"If Carr somehow makes it to March 13 unsigned, expect the Cowboys to go all in for him and worry about a high-profile guard (Carl Nicks or someone else) thereafter."
Reports: Expect Cowboys 'To Go All In' For Chiefs CB Brandon Carr from The Dallas Morning News
When Crennel was asked, he started off with the same stance as Pioli but gave in to the situation. With a name like Romeo, who can blame him for giving in to the true desires of his heart. Romeo had this to say about his future Juliet, "With a talent like that, I would be crazy not to consider it if he were available." Some may say that he just made a simple statement and even added in "if he were available". That shouldn't be his saving grace, especially after his boss demonstrated on national TV, how to answer the question appropriately.
"College receivers don't get a lot of press coverage in college," said Kansas City Chiefs GM Scott Pioli. "If they did, it's not very good quality press coverage. There are some really good corners in this league that know how to press and really good defensive coordinators that know how to set things up."
Sign A No. 1 Receiver Or Try Drafting One? Not Easy Either Way from CSN Chicago
LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers is one of the most intriguing talents in the entire 2012 draft but a poor showing at the Combine Monday is certain to give scouts pause before labeling him as one of its best...
... However, the past two highly regarded LSU defensive linemen -- Glenn Dorsey and Tyson Jackson -- haven't enjoyed the pro success expected after generating top five picks (both by the Kansas City Chiefs) in recent years. And that fact should give scouts pause, as well.
Combine Shows Brockers Has Plenty Of Red-Flags from CBS Sports