My Vision For The Chiefs Organization
My vision for the organization is to build the leagues best defense that is complemented by a very strong running game. My Vision includes a Revolutionary Package of Run-Plays, and a Revolutionary defensive package of blitzes. Basically an improved version of the 2000 Ravens Defense, with a dynamic rushing offense.
To realize this vision from the offensive perspective I would need to build a powerful, disciplined, hard-working Offensive Line, Enlist the services of a proven Offensive Line Coach, Assemble a dynamic trio of Running-Backs, Enlist a proven Running-Back Coach, Sign a Dynamic Offensive Coordinator, and Sign or Draft a Dynamic Quarterback to lead my Offense.
To realize my vision of building the leagues best defense i would have to invest a large percentage of cap into the Defense, as long as I can get the right players at the right positions and assemble a dynamic trio of defensive positional coaches then that investment is one that I would gladly make. My vision involves a dynamic, powerful, multidimensional trio of defensive linemen, a strong-willed, disciplined, hard-hitting, and hardworking Line-backing Corps, and a strong group of Defensive Backs consisting of 2 shut-down corners, a hard-hitting and disciplined Strong-Safety, and a Dynamic, Sure-Handed Ed-Reed like Far-Safety.
Unlike Pioli I would spare no expense to put the right players at the right positions, and I would never over-pay. My cap would always be well spent and I would get the most out of it, I would never back down from a challenge and I would be bold in getting the most out of what im given. My number 1 priority would be to make immediate and logical choices that would build a dynamic roster, I would be bold in the sense of acquiring multiple Round 1 picks in the draft and I would draft out of potential as opposed to blind immediate talent.
What Coaches I Would've Made A Strong Move For
The Defensive Line coach for the Baltimore Ravens, Brooks is a coach who has an extensive track record of producing high caliber 3-4 Defensive Linemen, he's a guy who could unleash the full potential of Dontari Poe, and could pay major dividends in my quest to build a consistently great defense.
DeGuglielmo was in my opinion the best Offensive Line coaches in the NFL, he is the man behind the likes of Jake Long and Mike Pouncey. He has proven that he can produce linemen that can dominate the line of scrimmage. That dominance proved by the the fact that the Dolphins Offensive Line blocked for a running game that gained 1,987 yards and produced Reggie Bush’s first career 1,000-yard season last year. So in my quest to build a dominant Offensive and therefore produce a dominant running game DeGuglielmo would've been a coach that I wouldn't of spared any expense for.
Croom previously served as running backs coach for the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11. Under Croom’s guidance, Rams running back Steven Jackson registered the fourth-most rushing yards in the NFL over those three seasons with 3,802. Jackson earned Pro Bowl honors in 2009 and 2010 and finished in the top 10 among NFL rushers in all three seasons under Croom, including second in 2009 with 1,416 rushing yards. So Croom has proven himself in the sense that he can produce dominant, and finesse running-backs, he has a versatile coaching career and could offer alot to the team from an offensive perspective. By versatile I mean that in the sense that Croom could provide the team with not only a dynamic group of running-backs but could also add major insight as a former successful offensive coordinator. Croom was offensive coordinator for the Detroit Lions from 1997-2000. In his first season, Croom’s offense ranked second in the NFL and Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders led the NFL in rushing and became only the third player in NFL history to surpass 2,000 yards rushing. Wide receivers Herman Moore and Johnnie Morton each had 1,000-yard receiving seasons and Moore’s 104 receptions led the NFL. The Lions became the first team in NFL history to have teammates lead the league in rushing and receiving in the same season. So Croom has alot to offer and would be a major asset in building a dominant run happy offense.
Keith Butler might be the hardest of all the ones on this list to acquire, but if acquired he would pay major dividends. Butler has been instrumental in the development of the Steelers’ highly touted linebacking corps which includes three Pro Bowl players, James Farrior, James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley. In 2008 Butler was named NFL Linebacker Coach of the Year by Pro Football Weekly. Under Butler’s tutelage, Farrior, a second-team All-Pro in 2008, has led the Steelers’ defense in tackles for seven straight seasons (2003-09). In 2010 Farrior had 137 tackles, second-best on the team, marking his eighth straight season with 100-plus tackles for the Steelers. It was linebacker Lawrence Timmons in his second season as a starter who exploded onto the scene in 2010 and led the team with 149 tackles (100 solo) and also had three sacks, two interceptions, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. Butler has also helped groom Harrison into one of the league’s elite performers. Harrison, 2008 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, has earned two team MVP awards, recorded a 100-yard interception return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIII, the longest play in Super Bowl history and earned his fourth straight selection to the Pro Bowl in 2010. Harrison had a team-high 10.5 sacks in 2010 after posting 10 in 2009. Harrison currently holds the team record for sacks in a season when in 2008 he recorded a career-high 16 sacks. In addition, Harrison ranks second in team history for career forced fumbles with 24, behind only Greg Lloyd. The Steelers have a tradition of fielding some of the best pass-rushing linebackers in the NFL and Harrison and Woodley have accounted for two of the top four sack totals by a Steelers’ duo in team history. The two teamed up in 2008 to produce the most sacks in a single-season by a duo in Steelers’ history with a combined 27.5 sacks. Then in 2009 they totaled a combined 23.5 sacks between them and again in 2010 combined for 20.5 sacks. Butler's track record speaks for itself, even if i had to make him the defensive coordinator I would spare no expense for his talents and solidify him as a coach on my team by any means. So Butler is a definite necessity and key to building a supremely dominant defense and that is why he must be attained by any means, Butler is a coach who I would had targeted strongly this previous off-season.
Saunders served as the offensive coordinator for the Rams in 2008, returning to the franchise nearly a decade after helping them to a title in 1999 as associate head coach/wide receivers (1999-2000). Saunders was part of a coaching staff that helped create "The Greatest Show on Turf" and helped the Rams finish with NFL records of 7,075 total yards and 5,232 passing yards and score 540 points (33.8 ppg), the third-highest single-season total in NFL history in 2000. In 1999, the Rams finished atop the NFL with 6,412 yards of total offense, 272.1 passing yards per game and 32.9 points per game en route to a Super Bowl title. He served as the assistant head coach/offensive coordinator with the Kansas City Chiefs from 2001-05, having previously spent 10 years in Kansas City as assistant head coach/wide receivers (1989-98). During his second stint with the Chiefs, Saunders’ offense established 46 new franchise records and exploded with 2,157 points, 262 touchdowns and 30,470 net yards, more than any other NFL team across those five seasons. In 2005, he was named USA Today’s Offensive Coach of the Year as the Chiefs offense led the NFL for a second consecutive year.In 2004, the Chiefs led the NFL in total offense for the first time in team history, accumulating a franchise-record 6,695 yards (418.4 ypg) and breaking or tying 18 single-season records. The Chiefs also broke or tied numerous NFL records, establishing a record with 398 first downs and tying a 42-year old mark with 63 rushing touchdowns over two seasons. Kansas City became the first team in NFL history to produce three different running backs that recorded 150-yard rushing performances and was the first team to post eight rushing touchdowns in one game. Tony Gonzalez also set the NFL single-season receiving mark for tight ends with 102 receptions and QB Trent Green had over 300 yards passing in eight games to become just the fourth quarterback in NFL history to finish four straight seasons with a QB efficiency rating above 90.In 2003, the Chiefs led the NFL in scoring for the second straight season with a franchise record 484 points, a feat last accomplished by an AFC team in 1981-82 and RB Priest Holmes set an NFL single-season record with 27 rushing touchdowns. In 2002, Saunders’ offense led the league in scoring with 467 total points and broke or tied 22 single-season team records including the long-standing NFL record for fewest fumbles (two) and the mark for longest touchdown pass in league history (99 yards). In 2001, Kansas City’s offense ranked in the NFL top-10 in rushing, passing, scoring and total offense and Holmes led the league in rushing with 1,555 yards. So Saunders has proven he can produce high caliber offenses on multiple occasions and he would flourish in my system, with Saunders my team would be in the best possible position offensively for success. So Saunders would be my Offensive Coordinator.
Ryan is well known for his aggressive coaching style, and fiery personality. And he is the man who would defiantly be the head coach of my team. I like the guys persona and his track record speaks for itself, he turns bad to good, inadequate to adequate, and he gets the most out of what he is given. He would flourish if I could secure two top caliber Cornerbacks to the roster and the sky would be the limit defensively and with the other coaching additions a Super Bowl is near. So Ryan is a coach that I would transitioned to a head coaching position this previous off-season.
With These Coaching Additions my team would be in prime shape to dominate opposing teams provided i have the the right players, and in the long run with this staff my team is primed to bring pride and Superbowl's back to the organization and better yet the fans. This staff provides a dynamic balance of toughness, discipline, hard-work, and dominance. And with this staff my team is primed to be atop the NFL among other big names such as the Saints, Patriots, Packers, and Steelers. With this staff the sky is the limit.
How I Would've Attacked Free Agency
The lack of elite production on the O-Line is what really limited the offense last year, that lack of production led to a step back from the 2010 Season, and led to horrible touchdown rates. The lack of power and toughness also severely hurt the goal line play, so this would be my 1st priority in the draft, there's no point in signing a power-back to double with Charles unless you put a dominant line in 1st.
Nicks is among the best guards in the NFL, and he is on par with the likes of Steve Hutchinson, and Logan Mankins. If I was in the position I would sign Carl Nicks and spare no expense, he would solidify the left side of the O-Line and would give us time to build around him in the draft and future free-agency periods. He would prime the offense to make a major boost in production and would pay major dividends to the running game.
Levi Brown could play his best at RT, he was an inadequate LT throughout the 1st half of the 2011-2012 season, but he showed a dynamic return in production towards the end of the season. He has played at an extremely high level and could play at an even higher level at RT. He offers a great deal of strength, explosiveness, and the the nastiness that I would demand out of my Offensive Line. He gives a solid short term option and time to build the rest of the line around Him, and Carl Nicks until I can draft adequate long-term solutions in future drafts. Due to his fall off in production he would be as cost efficient as Eric Winston and would be a great addition to the Offensive Line.
We had a strong need at the nose-tackle position and the team failed to make any kind of move for his talents. Soliai is a high caliber nose tackle and would've made instant improvements to the over-all production of the defense. He is a monstrous run stuffer and he would've been another 1 of my top priorities on the team. He is in the prime of his career and has become a force in the middle, his presence would've been an huge upgrade over Kelly Greg more so than any other free-agent nose-tackle, and he would serve as a key component to building the leagues #1 Defense. So Soliai is a player I would've attained at all cost during this years free-agency.
Garay could serve as a competent cost-efficient back up to Soliai, he has failed to gain any major attention in free agency and would be a steal for the unit at this point. He could be a very valuable asset to the 4th Downs and 3rd and Shorts. He would be a solid back up and would be a player I would lock up immediately.
Sammie Lee Hill
In my eyes Sammie Lee Hill is a future Pro-Bowler in the making. He is a guy who I urged the Chiefs to go after in the 2009 Draft. He would be a great upgrade over either Tyson Jackson or Glenn Dorsey. I would sacrifice the dynamic run-stuffer Tyson Jackson to bring in the multidimensional Hill. Hill is still in the early stages of his career and would prove very cost efficient, although he is a restricted free agent he will be set free sometime in the near future due to the fact that the Lions are set at the DT position, so Hill is a guy I would definitely go after or trade for. He could prove a valuable asset to the defense in the next couple years.
Landry is a dynamic SS safety who has all the anticipation and tackling skills of Polamalu. He would a great hard-hitting addition to the defensive backfield. With his addition Eric Berry could be moved to the Free-Safety(FS) and we would then have the best safety tandem in the league. Eric Berry could fall into my highly sought after Ed Reed role, and Landry could be the muscle. With Rob Ryan looking over the defense the sky is the limit. La' Ron's addition to my defense with Soliai, Hill, Hali, Flowers, Johnson, Berry, and Houston would a monster defense with time to make future improvement in future free agencies and drafts.
Why La' Ron Landry(SS) and Eric Berry(FS) makes so much sense.
The Strong Safety has to be a factor in the running game while also covering receivers, but a primary responsibility of a SS is to be a force in the running game. The Free-Safety has to be a primarily pass-minded defender, but also serves as the last line of defense on the football field. The FS is required to survey the field and only make a break for the ball carrier when he is sure what direction the play is going, the FS also has to be a factor on running plays due to the fact that he will most likely be the only player unblocked. In summary the SS has to be a physical force and the FS has to be more of a mental force. When looking at Landry's skill sets he is an ideal SS, he is very physical and is among the hardest hitters in the game, so he has the ability to be the critical force necessary to stop the run, he can blitz and has the ability to defeat blocks. He is everything that you could ask for from a SS, although he lacks elite coverage skills I guarantee that Emmitt Thomas will sure up Landry's game in no time. When looking at Eric Berry's skill set you see all the characteristics of an ideal FS, he's instinctual, he makes great offensive reads, and he has the speed, quickness, size, and tackling ability that makes an elite FS. When looking at these 2 as a unit you see that get the sense that this would be a monster combination, and a rare combination at that. With Landry at SS, and Berry at FS our last line of defense would devastate opposing offenses.
Trade 11th Pick (and Tyson Jackson or Dorsey if necessary) to Cincinnati for the 17th and 21st Over-all Picks. Trade Dwayne Bowe (and 3rd Round Pick if necessary) to the Cleveland Browns for the 22nd Overall Pick. Leaving me with the 17th, 21st, and 22nd Overall Picks.
Luke has all the ability to be a top tier NFL linebacker. He's a tackling machine and has a keen ability of dissecting Offensive Plays, he could very well be the brains and muscle of our defense against opposing offenses. He makes up for him limited athletic ability by playing instinctual and that just makes his so much more valuable at the position. If Luke manages to work his ass off and take his speed, strength, and toughness to the next level we are looking at a dominant inside linebacker and one the best Line-backing Corps in the league. Luke is a sure tackler, is always around the ball, constantly makes plays, is a dynamic vocal leader, and excels at making defensive adjustments. He has adequate coverage skills, and under the right position coach will be a dynamic player in years to come. I could honestly see Luke leading the league in tackles for years to come, so he makes a lot of sense for the organization at this point in the draft. Drafting him right here will take us 1 step closer to building and elite defense with multiple Pro-Bowlers on every level.
Dontari Poe has the king of physical gifts that if he managed to take his technique, and style of play to the next level he would be a very special player. He already possesses all the characteristics that you cannot teach and those character traits include size, strength, and controlled aggressiveness. If our defensive line coach could unleash his full potential we are looking at a future Hall-of-Famer, he could very well with his physical gifts be the next Haloti Nghata, although he is a project the ceiling for his potential is sky high. So Poe makes sense at this spot if we truly aim to build a dominant defense.
Dre Kirkpatrick is has elite shut down corner potential, and would flourish under the tutelage of Emmmitt Thomas. Kirkpatrick would be an immediate factor at the Corner-Back position. He is a sure tackler, never shy's away from contact, plays with confidence, plays with a ton of instinct,and would be a strong vocal leader of the defensive back-field along with Eric Berry. With Kirkpatrick the sky is the limit and we are in prime condition to play the likes of Peyton Manning in Denver head on. Kirkpatrick complements Eric Berry, Brandon Flowers, and Kendrick Lewis, and if he is in need of time to fully unlock his potential he could serve as a reserve for the next couple of years under Stanford Routt. Kirkpatrick is a dynamic corner and makes sense our defensive system, he fits our strengths and weaknesses from a coaching perspective and under Emmitt Thomas is guaranteed to rise to elite corner status in coming years, and with Flowers nearing his full potential we are looking at 1 of the best Corner tandems in the league and that would serve major dividends for our defense as a whole.
With these picks I made moves to put for Future Pro-Bowlers at every level of the defense. These guys all would serve in the solidification of the defense as a complete unit, and would get us 1 step closer to winning multiple super bowls and bringing the pride back pride to the Chiefs fan base.
There might speculation to whether Konz will fall to the 2nd Round, but the only team in need of a Center the Baltimore Raven re-signed Matt Birk, so his talents might not be in high of demand as other positional needs for other teams. So in my eyes Konz will fall to the 2nd and be the key to building a dominant offensive line. Konz has the intellect to stay on top of defensive procedure, and he has the power to handle massive nose-tackles. He gets to the 2nd level and is an all around threat to opposing defenses at the Center positions. His presence would boost the production of the run game and would aide in taking our offense as a whole to the next level. Konz has all the skill of Nick Mangold and would be a steal at this spot. So this a dynamic investment.
Trade Jackson or Dorsey for extra pick.
As evidenced in the video, Wilson can make all the the throws with superior accuracy, he makes the right reads, and is as, if not more dominant in the passing as RG3. He has all the tools to be a Hall of Famer and the next elite QB in the league. He is severely undersized but makes up for what he lacks in size with tenacity, will, and anticipation. This guy is the real deal and is a steal in the 4th Round.
Trade For Extra Pick
Un-Drafted Free Agents
Robert T. Griffin(OG)