Our esteemed colleague B.J. Kissel and co. are back with another episode of their Kansas City Chiefs podcast Chop Talk. The show is live on Sunday nights from 7-8:30 p.m. CT. You can find archives of the show at the web site.
This week's episode featured Sam Mellinger of the Kansas City Star, Jinx Allessio of kcchiefsdraft.com and Nick Jacobs from Metro Sports-KC.
B.J. sent us some quotes from the show, which are after the jump.Sam Mellinger
When you look around the NFL there's not too many Calvin Johnson's or Larry Fitzgerald's, that are incredible, elite wide receivers who are just solid citizens and you don't have to worry about them. There's a lot more Brandon Marshall's in the world. You compare Dwayne Bowe to those guys and what has he really done?
Without him (Bowe) it's hard to see the Chiefs putting up many points.
He comes in and he was explaining to Kent Babb in one of the first stories we had in the paper about him. He was explaining the different levels of his nicknames....If he's bad it's just Dwayne, if he was good it was D Bowe I think, and if he was really, really good it was the D Bowe show, and if he was just awesome it was 'the show', and at the top level of Dwayne's performance he just wanted to be "The!"
For the most part that was my biggest take away. The guys came in shape (OTA's). They were where they needed to be...it just kind of shows where your mind is. Guys are coming in ready to work and taking it seriously and having their thoughts and motivations where you want them to be.
Junior Hemingway was a very interesting pick. I liked that pick. A lot of my colleagues had him in the 4th/5th round, and I'd probably be in that same ballpark. He's a bigger-bodied wide receiver, not the tallest. He runs pretty good routes and has very good hands, I really like the fact that he has good body control. He knows how to manipulate a defender when the ball is up in the air, to block them out to get the appropriate position.
Even if both Tyson Jackson and Glenn Dorsey are gone next year. I don't think it would be a position that you would need to draft in the first round. Maybe not even in the 3rd round. The depth on the roster currently, I like it. Even if they were to leave, which I doubt that happens.
We're going to try and get one new article a day out. Whether that's from myself, Jason Madson, or Cordell.... We want to have something where we are educating the Chiefs fans about the prospects of whom the Chiefs might be looking at....It's more for an education focus.... We're going to break down film of games and how that transfers to the next level.
I would say for the most part every single coach and every single player seems to be like they're all on the same page. They all understand the intensity that they have to bring whether they're a rookie or a 10 or 12 year veteran. They know what Romeo expects of them. Whenever we spoke to Tamba last week in the locker room, he said multiple times about how Romeo is a very structured guy.
(For the backup quarterback position) Ricky Stanzi, in my opinion has looked like the better quarterback. Brady does have really good audibles, he does utilize the motion properly to see if they're in man or zone.....he's audibled out of things to see how the defense adjusts.... but whenever he throws outside the numbers he really tends to struggle. I think Brady has his limitations as a quarterback. Stanzi has been a guys that's wow'd me....I've seen a quarterback that when they ran two-minute drills, he drove them down the field and had a perfect 20-yard pass to Chandler Williams as his third read across the middle.
Dexter Heyman is one of those interesting undrafted free agents. He's got the physical build, there's no doubt about that. When you see that guy out on the field you can tell automatically that he's going to be an inside linebacker....I remember the running back was going against a linebacker in one-on-one drills and the first time I saw Dexter chase down the fullback and make the play...It'll be interesting when they put the pads on to see what kind of pop he has. he's definitely a guy that's worth keeping an eye on.
I'll be honest, I really don't see any of them long-term (Dorsey, Bowe, Albert, Jackson) playing with the Chiefs.