I have often wondered why we have drafted projects and guys that need to pan out in the first, second, and even the third round. Those rounds (specifically) the first and second are for immediate impact players. I didn't quite understand our last draft. It seems we drafted a project in the first when there were plenty of great players to be had in the first round. Now over the next 2 to 3 years we have to not take the wait and see approach but, more of the hope and pray approach. I did like Jeff Allen in the second especially after Ryan Lilja aged 5 more years over the offseason. The 3rd round pick I also did not understand. Why could we have not found a vet to be a backup lineman instead of wasting a draft pick on a guy you hope doesn't see the field. If he is for insurance then why is he for insurance. Shouldn't we be signing Albert to an extension? The tackle spot was taken care of so why not draft a QB for competition or a linebacker to compete inside. How do we not even address Mr. Belcher being the worst player on the defense in the draft. I know we needed to address Nose tackle but why do we continue to draft defensive linemen in the first round to hold there ground.
If a position is that hard then why even use that system. All those 1st round linemen we have and a total of 3 career sacks in a combined what 7 years in the league. I don't care what you run that is bad. If they could muster up 3 or 4 sacks each a season then they would be well worth the draft pick. If they are schemed to not get the sacks then why not. It is pretty easy to gameplan against the OLB coming for the QB. We still do not have the talent to get the most out of the 3-4. Every single linebacker needs to be able to blitz in the scheme for it to be successful. If you have a linebacker that can't get to the QB it will fail. Also 2or 3 of your linebackers need to be able to cover which sets up zone blitzes and confusing the QB. Belcher can do neither of these and is a huge liability. How can you just not address the liability that he is in coverage and no threat at blitzing. Everytime he is on the field I would pass right at him because he cannot cover anybody. To compensate for his lack of ability we have to bring Eric Berry down in the box taking away from what he should be doing best and that is ball hawking and roaming the field. The predictability of the scheme makes it pretty easy to beat.
Jon Baldwin should be a beast on the field. I'm tired of people saying he is developing and all that non sense. Receiver is pretty much the easiest position to learn outside of running back. Either you have it or you don't. I don't know if is because Matt doesn't look his way or what. I expect much more out of a first round pick though. Here is another pick that was a replacement pick of the best talent we have on the team. Whose idea is it to not ink up the best player on your team anyway. Julio and White is what Bowe and that other guy are supposed to be. Bowe is keeping his end of the bargain but the other half missed half of last season with a broken hand and missed the first game cause he was apparently abducted.
Eric Berry, what can I say slam dunk pick I expect for him to be back to his old self say week 8 or 9. Dexter McCluster is a luxury pick in the second but he is starting to pay dividends in the new system. Javier Arenas smh. We drafted a nickel back in the second round instead of a guy that can play on the outside. Why? Pioli likes versatility right? Then why did he not get a versatile cb in the 2010 draft or perhaps he could of gotten a ILB. Sigh
So many ways we could of went with these drafts and the return on the investment is just terrible.
All I want if for the Chiefs to take the next step on offense and defense. If we don't take a QB in the first and if we haven't traded up to get said QB then the second round pick has to be a ILB. Then we need nothing but pass rushers and defensive backs.
Watching us get the crap kicked out of us is frustrating but I want to see this regime do whatever it takes to win and sadly I just do not see that attitude. All I see is trying to save a nickel or dime here and there and wasted cap space that better be filled with our best wr next year and our decent left tackle. I want a reason to leave Memphis and go see a Chiefs game since it has been a long time since I went last. Is there something we have done that has forsaken the football Gods to not shine down on us in 20 years? Or will it forever be the phrase maby next year. I sure hope not and hopefully someone can turn this sinking ship around and a high character guy will step up and rally the troops. I don't see the heart out on the field by the coaches, GM, and for damn sure not the owner. Hopefully one or more of these guys I mentioned turns it around and makes a name for themselves in the league, but one can only hope.