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The summer of our discontent

Two and one half months of darkness is descending upon us. The euphoria over the firing of Pioli and the hiring of Dorsey and Reid has given way to the excitement of free-agency, which in turn led to the intensity of the draft. Most of the business of the off-season is over, save for two or three OTA's. Now comes the time that tries men's souls. As a man, you are now faced with the difficult task of maintaining your focus on the important matters without the background of football to steal your attention. That female person who you see frequently around the house is either your wife or your mother-in-law. Either way, you need to introduce yourself to her. Those smaller people, who run around the house screaming and yelling, are most likely your children. Raise your voice. Tell them to stop screaming and yelling, and clean up their rooms. It matters not whether or not they are actually yours, put them to work. That large furry thing on the couch is your dog. Scratch its ears, and kick it off the couch. There are more important matters that require your attention.

It is time to evaluate how well Reid and Dorsey handled the draft. I cannot give them an "A". To earn an "A", a team must be proactive in the draft. The team must manipulate the draft so as to maximize acquisition of players suitable to the team's needs. That means trading picks to move up or down in the draft order. Three teams who earned "A"'s in this draft were the Packers, the Forty-Niners, and the Eagles. These teams strategically moved up and/or down with relative ease, procuring players they were enamored of. Our Chiefs altered their draft position not one time. Hence, no "A" in the draft for our guys.

To earn a "B" in the draft, a team must attend to business first and foremost. Readily discernible needs should be addressed first, before upgrading positions already adequately manned. In this year's draft, Nico Johnson was a good pick. We needed an ILB. Knile Davis wasn't a good pick. An apparent upgrade, yes, but not a sensible pick, when two obvious needs, ILB and a Safety, had yet to be addressed. I can't say too much about taking a fullback before a DE/OLB because they were chosen so close together. As for the selection of a TE with our second overall pick, I can honestly say that I had Kelce on my radar screen, and was hoping to see him land on our roster, but not before an ILB or safety. Still, no "B" for the Chiefs..."C+" at best.

So, Chefs' fans, there it is. Grasp your life by the horns and ride it...play golf, take a trip, get a little amorous with the missus...until mid-July, when camp starts. Then it's back to business-as-usual, the Chiefs!



This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Arrowhead Pride's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Arrowhead Pride writers or editors.

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