Kansas City Chiefs Rookie Recap: Travis Kelce from The Mothership
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Cincinnati Bearcats tight end
Travis Kelcewith their first of two third-round picks (63rd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft in April. The versatile TE possesses size and speed to stretch the field, showcased by his 83-yard TD for the Bearcats against Duke in 2012.
After putting in the hard work during his first NFL offseason training program, Kelce took some time to describe his past couple of months, addressing a wide range of topics.
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There's no doubt that despite the fact Fisher will begin his career at right tackle, he was the far better choice for this franchise. Though Joekel might be, from a physical standpoint only, more NFL ready. But long term Fisher is clearly beginning his career with a far better team and a higher ceiling of Pro Bowl potential.
[At] days end, that's the primary factor that Fisher landed in Kansas City. His overall upside is better suited for the Chiefs and his athleticism puts him in a position where he can begin his career at a new landing spot in the NFL.
When the Chiefs lured Hall of Fame Left Tackle, Willie Roaf, away from the New Orleans Saints, they already had John Tait at left tackle. And despite a rough entry into the NFL with a cantankerous contract negotiation with then General Manager, Carl Peterson, Tait was a solid left tackle to that point in his career.
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The Chiefs have not yet won a game in 2013, but they scored plenty of offseason points as they worked on turning around a franchise that hit rock bottom last year.
Gone is the architect of that futility, general manager Scott Pioli - the Chiefs were 23-42 in his four seasons in charge. Andy Reid and John Dorsey took control in the first week of January and they've already remade the franchise in their vision. The coaching and personnel staffs have been revamped, and the team ended the offseason program with 52 new faces on the 90-man roster.
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Even though the numbers weren't impressive, the Chiefs also have a foundation in place on defense. Reid decided to keep the 3-4 alignment. Up front, the Chiefs signed defensive end Mike DeVito away from the Jets and have last year's first-round pick Dontari Poe at the nose. At linebacker, the Chiefs have Tamba Hali to attack the quarterback from the edge. Hali has 35.5 sacks in the past three seasons. Derrick Johnson is a playmaker at inside linebacker. Last season, Johnson had 125 tackles, 2.0 sacks and three forced fumbles.
Kansas City strengthened its secondary in the offseason adding cornerbacks Sean Smith and Dunta Robinson to join talented corner Brandon Flowers. The Chiefs also have 2010 first-round pick Eric Berry, who bounced back in 2012 after tearing his ACL in the 2011 season opener.
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Jerry from Newport Beach, Calif., wants to know if I think the Kansas City Chiefs sign receiver Brandon Lloyd.
Bill Williamson: I don't think he will be a priority. If the Chiefs don't think Donnie Avery and Jon Baldwin are good enough complements to Dwayne Bowe late in the preseason and Lloyd is still available, perhaps something could be done then. Lloyd is from Kansas City. I'm sure he'd be open to the idea.
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"We have invested a lot of time and energy in advertising our city to the Chiefs fans," said Lindsay Bernard from the St. Joseph Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Bernard says the training camp brings in fans from all over the country, and getting them to spend their money in town is a big priority.
"We've had people call and tell us that they want to come and stay overnight and make a vacation out of this," she said.
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I think both Denver and Kansas City should call the Patriots and see if they can take advantage of the team's hole at the position. I think Denver could potentially dangle Joel Dreessen and Kansas City could potentially offer Tony Moeaki. Both players are better than any option the Patriots currently have.
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Strief had his worst season in a Saints uniform in 2012, giving up seven sacks and injuring himself for the second time in two years. Strief was pushed around with regularity and missed a big chunk of the season due to a groin issue that seemed to just keep getting worse. He also shouldered most of the responsibility for an unfathomable loss to the Chiefs in Week 3, where Kansas City linebacker Justin Houston bullied him like a fat kid on the playground all day.
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Dwayne Bowe - WR - Yr. 7 - He has been Kansas City's number one receiver since he entered the league in 2007. The best season of his career would have to be 2010, when he led the league in receiving touchdowns with 15 and made the Pro Bowl. It's been hard for Bowe to produce with a lack of a skilled QB throwing to him, but that should change with the team's acquisitions of Andy Reid and Alex Smith.