"First off, what stands out, I think there’s only one guy that’s ever taken a snap from under center," Chiefs GM John Dorsey told me. "How about that one? It shows how we’re evolving into a spread-option era. Then, what you have to analyze is can they spit out a play in the huddle? If you look at the majority of these guys, everybody’s signaling everything in from the sideline.
The first-round tender will be $3.91 million, the second-round tender will be $2.746 million and the low or original round tender will be $1.797 million.
The dynamic often becomes a difficult one to process, given that running backs who perform well generate plenty of name recognition among fans, media, and the fantasy football crowd. So whether it’s DeAngelo Williams, LeGarrette Blount, Eddie Lacy, Rashad Jennings, Justin Forsett, Danny Woodhead, Chris Johnson, Reggie Bush, etc., etc., etc., most of these guys won’t get paid, plenty will have to take a minimum-level deal, and several will end up finding no takers at all.
Three weeks may not be enough time for the league to make a thorough evaluation of all the details of this new arrangement, which means it’s possible an official vote will not take place on March 26 at the owners meetings in Arizona, but instead be delayed. How long that delay would be is uncertain. It could be rescheduled for May when the owners meeting again in Chicago, or it could be longer.
"I have no [expletive] idea how this game even got to [Kansas City] 2, 2.5 much less," he said. "It's ridiculous that the Chiefs are even the favorites in this game. We need them really bad." The Steelers won 18-16, and, for the second time in nine days, Las Vegas sportsbooks had lost millions.
But after the physical display the Kansas City native and Rockhurst High School graduate put on this weekend at the NFL Combine — where NFL teams greatly value measureables — Willis continues to prove he might indeed be a top-50 pick. He was chosen one of the biggest winners of Day 3 at the combine by the NFL Network’s Charles Davis.
But there are other reasons to make the connection here. One thing the Colts have never had under coach Chuck Pagano is a true disruptor at nose tackle. The starting nose tackles under Pagano have been Antonio Johnson (2012), Aubrayo Franklin (2013), Josh Chapman (2014) and David Parry (2015-16). Perhaps the time has come for an upgrade.
Second — and most importantly — the Chiefs do not need a quarterback to be ready right now. Despite the Tony Romo speculation and barring an unforeseen development, Alex Smith will start in 2017. Andy Reid has said it, John Dorsey has said it and Clark Hunt has said it. Publicly. If Smith is not the starting quarterback then it won’t be a good look for any of the Chiefs’ leaders.