Answer Bob: Wednesday 9/8

I know I don’t always do a good job of getting back to questions from you guys, so I’m going to jump in and answer a few when they come through on the comments. Excuse me if I miss a few, but we’ll continue to refine this and get to everybody.

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Question: Bob, were there any players released this past week that you were hoping the Chiefs would pick up?

Bob says: With 700-plus players flooding the open market it’s hard to zero in on one or two players that would be an upgrade. I would always look at the cuts by teams like the Colts, Packers, Steelers, Giants, Eagles, etc. Good teams seldom make personnel mistakes, but sometimes they’ve just got an overload at one position. Take the Eagles, and three years ago, they drafted and then released Andy Studebaker. Now, he’s got a chance to be a significant contributor to the Chiefs.

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Bob, with the Chiefs receiving corps needing upgrades was an interest in T.J. Houshmandzadeh ever a consideration for the Chiefs? Did they pursue him? Would he have been a good addition in your opinion?

Bob says: Whether the Chiefs seriously considered Houshmandzadeh I do not know. But I would doubt it and I would doubt that Housh would have given the Chiefs much consideration – the Chiefs are not considered a good stopping off point for big-name free agents. His talents would likely have been an upgrade, but his personality may not have been a fit.

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Bob, what do you think of Nate Davis? He seems a better developmental prospect than Palko with a big arm and lots of upside. The 49ers were very positive on him early this year (not sure what happened to change that.)

Bob says: What happened was Davis did not put his nose to the grindstone as a second-year player. He was a major disappointment to San Francisco with his work ethic, both mentally and physically as far as getting into condition. Davis has a learning disability that makes teaching him pretty tough. I don’t know all the specifics but it’s something that he’s dealt with since high school. That’s why he ended up at a place like Ball State, when he has the physical ability to play at a much higher level. The Niners have pulled him back onto their practice squad; hopefully his day or two on the open market was a wakeup call for him.

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Bob, I understand that no QB we bring in will challenge Cassel for his starting spot. But since “glass” Croyle is our only back-up, shouldn’t we bring somebody in? Are there any free agents out there you want to see the Chiefs pick up in free agency/waivers?

Bob says: The Chiefs are rolling the dice a bit with only Croyle having any experience as an NFL quarterback, and his time is limited because of his penchant for injury. For some reason the Chiefs really like Tyler Palko. I’m not sure why, but they do. As for QBs on the waiver wire, that’s usually a mixed bag of has been, never was or damaged goods. Those types of guys will be available all year if needed. But I agree with you, it’s a bit of a gamble.

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Bob, we added depth at DT, which is good, but we’re really shallow at RT now. Are there any candidates you’d think the Chiefs would take at that spot?

Bob says: I think the Chiefs are looking at every bit of tape they can find from the pre-season to identify some veteran type blockers who could come to the team in an emergency. Right now, it looks like Ryan O’Callaghan is about a week away from returning, although there’s a chance he could play Monday night. He’ll probably be listed as questionable when the team releases its first injury report on Thursday. Barry Richardson has made a lot of progress with all the playing time he’s gotten. After that there is only Bobby Greenwood, former DE now OT for the last three weeks. Now that’s scary.


7 Responses to “Answer Bob: Wednesday 9/8”

  • September 9, 2010  - KC_Guy says:

    Josh Looney in his sept 8 Arrowhead report mentioned that R. Niswanger may become the new swing guy .. including the option of backing up the OT. Not sure I like that idea – as far as I know he never took reps at OT since joining the Chiefs.


  • September 9, 2010  - Marc says:

    We need to pick up Tony Ugoh, Offensive Tackle from the Colts. They just recently waived him. He would be either a good swing tackle or push for starting at right tackle.


  • September 9, 2010  - TX_ChiefAN says:

    Bob, none of those questions were mine…but I’m currious, why were the names left ouy?


  • September 9, 2010  - TX_ChiefAN says:

    Bob, none of those questions were mine…but I’m currious, why were the names left out?


  • September 9, 2010  - gorillafan says:

    im going to copy my reply today in conjuction with the conversation on yesterdays practice report for and fyi of a few people, not like it matters!

    “lets get somethin striaght. I am not negative about this team. I have hope of success! And it starts with my presence at the monday night game. I send my hard earned money on this team and go to almost everygame that I can. 2-3 a year. I am one of the hardcore fans. k.

    so for the comment above by RW was strictly about the team being healthy right now, and, like most every other team, will get worse from here.

    Im not being negative about the team or saying we are going to suck a$$ like the herm era, it was just in resect to the above post and about the team being about as healthy as a team can get roght now, luckily, and it cant get any better than we are right now.

    thanks!


  • September 9, 2010  - KC_Guy says:

    Marc, Ugoh was waived injured and once he clears waivers will go on IR with the Colts.


  • September 9, 2010  - dan in joplin says:

    @ gorillafan, I understood where you were coming from on that comment. It is obvious that you are a die hard, I think some of the guys misunderstood what you meant, that’s all. You are fortunate to be able to go to the game monday, wish i could, yell extra loud for some of us die hards that can’t make it! I’ll be yelling extra hard @ the TV, like an idiot! :)




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