Ask Bob – About The Roster

The Chiefs will get back to work on Monday, but we’ve been slamming the NFL rocks all weekend as the roster got set, the waiver wire has been humming and practice squad’s have been set.

I’m sure there are a lot of questions and even some answers. So saddle up and fire away as we talk about the 53 players on the active roster, the 8 on the practice squad and those that left and those that are available.

Attach your questions to this post up to 11 p.m. on Monday night. I’ll try to have answers back and ready for the start of the short work week on Tuesday.

20 Responses to “Ask Bob – About The Roster”

  • September 2, 2012  - Josh says:

    Bob, is carrying five running backs a sign that the front office doesn’t have much faith in Charles or Hillis staying healthy throughout the season? How many other teams have that kind of depth at back with no fullback on the roster? Would you keep Eachus over Draughn?

  • September 2, 2012  - Dio says:

    Bob, two questions. Chiefs kept only 7 defensive lineman including Toribio, who is hurt. Do you think they are looking to add Shaun Smith after week 1 (so his salary is no longer guaranteed)? He can play any spot on the line. Were you surprised the Chiefs stashed Alex Tanney on IR and how much to the Chiefs like him? I thought he looked good stepping into pressure against Green Bay to complete that long pass which was called back due to penalty.

  • September 2, 2012  - SteveO says:

    Bob, I have the same question as Dio about Alex Tanney and is placing him on IR an indication the coaching staff has seen something to develop? Second question, really a plea – please tell me that Jake O’Connell is next to be cut when Hali return.

  • September 2, 2012  - ATrain81 says:

    Hi Bob. How much do practice squad players get paid? Are they in the $100,000 a year ballpark or a lot less than that?

  • September 2, 2012  - aPauled says:

    Bob, why do you think that the Chiefs keep Stanzi on the Active Roster? Somebody seeing something that I haven’t? With his performance so far, he seems like a Practice Squad guy…can’t see another team going after him for their Active Roster.

  • September 2, 2012  - ChuckXX says:

    Bob; Have you done any homework on “just how stout is the Falcons run defense”??? Obviously with all of our injuries everybody knows they are going to get a rather “large dose” of our run game to eat up as much clock time as possible. Look for them to “stack the box” as they say. Iam very much in shock that Vegas has the Falcons only favored by 2. I would have expected a bigger spread with Flowers, Lewis, DJ and Tamba not playing.

  • September 2, 2012  - Marc Debrick says:

    Bob, with few OL kept, does this mean special teams could be much improved? Is that why some of the odd roster moves? O’Connel and the linebackers and extra RB…

  • September 2, 2012  - kcarrowhead says:

    Hey Bob, the Chiefs don’t have a depth chart on their website. Can you give us one? If the Chiefs decided to sign someone like Hoyer or Kafka, what would they likely do with Stanzi and Quinn? Both Shaun Smith and Wallace Gilberry are available. How likely is it the Chiefs sign one or both? I was surprised to see Gabe Miller cut loose, and not put on the PS. Same with Brandon Bair. Were you surprised by those moves? If Flowers and Brown can’t go, what will the secondary look like? Berry and Elam at Safety, Routt and who at corner? I would think they keep Arenas as the star. So, if it’s between Daniels and Reeves, who plays? Or, would they share the spot?

  • September 2, 2012  - kcarrowhead says:

    Some guys probably will change their jersey number to start the season; any idea who and to what number?

  • September 2, 2012  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Bob, I agree with aPauled about Stanzi. If they could put Tanney on IR for dinging a finger, they should be able to put Stanzi there simply for sucking so badly.

    But my question is about the 3-4 defense vs. the 4-3. Just what is the advantage? Do we really have the right players for a 3-4? Is not a 4-3 designed to put more pressure on the QB? And because there are so many things to watch, in the stands and even at home, I sometimes get the feeling they really are not playing a 3-4 very often, if at all.

  • September 2, 2012  - kenny low says:

    Which QB would you like to see us draft next year?

  • September 3, 2012  - ObscureDave says:

    As I recall, a team’s prior season draft order was used as the waiver claim hierarchy order until the trading deadline passed (formerly game six). Now that the deadline has been delayed until game eight, will the waiver claim order also not be changed to reflect current win/loss rankings until after that game?

  • September 3, 2012  - johnfromfairfax says:

    What is your take on why we are apparently now scouring New England and others’ castoffs at QB after Pioli said he would bring in legitimate competition for Cassel before the season began?

  • September 3, 2012  - R W says:

    Bob, a 3 part question with linkage to each:

    How would you rate the current practice squad from best to worst in terms of any making a contribution on the 53 if called upon in 2012?

    Is the talent on this practice group such that Pioli failed to see the need to kick tires on other team’s castoffs on cutdown day?

    Finally, do you see another hand in this scenario, a tight-fisted owner’s hand that has mandated the team to get by the best they can with what they have? Thanks.

  • September 3, 2012  - milkman says:

    Do you think, as I do, that it is odd to have only 7 offensive linemen on the 53 man roster with the only obvious chance of winning the first few games being a solid running game to keep opposing quarterbacks on the sideline?

    I was glad to see the Chief’s open the Green Bay game with a firm commitment to running the ball. With all of our injuries on the defense, Hali’s suspension, and Dwayne Bowe’s rust, it seems more important than ever to be able to pound the ball and eat up the clock.

    But to go into the season that thin and inexperienced on the line, it looks like we are setting ourselves up for disaster. Your thoughts?

  • September 3, 2012  - Randall Webb says:

    Do the Chiefs have better depth in the secondary this season? I think we all agree Routt is a downgrade over Carr but what about the other new additions? I would have really liked another solid corner.

  • September 3, 2012  - Craig says:

    Do you see any trade possibilities given the Chiefs depth at RB and WR? Obviously the Chiefs like Tanney, the most accurate QB in camp. Do you see him moving up the charts?

  • September 3, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    Have you heard anything on the negotiations with the referees? Have you heard anything about what the owners true strategy is here?

    Part of me thinks it would be good to flush some of the egomaniacs out like Hochuli and Chad Brown. Some of the regular refs seem to have a bias built up over the years vs. some teams.

  • September 3, 2012  - cychief24 says:

    I’d love for you to bring back the officials rating chart you used to do by penalties.

    I would also like to see a running total weekly of our salary cap numbers.

  • September 4, 2012  - Niblick says:

    Bob-All my roster questions have been answered. I’m just wondering if you are surprised at the large number of national writers picking the Chiefs to win the AFC West. Peter King in SI, about half of the ESPN writers, and several others. I personally am a little surprised, but they must feel we have very good talent, even with with a mediocre QB.

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