Ask Bob/Pre-Free Agency Edition

Life remains topsy-turvy and I’ve learned I have to ride this wave and see where it takes me.

That doesn’t mean I can’t take some Chiefs and football questions. The new league year starts on Tuesday, which means all 32 teams must be under the cap and free agency begins. Those two items go hand-in-hand, especially for teams like the Chiefs.

I’ll take questions about free agency and the Chiefs until 6 p.m. on Sunday. I’ll post answers as quick as I can.

You know the drill. The mailbox is open.

17 Responses to “Ask Bob/Pre-Free Agency Edition”

  • March 7, 2014  - R W says:

    Excellent! Great to have “Ask Bob” back again. My question:
    Is Dorsey/Reid basking in the glow, treading water, or embarrassed from 2013 free agent/draft picks…and WHY once you assign a status on the mentioned choices?

  • March 7, 2014  - Randall Webb says:

    Bob, with holes in the roster at WR, CB, S, and O-line will the Chiefs be able to fill one or two of these with free agency? I know that most improvement must come fro within the current roster. Give me the most likely candidates for improvement next season. Keep your head up my friend. Our prayers are with you.

  • March 7, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    My personal focus is on the Dex jersey I bought my daughter as one of her college grad presents. Do you think I’ll have to buy an Alex jersey (her 2nd fave) or will the Dex jersey work out?

  • March 8, 2014  - KC_Guy says:

    Isn’t it amazing how not a single message gets out of Chiefs HQ and noone complains? The Chiefs didn’t even confirm 20+ future contracts, let alone provide any info on contract negotiations with their own free agents – if there are any other than with Schwartz and Albert.

  • March 8, 2014  - milkman says:

    Assuming the reports are correct and Brandon Albert is heading out, do you think the Chiefs will put Stephenson on the left side and leave Fisher on the right? It sure seemed like Fisher was dinged up a lot last year, or was that a smokescreen to mask their disappointment with the progress of their first over-all pick? I think a lot of us were underwhelmed by his performance, but with only one season of watching him, what are your thoughts of his future?

  • March 8, 2014  - Russell Kelley says:

    i feel for you and your family….i have been a subscriber since the beginning but i have never posted anything…one of the annual articles i enjoy was the evaluation of the roster and the ranking of the players…will you be doing this?
    good luck to you

  • March 8, 2014  - ChuckXX says:

    Hi Bob; My prayers are also with you. Who do you see us going after in free agency??? If anyone at all.

  • March 8, 2014  - jimbo says:

    Do you think Alex Smith is our guy for the next 3-7 years? If so, do you think we will draft a late round QB? I like Chase Daniel and think he is a good solid back-up. Then we have seemingly immature, cannon arm Bray. What I like best about him is his fearless ability to throw strikes that Smith or Daniel would not even attempt. My real question is, do you think the Chiefs, at least for now are set (content) or should be at the QB position?

  • March 8, 2014  - Tucson Chief fan says:

    Hi Bob, my question is how much do you think a players personality (free agent or draftee)comes into play when Dorsey and Reid are looking at players? It may seem like an odd question but I believe we’ve had a losing mentality for quite some time and I think that may be the biggest hurdle for us to overcome (although we definitely have started). People are talking about copying Seattle’s blueprint for success with tall press coverage. That’s great but what I see is a team who consistently expects they will win each week. Same with NE, new players all the time but the “cocky, we are winners” attitude prevails. Is attitude a big or small part of what they look for?

  • March 8, 2014  - mjtrosh says:

    Hi Bob. Glad you’re hanging in there, and thanks for the opportunity to seek info. Seems to me the biggest part of free agency is making deals with your own free agents, as I believe you have a better chance of succeeding with signing those players you know as opposed to those who are strangers to you. Does the fact the Chiefs don’t seem to have done that with any of their bigger name free agents prior to the window shopping weekend tell us they are not going to wrap up many, if any, of their own? I know I had hoped they’d have made some deal with one of their free agent guards prior to this point. Short of keeping some of their own, I have always thought those signings AFTER the big splash signings that first week are more important in the long term, as there are still quality players out there, but at a price that doesn’t screw up the salary cap situation. What do you think? Keep punching buddy.

  • March 8, 2014  - Craig says:

    Hi Bob,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours as you work through your personal losses this past year.
    1. Who are the players that are free agents on the roster that you see as must sign?
    2. Who are the “other” free agents on the market that the Chiefs should consider?
    3. Will the chiefs make a “splash” in free agency signing someone else’s prize prayer?



  • March 8, 2014  - cychief24 says:

    Bob. I’d love to read what your thoughts are on the O-line w/o Albert. It ses like to me we really need to sign Schwartz and Asamoah. IMO, Allen is the weak link and should be the depth. What do you think?

  • March 8, 2014  - ObscureDave says:


    I am feeling uneasy that we may be on the brink of losing three good o-linemen. Is this a fault assessable to Dorsey for allowing us to be so unprepared cap-wise? On the other hand, isn’t the CBA rule that all teams must pay around a minimum of 90% of the cap each year? That would suggest that you have to have some heavy contracts expire or be cut each year to gain significant room in the cap.

    But all teams are in this boat. I am stunned that we could not have foreseen this impending crisis a year ago and prepared better.

    Your thoughts? Thanks much.

  • March 9, 2014  - Tenand6 says:

    I don’t understand the Chiefs cap situation. Can you shed some light on how much flexibility they have and what more can be done? For instance, if a new Alex Smith deal is completed, this can actually help the Chiefs this year with cap space, yes?

    And I assume some space must be left for draft picks.

    Two things I don’t understand: Math and Green Right Strong Slot Spider 2 Y Banana.

  • March 9, 2014  - Ernie Barney says:

    O-line yes (I have a recurring nightmare that features A Smith on the turf with a season ending injury); but to keep the Donkeys at bay for one more Manning season we obviously need secondary help. Thoughts?

  • March 9, 2014  - chief214 says:

    what would have to happen for a darren sproles homecoming to be realistic? are there other players in his expected price range that could have as much of an impact in reid’s offense?

  • March 9, 2014  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Hi Bob,
    Glad to have the chance to talk to you. How do you think the Chiefs should approach free agency with the draft in mind as well? What move or moves would you make and what weaknesses would you attempt to address through through one versus the other?

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