It’s Ask Bob Time Again

It’s been too long I know, and I apologize for that. I figured now, after the draft and rookie mini-camp was a good time to take your questions about the Chiefs, the NFL, football, the world in general.  Scratch the world; I’m not getting involved in any of that.

You know the drill, tack your questions on the end of this post and  come Monday evening I’ll start providing answers.

Ready, fire, aim.

31 Responses to “It’s Ask Bob Time Again”

  • May 12, 2013  - Randall Webb says:

    How much better is this roster versus last season? There was not much depth on last years roster. There has been a lot of talk about the Chiefs using the first pick in the draft on a right tackle. What are the odds that the Chiefs extend Brandon Alberts contract? If so does Fisher stay at right tackle? Do you see any early comparisons between the Reid/Dorsey regime and the Schottenheimer/Peterson regime?

  • May 12, 2013  - TimR says:

    What happens on D if Hali or Houston goes down? Who replaces them?

  • May 12, 2013  - txchief says:

    Bob, what’s your angle on the Chiefs using the 1-1 selection on a RT? Yes, Fisher or Joeckel were the “safe picks,” but I am unsatisfied by the selection. I would have preferred to see a bit more risk taken with the top pick.

  • May 12, 2013  - j.t. collins says:

    After 50yrs as a fan my faith in seeing our Chiefs in the broken.Some how this time ( I know I’ve said it before )it seems to be falling in place. You can’t call the Hunts cheap w/all the coaches we have,players we have signed,the draft.I like Smith as our QB, name me a QB in the 2nd round of this draft that is better.The OFline should be great.The D/backs L/backers also.To me the only ? is the D/line.So out on a limb I go to say 10-6 W/a playoff win.Oh chops to you Bob on calling the senior bowl QB that caught your eye.You miss your calling ( 1st QB drafted ) I was a Wilson fan.

  • May 12, 2013  - ObscureDave says:


    Please clarify for us….

    My understanding is that when a player is traded, all prepaid bonuses that would be amortized over the life of their contract become an immediate hit to the salary cap. True? Does that also work similarly for any guaranteed money yet to be paid (if such a situation even ever happens)?

    Bottom line…once Brandon Albert signs a new long-term contract, he is effectively untradable for several years due to cap ramifications. So the current negotiations could be slowed by the Chiefs just to be certain all trade options are exhausted before locking themselves in.

    Also, just curious, but do you dictate your columns via some speech-to-text software? Sometimes your sentences contain some pretty humorous homonym gaffes!


  • May 12, 2013  - Michael D says:

    First off, thanks Bob for all the great work put by you and so far in the off season.

    I have a scheme comparison Q. Just how much different are the O and D playbooks and phillosophy compared to last year? It is quite apparent that Andy Reid’s approach is successful and has proven to be a winning one, but how quickly and seamlessly can it installed, digested, and executed? The infusion of new talent to the team has been unprecedented, at least in my recent memory, so do you feel this could be helpful or detrimental to the process? And finally, is there any way we could see at least a 500 team this year?

    Signed, desperate bleeder of red and gold.

  • May 12, 2013  - j.t. collins says:

    Oh that might be the reason I’am not the GM

  • May 12, 2013  - Michael D says:

    Mr. Webb – ” Do you see any early comparisons between the Reid/Dorsey regime and the Schottenheimer/Peterson regime?”

    Specifically, how bad were the teams both of them inherited and can Reid/Dorsey recover quicker?

  • May 13, 2013  - mjtrosh says:

    Bob, are you getting better access to management and players, and getting to see more of practice under this new regime?

  • May 13, 2013  - johnfromfairfax says:

    Bob, Thanks for all of the extensive, thorough coverage and well crafted features regarding all things Chiefs. Which draft pick or free agent do you see having the most impact this year with the Chiefs? Also, do you think the Chiefs brass view Alex Smith as a short term solution or more long term than many are projecting and do you have any thoughts on how the quarterback situation will shake out regarding Smith’s backup? As always keep up the great work.

  • May 13, 2013  - Troy Edwards says:

    What undrafted free agents caught your eye this weekend?

  • May 13, 2013  - R W says:

    Good to see Ask Bob in the house again. My question, how does the Andy Reid run organization differ from those run by Romeo and Haley? And what are the up and downsides you’ve seen at this early point? Thanks

  • May 13, 2013  - ChuckXX says:

    Hi Bob; You are the Man in K.C.!!! I have a simple “two-parter”. Just how good is Doug Pederson (rookie OC) and just how good is Bob Sutton (DC)???? Also (part 2) if Alex goes down early in the season just how “competent” is Chase Daniel???? The guy has “virtually” no experience in 3 years which scares the crap out of me.

  • May 13, 2013  - Josh says:

    Bob, thanks again for all the hard work and quality reporting. It’s early, but do you see a balanced team forming, or will we once again suffer an impressive half-team (strong D, weak O/strong O, weak D) for next season?

  • May 13, 2013  - St Paul 1 says:

    Hi Bob,
    Is there a consensus on whether Dontari Poe is the long term answer at nose tackle? Is he living up to his high draft position? Or is it too early to say?

  • May 13, 2013  - Niblick says:

    Bob-I’m just wondering if you think Tyler Bray can win the 3rd QB spot over Stanzi? I feel he has more raw talent and potential in my opinion.
    Thanks for all the great work on your site.

  • May 13, 2013  - SteveO says:

    Bob – after the rookie mini-camp, what are your overall impressions of these draft picks (and the key undrafted free agent signings like Bray) compared to the picks/UDFAs of the Pioli era? Were you able to see a different character, work ethic, or ability to pick things up possessed by the Dorsey/Reid picks vs. those coming from the Cone of Silence?

  • May 13, 2013  - Dio says:

    Bob, who do you think wins the battle for the starting guard spot between Schwartz and Jeff Allen?

  • May 13, 2013  - el cid says:

    Not a fan of Baldwin. As the current roster looks is there enough at the WR position with Bowe and Avery and _______?, speed?

    At TE, how secure is Moeaki this year? Is it time to call it a career in KC and move on?

  • May 13, 2013  - Donald says:

    Bob, would you be willing to put together a “Mock Roster” for the 2013 season at this point or maybe after a few OTA’s when the rookies have had a chance to work with the vet’s, say the end of May?

  • May 13, 2013  - David says:

    The Chiefs may not have RG III, but I do have a question about QB III – namely, how do you see the competition shaping up for the #3 QB slot? Given Stanzi’s lack of performance to date, it seems to me reasonably likely we see Bray and Crist fighting it out for the #3 and practice squad QB slots, and Stanzi seeking employment elsewhere.

  • May 13, 2013  - DRV says:

    Bob, lots of questions but I’ll limit it to one. The Chiefs have added two significant Special Teams coaches, will they have as significant an impact on determining the final roster as the OC and DC?

  • May 13, 2013  - DanO says:

    Bob, Glenn Dorsey left as a free agent with his contract being up. Why does he have dead money in the cap?

  • May 13, 2013  - Kenny says:

    Although the Broncos have shown to be better than the rest of the west, I don’t think they are as good as some other say (Super Bowl contenders? Really?). How much if any do you think we closed the gap since last year.

  • May 13, 2013  - ChiefsZed says:

    First of all, I apologize in advance if this is a redundant question. I haven’t read the other comments yet.

    I haven’t heard much about the Chiefs’ plans on defense, and I’d like to know what you have to report there. Specifically, my worry is the big play. The Chiefs gave up over 80 big plays on defense last year (I’m not going into how I came to this figure, but I think most fans can remember how embarrassing it was). I’d like to understand how that happened with all of the supposed talent on the team, and more importantly whether we have reason to hope for a better performance this year?

    Thanks in advance.

  • May 13, 2013  - vincent belt says:

    How many new players will be on the chiefs? I put the over under at 19.5.
    How did Catapano look? I thought of him more of a 3/4 DE because of strength? (32 reps of 225)

  • May 13, 2013  - Johnfromwichita says:

    Bob, I almost just let this go but is Alex Tanney that far away that he didn’t even warrant a chance during camp?

    Damn, but he would have been a great story.

  • May 13, 2013  - Tenand6 says:

    Any guesses on who our return guys will be? Any possibility we’ll pick someone up before opening day?

  • May 13, 2013  - ChiefsZed says:

    I just scanned the comments and have to say there are a lot of good questions here. Thanks, everyone.

  • May 14, 2013  - el cid says:

    Some many good questions – one more? Wylie – where does he fit in or does he?

  • May 14, 2013  - ChiefsZed says:

    Hi Bob,

    Comments like this one — ” the way the head coach is going with his 25-man staff, he may end up having more coaches than players come September.” — come off as a bit snarky. Is this really your attitude toward the size of the coaching staff? Can you say more about your concerns?

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