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KC_Guy


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 5:34 am    Post subject: Wide Receivers and Running Backs Reply with quote

For the first time in a while the Chiefs have a positive problem here: They obviously carry more NFL level players on those two positions than they can keep for the regular season.

First off a little numbers crunch:

The Chiefs usually keep 24 or 25 offensive players on the roster - most likely:

3 QB
7 - 8 OL (8 would be my preferred number)
3 - 4 TE (last year they kept 4)

That leaves 10 slots for WR and RB combined.

Here's what the Chiefs have right now, and my take what the depth chart might look like, assuming they'll have 10 WR/RB:

RB - Charles, Ware, West
FB - Sherman

Other Players: Reaves, Millard, K. Davis

WR - Conley, Robinson
Slot - A. Wilson, Hill
WR - Maclin, Streater

Other Players: D. Brown, S. Jones, Moore, M. Williams, Thomas, Hammond, Mathews

Now, here's the interesting part:The kicking game.

The Chiefs had 4 KO returns against Seattle:

Davis 1 for 34
Hill 2 for 49
Thomas 1 for 16

The Chiefs had 4 punt returns against Seattle:

Hammond 1 for 18
Hill 1 for 4
Robinson 1 for 4
Thomas 1 for 3

Considering the depth chart above only Hill and Robinson would remain, while last year's primary return guys (Davis, Thomas, Hammond) would be on the outside looking in - albeit everyone was really happy with their performance. It's a weird situation. As of now I've got a feeling the Chiefs try to talk up especially Davis, not only as a return guy, but also as a RB. But they were also showcasing DAT against Seattle.

Painful decisions are looming. It could well be that Toub will have a serious say establishing the final lineup. If either Davis or Thomas make the roster I think Robinson and West might be the most vulnerable guys.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paylor covering Special Teams here:

Quote:
Toub said Knile Davis and Frankie Hammond Jr. will continue their roles as starting kick and punt returner when the Chiefs play the Rams on Saturday in Los Angeles.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure would like to keep West AND Robinson, but not sure who I would "86". Guess that's what the next cuts and several pre-season game are all about.
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