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KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

Posted on: April 23, 2009 5:12 pm


Don't expect Scott Pioli to be finished with his trading now that he's sent future Hall of Fame tight end Tony Gonzalez to the Atlanta Falcons for a 2010 2nd round pick.

According to multiple sources throughout the league, he is actively looking to trade out of the 3rd overall pick with the hopes of acquiring a mid to late first round or picks throughout the second round as compensation.

The likelihood that he'll be able to trade out of the 3rd pick, however, is slim, meaning that running back Larry Johnson, guard Brian Waters and the rest of the Chiefs' 2009 picks could be up for auction.

Don't be surprised if Pioli even turns around the 2010 2nd round selection he received from the Falcons to get back into the 2nd round this year. The Chiefs, of course, previously gave up their 2nd round pick, the 34th overall for quarterback Matt Cassel.

As it stands now, the Chiefs have two picks in the first three rounds: the 3rd and 67th.

I have a feeling that somehow Pioli will manage to get another pick between these two by Saturday afternoon...



Since: Apr 13, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2009 12:05 pm

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

If anyone is going to overpay to move up it will be the Redskins. Apparently Snyder is very interested in Sanchez and if Seattle, Denver and Cleveland are targeting him as reported the Chiefs could gain some valuable extra picks here. A three way deal could happen that would package Jason Campbell to a team like the 49ers, Vikings, Jets or a number of other teams.

Something crazy is going to happen because the demand is high for the last potential "franchise" QB in this draft.

Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 12:00 pm

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

Yeah they could save money that way, but it is a dangerous proposition because once time has elapsed on your pick and the next team makes there pick the next team behind them can enter there pick.  So you could fall several spots and even miss out on your guy if your not careful.  Several picks could be made in a matter of minutes with this philosophy.  They are better of wheeling and dealing just trading picks straight up to save money, such as: 3rd pick for the 4th pick. 

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 8:05 am

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

I loved watching Tony G too and appreciate his efforts on and off the field over the years, but he's been in the league for 12 years and is 33.  Keeping "older" players too long and not having adequet young replacements is what got the Chiefs into this predicament in the first place, so as much as I'd would have liked Tony G to be a life-long Chief when he enters the HOF, now is the right time to say good bye.

I do hope we can trade down - especially if the DE is who Pioli really wants.  If we stay at 3 Curry should be the pick, if we can trade down DE or one of the other LBs is the way to go.  If we can get back into the second round - OL and anyone who can rush the passer are the way to go - frankly that's all we should draft - OL and DL/LB.  The skill position players on the team aren't the greatest but they'd suffice for another year until we can get the lines squared away.

On LJ - its a matter of can you afford to take the chance?  His next bone head move costs you at least a half season.  He hasn't thrown a block in pass protection in years.  When he wants to play he can be very good, but 2006 was the last time that happened.  They will never get value for his probable true worth, but he's probably more of a case of "addition by subtraction".  Unless they get allot of OL help he will not have that good of a year anyway.  Get a second or third for him if you can and move on.  All the Raiders got for Moss was a 4th - hopefully we can do better than that, since our GM is now the guy who ripped them off.

Bsically on Waters - you can repeat the Tony G paaragraph.  I would not expect more than a fairly late round pick for him.  He'd actually be a good guy to keep around if his attitude was right to teach the younger OLs they hopefully draft the professionalism that made him an All-Pro (not the recent attitude stuff).  He could be the Vrabel/Thomas of the offense if he had the proper attitude.

Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: April 25, 2009 1:47 am

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

At least learn Boldins name

Since: Jun 7, 2008
Posted on: April 25, 2009 12:28 am

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

no one is going to give a "couple of first rounders and a second" for the Chiefs first round pick. Well unless their an idiot.... or Al harris.... or Mike Fern

Since: Feb 2, 2007
Posted on: April 25, 2009 12:05 am

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

TG fits your last comment as well.  How many pro athletes dont live up to their contracts and "request" a trade

bye bye TG....

Since: Apr 24, 2009
Posted on: April 24, 2009 10:37 pm

Just an odd thought...

If the Chiefs don't want to take Curry at #3 and can't find a trade partner at #3, might they take a "pass" and then take the fourth pick that might be a more attractive pick for another team to trade for? 

I'm sure the Chiefs can't just "pass", but what if they "accidentally" go over their allotted time for their pick (as the Vikings did and allowed the Chiefs to pick Ryan Sims several years ago).

In this scenario the Chiefs would save money on the later pick's contract and perhaps then get a trade partner and pick lower. If any one might try this, Pioli seems like just the guy. Just an odd thought....

Since: Apr 9, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2009 10:25 pm

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

As a life long, die hard Chiefs fan the first thing I would like to say is thank you so much Tony Gonzalez for you superior character, superior efforts in the community, and of course your superior play.  I wish him nothing but the best and he has MORE than earned his shot at a Super Bowl ring.  As far as the Chiefs continued trading is concerned, it really wouldn't suprise me either to see them continue their trade efforts.  More than anyone else, I think L.J. doesn't fit the proto-type of a Pioli player.  Yeah, he put up above average numbers last year, but he didn't put up the best either.  One area I feel his skill has diminished is waiting for the block.  When Priest Holmes was still here, and the first year he started after Priest he was very good at it after learning from the best at patience for the block.  And then the character can you depend on him to be an every game starter if he gets suspended each year he plays?  Whether guilty or not, is it really necessary to put yourself in those situations when you're a famous pro millionaire?  I'd be happy with a trade for late second, early third round pick in this years draft.  As for the subject of players not wanting to play, and then they choose to sit out the season, I think the club should have the option of nullifying their contract upon missing the first regular season game and if anyone picks up that player during the remainder of that season, or the next season, they should be compensated at least a first round pick for the draft following the signing.  If any of us refuse to work just because we just don't want to, do we get to keep our jobs AND keep getting paid the same rate?!?!  Why should pro athletes, who are employees just like us, be held to a higher standard?

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: April 24, 2009 9:49 pm

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

I concur with Rang here. Pioli is gonna get more picks for this draft somehow. I believe they will trade out of #3 for a 1st, 3rd, and a 3rd next year. I also think they will package Atlanta's 2010 2nd with a 3rd this year to get into the 2nd this year. No reason to trade LJ, he is almost broke so he will be HIGHLY motivated. If we can shore up the RT spot and keep Waters, we should be able to run the ball this year, which will take the pressure off of Cassel. Haley's offense in Arizona featured 3 WR's, so I can see us grabbing a WR to compliment Bowe. Hate to see Gonzo go but, Haley's O didn't throw much to the TE, more of a blocking position. That being said, I can't wait to see what Pioli has up his sleeve for Saturday and Sunday.

Since: Feb 3, 2008
Posted on: April 24, 2009 7:25 pm

KC Likely to Continue Their Trading

I agree, the Chiefs will continue trading but not as much as manny believe. If they were smart they would make a deal for Micheal Crabtree WR Texas Tech to help in the replcement of Tony G. This would compliment the offence even more so and make them a legitimate threat for any team.

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