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Chiefs give CB Brandon Flowers contract extension

Posted on: September 16, 2011 6:01 pm
Edited on: September 17, 2011 11:04 pm
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The Chiefs lock up another young player in CB Brandon Flowers. (US PRESSWIRE)
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Cornerback Brandon Flowers was part of that Chiefs' 2008 draft class that was going to revitalize an organization that had lost its way in midway through the Herm Edwards era. Fresh off a 2-14 season, the team landed Glenn Dorsey, Branden Albert, Flowers and Jamaal Charles with the first 73 picks. And Friday, Kansas City rewarded Flowers with a contract extension which, according to NFL Network's Andrew Siciliano, is for five years and $50 million, with $22 million guaranteed.

That's a nice haul for the fourth-year player. Unfortunately, the Chiefs are more than a good young cornerback away from defending their AFC West title in 2011. The team looked completely unprepared for the Bills (!) in Week 1, and they'll face the Lions Sunday, an outfit with plenty of offensive firepower and a defensive tackle that Kansas City coach Todd Haley doesn't know how to stop.

Flowers joins linebacker Derrick Johnson and rush linebacker Tamba Hali as Chiefs denders landing new deals in recent years; on the other side of the ball, the club has locked up Charles and Dwayne Bowe.

So while there were few positives to take from the Buffalo game (the best Haley could come up with: nobody quit), it's not like the organization isn't trying to retain its young players and build around them. Things seemed to be going well a year ago; Haley led the Chiefs to the division title and the playoffs in his second season, and quarterback Matt Cassel appeared capable of managing the offense.

In retrospect, a ridiculously easy schedule coupled with the Chargers' annual slow start made the Chiefs one of the pleasant surprises of 2010. But it also may have set them up to fail in 2011. Yes, we're only one week into the season, so there's much football to be played. And though Kansas City may not have all the pieces in place to compete right now, by signing Flowers, Johnson, Hali et al to long-term deals, there's clearly a plan for the future. That doesn't do much for fan morale right now, but it could be worse: you could be the Colts.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 12:08 pm
 

Chiefs give CB Brandon Flowers contract extension




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Chiefs give CB Brandon Flowers contract extension

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Since: Oct 5, 2007
Posted on: September 17, 2011 6:12 pm
 

Chiefs give CB Brandon Flowers contract extension

It's pretty funny when an Oakland Raider fan is dishing it out!  They FINALLY have a decent team after years under the control of the moron owner and you have the gaul to criticize another team?  Al Davis is the biggest dip in the league.

However - you're right - what the heck KC get a clue!



Since: Jul 14, 2011
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:59 pm
 

Chiefs give CB Brandon Flowers contract extension

COMING FROM A RAIDER FAN? WITH NO QB'S , WHAT DO YOU HAVE LIKE 5 ON THE ROSTER THAT SUCK?



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: September 17, 2011 2:12 pm
 

Chiefs give CB Brandon Flowers contract extension

How about getting a QB first?


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