Posted 01 August 2017 - 11:39 PM
Since there is no official camp thread, I'll put my observations in here.
-Tyreek is going to be elite, eventually.
Once he learns the whole aspect of playing his new role in the WCO, he's gonna be on that Antonio Brown level.
Because of that, I understand completely why John Dorsey released Jeremy Maclin. It was a total Ted Thompson move, a very shrewd decision. It was a moneyball decision.
He was due to make #1 WR dough and he was no longer the Chiefs #1 WR. That point must of came clear to him during OTA's.
-With that in mind, I don't see a clear choice after Tyreek. This is the year to figure out who can and can't hang though, as Alex will post his typical stats regardless. I feel the Chiefs will be WR shopping in the spring.
-Hunt has looked good, but I don't see a lead back life for him. He's more a 2 guy, which is fine. Problem is that Spencer Ware is also a 2 guy. Hunt is going to replacing Ware and they will be looking for more of a LeSean guy later on.
I think West is in danger of losing his job to CJ Spiller.
-I haven't seen enough from Escobar to make me think they will dump Harris.
-Alex is simply Alex, which is a good thing or not so good depending on your views.
Mahomes has a lot of tools, but he's not ready to take the reigns. Struggling with making sure his squad is correct+set and still has work to do with his timing and mechanics. When he flings it, it's a thing of beauty.
He'll get it eventually. No need to panic.
Bray is not good.
-Lots of shuffling at ILB, which is a bad sign by this juncture. The Chiefs are going to be weak here again, I think.
-Tanoh reminds me a lot of a young JPP. Fingers crossed they don't leave him at DE; kid looks like the actual Tamba replacement to me and needs to learn the OLB position. Definite Elephant potential.
I don't see a future for Dee Ford unless Houston doesn't bounce back.
-Mitchell is the real deal and Nelson is still god awful when they put him outside. Nothing new really from the S front.
So far I see a playoff contender, but I don't think this team is much better than a year ago. Too many question marks to make me think they could roll into Pittsburgh or Foxboro and get a W come January.