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Chiefs trying to keep Chambers

NFL_chambers1.jpgVeteran wideout Chris Chambers was cut by the Chargers during the 2009 season.  The Chiefs claimed him via waivers, and Chambers finished with a flourish, catching 36 passes for 608 yards in nine games.

Coincidentally (or not), he’s now an unrestricted free agent.

A league source tells us that the Chiefs are negotiating with him about sticking around.

Though the Chiefs have been quiet this offseason, signing to date low-level talent (Tyler-Freaking-Palko), re-signing linebacker Mike Vrabel, and emerging from trade talks with the Cardinals without receiver Anquan Boldin, there’s a growing feeling in league circles that the Chiefs could be a surprise team in 2010.

Indeed, the turnover rate for the postseason is roughly 50 percent.  With Charlie Weis at offensive coordinator and Romeo Crennel at defensive coordinator, things could get interesting in the AFC West — and the Chiefs could be one of the non-playoff teams from 2009 to crash the party in 2010.

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22 Responses to “Chiefs trying to keep Chambers”
  1. Bob Sacamano says: Mar 7, 2010 12:07 PM

    Don’t think any team is going to back up the truck for Chambers, but it’s smart of him to test the market. Probably looking at his last payday.

  2. SeantheFinFan says: Mar 7, 2010 12:28 PM

    Come back to Miami Chambers

  3. ncm42 says: Mar 7, 2010 12:36 PM

    Why get rid of Tyler Thigpen and sign Tyler Palko?

  4. Lex Luger says: Mar 7, 2010 12:45 PM

    Sorry chiefs fans, I really am, you had the best offensive line ever for a few years, but did shit with it. Now they are all gone but one guy, and you team is shit and is going to be shit until you properly rebuild that line.
    Your current coaching staff/regime havent shown any sign of being able to turn the team around.
    I liked the drafting of GLenn Dorsey, but where has he been, I like dwayne bowe, but no OL means he wont make much difference.
    Larry Johnson went insane after a few years cause team completley got rid of great offensive line and replaced them with nobodies.
    After shields roaf and shields retired, and Tait went to bears, team fell apart.
    . Your qb has a mediocre arm and makes like over 9000 dollars. Team is messed up. No db’s average lb, and no DL. Team is going nowhere in 2010 2011

  5. Outsyder says: Mar 7, 2010 12:54 PM

    If they solidify their offensive line and get a decent TE, they could be dangerous.

  6. rx says: Mar 7, 2010 12:55 PM

    Playoffs? Chiefs? HAHAHAHAHA!!!!
    That was a joke, right?

  7. BleedGreen says: Mar 7, 2010 1:02 PM

    Cheifs really could surprise people if they got a passrush going on, and could protect the QB for more than a second each snap.

  8. jtgensler says: Mar 7, 2010 1:05 PM

    very nice florio to reference the pitt-notre dame game which is about the only reason anyone outside of pittsburgh had ever heard of palko

  9. toonster says: Mar 7, 2010 1:11 PM

    I can definitely see the Chiefs as a surprise team. They have to upgrade their defensive back 7, and add to the OL, but if they do, this team looks fairly intriguing. If they add another blocker (whether it be at LT and shifting Albert to RT/G, or adding elsewhere, the offense looks much better. They have a good running back, some decent WR’s. Another piece or two would help, but at the very least, Cassel has a better shot behind an upgraded OL. Defensively, they have a good DL. A NT upgrade would be nice, but those guys aren’t lying around to be plucked up. They need to upgrade the secondary and add a LB, or two, but both of those tasks are possible.

  10. Common Sense says: Mar 7, 2010 1:39 PM

    Nice to see PFT started their Sunday off with a large glass of whiskey. “Chiefs could be a surprise team in 2010.” Yep 4-12 teams who don’t upgrade at all usually surprise a lot of people. They’ll be no better than 4-12 again next year.

  11. kuhawks28 says: Mar 7, 2010 2:14 PM

    As a Chiefs fan……who has been for my entire life and will be for my entire life….let me break this down:
    ncm42 – Agree
    Lex Luger – 101% agree
    Outsyder – no, we can’t. trust me.
    rx – just as likely as the Royals winning the world series or KU Jayhawks going to the Fiesta Bowl next year
    common sense – +1
    Bleed green, toonster…no no no no no no no no no no….and no.
    We may win more than 5 games this year (probably overly optimistic) but my ween has a better chance of sprouting a new “turtle neck” then we do at cracking the playoffs.

  12. oldpete says: Mar 7, 2010 2:18 PM

    Lex Luger said -
    “Sorry chiefs fans, I really am, you had the best offensive line ever for a few years, but did shit with it. Now they are all gone but one guy, and you team is shit and is going to be shit until you properly rebuild that line.
    Your current coaching staff/regime havent shown any sign of being able to turn the team around.
    I liked the drafting of GLenn Dorsey, but where has he been, I like dwayne bowe, but no OL means he wont make much difference.
    Larry Johnson went insane after a few years cause team completley got rid of great offensive line and replaced them with nobodies.
    After shields roaf and shields retired, and Tait went to bears, team fell apart.
    Your qb has a mediocre arm and makes like over 9000 dollars. Team is messed up. No db’s average lb, and no DL. Team is going nowhere in 2010 2011″
    Well Lex – The facts are that you missed it on almost every point.
    When we had a great line and did great things with it, we had a non existent D.
    Changing the entire O scheme the week before last season started did not help but we improved steadily especially the last game in Denver. Johnson season avg was 2.8 – Jamaal Charles – with pretty much same line 5.9
    Dorsey out on the D line and Cleveland’s rb looks like Jim Brown. When he is in and healthy – we are better. We have needs but they will be filled and we will compete – not sure about playoffs this year but not too long from now.
    Nobody knows about our QB just yet. I am pretty sure he is paid more than $9,000. This year will tell about his ability to get us back to the playoffs before long.

  13. BoShootsGrizzlies says: Mar 7, 2010 2:20 PM

    Both sides of the Chiefs will be better next year. The coaching changes can’t be underestimated. Haley came in as rookie Head coach who took over the Offense during the preseason, completely scraping the offseason work. Cassel couldn’t get comfortable with his WRs. Chambers came in late, Bowe was out four games, and the other targets: Wade, Long, and Engram were in and out. The Receiving Corp led the league in drops.
    Later in the year, the O line was much better in pass protection, which should continue. The receiver drops shouldn’t continue. And Jamaal is a dynamic, tough, playmaker who will continue to turn heads. If the Chiefs nab Thomas Jones and get one starting lineman in the draft, their O will vastly improve. With Weis’ experience and Cassel having more time to gel with his Wr’s, this O could be in the top third of the league next year.
    As far as the D, Romeo will improve it by just being there. They need a better nose, safety, and a couple of backers, but otherwise they are just young. Tamba Hali is close to being a top pass rusher, Brandon Flowers is a great young corner and Dorsey was coming into his own last year. He was great against the run. Tyson Jackson should be much improved. If they can add a playmaking safety and a disruptive nose, I think they’ll be much improved.

  14. Shep says: Mar 7, 2010 2:39 PM

    Although the Chiefs were 4-12 last year they were at least competitive in most of the games they lost. Talent in the NFL is pretty close from team to team. With the hiring of Weis and Crennel they are showing a commitment to winning and I believe the players see that and will definitely buy into the system. That alone should account for a few more wins. As far as not upgrading, free agency is not even a week old let alone the draft. I’m not saying the Chiefs are going to challenge the Colts for the AFC but I can see them getting to 8-8 which is a big step in the right direction.

  15. dudeustupid says: Mar 7, 2010 3:02 PM

    pats went 5-11…and the next year went to the superbowl…not to mention what the phins, ravens and falcons did a couple years back…im not sayin the chiefs are goin to the superbowl im just sayin if they stay healthy they will be in the playoff hunt next year…nice to know you guys think your smarter than the other guys in the league tho. and just cuz they havent upgraded their roster 3 days into FA doesnt mean they are goin into next season with this roster…i mean come on free agency isnt only a weekend and theres still the draft just remember what you said here when december comes around and you will wish you could delete these coments

  16. Bifftannen2 says: Mar 7, 2010 3:12 PM

    First off, Shields and Roaf didn’t retire the same year, and LJ had a 1700 yard season after Tait and Roaf left.
    “Your current coaching staff/regime haven’t shown any sign of being able to turn the team around.”
    Considering that KC basically just hired a completely new coaching staff, i don’t know where you’re getting that.
    Matty Ice has a big contract because of the uncapped season. Once the cap comes back, his cap number will be low, Pioli frontloaded it on purpose to give KC future cap relief.
    FA just started and KC has 4 picks in the top 70…so let’s wait to judge

  17. mamedia says: Mar 7, 2010 3:28 PM

    @ rx
    You are the joke.

  18. hizzle1281 says: Mar 7, 2010 3:32 PM

    the town where the clowns put it down

  19. keithcash says: Mar 7, 2010 4:02 PM

    ncm42: tyler thigpen blows, just accept it
    lex luger: you really don’t know what you’re talking about, please stop
    kuhawks: come on bro, you’re supposed to be one of us, why are you encouraging these fools?
    hizzle: we reppin kc mo, fellas and the ladies know
    end.

  20. Eazy E in KC says: Mar 7, 2010 4:02 PM

    Lex Luger wrote: “Your current coaching staff/regime havent shown any sign of being able to turn the team around.”
    Its March. Not football season.

  21. bh103 says: Mar 7, 2010 4:06 PM

    In a weak AFC West the Chiefs and even the Raiders could contend if the Chargers slip up. All 4 bye teams in 2008 missed the playoffs the next season. So it is quite possible that SD can drop out too.

  22. rx says: Mar 7, 2010 5:40 PM

    @ mamedia:
    Snap City! I bow to thee, sir, for I have been burned.

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