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Maybe Next Year Millen2
03-10-2007, 01:25 PM
Donnie Edwards signed with the Chiefs today. Good move by the Chiefs.

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10033511

Shiver
03-10-2007, 01:26 PM
Who's to say you can never go home again? Very good signing. Their linebackers will now be a strength.

Billingsley26
03-10-2007, 01:28 PM
very good move by the chiefs...big upgrad over kawika mitchell.

Man_Of_Steel
03-10-2007, 01:28 PM
Good signing. $ is the question though

bigbluedefense
03-10-2007, 01:29 PM
Who's to say you can never go home again? Very good signing. Their linebackers will now be a strength.

For a year anyway. Donnie doesn't have much in the tank. They should still get a LB in the draft, whether its Buster Davis later, or Willis in the 1st.

Also, it never hurts to nab someone away from SD and expose some of the inner workings and tendencies of the players.

bearsfan_51
03-10-2007, 01:29 PM
It's a small upgrade over Mitchell, but not as much as many people on here will say. Edwards has been a little overated for a while now.

bigbluedefense
03-10-2007, 01:30 PM
It's a small upgrade over Mitchell, but not as much as many people on here will say. Edwards has been a little overated for a while now.

I believe the opposite. I think he's underappreciated. It will be interesting to see him back in the 4-3, see how he can fare with avg. DTs in front of him.

toonsterwu
03-10-2007, 01:31 PM
Interesting signing. Pushes LB into a day 2 area for them. Edwards probably has 1, at best, 2 solid years left. He should be fine in the middle. I'd assume Napolean Harris goes to the strongside, making Keyaron Fox a backup again. Fox deserves a starting shot, I think, but he'll be a solid number 4 for them.

bigbluedefense
03-10-2007, 01:33 PM
Interesting signing. Pushes LB into a day 2 area for them. Edwards probably has 1, at best, 2 solid years left. He should be fine in the middle. I'd assume Napolean Harris goes to the strongside, making Keyaron Fox a backup again. Fox deserves a starting shot, I think, but he'll be a solid number 4 for them.

I still like Willis on their team. Move him outside for a year, when Edwards is done, move Willis inside and don't miss a beat.

With aging players, injury is always a concern as well. Its nice to have that backup plan. With avg. DTs in front of him, and being relatively undersized, Edwards is more susceptible to injuries now.

Shiver
03-10-2007, 01:33 PM
For a year anyway. Donnie doesn't have much in the tank. They should still get a LB in the draft, whether its Buster Davis later, or Willis in the 1st.

Also, it never hurts to nab someone away from SD and expose some of the inner workings and tendencies of the players.

I think in the short term.

CC.SD
03-10-2007, 01:35 PM
I believe the opposite. I think he's underappreciated. It will be interesting to see him back in the 4-3, see how he can fare with avg. DTs in front of him.


Jamal Williams, Luis Castillo and Igor Olshansky have helped Donnie a whole lot more than the interior of the Chief's D-line will. I'm going to miss Donnie, but I don't think he'll be as successful in KC.

toonsterwu
03-10-2007, 01:36 PM
I still like Willis on their team. Move him outside for a year, when Edwards is done, move Willis inside and don't miss a beat.

With aging players, injury is always a concern as well. Its nice to have that backup plan. With avg. DTs in front of him, and being relatively undersized, Edwards is more susceptible to injuries now.

I think they have too many other concerns to justify a LB selection in round 1. A starting group of Johnson/Edwards/Harris should be fine, and Fox arguably deserved a shot to start this year. With DT, possibly DE (depending on the Allen situation), depth at CB, WR, OL all as areas that help is needed, I just don't think you can justify adding a linebacker to a group that, on paper, is a solid foursome.

BigDawg819
03-10-2007, 01:37 PM
A good signing in as much as a adequate linebacker but more so as bringing in another veteran to council and teach some of the younger guys and to gain a bit of knowledge about the Chargers.

bigbluedefense
03-10-2007, 01:38 PM
I think they have too many other concerns to justify a LB selection in round 1. A starting group of Johnson/Edwards/Harris should be fine, and Fox arguably deserved a shot to start this year. With DT, possibly DE (depending on the Allen situation), depth at CB, WR, OL all as areas that help is needed, I just don't think you can justify adding a linebacker to a group that, on paper, is a solid foursome.

Yeah...Im guilty of being a defense junky :oops:

Maybe they might make a push for Okeye now. They have needs yes, but if Herm likes Okeye enough, I can see him making an aggressive move to get him.

etk
03-10-2007, 01:42 PM
This is a great signing and it makes sense of the Harris signing now. Harris is not a good MLB, but I think he could be a good complement to Johnson & Edwards now at SLB.

princefielder28
03-10-2007, 01:46 PM
Very good job by the Chiefs, signed a quality player and signed him away from a division team

Geo
03-10-2007, 01:50 PM
Nice to see him return to the Chiefs, as Shiver noted.

T-RICH49
03-10-2007, 02:04 PM
Welcome Home Donnie!!!!!

Basileus777
03-10-2007, 02:32 PM
Edwards won't be playing at SLB, thats DJ's position. He will probably play WLB. He's a hell of an upgrade to Bell, especially in pass coverage.

It's not like it's a cap buster either, so it gives us a chance to get younger over the next two years.

toonsterwu
03-10-2007, 02:34 PM
Yeah...Im guilty of being a defense junky :oops:

Maybe they might make a push for Okeye now. They have needs yes, but if Herm likes Okeye enough, I can see him making an aggressive move to get him.

I still think Okoye goes in, at the very least, the top 15 or so, and I can't see them being that aggressive. They should be able to sit back in the 2nd/3rd and find a capable DT that would be an upgrade on what they have, provided they scout well. Guys like Quinn Pitcock, Brandon Mebane, and Justin Harrell come to mind. I think they have too many needs to warrant making a push up. My guess is they'll stand pat and see what the best OL/WR/DL value is when their pick is up. If there are several options available on their list, then they would try dealing down a bit, if not, make the selection there, focus perhaps on the other two areas the rest of day 1.

toonsterwu
03-10-2007, 02:36 PM
Edwards won't be playing at SLB, thats DJ's position. He will probably play WLB. He's a hell of an upgrade to Bell, especially in pass coverage.

It's not like it's a cap buster either, so it gives us a chance to get younger over the next two years.

Huh? I'm fairly certain Derrick Johnson is the weakside backer. Last year, Kawika Mitchell was in the middle, and Kendrell Bell was at the strongside, with Keyaron Fox often subbing in. I'm fairly certain that was the order last year. Derrick will stay weakside. While Harris could be a middle linebacker, Donnie has to be in the middle, as he can't handle SAM, thus, I think Napolean Harris slides out to SAM, and forces Keyaron Fox to the bench. If Harris struggles, Fox could probably take his spot.

RaiderLifer
03-10-2007, 02:36 PM
Good signing for them. I was hoping to see him out of the division.

Splat
03-10-2007, 02:40 PM
Welcome home #59 you have been missed!!!

Basileus777
03-10-2007, 02:44 PM
Huh? I'm fairly certain Derrick Johnson is the weakside backer. Last year, Kawika Mitchell was in the middle, and Kendrell Bell was at the strongside, with Keyaron Fox often subbing in. I'm fairly certain that was the order last year. Derrick will stay weakside. While Harris could be a middle linebacker, Donnie has to be in the middle, as he can't handle SAM, thus, I think Napolean Harris slides out to SAM, and forces Keyaron Fox to the bench. If Harris struggles, Fox could probably take his spot.

Derrick Johnson has played at strongside linebacker for the past 2 years.

Splat
03-10-2007, 02:46 PM
Yep DJ plays strong side LB.

toonsterwu
03-10-2007, 02:55 PM
Hmm, for some reason, I kept on thinking that DJ was being groomed for the weakside spot. Personally, I'd rather have Donnie Edwards than Napolean Harris in the middle of that defense, but Harris at weakside would be an odd fit, so yeah, I agree then, it should be Donnie at weakside, Napolean at MIKE, and DJ at SAM, then. Guess Keyaron Fox is in line to take the playmaking weakside role when Donnie Edwards moves on, then.

Personally, I think DJ is better utilized in the scheme at weakside.

gbpackers0065
03-10-2007, 03:12 PM
the chiefs should try to sign robaire smith, i think he would be a great compliment to edwards, harris and DJ

Splat
03-10-2007, 03:17 PM
I heard they are going to try to bring in Ian Scott DT from Da Bears.

bearsfan_51
03-10-2007, 03:23 PM
I heard they are going to try to bring in Ian Scott DT from Da Bears.

Yeah I've heard Denver and KC are the main suitors. Scott would be good for the Chiefs as all they are really looking for is somebody that doesn't suck, and that's Scott in a nutshell.

HawkeyeFan
03-10-2007, 03:24 PM
God dang the Chiefs. They've now signed Two Linebackers that I wanted.

Splat
03-10-2007, 03:26 PM
Yeah I've heard Denver and KC are the main suitors. Scott would be good for the Chiefs as all they are really looking for is somebody that doesn't suck, and that's Scott in a nutshell.

I know he is not a pro bowler or anything but I feel he would be a good pick up I have not seen him play alot but from what I have seen he would be a upgrade.

toonsterwu
03-10-2007, 03:28 PM
Scott would be an upgrade. Won't get much pressure (albeit, he was playing the 3-tech last year at times to let Tank stay at the NT), but he would be a solid player who knows the scheme and could buy you some time in finding more permanent solutions, allowing you to address other needs this year.

T-RICH49
03-10-2007, 03:35 PM
Yep DJ plays strong side LB.


DJ on one side and Donnie on the other?Is Gunther going to have some fun or what

bored of education
03-10-2007, 03:41 PM
I'm loving this!

Caddy
03-10-2007, 10:32 PM
Nice signing

adschofield
03-11-2007, 01:29 AM
DJ was the Chief's WLB last year and Bell played SLB