GONZALEZ STILL SEEKING TRADE
Posted by Sheil Kapadia on February 4, 2009, 9:07 a.m.
The Chiefs have brought in a new GM and are currently searching for a new coach.
But those moves apparently haven’t changed Tony Gonzalez’s feelings from last season, and the tight end still wants to be traded, per Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports.
“I love Kansas City. I really do. If I could stay there, I would. That’s why this is going to be a tough decision,” Gonzalez said. “We’ve been rebuilding. It hasn’t really seemed to go well. We won four [in 2007] and two this year. It’s getting tough. … I don’t want to make it seem to the fans in Kansas City and to my teammates that I’m abandoning them. I hope, I think, they’ll understand.”
Cole’s report also shed some light on the Chiefs’ coaching search.
According to the article, Kansas City is expected to interview Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz, Vikings defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier and Chiefs offensive coordinator Chan Gailey, in addition to Cardinals offensive coordinator Todd Haley.
Gonzalez said Kansas City’s decision on a coach — which he expects to come by Thursday — will have an impact on whether he wants to stay or go.
“I want to see who they name as head coach,” Gonzalez said. “Yeah, I hear they’re talking to Todd Haley, but then there’s this coach [Ferentz] from Iowa State, some [expletive] like that and I don’t want to deal with that. It seems like we’re rebuilding anyway, and I don’t want to do that. I don’t know that I want to do that any more than I already have been.”
Gonzalez also pointed to the team’s decision to deal Jared Allen last season.
“We traded away our best defensive player [Allen], by far. A game changer and you trade him away,” Gonzalez said. “That’s just too much, and that’s sending a message to the guys on the team.”
Tight End Options
Posted 04 February 2009 - 10:12 AM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:15 AM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:12 PM
It was reported a while back somewhere that Tomlin wasn't all that keen on Miller. And they have Matt Spaeth behind him.
Why would Pittsburgh trade Heath Miller?
Would the 32nd pick and Heath Miller be enough for Pep?
I wouldn't say that's enough, and the Steelers don't like giving up draft picks so it might be hard to get a good value trade there.
I'd love to acquire Miller, but a realistic trade scenario to get him likely doesn't involve Peppers.
(not that I expect it to happen regardless)
Posted 04 February 2009 - 12:45 PM
Barnidge is the answer, he will be ready for next year
Posted 04 February 2009 - 02:26 PM
Posted 04 February 2009 - 04:49 PM
The problem would be getting him to play for way less than his worth.
Posted 04 February 2009 - 11:47 PM
King looked great in training camp and then had a mediocre season after that. He caught half the balls that he did in 2007. I guess without Carr dumping them off constantly, it hurt his average.
Rosario is another guy who started off great and disappeared completely. He caught 15 of his 21 catches in the first five games he played this year. After that it was next to nothing.
I would hope that Meeks can help Chryst develop these guys. No need to spend a lot of money bringing someone in when we have three fifth rounders on the squad already. We surely should be able to use the talent we have.