By Matt Blanchette
I give all the credit to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, who shared both these nuggets in his weekly Monday Column. He is terrific by the way, and if you like the NFL, I suggest you read him each week. Anyhow, what this says to me is that the Chiefs best chance to win all season could be this week at Washington, or against Oakland in Week 10.
Secondly, it further proves how bad at personnel moves Carl Peterson was at the end of his tenure. I beg of you, give Scott Pioli some time. He is working with bad players right now. Anyhow, read both nuggest below.
2. I think if you're a Chiefs' fan, you might want to skip this section. Kansas City refused to give Jared Allen a top-tier defensive end contract 18 months ago, instead shipping him to Minnesota for what appeared to be fair compensation three days before the 2008 draft. Here's how the deal looks today:
What the Chiefs got:
1st round (15th overall) Branden Albert, OT -- Starting LT has a chance to be good. In-and-out work ethic.
3rd round (73) Jamaal Charles, RB -- Change-of-pace back averaging five carries a game in 21 pro games.
3rd round (82) DaJuan Morgan, S -- Sub safety who still has to prove self to new coaching staff.
6th round (182) Kevin Robinson, WR -- Cut by Chiefs in '08.
What the Vikings got:
Jared Allen, DE -- The league's best all-around defensive end has 21 sacks and three safeties in 22 Viking games.
6th round (187) John Sullivan, C -- First-year starting center on one of NFL's best lines.
It's not certain, but it's possible that history will show that the Vikings got a more productive player at 187 (Sullivan) than the Chiefs got at 15 (Albert). Ouch.
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