Hansen Hype: Must-Read AFC West Links, July 31 Edition

Christopher HansenNFL AnalystJuly 31, 2012

Dec 11, 2011; East Rutherford, NJ, USA;  Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe (82) receives a pass during the third quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE
Anthony Gruppuso-US PRESSWIRE

We missed our first day of Hansen Hype on Monday because I was in Napa for the start of Oakland's training camp. It was also a Monday edition which usually has the best links from over the weekend.

We have a little catching up to do. I scoured the internet for every morsel of news for your favorite team and their bitter rivals and here is a double-down edition of the daily links with the best items over the past two days.


Kansas City

Dwayne Bowe's holdout accomplishes nothing, according to Featured Columnist Farzin Vousoughian. I'll add that it accomplishes one thing for Bowe. Dwayne Bowe doesn't have to go through training camp in sweltering heat and is probably sitting on his couch in air conditioning while watching the Olympics and playing X-Box.

This may be Matt Cassel's last chance in Kansas City, according to Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star. Why is this not shocking to me? Featured Columnist Jeremy Sickel examines the options for the quarterback position post-Cassel.

According to Randy Covitz of the Kansas City Star, offensive coordinator Brian Daboll is having fun during training camp for no other reason than he loves his job. Brady Quinn played previously under Daboll in Cleveland and had this to say about his enthusiastic coach,

He’s going to come up with stuff that other teams or other coaches may be scared to do, but he’s not. 

He comes up with some creative plays and different packages that a lot of times surprise teams.



Top rookies looking good for the Broncos, according to Jeff Legwold's rookie report.

NFL Draft Lead Blogger Sigmund Bloom writes how the Broncos would be wise to keep giving Brock Osweiler the snaps as the primary backup

Brandon Stokley's advice to Denver's other receivers (via The Denver Post),

"Be where you're supposed to be, every time, when you're supposed to be there, every time," Stokley said. "That's what I tell anyone who asks me, that's the way it has to be. He's prepared. He knows the offense inside and out, and if he thinks the best thing to do on any play is to get you the ball. you have to be there and you have to catch it.

"If you don't do that, you're not going to catch very many balls."



Rookie receiver Juron Criner caved on his demands because he and his agents would have had to fight not just the Raiders, but the NFL itself according to MJD of Yahoo! Sports. He didn't miss any camp time, but also didn't make much of an impact in the first day of training camp. 

Oakland's Penn State Alums sound off on NCAA sanctions, Jerry McDonald of the Contra Costa Times has the quotes from Stefen Wisniewski and Nathan Stupar.

According to Monte Poole of the Contra Costa Times, this is a pivotal year for Rolando McClain and the coaching staff has asked him to a be a vocal leader.


San Diego

Norv Turner has a lot of new toys according to Nick Canepa of the San Diego Union-Tribune. The team won't miss Vincent Jackson or Mike Tolbert, but the team still has to figure out how to use all the new offensive pieces. 

One of the toys is Eddie Royal, who is looking forward to playing in a pass-friendly offense according to Christopher Hadorn of the North County Times.