The Chief of All "Chiefs"

Joe JonesCorrespondent IApril 13, 2009

KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 14:  Tony Gonazalez #88 of the Kansas City Chiefs looks on prior to their NFL game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on September 14, 2008 in Kansas City, Missouri. The Raiders defeated the Chiefs 23-8. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Ok, as the NFL sits and waits for their date with the draft, the Kansas City Chiefs are quietly making some interesting moves here. First it was Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel. Then it was Bobby Ingram, and now Zach Thomas. Yes, the team is making all the right moves, but is there any risk here?

First let's clear one thing up, this is still in my opinion Tony Gonzalez's team. Tony has seen it all, from the good times to the bad. Every move that the Chiefs have made so far seems to fill the holes that they were lacking. Zach Thomas, a seven time pro bowler, still has some life in him if put into the right system. The same goes for Mike Vrabel.

The defense has some veterans now that should help carry the weight off the rookies and give them some more support and confidence that was lacking. The defense seems to be going in the right direction, but on the other side of the line, now is the time for Tony Gonzalez to spread his guidance and experience to the offense. Make no bones about it, he is the ultimate leader of that team until he retires.

I honestly think that the offense will go as far as he leads them. If he can have another stellar year and be as productive as he has in the past, the Chiefs should be in good hands. Tony Gonzalez is the Chief of all Chiefs, and should not be passed over. Instead of "Montana to Clark," I can see "Cassel to Gonzalez" "The Ultimate Catch"