NFL Offseason Two-A-Days: The Kansas City Chiefs

Ryan FryeSenior Analyst IMarch 2, 2011

KANSAS CITY, MO - JANUARY 09:  A general view of the stadium as the fans observe the national anthem as the Baltimore Ravens prepare to face the Kansas City Chiefs during their 2011 AFC wild card playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 9, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.. The Ravens defeated the Chiefs 30-7.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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5.) How much will the departure of Charlie Weis hurt the Chiefs offense?

Charlie Weis maybe a bad head coach, but he's a good offensive coordinator. He was the Patriots' coordinator during their run as a dynasty.

The Chiefs ranked first in the league in rushing, although the passing game didn't fair so well.

Bill Muir was promoted as the Chiefs' new offensive coordinator. However, it seems as if Haley will be calling the plays. With Haley's past in Arizona, he'll probably try and revive the passing game.

Will Weis' departure hurt? Only time will tell.

4.) Is Dwayne Bowe now the premiere wide out in the AFC?

THE premiere receiver? No, that would be Andre Johnson. One of the premiere guys? Absolutely.

Bowe had 72 receptions, 15 touchdowns and over 1,000 yards receiving. Him and Matt Cassel could become one the the NFL's best QB-to-WR tandem in the near future.

3.) What facet of Kansas City's defense needs the most help?

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Jovan Bletcher is more of a rotational player at inside linebacker. More of an elite player next to Derrick Johnson could really help this defense.

Ron Edwards is an aging player at defensive tackle and is less productive by the year. Bringing in a nose tackle to replace would be smart.

2.) What is the Chiefs top priority in the NFL Draft and/or free agency?

The defensive needs are in number three.

As good as Dwayne Bowe is, he can only do so much. A guy opposite Bowe would prevent defenses from double-teaming him. Kentucky's Randall Cobb would be a good pick for Kansas City in the second or third round.

The Chiefs have also had offensive tackle problems, with both Ryan O'Callaghan and Barry Richardson struggling on the right side. Whether they decide to move Branden Albert over, they'll need a tackle. This year's draft class is pretty deep on offensive tackles too.

1.) Stock: Rising or Falling?

The Chiefs were a young team that weren't ready for the big stage of the playoffs, much like my Atlanta Falcons.

While I'm not saying they will make it any farther, I believe that the long term direction of the Chiefs is rising.

This idea originated from ESPN's Mike & Mike.