The Kansas City Chiefs’ 2014 season is right around the corner, which means one thing: Training Camp is comin’, ya’ll.
We will be breaking down the Chiefs position-by-position over the next few weeks to get you prepared for Training Camp positional battles, and the pre-season as a whole.
Offensive Line Depth Chart:
1) Eric Fisher
2) J’Marcus Webb
3) Ryan McKee
1) Jeff Allen
2) Rishaw Johnson
3) Ricky Henry
1) Rodney Hudson
2) Eric Kush
3) Ben Gottschalk
1) Jeff Linkenbach
2) Zach Fulton
1) Donald Stephenson
2) Laurent Duvernay-Tardif
Top Questions Heading into 2014:
3) Did the Chiefs lose too much in the offseason when they let Geoff Schwartz, Jon Asamoah and Branden Albert walk in free agency?
2) Who will be the starting right guard for the Chiefs in 2014?
1) Is Eric Fisher ready to be a starting left tackle in the NFL?
cover32’s Analysis of the Chiefs Offensive Line:
The offensive line is a concern for Chiefs fans, and it should be. The Chiefs lost three of their five best offensive linemen in the offseason when Branden Albert, Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz went to Miami, Atlanta and the New York Giants, respectively.
The biggest offensive line question heading into training camp surrounds Eric Fisher. Is he ready to take the next step and become a starting left tackle in the NFL? Fisher wasn’t just rookie-like in 2013. He was flat out bad. So bad that Pro Football Focus ranked him as one of the 10 worst offensive tackles in the NFL. That ain’t good.
But Fisher isn’t the only player that needs to step up. The Chiefs lost both players that filled in at right guard last year, in Jon Asamoah and Geoff Schwartz. Right guard isn’t so much of a question of who will step up, as much as it is if someone will step up. Jeff Linkenbach is pegged as the starter going into day one of training camp. Yeah… Exactly.
But that’s really where the questions end. The Chiefs should feel pretty comfortable with Jeff Allen, Rodney Hudson and Donald Stephenson holding down their positions.
All eyes will be on Eric Fisher as training camp begins. But lets not lose sight of the right guard spot. It wouldn’t be all that surprising if it’s one of the positions that general manager John Dorsey looks to improve via the waiver wire.