Hard Truth: The Chiefs have pressing needs on defense, but they would be making a mistake to ignore their situation at wide receiver. Starters Johnnie Morton and Eddie Kennison are over 30, Marc Boerigter is coming off knee surgery and Dante Hall's production as a receiver decreased. Samie Parker and Chris Horn had nice debut seasons, but the Chiefs should bring in a veteran or draft a rookie capable of competing for playing time.
Inside Dish: The return of quarterbacks coach Terry Shea after one season with the Bears and the move of Jason Verduzco to tight ends coach should benefit the Chiefs in a couple of ways. Trent Green is more comfortable working with Shea and his rough start to the 2004 season could be attributed to his absence. Verduzco, meanwhile, is well versed in the passing game and should help the tight ends in that area. The specialty of former tight ends coach Keith Rowen was in the blocking area.