I agree with everything you said here. I like the point you made about Williams having zero interest in the little struggle that's taking place. And it's nice to hear you stating some hopeful positives for the future I might add.
I'm hopeful but still unsure of the Impact Gase will have on Darnold and the offense as a whole. Hopeful but cautiously so. Williams on the other hand is more of a proven commodity, and while people can bring up statistics that cause concern in one area or another I'm still happy to have him.
The immediate impact will be accountability. Add to that whatever schematic adjustments he can make prior to and during a game, but the accountability is going to be huge for our team. Guys like Adams seem to crave that and just want everyone to operate the same way. Williams' impact on Adams and hopefully Leo etc will be seen very early on. That has me excited.
Too excited for January quite frankly.
From NFL.com this AM
Kareem Hunt's fate likely to be known by free agency
By Ian Rapoport
NFL Network Insider
Published: Jan. 20, 2019 at 05:56 a.m. 0 Likes | 0 Comments
While his former team plays Sunday in the AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, Kareem Hunt stays away from the spotlight. The 2017 rushing leader and former Chiefs running back hasn't spoken publicly since the days after he was released and put on the Commissioner's Exempt List, quietly attempting to turn his life and career around.
Meanwhile, the NFL's investigation into three incidents involving Hunt continues. While there is no official deadline -- being thorough is the goal -- sources say the belief is the investigations will be wrapped up before the start of free agency in March. At the very least, teams considering signing him will know what they need to know before the league year opens.
Along with the assault on a female in a Cleveland area hotel from last February, there is also an apparent altercation at a club and an incident where he allegedly punched a man at a resort. The league has bundled those three offenses into one case.
Hunt has not yet spoken with NFL investigators, as that would be the final piece of the investigation. At this point, based on the fact that several teams have been keeping tabs on Hunt, touching base and doing homework on him, the likelihood is that Hunt is back in the NFL in 2019. But the belief remains that any six-plus game suspension keeps him on the sidelines to begin next season.
What's not clear is how many weeks of his stay on the exempt list will play into his looming suspension for violating the personal conduct policy. Kansas City released Hunt with five weeks remaining in the regular season.
While the Chiefs haven't missed a beat since he was cut for lying to them about the Ohio incident -- Damien Williams has averaged 5.1 yards per rush -- Hunt has gone through counseling for anger and alcohol issues.
Earlier this week, Bears coach Matt Nagy, who was Hunt's offensive coordinator in Kansas City, said he has spoken to Hunt on a personal level and did not rule out signing him for a second chance. There seem to be other teams in that category, and it's likely Hunt will get that final opportunity.