One of the great things about some of the NFL’s, uh, bottom tier of teams is that they can often produce some exceptional game breakers. Well, the Bills are still looking for theirs. But most of the NFL’s cellar dwellers have some exciting players.
Like the Browns Josh Cribbs. The Browns might not have made the playoffs since the Atkins Diet was trendy, but Cribbs makes Browns games worthwhile to the non-die hard.
The Chiefs could have their own version with rookie Dexter McCluster. The offensively-starved Chiefs are looking to push McCluster into a variety of roles this season (via the team’s official site):
It doesn’t matter how many games McCluster starts in 2010. He could very well play in all 16 games without starting a single one of them. What we do know, is that the Chiefs will use him in a multitude of ways from week to week. He’s a player who can fit into multiple personnel groupings at multiple positions and we already caught a glimpse of that part of his game during OTA and mini-camp sessions. When the 2010 season is all said and done, McCluster will likely have lined up at wide out, slot, running back, wildcat and return man.
The Chiefs’ offense should be more exciting in 2010. Offensive coordinator Charlie Weis will be guiding QB Matt Cassel. Jamaal Charles and Thomas Jones are a pretty good running back combination, especially Charles who became a top fantasy back last year. But McCluster adds some intrigue as a do-everything player, and is somebody for everybody from the fantasy enthusiast and NFL fan to keep an eye on.