The Vikings will use a fullback as a major part of their offense for the first time since the late 1990s, and getting an accomplished one like Richardson from the Chiefs was an underrated move … at least underrated in Minnesota. In Kansas City, at least one beat writer listed the loss the Richardson as the single biggest offseason move.
"OK, so T-Rich was getting up in years (34), and his role was being reduced after 11 seasons with the Chiefs," the story goes. "Still, for little more than a song the Chiefs could have retained an emotional and spiritual locker room leader who wanted to end his career in Kansas City, and who provided a much-needed mentor to often moody youngster Larry Johnson. K.C. will miss T-Rich as much off the field as they'll miss his blocking on it."
He professes no worries regarding his ability to satisfy three ultra-talented but moody receivers in Randy Moss, Jerry Porter and Ronald Curry.
"My relationship with my receivers has always been a very tight, close-knit relationship," Brooks said. "I've never had problems with my receivers. They do what they're supposed to do and I try and get them the ball. I'm pretty good with players and wonderful with coaches."
The Texans still have their eyes on New Orleans running back Michael Bennett, who the Saints are interested in trading. New Orleans is in no hurry, though. Reggie Bush missed some of the offseason with injuries and Deuce McAllister is still rebounding from last season's injury, leaving Bennett to take the majority of repetitions in practice with the first team.
"We've talked to them over and over again," Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said. "At this point, they aren't just going to let their starting running back go."