Chiefs hopeful Hall can become dual-threat


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Jan 22, 2006
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Chiefs hopeful Hall can become dual-threat

Dante Hall, all 5-8, 187 pounds of him, bolts through opposing special teams units like a car in "The Fast and the Furious." Once he sees the open field, he shifts into another gear, which has often resulted in six points for his team, the Kansas City Chiefs .

Now that Hall has mastered the art of returning kicks, the team would love to utilize his game-changing speed and tremendous vision on its already-potent offense. The unit already possesses a great line, solid quarterback and elite running back, but the one constant deficiency seems to be the lack of a third receiver behind tremendous tight end Tony Gonzalez and steady veteran receiver Eddie Kennison.

In recent years, the Chiefs have been unable to find a competent third target to utilize behind Gonzalez and Kennison, which has allowed for the running backs to rack up a plethora of receptions. Because of this, the team is looking to fill the void with the speedster Hall. All summer the coaching staff has been working on devising a way to get him more involved.

This isn't the first time the team has tried to get Hall more involved on the offense. Unfortunately, quarterback Trent Green has had trouble finding the small receiver. In seven seasons with the Chiefs, the most passes Hall has caught in a single season is a mere 40; That happened all the way back in 2003. This past season saw him post career bests in yards per reception (12.8), yards receiving (436), and saw him tie his career-high in receiving touchdowns (3).

Undoubtedly, he made strides last season towards becoming the dual-threat the team wants. However, Hall has plenty of work left to do. While nobody is expecting him to be the next Antwaan Randle El, a 50-catch season isn't out of the question. He could provide the Kansas City Chiefs with the third receiving option they have so badly desired.

-Eric Krupka can be reached at [email protected]
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