KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Here is this week's edition of the Kansas City Chiefs mailbag. To ask a question for a future edition, send it to me via Twitter (@adamteicher) and tag it #ChiefsMail.@adamteicher: I was wondering when I might get this question but surprised it's come so soon. Andy Reid is going to coach the Chiefs for awhile. He wasn't hired and didn't want this job for the short term.
@adamteicher: I predicted the score to be 37-20 when the Broncos play the Chiefs on Sunday in Denver. I'm thinking the Chiefs at least have to get into the 30s to score enough to be competitive. The Broncos scored 27 and 35 points in the two games against the Chiefs last year. There's no reason they should score anything less this time.
@adamteicher: I can see that line of thinking. It's tempting to predict that. But unless I see more evidence to the contrary, I'll maintain the Chiefs are better than they played against the Titans. I think they have too many good players and coaches to play like that every week. The Patriots and Chargers might be vulnerable against the Chiefs.
@adamteicher: Mike McGlynn joined the Chiefs in late August after being released by Washington and he started at left guard against Tennessee. He wasn't good in that game, but it looks like the Chiefs are stuck with him for at least another week or two. With Donald Stephenson on suspension and Jeff Allen injured and unlikely to return this season, the Chiefs have few options. Their offensive-line reserves are Jeff Linkenbach, Eric Kush and Laurent Duvernay-Tardif. The Chiefs don't appear comfortable with Linkenbach, who might not still be around if not for the suspension and injury. Kush is a center and Duvernay-Tardif is a developmental prospect.
@adamteicher: That shows what the Chiefs really think of A.J. Jenkins. They had a big need for a wide receiver with Dwayne Bowe out and they turned to Frankie Hammond Jr. rather than Jenkins. That being the case, it's difficult to picture Jenkins being much of a factor anytime soon.
@adamteicher: It takes two sides to reach a deal. Given their preference, I think the Chiefs would have reached one with quarterback Alex Smith long before they did. That's why they started the negotiations when they did. But with no deadline looming, deals often take time before they get done and that's what happened in this case. The Chiefs had enough money to get a wide receiver even without a Smith deal. They should and could have signed Emmanuel Sanders.
@adamteicher Why didn't Chiefs work the Smith deal earlier so they could have tried to keep a defender or bring in another WR??— Wade Fossum (@dakid3kc) September 11, 2014
@adamteicher: They did like rookie safety Daniel Sorensen and I was surprised, but he didn't play well against Tennessee and they felt they have to go with more experienced players at his position. Sorensen eventually cleared waivers and rejoined the Chiefs, this time on their practice squad.
@adamteicher Were you surprised that Sorensen got axed? I was. Seemed like they were very high on him.— Lou Montagna (@LouMontagna) September 9, 2014