Lombardi: Chiefs may keep Orton, Jeremy Bates could run Bears offense in 2012

Sanchez gets pounded because the run game is grounded

Speaking of Orton, the Chiefs will make an effort to sign him this offseason and bring him back for another year to compete with starter Matt Cassel…[Sam] Bradford will know soon that the Rams won’t be picking a quarterback with the first or second pick and that they will hopefully parlay that pick into a much-needed infusion of talent…Something tells me the next head coach at Penn State will come from the pro ranks…The word out of Tampa seems to indicate that Raheem Morris will be coaching his last game on Sunday.

Mike Martz is not expected back with the Bears even though head coach Lovie Smith seems annoyed with all the questions. Martz has told people that he did not sign an extension and is not going back. Who would the Bears go after? Maybe Jay Cutler’s former offensive coordinator Jeremy Bates, who is now available. Last time the Bears had a position open they wanted to talk to Bates, but he took the Seattle job before they had a chance.

Plenty of interesting nuggest from Lombardi today - having Josh McDaniels reunite with Kyle Orton in KC, and Jeremy Bates with Jay Cutler in Chicago? Ugh, the memories...

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