NFL.coms Gregg Rosenthal got some things right Kendall Fuller Jersey , and others wrong"NFL.com writer Gregg Rosenthal has been going through the league, making predictions about the starting rosters for all 32 teams in 2019.Still to come are his predictions for the NFC West and NFC South, but hes now weighed in on all the AFC teams including the Kansas City Chiefs.Rosenthals prediction for the Chiefs offense:Thought 1: Rosenthals take on the wide receiver group is both right and wrong.As Pete noted on these pages Monday, with each passing day, it seems more likely that Tyreek Hill will be a member of the Chiefs in 2019.But it also seems likely that he will miss some time; for now, hes not involved in team activities and could face a suspension from the league for at least some of 2019s games.Rosenthal has this part right: every receiver on the team will likely move up a spot on the depth chart for at least the opening weeks of the season.But I disagree with Rosenthals depth chart.As Pete said on Tuesday, Mecole Hardman is more likely to make the team as a kick returner.That isnt to say he wont see snaps at wide receiver. He will.As Rosenthal himself noted in another comment, NFL Networks James Palmer reported the Chiefs forsee a significant role for Hardman come Week 1.But that doesnt necessarily mean Hardman will start.Just as in Hills rookie season, hell likely see snaps at wideout as he learns Reids system.That means Gehrig Dieter Sammy Watkins Jersey , Marcus Kemp and (strong side) and Will (weak side) linebacker positions; he doesnt even guess which side Anthony Hitchens will be on.Instead, he opts to list the players who will be in on the nickel sub-package, with Charvarius Ward as the third cornerback.Rosenthal has a point, sort of; the Chiefs are likely to be in nickel more often than their base 4-3 defense.But that doesnt mean that Sam and Will linebackers arent going to be listed as starters on the official record. Unlike Rosenthal, I think well see Hitchens at Mike (middle linebacker) with Reggie Ragland behind him.I believe Damien Wilson and Dorian ODaniel will be the likely starters at Sam and Will respectively; Jeremiah Attaochu and Ben Niemann are likely to back them up.Thought 5: Im tired of analysts saying the secondary looks like a weakness.Really? More of this secondary looks like a weakness nonsense?In 2018, the Chiefs secondary was roughly average against the pass and that was with their starting safety Eric Berry on the sidelines with whatever-that-was, an aging Ron Parker taking his place, and then a parade of stopgap players trying to take up the slack on the back end.By themselves, the additions of Tyrann Mathieu and second-round pick Juan Thornhill should improve it.While the cornerbacks were no ones idea of shutdown corners Anthony Hitchens Jersey , they held their own, and actually performed well with little help from the safeties; the Chiefs ranked 12th in opponent passer rating on the season, and far better against primary wide receivers than against slot receivers, tight ends and running backs; Ive already weighed in with these numbers. The only thing the Chiefs did at corner in the offseason (so far) was to exchange Steven Nelson for Bashaud Breeland.This move was a wash; they are pretty equivalent players.In his last full season with the Washington Redskins, Breeland played at a level quite similar to Nelson in 2018.To be sure, Breeland didnt play well during half a season in Green Bay last year, but hes already acknowledged that missing training camp and half a season was a mistake; he clearly regrets his tour of NFL training camps looking for a team willing to replace the $24 million Carolina Panthers deal that was voided when he failed the physical. The former Chiefs and Mizzou star announced his retirement last weekend and made a statement on Thursday."As we learned over the past weekend, former Kansas City Chiefs (and Missouri Tigers) wide receiver Jeremy Maclin has decided to retire from the NFL after eight seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens.On Thursday Mitchell Schwartz Jersey , Maclin released a farewell statement on Twitter detailing the injuries he has sustained in recent years that ultimately led to his decision to retire.Maclin said it all began in 2016.It was my last season in Kansas City.I had huge expectations of myself coming off the two best seasons of my career.During that season, I lost a childhood friend and a family member.I also tore my groin off the bone.I had the worst season of my career, then got released the following May two weeks after my wedding via voice mail.In 2017 his first season in Baltimore the problems continued.I thought I was mentally ready to go.I will admit that although my mental perspective got better that season, it wasnt where it used to be.During my season in Baltimore, I played with two strained quads, battle with stingers that resulted in a dead shoulder, and on what I thought was my last catch of the season, I tore my MCL.Maclin said that instead, it turned out to be the last catch of his career.Photo by Rob Carr/Getty ImagesSince the spring of the following year when the Ravens released him he said he has battled additional physical problems that prevent him from moving his leg or bending over without pain.Still Juan Thornhill Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys , Maclin said that the experience has made him a stronger person, and he is excited for the next chapter of his life.After specifically thanking Chiefs head coach Andy Reid head coach of the Eagles when they drafted him in 2009 for taking a chance and drafting me, Maclin then thanked a group of Eagles teammates and staff, and turned to his good years with the Chiefs.To the Kansas City organization and #ChiefsKingdom, I want to say thank you!It was a dream of mine to play back in my home state of Missouri.I called it my ride down I-70.Ill never forget the Justin Houston and [Eric Berry] pre-game speeches that got us going.I wont forget walking out of the tunnel as a captain for our playoff game[s] in Houston and New England.I wont forget extra workouts with Chris, Al and Reek, and their hunger to be great.I wont forget sharing the field with the best and swaggiest tight end in the game who demanded greatness from everyone: Travis Kelce.I can keep going on and on.#ChiefsKingdom I love you, and I appreciate each and every one of you.Maclin also specifically thanked our in-house sports medicine expert, Aaron Borgman Kansas City Chiefs Jerseys 2019 , who was a Chiefs and Eagles trainer while Maclin were with the teams. He thanked Aaron and every training staff member that did whatever they could to get me ready for game day.Maclin had just one good year for the Chiefs: the 2015 season, in which he had 1,088 yards and eight touchdowns on 87 receptions.For his career, he finished with 6,835 yards on 514 catches and 49 touchdowns.We wish him well.