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the Talking Can
04-30-2006, 06:58 AM
Hali day shopping
Edwards expects help on defense right away
By ELIZABETH MERRILL

The Kansas City Star

They popped in the film again late Friday, long after Tamba Hali ran an unimpressive time in the 40-yard dash, eons after the NFL gurus had cast him off their mock-draft hot list.

Maybe it was a last dose of affirmation. Maybe they’re just plain stubborn.

As the Chiefs’ time on the clock drew closer Saturday, glitzy names such as North Carolina State defensive end Manny Lawson and Ohio State receiver Santonio Holmes were still on the board. Kansas City went with Hali, a defensive end from Penn State, with the 20th pick in the first round.

“At the end of the day, they play in pads,” Chiefs coach Herm Edwards said. “They play on the grass. They don’t run a 40, they don’t do all these gymnastic drills.

“Defense is not pretty. Defense is guys getting dirty and playing hard and playing with toughness and passion. And that’s what this guy does. When you turn the film on, you turn it off and you go, ‘Wow.’ ”

Down the street from Arrowhead Stadium, the mildly stunning pick was met with a smattering of boos and shock at the Chiefs’ draft-day party. Most were expecting a cornerback, or at least Lawson, who was tabbed by some as the second-best pass rusher in the draft.

The puzzled looks continued a few hours later in the second round, when Kansas City picked Purdue safety Bernard Pollard. By the end of the night, when the Chiefs picked Alabama quarterback Brodie Croyle in the third round, there were no cornerbacks, just three guys that Kansas City had hoped would be on the board and were.

So much for the mock drafts.

But really, were Saturday’s developments all that stunning? When Edwards was hired in January, he promised a gritty, ugly, in-your-face defense. He wanted younger guys to set the tone.

Edwards said Hali and Pollard would play right away.

“That’s what we drafted them for,” Edwards said....(more at link)


kcstar (http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/14462737.htm)

StcChief
04-30-2006, 07:07 AM
1) Hali or Lawson was fine
2) Pollard is fine.

3) another QB??? I guess their have doubt about
CFL MVP signee - Printers
Kilian in NFLE

milkman
04-30-2006, 07:09 AM
I think we are going to have some happy Hali days.



ugh...

chop
04-30-2006, 07:11 AM
I think we are going to have some happy Hali days.



ugh...


boo! :rolleyes:

:D

Tactical Funky
04-30-2006, 07:28 AM
I think we are going to have some happy Hali days.



ugh...
:shake:

























ROFL

the Talking Can
04-30-2006, 07:37 AM
I think we are going to have some happy Hali days.



ugh...
Hali-rious...

:shake:

Mecca
04-30-2006, 07:38 AM
So we're gonna cut Sammy Knight and Eric Hicks? Unless he means playing special teams counts as "playing right away"

the Talking Can
04-30-2006, 07:41 AM
So we're gonna cut Sammy Knight and Eric Hicks? Unless he means playing special teams counts as "playing right away"

ever heard of a starter and a backup?

Hali - starter
Hicks - backup

Mecca
04-30-2006, 07:44 AM
ever heard of a starter and a backup?

Hali - starter
Hicks - backup

Shush...you'll kill my dream of Hicks being cut.

Short Leash Hootie
12-21-2006, 02:43 PM
The Kansas City Star reports '06 third-round quarterback Brodie Croyle might have a chance to start for the Chiefs in 2007.
With numerous teams going to younger and rookie quarterbacks, maybe Kansas City feels left behind. A full training camp might help (Croyle was injured for much of his first one), but it'd be hard to believe from what we've seen so far that Croyle is close to ready for such a promotion.

Redrum_69
12-21-2006, 02:46 PM
Hootie went all skiptowne...hes lost it


take some meds or something

Short Leash Hootie
12-21-2006, 02:47 PM
Hootie went all skiptowne...hes lost it


take some meds or something
I need some.

ck_IN
12-21-2006, 03:11 PM
<i>Hootie went all skiptowne...hes lost it</i>

You go Hootie. So when are you and the Blowfish getting back together?