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Iowanian
09-14-2006, 02:11 PM
Read statement.


Thanks to fans of NO and KC.
I played hard, and like I'd be in the NFL for a couple of seasons.
Its hard to imagine he played professionally for so many years.
So fortunate to play with great coaches and players.
mentioned only playoff win with NO.....and sadly, only playoff win in his
career.

Offensive production in KC has been very gratifing for him.

Iowanian
09-14-2006, 02:14 PM
Could feel Energy while driving to Arrowhead.
Walking out of the tunnel was awesome.
Loved walking into the sea of red.

Body won't do it anymore, last year body never
felt good....first time since 10 years old that he'd
not play organized football.

During offseason, he felt he would be able to play 1 more year....during OTAs,felt his body was letting him down and his skills were declining.

Became angry that his body was letting him down.
Then became fearful.....what am I gonna do.

"I'm sorry I didn't address this earlier, but it was very painful and I didn't know how to come to grips with it"

Thanks to the fans in NO and KC Chiefs.....Always amazed at the passion of Chiefs fans. Very proud of his career acomplishments.....sad he wasn't able to bring a SB to NO or KC. Likes to thank his teamates and RBs and QBs who made him look better.

Iowanian
09-14-2006, 02:16 PM
thanked his guards, TEs and FBs who chipped the man that beat him to make him look good.

Thanks to NO and KC ownership....
thanks to family. His father attended every home game of his career....except 1. Thanking his management.

Thank you to fans in KC and NO....cannot put into words how much he'll miss hearing us on Sundays.

God Bless us every one.

Iowanian
09-14-2006, 02:16 PM
Not answering questions.

he's no speed reader.

Iowanian
09-14-2006, 02:17 PM
some guy....Brian Flynn came out before.....made some statements on Roaf's behalf.
1. Willi talked to Trent Green at some time.
2. Will Shields flew to california, spent day, watched Rams game with Roaf and spent the night in his home with his family.

Chiefs knew of his intentions....I assume after OTAs began.

StcChief
09-14-2006, 02:17 PM
Thanks Willie,

Gumbo awaits...

Look forward to the big half time, hand waving.

the Talking Can
09-14-2006, 02:18 PM
god bless you, willie....best trade we ever made in terms of value...a 3rd for a Hall of Famer

beer bacon
09-14-2006, 02:18 PM
Good luck Roaf. You pushed those legs of yours for years, and played fantastic football when many people were amazed that you could simply walk. No shame in retiring after such a great career. Sorry that we could never bring the Lombardi home for you.

DJJasonp
09-14-2006, 02:19 PM
Thanks Iowa ....nice for those who cant hear it live...

I feel bad for the guy....but almost feel as bad for Will Shields....

Mixed emotions...

morphius
09-14-2006, 02:22 PM
It is good that he had Shields out to his place at least.

Rain Man
09-14-2006, 02:24 PM
Willie Roaf, I salute you.

Scaga
09-14-2006, 02:24 PM
Can we make this better for everyone involved?
Why don't we just transplant Black's legs onto Willie body.
That would solve everything....

Thanks for the memories Roafie....
Good luck on your retirement.

DJJasonp
09-14-2006, 02:25 PM
It is good that he had Shields out to his place at least.

I was wondering about that....

That's good to hear....I feel better about it now.

Thanks Big Willie....we're already missing you.

JBucc
09-14-2006, 02:25 PM
Free Willie!

Scaga
09-14-2006, 02:27 PM
It is good that he had Shields out to his place at least.


$100 says he locked his wife's bedroom door that weekend... ROFL

BigChiefFan
09-14-2006, 02:30 PM
Willie Roaf was a class act and I'm glad he was a Chief. I hope he enjoys retirement.

siberian khatru
09-14-2006, 02:32 PM
Not answering questions.


So you're saying he left the door open to his return?

MVChiefFan
09-14-2006, 02:32 PM
Based on his comments, I'm still holding out hope!






:)

DaFace
09-14-2006, 02:39 PM
We'll miss ya willie.

KingPriest2
09-14-2006, 02:41 PM
That Flynn guy was something. Excited passionate. But man what a trip

What he said raises some questions.

He said he has spoken with Trent. Trent said he has yet to speak to him
Same goes with Shields. (if he did toak to Shields then Will would have relayed it back to the team)

Also Do we know for a fact Roaf talked to Will about returning or did the Chiefs put that out? If I remember right Will was on 610 saying Willi talked to him about it.

banyon
09-14-2006, 02:43 PM
god bless you, willie....best trade we ever made in terms of value...a 3rd for a Hall of Famer

Wasn't it a 3rd & Victor Riley?

Mr. Kotter
09-14-2006, 02:46 PM
Wasn't it a 3rd & Victor Riley?
No. Reilly signed as a FA with NO.

I see you are consistent. Wrong in DC, wrong here too. ;)

banyon
09-14-2006, 03:07 PM
No. Reilly signed as a FA with NO.

I see you are consistent. Wrong in DC, wrong here too. ;)

I asked a question, I did not state it as a fact.

I see you can't read here or in DC. :p

SNR
09-14-2006, 03:08 PM
What an asshole

jspchief
09-14-2006, 03:23 PM
Nice timing. It's like your insurance agent calling 10 minutes after an accident to say you were dropped from coverage yesterday.

Kyle401
09-14-2006, 03:40 PM
I think if Willie is guilty of anything it is holding out hope that he could heal and return to his previous dominant form. The guy played with a lot of heart and probably gutted out a few more years than he should have already.

Thanks for the pancakes Willie. We'll miss you.

http://www.thesportingimage.com/recent_events/2004/2004%20NFL%20-%20Various%20Cities/slides/041225%20ROAF%20Willie%20KL.jpg

runnercyclist
09-14-2006, 04:22 PM
Great career. Dominating.

Our OL is REALLY gonna suck next year when Shields leaves as well.

bringbackmarty
09-14-2006, 04:39 PM
i bet shields, green, and holmes
are done by week 8. They move willie's thing back from november to the last home game, and they all go out together.

DaFace
09-14-2006, 04:42 PM
i bet shields, green, and holmes
are done by week 8. They move willie's thing back from november to the last home game, and they all go out together.

:spock: